I found myself at Perfectly Provident’s Make Your Own Mixes post, and surprised at how I got there. It was through following link tools posted on blogs. Did I leave comments along the way? Not this time, but my quick visits are worth something to the blog owners who count those things….
My journey went like this: I visited Ardith Goodwin through Art Blog Hop. After looking at a couple of Ardith’s blogs, I chose to follow a regular blog link (not a link TOOL link) to Creative Everyday. I saw Leah’s use of a link list at the end of some of her blog posts, and clicked on the link host to learn more.
That led me to do a Google search for the host, where I found Tip Junkie in the search results, writing about the link host. Here Laurie talks about what lead her to start using the link tool, giving credit to inspiration from Rocks In My Dryer, who uses it all the time.
Out of Shannon’s 277 non-thumbnail links at the end of a post at RIMD, one actually caught my eye: Make Your Own Mixes. It happened so fast that I don’t even know what link it was in the list. I went back to find it and it took too much scanning to try. I was at Polly’s site before I knew it, reviewing her simple dry mix recipes, and agreeing with one commentor that they would make great Christmas gifts.
The moral: Don’t downplay the usefulness of a simple link list. Though I didn’t use a link tool connection for every lap of my travel, it was link tools that began my journey and ended it, increasing the visit count for every site along the way.