Having a hard time keeping up with all the great parties? Me too!
I love to craft, and I love to scan the parties for ideas and inspiration, but I find I end up pulling my hair out! This week the left side of my brain won out, and I spent my time "crafting" a solution. I'm thrilled to share it with you! Check out what I've done on my home page!
From my home page, click on the "View Neighborhood Party Links" button in the right column:
This will display a listing of all parties that I'm currently tracking, by day. I'm sure you'll recognize a bunch of them as parties you're familiar with. (If I'm missing YOUR party, just drop me a note and I'll be happy to add it!)
Click on any party logo to view the selected party:
This will display all the links currently participating in the party. Click on any party link and it will take you out to the feature link.
If you want to see the party live, click on the party name below the party icon:
Missed a party last week? I've also included a listing of recent archives. Just click on the link-out at the bottom of the party.
And here's another cool feature! Like the theme of the party and want to see what else is going on at the hosting blog? Click on the "BLOG SUMMARY" link-out at the bottom of the party.
I'll display a listing of the most recent postings, complete with a short summary and preview gallery! See something you like? Just click on the link to be taken to the blog posting.
But here's the really GREAT part! Can't find a link that you saw last week? Don't even remember where you saw it? Or maybe you just don't have time to look through all of the parties for something in particular. Well you can search ALL of the blog parties I link to simply by keying a search word into the search box, select "neighborhood" for your search location, and select "Go."
I'll display for you ALL links from ALL parties that contain the search words you entered, including parties from previous weeks! Isn't that awesome??!
My update isn't immediate, so you won't find a link that was just added, but I update usually at least once a day. And I can't do anything about misspelled words, or descriptions that aren't actually "descriptive" for the link-up. But it's a 5-second effort that might save you much time otherwise.
I hope you'll give this a try and maybe let me know what you think! I'll be doing a little more tweaking (like I would like to have a larger archive list) but didn't want to wait up for that before making these changes available. I'm not quite convinced that websites are ever really "finished" anyway.
I hope you like these new enhancements! And be sure to check out the endless list of inspirational ideas at my home page childmade.com.