In November 2014 I started a hashtag – #SundayBlogShare – that allowed bloggers to share their links and meet new people. It was not a new idea, I had been participating in similar link ups hosted by other bloggers throughout the year, but I found it to be really useful when networking and getting my posts out to a wider audience.
Over the last year it has become one of the biggest blog-sharing link ups of the weekend on Twitter (to my knowledge anyway), with hundreds of bloggers around the world sharing thousands of links each Sunday, and it now trends on a weekly basis.
I’m still in awe of how much it has grown, and I’ve been lucky to have found wonderful new blogs that I follow on a regular basis.
Want to join #SundayBlogShare? The instructions and guidelines are simple:
Tweet your blog links using the hashtag #SundayBlogShare and enjoy! If you include my Twitter handles (@suzie81blog or @SundayBlogShare) in your post I can retweet it for you too, although please note I reserve the right not to and won’t be able to do every single one. Your posts can cover any topic and you don’t have to follow my blog or any associated social media accounts. You can participate if you have been blogging for days, months or years and it’s a brilliant opportunity to develop your social networking skills and boost your traffic and following.
1. #SundayBlogShare is a happy place. Racist, sexist and homophobic propaganda will not be tolerated, and if you disagree with the content of a post it should be done in a polite and respectful manner.
2. Blog posts only. NO Amazon book promos, company promos, music promos, inspirational quotes, newspaper articles, random selfies of you drinking coffee, Justin Bieber fan promotion etc… you get the idea. These will be immediately reported for spam.
3. No pornographic images are allowed and if the content of your blog focuses of erotica, please don’t use graphic words in your descriptions when promoting your post.
4. Do not use it as an opportunity to demand follows and retweets from others, but IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ and retweet posts that you like. Be generous with this – the more you READ and retweet, the more likely you will get them in return! Similarly, do not use it as an opportunity to send me your links throughout the week – I am not a RT account and the link up only happens on Sundays…
5. Don’t go overboard with the amount that you post… If the Twitter feed is just a list of your own posts, you’re doing it too much. Post a few, spend some time reading and retweeting others and then come back later to post again.
6. Hashtag spamming is not allowed. For those of you who participated over the last few months, you’ll be aware that because of the popularity of the hashtag, there was a high level of spam from people who used it as an opportunity to post hundreds of links within an hour, clearly using the hashtag to spam potential clients. I have contacted Twitter and Twubs, and hopefully the matter has been resolved, but if this sort of thing appears today I would really appreciate it if you would block and report them. Don’t engage with them, just block and report.
It starts each Sunday morning and will end at midnight. I’m in the UK, so you will need to work out times for whichever country you live in. This may mean that some of you may be participating on Saturday, or going into Monday, but please use the same hashtag…
Want to meet WordPress bloggers through Twitter? Leave your Twitter name in the comment section below so others can find you easily!
Looking forward to seeing you there! Feel free to invite your friends, reblog, tweet and spread the word across your social media networks!
You can find me on Twitter and Tumblr @suzie81blog and I’d love it if you would hop on over to my Pinterest page http://www.pinterest.com/suzie81speaks, my Instagram http://www.instagram.com/suzie81speaks and my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/suzie81speaks
Helpful post, Suzie, although I don’t know what to do with my random coffee drinking selfie now! 😜 Love your hashtag and have found so many great new blogs to follow. Thanks 😊 *calls Justin to tell him our coffee selfie is a no go*
Haha! If you’re coffee selfie is a part of a post you’re fine – create a post out of it so you can share it! So pleased that you enjoy the hashtag!
The #sundayblogshare is a great hashtag. I’ve been introduced to several great blogs because of it, and met loads of fellow bloggers on twitter. It’s great fun, so many thanks for setting it up and organising every Sunday.
I’d love to find new wordpress bloggers to follow especially book blogger/writerly types. Come and visit me @novelchronicle.
That’s great! I’m so pleased that you enjoy it!
I didn’t know about this, I’ll go do it 😃
Great! Hope you enjoy, Simon!
You to! 😃
Can you include book reviews in #SundayBlog share Suzie?
You certainly can, as long as it’s in the form of a blog post – no Amazon links etc…
No amazon links Suzie, just author’s website…
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Funny how Macs always make for a better photo isn’t it? Bugs me since I work with PCs and can’t ever find a pretty PC photo. Oh and well done with the blogsharesunday thing 😉
Haha! Thanks – you’ve been a huge support with it! You’re absolutely right – It’s rare i find a good PC pic too!
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My #SundayBlogShare: Such a fantastic YA book loved it. 5 stars https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-ill-give-you-the-sun/
Thanks my lovely!
Hi Suzie. Been away for a while, but what a great way to get back into the swing of things and see what others are doing. You’ve grown since I’ve been here last! @julieweigley
Hi Julie! So great to see you back!!
Never tire of your blog posts Suz. Thank you for all you do
Thanks so much Dann, what a lovely thing to say!
Didn’t know about this, Susie, I’ll certainly try it out, thanks! My Twitter name is @athensletter. X
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Aw, this is such an ace idea! I’ll be joining in next week when I’m home for sure.
I’ve been doing a fortnightly round up of blogs I follow starting Autumn last year – would that be eligible for the hashtag? It’s 5 blogs featured in one post talking about what they/their sites are about, zero to do with me. No problem if not, just wanted to be sure and not misuse it 🙂
Hi! That’s no problem at all – see you at the next one!
I love SundayBlogShare. I’ve read some really interesting blogposts (and some dreadful ones, but we won’t go there) as a result of joining in. I’m saddened by the people who just retweet without reading the posts in the hope of being retweeted themselves. Not only are they missing out, but they’re not fooling anyone.
Keep up the good work. Today I’ve discussed growing vegetables, 18th century English monarchs, writing and exercise for the over 50s – and I was out for most of the day.
I love the variety in your topics! Thanks so much for participating!
Thank you, Suzie, I love taking part in #sundayblogshare 🙂 you can find me at @Gulara_Vincent 🙂
Thanks my lovely!
I guess I’d better apologize right away. I read the first half of your site and got excited so I developed a display for my novel without reading the rest. Hence, now that I finished reading your post -I apologize. It was never my intention to go against your rules -it just didn’t occur to me you would be against such a thing.
It isn’t that i’m against it, it’s just that the hashtag is for bloggers to share their links and i know that if amazon links were allowed then authors would completely take over and not share aything of anyone else’s – I’ve seen it happen loads of times.
Now, I’ve read through the comments and see it is allowed without Amazon links. I didn’t include an amazon link -it what I put on there acceptable? If not, I can change it.
Please forgive the late replies to your comments! You can submit any blog post, but not direct amazon links… Don’t worry about it – thanks so much for participating!
Ive been following/using #sundayblogshare for some time Suzie and love that its helped me find new blogs while also encouraging traffic to me! Thanks for hosting it 🙂
That’s great – you were one of the first people to start using it and I’m so glad that you enjoy it!
I’ve used #sundayblogshare to promote other bloggers, and love to share the love! Find me @ddr_74 on Twitter 🙂
Thank you! I’m so glad that you find it useful!
I love #SundayBlogShare and frequently use it. I have discovered some new great blogs through this. Many of which I now follow and enjoy reading their new posts. It has also helped me gain more views and followers. So thank you, Chloe.
Thanks so much Chloe – I’m so pleased that you like it!
Participating for the first time today. Thanks so much for hosting!
Welcome! Hope you meet lots of lovely new people!
Thanks for your efforts Suzie! I haven’t used the hashtag for a while but will get back into it. Always find interesting reads. My Twitter handle is @wonderwomandebz
Thanks Debbie – I’ll check and make sure I’m following!
Hi, sorry I’m new to this, I’ve only recently joined twitter. Is the sundayblogshare tag only for blog posts made on a Sunday? I’d love to share something I think many indie authors would like to know but I wrote the post during the week and don’t want to go breaking any rules. Btw its a great tag I’ve already found some great new blogs to follow and have been retweeting them 🙂
You can only post things on a Sunday using the hashtag, but they could have been written at any time, as long as they are blog posts…
Thank you so much. I’ve recently just shared the post after reading this, thank you so much for coming up with SundayBlogShare. 🙂
Thank you! Glad you like it!
I’ve been participating in Sunday blog share for a while, Suzie and I enjoy it. Sorry to hear about the spammers. Hopefully, Twitter will take care of them. Here’s my twitter handle @lisaorchard1
Thanks Lisa – thanks for participating too!
What a great idea! Only just come across you – however much one enjoys writing it can be quite a lonely world at times!
Absolutely! That’s why I love the blog share – you get to meet so many new people! Thanks so much for participating!
This is brilliant Suzie; Sunday is the best day for catching up on all things blogging!
Char xo || http://www.memoirsmusings.com
Thanks Char! Hope you enjoy!
As one of the first bloggers I subscribed to, as well as being one of the first to subscribe back to me, I am very grateful that Suzie provides these social sharing opportunities for people.
I’ll be sure to participate through twitter as well as taking a look through the other bloggers here. Thank you.
Thank you, and thanks for you participation in the Blog Bash Chat too!
I love blog share hashtags. #sundayblogshare is great for discovering interesting bloggers, tweeters and posts. I love it when I have time to sit down and read all the blogs. Like my blogging, I don’t join in every week but when I do, I always find someone new to start following. Thanks Suzie X
Thanks lovely – I’m really pleased you enjoy it!
I don’t do many group things, as you know, but this is a good one I’ve seen for some time. It’s a great way to spread your posts around for new bloggers, and even some old ones. 👍🙂
Glad you like it OM! And great to hear from you too!
I’m late to this hashtag, but enjoying reading the posts on my first #SundayBlogShare. Thanks for this, Suzie! It’s a lovely and relaxing way to enjoy my Sunday. 🙂
Thank you! It’s on every week and there are thousands of links shared now!
Wow! Lovely opportunity to meet up with other bloggers. Do come and visit me
I’ve done it. Thanks a lot Susie.
Thank you for this. I’m fairly new to WordPress and trying to use it more frequently and connect with other writers. It would be lovely to meet others over on Twitter, lm @The_Finnster
Thank you! Hope you find it useful!
Awesome, thanks for the opportunity! Twitter handle is @hwatkins927 🙂
Loving it! Your Blog share is definitely one of the best ways to explore; it gave me a little traffic last week, which led on to me following a couple of blogs that I absolutely love!!! At least binging on blogs doesn’t pile on weight! My twitter home is @SonzyB
That’s great! Really pleased you made some connections through it!
Thank you Suzie! I enjoy your blog. It inspires as I reconnect to my passion for blogging. @WireBirdWrites
Thank you! I’m really pleased you enjoy it!
This is brilliant. Thank you.
I do drink coffee, but I don’t take pictures of it, so 😊
My Twitter handle is @wordsofbin
Haha! Thank you!
Amazing that you’ve done so well with this hashtag and group, well done! Hopefully I will remember to drop by next Sunday, Do you tweet out reminders? I love connecting with like-minded bloggers – we really need the support of one another! I’m @libertyhenwick 🙂
It’s on all day – there’s thousands that participate so I don’t tweet out reminders I’m afraid, but it will be great to see you there!
Sure, of course no problem and thanks!
Just discovered this site, what a great idea.. looking forward to reading some great posts and sharing my own . THANKS 🙂
Thank you! Please forgive the late response…
This is such a great idea – so that I can find interesting blogs to read and so that other people can find mine! Thanks so much for setting this up and sharing – this will give me something to look forward to each Sunday!
Thank you! It’s amazing how much it has grown over the last few years!
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Thank you Suzie for creating such a great opportunity to build a supportive blogging community!
Twitter: @KassieBerg_ and @Note2MyselfWhen
I’m finding your post a few years after your published it, but I see that #SundayBlogShare is still going strong. I have a reminder set to join in the fun this coming Sunday! Anyone interested in connecting can find me at me @IfItBringsJoy.
Yeah people still use it and it seems to trend every week which is quite good – I got fed up of people stealing it and sending me aggressive messages when I didn’t share their stuff, so my Sunday’s are now MUCH better without it.
I didn’t know about it but I enjoyed it and i will try this ..
I don’t run it anymore I’m afraid – I stopped it a year ago