Sunday, March 20, 2011

Great Crafter, Relatively Unknown 3/20-4/3 Edition

Welcome to the First Great Crafter, Relatively Unknown (GCRU) Link Up.  Notice that I've changed the dates of the Link Up to give time for (hopefully) a good response.

If you're not sure what this is all about see the explanation here.

It's like the popular Linky Parties (I even use the same widget), with a few exceptions. This is a link up for craft bloggers with 100 or less subscribers. I hope that we can all get a chance to find new and interesting blogs that are under read. The big crafters have great sites, but there are a lot of lesser known blogs and bloggers out there that are making cool stuff. This linky is for them.

If you want to be a part of the GCRU, you have to play by the rules.

To post a link to the GCRU, you have to meet the following criteria:
1.       The blog you link to must primarily be about crafting, sewing, or DIY and have less than 100 subscribers. This is the most important criteria. Blogs not meeting this one will be removed.

2.       The link you leave should be to a particular blog post that you feel most represents your craft-itude (yep, that’s craft and attitude made into one word). It can be an about me post or a tutorial. A post where you write about why you craft or who inspires you. It should be a post that makes the reader want to keep coming back.

3.       YOU SHOULD NOT POST A LINK TO A SHOP. You, of course, can have a blog that features your for sale creations, but the point of this party is to get exposure for under read blogs about crafting – not for your Etsy shop. (Although as this blog grows bigger, that might happen.) 

4.       For each bi-weekly GCRU, I’ll pick one to three Bloggers of Distinction (BOD). By submitting a link you are indicating that you are willing to be featured as a  GCRU BOD in a review post that I do here on after the GCRU post date closes. I will wax poetic about how great your blog is and tell my craftfriends that they should all go and subscribe. I’ll even give you a button for your site that boosts that I chose you and when.

And that’s it. Participants can take a GCRU button (see below), if you want, but you don’t have to. You don’t even have to link back here if you don’t want. It’s all about you. 

Pass on the link to the link up and  help me make it a success!

 Peas and Carrots,

After you Link Up, get the button:

Add the link to your representative post by clicking the link below. Make sure to include a thumbnail to attract attention!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful idea you have there! Best wishes on it!!!!!!


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