linkity, blinkity boo!

This is something I don’t usually do! (that was my attempt at poetry… you have to read the title and the first line of the post together…never mind)

I’m writing this little ditty to tell you why I’ve decided it’s worth it to pay $24/year for something I’ve been getting for FREE.

See, there’s this thing called Linky Tools. If you’ve followed along with either of our Read-Alongs (Radical & Your Secret Name), you’ve seen links to other people’s post at the bottom of mine. To get that little thing set up, you just go to Linky Tools and follow the so-simple-even-I-can-follow-them instructions (and believe me, I am soooo bad at computer stuff–Gabe does everything for me).

I went over to get my link for this week’s Read-Along and found out the service is no longer free. It’s $24/year or $2/month. I had 2 choices. No more Read-Alongs or pay $2/month. Hmmm. Tough call.

I’m not sure what it was, but I felt a twinge of empathy for the Linky Tools Guy. He said there are over 16,000 users now, and he can’t keep it free and keep paying all the expenses out of pocket. As a writer who tends to lose more money on my books than I make, I get it. So I paid my $24.

And I thought if all of you Readers-Along contributed 8 or 9 cents over the course of the year, my subscription would pay for itself.

KIDDING. I can picture it now. My paypal account being flooded with dime donations. DO NOT DONATE TO THIS CAUSE PLEASE.

So, why am I blogging about it? Because the Linky Tools Guy is writing a post about it and linking to all the other blogs that use it, and all those other bloggers are writing about why it’s worth it to them to pay.

So what’s in it for me?

The Linky Tools Guy promised me that all 16,000 Linky Tools Users would come over to my site today and want to be my friend.

Okay, not really.

But if you happened to pop over here from Linky Tools Guy’s blog, welcome! If you like words or missions or giraffes or people or laughing or Jesus or books or praying or friendship or the Bible or Cambodia or Scrabble letters, you’ve come to the right place!

2 thoughts on “linkity, blinkity boo!

  1. Mandy

    Thanks for sticking with Linky Tools, Marla! It’s pretty cool to be able to link read-along stuff back here and… maybe win a drawing some week! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

    But seriously, I’m very thankful for the read-along and all the time, effort, and money you put into it. For a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom like me, it’s nice to have read-along Tuesday to look forward to!

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