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Sunday, March 24, 2013

In Need of Opinions! Hosting My First Linky Party Tuesday!!


 I am TRYING IT!  My first linky party!!  Yay! 

                       Design #1                  Design #2
Originally, I was planning on hosting the linky on Thursdays, but then the AMAZING, TALENTED Michelle from 3AM Teacher started working on the buttons above for me!  I just LOVE them and thought maybe the linky SHOULD be on Tuesday!  Michelle agreed since there are a lot of end of the week linky parties already.  Tuesdays it is!
Click on the link above to take you to 3AM Teacher's blog store!  Her work is truly inspiring and she works so fast (I guess that is how she got the name "The 3AM Teacher"!).  She also updated my comments section and I finally have the "reply" button...yay!  
If you like the comment set-up, check out this service by Michelle here!

I need your help!!  Being the amazing designer she is, Michelle sent me OPTIONS of buttons to choose from (actually four different ones!).  How can I decide? I narrowed it down to these two and they are BOTH wonderful!  So, I thought I would see what my followers think.  Design #1 is easier on the eyes and not "so loud" but, at the same time, I like the colorfulness of Design #2.  What do you think??  Please leave me a comment and help me make up my mind!  If the vote seems to be split, I could always offer your choice of which button to link up...Is that taking the easy way out?  

I hope you will stop back this Tuesday and link up for the first "Tried It Tuesday!"  
You might be wondering, "What is Tried It Tuesday?"
My idea is that you can do a quick link up (I am all about quick link ups in the middle of the week) of anything you have "tried" and tell everyone how you LOVED it...or maybe how it was an EPIC FAILURE...haha!  Anything goes!

...you tried a new lesson plan or teaching strategy
...you tried a new teaching product (you can promote your product or another's!)
...you tried a new management strategy
...you tried a new technology tool
...you tried a new recipe at home
...you tried out a new website 
ANYTHING GOES!

I thought this linky would go well with my "Flipper" theme since teaching is all about trying new strategies and ideas all the time...borrowing and tweaking them to your style. 
Sometimes they work out and other times they don't.  
Also, we all have things we "try out" in our personal lives and those are fun to read about too!

So, which link up button do you prefer??

50 comments:

  1. Hey sweetie!! I am so there and I will be a faithful linky buddy with you every Tuesday if I can remember) love it... don't you just love Michelle too? Shes sooooo incredible and makes the most creative things!! I think that I like design 2 best because it gives it a little pop ;) hope this helps... love you girl!

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    1. That you so much, Laura!! This is exciting:) Love you too girl!!

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  2. I prefer option #2 - with the red - but I would link up no matter what the button looked like. I love your idea - I think there will be a lot of great information being shared. Off to ponder things I've tried....

    Looking From Third to Fourth

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    1. Thank you so much! I can't wait to see what people link up:) It looks like #2 is winning by a landslide!
      Holly

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  3. I like the one with the red letters- but like AMC I'd link up no matter what. ;-)
    Jivey
    ideas by jivey

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much!! You're the best:)

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  4. I like #2 as well, it stands out and it's flashy! Good luck on your first linky party-I plan to be there!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  5. Hi Holly!
    I love this idea for a linky! Both buttons are awesome--I like the one with the red (it adds a little more color :)

    BTW--I love the look of these comment boxes! Did you add them yourself? I'd love to do something similar on my blog :)

    --jen

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    1. Thanks, Jen!! Michelle at 3AM Teacher also updated my comment boxes! I added a link in the post to: http://the3amteacher.blogspot.com/p/order-custom-add-ons.html
      Isn't she wonderful! I would never be able to figure this stuff out:)
      Holly

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  6. I also prefer #2, but like the others, I would link up either way :)

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle

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    1. Thank you so much, Diane! Your support means a lot:)
      Holly

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  7. Both are so creative, but #2 is a little bit easier to read. Can't wait for the link up!

    Jeanette

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    1. #2 is winning by a landslide! Thank you so much for your feedback, Jeanette!
      Holly

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  8. I just bought some clip art from Michelle last night, and yes, amazing! :)

    I also like option #2 better. More eye-catching I think. I'll see ya Tuesday!

    Mandy
    The 4th Grade Journey

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    1. Thank you so much, Mandy!! I really appreciate your support:)
      Holly

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  9. I also like the one with the red. :) looking forward to linking up!

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    1. Yay!! Thank you so much, Emily! I can't wait to see what everyone links up:)
      Holly

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  10. Although I am partial to blues and greens, I'd have to agree with the red. It draws the eye in more. I can't wait to link up, what a great idea!

    Christy
    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

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    1. Thank you so much, Christy! I am looking forward to it!!
      Holly

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  11. #2!!! I'm so excited for you linky Holly!! I will definitely link up!

    Tina
    Crofts' Classroom

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    1. Yay! Thank you, Tina!! That would be awesome!

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  12. I like design #2. I actually think that one is easier to read, because the blue letters in Design #1 get washed out easier.

    What a great linky! I can't wait to link up :)

    Rae
    Mindful Rambles

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    1. Thank you for your vote, Rae!! It looks like #2 is winning:)
      Holly

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  13. I like design #2 because of the red, it makes it pop a little bit more. I'll be there to link up!!

    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

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    1. I like the pop of the red too, Tracey:) Thank you so much for your support!
      Holly

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  14. I like design #2 because it is a little easier to read! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your input! It looks like there are more votes for #2!!

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  15. I like them both. Looking forward to linking up on Tuesday!

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  16. Definitely #2! Stands out a little more!

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars

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  17. Your new Linky sounds fun. I like button #2. The red makes it more eye-catching!

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    1. Thank you so much for your vote:) #2 is the clear favorite!

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  18. I also like button #2! Best wishes with the linky!!

    Kelly
    Teaching Fourth

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelly! Your support means alot:)

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  19. I love the pop of button # 2. Can't wait to link up!
    Learning in Bliss

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    1. Yay!! Thank you so much for your feedback! I am really excited:)

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    1. That seems to be the consensus:) Thank you so much for your support!

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  21. I like number 2! Looks great!

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    1. Thanks again, Dawn:) I am looking forward to you starting your blog!
      Holly

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  22. Hi Holly!! I LOVE your linky idea!! =) I will do my best to try something new each week, and blog about it! I really like option 2 because the red pops. They're both super cute though!! =)
    I'm looking forward to linking up!
    -Jackie-
    Sister Teachers

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    1. You're so sweet, Jackie! I can't wait to have you link up:)

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  23. The comments section looks so cool. I am joining most everyone is casting a vote for #2.

    Looks like a fun linky!
    Jane
    Learning in the Little Apple

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    1. Didn't Michelle do an awesome job? Thank you so much for your support, Jane!

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  24. I vote for Option #2, but they are both super cute!! :)
    Good luck with your new linky party! I'll stop back by tomorrow! :)

    -Liz
    TheHappyTeacher

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  25. Everything needs a pop of red, so #2! :) Can't wait to link up with ya!

    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness

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  26. #2 is easier to read :0) Sounds like fun!!!

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  27. WOW!! 49 comments - that's incredible!! What's the count so far?? haha!!
    I can't wait to link up with you!!

    Michelle
    The 3AM Teacher
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