Best of Saturday
by P.E. Mari 12:00 am 12 comments
Best of Saturday is a new feature on The Sirenic Codex about highlighting YA blog posts. There are memes for highlighting books we want to read, what we're currently reading, lists, but I've never seen somewhere we can feature one another's work.
There are many fantastic bloggers who write some quality posts that deserve to be seen. Best of Saturday (also known as BOS, pronounced "boss", because it's BOSS!) aims to promote sharing these posts. The rules are quite simple. If you want to participate, you can feature any post you like as long as it's not on your blog.
There are two different ways to go about promoting a post. First, you could actually have your own post promoting a post (write why it's awesome, why it speaks to you, your response, etc.) and link that in the first link-up. The second link-up will be a tl;dr link-up, so you can link the post you want to promote.
What you could also do is simply pick a post you think deserves recognition and link it in the second link-up. You don't need to have your own blog feature; you can just pick posts throughout the week that you enjoyed. The one rule about this second link-up is to not repeat posts. That's why the format for the link-up matters. You can link as many great blog posts as you want as well.
I'll give you an example to make it clear.
Let's say I'm from Awesomely Amazing Reads and I want to highlight YA Everyday's post: PNR: Best Genre Ever. I think it's humourous and well written, and I want this blogger to get some recognition for this great post. I write a post featuring YA Everyday's post on my blog and link that to the first linky. I'll put in my blog's name, my blog post URL, and my email.
I'll then use the second link-up to feature YA Everyday's post. I'll put in their link, my email, and the name should be written in this format:
blog post name from blog name
In this case, it would be:
PNR: Best Genre Ever from YA Everyday
You don't have to post on a Saturday, but there will be a new link-up every Saturday. You can check at some point every week to see which posts your fellow bloggers recommend, and go explore the awesome world of YA blogging. The posts you feature can be written by authors, publishers, or be newspaper articles: all that matters is that they have something to do with either YA or YA book blogging.
The YA Blogosphere is an awesome, if not enormous, community and we should support one another just as we support books. If you have any questions regarding BoS, feel free to ask in the comments. Also, I highly encourage that you leave a comment as you're visiting these recommended posts. Let the bloggers know you think their post is awesome- it means a lot to them.