I recently found out that Linky Tools is having some difficulty with cost and will be changing to a paid subscription. Often when these changes happen, people get all worked up and upset about having to pay for a service. This is one service I would not hesitate to pay for though and there are several reasons why. For the record, I was not asked to write this post and am doing so completely on my own accord.
Linky Tools offers many, many options for bloggers to include linky lists on their website. You can use the standard form where the entrant puts their link in. But, there are also the thumbnail linkies that I like to use for my Wordless Wednesday posts. It offers my readers a chance to get a sneak peak at what they are clicking on. You can also use your linky as a blog hop so many other bloggers can get involved. This is always fun for getting to know other bloggers!
There are also linky lists for prayer requests, picture captions, contest entries, answers, questions, ideas, top #, and so much more. In addition, there are some big changes coming forth that will offer even more exciting opportunities to create linky lists. What do linky lists do for your blog? They offer a way for you to engage your readers. You could use Linky Tools more often than you realize (and I plan on using them more). There is also a blog directory on Linky Tools that you should get your blog listed on!
My point? Well, I think Linky Tools is well worth the expense. Linky Tools is super easy to use and navigate. Brent Riggs runs a great site, offers support, and is very great to work with. If you have a concern, question, or problem, Brent will be there to help you. He has been manning this site on his own for some time. Changing to a paid subscription is a natural change and one I am surprised didn’t happen earlier. One man can only do so much on his own dime.
Linky Tools is now available for $24 a year… that is $2 a month!! In the grand scheme of things, I think this is a minimal expense to engage your readers and offer a clean and awesome linky list on your site! Don’t hesitate to pay for it. You won’t be disappointed.
The Kikay Girl says
$2 a month? How hard can that be? If you run a blog, it will help a lot. 🙂
Sorry, but I can find much better ways to spend $24 and I was a fan of Linky Tools!