I Have A Secret Blog Crush On You – Link Party

by Diane Henkler on 01/19/2012

Do you remember getting Valentine cards in elementary school on Valentine’s Day?  Those cute little cards in envelopes from your classmates, delivered right to a crafty mailbox that you made in art class the week before to hang on your desk in anticipation of all the Valentines that would be coming your way during the classroom Valentine party?    I do.  I loved getting all those cute little cards that showed me some love – the cards from a secret admirer were the best and would have the school yard buzzing on who could have sent it.    They made you feel special.

Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it and I thought it would be fun for us to show a little” bloggy” love to each other this February 14th – not with a card, but a post about why we have a blog crush on a certain blog, blogs, or blogger.



I know you have a blog/blogger that you love…the one that gets you all excited when their latest post shows up in your reader or inbox.     Or maybe it is the blogger that you relate to because you share the same problem, or the one that makes you laugh, or inspires you consistently.  You may love the design of their site, their photography, tutorials, humor, their authentic voice, or they may even be your sister. You may just want to tell us about a post they wrote that inspired you into action or do an interview style post about them.  Whatever the reason– this February 14th, share the reasons with the rest of us by writing a post about your favorite blog or blogger and link it up here at

The 1st Annual
I Have a Secret Blog Crush on You !
Link Party

It can be about one or a few of the blogs you love.  If you don’t have a blog, you can still participate by writing about your favorite blog or blogger in the comments section that day.

We all need a little blog love now and then and I think Valentines Day is the day we can tell each other just how ardently we admire and love the inspiration we all receive from each other.  Used a bit from that famous Mr. Darcy quote in that sentence, but you get the drift.

Instead of posting about our projects, life, etc…  this party is about featuring others.

The blog you love doesn’t have to be popular or even in the DIY niche.   I am always searching  for new blogs from which to glean inspiration.  Sharing your favorite(s) here will help us not only get to know you and the blogger you are writing about better,  but will also help us find blogs that we may not know about.

Help me spread the word with the button in my sidebar, so that on Valentines Day our little niche of the blogging world will be filled with lots of love.






{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erin @ Out on A Limb... January 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Great idea, Diane! I have a couple in mind and look forward to this fun link party!

Have a great day and thanks for hosting!


2 Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating January 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm

This is such a cute and fun idea! :)


3 Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions January 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I do have a blog I read that makes me want to settle in and get comfy, Diane. Pictures that are pure eye candy and just enough words to make you feel like a friend. I think this is a cute idea and I do remember those school days of exchanging Valentines! I’ll put your button on my sidebar to spread the news, although I’m not sure if I’ll do a post. I’d be afraid others might feel slighted so I’ll have to think on that.


4 Latoya @ The Scott's Crib January 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Awesome idea! Hmmm, this is going to require quite some thinking on my party.


5 Barbara @ DIY Home Staging Tips January 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I’ll keep my secret love a secret until your party. It’s a blog that has nothing do with what I blog about (almost). It’s written by someone half my age, who has talents that passed me by, and only a few interests that overlap with mine. But the photos, candor, and style keep me coming back.

Great idea! Thanks, Diane. Leave it to you to come up with a novel concept.


6 Melissa January 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm

LOVE THIS!! Can’t wait :)


7 Shelley @ Calypso In The Country January 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I think this is a great idea but I don’t know if I can narrow it down to one! There are so many blogs I absolutely love for different reasons. I have to think about this!


8 Diane January 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Hi Shelley-

No need to narrow it down to just one. You can tell us about one, a few, or all of your blog crushes. It is totally up to you how you.


9 Lisa January 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

What a great idea Diane! I definitely have a few crushes!


10 Holly January 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Fun idea Diane! Will you be at the workshop on Saturday?


11 Mandy January 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Great idea Diane! Posted the button on my blog :-).


12 Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants January 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm

This is gonna be fun! What a great idea, thanks!


13 Ami w/AliLilly January 20, 2012 at 1:18 am

What a great idea!! I LOVE this…I’m totally in! :)


14 CREATIVE MIND January 20, 2012 at 5:45 am

Hey Lovely! It will be a cool party! good idea..definitely I will be Innnnnn :)
Keep sharing awesome stuff !
Love ~


15 Jean @ Flower Hill January 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

What a nice idea! I miss getting those handmade Valentine’s in school!


16 Shauna@ Satori Design for Living January 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

What a great idea. I’ve wanted to share with my readers a few blogs I adore that I think they would as well. What a perfect opportunity! See you on the 14th!


17 Trish @TheOldPostRoad January 20, 2012 at 11:11 am

Cute idea! Not so “me, me, me” focused! Have a great day!


18 Bettsi January 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

This is a lovely idea, Diane! I can’t wait! I added your button to my sidebar and I will enjoy participating in this lovefest!


19 Drama Mama Lori January 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

What a GREAT idea! I can’t wait to link up! Thanks for hosting! – L


20 susan January 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Love this idea! Going to copy your faux topiary BTW-thanks :)


21 GlamGals January 25, 2012 at 8:21 am

YES, YES!!! This is such a “loving” idea! I will certainly tune in and contribute~
Being married for 27 years my eyes glaze over with the idea of Valentines Day…but you have put some new ZEST into! See you then!


22 Aimee @ Project: Aimee January 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm

What a cute idea!!!!! Linking up & reposting on Facebook.


23 Jen January 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I am in love…with this idea!! What a fabulous way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! I will definitely be back!


24 Natalie @ A Turtle's Life for Me January 25, 2012 at 11:00 pm

What a great idea!! I love it and now I’m a new follower too!


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