The Monday Ante #1

poker, gambling, ante, betWelcome, welcome, one and all to the very first link-up ever to be done on C2C! Another link-up you say? Yes, yes I do, BUT this one is ALL ABOUT YOU! 

How is about you? One person from every link-up will have their post featured on C2C on Saturday just in time for weekend reading, gaining additional exposure for your blog. I will share your post with a link to your site and at least one social media option. This will also be publicized through my social media channels.

Why? Because you guys are awesome and the world needs to know! I want to say thank you for your readership and your support by helping to share and promote your work.

When. The link-up will open every Monday at 8am, closing every Wednesday at 11:55pm. (Time zone is CET - Central European Time which is GMT+1  - Greenwich Mean Time. If that is confusing, ahem, 6 hours later than EST. Hope that’s clear as mud.)

What you need to do. Look at your posts for the past week and pick your favorite. Come back here and link it up before the end of the day on Wednesday. That’s it! (aside from a few simple rules coming up)

What you don’t need to do. No badges. No prompts or topics - the post can be about  anything. No additional follows (aside from this blog). You don’t have to read the other submissions, but why would you not want to? Maybe you can find a new blog to love! Or you can just wait for the winner on Saturday and come back and congratulate them. It’s up to you because this is what???? ALL. ABOUT. YOU.


While I am trying my best to keep this simple and fun, there are just a few requirements for your entry to be accepted:

  • You must be a follower of this blog through Bloglovin’, email or WordPress. Obviously since I am doing this to support my readers, you need to be one. Duh. 
  • You must share this link-up via Twitter. Not only do we want people to participate, but we also want people to look forward to reading the winning post. There is a handy-dandy Twitter share button below you can use to make it easier or feel free to share on your own, but please use my twitter handle in your tweet so I know (@Casinos2Castles). If you don’t have Twitter, leave a comment and we can work on #1 why you don’t have Twitter and #2 an alternate way to promote if you are against twits.
  • No inappropriate, hateful or adult content. This one is a given, but I figured I’d better list it because, after all, your work will be highlighted on my blog; therefore, I am endorsing it.

That’s it! I am always open to suggestions so if you have ideas that you’d like to see or that you think will make this better, please share with me!

I’m looking forward to reading all of your great posts and I know selecting a winner will be difficult.

Again, thank you for being you and being a part of my blogosphere. <3


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31 thoughts on “The Monday Ante #1

  1. bevchen

    Last week was fairly slow on the blogging fron,t so I’ve entered the best of the very few I did manage to get written. Can’t wait to see all the other entries!

    1. Deanna Herrmann Post author

      Haha! I’ll check it out. I’m sure it’s lovely. Me too! I hope people have time to join us this week.

    1. Deanna Herrmann Post author

      Great! So excited you will linkup! I’m glad everyone seems to like the idea so far!

  2. Amy R

    I only managed one post last week due to moving into a new apartment, but I’m still proud (hope it’s not cheating!!) I love this idea, I think it’s a really great way of creating community in the Bloggersphere!

    1. Deanna Herrmann Post author

      Not cheating at all!! So glad to have you and excited that people love the idea! I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s posts.

  3. Ruth

    Love this idea! I’ve just recently found your blog and it’s really great reading about the experiences of another North American in Germany! Thanks!

    1. Deanna Herrmann Post author

      No! You didn’t miss it! It closes today and for some reason, it was set on am not pm, so I fixed it! You can still linkup if you’d like. :-) Thank you for pointing this out to me!

    1. Deanna Herrmann Post author

      I’m so glad you joined us and hope you continue to do so! I think everyone will really enjoy an easy linkup that also serves as a contest. Have a good weekend!

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