Awesome Linking Tool by InLinkz

Welcome to the 66th Metamorphosis Monday!

New Linking Tool:
I’m trying something a little different this evening for linking up…it’s a Picture Linky. It should be self-explanatory, so I don’t think you’ll have any problem. Just click on the blue “Add your link” button with the froggy face…you’ll see it at the bottom of this post.

Please be sure to add your Permalink, not your general blog address. To get your permalink, click on your post name. Then just copy and paste the address that shows up in the address bar at the top, into the “url” box for the picture linky. You’ll also need to put your e-mail address in, but don’t worry, it will not be visible to anyone.

Metamorphosis Monday:
Since I don’t have a “Before and After” in my home to show you this week, I thought I’d give you a little information about the new “picture linky” I’m using for this Met Monday. I used this link tool for Tablescape Thursday last week, and it was a HUGE hit with both the participants (bloggers) and BNOTP readers, as well.

The information I’ll share today should prove helpful if you are a blogger who hosts blog parties from time to time…or if are a blogger linking to a party where this system is being used.

The picture linky is called InLinkz and you can learn more about InLinkz by clicking on the InLinkz logo shown at the bottom of this post right where it says, “Link Tool by” Click on that and it will take you to InLinkz where you can register to use this linking system for a future blog party.

InLinkz has a couple of features I adore…features I haven’t seen on some of the other linking systems.

1. If you are a participating blogger and you make a mistake when you enter your information, you simply click on the red “X” you’ll see beneath your blog link and it will delete the link, allowing you to re-enter it. We’ve all had that “oh, no” moment when we realize we’ve mispelled the name of our blog or worse yet, linked to the wrong post. No problem with InLinkz, just delete it and re-enter it. This is a time saver if you are the host of the party, as well as the participating blogger who won’t have to waste time emailing the host asking that their bad link be deleted.

2. Another great feature of InLinkz is you can put an “end date” for submissions or entries into the party. This will definitely come in handy for this blog since I’ve been having a problem each week with MM participants accidentally linking to the last Tablescape Thursday party instead of Met Monday. This can’t happen now since submissions will be closed for the TT party that occurred days before.

3. For the Blog host, InLinkz gives you lots of options for how your links will look on your blog post. You can customize the size of the picture links. You can decide how many links will appear on each row and limit how many characters are used so your links keep a more uniformed and orderly look. You can even choose to be notified via e-mail whenever a new blog links up to participate.

I’m planning on using InLinkz for future parties here at BNOTP. That’s a huge transformation and a great one at that! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing your fabulous Before and Afters!


If you are participating in Metamorphosis Monday, please be sure to add your permalink below, and not your general blog address. To get your permalink, click on your post name, then just copy and paste the address that shows up in the address bar at the top, into the “url” box for the picture linky. You’ll also need to put your e-mail address in, but don’t worry, it will not be visible to anyone.

Please copy and paste the Met Monday logo button to your computer. Then you can upload it to your side bar and use it in your MM post so your visitors will know you are participating.

Please link back to the host blog, Between Naps on the Porch. This is important because it helps those who are visiting your blog, find the other wonderful “Before and Afters” posted for this Metamorphosis Monday.

Please do not add your link below, until your MM post is actually published to your blog.

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  1. Stephanie Lynn says

    Thanks so much for hosting this fabulous party every Monday! I really like the new linky system and I'm happy to see it here! Hope you have a great week!

  2. Susan, I thought this was a terrific idea when you used it on Thursday for TT. Love being able to see a snapshot of the post that is linked. Thanks for finding this new tool and using it. I've noticed that several others have used this system as well. Great job!
    Hope your week is full of delights! Hugs ~ Sarah

  3. Hello sweet Susan – I'm excited to join you this week for Met Monday! I like the new linky.


  4. Its So Very Cheri says

    I worked with Brent from Mcklinky which is now and developed a picture party link tool and the neat thing about his is you (the blog owner) can choose from 4 different picture sizes and as the person entering a entry you can choose pictures from the blog entry or from your computer.


  5. Tammy@InStitches says

    I love the new picture linky parties !

  6. Gypsy aka Tam says

    thank you for sharing all that info on that new linking tool. I really like it and think I will try it out for 'Three Or More – Tuesday' soon.
    Thank you for hosting.

  7. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    I've been seeing this picture linky around quite a bit the past couple of weeks and I have to say I like it. It makes it easier for me to see if it's a post I've previously visited.

    Thanks for hosting, Susan!

  8. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    Hi Susan! I must say the new Mclinky thingy is easy to use and interesting! I hope you had a great weekend with this beautiful weather!…hugs…Debbie

  9. Michelle @ Sweet Something says

    Hi Susan! Thanks so much for hosting! Loving the thumbnail link!

  10. Julia @ Hooked on Houses says

    What a great new linky program! I haven't tried this one before, but I love that participants can edit their own links instead of pestering the hostess to do it for them (I have been known to mess mine up before! ha). It's fun to see the little photos, too.

    Thanks for hosting another fun party, Susan! πŸ™‚

  11. Great info, Susan. Thanks! BTW, I sent you an email about some bottles I saw at an old country store. Also, I know you don't have time to see all my blogs but if you get a chance, I would love for you to see my MM post today, it's my secret garden. Thanks….Christine

  12. I like the pictures links. Thanks for hosting another fabulous party.

  13. Judy @ In His Grip says

    I love this site and look at almost every one of the links on Metamorphosis Monday. Thank you so much for allowing us to be inspired every week.

  14. HI Susan!
    Thanks for always being there for us, and hosting the best parties! I like the new linky w/pics – I use it too for my Wednesday Gratitude meme. It's easier to see what everyone is up to that way! From the looks of things here, I can see I have a lot of blog-hopping to do this week! So many great ideas, so little time…
    Heidi – Heart and Home

  15. Hi, Susan, thanks so much for all the good info on the linking. I just LOVE this new one. It's such fun to see all the photos and since there is NO WAY we can visit them all, it does allow us to pick and choose.
    Many thanks,…
    xo bj

  16. I really like the picture linky! It gives you a little glimpse into what's in store.

  17. Hi Susan-
    I'm joining in this evening.Thank you for offering us this chance to share!
    You are a generous hostess.

    White Spray Paint

  18. Susan, I love the new Mr.Linky….I like seeing exactly what each entry is. Thanks for changing.


  19. Pat Harris says

    Is it just my computer or are some of the entries being covered on the right side by your side bar? Thank you for hosting this party. Can't wait to check out the ideas entered.

  20. AshTreeCottage says

    Hi Susan! It's your friend, "the other Susan". I love this new linking method!! It's so much fun to get a preview before you clink on the post. Makes me think of a magazine cover where the pic is so enticing you just can't wait to see what's inside! Thank you for being our lovely hostess. Bentley sends you a great big kiss!!

    Susan and Bentley

  21. Pat Harris says

    Hi Susan, I can see all the links now. thanks for your help!!

  22. Hi Susan, I love the links displayed this way. Thanks for hosting the party every week. I hope you'll come by this week and say hi. πŸ™‚


  23. vignette design says

    Thanks Susan for hosting another Met Monday! I love the new picture thingy linky!

  24. Marianne@Songbird says

    Good Morning Susan. I woke up to a long list already on your blog. But I am just happy to be partying along, so I linked a little met-post up too. Thank you for hosting, and I love this linky. It is really making its rounds in blogland.

  25. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for playing hostess yet again.
    And I love this new linky system, it is much more fun and colorful.
    Hope I get some time to read many posts this week!

  26. Lori Lucas says

    Today I did not have a redo in my home to show. But it is the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. I wrote about Oklahoma City overcoming the devastating bomb and the Memorial that has been put in OKC and the recovery. I linked it with Met Monday as it is a true Metamorphosis in every sense of the word. If you want to take down the link I completely understand. Thanks. Lori

  27. Jill and Michelle says

    Thanks for hosting this linky thingy! I'm new to all this, and have added my link, but can't seem to add your butterfly picture to my sidebar???? Sorry! Any hints?

  28. Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says

    Love the new linky! Thanks for hosting!

  29. ImagineCozy says

    Thank you for hosting today. I love the picture linky — It is so great for us visual people!

  30. Love Where You LIve says

    Oooooh. I like this picture "catalogue." What a terrific idea. I can go and browse the visual images and link to my heart's content. perfecto!! -susan

  31. scribbler-unfocused says

    You are such an innovator! Thanks again for hosting each week — I don't know how you do it. (Yes I know, I sound like a broken record!)
    But it is from the heart.

  32. Carmie, the Single Nester says

    Great party! Your button is in my sidebar and has been for a long time. Love it!

  33. Laura Lynn says

    Wierd. The link took the picture but not the info. I posted and no "red x" yet to delete and start over. Oh well, I'm linking up – should be #190 and titled
    "Old Owl:New Life"

  34. Condo Blues says

    I love the picture linky! I've already used the red x feature because my fingers type too fast for my brain – that's my excuse for being a not so great typist πŸ™‚

  35. Susan, Thanks for hosting such a fun party every week! Love the new picture links!

  36. raggygirlvintage says

    thanks for hosting, I had fun working on my shabby music frame project (#197) and love seeing all the other great ideas!

  37. Thanks again Susan for hosting another great "MM"!! LOVE them!! πŸ™‚

  38. Ann @ makethebestofthings says

    Susan, thank you so much for hosting this party each week. I've been a fan for awhile and now that I'm blogging I'll be here every week. Love the new thumbnails with the links. So much creativity out there, it's just awesome!

  39. Andi's English Attic says

    I love the picture linky. This makes even the index interesting!

  40. Not sure why. but my photo didn't show up. Is there any way to fix it?? Mine is #248

  41. Meet Virginia says

    Thanks so much for hosting again! I just love your party!

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