Link Luv – Weekly Roundup #1

Weekly Roundup 1 Link Luv   Weekly Roundup #1This is a new kind of post that I’m starting here at nittyGriddy as part of a weekly series known as the Weekly Roundup.

Every Sunday I will publish a post called “Link Luv – Weekly Roundup # X” – a wrap-up of links and snippets of 10 or so kick-ass articles from around the blogosphere. In general, they will have been published within that week – but, that’s not to say that I won’t include older one’s that I stumble upon. After all, blogging is about sharing so, “if I read it and luv it, I’ll share it!”

These links will include articles pertaining to Social Media, Blogging Tips, SEO, Marketing, Traffic Building, Online Money Making Tools… and so forth. But that doesn’t mean there won’t also be occasional humorous or off-the-wall one’s!

I’m well aware that “weekly roundup’s” generally use the same image in every post. It’s almost like a kind of repeat advertising in order to ingrain the image/content association – in a Pavlovian sort of way. Does that even make sense to you? Because I totally know what I mean. Anyways, who cares…My point is, I’m not gonna’ do that – for now!


  1. I get bored of seeing the same image over and over – except for my logo and my own reflection in the mirror – and even that one changes 😉
  2. I got so excited about starting this weekly series, that I’ve already compiled a plethora of uber cool images to last me a year
  3. I hate having to choose just one, when I can use them all (the downside to being a spoiled 30 something year old child)
  4. I’m just indecisive and can’t seem to pick one that I like best to use over and over – although I know I should
  5. Oh yeah, the most obvious reason of them all…”My Blog, My Rules!”
  6. But the real reason is: I fully intend to customize/design an image especially for nittyGriddy’s Weekly Roundup (soon)

Okay, enough of my rambling!

Here are the links to this week’s roundup. They are in no particular order and they’re all great reads!

One of the best sources of new traffic for your blog may already be lurking in the background, in the form of an old, forgotten, blog post. Even if your blog is just a few months old…

You’re house hunting. You ‘re excited! You arrive outside a possible new home. It looked good on paper…You get out of the car and walk up to the front door. Ermmmm… peeling paint, dead plants in cracked pots, dirty windows…

For a sector as forward-thinking as the fashion industry, the reluctance with which it has ventured into e-commerce and other digital platforms–particularly social media–is more than a little perplexing…

Unless you can get people to click your “Like” button, your Facebook strategy will be as limp and lifeless as Matt LeBlanc’s post-Friends career…

I’m not gonna beat around the bush. I’m simply not the ‘you follow me, I follow you’ kind of Twitter gal! If you like what you see and want to follow me, my tweets and blog, then by all means…

You have enough passion to melt the moon, and a burning desire to build a kick-ass online presence.  But you are confused: You don’t know what you stand for and what makes you unique…

Are you looking to get your blog highly ranked on Google? Would you like some tips to help your blog appear for specific keywords? If so, keep reading…

Last week I launched the manifesto 18 Months, 2 Blogs, Six Figures. I released the guide for free, with no opt-in or anything required. It’s simply a PDF download that is freely available to anyone who stops by…

Having a lot of comments on your blog has a lot of advantages including social proof, however, many people find it difficult to get comments on their blogs, this post will be listing 12 ways to get more comments…

Stories have the power to break hearts and break homes. They can start wars – or stop them. They can free prisoners or free nations. They turn water to wine and rags to riches. They’ve saved lives, spared hands and started revolutions…

Before I begin, let’s reset our clocks a little: 1. Nothing says “I’m a rock star” like spending 15 hours a day on twitter and blogging about blogs. 2. Best new pick-up line in a bar: ”Want to google my tumblr?” 3. Fact: iPad is the new Porsche…

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Ingrid Abboud aka 'Griddy' is a whole lot of things with a ridiculous amount of interests. For one, I'm a Social Media enthusiast with a tremendous passion for writing and blogging. I'm also a pretty cool Copywriter but a more serious MarCom Consultant. But most of all, I'm the proud owner and driving force behind - A Kinda Social Media Journal with Net News & more.

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  • Lamia

    Ingrid I love your blog! it’s so rich and full of insightful ideas, it keeps me getting more and more addictive to it!
    Nice work, you have an excellent way to express, you have always been an inspiration and I’m glad you are sharing your great point of views out here!
    can’t wait to see what’s next… :)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Lamia You ROCK – thank you so much for your super kind and ego-boosting words. I’m very touched. You just put a big, fat smile on my face :).I’m also really psyched that you read my blog and even more so that you’re now addicted hahaha. I’m quite addicted to it myself! Maybe it’s something in the air or in the screen – I don’t know! Or it could be like you said “my excellent way to express” ;). Whatever it is I love it and I want more of it lol!I look forward to seeing you and your lovely comments around these parts more often.Have a great evening.Cheers

  • Thu Nguyen

    Hi Ingrid,

    Great to see you hopping on the roundup wagon as well as what you’re sharing with us. :) There are sweet reads here that I have not been through yet and so this is a treat. Hehe, looking forward to your new graphics as well.


    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey Thu,

      Thanks a lot for stopping by and taking the time to comment – much appreciated!

      I’m glad you liked this week’s selection – indeed there are some “sweet reads” (as you yourself said) on it so get crackin’ lol ;)!

      I’m also really excited about my new Link Luv posts. There are some fantastic writers and blogs out there with insightful and interesting things to share and I think it’s only fair I do my part and spread their work as much as I can.

      Looks like you read all my rambling about not using the same image every time haha. I do what I can to keep my posts original and somewhat entertaining. I’ll make sure to pick another good image for you next week lol!

      I look forward to seeing you around these parts more often :).
      Have a nice evening.


      • Thu Nguyen

        Haha, definitely will be getting myself on the shares as I’m sure there are some gems here worth checking out.

        Yes, I absolutely agree that there are a lot of great blogs out there and without our part in passing on the baton, the content will just get lost somewhere in the abyss of new concerns. Sometimes it’ll take a good dig.

        Hehe, and I’m looking forward to also seeing what kind of visuals you’ll have soon as I mentioned. I too tend to get bored with the way things are on my blog, so often, I will do that as well, change the logo or whatnot. It’s like a change of clothes. :)

        Yes, you will see me around more often now,
        I’ll talk to you soon and you, yourself as well have a great night!

  • Michele Welch

    Hi Ingrid,

    Great list you have here! It’s always great to share some link luv. =) Good for everyone all the way round.

    Looking forward to more Roundups! Ciao =)

  • Michele Welch

    Hi Ingrid,

    Great list you have here! It’s always great to share some link luv. =) Good for everyone all the way round.

    Looking forward to more Roundups! Ciao =)

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hi there Mrs. New Biz Blogger :),

      Great of you to stop by here and comment. Thanks a lot.

      I’m glad you liked this week’s selection. Hope you found the reading both useful and entertaining. I’m already working on next week’s Roundup so feel free to suggest a great post you may have come across. I’m already planning on borrowing one I read and liked on your blog to include it :).

      By the way, you’ve really got some great content on your blog. I particularly love the way you’ve layed out and written your “That’s a Wrap” post on Oct. 21. Nice!

      Happy Monday to you.

      • Michele Welch

        Thanks for the compliment Ingrid! Really appreciate it! And thanks in advance for the possible future mention 😉 Yeah, started ‘That’s a Wrap” a couple of weeks ago. Thought it would be a good way for others to see what I find useful and interesting (and give some link luv too =)

        Have a wonderful day…keep up the work girlfriend. You are kicking a** =)

        • Ingrid Abboud


          The compliment was nothing more than the truth – and well deserved at that!

          You’ve done a fantastic job with your link luv (as well as your blog in general) – very useful and certainly thorough. I’ll be looking forward to reading your new posts. By the way, I also recently signed up for BlogEngage – pretty cool.

          Right back at ya with the kicking ass! No worries here about using that word lol – it’s become one of my favs ;).

          Thanks for your kind words an follow-up.

  • Michele Welch

    Hi Ingrid,

    Great list you have here! It’s always great to share some link luv. =) Good for everyone all the way round.

    Looking forward to more Roundups! Ciao =)

  • Onibalusi Bamidele

    Hi Ingrid,

    It is so nice of you to include my article here, I really appreciate it!

    I’ll be giving the other articles a read.

    Thanks so much for the awesome support,

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hi Onibalusi,
      You’re most welcome. Your article was spot on. I’m an avid reader of your work and blog so don’t be surprised to see your name on here more often :).
      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

      Have a nice Monday.

  • Mike Pedersen

    Great list Ingrid! Some day I want to be on it 😉

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hi Mike,

      Glad you like the roundup. Hope you got the chance to read a few of these. Some great articles on there – at least I think so!

      Seeing one of your posts on here at some point shouldn’t be too difficult considering the interesting and insightful content you share on your blog. Keep your eyes open for the next wrap-up :).


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  • Extreme John

    There’s a few posts on there that I didn’t read yet this week, nice work on the Link Luv post I look forward to more of them in the future.

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Hey John,
      First and foremost – thanks a mil for including me on your Sunday Smash roundup :).

      I’ve got quite a bit of reading to catch up on this week as well – tons of new articles on roundups that I’m sure are worth reading. Hope you enjoy these.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      Happy Sunday

  • Lindyhouse

    Hello Ingrid!

    Thanks for the compliment of including my WBB post! You’ve made my day…

    • Ingrid Abboud

      Linda – you’re most welcome. It was an excellent post. Couldn’t agree with you more and loved the buying a house analogy – so true! :) I also like the layout you use for your posts on your blog – short sentences, nice and easy to read and tons of bullets. Cheers