Talk of the Town Link Party #8

Talk of the Town Link Party #8

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!

Before we look at this week’s wonderful features, here are a few little tips about how to get featured at Talk of the Town, and improve your blog at the same time. We really want to feature you!

How to get your blog featured at link parties - Talk of the Town party tips -

How to Get Featured at Talk of the Town (or any link party!)

As everyone knows a picture is worth a thousand words, and that’s so true for blog photography.

No matter how awesome your project, recipe, or post is, if you don’t have great photos, you aren’t doing it justice.

Here are some problems we frequently see in photos linked up at the party.

1 – The photos are too small.

I guarantee you, you are more likely to get featured if your photos are LARGER.

We frequently see great projects we’d love to feature, but the photos are just too small.

2 – The photos are either too dark, or too bright.

A cloudy day outdoors, or a well-lit spot indoors tend to make the best places to take photos. Along that line, don’t use your flash. It ruins otherwise great photos.

3 – Create a “scene”.

Dress up your photos with props that make your photo more interesting.

4 – Use a foam board as a backdrop.

A white foam boardmakes a crisp, bright background for small projects and instantly makes the photo POP!

Those are just a few little tips we hope will help. Now, on to the party!

Talk of the Town link party button

First, let’s take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!

TotT This week at Knick of Time

featured posts at Knick of Time TotT8

Free Farmhouse Photo Printable

Farmhouse Milk Bottles in the Shop

TotT This week at My Salvaged Treasures

Trash to Treasure Cubbies

Trash to Treaure Cubbies

TotT This week at Beyond the Picket Fence


Reclaimed Wood Crosses

Pallet Wood Coffee Table

Barn Wood and Lathe Cross Sign

Inspiring Verses

Gluten Free Chocolate Revel Bars

TotT This week at My Repurposed Life

featured posts at My Repurposed Life

Recent Finds & February Deals

Railroad Tie Lamp

Project Ideas for Old Chairs & New Blog Layout

TotT This week at Love My Simple Home

featured project Love My Simple Home

DIY Tin Can Vase

TotT This week at Holy Craft

featured posts Holy Craft TotT8

Interview with Fixer Upper Client

Inside a Fixer Upper Client’s Home After the Show

How to Get the Fixer Upper Look Without Being on the Show

TotT This week at Sadie Seasongoods

vintage washboard message center

Vintage Washboard Message Reminder Center

ToTT Features

Here’s what we’re talking about from last week’s party!

TotT Pick Angie

refinished empire dresser

Chippy Green Empire DresserD.D.’s Cottage

TotT Pick Betsy

antique typewriters collection TotT8

Antique Typewriter CollectionForever Decorating

TotT Pick Becky

refinished antique baker's cabinet TotT8

Refinished Antique Baker’s CabinetRefresh Living

TotT Pick Gail

shoe cubby dresser TotT8

Shoe Cubby DresserMy Love 2 Create

TotT Pick Julie

repurposed railing photo display TotT8

Repurposed Railing Photo Display Dazzled While Frazzled

TotT Pick Rachel

Rencourt Table Knock off TotT8

Recourt Zgallerie Table Knock OffStraight Outta Pinterest

TotT Pick Sarah

repurposed tea pot bird house - TotT8

Repurposed Tea Pot Bird HouseScavenger Chic

TotT Featured Blog

Each week we feature a blogger and their blot to introduce you to different bloggers that link up with each week.

Make sure to pay them a visit and say hello while you’re there!

This week our featured Blogger is Mistie from Homespun Engineer!

Featured Blog Homespun Engineer - TotT8

Mistie is a wife, mom, and super creative crafter. She loves dressing up in high heels and pretty pink lip gloss, and other days craves a baseball hat and paint splattered t-shirt. Be sure to pay her a visit!

If you were featured today, feel free to spread the word and display this button!

Talk of the Town featured button

Now, it’s your turn!

TotT Something to talk about


  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Hey girl! Thanks for hosting the party! Something I’ve noticed on this inlink that I’ve not encountered before…it says the image is to big so I have to select s different image to crop. The image I select may not be the best one. I don’t know if that may be an issue but wanted to let you know. This party is perfect for you!!!! You can envision things I would never think of and I thought I was kinda creative! Lol!

    • says:

      Hey, Lacie! That happens to me at different link parties, too- The secret is to have a feature/final photo that is square in shape and is no larger than 2000 pixels by 2000 pixels- then you shouldn’t have a problem anymore! 🙂

  3. Thanks so much for the party!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting!!


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