#LinkYourLife on Twitter and Facebook Every Friday

I created a hashtag on Twubs called #LinkYourLife. You can join the Twub here, or employ the tag on Twitter. Use it to share work or moments that best capture who you are. I want to know who you are. Let’s meet up every Friday to link our lives, share each other’s work, and form more lasting social media connections. Online connections can be glancing. Let’s get personal.

What you should link:

  1. Who you are, what you do, and a piece of work that you feel best represents you (blog, publication, poem, story, etc.).
  2. Work by others that you believe best captures who they are, or pieces by others that speak to your own life experience. Tell why.
  3. Non-pornographic images that capture a moment in your life.
  4. Work from friends.

#LinkYourLife is about giving a deeper reading to the work shared, so share choose the piece that is most important to you that day or week. Our group has grown significantly. Let’s be sure we share the space. It’s fine to repost your chosen link throughout the day to be sure we all have a chance to see it.

Looking for even more connection? You can:

  1. Follow others using the #LinkYourLife hashtag. Say hi. They are seriously the nicest group ever.
  2. Join the Facebook group #LinkYourLife Connection and share there throughout the week. This group is a safe, supportive, noncompetitive space for artists, survivors, advocates and allies. We host regular challenges, linkups and exchanges.
  3. Check out the #LinkYourLife Pinterest board.
  4. Tag @FridayLYL for added retweets.

Already and avid #LinkYourLifer? Add a blog button to your site to spread the word. Get your blog button here.

Be sure to retweet generously, but the goal of this hashtag share is to read and discover, so read work first. Get to know your Twitter community. Take your connections further than an RT. Link your lives off the page.

Shawna Ayoub

Shawna Ayoub is an essayist, fiction writer, poet and instructor with an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. Some of her work has been published in The Manifest-Station, Role Reboot, [wherever], The Huffington Post, The Oxford Review and Exit 7. Her writing explores the intersections of race, place and survivorship. She writes with honesty about her own experience in order to transform pain.

47 Discussion to this post

  1. This is a cool idea! These hashtags are always a lot of fun. They’re a great way to meet new bloggers and read cool posts.

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  2. I am definitely in… What to share? A rant? No! I think a rave is more me.

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  5. Gene'O says:

    I approve of this! Thanks for sharing it with me.

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  6. Angie Mc says:

    Reblogged this on Angie Mc's Reblog Love and commented:
    Thank you, Shawna, for taking the initiative to connect bloggers with Twitter and vice versa! #LinkYourLife

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  8. […] submissions for #LinkYourLife are a delightful bunch this week. If you are new to this hashtag, take a look at the roundup below. Then meander through weeks past. We tweet every Friday. If you […]

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  9. Thank you for sharing this with me via tweet, it’s a great idea, I’m not able to join in at the moment (bereavement prevents much online activity ATM) but I will join in when I’m feeling better.

    Thanks again, Kimmie @stuckinscared x

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  10. […] was awesome about this Friday? I am having trouble grabbing all the links for this roundup because #LinkYourLife joined up with #BluSkyFriday to multiply our members, shares and […]

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  11. […] the work of (or tag) three friends. Make sure to deploy our hashtag and maybe connect friends to hashtag rules. Let’s keep in low-maintenance, though. I know I love when people grab my work and share it. […]

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  13. Michael T Heath says:

    Thoughts on G*d (or not)

    I am outside religious channels – no pew can hold me, now. But I was quite the follower once upon a time, until that man who put his hands on me at a church-sponsored camp-over won that award the next day. ‘For Exemplary Leadership’ it was, and I backed away from both the back of the auditorium and the Church at once. I was sixteen.
    My daughter was four when her mother committed suicide. Telling her that Carol was gone forever was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, wrenching my own torn heart as I watched a toddler swallow her breath and turn her face into my chest in silent agony. Although we weren’t church-goers, Emily had been brought up in a spiritual house. The death of her mother evoked a rage/divorce from The Creator by her, processed throughout her last 25 years into a hate/denial untouchable today. I don’t blame her, though I still believe. Just like love, betrayal is in the eye of the beholder, and what young girl who adores a parent and then loses them suddenly doesn’t hold mixed emotions?
    I still pray, in my own way. I pray for understanding. I pray for help with life’s little disasters. And especially I pray for Emily – that the peace and love and commitment to my soul the Spirit gives me will one day reach her stony heart and pull the perceived dagger of betrayal from it for good, leaving her as free to choose to be a believer as I was way back at sixteen.

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  14. […] who are stuck in their expression of their stories, regardless of their writing experience. I run #LinkYourLife, a connection-based Twitter exchange that takes place all day every Friday. And I find time to tell […]

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  17. […] the way W was dancing, I didn’t get the chance. In particular, #MondayBlogs, #wwwblogs and #LinkYourLife are all Twitter events I try to keep up with, but they will be there when I return. Elmira Pond is […]

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  18. […] you are missing me, find me on Fridays on Facebook and Twitter for #LinkYourLife and #LinkYourCompassion. I’m @shawnamawna. I’ll see you […]

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  20. Marje says:

    Nice idea. Always keen on joining in link ups.

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  21. […] a lot of good things happened for me in 2016 as well. I became a more active member of the #linkyourlife community, started my term as a school board member and I have VRL to thank for giving me the […]

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