Link Exchange Thread

10 years ago | EJ Spurrell (Member)

Hey folks,

Just wondering if anyone's interested in pulling off a link exchange.

I'm willing to add the links of whichever webnovel/blook/etc you want linked to from Children of the Halo in exchange for links to it. The links show up on every chapter, including the Foreword.

Let me know.

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  1. Flak (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Heey EJ,

    Wonder why not everyone's jumping at this opportunity for symbiosis. Maybe I'll be the first ;)

    Right now I'm linking you from my sidebar under "Web Fiction" right below "Affiliates." If possible, I'd like to have an 88x31 image to link to your story with. If not possible, no worries. The link I added appears on every page of my "main site"—various stories, art pages, and news items—and not on the forums. I hope this is satisfactory.

    Iiif you would rather link to a specific work of mine than the entirety of Dreams of the Quill (my site which houses several works), http://dotq.org/night-switch is probably your best bet.

    Thanks :)

  2. EJ Spurrell (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Awesome.

    I do indeed have a button, it can be found here. And, for now at least, I plan on listing just individual works on my sidebar. I may add author blogs and whatnot in the future, and if I do, I'll be sure to add dotq in there. I'll add a link to Night Switch right quick. I should posit the question back to you, though. Do you have a button?

  3. Flak (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Iiii have a button for DotQ, but I do not have one for Night Switch. You could use the DotQ button—or I could make a Night Switch button—or you could just link to me with text as you're currently doing. The call's yours. :)

  4. Ryan A. Span (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Hey EJ, just added your button to the Street site.

    I've taken some time to put together a brand new button of my own as well, findable from this elegant and finely crafted link.

    Next project, a new banner that doesn't suck so much. :P

    Regards,
    Ryan

  5. Cory Cramer (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I just added all you guys. Here's my link.
    http://www.remarcopublishing.com/blog/

    It's called Hades Rising.

    Thanks, and I'll make sure to add anyone else who posts their link.

  6. EJ Spurrell (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Done and done. I added the button for Street and the link for Hades Rising. Also, Flak, if you'd like to make a button for Night Switch, I'll put it up. But if not, I'll just leave it as is.

  7. Alex McG (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I didn't jump on it right away because EJ and I already exchanged links because of our similar titles.

    What does everyone think of having this thread be an officialish blogroll group? As in, agree on a link category name that we all use and keep the list uniform across all the sites.

    I think that might give the group a little more credibility and encourage readers to go from one site to the next. If they recognize the list, they'd be more likely to try the next one down. We could even have a set order in which everyone starts with the link below their own.

    That sounded complicated...

    for example, the list could go: Site A, Site B, Site C, Site D, Site E

    Site A would list them { Site B, Site C, Site D, Site E }

    and say, Site D, would list them { Site E, Site A, Site B, Site C }

    This would take more organization, but it would definitely build the community.

    By the way, my link is http://childrenofthefirst.com (and I don't know how to embed a link in an image file, but the image can be found here

    I'll be putting the links up as "Web Fiction Comrades"

    Children of the Halo http://www.celephi.com/blog2.php
    Night Switch http://dotq.org/night-switch
    Street http://streetofeyes.com/
    Hades Rising http://www.remarcopublishing.com/blog/

    (Sorry guys, just text links for now)
    Also, I set most links to open in a new tab, but these are going to be the same window.

    Myth... Magic... Midterms...
    Children of the First
  8. Flak (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Woow, this thread quickly evolved into something larger.

    Iiii like your idea Alex but it seems like it'd be a pain to maintain the list if we've all got our own html displaying something slightly different. We could maybe as a group have a single php file we all include in our themes? Or is that -too- unified?

    EDIT: Ryan, Cory—do you guys have buttons? Right now I'm linking everyone else in this thread but it's a mix of images and text and it doesn't look so great. If you guys don't have buttons I'll make all the links text :)

    EJ—I'll get around to making a button... some time, I'm sure.

  9. Alex McG (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    I have very limited knowledge of php--only what i've taught myself in the last few months--so if someone else was willing to write this thing up, that might work.

    Would we be talking some sort of sidebar element? I use wordpress, and my theme's php/CSS is cluttered as hell, so I'm a little wary of adding new php files.

    Though I'm going to redesign the site soon, so maybe then.

    Myth... Magic... Midterms...
    Children of the First
  10. Ryan A. Span (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Making actual code plugins is no good for those of us who aren't running WordPress, so I'd have to vote against that. An official list of links and button URLs should do.

    Flak, unless you mean a different Ryan, here's the link again. Button is halfway down the page.

    Regards,
    Ryan

  11. Flak (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Errr, my bad, I meant Cory and Alex :)

  12. Alex McG (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    oh, sorry, there was a link in my post, but I got cute with it and it was hard to see. here it is again

    my link is http://childrenofthefirst.comAND
    The button image is here. though I'm not wild about it, but it's what I've got.

    {Also, I mean to say a wordpress sidebar widget, I basically just meant a vertically oriented thingamahooger that would be easy to stick inside the sidebar div (assuming you have one)

    Myth... Magic... Midterms...
    Children of the First
  13. Ryan A. Span (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    Alex, have you got/can you get a button in 88x31? It's a nice standard size, especially because it looks pretty crap to have differently sized buttons all over the place.

    Regards,
    Ryan

  14. Spotty (Member)

    Posted 10 years ago

    For those of you that way inclined to a link exchange, a simple solution is for someone to host a html page somewhere (well, a partial page anyway) with JUST a
    <ul> or whatever you can all agree on with the list of links, then whoever wants to sign up can email the person maintaining the list and add one line of php to their website, namely;

    include("http://some.site.com/path/to/list.html");
    // or alternatively;
    echo file_get_contents("http://some.site.com/path/to/list.html");

    So, an example page might be:

    <ul>
    <li><a href="http://wibblypress.net/arcana/">Arcana Dium</a></li>
    </ul>
    Arcana Dium - A modern fantasy written by yours truly.
    I'm a leaf on the wind, watch me soar.
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