Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Jump on my Blogroll!

Hanging out on a rock by the pond at the Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, PA.

Hello ladies,

It's time for Spring organizing at painted Lady fingers. There have been many emerging bloggers recently and I want to extend an invitation to jump on my blogroll. There have also been well established bloggers returning from hiatus or changing their url. This week I will be looking into updating information.

Please take a look and make certain your blog is present and the link/name is correct. Occasionally I notice blogs drop off my blogroll due to technical glitches. I also remove blogs during hiatus period. When I read blogs, I tend to jump around and utilize the blogroll accessible from the post I am reading. It is very possible there are blogs I read regularly that aren't on my blogroll. If your blog is missing from the list, I will be happy to add it!

Here are the qualities I am looking for when doing blogroll updates:

  1. A reciprocal link. Please make sure my blog is on your blogroll before making a request to be added.
  2. You have been blogging for at least a month. It is advisable to take a little time to get your posting style in order and gain experience before looking to promote your blog. 
  3. Your blog is being updated regularly. I may temporarily remove blogs from my blogroll that have been inactive for a month or more. 
  4. Clear, well lit photos. Indoor photography is fine, but use a natural lamp or light box so the colors are accurate and your work is visible.
  5. Clean, well maintained nails and cuticles.
  6. No pre-cleanup photos. The only reason I can think for showing nails pre-cleanup is during a step by step photo tutorial for nail art or painting. Otherwise, it is unacceptable for blogging. 
  7. You are posting original material. I believe in crediting others for their ideas and giving proper attribution.
  8.  Posting nail related content on a regular basis. If you have a beauty blog with mixed content, I am happy to take a look.
  9. Photograph the items you are reviewing. Using PR supplied photos is fine for promotional work or if your blog is associated with a business. Otherwise, I would much rather see the a product photo taken by a blogger than supplied by a company or PR group.  
  10. Take part in the community. I frequently add the blogs of ladies who comment regularly and those I chat with on Twitter or over e-mail. 

Please feel free to add links to your blog in the comments of this post only. If you don't have a blog, let me know of some of your favorite blogs that are missing from my blogroll. I want to be inclusive and make the blogroll user friendly for everyone.

Happy painting ladies!


  1. it's so nice of you to have posts like this!

  2. Hey there! I'd love to be on your blog roll! My blog is http://blushingnoir.blogspot.com/

  3. rebecca: It should be up now. I fixed the link below too for anyone else who is adding to their blogrolls. :)


  4. Blushing Noir: Yours should be up now, sweetie! :)

  5. http://doingmynails.blogspot.com

    Thank you for doing this. :)

  6. BMR: Your blog should show now too! :)

  7. Thank you for putting my new blog up, Diana! ♥ You are a sweetheart.

  8. Hi :) I would love to be on your blogroll. You're on mine as well.



  9. http://immhappy.blogspot.com/
    I have enjoyed following you and would love it if you took a glance at my blog!


  10. I have you on my blogroll
    I would love if you thought enough of mine to add me to your too
    thank you for your time

  11. I'd like to be on your blogroll. I don't currently have a blogroll, though, so I understand if you don't want to add me for that reason.

    Lauren :)

  12. I have to say that I really like the little frog. I think they're very cute little creatures. :) If you have the time, I'd love for you to give me a look!


  13. Your on my blogroll at nailutopia(dot)blogspot(dot)com come take a visit and see if you wouldn't mind putting me on your blogroll. :)

  14. I am going to do this. I am trying not to. But the caption should read Jump on my frogroll. Do frogs have cheeks? If so, I love this picture. Love, me.

  15. It would be nice if you could add me too :)


  16. Thanks for this opportunity! :-)
    I'm your follower and you're on my blogroll.
    I invite you to visit my blog on http://nailartencasa.blogspot.com/

  17. This is awfully nice of you!

  18. I'd love to be on your blogroll too :) http://polishdrop.blogspot.com.

  19. Hi! I'm going to be happy to be in your blog roll. I think that my blog matches your criteria. The only thing is that my English is not very good, I'm trying, but I prefer not to post comments to any ones blog. I hope that I'm not a regular commenter is not problem.

    Almost forgot, this is my blog :o) - http://exsmokernynaeve.blogspot.com/

    It is Konad related so do not be confused with the url.

  20. i'd like to be on your blogroll :-)
    you're on mine, come and take a look :-D

  21. Greetings from Russia! You have been on my blogroll for about 1 year!

    My blog is about beauty and makeup and I do occasional posts about nail products. I will be more than happy if you visit my blog here - http://endles-s-summer.blogspot.com/



  22. Hello, I love the fact you're looking for new bloggers!

    I also follow only blogs that have neat, clean and well shaped nails, good photos and variety of ideas and polishes. I believe I do satisfy all your conditions.

    I have a blog since November 2010. and you're on my blogroll.

    Here's the link to my blog, but I made a link to the post that I think you will especially like, you'll see why :)


  23. I think my blog has all the qualities ;)
    oh and ofcourse you're on mine too

  24. I would love it if you came over and had a look at my blog! You made my blog roll as soon as I found you, and I would like to think I meet your other criteria as well :)

  25. I changed my url recently, this is the new one (there is a sort of re-direct on previous blogger one anyway):
    Obviously you are on my blogroll ;-)

  26. ***Everyone: Thank you all for dropping by with your links! I am going to be taking care of the blogroll update a little each day over the course of the next week. I will reply to comments in order as I add blogs. ***

    Nicole: I am so happy you have returned to blogging! So nice to see your nails on my blogroll again. Mwah!

    ALY: You are all set! :)

  27. Hayley: Your blog should be on the list. Thanks! :)

  28. beautybesties: You are all set! I am posting your link here for anyone else who wants to add it to their lists: http://beautybesties.wordpress.com

  29. Hi! I would love it if you'd put me on your bloglist. I've added you to mine (I've been reading by email) This is nice of you to do for everyone.:)

    Have a great day!- Karen


  30. Hi there, I'm Shona and a new nail polish blogger ;)


    Do add me to your blogroll, I'd be honoured! I've already added you to mine :D

  31. Hm would have sworn I wrote here yesterday, but guess not :< well I am on, yay! :D But my blog has changed named to just rijah.dk and the url is http://rijah.dk :)

  32. This is so nice of you!!!

    Just in time for my give-a-way!!!!

  33. even your pictures of frogs make me homesick
    time to visit the great northern woods and wildlife

  34. Heres my blog =)

    Thanks for doing this =)

    /Hugs xx


  35. Oh just to be clear my blog was called polishing then nails :) and its now rijah.dk :D

  36. Hi Diana,
    I'd love to be on your blogroll! I started my blog a month ago and I hardly have any followers. Since I am unemployed at the moment, I have plenty of time to do my nails and blog! :-)

    Here's the link: http://meisiesnails.blogspot.com

    Thanks a lot!

  37. Hi,
    This is such a great idea to update the blog roll. Very nice!
    I would love to be added to your blogroll.
    Please take a look at my blog: http://wackylaki.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Anutka

  38. Hi! I'd like to be added to your blogroll! You are one of my favorite blogs. You are on my blogroll here: http://moondancerjen.blogspot.com Thanks, bb!

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  40. Oops! I posted my blog link under my old google alias. I wasn't paying attention. I hardly ever use that username anymore. The link is still the same


    Please forgive my innatentiveness.

  41. I have a new nail polish blog. the addy is http://glazedtalons.blogspot.com/

    Posting this here as 1 entry for the You're a Goddess Giveaway.


  42. Hi ladies,

    I have had a busy few weeks, but I am going to be getting the blogroll spruced up this week. I certainly didn't forget you. xoxo!

  43. I had a chance to finish the blogroll update tonight from the requests listed above. The majority of the blogs are now on my blogroll.

    I noticed two issues:
    1) painted Lady fingers was not on the blogroll of the blogger making the request.
    2)The blogger had gone on hiatus and hadn't updated in three weeks plus.

    In these two instances, I did not add those blogs to my list. If there was an oversight or missed a comment, please let me know and I will gladly remedy the problem!

  44. Nothing wrong here with my link, except its on twice :P

  45. Hi, can I be on you blogroll? I love your swatches and would love to be on your blogroll!

  46. I would love to have my polish blog added to your blog roll. I'm at http://originalwacky.blogspot.com/, and you've been on my blogroll for a while. Thanks for having a post like this here! ~Michy

  47. Hi there! I would love to be added to your blogroll if possibile =) Thanks for your consideration!



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