Word of the Year – Link Party (2012)

Welcome to our “This Little Word Of Mine” link party!

If you’d like to link up your word of the year blog post, just look for the little blue “Add Link” button at the bottom of this post. Many of you probably already know the drill, but just in case you’ve never linked up a blog post before, here’s how it works:

Scroll down until you see the little, blue “Add Your Link” button. Click that, and follow the instructions on the page you’re redirected to. The instructions involve uploading a thumbnail image and creating a title for the image you’re using. You may want to title it with the name of your blog, or with the title of your Word of the Year post, but it’s totally up to you. (Note: Make sure to link to your Word of the Year post- not to the main page of your blog.)

Last but not least, I created a nifty little badge especially for this party, and we’d love it if you’d post the code in the box below at the bottom of the post you’re linking up…

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Thanks so much for partyin’ with us, and hope you’re having an AMAZING 2012 so far!

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  1. says

    This is so fun I love it!!! When I added mine I accidentally pasted in the wrong URL, so it goes right back to your page. oops. I couldn’t figure out how to delete it and try again. Help please. :)

  2. Deborah says

    No blog, so I thought I post my word of the year here!! It’s “Lean” as in ‘lean into life” or get ‘lean’; both things I am trying to do. I found a clay pebble with the words “Lean Into Life” two years ago amid a pile of other clay pebbles with words like “believe” “love” “inspire” “gratitude”. I bought several for my friends for Christmas presents but every time I tried to give the “Lean into Life” pebble to someone, I stopped. I finally decided that’s what I needed to do was get more involved in my life. So, for the past year I’ve been paying attention to myself, how I feel, really just to being in the present. I keep the pebble by my computer screen at work and think about it pretty much every day. I am also trying to lose weight so “lean” fits right in there, too. So there, I did it. I have a word of the year!! yea :~)

  3. Darlene says

    My word is SEEK! I have just starting reading blogs over the last 3 months. I’m hooked & “meeting” so many wonderful people out there in BlogLand. I want to start blogging & I want to eventually sell things on Etsy! I’m very encouraged through all the blogs I’ve been reading. I have around 35 that I read over the week. I have always read books, but now I spend my reading time perusing all the wonderful blogs out there. I am addicted & can’t seem to get enough of the blogs. What a wonderful group of inspiring women encouraging others to SEEK out their talents. I am beginning to research & SEEK out all I can about what my talents are & how I can be an encouragement to others.

  4. says

    Hi there! This is such a great post that I HAD to join in on the link party. I’m such a word nerd. Regarding my above “button?” #260, I noticed it has a red x next to it? Did I do something wrong or enter incorrect info?? Please advise. Thanks in advance.

  5. Shar Yates says

    Focus is it for me. I need to focus on EVERYTHING! Thanks for doing this!

  6. Vel Smith says

    Squander. It really is my word of the year. Through beautiful blogs such as yours, I have been inspired so much that I can easily just move from one little inspiration to another and have myself a fine time. ….putting nothing to use but making myself feel good. But I am inspired to NOT squander these ideas, and use them to spend along with my love, my creativity, my abilities…..on my home and on my family and friends. That is my admonishment to myself this year. I’m unlike to find any perfect plaques with that word on them so may have to find some large smooth stones to place in my way:)

  7. says

    Hi Layla,
    Thanks for the lovely link-up. It’s inspirational to see everyone’s words. I have linked up too. I tried to put your button at the bottom of my post, but I guess I am such a blog newbie that I don’t really know how to do that. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  8. KK says

    My word came to me on Sunday–RELEASE. My hope for the year is to let go & lean more on the Lord relying less on my on understanding. To not sweat the small stuff but instead enjoy the details & focus less on the big picture. To learn to relish in the journey.

  9. says

    Hi Layla,

    What a wonderful idea this is! It’s funny because before I read your last post, a word that I wanted to incorporate into my life kept floating through my mind. As a yogi we usually have an “intention” for our practice and that is what this is….an intention for the year! So for 2012 my word is FAITH. I have no idea how this year will play out since it all depends on the chance that my business will be a success. If not, I will have to move on to something else. A huge transistion is in place and I’m scared to pieces. Therefore, I have nothing left to do but wait and have faith that all will turn out as it should. :)

  10. says

    I had to link up after reading about this party from {darlene} and Rhoda and Richella.
    I am sailing my personal boat under the flag of Content this year – and as a family we are PRacticing.http://bit.ly/y9Jbax
    blessings as you head UP!

  11. says

    Thanks for hosting this…I really enjoy reading about everyone’s “words”. There’s so much to be gained from the insight of all these wonderful people…yourself included!

  12. says

    I’m a new blogger and just learning all the little tricks. I created my link, but it shows up in black and not underlined like the other links. There is also a little red x next to it. I tried to link it up a second time and it says that the link already exists. Not sure what I am doing wrong.

  13. says

    Thanks Layla! I’ve thought about my word several weeks ago…now I’m sharing it! Thanks for hosting. Cute idea!

  14. says

    Sigh. Layla, my image isn’t working – I have since included it in my blog post, but I don’t know how to delete and replace it! Could you please help me out with that?

    And, thanks for hosting this! I’ve loved Ali for years – she seems so down to earth.

  15. says

    I have been choosing a word since 2009. I have linked my word up above if you’d like to read about it. I am bookmarking this link so that I can come back here next year for more ideas on what word to choose!!

  16. says

    Hello Layla & All!
    Forgot to “link up” yesterday! (The record January heat waves spread to my daughter’s forehead..Yikes!) Here’s to a big dose of healthy to y’all – I’m enjoying reading your links! Thanks for sharing!

  17. says

    I am so upset that I missed this. I really wish I had remembered it but we got a new puppy over the weekend and he is taking up all our time but he is so cute.

  18. says

    I was almost moved to tears by this post! I see more than 400 inspired and courageous women ready to show 2012 who’s boss! Best wishes to all of you working to make 2012 the best year yet, and thanks Miss Layla for bringing us all together!

    xoxo Kayli

  19. Jennifer says

    I didn’t see the add link button to add my word of the year, but it’s, Reverie :) I want to make time to simply get lost in reverie. What a wonderful idea to have us choose a word of the year! I enjoy your creative, beautiful blog. Thank you for sharing.