Fandom Friday is on a break for May so no Fandom 5 this week, however, I will be choosing some old topics to complete for the next couple of Fridays.
This week sharing Saturday is focusing on website cliques – the word clique has a lot of bad connotations, however, in this case, it is a positive one. According to dictionary.com a clique can be defined as “ in “. A website is literally that; a group formed due to an association with something. In this case, website cliques come in all different colours and flavours. You would apply to join one, be listed as a member and link back to the clique on your site to show your membership. Cliques were mainly popular about 10 + years ago but they’ve been making a comeback, and they’re a great way to meet new people and get some more visitors to your site. They can be for anything, from a love of a certain thing, to claim sites such as my Bookworms Clique (claim your favourite book and show your love for reading) and Level Up! (show your inner gamer and claim anything from a video game), or for a particular cause to show awareness, like Fighting Everyday a clique for invisible illnesses.
So today I want to introduce you to 5 website cliques that I think are awesome. You can view more cliques and other ‘joinables’ over at Webmaster Links. Joinables are basically anything a webmaster/blogger can join in return for popping up a code/button/link back on their site.
Food is one of those universal things that everyone has in common, whether you’re a chocolate lover or have a thing for apples, it unites us all.
One True Pairing (OTP)
Not everyone has an OTP, but it is a common idea in most fandoms and that is why I love this clique. Again it brings people together and it’s a great way of celebrating your fandom.
While I’m not a DS player, I know that it is very popular and this clique has such cute little pixels for you to use to link back with!
Patron is one of the oldest cliques still active and is for anyone who has an interest in mythology or folklore. You join and list a guardian of your website.
This is a claim clique in which you choose a princess to protect. It isn’t limited to only disney princeses, so any princess from any fandom can be chosen!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my little peak into the world of website cliques and hope you’ll enjoy exploring the world of cliques as much as I do! 🙂