Weekly link parties sent me a great traffic together with new followers. Most of the parties are hosted by a team of bloggers. So, by linking a post to one blog gives the exposure to readers of few blogs who host the party. Always numbers of post views of those linked posts are higher than a post not linked to a linky party.
However, stick to the rules of link party. Most of the blog owners require simple rules such as share the party and become a follower of their blog. That is reasonable with the effort they take to host a party every week. I use my Blog events calendarto link all the parties I participate. Therefore it is easier to find blog parties every day.
Sometimes I feel bored with posting Sri Lankan recipes everyday. So I tried to change the subject but still within the niche of the blog. That really worked. For example, the post ‘How to clean a stainless steel kitchen sink’ attracted more traffic and that post was pinned by many readers. Other than that posts like ‘how to make Ginger Garlic paste at home’ received more views than some of recipe posts.