Thursday, December 06, 2012

Grow Your Blog Blog Hop

Happy to be co-hosting GYB Blog Hop this week - my apologies for being a late catcher upper. I am behind on my blog hopping from the holidays and prepping for a 3 week vacation. Thankfully, I will have a breather Friday and Saturday to catch up. So be ready for lots of comments (:

Good morning and welcome to the Grow Your Blog Blog Hop! This blog hop is all about networking and building your blog.  Each week from Thursday through Sunday I will host the Grow Your Blog link party, along with a few co-hosts, in order to promote blog networking. Why is blog networking great for you? Simply put, it increases readership and traffic to your blog. How do you network? Visit. Comment. Invite. Communicate. These are key to growing your blog. 


Julie from This Gal Cooks - HOST
Paula from Call Me PMc - Permanent CO-HOST
Ashley from Your Girl For All Seasonings CO-HOST
Sarah from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes CO-HOST
Jess from The Lily White English Rose
Randee from Design Decor

When you link up to this party:
  • Follow your host and co-hosts.
  • Visit and follow other bloggers. 
  • Comment to let them know that you stopped by and how you followed their blog (GFC, BlogLovin, etc)
  • Invite them to visit your blog (be sure to leave your blog web address - too many times have I seen bloggers comment and request a visit to their blog without leaving their blog web address
  • Communicate with them about what you like on their blog. Let them know you are interested in their blog. USE THEIR NAME! A simple "I'm so and so stopping by. I followed you please follow me." just isn't going to interest someone into visiting your blog. Sure, you can request a visit to your blog or a follow along but engage in some type of conversation first. 
  • Grab a button and promote the party! The more participants, the more bloggers to network with!
Contact me at and I will schedule you!


Unknown said...

Hi, Sarah! I'm a new GFC follower via the Grow Your Blog blog hop! I would love for you to swing by and follow me back, if you get the chance!

Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

Unknown said...

Oh, my favorite weekly hop!! So glad to find your blog & happy to be a new follower!

Anni S said...

Hey Sarah!
Thanks for hosting this LinkUp!I'm glad I found your blog. New follower right here!
Have a great day!

ThreeDawgLady said...

Hi....following from the Blog Hop.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sarah! I am DeDe@DesignedDecor. I am co-hosting with you this week! Great to find your blog and to meet some new faces!


Jenn said...

New follower... your blog looks delicious!

Thanks for hosting,

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(¸.·´ (¸.·`¤... Jennifer

Penniless Socialite said...

New follower from the blog hop! You have an entire category devoted to pizza?!?! I am giong to check that out right now!
Penniless Socialite

Trish said...

hi! you already know i love your blog (and your pinterest). already am and always will be a follower of yours :)

Trish @ Tales from ...

Becca said...

Hi Sarah! Happy to have found you via the hop. I enjoy food blogs and look forward to following. :)

AngieOuellette-Tower said...

You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest follower from the “grow your blog” blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back:

Unknown said...

Thanks for co-hosting. I'm excited to follow along. I am currently construction a YEARLY meal plan for my blog and I can't wait to check out your recipes! Check out my blog if you get the chance.


Unknown said...

Oh wow! Look at all these great cookies! I love cookies. Thanks for co-hosting. I am a new Follower from Jamaica.
Judy - Judy H-J's Thoughts

Julann said...

Just linked up for first time, excited to find new blogs!

Deb A said...

Hi - I'm already following you but thought I would stop by from the hop! Deb

Megan | Freckled Italian said...

So many recipes! Awesome job!

Jess said...

Hi Sarah - I'm a new bloglovin follower and am looking forward to keeping up with your blog! Thanks for co-hosting the link party!!

sarahssidebar said...

Hello Sarah. My name is Sarah too! :P That should be easy to remember.
I'm a new follower from the link up! Nice to meet you and cant wait to get to know you!

I'm over at would love for you to come over!