Blog Hop: Grow Your Blog

Good morning and welcome to the Grow Your Blog (or GYB) blog hop! Paula and I are so happy to have you link up with us this week. And we happily welcome any new bloggers to the party! :) Super Bowl is this weekend. Do you have any plans? Any good appetizers or BBQ food that you will be making? If so, please share in a comment below!

What is the Grow Your Blog Hop all about? NETWORKING! Meeting new bloggers, finding new content to follow, building your readership. 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 (HOST)
Myranda from Pretty Living in PDX (CO-HOST)
Kaylynn from Colby, Kay and T. Rae (Co-HOST)
Jen from Boys Will Be Boys (CO-HOST)
Chrissy from The Taylor House (CO-HOST)
Kara from Happy Go Lucky (Co-HOST)


      • Follow your hosts and co-hosts
      • Visit and follow other bloggers
      • Comment to let them know that you stopped by and how you followed (Email, GFC, Facebook, 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(you can get the button on This Gal Cooks right here.)



  1. says

    Good Morning Julie; we are having quite the snow storm here on the Bruce Peninsula this morning. I am very busy today with stuff as well as it being my hubby’s birthday, so I am hoping to be back later sometime to check out some other’s blogs ! Enjoy your day …. “Just Me” Cindy

  2. Bea says


    i just discovered your blog through the blog hop. you have amazing recepies here!!it comes so perfect for me because i’m always on the hunt of new things to cook or bake!
    thanks for co-hosting!

    Bea =)

  3. says

    Hi Julie! This is my first time joining this link up! It’s always nice to make new bloggy friends! Thanks for hosting…following you now! Have a wonderful day!

    Michell @Prowess and Pearls

  4. Crystal @twochicsandablog says

    Thanks so much for hosting. We have only been blogging for about a month. So glad to find parties like this to link up with other bloggers.

  5. says

    Hi Julie!

    I’ve never been a part of a Blog Hop before, thank you for the introduction! I too would one day love to own my own bake shop/cafe one day! Hope you have the chance to have a look at my blog and let me know what you think!


  6. LA says

    Well, I’m not a big football fan…but, we DID have a “SOUP-er Bowl” party at work on Thursday. We brought in a few varieties of soups and other snacks for lunch! Lots of fun!
    Thanks for the blog hop! I’m a new blogger and a new follower! Please stop by…and follow :) Thanks!
    LA :)

  7. says

    Hey there Julie! I’m your newest follower!!! Thank you for introducing me to the party! I am a personal trainer/pilates instructor/mom turned blogger :) I’ve had the blog for a year now but am just now getting into the blogger community. I really need help networking and getting more followers! Thank you for your advice :) I grabbed your button and I have one on my site now as well.


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