Grow Your Blog – Blog Hop

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.

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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 thisgalcooks@gmail.com and I will schedule you!
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Comments

  1. Jelli says

    Hello Julie! Happy to join you today. I already follow you via GFC.
    Jelli @ jellibeanjournals.com

  2. Lori Ann says

    Hi Julie! Thanks for hosting. Can't wait to check out the other blogs :)

    Your newest follower

  3. Shel Young says

    Hi Julie, I found you through Pint Sized Baker, thanks so much for hosting this, I'm just starting out and this is a fab idea to get new (or any!) followers :)

    Following you now through RSS, looking forward to reading your posts, your recipes look yummy!

    http://www.1sweetpetite.blogspot.com

  4. Shannon says

    Hi Julie,
    I started following you through RSS, on Pinterest (which I love your pins), and on Facebook. I really like how you have so many different aspects to your blog such as the recipes, the designs, and the features for sponsors. It's really interesting to read and I'm looking forward to following you :)
    Shannon
    http://www.searchingfordessert.com

  5. GrandmaSally says

    Thanks so much for linking up on our hop and for hosting this one =)
    Great blog btw! Hope you'll consider signing up for our New Years Cocktail Glass
    Exchange, it's going to be fun and we'd love you to join us. I also have a great giveaway
    going on that ends Saturday.
    Thanks again, I'm really looking forward to reading more from you.
    Sally@FromGrandmaWithLove

  6. What's for dessert? says

    Julie, thanks so much for hosting! I found a lot of interesting blogs and also got a few new followers.

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