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We have a new feature this week. We are going to feature one blogger per week. Which means if you link with us this week, you could be featured next week! Each host is featuring a different blogger so be sure to check out the other hosts’ picks as well!
This week I’m featuring Zainab from Blahnik Baker. I met Zainab in bloggy land a couple months ago and I’m so happy I did! Not only does she bake delicious treats, she’s a super nice, intelligent gal! So after you link up, head on over to Zainab’s blog, say hello and check out some of her treats!
Zainab from Blahnik Baker
One of my favorite recipes from Zainab:
Last week we asked what your opinion is on Blog Hops/Networking Link ups. I received some positive feedback, however, the click throughs and number of people linking up has dwindled in recent weeks. This party is about networking! Please don’t link and dash. Try to stop by a couple of other blogs. I know we don’t always have time to do a lot of networking or visiting other sites but it doesn’t hurt to fit in some time for it. If you participate in parties, you should visit at least two other links. That’s my philosophy! Hopefully, those that are linking are meeting new blog friends and obtaining new followers. We plan to study the trends and link ups for a few more weeks. Do you have suggestions how we can market GYP better to reach new bloggers?
The GYB Networking Party
Grow Your Blog
Joining me in hosting GYB is Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner, Tanya from Lemons for Lulu, and Paula from Call Me PMc. We love hosting this networking opportunity each week. We also have four co-hosts joining in the fun.
What is the Grow Your Blog Networking Party 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.
Let’s meet your hosts and co-hosts. Please stop by, introduce and leave a meaningful, engaging comment with each host and co-host. I can guarantee that the hosts will reply to your comment and try to get to your blog to engage in conversation with you!
Julie from This Gal Cooks (Host)
Paula from Call Me PMc (Host)
Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner (Host)
Tanya from Lemons for Lulu (Host)
Carrie from Frugal Foodie Mama
Jen from Endlessly Inspired
Cindy from Little Miss Celebration
Jenn from Boys Will Be Boys
WHEN YOU LINK UP TO THIS PARTY:
- Follow and/or visit your hosts and co-hosts. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know you stopped by!
- Link up the main page of your blog, not an individual post. You may link up your individual posts to Marvelous Mondays.
- Visit and follow other bloggers
- Leave engaging comments on the blogs that you visit.
- Invite them to visit your blog. Leave the name of your blog in a comment. Please do not leave a link – Google is going to start viewing links as Spam and they will decrease page ranking of sites that are viewed to have a lot of Spam.
- 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.
- Place our party graphic on your page. It’s not required but it would be a pretty rad thing to do. You can get the graphic by copying and pasting the GYB graphic located in the beginning of this post.