This Gal Cooks

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! :)

***A note from one of your hosts, Julie*** You can easily find my follow buttons on the right side of my toolbar and you can now follow via Facebook easily by simply clicking the “like” button in the Facebook widget. 

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)
Marissa from Everyday Lounge Act (CO-HOST)
Cynthia from Feeding Big (CO-HOST)
Jenn from Squishy Cheeks and Cupcakes (CO-HOST)
Heather from The Mosby’s In China (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.)GYBCOHOST

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23 comments on “Blog Hop: Grow Your Blog”

  1. Thanks for hosting!!


  2. Julie, Hosting this GYB is very kind of you to put all the work into it out for others. I am enjoying meeting so many new people through their blogs. Thank you.

    “Just Me”

  3. Hi! Hope you are having a great day! Thanks so much for hosting this change to grow our blogs! Much appreciated!

    Thanks for hosting!
    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

  4. Thanks friend for hosting, meeting some awesome bloggers each week!

  5. This is such a wonderful thing to do to help bloggers connect. thank you Julie.

  6. Great idea! Thanks a bunch for organizing the GYB

  7. Thanks for hosting! I’ve been enjoying your blog and participating in these hops!

  8. Thanks for hosting. I love finding new blogs to follow!!

  9. Thanks for organizing this each week. This is great!

  10. Thanks for hosting! :)

  11. Hello! I am new around here and happy to join the hop! I have followed you on twitter and pinterest! I blog about recipes as well! Looking forward to connecting! :) Cindy

  12. Thank you for the link up, I am your newest follower. I love to cook too and also have a cooking blog that you might like, as well as my original blog.

  13. Hi…love your blog. Thanks for hosting! My blog was just recently launched:
    Please stop by anytime ;)

  14. Hi! Thanks for hosting! I love your blog.

    My blog was recently launched:

    Please stop by anytime :)

  15. Thanks for hosting! :) I am now subscribed via email =)

  16. Hi Julie

    thanks again for hosting! Found some fab new blogs! :)

  17. Thanks for hosting! How do I apply to co-host??

  18. Thanks for hosting… following you through bloglovin now and facebook.

  19. Thanks for hosting! Love finding new blogs!

  20. Hi Julie, Thanks for hosting. I’ve read through your blog and enjoyed reading your posts. You have quite a few recipes that I can’t wait to try.

    This is a great way to start off the new year!
    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

  21. Love these bloghops! I already follow your blog in my reader and on Facebook.

  22. What a great idea! Wish I would have seen this before it closed. I am excited to check out the new blogs! Here is a link to mine: