This Gal Cooks

Blog Hop – Grow Your Blog

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.

PLEASE NOTE: This Gal Cooks is moving to WordPress in few weeks. If you are a GFC follower, please follow via a different method. You can follow via Bloglovin below or you can follow via RSS, Facebook, G+, Twitter or Email. Those links are right over on my sidebar! Be sure to let me know how you followed so I can follow you back!

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Julie from This Gal Cooks – HOST
Paula from Call Me PMc – Permanent CO-HOST
Becca from A Humble Bumble CO-HOST
Erin from Enhance Your Natural Beauty CO-HOST
Trish from Tales from Trish CO-HOST


Tamara from What’s for Dessert CO-HOST


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 Julie at [email protected] and she will schedule you!


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7 comments on “Blog Hop – Grow Your Blog”

  1. Thanks for hosting! Merry Christmas:)

  2. Thanks for hosting Julie! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


  3. Thanks so much for hosting! Happy Holidays!
    House on the Way

  4. I have been happy to meet a couple new blogger friends through your hosting, Julie Thank you & Merry Christmas from “Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard” o the Bruce Peninsula

  5. Thanks for hosting Julie! I've just added you on G+….wouldn't want to miss your party when you move :))

    I'm hosting my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party beginning this afternoon if you'd like to link up! Would love to have you :)


  6. Hiya Julie.

    Joining in your fabulous blog hop :) I have been looking for some new food blogs to read for a while now and have found some fab ones thanks to you.

    Keep cooking :D

    Louise x

  7. Thanks for hosting Julie and have a great weekend!