This Gal Cooks

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.


Julie from This Gal Cooks – HOST
Paula from Call Me PMc – Permanent CO-HOST
Carrie from Frugal Foodie Mama – CO-HOST
Karyn from Pint Sized Baker – CO-HOST
Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner – CO-HOST
Jaime from Mom’s Test Kitchen – 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 me at [email protected] and I will schedule you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

12 comments on “Grow Your Blog – Blog Hop”

  1. Thanks so much for hosting Julie!


  2. Thanks for hosting… finding some great blogs to follow here!

    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤… Jennifer

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

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

    Your newest follower

  5. Hiho Julie! Just found your blog and am now your GFC! Yahoo! i''m at :)

  6. 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!

  7. 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 :)

  8. Julie,

    Thanks for hosting this blog hop. I followed you on Twitter. I love finding new food and baking blogs. I love sharing my baking with friends and family. Hope you get a chance to visit

  9. 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.

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

  11. Julie, Thanks so much for hosting! There are alot of wonderful blogs to visit! =)