This Gal Cooks

Networking 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 – CO-Host
Jen from Boys Will Be Boys – CO-HOST
Pamela from Pamela’s Heavenly Treats – 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!

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24 comments on “Networking Blog Hop”

  1. Im your newest follower. Thanks so much for hosting this Blog hop!
    Im sharing a Guest Post for a recipe that I posted earlier this week. =)

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Hi Julie, I'm a new subscriber via the 'Grow Your Blog' blog hop. I'm looking forward to reading your future posts as I have just began baking as a hobby. My blog is just 14 days old and today I reached 100 subscribers so I am really happy today! :)

    If you would like to check out my blog back the link is –

    Love from Ireland!

  3. Hi Julie, I'm your newest follower. I'm looking forward to reading your blog. If you would like to check out my blog back visit

  4. Thank you so much for hosting the hop! Sarah from

  5. Thank you for hosting Julie! Happy Thanksgiving :)


  6. Thank you for hosting this fun hop! Will be sharing it on Facebook:)

  7. Thank you for hosting, Julie! Happy Thanksgiving :)

  8. Thanks for hosting, Happy Thanksgiving!

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

  9. Thanks for hosting! I'm looking forward to getting to know some new blogs.

  10. This is a great idea, Julie. Thanks for sharing with us.

  11. Thanks for hosting this Julie! I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Julie,
    I love Blog Hops! Thanks for hosting :) Happy Thanksgiving

  13. Linked up! Thanks for hosting. :)

  14. Thanks for hosting the cool party! Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  15. Hi Julie, thanks for hosting this great party, I'm still so new to blogging :)

  16. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Thanks for the party. See ya again next week!

  17. thanks for hosting again! Happy Thanksgiving :)

  18. Chuls – (sorry I can't say the name Julie without the “ch” sound instead of a “j”)
    Thanks for doing the blog hop – I'm new to the blog world and need all the help I can get!
    Love that YOU love baking- I think we're kindred spirits~!
    Definitely your newest stalker…I mean follower :D

  19. Hi there!!! Thank you for hosting!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you ;)

  20. Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!

  21. Hi! :) Thanks for hosting! I saw it first posted over on Jen's blog, I've been a follower of hers for quite some time and anyone she teams up with is a-okay in my book! ;)

  22. Thanks for hosting Julie! Hope your weekend is great!

  23. Thanks for hosting, Julie! Have a great weekend!

  24. I finally made it to the hop, Julie!! Sorry, my little one has been sick the past few days. Just now getting caught up. Thanks for hosting. Nichi