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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
Ashley from Your Girl For All Seasonings CO-HOST
Sarah from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes CO-HOST
Jess from The Lily White English Rose
DeeDee from Design Decor

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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14 comments on “Grow Your Blog – Blog Hop”

  1. Hey Julie!
    Thanks for hosting this LinkUp! Following your blog for a while now. Really inspirational :)
    Have a great day!

  2. Thanks for hosting, hope you're having a great week!

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤… Jennifer

  3. Hi Julie! Just joining your blog hop, love it. I am excited to make some new friends and get some new ideas for my life and my blog!
    Cynthia at

    Oh yeah, I am following your blog, facebook, pinterest and whatever else there is to follow! thanks

  4. Great link up! I'll be sure to link up in the coming weeks too!
    Penniless Socialite

  5. This is an awesome blog hop! Thanks for hosting! xo, Angela

  6. nice blog hop!
    New follower via GFC.

    I would love to co-host one week. I'll send you an email :)

  7. Thanks for hosting! This is an awesome hop. I am currently constructing a yearly meal plan for my blog. I can't wait to use some of your recipes :) Check out my blog if you get the chance.

  8. First time linking up, follow you on Twitter, excited to find some new blog friends!

  9. Stopping by from Call Me PMc, new follower :)

  10. Hi Julie! This is my second week linking up! Thanks for hosting :))


  11. I want to own a cafe, too! We should do that!

  12. Hi I found you through the blog hop :-) I am your newest follower dear, feel free to visit my blog anytime :-)

    kisses Pakize (Keke)

  13. Hi, Julie! So nice to meet you. This is my first time with this link up! :) I'm glad that you guys open it up Thurs- Sun :)

    I'm over at

  14. Oh those pancakes look sinfully delicious!! Thank you for hosting! I'm your newest follower. Come visit our Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you will!! It's a great and easy way to get followers to your lovely blog/website or to your Twitter/Facebook, etc…
    Link up your website and pages too! Aloha Friday Blog Hop {HERE}