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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Grow Your Blog Hop!

I am so happy to be co-hosting this awesome hop this morning!!  Enjoy everyone!!!
Here's the hop:

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! :) 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. growyourblog200a
      • 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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  1. Hi Evelyn following along from the GYB hop, I'd love for you to stop by sometime @

  2. Hi Evelyn, thanks for visiting my blog this morning and for the invitation to participate in the link party! It's almost too weird, you commented on my blog just as I was visiting your's for the first time, my sister had sent me a link to your blog last night and I was checking it which time you were visiting mine...weird. I'm your newest follower :) Have a great day.
    Audrey @

  3. Thank you for hosting GYB. I have linked up a few times but enjoy finding her blog friends.

  4. Thank you for co-hosting such a great blog hop. I adore your blog design and am your newest follower!
    Jen @

  5. Good morning, Evelyn! Thanks for hosting GYB. I'm a new follower of yours, and I'm looking forward to trying your Bloody Mary mix recipe! Have a great day!
    - Allie (

  6. I love love LOVE what this blog hop is about! I am excited to meet new bloggers! I am now following you on facebook and I invite you to follow me back!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  7. Hi Evelyn! Thanks for co-hosting another great party!! Enjoy your day! Lynn H

  8. I'm already a follower of your lovely blog - I'm just stopping by from “Grow Your Blog” blog hop to say thanks for co-hosting.

  9. Hi Evelyn!! Nice to see you cohosting this week!!

    I'll be seeing you around some more this weekend I'm sure :)


  10. Hello Evelyn! Thank you so much for co-hosting the blog hop! I'm your newest follower and I can't wait to read more about you. Your blog is really cute :)

  11. I've visited here before so I was happy to see you as a co-host this week at the GYB party :-) Also, I read your previous post about the textbook cool is that? Somebody had a great idea, didn't they?
    Happy day,

  12. Hi, Evelyn! Excited to be here :) Now following you via GFC, & looking forward to getting to know you and your blog better ;) Just pinned your Caramel Pear and Pecan Glaze over Cheesecake! Looks incredible ... thanks for hosting & for the terrific recipe too!

    - Brenda @

  13. Evelyn,
    Thanks for hosting. I accidentally put the wrong picture in there and couldn't delete it. If you could delete it for me, and I can redo the link.


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))