Thursday, December 6, 2012

grow your blog co-host

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
Randee 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 and I will schedule you!


  1. Hi Jess! Found you via the hop and am following via Bloglovin. :)

  2. Hi
    Im hosting a bloghop over on my blog if anyone would like to join :)

  3. I'm already a follower of your lovely blog - thanks for co-hosting!

  4. Thanks for co-hosting. Looking forward to getting to know you :o)

    New follower from the blog hop

  5. Hi Jess I am a new follower from the blog hop and I am excited to follow! I hope you follow me back!

  6. YAY i love a bloghop, great idea :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  7. Thanks for hosting this wonderful hop. I have found great new Blogs. I am already a Follower of your Blog. Have a good weekend.

  8. Thanks for co-hosting! I have been following your blog for a while and am now following your twitter and Pinterest! I look forward to meeting new friends!
    Cynthia at

  9. Hi Jess thanks for co-hosting this party. My friend ^ Cynthia told me about it. Dawn here from following along.

  10. Hi Jess, I co-hosted with Julie last week and checking out her co-hosts this week and to follow along! Deb

  11. Nice to meet you! Cute blog you have here!

  12. Hi Jess - I'm a new follower and am looking forward to keeping up with your blog! Thanks for co-hosting the link party!
    ~Another Jess

  13. Thank you so very much for joining us for An Aloha Affair last week. How sweet it was to end the month together.

    Our beautiful December team has gathered and we are so excited to invite you to join us for... An Aloha Affair . Come mingle and grow with us, you are always welcome. Always.