Thursday, July 25, 2013

Grow Your Blog Hop


Happy Thursday and welcome to a new adventure I am taking part of called  Grow Your Blog Networking Party.  You may remember this party from earlier this year and I'm excited that Julie @ This Gal Cooks and Paula @ Call Me PMc have decided to resurrect it!   Tanya @ Lemons for Lulu and myself are being added as permanent hosts and each week we will be joined by four co-hosts. Interested in co-hosting? Just email us at and we will get you scheduled! 

What is the Grow Your Blog Networking Party all about? NETWORKING, of course! 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.  (Even if you don't blog, you will find some new ones to explore!)  What are some of your tips for networking? Leave a comment below! We may feature your idea at a future party! Let's meet the hosts and co-hosts of the party! 


Julie from This Gal Cooks (Host)
 Paula from Call Me PMc (Host)
 Tanya from Lemons for Lulu (Host)
Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner (Host)
Kaylynn from Among the Young (Co-Host)
Melissa from Persnickety Plates (Co-Host)
Amanda from My Show (Co-Host)
Lisa from Sweet 2 Eat Baking (Co-Host)

Each week we will be including a link up to a social media outlet of our choosing. This week we chose Google Plus. So after linking up your blog, be sure to scroll down and link up your G+ Profile.
Some tips when using G+:
  • Tag people in your posts that involve them. If you share someone's post on Google plus, tag them by typing @ and their name. A dropdown with a list of names will come up. Select their name to tag them. Below is an example. I wanted to tag Tanya so I typed @ and then started typing her name.
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  • Plus one other posts.
  • Add people to circles. One of the great features of Google plus is that you can add people to circles. This makes it so easy to keep track of who posts about food, tech info, DIY, etc. You can create your own circles and name them whatever you want to name them.
  • Participate in G+ Communities. I am part of the G+ Food Bloggers Community. I've met some great people through that group. And I even attended a virtual Food Bloggers conference that was held on G+!
Do you have any G+ questions? Just let us know. We'd be happy to answer them for you!
    • Follow and/or visit your hosts and co-hosts. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know you stopped by!
    • Link up the main page of your blog, not an individual post. You may link up your individual posts to Marvelous Mondays.
    • 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. Leave the name of your blog in a comment. Please do not leave a link - Google is going to start viewing links as Spam and they will decrease page ranking of sites that are viewed to have a lot of Spam.
    • 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.
    • Place our party graphic on your page. It's not required but it would be a pretty rad thing to do. You can get the graphic by copying and pasting the GYB graphic located in the beginning of this post.



  1. Hi Deb! Thank you for co-hosting the party! I loved reading your "about me" section. I, too, grew up surrounded by delicious food (my mom is a Goddess when it comes to Korean cooking) but didn't start cooking myself until I was in my 20s. I've come a LONG way since then ;). I looks forward to following your delicious page!

  2. What a great idea! Thanks for helping with this effort.

  3. New here. Thanks for the party. Looking forward to the postings and blogs.

  4. Hello, Deb! Popping over from 'This Gal Cooks' to meet you. Thank you so much for co-hosting the Grow Your Blog hop. I'm now following you on Twitter!
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

  5. I just found your blog through this networking party and I just wanted to thank you for hosting this party! I've been blogging for about 10 months now, and I'm definitely looking for growth. I am subscribing to your blog via RSS as you have some mouthwatering recipes!

  6. Good Morning Deb! I found you at the GYB Networking Party and I can't wait to look through your recipes.
    Superheroes and Teacups

  7. Love to find a great new blog through this linky. Thanks for the party!

  8. Deb, thanks for hosting this awesome party!

  9. Hi Deb! Just linked up and stopping by to say Hi! Thanks for hosting this party!

  10. Thanks a lot for hosting Deb! I am now following your blog in several ways. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  11. Thanks for hosting! I'm already following your lovely blog on bloglovin & now I'm following you on google+ also.

  12. Thanks for hosting this, I'm a first time participant and a new follower of your blog. I can tell I'm going to love it here, your couscous salad is a "must try". Hope you take a look at my blog, "Cooking On The Ranch" I specialize in western flare food. I'm a new subscriber.

  13. Thanks for hosting this awesome party, can't wait to start building more networks. :) I am already following you through every media source, your just so good can't miss anything. :)

    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

  14. Thanks for hosting. Joining in for the first time and loving discovering all the new blogs. Following on Bloglovin'
    Emma - Bubbablue and me


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