Thursday, August 1, 2013

Grow Your Blog Hop


Good Morning!  Welcome back from last week or if you are new this week, we are glad you are here and decided to join in.  You will find us here every Thursday:  Julie from This Gal Cooks, Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner, Tanya from Lemons for Lulu and Paula from Call Me PMc are happy to host this networking opportunity. And in addition every week, we'll also have four co-hosts join us and we would love to have you. Interested in co-hosting? Just email us at growyourblog(at)gmail(dot)com and we will get you scheduled!

What is the Grow Your Blog Networking Party 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. Do you have 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) 
Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner (Host) 
Tanya from Lemons for Lulu (Host)  
Emily from It Bakes Me Happy 
Ashly from Sweet Pea Lifestyle 
Angie from God's Growing Garden 
Ang from Juggling Act Mama
Each week we will be including a link up to a social media outlet of our choosing. This week we chose Facebook. So after linking up your blog, be sure to scroll down and link up your Facebook Page.
Ah, Facebook. If you've had a Facebook page for any length of time, you've come to know that Facebook changes the rules of the game quiet frequently. What was great one year ago, may not be the best way to post and promote your Facebook page today. It's a moving target, but I'll share some tips that I've learned recently.
  1. Comment on other pages from your page. That means more exposure for you. Don't be concerned with everyone 'liking' you back, just the fact that you like and comment means more exposure for you and eventually growth for your page.
  2. Make it Personal - Share personal snippets about your day, ask questions, interact. Post pictures from Instagram to your page.
  3. Connect Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to your Facebook page.
  4. Host a Giveaway. Rafflecoptor offers an easy set up to promote the giveaway right on your Facebook page.
  5. When you share someone's post, tag them in the status. For example
  6. 'I love these Vegan Apple Berry Bran Muffins from @This Gal Cooks, find the recipe here'
  7. Everyone loves pictures, share images. Images are 'liked' and 'shared' more than other status updates by followers.
  8. Did you know you can schedule a post in Facebook? Once you add an image and status, click the clock in the bottom left of the status box. It will prompt you for year, month, day, time. Easy Peasy!
  9. Facebook parties are great for exposure. When a page holds a 'Party', you post your image and link and the host page much like a link party on blogs. The host page then shares it and Boom! more followers! This is especially beneficial when the page is larger than you.
  10. Post at different times and determine the best time to post for your audience.
Do you have any Facebook page tips? Please leave any tips or questions below, I'll be happy to answer them.



  1. Thanks Deb for letting me co-host! - It's so much fun!

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

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•`¤... Jennifer
    Jenn's Random Scraps

  3. Hello Deb!
    Thanks so much for having me along to co-host today. I love the GYB party. I just noticed your Brownie Bites with Rolos and am off to check them out (and pin them!) These sound amazing!
    Hope you're having a great day,
    Ang, Juggling Act Mama

  4. Hi Deb! Just linked up and glad to have this blog back. Following you via Bloglovin'!


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