Frugal Foodie Mama: Grow Your Blog Blog Hop! :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Grow Your Blog Blog Hop! :)


Good morning and welcome to the Grow Your Blog (or GYB) blog hop! I am so happy to be co-hosting this week with Julie and Paula. :) 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.

      • 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.)
Email Julie from This Gal Cooks at


  1. Dear Carrie, Thank you for co-hosting! Have a great week!

  2. Thank you for co-hosting such a great blog hop, Carrie. I love your blog concept and am your newest follower!
    Jen @

  3. Good morning, Carrie! Thanks for co-hosting GYB. I'm a long time follower of yours, but I love reading your blog and recipes! Have a great day!
    - Allie (

  4. New follower here too.I blog over at a great week!

  5. 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

  6. Hi Stopping by from the GYB hop! Thanks for co-hosting~ Enjoy your day! Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  7. 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.

  8. Thanks so much for co-hosting this week Carrie!!! One of my favorite weekly linkies :)

  9. Love your blog! Thanks for hosting, I'm new around here. Would love to have you contribute a recipe to my dinner party link party (it ends tomorrow!)

  10. Hi Carrie, I am new here from the hop thanks for co hosting! I am a new follower & hope you can drop by sometime. You can find me @

  11. Hi, Carrie! Thanks for co-hosting!! You sure have some delicious recipes! Looking forward to more as I started following you via GFC :)
    Have a wonderful night !

    - Brenda @

  12. Hello. Thanks for hosting - I am now following you by GFC and FB.

  13. Hi, I wanted to stop by and say hi from "Grow Your Blog" Enjoying your blog and I am a new follower. I would love for you to come visit and follow back. I hope you have a fantastic weekend.
    Marcie @

  14. Thanks for hosting! This is fun - finding all kinds of people ;)

    off to follow you!


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