Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My "Grow Your Blog" Party!! All Bloggers are Invited!! This is THE Official Sign Up post!

***January 15, 2013 - UPDATE
If you are looking for the Grow Your Party list of participants for this years HUGE party -- you will find it here!
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The day I started blogging is etched in my mind forever.  After working for what seemed like hours on my very first post, I held my breath while cautiously (and nervously) -- touching my fingers to the publish button.  One second later, I was a blogger.  At that time, I had no idea how this experience called "blogging" would change my life~~
 
 
 
 
Without ever packing a bag I'm able to visit with some amazing people from all over the world. Over the past couple of years I've developed wonderful relationships with folks on the other side of the world -- friends  that I truly cherish~~
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 Dorthe lives in Denmark- she makes mermaids and dolls and beautiful crafts from objects that she finds along the beach near her home.  ~~  Jenny and her husband Enno live in Holland and have the most beautiful garden you have ever seen.  ~~Suzy lives in Australia and works her magic with lace -- an unbelievable talent. ~ My friend Jo also lives in Australia -- she introduces me to great art,  wonderful recipes -- she is an amazing cook, wonderful books and keeps me always thinking with her inquisitive posts. One more friend in Australia - sweet Neesie, shares her gorgeous artwork on her blog while  writing the most intriquing posts about her interests and life in general. ~~   Jim,Ron,(and Sophie Doodle) live in Nova Scotia- they showcase their amazing scenery on their blog and live life to its fullest -- all through the eyes of their adorable doodle dog - Sophie. ~~  

My dear friend Elaine lives in Canada- we share similar interests in books, movies and PBS series. She has given me some wonderful recommendations! She is also an amazing photographer. ~  Rod - my knitting extraordinaire friend - lives in Iceland (and I am going to visit him next summer!!)  This experience most certainly would not be happeneing if it were not for blogging!!  ~~ Liz lives in France and makes gorgeous crafts using some This experience most certainly would not have happened had it not been for wonderful items that she buys at the flea markets over there (lucky dog!) ~~ Paul lives in England-- he is an expert on plants and flowers and all things gardening related.  He has taken me to some amazingly beautiful places in England through the pages of his blog.~~ Myriam lives in Germany and is truly a wonderful friend. She is so kind and always remembers me on my birthday :) ~~  

Tammy lives in Kuwait and has introduced me to a whole new culture. She is a talented crafter, a world traveler, and shares some amazing recipes on her beautiful blog. ~~   Delilah lives in Finland, but is moving to England -- a recent graduate of a Master Gardening degree -- she is moving to take a position in one of the great historical gardens in the English countryside.  She makes beautiful jewelry. ~~  Mila lives in Italy in the place of my dreams, Cinque Tere - she is a painter and her designs are exquisite. ~~

Elvira lives in (sigh)--- Tuscany.  Her photography is simply breathtaking.  She shares photos of the Tuscan countryside that are beautiful beyond words- and she has a wild boar that she rescued as a baby -- she keeps her as a pet!  ~~ Catherine lives in Belgium -- she is a children's illustrator and makes beautiful bears.  Her party themed designs are precious.~~   And Maggie -- lives in France - in a beautiful historic Presbytere.  She shares stunning photos from around her home and takes us along on her travels.
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These aren't just people that I know -- these are people that I love. We have become true friends through this experience called blogging~~

Whether you have been blogging for years or months or just days -- we all want the experience of making new friends and just knowing that there are people "out there" who care about and are interested in our blogs.  We want to be "heard".  We want people to visit - and leave comments -- and come back again and again to read what we writeWe want FOLLOWERS!!
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My "Grow Your Blog" event is designed to bring more readers and FOLLOWERS to your blogs.  The premise is simple -- visit as many blogs as you can and follow those that interest you.  In turn, those folks will be doing the same thing -- and hopefully everyone will grow a bigger blog! 
We need some guidelines - so here they are~~

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1.  ***Everyone who has a blog is invited!!  Please note - the deadline for entry is January 15!!!***
This is the official SIGN UP Post.  If you want to participate - please leave a comment here on this post.  Make sure you have a valid link to your blog and also tell me how many Followers you have.  ***I am going to place everyone into categories based on the number of followers that you currently have.  While you can certainly visit any blogs and as many blogs as you wish -- those of you with only a few followers may wish to begin your quest by visiting blogs that are similar to yours - so that you can support each other and more quickly add to your follower list.***
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2.  PLEASE share the beautiful party badge (created by friend Karen) on your own blogs.  The more people that know about this event -- the better.  We need lots of people to participate so that you have a better chance of "growing your blog!"  Share this information with your blog friends, with your readers and followers -- perhaps do a special post about the event.  Spread the word!! 
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3. Just in case you don't get what you want for Christmas (LOL!!) -- lets give away some prizes to our participants!  If you wish (it's NOT a requirement) you may give away a prize.  (Anything you want.)  The rules need to be simple -- anyone can enter, anyone can win - regardless of where they live. There is NO requirement that a person has to be a follower of your blog to win. ***The winner does not have to have a blog -- please make sure that you make that evident on your post -- anyone can enter -- anyone can win.***   Blogging has NO boundaries and you need to be willing to mail your gift anywhere in the world.  Let's all  do the same thing and give our prizes away on February 1, 2013.  You can announce the winner of your giveaway on Your blog.  
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4.  **** Please publish your blog post late in the evening of January 18th.  I will publish my post as the host blog -- around midnight on the morning of the 19th.  I'll participate just as you all do - and will have a little give away of my own as well. 


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Some suggestions for making this a better and more fun experience for all of us--
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1. Introduce yourself on your blog.  Tell about who you are and why you started your blog.  If your blog pertains to a particular interest - tell about that also.  In short - let folks know what your blog is about. 
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2. Make sure that you go to your blog profile and add your email address to your profile.  There is NOTHING more dreaded than the No-Reply Blogger status on your comment.  People want to be able to reply back to you and if they can't because you have not included your address in your profile -- they may get frustrated.
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3. Comment Moderation  spam filter ---We all hate it.  Please consider turning it OFF for this event.  Folks just do not want to sit and have to type in those silly numbers and letters every time they leave a comment.  If you visit 50 or 60 blogs - that might get old really fast. It is totally your choice to turn it off or leave it on -- I am just suggesting that you turn it off.   
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4. VERY IMPORTANT -- Be sure that you have your Follower button installed on your sidebar!!!   (It's located in the gadget section of your design page- just click to add it to your sidebar.)  
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5.  You might want to consider adding your email address to your sidebar someplace where folks will see it.  (you can add that by using the text gadget)
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6.  Put your first name someplace near your blogger profile and share a photo of yourself if you would like.  People want to identify with you and to call you by your first name when they leave their comments.  
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7. Please -- we are NOT selling things here.  That is not what this event is about. The purpose of this event is to Meet-Greet- and Grow your blogs! So please don't take advantage of that.  If you have an ETSY shop or website -- just have it listed on your sidebar.  If folks are interested - they will go there. 
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8.  If you want to give your blog a new "do" in time for the party --- you might want to contact Karen - she will make your blog look beautiful! 
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This is my way of giving back to the blogging community that has given SO very much to me. I feel in my heart that this event has such great potential to help your blogs to GROW and to change your blogging life -- especially if you are a new or novice blogger.  I'm so very excited to have the opportunity to host this event and to invite you all to participate.  My fingers are crossed already -- and we still have to wait 2 months!!!  Lets use that time to spread the word among our fellow bloggers.  Please - Please-- share the information with all of your friends.  Lets make this an unbelievable event!! (and then we can do it again next year!!)
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ps -- coming up next -- a little motivation for some pre-Christmas shopping and a little reward for my devoted followers! An I LOVE ETSY Party!! .  I will link to some of my favorite ETSY shops and--- I will link to yours.  If you are one of my devoted followers and your etsy shop is ready for Christmas shoppers -- then I would love to help to bring folks to your etsy shop.  I will have all the info in a post that is coming up soon - so be watching!!


And so it begins~~ the first donation for my "Pink Scarf Project" has arrived.  Donated by the generous souls at the Lady of Fatima Church in Huntington, West Va-- it is beyond beautiful and so very special.  The flower embellishments were added by my friend Janet Yost.  This scarf will bring a smile and a warm hug to someone who is recieving treatments for Breast cancer. 

Please consider participating in this special project.  You may make or purchase a pink scarf for your donation. The scarf you donate could make a difference -- You can find more info on my sidebar-- or here.   

xoxo,
Vicki

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Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Wishing you a "Happy New Year" Vicki and thank you for hosting this wonderful party - I too have made some lovely friends through blogging.

I have 296 followers and I see a lot of them have joined your party too!

http://roseslaceandbrocante.blogspot.co.nz/

Thank you
hugs xox
Shane in New Zealand


Donna Heber said...

Hi Vicki,

I would like to join in on the fun. Donna's Designs can be found here at http://www.donnaheber.com/. I currently have 293 followers.

Kim said...

Count me in too. I have 195 followers. This is a great opportunity to meet new bloggers!!

sewknitcreate said...

I am totally new to blogging and have 3 followers! My blog is sewknitcreate.wordpress.com I share my love of fabric, knitting, and general creativity there. Oh and did I mention I'm OBSESSED with aprons? I'm am excited about this event!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Vicki,

Thanks very much for having this Grow Your Blog Party. I am looking forward to meeting many new bloggers.

I am a passionate Stitcher and I love to crochet. I love working with hand-dyed wools to make my creations.

I have 228 Followers.
My blog is called CJ Stitching and Blooms. http://cjstitchingandblooms.blogspot.com/

I have Word Verification turn off but I do moderate comments due to many spam message I receive. Is this OK??
Hugs Judy

Jamie @ Prepared to Eat said...

Do you have to be on blogspot to participate? I know you asked me to put up a box for followers, but I am not sure what kind of box you are talking about. I am on wordpress.

Eusebia Blumenstengel said...

So- I give it another try- my comments are gone :-(
Anyway- I'd love to be a part of this wonder- ful idea. Thank you so much <3

From my heart to all of yours out there...

http://funkelglueck.blogspot.de/

Belén said...

Hi! I would love to participate, this is such a sweet idea! My blog is http://nailpolishlane.blogspot.com.es/ and it is about nail art. Right now I have 102 followers.

Jennifer said...

What a great idea! I'm in :-)

Jennifer @ www.thejennyevolution.com

Tamara said...

I am new to blogging. I have 16 followers. I would love to join your party and meet new people! here is my link. http://tobeestudio.blogspot.com/

Peggy Lee said...

OH NO!!! I just read the comment I left way back in early November and I didn't officially commit! I do hope it's not too late!
http://www.kentuckysampler.blogspot.com.
I have 262 followers.

I am posting all about it on my blog today!!

~Peggy Lee

Countrywoman said...

I'll join in on the fun. I have no followers. My blog addy is http://discoveringherlife.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

Such a fabulous and genereous idea!! i am in!! My blog is Elizabeth Creates and can be found here; http://elizabethcreates.blogspot.com

I just spent a wonderful hour reading all about your exquisite nests for the Children's hospital Bravo to you and your merry abnd of elves!! what an amazing and generous project!! Hats off to you and delightful to meet you!! BTW- SuzyQ Sent me!!

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Please count me in! Love meeting new blogging friends:) I currently have 111 followers.
~Lori
www.applegrovetreasures.blogspot.com

My Garden Diaries said...

Hi There! I am so excited about growing my blog this year! I'm in! I have 24 followers. Looking forward to it! Thanks for doing this! Nic

http://www.mygardendiaries.com/

StarTraci said...

Hi! My aunt Sharlotte shared your blog with me and I'd like to join the party. Working out the kinks with my follower bar on wordpress but ready to have some fun and meet new people!

My blog is http://www.astarinmyownuniverse.com

Cindy Gambill said...

I'd love to join in on this, I'm always looking for more blogs to follow! I only have two followers to date, eager to have more!

www.cindygambill.blogspot.com

Thanks
Cindy

Jennifer Blake said...

I have 2 blogs. The first one is a cross stitch, knitting and crocheting one I have 50 followers @ www.heartlandstitching.blogspot.com
The second one is a blog about all things books I have 0 followers @ www.heartlandreading.blogspot.com

angi eharis said...

OMG vicki! you are so rt, it is here, grow your blog time! thanks for the reminder and your hard work! i am so excited, time to clean house! aloha, angi in hana

Vikki Hooks said...

Wow just found this place from Faith..crochetbythesea. I would love to be a part of this. My blog is http://byhooks4u.blogspot.com I have 125 followers

Carolyn said...

Hello Vickie,
I just found your blog. This is a great idea. I would love to join.

http://takingonestitchatatime.blogspot.com

I have 167 followers

Thanks for putting this together!
Carolyn

Susan Harvey said...

I write about my weaving adventures (and occasionally about personal events)
I have a blogiversary gift giveaway of a handwoven towel happening (closes Jan 8th) for those who sign up as 'regular readers' (currently sitting at 291)

http://weeverwoman.blogspot.com
"Thrums"

Thanks for visiting!
Susan

Terri said...

What a wonderful idea! I was just thinking of doing a look back post about when I first started blogging and why....I think joining in your fun would be a great way to thank those who I have already met in blogland and to say "Hello" to new friends! Yay! I have 1548 very kind followers.
Hugs,
Terri
artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

lindsay ostrom said...

I would love to participate in this and the pink project... already crocheting away! Souch a great idea.
I believe i have over 2000 subscribers... i didn't check the exact amount... but i am up there somewhere. I will adhere to all the rules and suggestions. Can't wait! Thanks for the offer.
Lindsay Ostrom
www.lindsayostrom.blogspot.com

Joy said...

I have two blogs and I'll put stuff up on both.

There's my personal blog http://gadgetsjoyfulpage.blogspot.com with 61 followers.

Then there's my cross stitch designs blog http://solascripturaneedlework.wordpress.com with 0 followers.

Norma Jean said...

My name is Norma and I have started 2 blogs- one for my crochet ramblings: http://toomuchyarnnotenoughtime.blogspot.com/
and one for my spiritual growth :
http://attitudeofgratitudeandfaith.blogspot.com/

I only have 1-2 followers for each! I would love to know that people are reading and develop friendships! Count me in!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I would love to participate in "Grow Your Blog". I have about 400 followers, but some of them have been followers from my quilting blog. Thanks for including me.

You can find my blog at -

http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Wilma said...

Hello.

I would like to sign in.
Have 11 followers.

http://www.shabbyroyale.blogspot.com

Thank you! :)

Wilma.

Lori said...

I'm in. My blog has 19 listed but two are me and two are my husband..still not sure how or why that happened. I really only have 2 consistant readers though. It's a photography/life blog. I blog about anything that's on my mind at the moment.

http://lifeinpixels-photomom.blogspot.com/

LauraO said...

Me too please! I'm reviving my blog and currently have 31 followers. My blog is http://lauraohdesigns.blogspot.com

Thank you! I look forward to meeting other participants.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I am looking forward to this! This is a great idea!
I have been an off and on blogger for the past year and I need to get back into the swing of things!
I blog about my passion of creating shabby cottage, rosy items and bits and pieces of my life~
http://sayitwithroses.blogspot.com and I have 455 followers..
♥ Jil

EvalinaMaria said...

Party?! Of course I'm in!
Evalina, This and that...

EvalinaMaria said...

I'm so excited about this event that I forgot to tell you how many followers I have. I'm sorry. I have 454 followers. The link to your site is on my sidebar - let's the party begin!

Debbie Jones said...

http://www.charlyanddebbie.blogspot.com/

Hi, I would love to participate in your Grow Your Blog party. Thanks so much!

Debbie Jones said...

P.S. I think I signed up before under my second blog which will become inactive soon. Thanks for allowing me to participate with my primary active blog! Looking forward to this!

Shivin said...

Nice Idea!I have a cooking blog!

I have about 20 followers..Hoping to meet more!

http://manethindi.blogspot.com

Shivin said...

Wow!Nice!I have a cooking blog and I really like your idea!
I have about 20 followers overall...

http://manethindi.blogspot.com

cheers,
shivin

Una said...

Great idea. I have a new blog with 7 followers and would love more.

My blog is Great Balls of Wool
http://bagsofwool.blogspot.co.uk/

Laurie said...

This sounds like such fun! Thank you for dreaming it up/hostessing it! I would love to participate; my blog is http://indulgeyourshelf.blogspot.com and I have 388 followers.

Charlsey said...

Thank you for hosting. I found your blog through Thistle Cove who I just started following this week. I am a quilter, sailor, mother and grandmother. I love traveling with my husband.

my blog is
nonniescedarchest@wordpress.com I have 27 followers

Charlsey

okcamp said...

This sounds like fun! I have 22 followers. I blog about life on a farm in the north woods and all things vintage.

http://okcamp.blogspot.com/

Thanks!
~Diane

Katherine said...

I would like to join in:
http://blueheronquilts2.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

I'd love to join the blog party. I blog mostly about quilting and scrapbooking. My blog is fairly new and I don't have any followers yet.
http://donnafussell.typepad.com/

okcamp said...

Hi Vickie,
I thought I posted this earlier today, but it has been terribly windy here and we've had several power outages.

I have 22 followers and I blog about life in the north woods on our hobby farm in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I'm also a lifelong collector and blog about my vintage finds and treasures.

http://okcamp.blogspot.com/

Thanks for hosting this....it sounds like a brilliant idea!
~diane

okcamp said...

Hi Vickie,
I tried to post earlier, but due to high winds we've experienced several power outages today. I'm on a satellite connection.

I have 22 followers and blog about life in the north woods on our hobby farm in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I'm also a lifelong collector and blog about my vintage finds and treasures.

http://okcamp.blogspot.com/

Thanks for hosting this....it's a brilliant idea!
~diane

Bluefinch said...

Please sign me up! I am a new blogger and only have 3 followers. You can find my blog at:
http://www.bluefinchjewelry.blogspot.com/

Thanks!
Rachel

pam said...

I'd love to participate! I have 27 little lovely followers! http://thefinderskeeper.blogspot.com
Thanks so much what a great idea. I have found some of my favorites through other friends and bloggers!

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

Okay, I'm working my life to make room for this because I love the idea..............I may be a few minutes late now and then, but I'm excited to be a part of your wonderful idea!

Love you.

polkadotbarn@gmail.com
www.polkadotbarn.blogspot.com
275 followers

Maureen said...

I love this idea! I am a fairly new blogger in Canada with only 19 followers. I blog quite a bit about baking, but also DIY projects, gardening, and things around town! You can find me at http://www.redcottagechronicles.com

Tiffany said...

I would love to participate! I am a fairly new Christian Lifestyle blogger. I have 7 followers. :) www.pinkfaithtoday.blogspot.com

Pam said...

I'm in!! Great idea. So excited to participate. 80 followers. http://www.crossroadsofmymind.blogspot.com

-- Pam

gail said...

Please count me in! I love my blog and my bloggy friends. I think FB has somewhat slowed down blog visitors and I think that is a shame because blogs have so much more to offer. I love that you are doing this and glad I stopped by my friend SuziQ's blog and saw her announcement! I also love your gorgeous nests. I don't use blogger anymore but Squarespace and while they don't have a FOllower link, there is a subsscribe button in the sidebar. I was over 500 followers but lost many when I left blogger last year and now am at a little over 200. www.shabbycottagestudio.net

Kathy said...

Count me in! I have some of the nicest people out there in blogland. I have 138 folowers and I am at:
http://katherineuhrig.blogspot.com/

Barbara F. said...

Hi Vicki, I am here from Jan's blog, the lady who makes beautiful Rosary beads. I am interested in joining the "grow your blog" party. I seem to have plateau'd with followers and it is making me sad, and I am thinking of just letting my blog end. Maybe I need a little push and more followers? It is worth a shot. Thanks for hosting this. xo

Barbara F. said...

I forgot to add that I have 268 followers since March 2011. xo

Val said...

I'm always happy to meet new readers (51 following so far) and writers.

Happy new year to you! :)

Val at http://myprettylittleroughpatches.blogspot.com/

Rajeswari said...

I'm in. What a wonderful idea to meet more such lovely friends and great inspirations. Lovely event! 103 followers and counting..

http://diapermum.blogspot.hk/

Chubby Chieque said...

I am a new member, in this case.

Hope everyone have/had a great day and w/end ahead.

Greetings from a snowy Stockholm,
/CC girl

Pls. follow the link and you find me there: http://thenewlifeatthebox.blogspot.se/

Chubby Chieque said...

I am a new member, in this case.

Hope everyone have/had a great day and w/end ahead.

Greetings from a snowy Stockholm,
/CC girl

Pls. follow the link and you find me there: http://thenewlifeatthebox.blogspot.se/

Louise Michie said...

I would like to try this too. My name is Louise and I live in a tropical city in Australia. I love reading the blogs of people in other countries and whose lifestyle is similar but different from mine. Blogging seems to spread so much goodwill and kindness around the world, it is amazing. I write about my daily life and things I see. My blog address is http://louise-twentyfourseven.blogspot.com.au/ I have just two followers but there are some more who have joined on google+. Come and read and leave a comment.

Di Lewis said...

Hi! I would love to join!..meet new friends, and share gardening,crafting, decorating, and celebrating life! I have 71 followers. Thank you for doing this! My blog is named for our sweet dog, Scooby
http://porchsittintimeforscooby.blogspot.com/

Cathy Habermann said...

Just emailed you and now signing up!: http://handsondesign.blogspot.com/?m=0 don't know how many followers I might have. Probably just a few, if any!

Crafty Community Athanasios said...

http://craftycommunityathanasios.blogspot.no/

id love to sign up for the blog hop. I have 12 followers at present. I will be working on an item for a give away for the hop too thanx for organizing this
vikkie

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Hi Vicki,
I would love to participate, I have 90 followers and have been blogging for 10 months about beautiful living, food , gardening, my passions.
http://labellavitadesignandinspiration.blogspot.com
Thanks, Mary

Carolyn ♥ said...

I would love to join in! What a lovely idea. You are so sweet to do this. I found you through Cottage Days. I have been blogging over two years now and have 203 readers. I blog about nature and my gardens, of course!
This Grandmother's Garden www.ThisGrandmothersGarden.com

susan said...

Ok. I finally know how many followers I have - 39. The follower widget is on my blog too. Thanks for hosting this!!!

Angela Grasse said...

I would love to participate. I have 73 followers. My blog address is
princessbubblescreates.blogspot.com
Thanks
Angela

Robyn said...

Count me in as well! I already found a few I will be following!
http://refreshedandrestored.blogspot.com/ It is tiny only a handful of followers, but time to grow and go!

Rambling Woods said...

This is a wonderful idea, but I have a wordpress blog that doesn't have the blogger-type follower button. But it is a great idea.. My blog is Nature for the past 6 years..Michelle

Nikki said...

I love this! I'd love to take part, you can find me snuggling at http://thelittlenordiccabin.blogspot.co.uk/ with my 198 followers :) Can't wait to 'meet' some more people & it's nice to meet you!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Blogging has been such a blessing to me and I have met so many wonderful people. Please count me in. I have approximately 2360 GFC followers and more than 6000 that follow via email & reader. Thanks for the chance to find new blogs and make new friends. xx,Sherry @ No Minimalist Here


http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Blogging has been such a blessing to me and I have met so many wonderful people. Please count me in. I have approximately 2360 GFC followers and more than 6000 that follow via email & reader. Thanks for the chance to find new blogs and make new friends. xx,Sherry @ No Minimalist Here


http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com

Nell at njschout said...

Thank you.. my blog is www.momentinsmapleglem.blogspot.ca

Nell at njschout said...

Thank you... my blog is momentsinmapleglen.blogspot.ca

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Vicki, I just read about this on Shane's blog and what a great idea. I would love to join in and will post your link and button on my sidebar. Thank you so much.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Mary said...

What a great idea!!! I would love to participate! One of the things I wanted to do this year is grow my blog ( I have a whole 2 followers - bad I know!)

http://thecrafthoarder.blogspot.com/

Maggie said...

What a wonderful idea, and so generous of you to host and organize it! I need to grow my blog and this may be just the kick-start I need. I blog about my illustration, jewelry making,teaching craft classes, and random stuff, and have 53 followers. I'd love to welcome more!

http://www.themagrag.com

Something Special said...

I agree with you about the blogging world. I feel sorry for anyone who does not blog, because the wonderful people you get to meet from all over. I am in! And I am posting this on my sidebar. askmichelesomethingspecial.blogspot.com

Daffycat said...

I will play...more to grow others blogs than my own. I have 1297 followers.

Debbie said...

I would love to participate. 31 followers to date. I love knitting, stitching, crochet,travelling and taking pictures. Thanks for hosting this event.
lavender2debbie.blogspot.ca

Wendy said...

Hi Vicky, wow what a great idea, thanks for hosting! I'd love to join! My blog is http://appleapricot.blogspot.nl/
I't about crafting and I have 54 followers so far (plus some extra through networked blogs).

hugs, Wendy

boysmum2 said...

Yes I would love to get in on this, have a little work to do on the blog so this will motivate me to be ready for next week. My name is Kathryn but I blog under
Boysmum2, I can be seen here....
www.benalex.blogspot.com

boysmum2 said...

Sorry forgot to say I have 36 followers at present

karamino said...

Thank you - I would love to join your party! I have 83 followers, love to sew and cross stitch) http://karamino.blogspot.com/

Casa Mariposa said...

Sounds interesting! Count me in. :o)
http://ts-casamariposa.blogspot.com

I have 157 followers

summerlandcottagestudio said...

This is so exciting and fun, and very generous of you! Please add me to your list of blogs ... I am thrilled to be part of a fabulous group of bloggers!
Happiest New Year & Thank You, http://summerlandcottagestudio.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

Destiny must have led me to your blog tonight lol as I found this post. I was on Blogger for quite some time and I decided to close that blog down and stop blogging for awhile. At that time I had 89 followers as I really wasn't into blogging too much at the time. But they were my blessed 89 followers :)

I recently decided I really missed blogging and really do love it. I purchased my own domain and imported most of my posts from my old blog. I am on wordpress now and I can't figure out how to import my followers from the old blog, so I have decided to just start over and it's very lonely, as I don't think anyone knows I exist. I am using the "linky followers" and it came with four pre-followers LOL, I don't know who they are, but I'm not willing to erase them. Heavens no. I hope it's not a problem that I am on wordpress! So basically, I'm a brand new and lonely blogger :)

Thank you for doing this!

hugs, Sandra

kathyinozarks said...

what a fun idea thank you-a friend of mine that loves your nests sent me to your blog.
I just put your button on my page, I have around 50 followers-and I would love to grow my blog with friends that will read and comment on my blog-that is my biggest problem for me-I have a counter on my page so I know I have readers-at least 50 a day-but few comment-and I don't like all those numbers and letters either-I took that off of my blog-most of the spam is silliness and I just delete those
thanks Kathy

Akuna Kumara said...

Fantastic! be here with bells on...
http://akunakumara-akuna.blogspot.com/

Akuna Kumara said...

Fantastic! be here with bells on
http://akunakumara-akuna.blogspot.com/

Kinley Rose said...

Hi Vicki. I just started blogging at the start of the year and have no followers as of yet.
This is my little spot on the web... http://aplacetostitch.blogspot.com/

Love your blog!

Kimberly said...

http://kimberly-kimberlyskorner.blogspot.com/

756 followers.
sounds like fun. found your blog thru everyday ruralty.

Shanda said...

I'm in, I have 43 followers, but I follow a lot, I love to read blogs and it is something I do every morning and evening, part of my routine. I may not comment much, but I do read :)

Angie said...

I would love to join the party! I have 24 followers and have been blogging for just over a year. My main interest is cross stitch and hardanger. Angie

http://loviedewstitchery.blogspot.ca/

Annabelle said...

I so want to take part. I have 68 awesome followers and would love so many more. Visit me today and take part in my Giveaway.
http://annabelleserendipity.blogspot.co.uk

Deb said...

I'd love to join in on the fun. I already have a lot of followers about 700), but I love finding new blogs and hopefully I'd be able to do that. I get so inspired by all the different things that I come across!!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I'm getting in "just under the wire!" Sounds like a wonderful idea!
Best, Susan

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I found out about your party through Daffycat!
Please count me in. My blog has 341 followers and is found at

www.serendipitousstitching.blogspot.com

Regarding the word verification issue, if people get spam when they turn it off then they should remove the ability to post anonymously. I have noticed that the majority of bloggers with the dreaded wv still allow anon posting, kind of defeats the object a little!!

Kat said...

I'd like to join in. I just started blogging. I only have 2 followers and I would love to have more. You can reach my blog at http://katstitching.blogspot.ca.

Thank you.

Kat said...

I'm sorry. I just realized that I had my comments set to no reply and didn't even realize it. I've fixed it now and am excited to make new friends.

Erin Turowski said...

Hi, Vicki,

What a great idea! Could you please add my blog? "Less B*tching, More Stitching!" - 34 followers

http://lessb1tchingmorestitching.blogspot.com/

Angela said...

What a wonderful idea! Count me in please. I have 649 followers to date.

http://hookedonstitches.blogspot.ca

Thanks!

Ziggyeor said...

http://ziggyeor.blogspot.com/
Great fun, I have a blog with 90 followers. I use my blog to post stitching things and scrapbooking. I am also posting about things I read, though I missed my post on Wednesday for this. opps, I hope this event will make me a better blogger.

africanaussie said...

Oh what a great idea! I need an infusion of new ideas in my blogroll. I look forward to meeting lots of new (to me) inspiring bloggers. I live in the tropical north of Australia and blog about my garden, along with a little cooking and crafting. I have 125 followers and this is my blog: http://africanaussie.blogspot.com.au/

summerlandcottagestudio said...

This is so exciting and fun, and very generous of you! Please add me to your list of blogs ... I am thrilled to be part of a fabulous group of bloggers!
Happiest New Year & Thank You, http://summerlandcottagestudio.blogspot.com

Patty C. said...

Great idea to "Grow Your Blog"

I have 614 followers at
Hanging On By A Thread
http://pccrafty.blogspot.com

Some of the nicest people in the world !!! So Come on Over ;)

Monica said...

WOW! Glad I saw this on another blog. What a great idea. My name is Monica. My blog is http://thehooplessstitcher.blogspot.com/
I have 75 members. I have a great giveaway planned.
Thanks for doing this.
Monica

Kathryn said...

I would love to participate my blog only has 5 followers 4 of which are family. http://thepinkchronicles-kathryn.blogspot.com/

Katy

Sami said...

My first time visiting your blog, came via "Africanaussie". What a lovely challenge. I could certainly do with a few more "friends"! I started blogging about a year and a half ago, have 36 followers at the moment, write about our expat experience in Australia, travels, my cats, arts and crafts, recipes...and at the moment I'm taking part in the A-Z of Australia. I blog at http://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com.au/

hueisei said...

I love the idea! Please count me in. I am a blogger from Malaysia :D
http://loveitsewit.blogspot.com/

Jan said...

I just read about this. What a great idea. Count me in.

I have 170 followers right now.
http://stitchingcats.blogspot.com/

Jan

xstitchlibrarian said...

I'm fairly new to blogging but enjoying it very much! I don't have any followers yet, but would love to get some... http://xstitchlibrarian.blogspot.com.au
Thanks!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

hi, what a wonderful thing to be doing, of course I must join in, blogging has been an absolutely fabulous way of meeting and making new friends.
http://kiwifruit-shiree.blogspot.com

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

ooops I have 138 followers...

Susan said...

Please include my blog.
aslongasyouhaveagarden.blogspot.com
51 followers
I've already had fun finding new blogs just from the comments. I have a big project coming up which I hope readers will enjoy.

Susan said...

Just a thought with the posting date/time. Have you made allowances for different time zones. I'm four hours behind you.

Lesleyanne Smith said...

So exciting, I would love to join in. I have 58 followers.
http://myfrozensunshine.blogspot.com/
Love Lesleyannne xxx

Lesleyanne Smith said...

I would love to join in, such an exciting event. I have 58 followers at the moment.

http://myfrozensunshine.blogspot.com/

Love
Lesleyanne - Poland.
xxx

Christine said...

This sounds like a great idea, please count me in. I've been blogging for around 5 years at http://alchymyst.blogspot.co.uk/ and I've got 157 followers

LastingAllure said...

Oh I would be so interested in this! My blog is: http://lastingallure.blogspot.ca/

I have 30 followers so far. I mainly cross stitch and do bead weaving or bead embroidery on this. I also tend to do others crafts as well when I am feeling super creative such as sewing, quilting, knitting, painting...too many things not enough time :)

blueladie said...

I would LOVE to participate! This is such a GREAT idea!!! I have 166 followers at my blog, Cathryn's place, -> http://www.blueladie.blogspot.com/ Again, thanks so much! Cathryn

Bruna Aguiar Melo said...

I'm in!
http://memoriascoloridasminhas.blogspot.pt/
6 followers

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Oh yes, I would love to be part of the Blog Party.
http://joycesloveoflife.blogspot.com

Joyce Clark Frank said...

I forgot to mention that I have 198 followers.
http://joycesloveoflife.blogspot.com

Bonnie Brown said...

Sounds like fun!

Bonnie's World
http://bbrown426.blogspot.ca/

McKenna C. said...

What a great idea!

I have 138 followers, and here's the link: http://chiccrafting.blogspot.com/

~McKenna
mckmuff(at)gmail(dot)com

Bonnie Brown said...

OOPS I have 151 followers at the moment

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

This is going to be a huge party! I kept waiting to sign up until I had my new blog going. I have two now, but need to get the new one seen. I'm not with Blogger and when the whole Friend Connect thing happened, I dropped off a ton of feeds. Figured this was a good time to do some refocusing. So how many followers do I have? Not a clue. Not many. As in, 10 or less.

The new blog, Just Vintage Home is at http://justvintagehome.com

Oh, and if I'm a "no-reply" it's because I have no idea how to fix it.

Thanks for hosting!

Wanda

Deborah Hamilton said...

http://squaregrannie.blogspot.com

I have 39 followers and I blog about cooking, reading, crochet, knitting, sewing, and quilting.

grannie_square@ymail.com

Angela said...

i'm a late entrant but I'd love to join the party. my blog is http://angelcatuk.blogspot.co.uk/ and I have 35 followers

Bernadett Rauski said...

I just read about this wonderful ,,giveaway" on It's Daffycat's Blog.
I read your post carefully and I have to change the comments moderation and I have to add my e-mail on my blog.I will do it.I will post about the giveaway immediately,but I will update it later.I will write about me and why I began my blog 3 years ago in May.
I have 164 followers.But the most important people,whose blog I read are on my blog list ,on my sidebar on the right.
I will offer a giveaway prize on my blog,but I have to think about it,what it could be...
Thank you for organizing this happening.I hope I will find new bloggers,new friends,who have the same taste as I do.:)
I am from Serbia,but I am Hungarian.
http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
betikarauski@gmail.com

All the best.:)
Bernadett

Sharon said...

What a lovely idea! Thank you so much for graciously hosting. :). My blog address is:

http://floridaflossie.blogspot.com/?m=1. I have 100 followers.

Lulu said...

What a great idea! Please include my blog at www.craftingacrosscontinents.blogspot.com it currently only has 27 followers.

Thank you,
Lulu

Emma/Itzy said...

What a fun idea, I would love to take part!

My blog is; http://myitzycreativecorner.blogspot.co.uk/

It is mainly cross stitch with some knitting and other crafts thrown in for good measure :) I currently have 88 followers. Thank you for holding the event!

Emma/Itzy

Shannon Meyer said...

This is a great idea. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together. My blog is...
www.aroundthehomestead.blogspot.com
and I have 16 followers as of today.

Shannon

FIONA said...

I would love to join you - what a fantastic idea! I am about to celebrate 4 years of blogging and I have 314 friends and followers at the moment. thanks for including me - Fiona xx http://peacefulthreads.blogspot.com.au

Quinn said...

Thank you for the invitation to this fabulous party! My blog is so new the ink would still be wet, if there was ink involved.

http://comptonia.blogspot.com

I don't have ANY followers yet, but now that I know I should have that gadget, I'll add it to the sidebar. (I'm a newbie, can you tell?)

Looking forward to the party! Thanks for the incentive to get bloggy :)

Quinn

katelnorth said...

This is a lovely idea; I would like to take part. My blog is http://katesquilting.blogspot.com; I have 162 followers.

Kelly@CCCC said...

Hi there! I'd love to be able to join! I'm still fairly illiterate when it comes to blogs, but I'm working on it.
I have a whopping 14 followers! I would enjoy more activity on my blog!

http://coffeecupchristianity.blogspot.com/

I'm excited to see how this turns out! Have a great day! xoxo Kelly

Astrids dragon said...

I'm joining the party! I've got 87 followers... so far.

My blog is about cross stitching, baking, friends, family and whatever else I can think of!

http://astridxstitching.blogspot.com/

Terri said...

I have a blog through Wordpress so I don't think I can have the "followers" watsit on my blog. I do have a subscribe button though and I have 7 subscribers.

Please include me. Thanks!

http://thisisterri.com

tdwoverton@gmail.com

rachel said...

Fab idea, and perfect timing - I was just thinking I could do with some new/different blogs to read! I blog at http:://goplacidly.com and I have 60 followers.
Can't wait to visit some of you! xxx

Lija said...

I have debated with myself over this ... I shouldn't be attending parties when revision is on! But so many of the blogs I follow are joining this that I could not resist.

My blog is:

http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/

and I have 58 followers.

Becca-Lou Creates said...

Thanks for this, please include me

www.beccaloucreates.blogspot.com

I have approx 50 followers

Crafty and homemade blog, would like to find likeminded people

Lynne said...

I'm in, thank you for doing this. I have 58 followers.

Lynn said...

Is there still time to join the party? I'd love to be counted in and meet some new blogging friends.
I currently have 227 followers on my blog. Here is the link:
http://kearnelskorner.blogspot.ca/

I love to cross stitch, read and sing with choirs.
Thank you for coming up with such a wonderful idea!

Vivien said...

I would love to join, I am new to blogging and I have no followers. My blog is sunand sewing.blogspot.com

Lyndsey said...

Sounds like fun and I would love to take part. My blog is http:/sewmanyyarns.blogspot.com and I have 67 followers.

Kimberly Scott said...

Would love to sign up! Thank you :) I have 41 followers http://kaliscreations.blogspot.com/

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Fun idea! I'd like to take part in this. My blog is http://cathycrossstitch.blogspot.com/

I have 122 followers.
Thanks!

Pull the other thread said...

Would love to be part of this. I like to talk about crafting especially but sometimes will post about interesting sites I have found or other interests I have.

http://pulltheotherthread.blogspot.com/

I have 123 followers

wilma boer said...

OK, so I'm totally new to this blogging thing also. I have a total of 7 followers at this time.
http://wilhelmina46.blogspot.ca/

Iantha said...

Is it too late to sign up! I have come here several times and debated whether or not to sign up. I have a blog for my business and many of the posts are business related while some are more personal about me. I did not know if I would fit in with the types of blogs you were looking for. I have no followers. My blog is ianthasink.typepad.com if you would like to look at it. I do know that the post to be linked back here should be of the more personal kind. Thanks for your time, Iantha

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi! Please count me in. It sounds like a lot of fun. I have 226 followers. thank you for hosting.

http://rosewalkcottage.blogspot.com/

Chris Flynn said...

Okie Dokie.... I'm IN! Please include me! Sorry, I'm so last minute!
I have 71 lovely followers at http://redwoodmountainmusings.blogspot.com/
Thank you, thank you, and Sweet Blessings, Chris

Chris Flynn said...

Help! how do I find the code to link you on my side bar? I clicked on your email me button, but it came back and undeliverable.
Thanks, Chris

Tettelestai said...

I am late in signing up, but would love to participate in this blog hop :-) I only have 60 followers, so not huge, but my blog is my creative outlet and where I get to share what's in my brain :-)

Kay's Little Korner

mybearsnme said...

What a net idea - I'd love to participate.I love your descriptions of some of the blogs you follow. I'm new at this, so please bear with me :)
http://leftoverchocolatestitches.blogspot.ca/

thanks!

mybearsnme said...

PS, I have 12 followers and just started Jan 1st this year :)

Karen said...

Sounds like a fun party! Count me in!

Karen from
http://sewmuch2luv.blogspot.com

I currently have 778 followers

cmoh said...

This s a wonderful idea, especially since recently my style and interests have changed. I currently have 228 followers.

www.cmoh.blogspot.com

Thanks for organizing such a wonderful event.
Hugs
Caroline

Loretta said...

I have been seeing posts about this since the weekend. I would like to take part and I will have a giveaway.

http://lorettasstitchingblog.blogspot.ca/

I currently have 219 followers.

Loretta

Debbie said...

Vicki, saw this blog post about this "Grow you Blog" Party on another blog that I follow, and just had to join as well. I have been art blogging for awhile, and I have 51 followers. I would love to make new friends as well. Thank you for hosting. See you all this weekend!

Debbie:)
theothersideofdeb.blogspot.com

Kaisievic said...

Hi Vicki, I just realised that I posted on the wrong post. Is it too late yo join the party? I have 260 followers. my blog is http:kittenstitching.blogspot.com and my email address is kayedep@gmail.com.
Hugs Kaye

Elizabeth Braun said...

Yeah! Sign me up! I'm at:
http://sew-in-love.blogspot.com/
and I do embroidery and knitting, with a little of this and that (almost all textile related) thrown in here and there. I have a stack of other blogs too (all linked to from my main textiles one) on things like languages, travel, goals etc and they all have between 1 and 12 followers! Sew in Love has a decent following thus far with 353 through Blogger and 500-odd on Google Reader, but more new acquaintances are always welcome!

lynda said...

I would love to join in...this sounds like fun and I always love finding new blogs to read!
Mine is
http://acozylittleplaceforstitching.blogspot.com
I have 396 followers right now

Thanks!
lynda

Carol said...

Would love to join in with this, sounds a great way to meetlots of new folks with many and varies interests. Thank you for hosting this major event!! Carol
I have 38 followers and my blog is
http://crafting-tadpole.blogspot.co.uk/

Susan Barclay said...

This *is* a great idea - count me in! My blog is http://www.notesfrominnisfree.blogspot.com

Susan Barclay said...

I tried to post my comment a minute ago, but it doesn't seem to show, so I'm trying again. I think this is a great idea - count me in!

My blog can be found at http://www.notesfrominnisfree.blogspot.com

Joan - South Island, New Zealand. said...

This is great! I'm really keen to vamp up my blog (and my life!) so that we can share our blogging enthusiasm.
Thankyou.
Cheers
Joan

MarchAnn said...

Goodness just saw this on a friends blog today and want to join the Grow Your Blog too.
I am a cross stitcher but have many other hobbies.
I am March Ann at
http://stitchingagain-marchann58.blogspot.com/
Thanks for doing this it is going to be fun.

MarchAnn said...

Sorry this is my second post I forgot to include my number of followers which is 86. I would love to share my blog with many others.
I have many hobbies so this is going to be fun.
March Ann
http://stitchingagain-marchann58.blogspot.com/

Elisabet said...

Oh yes, please count me in. I currently have 158 followers and am always up to meet new friends and followers!
http://elisbetpollock.blogspot.com
Fab idea and thanks for having me join in the fun!
Hugs,
Beth P

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

Thank you for the invitation to join your party. I currently have 16 followers and my site is:
http://stitchinginthezoo.blogspot.com/

Velody Dark said...

I just learned of this blog hop and it seems just in time. I'd love to join in. I blog at Treegold and Beegold (www.treegoldandbeegold.com) I've been blogging for about a year and half about personal things, crafting and my small business. I have 144 followers now.

Joan - South Island, New Zealand. said...

I'm from New Zealand and enjoy the connection blogging does for me. Forgot to include my follower numbers - 171. My apologies.
Best Wishes,
Joan.

geeky Heather said...

Whew...I am making it in just under the wire here!! This is a wonderful idea and I'd love to participate. I have 213 followers right this moment. I'm here: http://lottloft.blogspot.com/ at "It's Geek to Me"!

Miss LindaLee said...

Oh dear! I do hope that I'm not too late to be in the Grow Your Blog fun. I just found out about it, and would love to join in. I'm LindaLee and have 148 followers. My blog can be seen at
CrossN' My Stitches

Sowing Stitches said...

Count me in if it's not too late.

www.sowingstitches.blogspot.com

I have around 30 followers. My blog is about: sewing/quilting/encouragement and sometime random events of life Yearly focus...Love.

Thearica said...

This sounds like so much fun! There was a similar event that ran for 5 straight years and then it was retired. I was so bummed but now you have made me happy!

I blog at:
www.pigtalesandquilts.com

I have 564 wonderful followers

Cindy Staub said...

What a fun blog hop! I would love to join in the fun. I have 426 followers.

http://quiltdoodledesigns.blogspot.com/

Mystic Spirit said...

Ill join in I really want to get back into my blogging - I lost my blog last year to some tech glitch, so rewrote a few posts but not all as I didn't get to blog much at the end of last year. I only have a little 16 followers atm... but I would like to join in too please :) http://mysticspiritshop.blogspot.co.uk/

Diana Seal said...

What a great idea!!! Is it to late to join the party?
My blog
mypaperdaisy.blogspot.com
and I have 20 wonderful followers!
Thanks
Diana

Chris said...

What a great idea. I have 58 followers and my blog is
http://chris-acrossthemiles.blogspot.com/

Lesa said...

Hello! I came by way of Kluless and I can tell that we love your idea. I have 14 followers and would love for my blog to grow a bit. I've met some lovely people and hope to get acquainted with more. Thanks so much! I'm at http://percolatingtoday.blogspot.com/

OneOldGoat said...

This is great! I'm signing up my blog "One Old Goat and her little farm" at http://www.oneoldgoat.blogspot.com

Hooked on Quilting said...

I'd love to join in! I only have 21 followers.
http://airolgmd.blogspot.com

Is it too late?

Thanks

OneOldGoat said...

Dumb question.....how do I grab the button? Beth (OneOldGoat)

Linda Wildenstein said...

What a lovely idea. I am very excited to have found this even if it is just in the nick of time. Everyone calls me Oma Linda I have 186 followers and my blog is called: Ye Olde Crones Gazette. http://yeoldecronesgazette.blogspot.com

The Sage Butterfly said...

I would love to participate. I have 158 followers: http://www.thesagebutterfly.blogspot.com

Thanks for hosting this wonderful way to connect with other bloggers. A fantastic idea!

Sylvia said...

Hello! Thank you for hosting. I would like to participate!!
www.sylviasstitches.com
I have 34 followers.

Thank you!
Sylvia

Sara said...

Found your blog through a friend- what a fun way to find new friends and blogs, I would love to participate. I'm not a daily blogger as I work and have an active 4 year old at home but I try to get in a post a week and almost always bring pictures. I currently have 82 followers but would love more.

http://www.justanotherflamingo.blogspot.com

Sara

richies said...

I have been blogging since 2008 and have 83 followers. I comment on my little corner of Arkansas and like to post lots of photos. I love reading blogs from around the world.


An Arkies Musings

Bernadett Rauski said...

My post is updated.No comment moderation,with e-mail.:)
Thank you Vicki for this event.:)
Is my introduction too long...?

Ana said...

I'd love to get involved and my blog is:

http://www.chanelledcreations.blogspot.co.uk/

I have 127 followers so far

Happy New Year

angel said...

Hello

I would love to join you. I am a brand new blogger with no followers yet.
My blog is angelstitches8.blogspot.co.uk

angel said...

I forgot to say that I love Hardanger and counted thread embroidery!

Deb C said...

If it is not to late, I would love to join in. I haven't blogged very long and don't have any followers. I blog at http://emptynestramblings.blogspot.com

QueenPetra said...

Only 19 followers, but looking to grow more! :D

Drama of The Queen - http://queenpetra.blogspot.ca/

Sammyy said...

I am in!! 0 Followers http://acediaknitsandcrochets.blogspot.ca/

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