Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Grow Your Blog - 2014 (This is THE Official Sign Up Post)

If you are looking for the actual party post -- for January 25, 2014  you can find it here!

Anybody want to party? Would you like to make new blogging friends? Mark your calendars for January 25, 2014 and make plans to join me and LOTS of other bloggers from around the world for this incredible opportunity to increase the readership of your blogs and also to increase your followers! 

 Last year over 400 bloggers participated in this event-- and you are ALL invited to this winter's party!  This could be the perfect event to help us all with the winter doldrums!  When it's freezing outside and the snow is flying everywhere-- just snuggle in where it's warm and spend some time making new friends~~

My "GROW YOUR BLOG" event is designed to bring more readers and FOLLOWERS to your blogs. The premise is simple-- just visit as many blogs as you wish and sign up to follow those that interest you. In turn, all the other folks will be doing the same thing~ we will all be growing our blogs!

We need some guidelines for everyone to follow
so here they are~

1.Everyone who has a blog is invited -- 
this is an international event.  
Wherever you live~you are invited to party with us. 
Please note -- the deadline for entry is January 15.  This is THE official sign up post -- if you wish to participate - please leave a comment here on this post.  (I can't go back and forth between multiple posts for all the entries -- so please consider that this is the official sign up post.)

In your entry comment -- please tell me how many followers you have.  I will be grouping the participants according to their number of followers.  While you can certainly visit as many blogs as you wish -- those of you with only a few followers may wish to begin your visits by going to those blogs who, like you, only have a few followers -- that way you can support each other and more easily add to your follower lists!

***** in addition to your number of followers - please leave me a live link to your blog in your comment.  Copy the URL of your blog and paste it into your comment.  This will make it easier for me to go directly to your blog when I add you into the blog lists.  

2.  Please share the beautiful party badge 
(created by my friend Karen Valentine)
with your own blogging friends. 
 Post it on your sidebar and encourage your friends to do the same.  The more blogs that participate - the more chances we all have of growing our blogs.  SPREAD THE WORD!  Perhaps even consider doing a post about this on your own blog.

3. Prizes --- 
the choice is yours
 to give away prizes or not. 
 Last year it was about half and half.   In the many comments that I received relating to last year's event -- folks seemed to really enjoy the prizes that they won and appreciated the efforts by those who gave them away.  But - the choice is yours and there is no requirement to do so.  If  you do chose to give away a prize - it can be anything you want.  The rules need to be the same for everyone~ anybody can enter, anybody can win.  

PLEASE do not make it a requirement to follow your blog in order to enter. In fact -- you do not have to have a blog to be entered to win a prize.  Blogging has NO boundaries so you need to be willing to ship your prize any where in the world.  Everyone can enter - regardless of where they live.  

**Let's all do the same thing and give the prizes away on February 15.  You can announce the winner of your give away on your blog on that date. **

4.  Please publish your blog post 
late on the evening of January 24 --
 that way it will be ready for those on the other side of the world
 who wake up before us.
As the host blog, I will publish my post with the list on participants just after midnight on January 25.  

Some suggestions for making this a great and fun 
experience for us all~

1. Please title your blog post "GROW YOUR BLOG".  Introduce yourself, tell us who you are and why your love to blog.  If your blog pertains to a specific interest or area - tell us all about that. In short - we would all like to know what drives you create your blog. 

2. There is nothing more dreaded than the "no reply blogger" status.  Simply go to your blogger profile page and add your email address. This will allow folks to reply directly back to you from your comment on their blog. We all want to be able to reply directly back to our visitors - especially if they ask a question-- it's so frustrating when that cant be done.

3.  Comment moderation spam filter -- ugh.  Most of us hate it!  Please consider turning it off for this event. This is NOT a requirement - but it will definitely make your visitors more likely to stay longer and leave a comment if they don't have to play with the robot.

4.  VERY IMPORTANT-- if you want more followers - be sure to add your FOLLOWER gadget to your sidebar! Please have it positioned prominently where we can all see it.  (you can find the Follower button in the gadget section of your design page.  Just click on it and position it on your sidebar.)

5.  You might want to consider adding your email address to your public profile and also somewhere on your sidebar.  Mine is listed in 2 places on my sidebar -- I want my readers to easily be able  to reach me.

6. Consider telling us your name.  Seriously. Folks want to be able to call you by name and to connect with you when they leave a comment.You might want to also consider posting a photo of yourself somewhere on your blog- that helps your readers to connect with you also.  My name is Vicki. (see photo at bottom of this post) .  See -- that was painless!  

7.  I know that many of you are artists (like me) and that your blogs are often about the things that you create. If your craft is genuinely a part of who you are -- then by all means share with us what you make!  BUT -- this event is not about selling our wares-- this event is to meet people and grow our blogs. Just have your website or ETSY shop listed on your blog sidebar-- if your visitors are interested in making a purchase -- they will go to the trouble to find your shop on the sidebar or to email you. 

8.  Sometimes when you go to a party -- you just feel like getting a new dress or outfit.  So-- if you would like to update the appearance of your blog -- a new blog header --or a whole new layout-- you might want to contact my friend Karen Valentine.  Karen has dedicated her entire blogging career to helping us all with our blogging concerns,questions, and also helping us create beautiful blogs.    Karen is my very own "go to person" when it comes to anything that I need help with relating to my blog. She has practically "adopted" me.  I know that she would be thrilled to help you with updating your blogs in preparation for all the company you will be receiving at this event!  

 SO -- please mark your calendars.  Make a poster - put it in your datebook-- place a reminder on your phone -- a sticky note on your computer--write the date on your bathroom mirror~~~ if you are a reader or follower of my blog, I won't let your forget! 

As I add blogs to the lists, I won't be sending emails to each of you this year telling you that you have been added in.  I just can't-- that took hours and hours of extra work.  So please, if participating in this event is important to you - please save the date, mark the date -- and refer to this post for all the info that  you need. 

*** please note~
After the party begins, I will wait 24 hours and then begin to visit the blogs-- those that do not have a specific "GROW YOUR BLOG" post, will have to be deleted from the lists. (I'm so sorry-- but I want this to be fair to everyone.)  So please do remember the date.

***I'm looking for a few volunteers to help me visit the blogs who are participating.  It's really easy -- all you have to do is visit the short list of blogs that I assign to you and report back to me which ones forgot to do a "Grow Your Blog" post.    If you are available to help me -- just send me an email 

*****UPDATE JANUARY 15,2014---
We now have over 500 blogs entered in the GYB event.  (I have tyled in blogs until my little fingers are stubby!) Please understand that I can not leave a comment on every blog to say that you are loaded in for the party.  If you have left a comment here on this post ---- you ARE loaded in for the party.  When the party date arrives -- if your blog is not listed -- email me, I can quickly fix it -- but if you left all of the requirred info on your comment -- you are already now loaded in for the party!  Wow -- 500 -- can you even believe it???

*****UPDATE JANUARY 24, 2014
I have completed the post for the party. If you left a comment here with your info --- link to your blog and your follower info --- than, rest assured you have been included for the party.  With now almost 600 blogs participating -- I am sorry, but I simply cannot come to each of your blogs and leave a comment here stating that you have been entered.  Comment #596 is the last blog to be included in the event.  The cut off date was January 15 --- but I have worked very, very hard to include those of you who have entered at the last minute.  I am now ready for tomorrow --- bring on the party!!   

This has been an incredible year - a year of great blessings and gratitude. The Pink Scarf Project is nearing completion.  All the scarves are here and are photographed.  They have traveled with me (and friends) on an incredible journey to places rich with the history of another era ~ places so beautiful that finding the right words to describe them are difficult. 

This photo was taken while on that journey.  A beautiful barn, sitting by the side of the road, inviting me to come and visit. You can see the rest of the barn photos in the "Pink Scarf Project" finale. The final posts have been divided into 3 parts -- so many scarves - I could not put them into just one or two posts! Watch for the first of the scarves to appear here in mid November~

Your compassion for the "Pink Scarf Project" has been nothing short of amazing.  Together, you all have helped to make this great big world~ a whole lot smaller, bringing us all together with your love and support for women braving breast cancer.  

My "Grow Your Blog" event is, once again, my gift to you all. A chance for you to expand your circle of friends, making your own personal world a bit smaller and filling it with new friendships and opportunities.  Blogging has changed my life and opened doors that I never thought possible. This is my way of opening those doors for you all~



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Acorn to Oak said...

I definitely want to sign up! I had so much fun participating in your last party and can't wait to do it again. Thank you so much for hosting this. I love the new badge It's so pretty.

My blog followers have grown from about 22 last year to 118 now...thanks to your party. Here's a link to my blog...

Thank you!

Cheryl :-)

Maureen said...

Oh yay! Because of you and this fantastic party this year, my blog grew from 14 to 192 now! Of course I would love to participate again, thank you Vicki!

Here is my URL -

Thank you so much for arranging another wonderful event!

Una said...

Brilliant. This really worked for me last time. I have a total of 87 followers, though some of these could be people following me via 2 different methods. My blog is Great Balls of Wool

Niky Sayers said...

What a wonderful idea, I would love to join in (always on the look out for new blogs to follow) im at 219 followers and my blog is at
Now to mark my diary!

marda said...

I love your barn picture.. I just love barns!!! I grew up on a farm in the Midwest, and we had 2 barns on our farm, not to mention all the barns on farms around us. They just speak to me.

Anonymous said...

I discovered this great party too late to join last year, so would love to join in this time. I've been stuck on 28 followers for months, it seems.
My URL is

Thanks for your inspiring posts, Vicki.

Janet (aka Puppet Lady).

Judys Lace Creations said...

I would love to participate too thanks Vicki. I have 122 followers

Bruna Aguiar Melo said...

Thank you so much for giving us (again) the kindness of organizing this fabulous party!
I had so much fun participating in the last party and can't wait to do it all over again!!!
I've already shared the badge on my blog!
Count me in for the 2014 GRow Your Blog Party.
I have around 40 followers.
Here's my link:

Diane said...

I would love to join in againthis year. I have 208 folllowers, and this year I really, really want to have something special on my blog...I am not only a paper crafter, but a sewer as well, so think I will do double is my blog
I have come along way since last just gets better and better doesn't it?? Thanks for doing this!!

Elizabeth Edwards said...

( : i would love to participate again this year. so exciting!! as of now i have 278 followers. my URL is:

Mosaic Magpie said...

I'm in! I couldn't let you do something and not be involved...I would miss all the fun! Followers 293 on the Google thingy and others on Bloglovin....not sure of all the places that show followers.
Blog URL:

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Vicki, yes I am in-I had sooo much last year and met so many new friends along the way-thank you

and I have 113 followers now

I would happy to help visit blogs if you still need help with that

Silke Powers said...

Hi Vicki,

Can I participate even though I have 470 followers? I had so much fun last year! My blog is at:

xoxo Silke

gilly said...

Yes please, count me in! I so thoroughly enjoyed it last year and met some fab new bloggy friends & discovered their lovely blogs.
I currently have 230 GFC follwers.
Here's the link:

Thanks for organising this again Vicky :-)
love Gilly xx

Shirley said...

Good Morning Vicki, I am in, I have met so many new people and enjoy meeting more from all over the world. It is my way of traveling. I have grown to 165. My blog link: I am getting ready to put the beautiful new badge on my blog. I have enjoyed the journeys that you have taken us on with your travels. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Linda H said...

Ooooh please count me in. I'd love to participate this year. Currently I have 132 Followers. You can find me at

Thanks Vicki!

Linda H

Debbie said...

I would love to participate again this year. Last year my blog grew to 69 followers.

Debbie said...

I would love to join again this year. My followers grew to 67.

My blog is Debbie's Corner

Carole said...

Hi Vicki, absolutely delighted to participate again so DO count me in!

Followers on blog #1 - 117

Followers on blog #2 - 19

Thanks again Vicki, love being part of this. Carole xox

Thistle Cove Farm said...

How wonderful, Vicki, and yes, I'd love to participate.
sending you a PM now to volunteer.

thewovenspoke said...

Oh fantastic! I discovered the grow your blog late, so I want to join this time:) I only have about 28 followers last year and are up to 58 now. I had a lot of fun last time. I love the badge too.
Here is my link: I can hardly wait! Thanks

Darlene said...

This is awesome! My friend Diane Hover guided me in your direction! I've already posted a link to my sidebar to help spread the word.
I have 627 followers.
My blog link is:
THANKS SO MUCH for doing this ... what an amazing idea!

Katy @ Lolly Linens said...

I would love to participate again! My blog is
Thank you, Katy

Tami Von Zalez said...

Ready, set, go - glad I just added you back to my Feedly (after Google Reader was killed).

Between GFC, Google+ and BlogLovin, I have 450 followers (not sure how many have me on RSS reader).

I partied with you last year and gained TONS of followers through this hop. THANK YOU again for hosting!

Tanya said...

Dear friend - I would LOVE to participate again...not for new followers of my own, but because it gave me a chance, this year, to find so many new, interesting spots to read at during the morning - I've made some fabulous friends in far-away places! Count me in...I stand at 205 followers.

I also will volunteer my reading time to you, in your effort to keep things fair - count me in on that, too! XOXOXOXO

Unknown said...

I want to sign up - I've been waiting for about 9 months to find this post on your blog :) I have 78 followers and my link is

Can't wait, and I will put the graphic on my blog. Thank you!!!! Karen

Accroquilt said...

Thank you again! Yes, I will sign up again this year. I got 36 followers with the 2013 event. And with Bloglovin, I'm following many beautiful new blogs and yes, I got new friends too.

Accroquilt said...

Thank you again for this event! I want to sign up this year too. I got 36 new followers with the last event and yes, I got new friends too. My link is here:
Be sure I'll be ready!

Cindy said...

This is a lot of fun! I discovered you at Where Blogger Create this past summer and love the idea of doing something similar during the doldrums of winter! Please sign me up! I am Cindy Connell:
If you need another visiting volunteer please add me:

Cindy said...

OOPS! Forgot the important sorting data! I am at 32 followers.
Hugs again!

SueH said...

Count me in! I enjoyed this last year and made many new blogging-friends!

I'm currently sitting at 49 followers.

Thanks for organising this, Vicki!


JShelby said...

I'd love to sign up again, Vicki! Last year was exhausting but fun!

Anonymous said...

Ho yes I'm in! I participated last year and went to 67 followers to 246 followers! We all love friends with whom we can share all those girly and crafty things going on in our lives! :D


Hugs my sweet blogging sister!

Anonymous said...

Oh I forgot, I would be willing to help out... just let me know ... I better go back and read those instructions a little better :D

I've had the button up on my blog for about a week or so already, I'm going to fix the link on it now to this new post.
Hugs again!

Anitha said...

I would love to participate! I'm kinda new to blogging and i would love to make friends..I have 8 wonderful followers. My URL is

Cheeky Rose Boutique said...

Greetings Vicki, I am only 37 in followers & seem to be stagnate. I would love to go on this journey with all the lovely participating crafters. I make art dolls among other things so I practically live in my studio. Visit me at I do plan to have a giveaway of an art doll as I love to sell and share my goodies. See you soon!

Kim Stevens said...

I really enjoyed the hop last year and would love to participate again . . . I currently have 242 lovely friends (followers) and my blog is . .

Suzan said...

You're so awesome to do this again next year!
I would like to participate in your "Grow Your Blog".
Here is TreeHugger -
I have 104 followers!
Thank you Vicki!!

Maggie said...

Hi Vicki,
YES, I'd love to participate again in your party! I made wonderful new friends last year, won a few fabulous giveaways, and had so much fun having my own giveaways as well...can't wait to do it again :-)

I have 153 followers.

DeeDee said...

Please sign me up again this year..

thanks so much for hosting again..


Michelle said...

I am super excited and would love to be a part of this! I just took Liv Lane's Building a Beautiful Blog this month and I started my blog 2 weeks ago. Currently, I have 12 followers and still learning to find my voice and write from my heart. Here's my link:

Fursdon House said...

Wow! This sounds like great fun, and I only have 23 followers, so perhaps this will help me. Regardless, the process should be fun!
My URL is:

Thank you for the invitation! Jan

Erica said...

I'd love to participate! Because of all the new ways to follow blogs, I really don't know how many I have. I have about 60 that receive the email subscription.

gracie said...

I would like to participate and meet new people and have some new friends!
my blog link is
currently have 275 followers
Thank you for hosting this party!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

I would love to take part in the Grow Your Blog 2014. I took part last year and enjoyed it.
I have 236 followers on my blog.
My blog is about family, friends and love of cross stitching. My URL is: . Thank you Vicki for doing this.

Shane Pollard said...

Hello dear Vicki

YOU are a blessing to us all!

I would love to participate again this year.
I grew my blog and made some lovely new friends.
Thank you for hosting again this year!

I have 434 followers

Much love and hugs
Shane in New Zealand

Jackie said...

Oh Boy! I missed out last year, but I am in for this year! Sign me up!

I have about 11 followers, I need to go add the follower gadget..will do that now and add your button! Thank you I still follow a few blogs I found from last years list!

Unknown said...

I have 273 Google Friend Connects, 298 Google+, and no idea about Bloglovin

My blog address is

Thank you for hosting this amazing event again!! I look forward to it.

Happy Crafting

knitalatte said...

Another party, woo too! I had so much fun last year and met some amazing bloggers. KV's button for this years event is just gorgeous. Grabbing a copy now for my sidebar.


Hello Vicki,

I truly enjoyed this event last year. I met many new friends and truly enjoyed visiting many blog I would of never found if it was not for your event...

I gain many new follower but I can not remember exactly how many..
My blog is

Thanks for hosting this event once again.. I know it must be a huge task and I am sure everyone greatly appreciate all your efforts.. Hugs Judy

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Vicki, you are incredible, always giving back. And always up to something. I don't know how you do it all and work. Bless you! The party last year was a huge success. Maybe by that time, I'll actually be back into a regular blogging routine. :) It's fun to meet other bloggers through this time of meme. Thanks! Tammy

Terry said...

Hi, Vicki!

I'm in! I presently have 60 followers. My blog is

Thank you for doing this!


LesleyAnn said...

This looks like fun and might actually get my brain in motion to think of new things to blog about. Thank you for the encouragement. I didn't even know I had one follower but I actually have FOUR! haha One, however, follows anonymously. I thought that was hilarious. Thank you, again and again, for all you do for others.

Unknown said...

Vickie you are a born leader. I have so love the Pink Scarf Project just want to get into the fun of the Blog
Party. I have 189 followers and will have a giveaway of one of my own paintings when the time comes. I had to change my name due to security reasons. I will post about the party at
Thanks for hosting.

Marianne said...

I missed this last year. I am so happy to see you doing it again. I am definitely in ! I have already started my giveaway gift and the draft for my post. I am so looking forward to this !
I currently have 227 followers through friend connect. I know there are so many other ways to follow blogs but friend connect is my favorite.

Klik said...

It would be cute!
Mmmmm... I have two blogs: one for teddies and one for cooking. Can I participate twice? :)

One blog has 725 followers

Another has 346 followers

I'm from Russia and my name is Nataly :))
Thank you!

Nirupama said...

I would love to be on this list this time! My blog has about 30 bloglovin followers and 60 Google followers. My blog address is, Rainbow Scraps.

Kats Studio said...

I am looking forward to this coming year and joining your list. I have posted your button and will be posting about it tomorrow. Currently I have 59 followers. Here is my link to my blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vicki,

I'd love to join in with your blog party. I had only just started blogging when I came across last year's blog party and I discovered some lovely blogs to follow. I have two blogs:
which has 64 followers and
which has 37 followers.

Thanks very much - really looking forward to it.

Alison x

barbara woods said...

I would love to join in too. i have 178 gfc followers and blog at http:// Thanks , sounds like fun

barbara woods said...

I also have two more blogs
thhp:// and thhp:// Thank you so much i am following so i want forget

Nancy McCarroll said...

This was fun last year, so count me in again to join with the fun.


M.K. said...

Hi, Vicki -- I'm planning to participate this year! Yay! Thanks for all the hard work you do for this. Last year I think my blog got lost in the big shuffle. I'M HERE - haha!!!
My blog is called "Through a Glass, Darkly."
My address is

Thanks again!

Tanya Rachelle said...

Hi! So excited for this! Looking forward to finding new blogs to follow as well as growing mine! My blog grew last year from 0 to 63! Thanks for organizing and putting the time into this. ~Tanya

Fat Dormouse said...

Lovely, lovely Vicki! I had such a great time last time visiting blogs, and look forward to doing it again. Just the thing for cheering up January!!
I have two blogs ( with76 followers, and which doesn't count followers so I don't know how many readers I have.)

I've mentioned the event on the Teapot today( so hopefully other people will find out about your generosity and hard work. I'll mention you at Fat Dormouse tomorrow or Sunday

Thank you Vicki. You are a wonderful person xx said...

I'd love to join the party! I have six followers at present on a new blog. Looking forward to making more friends. ;-)

Neesie said...

Whoohoo Vicki...let's party! (again!)
I remember it was such fun last year.
It's a fantastic idea and one I'd love to participate in once again.
I can't believe how much time effort and love you put into this event.
You are a blogging beauty! ;D

Here's my URL:-
I've 178 followers and would love to trot around the world visiting everyone.
I'll have to get into training now and hopefully I'll have something arty to have as a giveaway by then.

Gorgeous photo of you and the barn.

Have a wonderful weekend with lots of fun xoxo said... Hello, I'm Gilli and I'd love to join the party, I have 6 followers on a new blog.

DreamChallenge said...

Although this may be my second attempt to say "she's please let me join the fun"...there are two followers on my blog. Jan

audrey said...

I would love to participate again in your "Grow Your Blog" party.

I have 123 followers
The Magic, Miracles and Joy of an Artist

Miss LindaLee said...

I would love to join in the fun this year. My blog is primarily about my stitching. Mostly cross stitching, but I love to knit as well. You'll read up on what's going on at my house and with my family as well. I have 227 followers and love finding new blogs to follow.

Susan said...

Please sign me up. I met such nice people through the last party.
I'm starting a new blog about the little things we can do to nurture our world.I would like to launch on party date, therefore zero readers right now.
The site is not active yet but your deadline will ensure it is ready for Jan 25th. I have included you as a reader if you wish to check it out earlier. Regards, Sue

CatieAn said...

Happily joining the party again this year.

CatieAn said...

Oh vicki I am so sorry. I forgot to include my number of followers.

Lija Broka said...

Would love to join again.

I have 155 followers.

The blog's (Stitching in Crosses and More ...) address is:

Very excited for the party. Love discovering new blogs.

Coach Z said...

Wow! Neat Event. I would like to also sign up with my two sites:


SANCTI SPIRITUS/200(post by email list)

Thank you for the opportunity!


Empty nester at last said...

Hi. I am throwing my hat in...I have a couple of blogs...don't know the count as I am still kinda new to this...but I will put the counter on my blogs.

Thanks for the invite and I am putting your blog button on my blogs. Thanks.

Lou Anne Hazel said...

I was thrilled to see that you're doing this again. I met some really special bloggers last year and picked up some followers as well. My blog has 92 followers now. My url is

Thank you for hosting this again!

Unknown said...

this was so awesome last year! found so many new blogs to follow and got a ton of new followers myself. looking forward to it again this year.

i'm currently at around 77 followers.

Unknown said...

I loved this event this year, so please count me in.

I have 114 followers at the moment.

Donna said...

Add me to your list too Vicki, please. Maybe that will get my butt in gear to start blogging again. I've been MIA in the blogging world ...just busy and sooo tired sometimes. You are such doer....what a gal!!!

Donna said...

Ps. Mt blog is Thanks.

Sheryl said...

Hi Vicky, please add me to your list. I'm new to blogging and started my blog last week. I have 6 followers. My blog is

JaimeLyn said...

My name is JaimeLyn, and I am new to blogging. My blog currently doesn't have any followers! The URL is: Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Alison said...

Hi there! I'm Ali and I'm excited to participate. I have a very tiny blog of 8 followers and it would be wonderful to grow.

Looking forward to the big day.

Ali @

Unknown said...

I would love to participate again. I was fairly new last year with 20 followers and have grown to 100!
I still communicate with the winner of my doorprize!

Thank you very much,

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

I would love to be on the list. I have been away so long this will get me going again with something new. Maybe I can get nice blog with Karen. Laura

Unknown said...

Would love to be involved again!

I have 134 followers to date and my blog address is:

Christina Paul said...

I would just love to be included! I participated last year when my blog was very new with just few followers (obliging relatives) and it was such a great opportunity to improve my following and discover new blogs to follow!
Thanks so much for hosting this event!- no easy task! between google and email I have about 265 followers :)

AppleApricot Wen said...

Dear Vicki, your parties are such a blessing to all of us, you're such a generous soul. I loved joining in last year. Please count me in again this year. My blog's address is and I'm not quite sure about how many followers now we have bloglovin and all the other ways to follow. Blogger followers: 189 at present. Add the followers through bloglovin etc, I think I'm over 200 by now. I'd also love to help you out so I'm going to send you an email. Hugs and sweet day, Wendy

hula-la said...

I love this! It was great fun visiting and making new blog friends. I now have 136 followers on blogspot. Have not determined how many on bloglovin... I am looking forward to this event once again. Thank you, Vicki. Aloha

Little Wandering Wren said...

Yes Please! I would love to join in the fun.
I have 31 members on my blog and 51 Google + followers
Thanks so much.
Wren x

Little Wandering Wren said...

Hi Vicki What Fun! Yes, please count me in!
I have 31 members on my blog and 51 Google + followers
I am happy to blog check hop for you too if still needed.
Wren x

Terri's Cards N More said...

I want to sign up. I have 37 followers and would love to meet others who share my interests.

Here is my URL:

Thank you!

cathy @ ma vie trouvee said...

Thank you for hosting this again Vicki - it was so much fun last year and I met so many people...but I still sit only 21 followers! I think part of this is I have typepad and most people have blogger or blogspot.

My blog is Ma Vie Trouvee

My URL is:

Jill OLeary said...

Hello dearest Vicki and Thank you for hosting another wonderful Blog Party. I currently have 260 followers, that is up at least 100 since last year. My blog is Fiberluscious.Blogspot.Com.

I am doing a giveaway with Cynthia Crane. I wanted to pay your kindness forward and help a new blogger. When I remembered your Blog Party I knew we will all do great things together!

Gillie said...

Yes please, Vicki! I did not join in last year and regretted it! I have 167 followers and would love to visit blogs to help you!

www.britishlafybythelake dot blogspot dot com

pollyannalady at rocketmail dot com

Gillie said...

Well, first of all, thank you! I missed it last year to my regret :(

And second, I need to read instructions so please do not approve my previous post, lol! You asked for a live blog link!

I have 167 followers

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Hi Vicki! I would love to join! I have 237 followers and my link is:

Claire said...

I would love to join in :)
I have a brand new blog with the grand total of 2 followers so far...


This is so lovely of you to do for your fellow bloggers, Vicki! Thank you!

My new sweet friend Vicki of Fiberluscious sent me over here.

Here's my blog:

Cynthia Crane's Art and Gardening Goodness


This is so lovely of you to do for your fellow bloggers, Vicki! Thank you!

My new sweet friend Vicki of Fiberluscious sent me over here.

Here's my blog:

Cynthia Crane's Art and Gardening Goodness


Oh, and I have 10 followers!

(Sorry, forgot to tell you in my previous post!)

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Thank you for creating this! Count me in! I have 70 followers.
Val from Val's Quilting Studio:

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Thanks for creating this! Count me in! I have 70 followers. I'm Val stop by and visit my quilting studio at

Unknown said...

I met so many wonderful bloggers last year and have enjoyed following them throughout the year that there is no way I am not going to take part again. Thanks so much for organizing this wonderful blogging experience.


Kaisievic said...

Hi Vickie, Please count me in - last year was so much fun and I made lots of new friends. My blog followers sits at 349 at the moment. Here is the link to my blog

Love the new badge - I am going to place it on my blog right now!

Thanks for hosting this party again, Vickie.
hugs, Kaye

Bernadett said...

Dear Vicki,

I participated previous year in the party and I will participate this year,too.:)
Thank you for organizing it.:)
My followers are around 268,but it changes ...The most important is that I can find new friends from all around the world.:)


marianna said...

Hello. I love the idea of your Party, and I would like to join in. My name is Marianna. I only started blogging in Feb so I wasn't around for your party last year. I have 87 followers and a few more on bloglovin'
My blog link is ~
Thank you & best wishes. M

Magaly Guerrero said...
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Cache-Mire said...

Please count me in! I had so much fun and met so many wonderful folks last year by participating in this event. Can't wait to do it again!

Thank you for doing this:-)


Cache-Mire said...

Oops! Forgot the link.


Unknown said...

I would like to participate. I only have 3 followers.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, please count me in again this year!
Beth P
P.S. I haven't forgotten about the check!

kareninkenai said...

Hi Vicki... I will be out-of-state (Alaska, as you know) from Jan 28-ish through February... (a short three-day retreat with Lacebook Collaborative Participants and then visiting my sister after her radiation) but, I would still like to participate in Grow Your Blog - do you think it is doable? I started last year with about 50 followers and now have 155... oh, my; and, want to try better to communicate with some of them. Have learned a lot, met new friends, and exchanged art info.

Hugs from Alaska - I can view and see others on my iPad; and, should be able to post... don't know when cut off is for drawing yet, tho... perhaps I should reread your instructions. LOL - off for now.

Diana Seal said...

Hi Vicki, looking forward to participate again in this great event. My blog is "My Paper Daisy" and I have 62 wonderful followers.
Thanks Vicki for hosting!!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Sami said...

Hi Vicky, looking forward to participating for the second time.
I have 55 followers and I blog at
Thanks for all the effort you put into this!

Unknown said...

Hi Vicki_
I participated last year but i didn't post very often and didn't grow. I hope to change that this year. Only have 3 followers (sad face).

I have no idea how to add the button but will keep trying to add to my blog. Thanks for hosting!

Mom E. said...

Thanks so much for hosting this even again this year!
I have 95 followers, most of whom found me due to your party! I have made some wonderful creative blog friends and I have enjoyed "meeting" each one of them. I would love to be included! My blog, Betsy's Heartstrings, address is:

I look forward to the party!
Hearts and hugs to you,

Rhonda Halushka said...

This sounds like fun!

My blog:

I currently have 65 followers.

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Anonymous said...

I posted a comment but it disappeared when I signed in! :)
I would love to participate, I've taken a short leave due to my daughters illness and am now ready to come back with a fresh outlook and approach for the new year. Currently I have 1102 followers.

Blessings to you!

Magaly Guerrero said...


I left a comment, some time ago, saying that I was going to participate with my two blogs. I've decided to merge my blogs, so I will only join with this one: (909 followers)

I've deleted the original comment (to avoid confusion). The Grow Your Blog badge is on my sidebar. Thank you for hosting!

Eugenia Maru said...

Yo ya estoy inscrita este año, pero quiero inscribirme de nuevo. tal vez al ser mi blog en español, no me visitan mucho, pero a ver si esta vez me va mejor.
Un beso

Leslie said...

Sign me up. I did it last year and my blog went from 10 followers to 66 at the moment. Yay! And I started following several new blogs. Thanks for all your work on this.
I do wish there was a way to tell the blog's subject before visiting since I can't get to all 400+ of them and am just not interested in certain topics. Is it possible to include that on your list? Just a thought.

Art and Sand said...

Please include me on the list this year. I met so many new friends via the Grow Your Blog party last year.

I have 363 followers on my blog

Thanks for hosting

Betty said...

I was not able to join last year, but would love to do it now. Sign me up.

Beca said...

Wow, thanks for the opportunity to join. I would love to participate. I have 78 followers and my blog is

Vickie Lynn said...

I am ecstatic to sign up. My Teacups and Toadstools blog will debut on Christmas Day.
The address is
Thank you for this opportunity.


N said...

Yes, I definitely want to be included in this event! My blog is currently at 14 followers...not very many I know. My blog link is
Thank you for the opportunity!

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

I would definitely like to join this. My blog is and I currently have 35 followers.

The only thing is, on the 25th of January, I will be on my first vacation in 8 years, and completely off the grid.

I could create a post before I leave, so that there is something to be read on the 25th, as I would dearly love to participate.

I could also create a little giveaway gift, although that is still in consideration.

My blog name is Rai Rai's Stitches.

Tosty's Quilting Tidbits said...

Great Idea. Would love to join in on this. Right now I have 14 followers. My blog addy is Thanks, Mary

Taci simmons said...

What a wonderful thing to do... I would love to be included. I have currently 101 followers and my http is
Thanks for doing this... It's so generous of you.

Tiffany said...

I'm in Tiffany.

Deborah said...

Thanks for doing this again!


Wilma said...

Love to sign up for the Grow Your Blog party. Thank you so much for hosting this event Vicki !



The Painted Garden said...

Hi Vicki,
I would love to participate this year. I have 465 followers and my URL is:

Thank you for hosting the party.
Blessings, Erin

AutumnWind said...

I would love to participate! My blog is I currently have 95 followers. I'll be adding the badge today!!

Unknown said...

Great idea, I would love to participate! I have 34 blog followers and 24 in my google circle, I don't know if that counts or anything… I blog at
Thanks so much,

Blessings, Andrea

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

Oh yes, I want to party! I am up to 268 @ Cottage-Wishes! Yea here is my URL

Thank you so much. Di@Cottage-Wishes

Anonymous said...

I would love to take part in the party this year. I have 23 followers of my blog and 29 in google+ circles.

Here is my blog -

Thank you for organizing this wonderful event!
Hugs and Sparkles

Patty Antle said...

278 followers for Thank you so much Vicki. I am still in touch with many of those I met through this event last year!

jinxxxygirl said...

Hi there!!

This is my first time joining any kind of blog hop thing but i'd like to give it a try.

My blog is

I have 70 followers. I hope i can do this right! :) Hugs! deb

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I Vicki. This is a fun project that I have read, but never joined. I am newly retired and have plenty of time to participate now..Yay.

Here is my blog link

I have 138 followers.

Thanks for all your effort in this and the pink scarf projects.

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Vicki, I had so much fun last year and met some people who have become very dear to me. I'd absolutely love to take part again this year. Thank you so much for your generosity and running this. It must take a ton of your time. I'm very grateful. Much love.

Veronica Roth said...

Oops, I forgot to say I have 125 or so followers.

susie said...
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Laurie said...

Hi Vicki....I would love to join the Grow Your Blog Party again this year. After participating last year, I am now at 65 followers.

Thanks for the multitudes of opportunities to grow our blogs.

~ Laurie

Unknown said...

Hello Vicki :)
I am so excited to have found out about your blog party and I'd love to join in!

I have 4 followers on Blogger (although I'm a little confused, as I thought Google Friend Conect, which I assumed was the same thing, was being discontinued...) and a few on Bloglovin', it doesnt seem to be registering completely correctly, in one place it says 1 and elsewhere it says 8. ANd 12 people have me in circles on Google Plus.

Here's my link:

Looking forward to the party!
Thank you for setting all this up for us :)


Unknown said...

Hello Vicki,
I currently have 3 followers.
Here's my blog:

Sherry said...

I am excited to participate, I have 54 followers and am excited to "Grow My Blog. It is Quilts Fabric and Thread Tales at:
Thanks so much for your work in hosting this event!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Vicki,

I regret that I am not going to be able to participate in the blog party in January as I just got a call from the knee specialist scheduling some additional knee procedures in January.

Wishing you and your family Best Wishes and Blessings in the New Year, Erin

Sara said...

I'd love to participate in this one, it did grow my blog last year both in followers and in the number of blogs on my reading list. I currently have 107 followers and blog about cross stitch and family here...


Wilma said...

Hello Vicki,

Noticed I didn't mention that I have 47 followers.

Looking forward to this party !


Karen H said...

I would very much like to be included in this event! I am a quilter and my blog has 47 followers. You can view my blog at

Thank you for organizing this event. I would also be happy to check blogs for you!

Karen H said...

Thanks for organizing this event. It sounds like great fun and I'm looking forward to discovering new blogs!

Bonnie said...

I would love to participate in 'Grow Your Blog'. I've been stuck at 96 followers for the longest time!

Here's my link...

Lisa Yang Jewelry said...

I would love to sign up.

My blog has 44 followers and it is geared towards jewelry makers of any kind.

Looking forward to it!

Victoria said...

Hi Vicki, I would love to participate in this party, it sounds like loads of fun!

I currently have 64 followers. Here's a link to my blog:

Thank you for organizing this!

Donna Heber said...


I would like to sign up for the Grow Your Blog party. I currently have 355 followers.

Here is my URL -

Thank you for coordinating this event.

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

I would love to sign up! I currently have 192 followers and here is the link to my blog:

Stitchy Sam said...

I would love to sign up!

My blog's called Stitchy Sam and it's about my cross stitching in the main, I have several designs I'm working on at the moment so I discuss my rotation and how it's going.

I currently have 58 followers

Thank you!

Neena Shilvock said...

Hi, I would deffo like to participate - I have a weekly blog with 25 followers - I make jewellery and my blog is mainly about my inspirations. I will be travelling till mid Feb - but will do my best to log in to my website and do a Grow Your Blog post on the 24th. My blog is

Thank you for doing this - I will have a piece of jewellery to giveaway , Neena

Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

Hello! I am so glad I found your blog. Meeting new friends is a great idea. My blog is and I currently have 26 friends. Thanks very much for organizing this event.

Chrissy said...

Hi Vickie, I would like to join in the fun.

I have 73 followers on blogger, 55 through google+ and 3 on bloglovin.

by blog is....


Dry Gulch said...

We are excited to sign up for this blog party. Our blog is and we have 40 followers. This will be a great opportunity to see what other people create. Thanks for hosting this event.

laura said...

Please add me to your party.
My blog is general craft related

Laura Medeiros
Pithy Art Blog

laura said...

Please add me to your party!
My blog is general craft related

Laura Medeiros
Pithy Art Blog
42 followers currently

Thanks, this looks like a great way to find new blogs, as well as gain new followers!

Astrids dragon said...

Thanks again for hosting this, Vicki! Always nice to follow new blogs and meet new friends.

I'm at 131 followers and I'm at

Now to think of a give-a-way!

Tammie T Everly said...

Hi Vicky~ I inadvertently commented in the wrong spot the first time.**sorry**
I'd love to participate. I'm Tammie Everly of TTE Designs. I have #144 followers and would love to increase that. I real enjoy reading blogs too so I am interested in finding some new ones for my reading list.
My blog is

Thanks for hosting this event :-D

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Hello once again Vicki, so happy to hear you are doing this again! I had so much fun and have met so many wonderful bloggers. I have 90 followers and hope again to gain more friends this time around! My blog is
Please sign me up! Thank you for taking time out of your busy days to do this. Happy new year!

Measi said...

I'm excited to join this! Here's my blog address:

Looking forward to the party! :)

Happy New Year,

Unknown said...

Thrilled to find out about this party, I love visiting new blogs.
I have 207 followers, and my blog address is:

Thanks so much!
Shirley Moore

Tammie T Everly said...

Please include me! Tammie Everly
Thank you, looking forward to it!

Charis Designs said...

Heard about this on FB and would love to participate for this first time. I have 64 followers and my blog link is

Thank you- Christie

Measi said...

I just realized my number of followers somehow didn't post (#173 above).

I currently have 85. :)

Tazura Seiple said...

I really want to sign up! THis looks like so much fun!

My blog only has 34 followers, but I love every one!

My URL -

Thank you for putting this together again!

Amy S. said...

Hello - nice to meet you Vicki! I'd love to participate. Here is my blog:
and I currently have 280 followers.
This looks like fun and I look forward to attending the party! Thanks for organizing this!

Nancy said...

Vicki -Thanks a billion for doing this again! It's a fun opportunity to make new connections. You'll find me at with 47 followers. That would be exactly 940% more than last year, thanks to your Grow Your Blog party! Woohoo!

Reshma at said...

Thank you so much! A fellow blogger and friend suggested that I may like being part of this parrttty! So appreciate it.
I have 2 blogs which has 92 followers

and with 63 followers

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Yes please sign me up! My blog followER is 1. I have been blogging for a few years and this sounds like a wonderful opportunity to grow my list of followers. :)

Thank you so much!

Lori Anderson said...

Now that I'm in the right year (doh)...

Lori Anderson

Lori Anderson said...

Oh whoops. I have over 2000 followers

Jeanne said...

hi Vickie! So excited that you are doing this again. I missed it last year, but definitely want in this year. I am Jeanne stone at

Will look forward to this event!

Jeanne said...

Vickie am so excited that your are doing this great event again this year. I missed it lasst year, and definitely want to participate this year. I thought I already left a comment, but do not see it here, so am leaving another.
My blog is at

and I currently have 179 followers. So excited to join this year

Unknown said...

Hi, I really appreciate the opportunity to grow my blog!!! I have 31 followers and my the link to my blog is

SoCal Debbie said...

I'd love to join the party, since I missed it last year! I have 392 followers and my blog is Debbie's Cross Stitch,

Nelly May said...

I'd lobe to join in. My poor old blog has been in a rut since october and needs a gentle kick in the rear end!

I have 29 followers and my lonk is:

gin said...

i would love to participate in grown your blog. I enjoyed visiting many blogs last year, even tho I didn't sign up, I just visited anyway.
I have 86 followers.
my url is

I will be glad to help with visiting some blogs and checking out their post for you.
my email is

A Polymer Penchant said...

Hello! I can see some of my friends are joining in and have been spreading word. I post regularly and look forward to a little new year spruce up to join in the fun.

I have 155 followers via GFC and well, guess I'm not sure about the rest, but there are all sorts of ways :)

Find me here

Thank you for letting me join in the party, looking forward to meeting you all

Kitty Ballistic said...

What a great idea, I would love to join in. My blog is here:

I've sadly neglected it this year and lost my blogging mojo a little. I'm hoping to get it back in 2014, and what better way to kickstart it than with a party?! My blog has 6 followers (according to Blogger) - I moved my blog to a new address and left most of my followers behind (there are about 200 still following the old blog).

Thanks for arranging this, I look forward to reading some fantastic new blogs and making new friends. :-)


Laney said...

Sign me up! a few of my friends on a forum are doing this and as I have 58 followers and a determination to have a more current blog in 2014 I am up for this.

My blog is here

hafza said...

This is my first time and I would like to join the party. At present my blog have 97 followers. Address to my blog is -

Thank you

Hafza from Malaysia:)

Barbara Lilian in France said...

This is my first time for joining any kind of linky thing. I've decided this coming new year I'm going to try lots of new things, so please sign me up. I started blogging for myself and now have 60 followers. My blog url is I'm looking forward to making new friends. Hope I can get the hang of what's expected from me.

Purple Cobwebs said...

Great idea. This should inspire me to keep my blog more up to date!!!

Only 34 followers at the moment. x

Sarah @ said...

This is a good idea! Looks like people have all kinds of blogs, whereas I'm mostly familiar with quilting blogs. It'll be fun to branch out a little.

I have a little under 400 right now, including all the ways I know of to count. It gets confusing though!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'd love to join in with Grow Your Blog. I love blogging and hope to do more this coming year. I have 58 direct followers and more using blog readers.
Kiln Fired Art

Elizabeth Braun said...

Hey! I've been looking out for this for a while now and am glad to have found it.

I'd love for my blog to be added to this year's event again and I'm just about to add your logo to my sidebar for the next month.=)

I have 465 Blogger followers, although there are totally different numbers on other services. The demise of Google Reader was a big subscription loser as, whereas I had the best part of 600 on there at the end of the service, only 136 re-subbed feedly. So, I'd love to attract a few more readers.

Many thanks for all you're doing for this, Vicki, your work is much appreciated.=)

Holly said...

This sounds like an amazing opportunity to expand and reach out to other bloggers. I've come to love the friendship and world unity through the blogging community. I'm currently at 11 followers and blog at

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