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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Mexitali Rose 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

Nan Smith said...

Yes please sign me up for this fabulous blog party!
I started my blog last January but dropped out of the blogosphere in July due to multiple personal issues. This sounds like just the thing to get me started blogging again.
I have 25 followers and my blog is
Thanks Vicki.....great idea!

Jan Gartlan said...

Thanks for hosting. An inspired idea!
My blog has 162 followers on Google.

A Nudge said...

I would love to be part of this event again. Found so many new wonderful blogs and friends.

I now have 392 followers. My blog is A Quilting Reader's Garden.

Thanks so much!
Angie in SoCal

Beth said...

I think this is what I have been looking for but didn't know it. I began blogging a few years ago but would like to do more. I currently have 12 followers (I think I win for the fewest followers!!) My spot is
I am looking forward to learning more blogging skills and making new friends.

leslierahye strickland said...

I would love to participate in this party! I currently have 426 followers. My blog :\

Thank you for the invitation to participate!

Debbi said...

This sounds like fun! I was too last last year to play.
I have 2 blogs and will do a giveaway on at least one of them
(All in My Cottage)
762 followers--I have been blogging for 6+ years, wondering how many of these followers are still active!
303 follwers

Adrienne said...

Hi Vicki,

I'd love to join in this event. Thanks for organizing!

I currently have 126 followers.

Happy New Year!


Bogomilla Hopp said...

Dear Vicky, happy new year!
One year has gone and one year since we knew. My blog was so new and small.
Now it has 338 followers!!!
I'm happy to join your party!!!
Best wishes,
Bogomilla from Italy!

Anonymous said...

I would love to participate! I have 1 follower as I'm somewhat new to blogging and haven't gotten my blog out anywhere.
You can find me here;


Thea Wilson said...

This sounds like so much fun so please include me and my blog in this. I currently have 276 followers but it seems to be stuck at the moment and I really would love to meet some new people and find some new blogs to follow!

Thea (aka Gizzimomo)

Spices of your Life said...

Please sign me up. My blog is only one year old and I have 32 followers.

Here is the link to my blog:

My blog concentrates mostly on cross stitching and some thoughts about my daily life. I'd love to know what you guys think about my blog and how to improve it.

Thanks again for this opportunity.



Jennifer M. said...

I would love to participate this year. My blog address is:

I have 227 Followers on Google and 94 on Bloglovin.


Ann C. said...

Thank you for hosting this wonderful opportunity for blog readers/followers.

Please add me to the list. I am a Canadian cross stitcher with 40 followers.


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Trina Autry said...

Hi and Happy New Year! I would like to join your blog party for this year. I only have 4 followers. My link is:

Thank you!!

Emma/Itzy said...


I had a lot of fun last year visiting all the blogs, so I would love to join in again.

I am currently on 196 followers, I would really love to hit that 200 mark!

my blog url is

Anonymous said...

I would love to join the prty, I have six followers and I blog mostly about cross stitching,

Many thanks, Judith

Marilyn Watson said...

count me in..I am a new blogger and this sounds like fun..
Thanks Vicki,Happy new year all..

asri wahyuningsih said...

I am a beginner at blogging,I would love to join this event. Thank you for arranging this event.
My follower are about 12 :-D

Kim Howe said...

I've restarted my blog, so I would love to attrct some new readers

Tina said...

I want to sign up, too. Need to do a few modifications on the blog and get back to regular blogging again as well as to update my reading list on bloglovin. There are topics to write about in my head and I am waiting for Mama Jenn’s new 2014 blog planner available to print at to get it all organized.
My blog is at and I have 53 google followers and 13 with bloglovin.
Thanks for organizing this fun! I am looking forward to make new cyber friends this year.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Hello, Vicki, I wasn't sure about taking part as I'm committed to several events throughout January. However, having enjoyed your event so much last year (though not as a participant), I think I would be plain silly not to hop on board. I currently have 140 GFC followers, plus some on Bloglovin, Feedly and by email. My blog appears at:

Now to squeeze in the date on my calendar!

Lessons on Linen-Jaime said...

I would love to participate in this event. I don't think that I have any followers, but I do have page views of about 16 on days that I post- this is a very new blog. Thanks so much!

Lessons on Linen-Jaime said...

I would love to participate in this event. I don't think that I have any followers, but I do have page views of about 16 on days that I post- this is a very new blog. Thanks so much!

RedSetter said...

Hi Vicki, I'd love to join in with the party. I have two blogs one for my crafting adventures at with 11 followers and one in which I document my cats exploits at with 25 followers.

Neither are commercial blogs they are just places for my thoughts.

Kathy said...

I'm IN! It was a fun party last year and I'm looking forward to this year. I'm headed off with your button now. My blog is:
Thank you for hosting!

R. Herbert-Varchetto said...

I'm very much a newbie to blogging and I would love to sign up for this. Thank you to the great lady on Linked In who recommended it. I am such a newbie that I don't have any followers yet ( I just started in December).
My blog is

I am so excited to see everyone's blogs. Thank you for hosting such a cool event.

Sandy Campbell said...

I would love to participate! My blog address is

My name is Sandy and my blog is...Sewing For A Living.

Hettienne said...

thank you for this enormous undertaking. I have two separate active blogs which will both participate with a post and a give-away. I have 36 followers on Cloister of the Heart. url is

Hettienne said...

Her Grace by Devata blogspot has 56 followers and will participate with a give away and I am looking forward to finding many interesting blogs to follow!!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello my dear friend Vicki
You are such an amazing woman to offer to host this amazing event once again this year. I know the many hours you put into making this happen for the hundreds of bloggers who participated.

Please count me in again as I visited
so many new blogs and met such a lot of wonderful people that I would never have met otherwise. The world of blogging is just amazing!

My blog URL is and I have 990 followers.

Thank you so very much Vicki - your rewards will be great again!

Love and hugs,

Christine said...

Please count me in, this was fun last year.
I've got 209 followers as of today and my blog is at

Alissa said...

I just started a new blog yesterday - the timing couldn't be better!

Anonymous said...

ooohhh.. would love to grow my blog too.. i've found this link via

so I'm up for it as well, would love to see what are the other blogs out there. Currently I've 254 followers and I will see what I can throw in for a giveaway.. thank you for having this part and I'm putting a badge up..
here's my blog link..

thank you

lynda said...

This was so much fun last time and I would love to participate again.
Right now I have 447 followers.
My blog is:


sandy said...

I would love to participate! I have 185 followers and my blog is http://www.hobnobbers-

Heather Otto said...

I would love to join this hop! I don't think I have any followers, to be honest. I've joined hops in the past that relate particularly to jewelry making, and that's how peeps interacted with my blog, but other than that.. I don't think people follow?
Anyway, I would like to participate:
Thanks and looking forward to all the new blogs! said...

Lucky enough to have someone (Monique - A half baked notion) let me know about the Blog Party - definitely would like to be involved
I currently have
blog is :

Tanya Breese said...

oh yay!! i missed it last year and just caught news of it today on someone elses blog and i'm on time!! i have 332 followers and my address is thanks!!

Tanya Breese said...

i don't know if i left you my followers: 352 :)

Adrianna and Harmoni Ropp said...

I want to sign-up!!!!
Blogs name: Adri's Exciting life!
I have 3 followers.

I also have another blog!
Jesus' Jewels
this one has 9 followers

Heather, aka: Big Auntie said...

What an awesome idea! I would really love to grow my blog; I only have 3 followers. I think there are a lot of people that visit my blog but just don't "follow" it.

I blog about whatever is on my mind; I love to read and have added a book review page; I love to cross stitch and have added a page for that as well.

I am really looking forward to this! Thank you so much for giving us all this wonderful opportunity to meet new people. I would love to have friends all over the world!

My name is Heather, and my blog can be found at:

Lynne said...

What a wonderful idea! I'd love to come to your party. My blog is and I have 18 followers.

Pinnylea Creations said...

I would love to join in. I have 24 followers and would love to make many more blogger friends.
My blog is:

September Violets said...

Please sign me up to join your party! Thank you for hosting this event ... it sounds like a huge amount of work. I've been blogging just over a year and am at 92 followers. Here is my blog link:

I'm off to add your pretty blog party badge to my sidebar ;) Wendy x

Beti Horvath said...

I would be pleased to be included in "Grow you Blog." Stringing Fool has 67 followers, and I would really love to welcome some more!

Yarni Gras! said...

No way am I missing out on a party!!!! I loved it last year...and the PSP too!
I have 185 followers

thanks again for hosting, Val

Shari said...

I'm looking forward to hopping with everyone. I love finding new blogs to read.

This will be my first Grow your Blog party. I have 7 followers...

Thank you,


S said...

I would love to join in. My blog is

I currently have 172 followers - mostly scrapbookers, storytellers and other crafty gals. I am all for promoting blogs, which I much prefer to other social media. I think blogging leads to longer conversations. Thanks for hosting, Vicki.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Oh thanks for hosting this again this year Vicki! I had so much fun meeting new people last year. :)

My blog has 189 followers thanks in part to your party!

Looking forward to the fun!

Anonymous said...

Discovered this today when I saw your very pretty badge on another blogger's site.

Please...sign me up. I'm very much looking forward to adding a few blogs to my reader and a few followers to my site.

My site is and I have 28 followers at present.

I'm definitely looking forward to the event!

Arlene White said...

I would love to be part of this please. I have 152 followers and would love to get more readers.

I do Crazy Quilting and Embroidery.

Arlene White

Sheila said...

I would love to participate , I currently have 332 followers but would love to grow more . My blog is Thanks Vicki , I have already found a new blog to follow and that would be yours :-)

Beti Horvath said...

I don't think my request made it earlier, If you have another one from me, please feel free to delete one! I blog at :
and have 68 followers.

Gail Accinelli said...

Hey..I definitely want to participate. Here is my

I have only 63 followers. My blog is about jewelry making.

Thank you. Gail

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Vicki
Thank you for once again hosting the 'Grow Your Blog' event. I met some wonderful women last year and made new friends. I am at 596 followers and the lovely Karen redesigned my blog earlier this year as it needed some updating from when she first did it. Karen is a real treasure.
My blog URL is

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Hi Vicki, I missed the sign-up last year, but am excited to join this year! My blog is about needlework of all kinds and the link is:
I currently have 193 followers.

rachelle pare said...

Well here goes I am going to give this a shot. I am really new at all this and not sure at all what I'm doing or what to do but if your interested in giving a greenhorn some guidance I am willing to learn. Thanks, Rachelle

Rowyn said...

I would love to sign up please, and find some new blogs to follow.

I have 203 wonderful followers on my blog, which is

Thanks so much,

Jenny Short said...

Please add me to your list. I loved the party last year and found 25 new blogger friends. You are so great to do this.
xo Jenny.
I can help you with reading blogs if you like.

Chantal said...

Hello Vicki!
What a wonderful idea to have a blog party. I have been blogging for a while now and am frustrated with only having 31 followers! My Url is
I can't wait to meet some new friends! Thank you so much for doing this.

Birgit said...

Hi Vicki,

What a fun event that is -- thanks for taking the time to organize something like that! :)

First of all, here's the link to my blog:

Currently, I have 239 followers.

I am really looking forward to your party and already think of something nice as door prize. :)

Hugs and greetings from Germany,

Miss Lilly said...

I'd love to sign up please!

My blog is and I have 47 followers.

I can't wait to find some more blogs to read!

Thanks :)

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Hello, I would like to participate in this party.

My blog link is:

My following as of today is 131.

I have marked my calendar! Thank you!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Vicki, please let me know if there is anything I can do to help ya get ready for the Grow Your Blog event!!!

Rachael Farmer said...

I would love to join your party - it sounds wonderful! My name is Rachael, but I'm known as 'Shroo' and I'm a mixed media artist and journal maker. I live in the UK, and this year I want to begin to make a living doing what I love - being an artist.

My blog is relatively new - only 6 months old - and I have 13 beautiful followers, one of whom (Lou Anne Hazel) sent me to your blog. You can find my blog at

Thank you for this opportunity - best wishes, Shroo:)x

macmillanmarie said...

Hi, I currently have no followers on my blog,
perhaps because I am not very regular. One of my goals this year is to become more active and learn more so I can post more. This looks like a wonderful opportunity. Thanks.

Nancy Claeys said...

Would love to join in the fun!

I currently have 1441 GFC followers.

Thanks for organizing this party!

My url is

lynn cockrell said...


Thanks so very much for hosting this Grow Your Blog party. My blog Mimi Mine ( little more than a year old.

I have 32 wonderful followers and I consider each and every one a friend and a gift.

It is certain to be a great party and I look forward to joining in on the fun and meeting some new friend through my blog and yours!

Scrapbrat1 said...

This is such a great idea! I would like to participate. I currently have 28 followers. Here is my blog link:


Patricia said...

This sounds like a fun party! I missed it last year so I'm looking forward to sharing my blog with some people beyond my regular quilting enthusiasts. I have over 600 followers if you add all the different ways of following together. I can be found at
Thanks for hosting you have a beautiful blog and your nests are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I would be honored to have my blog be a part of your "grow day". I presently have 39 followers.

My blog is about needlearts: quilting and various types of needlework.

Diana Petrillo said...

Please sign me up Vickie! Thanks so much for doing this. I'm pretty new to all this so I'd love to connect with more people. I'm so new, I'm not even sure how to tell how many followers I have! I've got 3 who follow by email, 20 have me in their google circles, and 6 on bloglovin. Guess that makes a whopping 29! My website:

Sharon said...

Thank you for hosting this party! I just found your blog today. And of course, please count me in! My blog is Leaning Into Life:

I have 19 followers -- would love to add more and meet new fellow bloggers!
Thank you for arranging this!

dosierosie said...

This sounds like so much fun I definitely want to join in. I have 146 followers and this is my link
Looking forward to the 25th.

Deborah Weber said...

How fun - I can't wait to play!

I have 38 subscribers.

Mascha said...

Oh yeah, I'll be there. I am Masha from Germany, 54 years old, my photo-blog about this and that, nature, garden (in summer) old houses, churches, vintage clothing, life ...
Have now 83 Followers

Happy New Year

Jules Woolford said...

Hello Vicki. I've just found the link to your wonderful party from my friend Elizabeth at 'Sew in Love' and would love to join the fun and make some new friends! Please can I sign up? My blog covers doll making, embroidery, art, nature and my creative journey. My URL-
I have 133 lovely followers on Google, plus a few more on Bloglovin'.
Thank you so much for hosting this great event Vicki - looking forward to it very much.

Jules x

Anneliese said...

I will join in - I read it on Elizabeth Braun's page - my number is a modest one: 81 followers.

Ellie said...

This sounds like a fab idea and I loved to take part this year.

My blog address is

This sounds like a huge undertaking on your part - well done and thank you :))

Mary Ann Potter said...

Oh, what fun! I expect that all of us will be so blessed that we can't even contain it all. This is a wonderful idea.

Here's my blog address:

I currently have around 29 followers.

You can also get to my blog by clicking on my name on this post.

Andrea said...

Hi, my name is Andrea Priebe, and I am just learning about your party from one of my favorite blogging friends. I would be very interested in joining in and meeting new people to learn from and to share with. My blog is eclectic ... Mostly nature, some art, pets, travel and personal posts about friends or family or activities. My neighbor talked me into blogging because she enjoyed it so much and I have to say, I am glad she did ... it is a great avenue to personal growth and meeting people from all over the world.
My blog is "From The Sol"

My URL is:

I currently have 85 followers

This is a brilliant idea and I look forward to participating.

Thank you Vicki and I will see you on the 25th.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Michele Hebson said...

This would be a perfect event for me and my blog. I need to get back into circulation. You can find me here at

ACBeads said...

Hi Vicki! I would love to join in. My name is Ana Cravidao and I blog about the jewellery I create. I have 59 followers at

Patricia Dolton said...

I have 3 different blogs, but I will only put down the one. I only have 2 followers, though I think I have a few more on Bloglovin'.

embroidery blog:


Reconstructed Fabulousness said...

I am a relative newby to blogging having only started in May and am still learning heaps about the process. I have two followers.
I came across your blog and the idea of the 'Grow Your Blog' sounds real interesting and I love reading other blogs. I am specifically interested in needlework and quilting.


Kathy McB said...

Whoa! Can't believe I almost missed this! I had so much fun last year doing this....sign me up again! And thanks for hosting again :)

Photography and general musings/ramblings
On Google Friend Connect I have 250 followers, and would love. Editing more!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I was just thinking that I need to add more blogs to my reading list, as this winter has been too cold for much of anything else. And, wow, this event sounds like A LOT of work on your part! Thank-you so much for hosting this party. I would love to participate. I hope I don't mess anything up. Here is the link to my blog, and off I go to scroll through that very long list of blogs!

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

There you go! I already messed up. Forgot to mention that I have 84 followers. Sorry about that.

Anonymous said...

Hi! My name is Sonia, and I found you through Sanderella's Crochet and I want to join the party!

I've got 72 followers, but I'd love to grow my blog.

You can find me at:

If you like all things yarn and books, come by!

Sherry Calamia said...

I would love to participate in your party… This would be my first time and I am so excited!

I have 93 GFC followers

Here is the link to my blog…

Thank you so much!

Marian said...

I would like to join also, My url is I have about 50 followers.

Kelly said...

Hi Vicki!
I landed here from another bloggy friend and think I'm going to give this a whirl! I currently have 93 followers. Thank you and Happy New Year.


Brooke Neal said...

Sadly, I have zero followers--hence the reason I am happy I found your blog party. Perhaps the fact that my daughter took the follow tab off has something to do with it? :)

Whitney Young said...

I have one follower. And the link is

Whitney Young said...

1 follower. And the link is

Susan Studio Arts said...

Vicki, I would love to come to the party! I saw it last year but was too timid to join the fun. This year I'm throwing caution to the wind. My blog is:
and so far I have 6 followers.

Thank you for the opportunity to view so many more beautiful blogs.


Mary Ann said...

Please add me to your list:)

I have 140 followers.

My blog link is

Lisa said...

Hi, participated last year and truly loved it my GFC is 471, my Bloglovin is 281, over 100 emailers but who know how anyone is signed up anymore, and then there is feedly. But we all always need more my blog is :


Thank you for setting this up!

Shannon Meyer said...

Thank you so much for doing this for us again this year. Last year I went from 14 followers to 107 currently!!!


Mad about Craft said...

I would love to take part in the party. I didn't take part last year but i did visit blogs taking part.

I currently have 110 followers.

deborah lyn said...

Thank you! Yes, I would like to join in for the Grow Your Blog event 2014. So happy I followed the badge link from Elizabeth Braun's Sew-in-Love Blog!! I have 11 followers and several that follow quietly via email.

I am Deborah Lyn, a watercolorist and fiber artist. My blog name and address: deb's artistic inspirations,

gratefully yours,

Mad about Craft said...

Sorry, I didn't put my blog address on my last comment

MeOfCourse said...

This sounds like fun. I have two blogs but will use the one with 61 followers. My blog is:

I've participated in other events such as this and it's always fun. Thank you.

Hooked on Quilting said...

I'd love to join in. Thanks for doing it again in 2014!


Kristen King said...

I would love to join in! I blog at I currently have 535 followers. Thank you so much for organizing this!!

Kristen :)

Anonymous said...

i have just come across this and like the idea, so would like to join in.
i currently have 23 followers.
my blog is
thank you

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Sowing Stitches said...

Yes Please! Please sign me up !!

Sowing Stitches said...

This looks like fun!

Currently I have 116 followers

Please sign me up.
thank you!!

Sowing Stitches said...

I am pretty sure that I signed up but I do not see my post... just in case cyberspace ate it...


Simona said...

Sorry I had to cancel my post. I might not be able to be online on that period. But I might consider next year if you will do it again. Sorry about that!

Linda Wildenstein said...

I would love to be a part of this event. Need to add some new folks to my blog and this looks to be a super way to do so. Thank you for the opportunity to do so. I know it is tons of work to organize something like this. You are to be congratulated and thanked.
here's my URL

Linda Wildenstein said...

Oh I would love to sign up. I thought I had but then it hasn't shown up so......
I currently have 225 followers.

I just wrote a post today about this event and hope that it will bring you more participants. Thanks so much for your work and dedication to this project. Oma Linda (Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts)

Aine O'Brien said...

I'd love to join! I have 348 followers. My blog is called "The Deepest Well" and here is the url

Thank you,


Pookledo said...

I'd love to join in! I only have 46 followers.

My blog is at

Merrilee Rogotzke said...

I would like you join your blog hop. I currently have 71 followers.

My blog is:

Merrilee Rogotzke

Liz said...

Hi Vicki, I would love to join your Grow your Blog party. This sounds super.

I only have 12 followers.

Link to my blog is


Cheryl @ TFD said...

This sounds like a fun party so please count me in! I have 191 followers.



Jo said...

Please count me in! This sounds wonderful!!! I currently have 132 followers, and my blog is

and ps, Karen Valentine did the artwork on my blog, i just love her style!

Sandy Campbell said...

I will be participating! My blog is

Thank you!

PS....I was, I deleted that blog, so I am participating at the


Bird said...

I would very much love to join in on this. Thank you. I will put the badge in my sidebar and make sure to have a January the 24th evening entry beginning as Grow Your Blog.

I have 57 followers right now. Here's the link to my blog:

Thank you so much and I'm so happy to be a part of this.


Bluefinch said...

I would love to sign up again! I enjoyed the party so much last year and have met so many wonderful friends from around the world! My following now totals 66.

Thanks for all of your very hard work!

Bluefinch said...

I would love to join in again! Last year was so much fun and I met new friends from all over the world.
I currently have 66 followers.

Thanks for all of your very hard work!


Iantha Davis said...

Dear Vicki,
I would very much like to join in your Grow Your Blog Party. I recently relocated my blog from a paid site to blogger so I have no followers. Here is the address of my blog

Joluise said...

Have I ever mentioned to you that you are an angel, as you are. I will add your button to my website:)))) This is new for me so I will see how it all goes:))


aspiritofsimplicity said...

I would love to participate. I have 66 followers right now.

Lesley Reed said...

Just heard about this and I would love to join especially as my resolution is to blog more this year :)
I have 2 followers at the moment.

Thank you for this great idea!

Judy said...

I would love to join your Grow Your Blog event. I have 64 followers. My blog is Attic Raggedys.

Judy in Colorado

Chrissie said...

This is a wonderful idea, thank you for your time and generosity! Please add me to the party list:

I have roughly 230 followers at the moment. I look forward to meeting new bloggers!
Chrissie x

Anonymous said...

Hello Vicki
What an amazing thing to do. I would love to attend the party.

My blog is over on Wordpress...

I have 64 followers on the blog - though it also says I have 512 followers from Fbook.

I found you through the amazing Aine over at

She has become a constant companion for me. Daily wit and wisdom. I aspire to write posts as honest and moving as she does.

I'm thrilled to have you as well.

go easy ~p

Mcmeeshi said...

Great idea! We have 315 followers, currently blogging from our Peace Corps post in Jamaica.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vicki, please add me to the list! Looking forward to it again this year...
Hugs from your pain in the bottom blogging sister,
Beth P

augcott said...

My fellow blogging sister led me here and I'm so glad that she did!
Sounds like a great party!!!
I currently have 53 followers ... and my blog link is

Can't wait until the 25th!


Wendy said...

Hi Vicki. I'd love to particiapte please. I only started my blog 3 weeks ago and I don't have any followers yet! This sounds like the perfect opportunity for me to visit some new blogs and maybe get some followers. My blog is

Thank you so much. Wendy

Muttmomkay said...

my name is kay and I only have one follower right now but lots to share

Beth said...

Hi Vicki, Thanks so much for hosting this party - I want to participate again this year. Here is my url:
I currently have 445 followers.
I look forward to your party!

A Scattering said...

Well, I'm going to take the plunge, girlfriend! You know where I am, but here's the link: and I have a modes 155 followers. Now I have to sit down and read your post again to make sure I get it right.

Kippy SoMature said...

wow! Thank you very much for this gift!
my blog has 83 followers; the address is
it is a small blog, and I blog about embroidery, crazy quilt challenge 2014, sewing, animals, flowers and the Word of God.

Marit Johanne said...

I think this could be nice to try!
I have 162 followers.

My blog

Thank you!
Marit Johanne

Anonymous said...

I would love to join you all.

I have 0 followers, but my blog is really new.

Here is my link:

I would love to join you all.

I have 0 followers, but my blog is really new.

Here is my link:

Such a fantastic idea, thank you.

Denise said...

Oh Yes Please include Me.I love blog parties.I have 270 followers.The link, of course, just hit My pic. You know But just in case......http// When You have a chance please come and stay awhile for a chat and a cup of cheer.Denise of Coffeeberry Cottage

Deanna said...

Oh yes, please add me to your list...I missed out last year, too late, but this year should be fun.

Currently I have 265 followers but I have been stuck around this count for awhile and would love to meet new bloggers out there.

My link is

Thanks so much for doing this...what a great idea for increasing our readers!!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Oh, I love this idea! Thank you so much for hosting! I have 284 followers and various ones on other sites. I'm a homeschooling, traveling, book and movie loving blogger!:) Lori Morning Glories and Moonflowers

mysteryhistorymom said...

Oh, I love this! Thank you so much for hosting! I have 284 followers with a few on other sites. I'm a homeschooling, traveling, book and movie loving blogger!:) Lori Morning Glories and Moonflowers

Andrea said...

I did post ealier, but I don't see it here so I am posting again. I think this is a brilliant idea. One of my blogger friends turned me on to it and I would be excited to participate.

Mu name is Andrea and my blog is:

I currently have 85 followers and would love to expand my world with new people to meet and much more to learn. Thank you, Vicki ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Darlington Gal said...

I would love to participate. Thanks for putting this together for us!

I have 469 followers, but 409 of them follow through twitter....I'm not sure about twitter followers because there is no evidence that they actually click the tweet and look at the blog.

I have 44 followers that follow the blog through word press, 17 through facebook and 42 through bloglovin.

Mara Paz said...

Hi, I'd like to join in this year.
Google tells me I have 48 followers on my English blog:
only 12 followers on my Portuguese blog:

Thank you for arranging this event.

Kelly Downey said...


Thank you for hosting this. I definitely want to sign up!

I don't have any followers, but hope to in the future!

The link to my blog is:

Thanks again!

Catherine King said...

I would love to play too! Here is the link to my blog

I cannot wait! or

Lorraine said...

Thanks so much Vicki. Add me to the list, 333 followers. New site Thank you!

Scrapatches said...

Hello, Vicki, and thank you for hosting this fun blogging event. I always enjoy finding new blogs to read.

Please count me in!

My blog is "Life in the Scrapatch"

I have 255 GFC followers but when I add in my bloglovin' and email followers I am closer to 500.

Looking forward to this fun day of blog hopping ... :) Pat

Jeanette @ said...

I found this on 2 Bags Full and thought it a great idea! I have 18 followers and would love to GROW MY BLOG. Thanks for this opportunity.

Carol D. said...

Just found your blog and joined up. Now I want to participate in the "Grow your Blog" event. It is time to dress up my blog and get back to a regular posting schedule.
I have about 54 followers and am working to increase this number. Such good timing for me. My blog is
Thank you.

Vivienne Garforth said...

Hi, I have a new blog. I have added your lovely badge to my sidebar. So far I only have 19 followers. Here is a link to my blog.
Looking forward to the party.

Vivienne Garforth said...

Hi, me again, this is my other blog - I have two passions in life so two blogs. This is the link to blog 2 which only has seven followers so far but I would love more.

kim leavens said...

I would love to join the party!! with 40 followers

Thank you for your inspirational blog and hosting this event...

xx's Kim

Phoebe @ Lou Messugo said...

Hi there
I'd love to join in. I've never done anything like this before and would love to grow my blog. I blog about France mainly, my life here, French culture, expat stuff and travels. I have about 60 followers at the moment.
Thanks for offering this opportunity.


Desiree Habicht said...

Hi hope it's not too late. I would love to be involved.
I have 145 followers and my blog is

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

Yes count me in. I have 55 followers.

Looking forward to the 25th


Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

Yes, count me in.

I have 55 followers

Just about anything that helps us improve our health, fitness and our self confidence is what I like to blog about.

Thanks so much,

Carol said...

Sounds like fun...I'm always looking for new inspiration! I have 399 on GFC and 378 on Bloglovin (I think a lot of those are following on both places.) My blog link is:

Thanks for hosting this party!

Denise said...

Just wanted to tell You I did a post about Your party.The one before My latest post.Blessings Denise

Carol said...

Ok this is the year that I really want to take my blogs to the next level so I'm signing up :) I have 55 followers on my home blog

and 49 followers on my Art blog

Ms Misantropia said...

This sounds like a great event! I found you through Pagan Culture and would love to join :)

I have 129 followers and this is my blog:

June Caedmon said...

Hi, Vicki! I found you through Nancy at A Rural Journal. Thank you for hosting this - it sounds fabulous! I would like to participate. My blog can be found here:

I have about 200 followers. Looking forward to the 25th!

Emma/Itzy said...

Hello! I have already signed up to this event with my stitching blog, however I have a new project in the pipeline in the form of a book/reading blog. Would it be ok to sign up with that as well?

As it is a new project I am currently only on 2 followers.

My blog url is:

Thank you again for hosting this event!

steffi said...

Hi I'd love to sign up although I don't know if it's too early in my blogging career (!?!) I only started it at the end of November, have one email follower, and have had just about 220 views. I do a bit of all sorts of crafting including mixed media and crazy quilting. I started it really to help me focus on the positives in my life, realise what I have and can achieve and try and ignore the way my Fibromyalgia can affect my life.
My blog is at
Thanks :)

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

My bog is pretty new and I have a pathetic 3 followers with one being my mother! Count me in!

Thanks for the chance!

Martha's Favorites said...

HI: I would love to be a part of this party. I have placed the badge on my blog and I have about 920 followers. My blog address is: I would love to give a gift, but I can only mail to USA so, I will have to pass. Thank you so much for doing this. I love meeting new friends. Blessings, Martha

Tricia said...

Oh My! I was just visiting my good friend Pat over @ Lifein the Scrapatch... when I found your beautiful button. I have 60 GFC followers {}and would love to add to them & take part in this wonderful event in a couple weeks Vicki. I might even take your advice & visit with Ms. Karen to get prettied up my blog for the occasion.
Tricia of

Tess said...

I would love to take part in the Grow Your Blog 2014 Party. I have 110 email followers and 314 followers in total with Facebook. Here is my URL

I do not have a craft blog and I am with WordPress - is that okay? I just came across you via a WordPress blog site. I'd love to party! Tess from Australia.

Tess said...

I would love to take part in the Grow Your Blog 2014 Party. I have 110 email followers and 314 followers in total with Facebook. Here is my URL

I do not have a craft blog and I am with WordPress - is that okay? I just came across you via a WordPress blog site. I'd love to party! Tess from Australia.

My Garden Diaries said...

Hi Vicki!!! I am so in!!! I met so many wonderful people through this party last year and I would love to join again! Thank you for making this possible! It is such a great way for us all to connect!!!

Thank you SO much! Nicole xoxo

Here is my URL
And I have 177 followers

Wendy Christian said...

What a very fun idea!! I would love to be introduced to new blogs just as I hope others may find mine and enjoy it ... I currently have 503 followers and my URL is

Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful event!! I will put your lovely badge upon my blog with honor!!

Best wishes, Wendy

Renee said...

I would love to participate! I have 27 followers.
The URL for "Living My Dream" is:

I just read about your Pink Scarf Project. What a wonderful thing to do!


Maria said...

I love your 'coat of many colours'! I would like to join in with 'Grow your Blog'; I have 78 followers and my link is
Thank you!

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Sara said...

Hi Vicky,

It's the first time I will participate but I think it's a great idea!!

My blog is in Portuguese, but it has a translation tool on the side bar that is easy to use and reliable.
I have 15 followers and I blog at:

Thank you!

Quilt Musings said...

Definitely want to join in the fun! I am a new blogger and have a total of TWO followers! I am grateful for both!!! :)

My URL is

Going back to my blog to add your very cool party badge to my sidebar!! Thanks!

Judy said...

I would love to join the Grow Your Blog event. My blog url is:

I have 64 followers.

Judy in Colorado

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

Yes, please, put me on the list! I'm so looking forward to meeting others through their blogs! I've put your lovely button on my sidebar. Thanks so much for organising this.

I have 24 followers and my URL is:

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I would love to join in your Grow Your Blog event. I don't have a Blogger blog, so hopefully it is still okay to join.
I'm not sure about the number of followers as I don't have any of the Google related things that track that. I do have well over 120 email followers, almost 100 on Bloglovin' and oodles of blogs have my link in their blogroll.
You can find my site here at
I recently added on Facebook and have 38 followers there.
Looking forward to discovering new places to visit.

EvalinaMaria said...

I'm a gardener stuck on the frozen north. Can't grow much but definitely can grow my blog. Thank you for the opportunity.
My url is:
Evalina, This and that...

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Rahenna said...

I'd like to participate! I have 195 followers for my cross stitching blog here. :)

Bernadett Rauski said...

Dear Vicki,

I just started a new I need new friends...but with my old blog I would need them,too.:)))
My new blog:
Happy New Year.

Lou Anne Hazel said...

I thought I already signed up but can't find the comment. (I'm sorry if this is a duplicate) My blog has 108 followers and I participated last year.
Thank you for doing this again!

Marilou said...

Yay Vicki!
Sign me up Marilou of

Thanks and hugs Marilou

Angela K said...

Dear Vicki,
I'd really love to join this party, I've added this beautiful button to my blog's sidebar.

I have 94 followers, my blog's address is:

I love cross stitching and knitting and I would really love to meet more international 'fans' of these hobbies :) Thank you!

Ruby Mole said...

Hi there my name is Ruby and I've just stumbled upon your blog.

I think this is a wonderful idea and judging by all the comments it seems to be a lot of fun.

I've just started up a new blog at Consequently, I've only a handful of followers. Sadly my old blog is lost, although I may be able to recover it and import all my old content.

Thank you for hosting what sounds to be a fabulous party. I look forward to making some new blogging friend for 2014.

Ruby x

Judy said...

This is exciting. I have never done anything like this before. I have 37 followers.


I hope I am not too late to enter.


Judy said...

This is exciting. I have never done anything like this before. I have 37 followers.


I hope I am not too late to enter.


sew.darn.quilt said...

This sounds like a great way to meet and greet more bloggers from all over the world! Please count me in.
I have 276 GFC & 160 Bloglovin' followers, but I believe a lot of these are duplicates.

Here is the link to my blog :)

Thank you for making this happen.

the east coast desi said...

Thank you Vicki for the wonderful opportunity to meet fellow bloggers from around the world. i'd love to join the virtual party.
I'm a new kid on the block and have 6 months of blogging experience.
I have 21 followers currently.
My blog link:
Thank you!!!

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Anonymous said...

I would love to participate!
Pickles Quilting.
22 followers to date.

Cindy said...

I just heard about this linky party and am excited to join in.
My blog address is:

And I have 70 followers.

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