“Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, to meet their unknown and undiscovered brothers.” Howard Thurman
MeetUp Mondays – A New Blog Hopping Communication
What is a Blog Hop and why does it matter? If you have a Blogger blog, you might have come across the term as it is a popular way to connect with other bloggers on a variety of topics, themes, or even just for the fun of connecting. It’s a great way to meet new bloggers, refresh a post that needs some loving attention, and even get a few new comments from others in the blogosphere. Join in! We can teach each other by sharing what we know and that way we all win; no fear of bad teachers here.
While I’ve participated in tons of blog hops on the blogger platform; from ones on keywords, blog ideas, books, food, creative writing, crafting, social networking and more, I’ve always wanted to have one specifically on WordPress but never really tried. Since the DailyPost Challenge opened the door to new blogging friends and a wider world of writers from all walks of life, I’ve been thinking about it again. We are all connected on the internet and this is a way to bring us together for a common goal. Sharing and reading each others posts. Today, I was reflecting on a chat with one of my blog friends Viv and I’ve decided to go for it. Your help and support will benefit us all. I invite you to add a post and make some new friends.
Every week, we will have a new topic; for instance, This Week’s TOPIC is add a post you wish everyone on WordPress and beyond had a chance to read. The DailyPost can be a guide to help us. I will keep the link open for a few days and then close it. Once we get this going, I’ll add a poll too and we can vote for suggested topics to share. All ideas and suggestions are welcome!
Starting this week, I’ll also do a weekly “Get To Know” feature of a fellow blogger beginning with but not limited to my blog buddies. If you are interested, let me know and leave me a way to contact you. I’ll send a few quick and helpful questions to the selected blogger. Since Follow Friday remains a popular tradition on Twitter, Friday will be our Social Networking Hop with either a Twitter Hop with a mini Twitter Tip write-up or a Flickr, Facebook fan pages/networked blogs or any others-you-suggest blog hop. The goal is to motivate each other and help us stay committed to the Daily Challenge. Join in!
The rules are simple. Add your post related to the topic on the assigned week in the linky below, leave me a comment or question especially if we haven’t already met, check out and comment on as many of your fellow blogger posts as you wish, and spread the word. BLOG HOPS Update: I add new hops every two weeks on either Sunday or Monday. The current one will run from 3/14 – 3/28. I will post a new one the following day. See link to current blog hop post here Also, I have added the blog hops to my sidebar for easy access. Thank you!
Add your suggestions/comments on this post and Stay Tuned for more ways for us to join the conversation. Add your link to the linky below and follow the simple prompts. It is safe and will stay Open from Now till Wednesday, Feb 9th at midnight. Please no pitches or spam as those will be deleted. Join In and let’s all share some more blogging support!
Have you ever participated in a Blog Hop? What other topics have you written on that you think others will be able to share a similar post on? For example a holiday event. A cultural tradition. A book you’ve read recently. A favorite photo you’ve taken… almost anything really. Share your thoughts/questions below. Thank you!
Positive Motivation Tip: Make a new connection by trying out a new approach. Let go of fear and go for it… Don’t give up!
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