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07/02/2011
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“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 Hop: Join the flock and share a post. Image via Wikipedia

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!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: Happy Flock of Seagulls by Eschipul via Flickr & Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

82 Comments leave one →
  1. 08/02/2011 12:02 am

    This is such a great idea, blog Hop here on wordpress! You are so involved with Blogger. I have an account there but it’s not so big of a deal. My goal is to post a day here and meet the 365 day Challenge in 2011. I Love it. I love your idea. I will PRESS THIS now.

  2. 08/02/2011 12:13 am

    Jackie Thank you!
    I have hesitated to do this because I wasn’t sure it was the right time but you know, an idea not explored is an idea wasted. 🙂
    For now, the linky takes us to another page and I will find a way to see if we can make it easier. I will think about the best way… 🙂
    All suggestions appreciated!
    Thanks again!
    Elizabeth

  3. 08/02/2011 12:53 am

    Hi Eliz,
    Lovely idea…but I have a question…at the end of my recent posts, I’ve had a little blurb about my book and I invite people to go to my website to find out more about the Valentine’s Day special (you know, cause you read my posts). I’d love to link in on your hop with the Quotable Timeless Tuesday, which is about sisters and connecting…but I’m afraid it might not be appropriate because of what you said about pitching anything. Please let me know what you think.

    • 08/02/2011 1:18 am

      Perfectly fine to link it. This week’s topic is a post you wish all to see. It is a perfect fit. Thanks again for stirring the pot for me today Viv! 🙂 E

      • 08/02/2011 3:02 pm

        Eliz,
        Thank you so very much…and I just realized that my name was in your post 🙂 I guess when I read it earlier, I was bleary-eyed.

      • 09/02/2011 1:05 am

        Hi! I just stumbled on your site and love it! I am a newbie blogger, and I want to join your Monday group . . . if I remember. Just I’d best sign up to your blog.

      • 15/02/2011 12:20 am

        Welcome bedside reader and do join in again! 🙂
        Eliz

  4. tbaoo permalink
    08/02/2011 4:41 am

    what a great idea, i’ve placed a link which doesn’t show to well, could you delete it and i’ll place another .. cheers alan

    • tbaoo permalink
      08/02/2011 4:47 am

      scrap that request, i received an email and changed it, it didn’t like my transparent png … cheers

      • 08/02/2011 5:35 am

        No worries! I’m glad you jumped in. Hope you are feeling better. 🙂 Eliz

    • 08/02/2011 5:34 am

      Okay, I’ll see what I can do… But don’t worry as what matters is that we can click and read your blog post. Next week, I’ll try for the larger size… This is our first; growing pains and all. 🙂 Thanks for the link up! Eliz

  5. 08/02/2011 6:40 am

    I don’t know how to submission – never participated a blog hop – what to do now?

  6. 08/02/2011 6:50 am

    I think you can click on the blue frog in the article and add your own link 😉

    Great idea, I don’t have a lot of time right now but I’ll try to participate once in a while!

    • 15/02/2011 12:18 am

      Thank you for stopping by and I paid you a visit too. Join in when can. 🙂
      E

  7. 08/02/2011 7:32 am

    http://www.inlinkz.com/wpview.php?id=33555
    is that what I have to do, to use the inlinkz page?

    • 10/02/2011 5:02 am

      Thank you and yes, you did the right thing! 🙂 Merci!

  8. 08/02/2011 7:33 am

    Thanks Eliz, I’ve never participated in a blog hop before and I’ve already posted my link.

    I had a heck of a time finding the Linky though. It didn’t load the first time I visited this page but when I hit refresh it was there.

    You might want to put a little note just before the Linky letting people know to refresh if they can’t see it.

    • 10/02/2011 9:30 pm

      Thank you so much… Looks like it fixed itself after all… 🙂
      Will make sure to note that for Friday. Refresh refresh!
      Thanks again for joining in!
      Eliz

  9. 08/02/2011 7:49 am

    Hey… this seems awesome.. Blog Hop sounds like socialising through facebook.. but its like safe and decent socialising…
    My topic suggestion would be – A PERSON WHO CHANGED YOUR LIFE… it can be anyone.. your mother/father/brother/husband/boyfriend/friend/even a stranger/colleague
    will surely post on it soon.. thanks for the encouragement.. It actually helped me with an instant topic for a new post myself.. once I write on it. I’ll post the link.. ciao…

    • 10/02/2011 4:59 am

      Thanks for your followup comment and suggestion… The idea I have is more in terms of very general topics that will allow us to look in our blog folders and pick something we’ve written on the subject. Your idea is a good one and we could offer it as a: Add a post you’ve written about someone important in your life or someone who changed your life. The typical idea of a blog hop is to encourage hopping to connect with other new bloggers. We could also have a: Add your best post from last week, last month and so on for our hop. Does this help? Thanks again for your topic. I like it. 🙂 Eliz

  10. 08/02/2011 8:03 am

    Sorry I meant socializing through WordPress…

    • 15/02/2011 12:11 am

      No worries and thanks for your contributions! 🙂
      Eliz

  11. 08/02/2011 5:33 am

    hi Eliz,
    hoping to find a topic for Blog Hop, which could enjoy many of us:
    MUSIC! which song is in your heart for many years?
    compare my article about HIT THE ROAD, JACK 🙂

    • 08/02/2011 5:37 am

      I read the article/post you wrote and think it would be a great submission. You should submit it; such a popular song and timely 🙂 Please do… it’s perfect! 🙂 Eliz

  12. 08/02/2011 9:05 am

    Good Morning Eliz,
    I love the idea of Blog Hopping! I have really enjoyed meeting so many new bloggers since the Blogaweek/day post challenge started. Now this! You are a genius! Have an incredible day!

  13. 08/02/2011 9:45 am

    Hi Eliz, Blog hop what a clever idea! I’ve decided to post about books I’ll post more info about it later on my blog. Can we do one about our most clumsiest moments? I’m sure we all have a story or two to share….i’ve got plenty and don’t mind sharing, lol….it would make for fun reading….looking forward to next week! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • 15/02/2011 12:10 am

      Hi Soapbird,
      Hope you enjoyed your day off? Do come back and post your link and make some friends 🙂
      Eliz

  14. 08/02/2011 9:46 am

    Sounds like fun! I will go pick out a post and add it to your linky 😮

    • 15/02/2011 12:07 am

      I’m glad you joined in and do come back again… Btw, Congrats on your new home! 🙂
      Eliz

  15. 08/02/2011 1:16 pm

    oh how fun! I’ve never heard of a Blog Hop before! 🙂 I’ll definitely add my link to linky 🙂

    • 15/02/2011 12:05 am

      Welcome to the hop and thanks for joining in again! 🙂
      Eliz

  16. 08/02/2011 10:50 am

    Excellent idea! Here’s mine: nrhatch.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/

    • 15/02/2011 12:06 am

      Thanks Nancy, love visiting with you too . 🙂
      Eliz

  17. 08/02/2011 2:08 pm

    Great Fun, Eliz! I think I got a post linked, looking forward to checking out everyone else’s posts – thank you!

    • 15/02/2011 12:04 am

      Good job and thanks for being our first featured guest. I loved your piece and learned new things about you. 🙂
      Eliz

  18. 08/02/2011 2:17 pm

    Great idea Eliz. I’d added my link and look forward to receiving futher instructions and to how and when we add our post links. (I know I’m not generally pressing the follow up comments button, but I will on this one as I don’t want to miss learning what happens next!)
    I look forward to blog hopping with you all 🙂

    • 10/02/2011 4:44 am

      Sorry Julie, I just realized you were waiting to hear from this end… I actually responded on your end. LOL 🙂 Well, the rules are simple, check out a few or many new bloggers, like and/or comment and they should do same. Just another concentrated way of giving our collective blogs more exposure to people who actually show interest by hopping along with us. This is very popular on Blogger and it helped my blog there grow… Speaking of which, it has been slightly neglected since I started the daily post so I will be getting back on track there soon. Hope this answers the question! 🙂 Thanks for signing up E

  19. 08/02/2011 2:22 pm

    What a great idea! I’ve even added a gravatar to share a little more of myself. Okay, so I cheated. It isn’t a photo of me, it’s my dad’s painting of a faded rose, but I’m getting braver! I’d love to join in the blog hop!

    • 15/02/2011 12:03 am

      I love it… Honestly, I thought it was a head of garlic… lol! Now I see the red tip of the rose… Beautiful! 🙂
      Eliz

  20. 08/02/2011 2:34 pm

    A great idea, blog hopping for bloggers. I am a new blogger, as I’ve have shared with you before. I love creative writing about my life and topics of life in general. Most of all, I am enjoying meeting other bloggers. Visiting there blogs, reading their stories, is another way of being inspired and making new friends at the same time. That is what social networking is all about. Sharing information for inspiration,motivation and encouragment. A way to make our lives have more meaning and direction.

    • 15/02/2011 12:02 am

      Glad to have connected with you Penny … I look forward to reading your posts. Thanks for linking up too. 🙂
      E

  21. 08/02/2011 5:50 pm

    First time participating in a blog hop – is the only thing I have to do is post my link to my post? And visit others?

    • 14/02/2011 11:59 pm

      Exactly dePressed. Add a link and visit others and they will visit you too.! 🙂
      Eliz

    • 15/02/2011 12:01 am

      Thanks again for re-blogging the hop last week! 🙂
      Eliz

  22. 08/02/2011 6:10 pm

    ok, i am going to try it out! i am loving making new blogger friends, so bring it on!! thanks for setting this up!!

    • 15/02/2011 12:00 am

      Glad you joined in last week and hope to see you this week too. 🙂
      Eliz

  23. 08/02/2011 10:10 pm

    Cool idea. I’ve never even heard of a blog hop.

  24. 08/02/2011 10:15 pm

    Great idea! I’m in! thanks for hosting 🙂

    • 14/02/2011 11:56 pm

      Thanks for joining in this week Stacey! Happy Valentine’s too! 🙂

  25. 09/02/2011 3:15 am

    greetings by flickrcomments about your blog hop idea …

  26. 09/02/2011 12:35 pm

    Hi there 🙂 What a great idea! I’m a new blogger & I’ve never done a blog hop before. Do I have to write an entirely new post to submit? Or can I link to one of my favorite ones from the past?

    • 14/02/2011 11:54 pm

      Submit one you have or create a new one. There is no need for a new post unless you choose to write one. By the way, did you get the email I sent you? Do let me know! 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Elizabeth

  27. 13/02/2011 5:13 am

    Hi This is a great idea…! I love social blogging 🙂
    I better read the instructions again…
    please count me in

    • 13/02/2011 5:16 am

      It says collection closed when I clicked on the link…is Poor little piglet to late to join in 🙁

      • 13/02/2011 7:39 am

        Not to worry, we will have another one this coming Monday!
        I might get it posted tonight so we have an early start. 🙂
        Glad to connect with you and will hop over shortly to say hello!
        E

      • 13/02/2011 8:58 am

        🙂 Okay coming up again soon!

  28. 13/02/2011 8:01 am

    OK so it’s Week by Week! Sorry my head’s a bit muzzy today 🙂
    I have subscribed to your blog so will receive the notification
    Thanks 🙂

    • 13/02/2011 8:57 am

      Ditto with yours and yes, it’s coming up for Monday! I’m happy we both connected after weeks of zipping by each other on our visits to other blogs. 🙂

  29. 14/02/2011 3:01 am

    Cool! How do I “get in” on this? 😛

  30. 14/02/2011 11:52 pm

    Hi,
    I stopped by your blog today and left you the information. It is now under this post: http://eof737.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/happy-valentine%e2%80%99s-day-mega-monday-blog-hop/
    Do join in as it will run till Thursday! 😉
    Thanks,
    Eliz

  31. 15/02/2011 2:52 am

    things really are ticking along – great – 😉

  32. 25/02/2011 4:13 pm

    Hi Elizabeth,
    I am trying to get a handle on the different aspects of blog hopping. It sounds exciting, and I would love to particpate. I also need to sign up for the Post a Week challenge. It is not to late to do so, is it? I join the hop via the link? And will there be a hop this upcoming Monday 2/28/11?
    Walter

  33. 18/03/2011 7:40 pm

    Is this where you sign up?

    • 18/03/2011 10:56 pm

      Hi Lisa,
      I start a new Hop every week and the current on will run for two weeks. It is on my Monday 14th blog post. Join in.
      Thnak you,
      Elizabeth

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