10 Things Thankful About Several Blog Hops
I have participated in lots of blog hops over the course of my two years blogging, including the popular 10 Things Thankful for which this post is being written. These hops are carefully chosen. They range in size from just a few people to more than hundreds linking up each week. We know blog hops are a great way to grow your readership, but to me, they are much more. These link ups have become my virtual community.
I love the big and small hops such as the Thursday hop at Holly Mueller’s called Spiritual Journey. Only about 10 to 12 of us link up weekly, but this hop is special because we are a tight knit community. Each week, we come together to focus on a word provided by host Holly, ususally. Lately the words are provided by all of us.
Every one of us decided on one little word for the New Year, and for the first weeks of the New Year, each of us is sharing our ideas on each one’s little word. It was Michelle Haseltine’s turn this week and her One Little Word was FLY. This coming Thursday, the special word is brought to you by Leigh Anne Eck and is TURN. I hope you will consider joining us and write about what Turn means to you.
As a blogger, I have the opportunity to fly every week as I get to know communities all over the blogosphere. I read so many inspirational posts, and they lift me up and give me hope. Our world is full of light of the Holy Spirit and Jesus.
Another great, but small, hop I participate in is Texas Two Shoes Tuesdays hop. Each week she also provides two weekly words on which to write an original post, either creative story or poem. I love the interaction and comments I get each week from this group. Our host, Lizzie, sometimes join this hop too! This week’s coming words are: opposite and own.
I haven’t been able to participate in hops as much I want lately because I am working on establishing my own hop with two other great bloggers, Tami from This Moms Delight and Ashley from Circling the Story. (I know this is a shameless plug. 🙂 ) Do you read great books and post reviews or write about fun family literacy actitivies? Or maybe you homeschool and have ideas to share about teaching reading? Or you are a public school teacher who loves to share ideas from your classroom? My hop, Literacy Musing Mondays, begins on Sundays and runs through Fridays. We have more than 20 bloggers linking up posts since its beginning less than two months ago. It is growing every week. I am so thankful to all those who participate each week. I hope you guys will join us!
I also joined another group of blog hop hosts for the Weekend Wind Down Party. This is a great hop for creatives from DIYers, cooks, writers, to poets. All creative posts are welcome! I love the range of posts linked up each week. You can find posts on everything from great tip articles for the household, inspirationals posts featuring creative writing and poems, delicious recipes, and great crafts and art projects to try. There really is something for everyone on this hop and hundreds of bloggers link up each week! Come link up with us and join in the fun.
What hops do you participate in? I hope you will share in the comments section. I love to learn about new hops.
Here are some great hops I join through the week:
I am linking this post up to some other great Monday hops!
Can I add a PS to my own post? Well, here goes. I just discovered a new hop:
This one looks so great and in line with what I have been blogging about tonight. I am going over to learn more and join in on this one too. 🙂