Thursday, August 1, 2013

Growing Gardens & Growing Blogs! - Co-Hosting The "Grow Your Blog" blog hop!!

I'm so excited to be co-hosting this wonderful blog hop called "Grow Your Blog Networking Party"!!  But before we start the fun I wanted to let you know what's been going on in God's Growing Garden this week (click on each title below to view more details):

Sunday we continued studying prayer: "Think it, Feel it, Pray it"

Monday was all about Arugula:  "Arugula, I ardently admire & love it"

Tuesday I co-hosted a blog hop called "Tuesday with a Twist"

Wednesday started the "August Chain Linky CLIMB" - which is my Networking blog hop & if you co-host you will get 1 free weekly ad on this blog!

and last night I posted the remaining available Monthly ad spaces for August - only $10 for 1 month ad!!!  B.A.S.S. - Buy, ADVERTISE, Support & Swap

Now onto the party:

Good morning and welcome to the Grow Your Blog Networking Party.
GYB Julie from This Gal Cooks, Deb from Cooking on the Front Burner, Tanya from Lemons for Lulu and Paula from Call Me PMc are happy to host this networking opportunity each week.

Every week, we'll also have four co-hosts join us. Interested in co-hosting? Just email us at growyourblog(at)gmail(dot)com and we will get you scheduled!

What is the Grow Your Blog Networking Party all about? NETWORKING. Meeting new bloggers, finding new content to follow, building your readership.

Why is blog networking great for you? Simply put, it increases readership and traffic to your blog.

How do you network? Visit. Comment. Invite. Communicate. These are key to growing your blog.

Do you have tips for networking? Leave a comment below! We may feature your idea at a future party! Let's meet the hosts and co-hosts of the party!


Each week we will be including a link up to a social media outlet of our choosing. This week we chose Facebook. So after linking up your blog, be sure to scroll down and link up your Facebook Page.
Ah, Facebook. If you've had a Facebook page for any length of time, you've come to know that Facebook changes the rules of the game quiet frequently. What was great one year ago, may not be the best way to post and promote your Facebook page today. It's a moving target, but I'll share some tips that I've learned recently.
  1. Comment on other pages from your page. That means more exposure for you. Don't be concerned with everyone 'liking' you back, just the fact that you like and comment means more exposure for you and eventually growth for your page.
  2. Make it Personal - Share personal snippets about your day, ask questions, interact. Post pictures from Instagram to your page.
  3. Connect Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to your Facebook page.
  4. Host a Giveaway. Rafflecoptor offers an easy set up to promote the giveaway right on your Facebook page.
  5. When you share someone's post, tag them in the status. For example
  6. 'I love these Vegan Apple Berry Bran Muffins from @This Gal Cooks, find the recipe here'
  7. Everyone loves pictures, share images. Images are 'liked' and 'shared' more than other status updates by followers.
  8. Did you know you can schedule a post in Facebook? Once you add an image and status, click the clock in the bottom left of the status box. It will prompt you for year, month, day, time. Easy Peasy!
  9. Facebook parties are great for exposure. When a page holds a 'Party', you post your image and link and the host page much like a link party on blogs. The host page then shares it and Boom! more followers! This is especially beneficial when the page is larger than you.
  10. Post at different times and determine the best time to post for your audience.
Do you have any Facebook page tips? Please leave any tips or questions below, I'll be happy to answer them.




  1. Angie, thank you so much for hosting the party today and hope you have a happy Thursday!

  2. Good morning, Angie! Thank you for hosting this fun party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  3. Thank you for co-hosting this week. You have a great blog. I'm a new follower.

    1. Thanks so much! I'm following your lovely blogs on Bloglovin.

  4. Thanks for hosting Angie, hope you're having a great week!

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•`¤... Jennifer
    Jenn's Random Scraps

  5. Hi Angie!
    Thank you so much for co-hosting this week! We are glad to have you! :)

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Hi Angie, thanks for hosting! I am not familiar with a facebook party?? Or have I been doing it and not knowing it? lol!

  7. Thank you! (& as you know - I'm already following your lovely blog)


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