What Do You Think About Blog Hops?

Last week, the owner of Self Sagacity invited me to join her for Thursday Two Questions – a themed meme where you post two questions to your blog for your readers to answer, then link up so others can join the fun!
I thought this would be a great way to learn what you think about a variety of topics, so here goes – please jump in and share your thoughts!
My topic for the week is Blog Hops. I am currently considering whether to incorporate these into my blog and I’d love your feedback! My questions are below – but feel free to share any thoughts you have on the topic!

1. What types of themed blog hops would you enjoy participating in at Create With Joy?

2. Do you prefer blog hops with text only links or photo links?

I look forward to reading your responses!

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72 Responses to “What Do You Think About Blog Hops?”

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  1. A Helicopter Mom says:

    I've only been blogging for a couple of months, so Blog Hops have been great in helping me grow and find some other amazing blogs to learn from. I don't mind text or photo links. The only thing I don't love is finding blogs that are ALL ads and no actual blogging.

    I'm a follower and commenting from the Alexa Hop! I'd love it if you'd follow back and comment on a post at A Helicopter Mom

    We also have a new All Week Hop starting. I'd really love it if you'd join us and help us grow! 🙂

    Have a great week!

  2. Lisa Noel says:

    I'm a total hopper. personally i like text link only. just because its a pain to me to enter the photo ones. and they don't make me any more likely to join or check out blogs
    (from stopping by from Alexa hop)

  3. Amanda @ Taking Time for Mommy says:

    Well, I'm totally new to blog hops, so I doubt I'd be the best person to answer your questions. I actually found you today through my first ever hop, the Alexa hop. I did enjoy reading your post and everyone's comments though!

    (following on GFC as mandiana)

  4. Anja M. says:

    I found you through the “Give It To Me Monday Blog Hop”

    I am a new follower on GFC. (Anja M.)

    Hope you will follow me back at This and That

  5. Nicole B says:

    I'm here from the Alexa hop (my blog is Mom Always Finds Out).
    I've been trying to do all sorts of hops lately. I enjoy photo links hops & the ones with just a couple personal questions because it helps me get to know the blogger better. But I participate in all sorts of hops these days!


  6. Mama Chocolate says:

    Stopping by from the Alexa hop!

    I think blog hops can be great tools…as long as there is more to the blog than daily hops, LOL!

    I like it when there are photos in the links…it helps me decide which blogs I want to bother visiting! 🙂


  7. Brenda Emmett says:

    Stopping by from the Alexa Blog Hop. I like having photo linkies. They are just a little more fun in my opinion. 🙂

  8. mrsking14 says:

    Helping lower your Alexa! Showing some love from Dinosaurs & Dandelions!

  9. Christina Lucas says:

    Wow. I sure am glad you posted this. I will definitely be switching to text-only links on my weekend blog hop!

  10. Jamie's Precious Peas says:

    Following you from the Alexa Hop… let's lower Alexa's together… http://www.jamiespreciouspeas.com pls follow back 🙂

  11. Sarafan2 says:

    Stopping by from the I ♥ Wednesday Blog Hop! Awesome blog!!

  12. Katrina @ They All Call Me Mom says:

    I've been "hopping" now for about 3 weeks and I'm having a lot of fun. It's definitely time consuming, but it's very worth it. I prefer the photo links. And as far as themes go…I like all themes. While my blog is definitely a family theme, I enjoy looking at blogs that are about reviews, designing, crafts. I think it's really neat to mix it up a bit, and that's what blog hops provide for me: a way to be introduced to blogs that I don't think I ever would have found otherwise!

    All that being said, the ONE thing that bothers me about blog hops is when it's SO VERY OBVIOUS the person commenting on your blog is JUST there to get you to FOLLOW them back. I mean, I know we ALL want traffic and new followers to our blog, but come on, people…take a look around the blog you are visiting, at least read the blog post….and comment about it, even if it's just one sentence. Every blogger wants to know they what they wrote has at least been looked at. And don't join in a blog hop if you have NO intention on visiting some of the blogs. What if everyone started to do only SIGN UP but never visiting any blogs? That would be the demise of blog hops, you know? Bloggers would stop linking up.

    Thanks for letting me share my thoughts on the subject! I am a new follower via GFC and am visiting from the Thursday Blog Hop:)


  13. Soooz says:

    Hi and greetings from Australia. Following courtesy of Book Blogger Hop see my response to this weeks question at:

  14. Charlotte | Life's a Charm! says:

    I participate in only few blog hops because I like relevant and meaningful comments more than quantity visits and following. I like Aloha Friday and Sunday Citar because to me, these blog-hops calls for meaningful comments – more than comments like "I'm following you, follow me back" which really annoys me.

  15. pamkez says:

    i like the idea of blog hops and will follow anyone who wants to follow me – http://pamkez.blogspot.com/

  16. DogsMom says:

    I LOVE blog hops and parties. I have dedicated an entire page on my blog to listing them, although it really needs updating. Right now I have scraps of paper all over my desk reminding of ones I want to investigate. I think a blog should host hops that are meaningful to their overall content. I participate in Farm hops, thrifting hops, animal hops, and love to read and click on the craft hops and home makeover hops. If I did nothing but blogging I would be hopping. It leads me to new places to enjoy and new ideas to try and brings more traffic to my speck of the blogosphere. The pic links help me choose who to visit first but a text link is good if the people link up titles rather than just blog names. The hops I don't care for are those only to get followers that will never come back and read or comment.
    And blog parties are events I look forward to for months in advance. Like a blog hop but on a grander scale. Bloggers take more thought and time and create deeper content.
    I wish I had more time and deeper thoughts.

  17. Doris Sturm says:

    Blog Hops are fun if you have the time and I have participated in a couple before, but don't do it on a regular basis or else I'll miss too much of my other life.

  18. Night Owls Perch says:

    Stopping by from http://www.nightowlsperch.com and the weekend blog hop.

    I followed you on GFC! 🙂 Please stop by my page and like and follow me too, if you havent already!

    Thanks 🙂

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