Friendship Friday 1 – New Blog Hop

Friendship Friday

Question Of The Week
What do you love most about blogging?

I cherish the wonderful people I’ve met –
And the friendships I’ve built along the way.
I consider it a thrill to discover a blog I love –
To make a connection with that blogger –
And to get to know the person behind that blog.
Finding and connecting with other Kindred Spirits
Is one of my greatest joys and passions!

Welcome to Friendship Friday – a weekend blog hop that’s designed to help you:

  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!
  • Share what’s unique about yourself and your blog!
  • Grow your blog and social media networks!

Are you ready to make some new friends? Then, come join the fun! Here are a few guidelines that will help you to get the most benefit out of this blog hop!

1) Each week, I’ll post a question that’s designed to help you get to know one another a little better. To participate, simply create a Friendship Friday post that includes the Friendship Friday blog hop button and/or a link back to this post – then add your permalink to the party!

2) Please follow Create With Joy and leave a comment so that I can reciprocate! If you’re a current GFC follower, please add my blog to your blogroll or re-subscribe through one of these networks so that you’ll remain updated when GFC retires in the near future! You can subscribe by:

3) Leave a sweet comment so I’ll know you stopped by! If you have a suggestion for an upcoming question of the week, please let me know!

4) Visit your fellow participants and get to know them – building friendships is what this blog hop is about! Support the bloggers you connect with by leaving a comment and following their blogs through one of the available subscription methods on their blogs!

This blog hop will be open all weekend so that you have plenty of time to post, link and mingle! Have fun making friends and please help spread the word! Have a fabulous weekend and I hope to see you at Inspire Me Monday and Wordless Wednesday!

Friendship Friday 1 – Weekend Of January 13, 2012


43 Responses to “Friendship Friday 1 – New Blog Hop”

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  1. Terah says:

    I love blogging for the connections I’ve made with other people all over the world. Also for the creative outlet it has provided. I never knew that I liked to write as much as I do. xoxo Terah aka Cowgirl Red

  2. Thanks for hosting this! I’ve created a post answering the question! 🙂

  3. E. Lane says:

    I’ll have to post tomorrow and link up but I think a good question would be “what inspired your blog name/title?” The blog title is the first thing you see when you go to the blog and gives you an idea about what the blog will be able and what the author is like. A good “get to know you” if you ask me!

    (already following you)

  4. Self Sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    I am glad you stopped by :-).
    It’s hard to sum it up in short. I blog for many reasons. I love to create and mess around with the techie stuff. I am now doing the things I love more than anything, communications – content creating for my day job.
    I love blogging because it allowed me to work at odd hours when I am able to work it around my family’s schedule. But since I went back to work, I missed visiting my blogger friends like you. I missed writing on my blog. It seemed that I now have a handle on work and can dedicate a little more time than a few months ago- and I believe this is a good thing for me…I tend to be overkill on one thing if I don’t have multiple things going on. Will be back to visit others, getting late now. GN.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Amanda,

      I know how difficult it can be at times to keep up with all of the people and things you love and still have time for your family. I hope that Friendship Friday gives us a way to stay in touch and really build and deepen our online connections in a fun and manageable way!

      I’m so glad you stopped by! 🙂

  5. Michelle says:

    Thanks for inviting me and for joining the Sit and Relax weekend hop!

  6. Kylee says:

    Thanks for creating this blog hop! I am going to look forward to this every week! I could not figure out how to upload the blog hop button, but I included a link in my post!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks so much Kylee – I just emailed you the button but in case anyone else needs the info – just right click to save the button to your hard drive (like you would a photo), then upload it to your post (or email me direct and I can send it to you!)

      Have a fabulous day and thanks for participating! 🙂

  7. momto8blog says:

    I love how I am learning so much!
    Thanks for the hop.

  8. Sandie lee says:

    Thanks for starting this awesome linky. I’m already a follower =)

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Sandie Lee,

      Thanks so much for joining us – Friendship Friday is going to be so much fun! I’m looking forward to visiting everyone this weekend but wanted to let you know how happy I am to see you here today! 🙂

  9. SUGAR says:

    Woof! Woof! Happy Friendship Friday! What a wonderful idea to meet new friends. Oh my See Beautiful … found your blog. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Sugar – so happy you’re joining us – golden woofs to you! Doesn’t See Beautiful rock? I need to add them to my Inspire Me Monday list because they are fabulous for sure! Have an AWESOME weekend & I hope you and your mom are enjoying your new WP blog! 🙂

  10. Marcie says:

    I love meeting new people and sharing some of my talent. Thanks for hosting this blog hop.

  11. Great idea!!! My Fridays are usually booked ahead of time but if I have a free one I will definitely participate!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Caren

      Thanks for stopping by! On your busy Fridays link up and leave your answers in the comments so we can still get to know you – and when you have the time write your posts – have an awesome weekend and I’m glad you’re here! 🙂

  12. Jennifer Battendier Criss says:

    I came to you through See Beautiful. Being Friends isn’t hard. Everyone should give it a try.

  13. DogsMom says:

    I will see if I can write a post this week but my answer I am sure is the same as so many others. It is the other people I have met through blogging that make it the BEST experience. Not to mention learning about giveaways and winning great prizes from books and craft materials and artwork and food and…
    It is interesting and exciting to have a place where I can express opinions, even when they are not a match for others in the conversation. (as long as we disagree politely.)
    I also enjoy being able to practice my limited typing skills and learning new computer skills, like adding slide shows and buttons and more.
    But overall it is the people one meets as a blogger and blog reader that is the Best.

  14. Paula Miller says:

    Hi! What I love most about blogging is the connections made with other bloggers. I didn’t realize how many wonderful women and mom bloggers there are out there! I get so excited when I see that I have a new follower or comment. Makes my day!

    xo, Paula

  15. Teri says:

    thanks for the invite now following on twitter teri

  16. Paula Miller says:

    Hi! What I love most about blogging is the connections I have made with other women. I didn’t realize that there were so many women, mom, and crafty bloggers out there! I get so excited when I see that I have a comment or a new follower 🙂


  17. Yona says:

    hi there! Stopping by your blog hop. I am now a new RSS feed subscriber (Google Reader). Already a google connect friend and following you on Twitter (@pricelessteam).

    Have a great Friday!

  18. It’s an outlet to share and learn.

  19. Deborah says:

    Of course it’s finding like minded people to relate to.

  20. Harriet says:

    I like to learn new things on a daily basis. Most things… 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  21. kewkew says:

    Thanks for the great new hop. I will be creating a post shortly. I didn’t even realize I wasn’t already following your blog. I have rectified that!
    I am adding your button to my Blog Hops page.

  22. Thanks for joining the Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop! I love blogging because of all my new friends!

  23. Marie says:

    I am following via twitter (doodlebug40), email and Pinterest (Venus) and I have added my post — thank you for hosting! 🙂

  24. Sara says:

    Such a great idea for a blog hop! Stopping by from the MBS Alexa Blog hop. Just left you a review 🙂

  25. Thanks so much for preserving the artistic and creative nature of the craft of blogging! Inspired by your question, I crafted this post

  26. Betty says:

    Thank you for dropping by and your invitation. Glad to join in the hop. Hope to see and learn from everyone here.

  27. Thanks for hosting! This is a great way to meet other blogers and share my blog. I love discovering new blogs. Hope you stop by and visit my blog…

    ~ The Treasurista

  28. I love blogging for all the awesome people I’ve connected with in the virtual world – looking forward to meeting some of them in person some day! 🙂

    Once Upon a Time I Had a Dream…

  29. kailani says:

    The friendships I’ve made.

  30. Kris Tucker says:

    I love blogging because it allows me to free my mind and my soul.

  31. Crystal Mexico says:

    New follower here! Just wanted to say hello and feel free to stop by 🙂

    Deal Dishin’ Momma

  32. I love this idea! It sounds like a lot of fun. Right now I am super pressed for time…dealing with some house problems and can’t always have much time in my office.

    I will try to participate in the weeks ahead, though.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea with everyone!

    Hugs and A+

  33. Pussreboots says:

    I love that sense of camaraderie too.

    It’s nice to see the Book Blogger Hop up and running again. I’m using it now to track my wishlist reading progress. I hope you stop by.

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