Friendship Friday 4 – Blogging Goals

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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!

To participate, join Create With Joy on E-Mail, RSS Feed, Twitter or Pinterest – then answer the Question Of The Week, following our friendly guidelines at the bottom of this post!

Question Of The Week
What Is Your Biggest Blogging Goal Right Now?
Connecting with – and building community among –
My readers i
s at the top of my list!

Friend Of The Week
Yona Williams
My Name Is Yona Williams…And I Write

Yona Williams

Congratulations, Yona, for being this week’s Featured Friend Of The Week!

Choosing just one friend to feature was difficult because
We received so many amazing responses to last week’s question!

Yona’s Friendship Friday Post describing the one quality
Inspirational People have in common is worth remembering:

They were making something out of nothing,
Working their way up from the bottom to the top,
Or simply seizing any opportunity that came their way.

Be sure to visit Yona and leave her some Friendship Friday love this weekend!

What Would YOU Like To Know?
What questions would you like your friends to answer?
Please leave a comment or e-mail me directly!

Friendship Friday #4 – Weekend Of February 2, 2012

Friendship Friday at Create With Joy

Welcome – we’re delighted you’re joining us for Friendship Friday! Please help us to get to know you better by following these guidelines:

1) Please answer the Question Of The Week in a Friendship Friday post that includes the Friendship Friday blog hop button and/or a link back to the post – then add your permalink to the party! The blog button code is on my sidebar.

Alternately, you may post the Friendship Friday button on your sidebar and respond to the Question of the Week in the comments. However, the best way to grow your blog community is to create your own post so that your readers get to know you and visitors can easily find and interact with you!

2) Leave a sweet comment – especially if you are a new follower or this is your first time participating! Be sure to include your suggestions for upcoming questions of the week!

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This blog hop is open all weekend so that you have plenty of time to post and make new friends! Have fun and be sure to join me next week for Inspire Me Monday and Wordless Wednesday!

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  1. Erin says:

    Great question, Ramona. Right now, as a novice blogger…I’m first and foremost “learning the ropes”…I guess you would say…BUT…my primary goal in blogging is to share some encouragement, hope, etc. for someone facing a hard battle. My battle, per se, being a chronic medical condition…but, we each have our own battles in this life that we face. Thanks for the question…

    Erin at

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Dear Erin,

      Good to see you again! I love your primary goal – I really relate to it – and, as I’ve shared with you before, I truly encourage you in reaching your goals because people NEED hope and encouragment in their daily lives!

      Have a blessed weekend & hope to see you for Inspire Me Monday! 🙂

  2. Debra says:

    My blogging goal is the same as yours: connecting.
    Blessings to you dear one, and have a great weekend!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Debra,
      Glad to see we share the same goals – you’ve definitely come to the rignt place! Hope you have a faublous weekend and make lots of new friends! 🙂

  3. Yvonne says:

    This is my first time participating and it looks like fun. Happy Friday!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Yvonne – welcome! It’s always a delight to see an old friend join the fun! Look forward to hopping over to your blog – in the meantime, have fun mingling and making new friends! 🙂

  4. My goal right now is to increase readership, and write on my blog 5 days a week constantly. Thanks for this great link-up.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Glad to see you this weekend! Those are great goals – I hope you’ll make Friendship Friday a part of your plans for reaching at least part of your goals! 🙂

  5. Yona says:

    THANKS for choosing me as the Featured Friend! Im so excited. I just posted on my blogging goal…I would like to attend a blogging conference. I see BlogHer has one devoted for food in June, but that is in Seattle, so I won’t be making that one – too far. I think going to one would be so much fun.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      What an awesome goal! I would like to do that too! There are conferences that different groups offer all over the country – and there are even some that you can follow online (The RedHeadRiter had one advertised on her blog not that long ago) – so if you keep your eyes open, I’m sure one will eventually come to your home town or nearby! SITS does conferences – Blog Paws does them for Pet Bloggers – can’t think of the others I’ve seen but there are a LOT – perhaps some of the other bloggers reading this can chip in with Blog Conference references?

      There are also big pro techie conferences – you can probalby find some of those thru Problogger and blogs like that!

  6. Xmasdolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    My blogging goal is to keep my readers happy, and interested so they’ll keep coming back to see me. I also have a meme that averages about 30 people only and I had it a little over a year I want more followers at least over 50. I go to see each & everyone when they join, and leave a nice comment & if they’re new I follow, but still only 30, but they are a faithful bunch. I run the Monday’s Music Moves Me. Everyone loves music I just don’t understand it. Oh well, have a great weekend.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Dear Dolly,
      Congrats on having such a loyal following on your Monday’s Music Moves Me Meme! I love music – I started a worship series on my blog while I was on Blogger – but during my move to WordPress last year, things got kind of crazy and I just never got back to it. I’d love to resume sharing music on my blog again in the future – right now, it’s just a matter of finding the time to fit it in. When I do, I hope to join you on your hop! 🙂

  7. Hi Ramona,

    Thanks for hosting Friendship Friday. My biggest goal is to learn more about SEO. I have a lot to learn. I want to reach my target audience because I want to make my trilingual books available to as many young children as possible. I believe I have been called to fulfill a mission to expose young children to a foreign language. I see writing for young children as my second calling in life. I have answered my first calling as a classroom teacher, now God is preparing me to a new transition . It is pretty amazing how many doors has been opened.
    Nicole Weaver
    Trilingual Children’s Author

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Nicole

      Thanks for joining us again for Friendship Friday! SEO is a great goal to have and once you start to learn about it and have the right tools to work with, it isn’t as difficult as it first seems. Now, I am not an SEO expert by any means, but I am happy to share with you what I know, and the best piece of advice I can give to you – as a PROFESSIONAL for whom publicity and rank is essential – is to move from Blogger to a self-hosted WordPress site. (I emphasize PROFESSIONAL because I am not saying that I believe that everyone on Blogger needs to move to WordPress!)

      The reason I say this – having worked on both Blogger and WordPress.Org (which is the self-hosted version of WordPress – VERY different from, which is essentially the WordPress equivalent of Blogger) – is that WordPress is DESIGNED with SEO in mind – and Blogger is NOT. With WordPress – and with the right tools and plug-ins – you can easily control EVERY aspect of your blog’s SEO – not only at the blog level – but also at the post level as well. This means that as an author, you would have the tools necessary to target your audience for every book and every article you write.

      One of my long-range goals for my blog is to write a series of articles on all of this techie stuff that I’ve learned – it’s just a matter of finding the time to do it all. But, perhaps I’ll think of some ways to incorporate “tips” into our upcoming Friendship Fridays so that all of us can share the knowledge we have in the meantime! 🙂

  8. Theresa
    Twitter: dearcreatives

    My goal right now besides increasing readership is to reduce my bounce rate & also try to engage more commenting. So many come through & don’t comment.I know it takes time, but isn’t that part of the pay off too engaging relationships.
    Thanks for hosting. xx

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Theresa
      Great goal and great answer – that is also one of my goals (reducing bounce rate!) Last year I felt overwhelmed because I tried to do to many things at once. This year, my same overwhelming list is still in front of my – if anything, it’s longer than before – but I’m dealing with it better focusing on just a few tasks at a time. Good luck with your goals – I hope your participation in Friendship Friday helps! 🙂

  9. Smellyann says:

    Visiting the blogs of my commenters, as well as replying to all of them. I really slacked on that last year, and I knew it was rude, but I didn’t have time!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Ah yes, that’s a huge challenge – especially as your blog goes and you get a lot of comments! Do the best you can. You may not always be able to visit everyone – but if you visit as many people as you can on a regular basis, you’ll build good relations and keep your visitors coming! 🙂

  10. Michelle
    Twitter: Divatude

    Happy Friday 🙂 Great question this week! My biggest goal right now is increasing readership and engaging with other bloggers to learn, grow and be motivated.

  11. Catherine says:

    To connect with bloggers and our readers on a regular basis. I plan to spend a few hours each week, responding to comments and leaving comments on other blogs.

  12. Cami says:

    Love this idea 🙂 This is the first time I’m participating – great link-up idea!
    Happy Friday!
    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life

  13. I’m with you – connecting and growing. And I’m planning on going to BlogHer in NY this year to finally meet some bloggers in person! 🙂

    Falling Asleep

  14. Nina @ mamas*little*treasures
    Twitter: mamastreasures

    Good morning Ramona! Just popped in to link up but will be back after my morning appointment to post some of my blogging goals . . . . and connect with some of the other “blog hoppers” this week. Love your enthusiasm and encouragement to women everywhere! Sending prayers and hugs your way this day, Nina @ mamas*little*treasures and Ruby for Women

  15. Auntie E says:

    Well, I would love to find the time to redo all my blogs, I think they all need a overhaul. This year You will see some changes. I want to find some new media groups aa well as some new social groups.

  16. Sandie lee says:

    My goal is to meet new people, discover new and interesting blogs.

    Thanks for the linky =)

    Sandie lee

  17. Pussreboots says:

    Hard to believe it’s February already. Happy Blog Hop. I hope you stop by.

  18. I’d like a new blog design.
    I’m doing some research to see how it would work.


  19. self sagacity
    Twitter: selfsagacity

    Leaving more comments and building more regular friendships than the fly by hops. 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Yay – great goal! I’m also tired of spending all of my time in places where I “feel like just a number”. I really appreciate all of you who get that quality is so much more important than quantity and are taking the time to do this right! 🙂

  20. Kylee says:

    What a great topic for this weeks Friendship Friday! I just made my post!

  21. Katrina says:

    I’d have to say that my blogging goal right now is to put out at least 3 to 4 posts per week. The blogs that I check in with every day keep their blogs interesting by updating often. So that’s what I’d like to do. I can get so busy with the kids that I put my blogging on hold until I can “find the time” ~ and actually I need to “make the time” instead of “find the time” LOL

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Great goal! Regual posting will not only help you to gain an audience and traffic, it will also help you with SEO! Finding the time is always a challenge. If you find a few memes you like and participate in them regularly, and supplement them with a few original posts, that’s a good way to stay active with minimal stress! 🙂

  22. Mlissabeth says:

    My blogging goal is simple: To share what I create. Of course, having people comment it a great joy.

    I have given you an award. Please come over and see it on my blog.

  23. Christine says:

    I just started my blog. My goal is to post daily for February.

    I followed you both.

  24. kailani says:

    My blogging goal for 2012 is to publish more personal posts.

  25. Courtney @ Centsablelady says:

    Just coming by to bring some more alexa love and I wrote a review. If you would not mind, can you write a review for me and bring some love:

    I lost one million alexa pounds in less than 5 days. Woo, I feel lighter…LOL!

  26. Jenn says:

    very cool, you’re using the new linky! I’m your newest follower now too, thanks for the follow.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I am SO thrilled to learn about LINKY FOLLOWERS – a viable replacement for GFC! I hope to post about this soon but for anyone reading the comments – come join me for FREE on this new AWESOME service!

  27. Diane says:

    What a wonderful, uplifting blog! Now I know where to come for a refresher! Thank you ! And thanks for sharing on NOBH.


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