Friendship Friday – Blogging Tips

Friendship Friday

Welcome to a Special Edition of Friendship Friday

Friendship Friday is your week-long opportunity to:

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

What’s New?

Biannual Blogathon Bash - June 2012

This weekend I am participating in the Summer 2012 Biannual Blogathon – which means that for the next 72 hours, I’ll be busy working on my blog! To mark the occasion, I thought that this would be a great chance for everyone to take the time to share their best blogging tips, ideas and posts with one another!

Question Of The Week
What is something new you’ve recently learned about blogging?
What is a great tip that you’d like to share?
Is there a site you would like to recommend about blogging?
Have you written an article about blogging that you’d like to link up?

Share your favorite blogging tips
Link your best blogging-related posts this weekend!

My Response – Blogging Tips

I’ll be posting and tweeting blogging updates
Throughout the Blogathon –
Watch for them!
In the meantime,
Here are a few articles

You might enjoy!

Spruce Up Your Blog

All About Klout

Social Media – Fad Or Revolution

Friend Of The Week
Cat – Cat Rambles

Cat Rambles

Cat is a Freelance Writer and Blogger
Who was born in Germany,
Lived in New York and
Now calls North Carolina her home!

Last week, she shared two of her
Favorite vacations with us for her
Friendship Friday post –
A dream cruise and a trip to the
Blue Ridge Mountains where she
Recounted her close encounter with a bear!

Be sure to drop by and say hello to Cat this week
As you make your Friendship Friday rounds!

Friendship Friday #24 – Week Of June 22, 2012

Friendship Friday

Are you ready to make some new friends? Then, come join the fun! Please follow these friendly guidelines:

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!

You can also participate by adding the Friendship Friday button to your sidebar and answering the Question of the Week in the comments!

2) Please follow Create With Joy and leave a sweet comment so I’ll know you stopped by! If you’re a new follower, let me know how you are following so that I can reciprocate! You can follow Create With Joy on:

3) Visit your fellow participants and get to know them – building friendships is what this community 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!

The party will be open all week so that you have plenty of time to post, link and mingle! Have fun making friends and be sure to join me for Inspire Me Monday and Wordless Wednesday!

49 Responses to “Friendship Friday – Blogging Tips”

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  1. Debra says:

    Delightful offerings! You don’t miss a beat Ramona 😉
    I’m glad you sent this out today so I can get a head start.

    Have a blessed weekend!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for the feedback Debra! I posted earlier today as I’ll be “a tad busy” this weekend – lol – but I am thinking of moving to an earlier posting schedule anyway since that seems to work best for everyone!

      Have a fabulous weekend! 🙂

  2. I’ve been blogging for a year, and have been blessed by the opportunity to link up with and “meet” fellow bloggers!
    God bless,

  3. Xmasdolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    I posted early too because I’m falling behind on housework and I need to do a few thinks before I get to tired to do them. Have a great weekend. 72 hrs, Nothing but blogging? Nope I couldn’t sit that long doing that. There has to be time shared. That’s what I’ve learned. Blogging is another world you could just get lost in. Type and say hello to your friends, but have lunch with some friends physically too. Cyber friends are nice, but for real friends are really good too! Hugs to all & have a great weekend.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Great point Dolly! I won’t be blogging for 72 hours STRAIGHT (my focus probably wouldn’t be sharp for that long!) but we are encouraged to dedicate as much time as we can during the next 72 hours to focus on completing blogging-related items on our To Do lists! Since there are a LOT of things I have been putting off doing – it’s a good chance for me to focus on getting some much needed stuff done that otherwise I’d probably continue to put off and put off!

      Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  4. Meryl says:

    Thanks so much for hosting- have a great weekend..stay coool!

  5. Brenda Youngerman says:

    unfortunately your link did not work for me so I could not read your blogging tips!

    here are mine:

  6. Nicole says:

    phew. I think I visited everyone up there. Have a Beautiful weekend and if you’re up for a link up we’ll be ALOHA Friday HOP ping… come join us we’d love it if you’d share your joy with us.


  7. Journeysof TheZoo
    Twitter: zoojourneys

    Visiting from “Hop Along Friday” (
    I follow you via Linky (JourneysofTheZoo).
    My baby “Aries the Cat” turned 16 years old this year!

    Regards, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeysof TheZoo
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  8. Lisa says:

    I am so glad to join you for the first time here at Friendship Friday! I linked up my weekly wrap up post so perhaps can get to know us a little better. 🙂 I have made such wonderful online and irl friends through blogging. It has been an incredible gift to me! Thank you so much for hosting. Many blessings, Lisa

  9. Chrystina says:

    Old Google+ follower, New Linky follower 🙂 You can find my FF Here 🙂
    Chrystina @BookLiaison

  10. Angela says:

    Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

  11. Deb @ Raising Figure Skaters
    Twitter: RaisingSkaters

    I’m participating in the Blogathon this weekend! I published my Kick-off post this morning! I’m especially looking forward to the mini challenges, so I can learn some new techniques such as how to create a collage with PicMonkey and how to create no-follow links. Now, on to my work! 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      So glad you’re doing the Blogathon too! I also published my Kick Off post and have already completed 5 mini challenges. They ROCK! I hope to do more if time permits (and have already identified a few I will try AFTER the Blogathon when I am not so pressed for time!)

  12. Pamela says:

    This sounds interesting. I’m not sure how much I’ve learned but I want to learn how to put the buttons I link to in a uniform size. I started putting just links because the sloppiness of various sizes bruised my organized brain!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Ahh, buttons – they CAN be tricky! If you feel comfortable using HTML you can specify the sizes that way but it is more work than just loading them in. They can be a bane for me too. Because time is always such an issue for me, I tend to use links more than pretty buttons mainly because I don’t have the time to play with all of the code!

      (TIP: But – if you use the same buttons over and over on your posts – if you take the time to write out the code – SAVE IT – that way you can re-use it each time instead of having to start from scratch!)

  13. Evelyn says:

    I just love Friendship Friday:) I always meet new people. Thank you for hosting and also thank you for sharing each week at Freedom Fridays. Have a super weekend:)

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for joining in the fun Evelyn and thanks also for hosting Freedom Fridays – always a respite to come and visit your awesome blog! 🙂

  14. Paula J says:

    You certainly do have a lot of work planned!! Good for you :))

    Happy Friday 🙂

  15. My advice… keep it fun!! Blogging can be really wonderful and I have met so many wonderful “friends” blogging!!

  16. Harriet says:

    I love going to blogger meet-ups for inspiration.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Great tip! Never thought of looking for one of those. Will have to check that out! 🙂

      Have a great weekend and looking forward to checking out your article with its VERY INTRUGUING TITLE!

  17. Shannon says:

    Great post! At SweepstakesMama we have made great connections with bloggers all over the world and United States. It’s always a good thing to connect with other bloggers so we can all learn from each other.

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!


    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Could not agree more Shannon! Thanks for stopping by! My head is still reeling from all of those great tips you shared at that last Twitter chat! 🙂

  18. Thank you for letting me be the friend of the week! I am honored!!


  19. kailani says:

    If there’s one thing I learned from blogging it’s to stay away from all the drama.

  20. Becca says:

    I quit blogging for a few months, and I learned that my friends will come right back to my blog when I start blogging again 🙂

  21. Very interesting post today too.

    I’ve learned that, life regular life, blogging should be on a schedule and it should be fun and not something that is negative or makes you into a negative person.

    Also, stay away from the drama. Just ignore it. Don’t even read if it you don’t have to. 🙂

    Happy weekend to you.

  22. ElizOF says:

    Excellent topic…
    Tip of the day: Things do slow in the summer so don’t stop blogging. It will pick up again in the fall.
    Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  23. Cindi @ Moomettes Magnificents says:

    Always looking to learn something new and make new friends~

  24. Cassie says:

    This looks like such fun! I’ll check it out next Friday! I’m happy to be your newest follower from Mom’s Mingle and would love for you to follow me back at! 🙂

  25. Hello! Stopping by from Mom’s Mingle Night! Happy to connect with you on pinterest and twitter!! 🙂 Glad to learn from you! We need to stick together as bloggers 🙂 Cindy (vegetarian mamma)

  26. Patty says:

    HI! This is a great idea – ur site is so cute too!!!!

    I got reeled into your site from your pinterest pins – and I’m now following you there! Looking forward to new ideas and connecting too.

    Have a blessed day! and I’m about to become your newest blog follower too. Wouldn’t skip a beat here.

    Patty from


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