Friendship Friday 101 – Anything Goes Plus Top Commenters Of 2013

Friendship Friday

Welcome to Friendship Friday!

Friendship Friday at Create With Joy is a week-long event where you can:

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

You are welcome to share your favorite posts, past or present – but we’d love it if you participated in our Friendship Friday prompts by either writing a dedicated Friendship Friday post and/or sharing your responses in the comments!

We’d do the Happy Dance if you spread the word about Friendship Friday by adding our beautiful blog button to your posts/blog and spread the word on your social media sites so that others can join the fun!

And a blog or social media follow on BlogLovin, Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter or Pinterest might make us swoon!

This Week’s Theme – Anything Goes

Happy New Year to you, dear friends! Can you believe that it’s 2014? Since many of you may still be on extended vacation through the weekend, we’re taking things easy this week and making this an Anything Goes Party – but we’d particularly like to see your New Year’s posts and hear about your New Year’s goals in the comments this week!

  • What were your favorite blog posts of 2013?
  • What goals are you setting for yourself in 2014?
  • Have you selected one word to keep you focused in the New Year?

Next week, we’ll start something new at Friendship Friday – so be sure to bring your “A” game to the party!

Have a wonderful Friendship Friday and a fabulous week!

Top 5 Commenters Of 2013

One of our highest values at Create With Joy is fostering community and building friendships with other bloggers – and one of the best ways to do that is through shared dialog and comments!

To that end, I’d like to celebrate my Top 5 Commenters at Create With Joy during 2013, as recorded by Jetpack (a WordPress plug-in!)

Marie Moody – Xmas Dolly

Marie Moody - Xmas Dolly

Congratulations Marie for being my Top Commenter in 2013 with a total of 149 comments! Marie has been a friend of ours for as long as I can remember and – besides our mutual love of Christmas – we both share a passion for music as well! Join her on Mondays at her Music Moves Me Blog Hop if you’re looking for a rocking good time!

Judy Haughton-James – Judy H-J’s Thoughts

Judy Haughton-James

Congratulations Judy for being such a prolific commenter in 2013, leaving a total of 130 comments on my blog! Judy is an awesome friend who lives in Jamaica and writes on a number of diverse topics, including hobbies and healing after loss. She is an awesome person to get to know, and one of my Wordless Wednesday friends!

Melissa B – My Recent Favorite Books

Melissa B

Congratulations, Melissa, for being a Top Commenter in 2013! Melissa and I became friends through our mutual love of reading! Melissa left 116 comments on my blog in 2013 – and sent me countless e-mails behind the scenes! She is awesome person to get to know – a great friend and a tireless cheerleader! If you love romance and cozy mysteries, get in touch with her as she is looking for hosts for her new book tour company!

Laurie Collett – Saved By Grace

Laurie Collett

Congratulations, Laurie, for being a Top Commenter two years in a row! Laurie, a dear sister in Christ, left 106 comments on my blog in 2013! In addition to providing weekly Bible Studies and Devotionals on her blog, Laurie and her husband are celebrate their Creator through an awesome Dance Ministry!

Paula Miller – Life As We Know It By Paula

Paula Miller

Congratulations, Paula, for being a Top Commenter two years in a row! Even though 2013 was a year of transition for Paula, she still managed to leave 81 comments at Create With Joy! Paula is a fabulous lifestyle blogger who is soon to be a first-time Mom! Congratulations to you Paula and thanks for all that you do!

Be sure to visit all of these fabulous bloggers as they are awesome people to get to know – and be sure to comment and connect! Who knows – perhaps you’ll make the list of Top Commenters in 2014!

Have Fun!

Have fun connecting with one another – building friendships is what this community is all about!

For more opportunities to create and connect, join us for Inspire Me Monday and Wordless Wednesday!

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  1. Mary Hill says:

    Hi, congrats to your top commenters. I love following them too. They have great blogs. Melissa sponsors such great book tours too. Can’t wait til next week. I need to try to come up with something. 🙂

  2. Stephanie says:

    Happy New Year! Look forward to another year of linking up with you and bringing my A Game. LOL

    • Happy New Year to you Stephanie! So glad you could join us! Our new theme is going to be so much fun! I think it will get everyone’s creative juices flowing in an extremely flexible way!

  3. Michelle G says:

    Happy 2014! I love the new year recaps! It’s so much fun to take a look back over the previous year. Many thanks to you for hosting these weekly link-ups and giving others a chance to connect and support one another. Many blessings to you and yours!

    • Happy New Year to you Michelle!
      Thanks for being such an inspiring blogger and friend!
      I look forward to having the opportunity for us to continue to bless one another in the New Year! 🙂

  4. Thanks for the party & link up! Happy New Year excited for a new year of sharing & friendships! Theresa

  5. I’ve had an amazing year, so I think the best word for 2014 for me would be gratitude. Gratitude has always been one of my favorite blog topics, and I want to make it an even bigger emphasis this year. Have a wonderful New Year! 🙂

  6. Congrats to the winners and to you as well!…:)JP

  7. Bev says:

    Happy New Year! 2013 was a busy one for you – thanks so much for all your special linkups – hope to do many this year!

    • I hope you are able to join us for too Bev!
      I love seeing your art on Inspire Me Monday – this will give you a chance to express your creativity in a slightly different way!

      Happy New Year to you!

  8. Karen Main says:

    To all the top commentors a massive congratulations. As a new blogger I am making every effort to build my community and I know how important comments are and how much I love them.

  9. Happy New Year!! What a wonderful group of commenters you have! What a true Blessing. Thanks for letting me “link up” with you to share my little tidbits. I appreciate all your hard work and a place to come share and make new friends!!
    Many Blessings to you for 2014 and always,
    ~Theresa@ Shoestring Elegance

    • Happy New Year Theresa – I’m so glad to see you here today as I was thinking of you!
      I hope your year is off to a wonderful start and I hope you’ll be joining us more frequently in the New Year! 🙂

  10. Thank you for another fun link-up! We look forward to another year of exploring the blog-world with you!

    Cayla and Ashley

  11. Vickie says:

    Good evening and Happy New Year! Thanks for hosting. Here’s to peace, health and happiness in the coming year!

  12. Mystery Case says:

    Happy New Year Ramono. Looking forward to sharing lots more social media love and linking this year. I’m on blogger so not sure if I have access to my top comments for 2013 but I might have to investigate this and reward them. You’ve got me thinking.

  13. Thanks so much for the kind words & award! You and your blog are always such a blessing! May you have all blessings in 2014 and until He comes again!

  14. Thanks for hosting once again! Just to let you know, Paula has at least two grown kids (a son and daughter), that she’s posted about in the past. This baby was a surprise baby, like my Amanda was for me. I pray that her baby will bless her and her family as much as Amanda has blessed us. Happy New Year 2014!

  15. Wow, top commenters – how fun. What a great idea to share! Congratulations, all. I finally updated my own blog, thank you for the motivation.

    • Happy New Year to you Christine! I’ve been over to both of your blogs and love both of your posts!
      Health is also a goal of mine in the New Year so I hope to link up with you on your new blog hop! 🙂

      • Yay! That would be wonderful to have you join in. I am severely under the weather so the exercise has already taken a back seat but it has made counting calories is easy since I’m not hungry. 🙂 I have the first link up open for two weeks and will see how often I need to link it up going forward. 🙂 Have a great week ahead!

  16. Debbie @ says:

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  17. Good morning and Happy New Year! I am so ready to get back in my regular routine and join my bloggy buddies once again. I’ve made a commitment to stay in touch with all my friends out here in the blogosphere a bit better in this new year, so I’ve started working on my Blog Planner that I discovered at Designed Decor. Check it out on my blog post today:

    I don’t see the Linky thing so I’ll check back later today. We were having trouble last night with Mr. Linky, too, so hopefully it will all be sorted out soon. Have a great weekend, and I look forward to connecting with you often in 2014!

  18. crystal says:

    Thanks for hosting and Happy New Year. I don’t usually make resolutions on New Year’s Day, I think it best to try and be your best every day of the year. 😉

  19. Happy New Year! Thanks so much for the wonderful feature! =)

  20. Seriously, the number of insanely appealing posts goes through the roof in January! I just love all the inspiration that comes this time of year, yes? Happy New Year, Ramona!

  21. BeBetsy says:

    It’s 2014!!! Please stop by BeBetsy and check out our new setup, we think you will enjoy it! Thank you for hosting this great party.

    ~~ Seasons Greetings,
    Sharon, Denise & Aubrie

  22. Nathalie @ Home Decor Nut says:

    Thanks for hosting and happy new year! I’ve followed you on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Also linked back to this party from my posts (#103 and #104) 🙂

    Have a great evening, and thanks again!
    Love, Nathalie

  23. Cheryl says:

    Thank you for coming to visit and congrats on having so may commentors! Happy New Year!

  24. XmasDolly says:

    Nobody told me this was here! I just did not have time last Friday to do the normal blogs that I usually did. Holidays are always so busy. Thanks for letting me know. Woo Hoo Look at me NO. 1 hehehehehehehe See pays to be good to your friends, and then you don’t have to wait for them to go to you when you can go see them whevever you want 🙂
    HUGS AND SMOOCHES / THANKS! On to my next one.

  25. hamza sheraz says:

    Happy New Year to you gals! Love your new look!


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