Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 173

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 your blog and spotlight your favorite features!
  • Expand your social media networks!
  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!

Each week, we invite you to:

  • Meet our Featured Friend Of The Week!
  • Grow your Social Networks by participating in our rotating Social Media Boost.
  • Link your favorite posts, projects, giveaways and parties at Friendship Friday.
  • Visit your neighbors and make new friends!
  • Chat with us in the comments – we’d love to get to know you!
  • Follow Create With Joy and explore our blog for our latest creative features!
  • Check our sidebar and enter our latest Giveaways!

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

We look forward to connecting with you on:

Instagram * Pinterest * Twitter * Facebook *
Google Plus * BlogLovin *
StumbleUpon * GoodReads * RSS * E-Mail

The Very Inspiring Blogger Awards – Week 9

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Recently, I had the honor of receiving the Very Inspiring Blogger Award from Cathy.

Recipients of this award are encouraged to:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  • Display the award logo.
  • Nominate up to 15 bloggers who inspire you and share their links with your readers.
  • Leave a comment on their blogs so they know that they’ve been nominated.
  • Mention three things that have inspired you during the past week.

Feel free to customize these rules to make them work for you!

To celebrate, over the course of the next few months, I will be selecting Friends Of The Week from a wide spectrum of categories and passing this award to them!

Here are the first eight recipients of the Inspiring Blogger Award:

Are you ready to meet our Ninth Recipient of the Very Inspiring Blogger Award – and our next Friend Of The Week?

Friend Of The Week & Inspiring Blogger – Teresa Bell Kindred

Teresa Bell Kindred

Everyone loves Nana – and today, I’d like to introduce you to Teresa Bell Kindred of Nanahood – The Second Half Of The Motherhood Journey!

Teresa is known around the blogosphere as “the bloggy-est nana in the hood – the nanahood, that is” – and here’s a few reasons why!

Teresa is an avid blogger and author who has not the author of several books, but a magazine columnist and corporate blogger as well!

She has a M.A. in Secondary Education and – in the “real” world – has impacted the lives of 7th graders, high school and college students.

What I love most about Teresa’s blog is the variety of heartfelt articles that she writes on so many topics. I cried with her when she said goodbye to Murphy, her dog. I nodded understandingly when she wrote about 4 things I can’t get rid of and why. That’s what good writers do – they connect with us – they speak to our hearts – they keep us coming back for more.

But – don’t take my word for it! This week, won’t you drop by Nanahood and give Teresa some comment love – explore her blog – extend her a warm welcome as our Friend Of The Week – and congratulate her on receiving the Inspiring Blogger Award from Create With Joy!

Video – Sila’s Elastic Heart with DWTS Derek & Julianne Hough

Social Media Boost Of The Week – Google Plus

Welcome to our newest Friendship Friday Feature – The Social Media Boost Of The Week!
Each week, you’ll have the opportunity to grow a different social network. This week, we’re boosting our Google Plus accounts!

To join the fun:

  • Please follow Create With Joy on Google Plus!
  • Add the Google Plus account link you’d like us to follow.
  • To help ensure that everyone who participates in the event benefits, be sure to follow the new accounts – and “plus” something from accounts you are already following!

Thanks for joining us – we look forward to connecting with you!

IMPORTANT: ONLY Add GOOGLE PLUS Links to this Social Media Boost list!
Add your Blog Posts to the Friendship Friday Link-Up (BELOW!)

Social Media Boost – GOOGLE PLUS

Friendship Friday Blog Party

Friendship Friday

Welcome to the Friendship Friday Blog Party – the heart of our weekly gathering! You are invited to:

  • Share your favorite blog posts and projects throughout the week.
  • Share your favorite posts from the past.
  • Share links to giveaways, reviews and any parties that you host.

You may share as many features as you like!

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

Be sure to check the Sidebar for our latest Giveaways and leave a comment and let us know what you’re up to this week!

For more opportunities to Create and Connect, join us for Inspire Me Monday, Wordless Wednesday and The Book Nook at Create With Joy !

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  1. Sarah-Ann says:

    Thank you for hosting this party. I look forwards to it each week. Have a great Memorial day weekend 🙂

  2. Thanks for the party! I watched the video with my 7-year old son and we both enjoyed it very much 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Glad you and your son enjoyed the video!
      Derek is such an amazing choreographer – it was a pleasure to see him and his sister dance together again on the finale! 🙂

  3. Thanks for the great features & for hosting & God bless!

  4. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Hi Ramona, Happy Memorial Day!!!
    That Magellan has been a little tute lately, I wonder what gets into them, our have been being crazy the past 2 days.

    Thanks for hosting, Have a great weekend!

  5. MB says:

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend all xx

  6. meowmeowmans says:

    Congratulations to Teresa on being the Very Inspiring Blogger of the Week! We’ll go and check out her blog — it sounds terrific. 🙂

    Thanks for hosting, Ramona. Happy weekend to you!

  7. Mary Denman says:

    Hi Ramona! I hope you had a good week.

    I was showing my hubby your post of the Bridges Over Paris giveaway and it lists the winner’s first names on the page on your blog! Didn’t know if you’d seen that or not.

    Teresa is a cool Nana for sure! She has a great blog.

    Have a great weekend!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Awesome – thanks for letting me know! They must have recently posted as they weren’t up the last time I checked!
      Just peeked and it looks like several CWJ readers won copies – SO happy – you all are going to be so thrilled when you receive your books!

      Have a great weekend and so glad you visited “Nana”! 🙂

  8. Ashleigh says:

    Happy Weekend!! Thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful day! xx

  9. Thistle says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this fun party! Great inspiration!

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Shelah says:

    What a wonderful group of inspired bloggers you have. I will be checking them out.

  11. Congratulations on the award! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  12. Thanks for the linky! I remember Nanahood from when I first started blogging 5 years ago~

  13. Thanks for linking up your post to Top of the World Style. I love your kitties. I am also a cat person. Have a nice weekend Ramona

  14. What a great time I have at your Friendship Friday Party! I really appreciate your thoughtful Inspired Blogger posts and the ways you stimulate “friendly” interaction!Thanks for hosting!

  15. Nina says:

    Happy Friendship Friday & Sunshine to your weekend!

  16. Teresa from NanaHood
    Twitter: thenanahood

    I am beyond honored (I actually cried). Thank you so much for hosting and for thinking of my blog as inspiring. It means the world to me! I love linking with your blog and look forward to it every week. Have a great weekend friend! Teresa from NanaHood.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Ah Teresa – now I have tears in MY eyes! (smile)
      You and so many others touch my lives each week in ways that you probably don’t know –
      It gives me great joy each week when I can give back and acknowledge your friendship and contributions on my blog. 🙂

      Enjoy your weekend!

  17. Thanks so much for hosting this blog hop! Have a wonderful weekend!


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