Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 178

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 and enjoy our Spotlight Post!
  • 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

In The Spotlight

Giving The Gift Of Presence

Welcome to In The Spotlight – a new column that features a linked post from the previous edition of Friendship Friday that caught our eye!

This week Seraireland of Living Intentionally Simple is In The Spotlight with her heartfelt post, Giving The Gift Of Presence!

Seraireland reminds us that it’s easy to get distracted by technology and toys – but what all of need – especially children – is each other! We need each other’s full attention We need to be present in each other’s lives – memories, not stuff, are the best gift that we can give to one another!

To read Seraireland’s post in her entirety, please visit Giving The Gift Of Presence – explore her wonderful blog – and congratulate her for being In The Spotlight at Create With Joy!

Thanks for partying with us each week at Friendship Friday! Be sure to leave a comment as we’d love to get to know you better!

We look forward to the opportunity to highlight you in an upcoming In The Spotlight or Friend Of The Week feature!

Inspirational Video Of The Week – A Bullied Girl Voted “The Ugliest On The Internet” Responds To Her Tormenters

In a culture that is obsessed with physical, can you how emotionally devastating it must be to be voted “The Ugliest Girl On The Internet”?

Now imagine what it would be like if you received that designation when you were only 11 years old! (I am filled with anger and tears just thinking about this cruelty!)

That’s what happened to Lizzie Velasquez – a young woman who was born with a disease that’s so rare, only two other people in the world are known to have it!

How would you respond if happened to you?

Today’s inspirational video is powerful. I encourage you to watch it and to share it with a friend!

Social Media Boost Of The Week – Instagram

Welcome to 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 Instagram accounts!

To join the fun:

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

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

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

Social Media Boost – INSTAGRAM

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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27 Responses to “Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 178”

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  1. channon says:

    Thank you for hosting! Have a great weekend.

  2. Claire says:

    Thanks for hosting Joy, have a lovely weekend :):)

  3. Sarah-Ann says:

    Thank you so much for choosing my post as one the spotlight features. As soon as I read the email, I was smiling & excited. I love knowing there are lots of others who feel as I do.
    Love your blog & your link ups. Thanks for doing them each week. Have a great weekend 🙂

  4. Thanks for these weekly link ups. I love clicking through to & reading so many great posts from this link up.

  5. Thanks for the party Ramona! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. TwoPlusCute says:

    The story behind the video is moving. It is so sad somebody posted a photo of a sick child as an ‘ugly’ photo. :/

    Thank you for hosting.

  7. Thank you once again for the arty, you always provide interesting topics on Friday!
    Have a great week, Karren

  8. Ashleigh says:

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful blog hop!! Have a great weekend ahead!

  9. Susan Carol says:

    Thanks again for hosting! Really moving video.

  10. Thanks for giving me a platform to gain more friends and be read by a wider audience =)

  11. It’s amazing how mean people are to others who are different, especially kids. Children can be really cruel to their peers, but how horrible it is that adults (more than likely) were leaving vicious comments on YouTube. You know what I think? Here’s a woman who can’t help how she looks, but despite her appearance has grown into a beautiful person. But, there are scores of beautiful girls who deface their image on purpose. It doesn’t make them less beautiful on the inside, but the thing is society openly accepts it and yet they are scared of the way Lizzie looks. It’s absolutely craziness! Somewhere along the way, kids aren’t shedding their rudeness as they grow up. They don’t know what it’s like to have empathy or good manners, but think it’s fine to bash someone while hiding behind an IP address. Lizzie is an amazing person. She truly is inspiring. Thank you, Ramona for sharing this with us today!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks for your beautiful and heartfelt comment Cathy – it amazes me how cruel that people can be. I hope that by hearing this “beautiful” young woman speak, that the next time we are tempted to make an off-the-cuff remark we will remember how powerful our written and spoken words are and the potent and lasting impact they can have on others – even people we may never meet!

  12. Thanks for the party! Have a great weekend!

  13. Claudia
    Twitter: Imagesbycw

    Have a great weekend! And thanks for the party 🙂

  14. Hi! I thanks for the linky! More of then 1/2 of the Instagram links are blog links so I got the ones that were correct.

  15. Thanks for hosting! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  16. crystal says:

    Thanks for hosting! 😉

  17. Thanks, Joy!!! Love this link-up of yours 🙂

  18. meowmeowmans says:

    Thank you for hosting, Ramona! Big hugs to you, Magellan and Tsunami! 🙂


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