Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 206

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

Congratulations To Our Top 5 Community Builders

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Happy 2016 to you! When we talk about the New Year, we often talk about setting goals for ourselves, but we rarely take time to think about and clarify our values.

Why do you do the things that you do? What values do you want to promote and exemplify during the upcoming year?

One of my top values at Create With Joy is developing creative communities and cultivating meaningful connections among bloggers. I currently host several community events a week, and in 2016, I plan to launch a few specialty events to deepen our relationships even further!

What’s the secret to successfully attending a party? Don’t link and run! Strive to connect with a few existing blogging friends and make a few new friends each week! Leave a meaningful comment each time you visit a party so that the hostess gets to know you – and visit your fellow bloggers so you grow your community as well!

To kick off the New Year, I’d like to introduce you to this year’s Top 5 Community Builders at Create With Joy! Each of these five fabulous bloggers have gone out of their way to connect and to build a relationship with me through the fine art of blog commenting and social media sharing – which I am happy to reciprocate!

2015 Top 5 Active Commenters

I’ll be featuring these bloggers in the weeks to come at Friendship Friday – but for now, be sure to stop by and say hello – I know they’d each be delighted to meet you!

Now It’s Your Turn To Share!

We’d love the opportunity to get to know you better and to feature you in an upcoming edition of Friendship Friday!

What’s one value that’s particularly important to you as a blogger?
Please share your thoughts in the comments!

Be sure to link to us and spread the love by sharing our Friendship Friday party with all of your friends!

Remember – building community and developing friendships is what Friendship Friday is all about!

Don’t Miss These Opportunities!

2016 New Year’s Blog Hop

2015 Blog Hop Badge - Final

Have you chosen your One Word to guide you through the New Year? Are you looking for encouragement and support as you envision achieving your goals for 2016?

Join us for the 2016 New Year’s Blog Hop – a month-long place to share your vision for the year!

Think Positive Giveaway (3 Prizes) – US/CAN 1/20

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Surround yourself with inspirational stories from 101 people who changed their lives by changing their perspective – enter our Chicken Soup For The Soul – Think Positive Giveaway!

Social Media Boost Of The Week – E-Mail Subscribers

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 E-Mail Subscriber lists!

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To join the fun:

  • Please follow Create With Joy by E-Mail!
  • Add the E-Mail account link you’d like us to follow.
  • To help ensure that everyone who participates in the event benefits, be sure to follow the accounts that interest you!

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

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

Social Media Boost – E-Mail Subscribers

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!

Friendship Friday is the place to make new friends, to grow rich relationships, to explore new blogs, and to expand your social networks! Please take the time to connect with your best buddies as well as reach out to a few new friends each week – it makes your experience so much more rewarding!

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!

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!! xoxo

  2. Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids says:

    Thank you for hosting!

  3. Happy New Year! I’m delighted to be one of your top commenters of 2015! Thanks for the party and hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Thanks for hosting! Hope you have an amazing weekend 🙂

  5. Ashleigh says:

    I always enjoy all your parties and look forward to stopping by every week to see what all the wonderful bloggers are linking. I wish you nothing but the best in this new year! Thank you for the shout out!!

  6. Hello! I think that what I value the most as a blogger is, firstly, the opportunity to get to know other like-minded people from all over the world (something I’m keen to do more of in 2016) and secondly, I value that blogging allows me a little space for expression and creativity. Thank you for hosting this link-up each week; you have so many great link-ups I’m often not sure where to start! Blessings to you.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Those are great values Elisha – I love the creative expression that blogging affords me as well! 🙂

      I’m so glad you’re a part of this community Elisha and I look forward to getting to know you better this year! 🙂

  7. Jed says:

    Happy Friday! Thank you for the chance to share and connect with others. The link-up tips were helpful too. After blogging for over a year, I discovered these linky parties and have been having a blast making new friends, as I learn along the way. So the pointers are much appreciated 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much Jed for taking the time to connect – I’m so glad you found my pointers helpful!
      I visited your blog and your family’s story touched my heart.
      I look forward to getting to know you better in this upcoming year!

  8. stevebethere says:

    How brilliant is that for being one of your top commentators thank you so much for letting me know best wishes for 2016 🙂

  9. Helen says:

    Thank you for hosting this social media boost!

  10. Carol says:

    So happy to start off the New Year with you. I am a retired labor/delivery nurse and my focus tends to be on encouraging moms, babes and families. I like to discuss and promote healthy choices. Blessings and thank-you for hosting & encouraging this community.

  11. Hello beautiful! Thank you for the amazing party! Please take a moment to stop by our party that goes until Friday @ 7. We pin and tweet everything! Happy New Year! Lou Lou Girls

  12. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    Twice in one week. Are you shocked? *lol*

    What program gives you that # of times a person has commented on your blog, if I can ask, Ramona?

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi LuAnn,

      If you are on WordPress, the JetPack plug-in provides a year-in summary report with all sorts of cool statistics! 🙂
      That is one of the stats it provides!

  13. Fabulous idea to try subscription boost. (I am already a subscriber to your blog though). Have a wonderful week!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Happy New Year to you Eva! So glad that you subscribe! It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done an e-mail boost so I thought I’d start the year with that for those who could use it! 🙂

  14. Anne says:

    Quite a wonderful share here! Take care and thank you for all your pretty treasures you have shared. Enjoy the weekend.

  15. Nina says:

    Happy New Year 2016 – And thank you for these inspiring blog parties!

  16. Jaime Wiebel says:

    Thanks for sharing with us at Sitting Among Friends on Wednesdays. We look forward to seeing you every week for great links to your posts and linkup parties.

  17. Thistle says:

    Thanks so much for hosting!!

  18. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Awww you’re such a sweetheart for letting me know I’m the fourth highest commentator on your blog. Woo Hoo I had no idea except it could be because you’re such a sweetie how can I stay away! For today though back to bed for this sickie! My doctor calls it strep flu and I call it miserable. I woke up four times last night coughing what little brains I have out. This cough is driving me bonkers. Have a great weekend my friend. Happy New Year, take your vitamins, get your proper rest, eat right and stay away from sickies like me. 🙁 WHERE’S THE LYSOL DAVE? GOT TO SPRAY THE HOUSE AGAIN AND KILL DUH GERMS!!!!!! 🙁 CYBER HUGS ARE OKAY SO HUGSSSSSSSSSSS

  19. We absolutely do rise by building others – that is so true! Again, I’m sorry I’ve been away for a few weeks but I’m hoping to return next week. I kind of got swallowed up over Christmas with so much going on 🙂 Thank you for sharing the Friendship Friday community at Hearth and Soul!

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