Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 230

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

Friend Of The Week – Patti


Have you ever started a blog, only to find that at some point, for whatever reason, you needed to take a break? When you were ready to jump back in, did you ever find yourself in a different place then your blog?

Today I’d like to introduce you to Patti at Embracing Home – a Christian mom, homemaker and “quintessential ISFJ” who recently launched her new blog after a 2-year hiatus from the blogosphere!

Patti writes:

I have recently returned to blogging after a 2-year hiatus. I began blogging back in 2006, with a blog geared towards homeschooling and adoption. Alas, my kids graduated from high school, and our adoption fell through, so I ended up abandoning that blog.

After a few years of “spinning my wheels” and wondering what purposeful thing to do with my life now that my kids were grown, I am recommitted to creating a warm, nurturing, loving home.

My blog, Embracing Home, is all about home and hospitality.

Gracie The Puppy

Gracie The Puppy loves Patti’s home-made waffles!

Patti’s love for her family and her desire to create a home that brings life and love to all who enter and live there is evident to all who visit! For more than twenty years, creating a sanctuary of peace and rest has been the yearning of Patti’s heart. Now, she is delighted to share her vision with you!

Comments mean the world to bloggers. Won’t you brighten Patti’s day by dropping by her blog and congratulating her for being our Friend of the Week at Create With Joy?

Now It’s Your Turn To Share!

Let's Chat

Question Of The Week:
Have you ever taken a break from blogging?
If so, how did it impact your blog?

Please share your thoughts in the comments –
Inquiring minds would love to know!

We’d Love To Feature You!

We’d love the opportunity to get to know you better!
Please introduce yourself in the comments and
Tell us a little about yourself, your blog, and the story behind it.
Each week, we’ll select a blogger to feature as our Friend Of The Week!

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!

Check Out Our Exciting Giveaways!


Be sure to check the sidebar to see what current goodies are up for grabs!

Social Media Boost Of The Week – Twitter

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 Twitter!


To join the fun:

  • Please follow Create With Joy on Twitter!
  • Add the Twitter account link you’d like us to follow.
  • To help ensure that everyone who participates in the event benefits, please be sure to follow and like a few of the accounts on the list!

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

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

Social Media Boost – Twitter

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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17 Responses to “Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 230”

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

  2. Shelly says:

    Like Patti, I also recently started blogging again after a two year break, although I had only been blogging for a few months in the first place. During the time I wasn’t blogging, I really started to miss writing and having a place where I could write down my many, many thoughts and having the opportunity of other people weighing in on them. A few months ago, I noticed that people were still following my blog (actually I gained about 100 followers when I wasn’t even writing! ) and linking to it, so I thought, “Why not?” I started writing again on 3/28 and it’s been an amazing ride. I’ve become a blog contributor on another website and next week am guest posting on another. I’ve had so much fun, in fact, that I’ve started neglecting the homeschooling book I’m writing, so I really need to find a nice balance!

  3. Thanks for hosting Ramona!!
    Happy Weekend 🙂

  4. Patti says:

    Ah, how kind and “friend-y” of you to feature my blog this week. Thank you so much.
    Having been out of the blogosphere for a couple years, I need to make new friends.

    I have never had a Twitter or Instagram account, and in an effort to control the amount of time I spend online, I deactivated my Facebook account last year. So, blogging is my only form of social media. I am enjoying meeting my fellow bloggers.

    Again, thank you for featuring my blog this Friendship Friday.

    Patti @ Embracing Home

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      So glad to do this for you Patti – have fun connecting with everyone this meet – I host 3 other parties – check them out, each of our communities is fabulous and friendly! 🙂

  5. Jed says:

    Thanks for hosting. It’s fun hearing Patti’s story. I love hearing how bloggers overcome challenges and bounce back after life changes and breaks. Wishing you a happy Friday!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      My pleasure Jed – always happy to see you hear! I think it takes a lot to come back after a break so I think Patti will speak to a lot of people this week.

      Hope you and your wife are having a fabulous week! 🙂

  6. Thanks for hosting and thanks for the interesting feature,.

  7. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    My first 3-4 years of blogging was more break than no break. That’s probably because I was blogging about whatever and didn’t really have a focus. Now, of course, it’s books. :O)

    Here’s my Friendship Friday!

  8. Hello again from chilly Australia!We are in Winter now and for us, coastal dwellers it means cold days and nights but the sun still shines! I hope everyone is enjoying their season wherever they are. I posted about the Index Card A Day challenge today over on my blog.

  9. Lucie says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this! I enjoyed participating, and was able to connect with several wonderful people. I look forward to doing it again!

  10. Thistle says:

    Thanks for hosting!!


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