Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 259

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

Meet Our Friend Of The Week Melissa

M K Clinton

Do you consider yourself a lover of dogs and enjoy reading all about their adventures? Are you a lover of GRITS – Girls Raised In The South – and always on the lookout for another Southern blogging sister to invite into your ranks? Would you like to meet an award-winning independent author whose pets inspired her to create a humorous series of animal-themed mystery books?

Then extend a warm welcome to Melissa – better known as M. K. Clinton – the Louisiana blogger behind Barking In The Bayou!

Barking In The Bayou is the place to learn all about dogs and what it takes to be a great pet parent. The blog is a family affair that features the writing and creative inspiration of Melissa – the photography of her husband – and the opinions of two of the most adorable dogs you’ll meet on the web – Bentley, their soulful Basset Hound and “grandog” Pierre, their White West Highland Terrier.


One unique feature you’ll find on Melissa’s blog is the BFTB NETWoof News each Monday, where the canine news team of Bentley, Pierre, and Paisley the Weather Lab share a week’s worth of animal stories, sports, and the US weather forecast – all in perfect English, with a bit of southern flair!

Comments mean the world to bloggers. Won’t you brighten Melissa’s day by dropping by her blog, sharing your love with her, Bentley and Pierre, and congratulating Melissa 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:
What’s your favorite dog breed?

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

We’d Love To Feature You!

Introduce Yourself Badge

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!

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 Instagram!


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, 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 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!

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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20 Responses to “Friendship Friday Blog Party & Social Media Boost 259”

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring me and the rest of the Barking from the Bayou gang! It means the world to us. ♥

  2. Hope your New Year is off to an amazing start!

  3. Friday Feature Linky
    Twitter: Myllls

    You offer such a great way to be introduced to new blogging friend, the story about Barking In The Bayou is wonderful and her furfirends are cute.

    Thank you for hosting, hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Wishing you a wonderful, happy, healthy and creative 2017! Thanks for hosting!!

  5. Thanks so much for hosting this awesome blog hop this week! Have a blessed weekend! 🌻🐓

  6. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    1. Ohmigoodness, those dogs are just TOO CUTE! If I didn’t have 6 dogs already…

    2. Followed everyone above me on Instagram.

    3. Kinda stoked that I’m getting my link-ups and visits done early in the day this week!

    Have a SUPER weekend, Ramona!

    Here’s my Friendship Friday post!

  7. Happy Friday! Thank you for hosting the linkys. I’ve shared my IG, and I’ve also shared my Chocolate Orange Marble Cake with step by step instructions to make it easy to create pretty marbling. Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Thank you for hosting the Friday fun, my friend! Have a good weekend!!

  9. Oh, Melissa is a joy! As are Pierre and Bentely. They are great news casters and good friends. I’m also reading her book series The Returns, very entertaining!

  10. Pam says:

    I’ve never met a breed I didn’t like. 🙂 But I’ll go with Yorkie-Poo since that’s the furry love I have now. Have a great weekend!

  11. Helen Fern says:

    Thanks for hosting a great party! So many great ideas here – had to stop by a few! See you next week –

  12. meowmeowmans says:

    We love our friends Melissa, Bentley and Pierre! Thanks for featuring them. 🙂

    And thanks for the awesome hop!

    Have a great weekend, Ramona!

  13. Katrina says:

    I have always wanted a Great Dane! They just look so majestic and so, so sweet. But so far I think my favorite dog breed has been a Rottie. We have the BEST Rottweiler a few years back. His name was Bogie, and he was the kindest dog. So sweet, and so mellow. He was such a big, gentle giant. I just loved him so much. I tend to like BIG dogs better than little dogs. Little dogs can be such…yippers….always barking. I like the strong, silent type. LOL — all dogs are great, though.


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