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 Vanessa
When you hear the word “cats”, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Does the face of a beloved pet come to mind? Do you think of a cozy, comfort-loving creature curled up on your bed, on your favorite reading spot, in the middle of your lap? Or, perhaps, does your mind go to a stray cat who’s crossed your path and somehow managed to nudge their way into your lives?
Vanessa Morgan, our Friend Of The Week, finds it hard to get the amazing feline faces she meets out of her head. That’s why she founded Traveling Cats – an amazing blog that contains the photos of every cat she’s met during her travels around the world for the past 15 years (plus submissions from her readers as well!)
Few people think about animals when they’re planning a vacation – but Traveling Cats is a fascinating site that not only contains the largest collection of travel pictures of cats, but is also considered the first online destination for travelers searching for cat-related activities. Vanessa is so passionate about this project, that she eventually quit her teaching job to pursue Traveling Cats full time.
It’s an interesting project on many levels. The pictures are not just about the cats, but they also give a good impression of the cities and countries in which those pictures were taken. Also, whereas in some parts of the world cats look like little divas, in others they are unkempt, poor creatures.
Vanessa’s photos are stunning and her stories of her subjects are fascinating as well. One recent armchair adventure I particularly enjoyed was her trip to Shakespeare and Company, a two-story bookstore in France, where she introduced us to Agatha – a former stray tabby who now captures the hearts of every booklover she meets. You’ll find more breathtaking photos of Agatha and more fascinating history about this shop at Cat From Paris France.
Comments mean the world to bloggers. Won’t you brighten Vanessa’s day by dropping by her blog, introducing yourself, leaving a little comment love, and congratulating Vanessa for being our Friend of the Week at Create With Joy?
Now It’s Your Turn To Share!
Question Of The Week:
What country would you most like to travel to?
Have you ever planned an animal-themed adventure?
Please share your thoughts and stories 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!
Social Media Boost Of The Week – Facebook
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 Facebook!
To join the fun:
- Please follow Create With Joy on Facebook!
- Add the Facebook account link you’d like us to follow.
- To help ensure that everyone who participates in the event benefits, please be sure to follow, like, and comment on a few of the accounts on the list!
Thanks for joining us – we look forward to connecting with you!
IMPORTANT: ONLY Add Facebook Links to this Social Media Boost list!
Add your Blog Posts to the Friendship Friday Link-Up (BELOW!)
Social Media Boost – Facebook
Friendship Friday Blog Party
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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Thanks for hosting this great link up. I would most love to travel to either Italy, France or Greece.
In the meanwhile I do love travelling around my own country, Australia and discovering new places I haven’t seen before.
I’ve never been to any of those places and they all sound like places I would love to go! 🙂
Thank you for hosting each week. Hope you have a great weekend!
Thank you for introducing us to Vanessa! Looking forward to visiting her site!
Thank you as always for hosting Friendship Friday!!
I’m not a traveler but I wouldn’t turn down a trip to Finland to stay in one of their igloo motel rooms under the northern lights. I have not even considered taking an animal themed trip. I can’t even imagine why anyone would do that so I’m headed over to Vanessa’s blog to get a whole new take on it!
Have a wonderful weekend!
I love animals Pam so wherever I go I often see if there is an animal sanctuary to visit or something animal related to do (but that’s just me!) An igloo motel? Now see, that’s a new concept to me! 🙂
Have a great weekend! Thanks for all you do!
Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend
Thanks for hosting and have a good week. I look forward to starting Friday visiting your party! I would love to have you visit one of mine.
Thank you for hosting your linky party ~ I appreciate it! I’ve pinned some of the blog’s posts over on my Pinterest pages and have followed a few new blogs. Hope that helps some folks just starting out. Took me a bit to figure out how to link my Facebook page for French Ethereal but I finally got it ~ learn something new every day. 🙂
Have a lovely weekend,
Not quite understanding if I’ve got this right, but I found your charming site through Beverly’s, and am linking it to LAWN TEA today.
I hope to visit Scotland again soon—I’ve been but once, but it’s always been my Heart’s Home.
Yes, I used to have a daily date to “walk” a three-year-old Grand-Tortoise up and down our sidewalk. He was big enough to cover a dinner-plate and almost as tall, so we had quite a few slow-downs and stoppers to gaze or meet him. We’d start out at the top of the drive, go s-l-o-w-l-y down the hill to the sidewalk, then turn right for about five houses before turning back for home. As long as I kept my feet gently between him and the curb verge, he would happily stroll along, dipping into the lawn for a little snack of grass, then making his way on down the block. It was sad when his own family reclaimed him, but he’s very happy in the warm weather down in Georgia.
Welcome Rachel – you did just fine – delighted to meet you and visit your charming blog!
Vanessa’s Traveling Cats blog is awesome. We a;ways look forward to seeing where she’ll be finding kitties next. Thank you for hosting, Ramona!
Love the party! Thanks so much !!