Penny's Passion: Let's Be Friends Blog Hop - December 23, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Let's Be Friends Blog Hop - December 23, 2014

Welcome to the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!
A blog hop is a set time frame for current or aspiring bloggers to find new blogs and quality content. It is a great way to make new friends and find inspiration! It is also a fabulous way to promote your own blog and posts.

Dear Friends,
What a day to celebrate! This is the 97th week of the Let's Be Friends blog hop! Thanks for joining us on this special day. Chelsee and Tiffany are extremely delighted to see the way this hop has grown and love to see your faces each week!

Join us every Tuesday at 7am (MST). This blog hop focuses on content. LINK UP YOUR FAVORITE POST from last week in this fun content-sharing blog hop! I love the idea of blog hopping, but I love the idea of reading posts and quality content on new blogs I've never been to even more. Instead of simply linking up your blog button, you are now able to link up your favorite post you recently wrote. Have a delicious recipe to share, DIY tutorial, or heartfelt post? Share it with us! All hosts and co-hosts put up some unique and fun content from the past week. Make sure to check them out. P.S.- you may still link up your blog button and blog name, but it is encouraged to link up your favorite post instead. You will get more page views and interest if you do so! Some of the most successful blog hops I have participate in focus on content rather than just exchanging follows. You never know who will become a loyal follower or pin that delicious new recipe you posted!

The BEST part of this blog hop? Each week there will be a WINNER! That's right, each week we will choose one lucky blog to feature from the previous week's hop. This hop receives thousands of page views every week, so your blog will have the chance to be center stage for free. You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win. Only those who link up a specific post are eligible to be featured! *You must follow all the hosts and co-hosts in order to win.

The last exciting change is that the co-host spots will now be available to all sponsors of The Dwelling Tree or Southern Beauty Guide. If you are interested in co-hosting the blog hop, email Tiffany or Chelsee about sponsorship opportunities and how to co-host the weekly hop!
There are a couple of great giveaways going on right now at Southern Beauty Guide and The Dwelling Tree. Go check them out! :)

Let's Be Friend's Blog Hop Guidelines
1. Link up your favorite post from your week.
2. Follow your hosts and co-hosts.
3. Grab the button and post it on your blog so we can share the love.
4. Visit 3 other blogs, comment, and follow them along!
5. Tweet about this blog hop, using #letsbefriends
6. Pin the button on pinterest so we can spread the news!

***Once a week, one blog will be chosen to be the featured blogger from the previous blog hop.

Meet your hosts:
The Dwelling Tree: Blog, Bloglovin'
Southern Beauty Guide: Blog, Bloglovin'
Meet this week's co-hosts:
Lauren @ Simply Free

***This weeks featured post from last week's hop:

Thank you all once again for continually linking up at our blog hop. It is such a fun time and I am so impressed each week with all the amazing posts. Please continue to link up an actual post instead of your blog. We want to keep reading your content and it makes it more fun to pick a winner!
Is there anything we can do differently or better? Please share in the comments!
... onto the winner!

Hello everyone! This is Chelsee. With Christmas only a few days away I feel the scrambling feeling all over again as I am trying to decide on what to wear to Christmas Parties and what dishes to make. I intend on making the recipe I chose to win today and hope you all do too. I have tried it and I personally love it! 

I found Betsy's post to be very informative and easy to follow. For someone that needs detail instructions like myself, this recipe will be one you look forward to making. Not only is this treat easy to make but it is also super yummy.  Betsy is one of my favorite bloggers, she has all the best recipes, music reviews, and more that all will love. I personally look to her for all my pampered chef needs!

I will be referring to it in the future. This time of year is supposed to be about so much more than getting! Thanks Betsy for this post, I loved it, and had to share!

Go check out Musings of a Museum Fanatic, a blog I am sure you will want to follow ASAP.

Keep posting awesome content! You make it so fun for us to read all your posts! If you can, please link up a specific post. It makes it easier for us to come and visit!

*Remember YOU can be next weeks winner! :)

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  1. I have met some of my best blogging friends through blog hops over the years. They are wonderful ways to make new connections and find new blogs to read.

  2. I like this idea of a blog hop, although I am relatively new to all of this. I look forward to meeting new bloggers.

  3. I love this, I didn't even know you hosted a blog hop! I'll be back!

  4. I have found some wonderful blogs by participating in blog hops. I am planning lots more content in 2015. I'll be back to share.

  5. Blog hops are so much fun! Can't wait to spend some time looking through these and discovering some new blogs to follow.

  6. I love blog hops, they are So fun! Always fun to find new friends on the web! Thanks for hosting!

  7. I enjoy blog hops, and this looks like a great one. I often find so many of my favorite blogs this way.

  8. The blog hop definitely expands your network and your page views. You also get to learn more from other blogs too.

  9. I love how blog hops drives are to a lot of things and having new friends in the process too.

  10. I love how blog hops help you discover new blogs and meet new friends! It's great to see bloggers get together!

  11. I think this is a great way to find new bloggers you haven't met yet. It looks like you're having a lot of success with link-ups too!

  12. I love blog hops. When I first started blogging, I would do one twice a week and I would meet some amazing people.

  13. I don't remember ever reading this blog post before so I'm pretty happy to find it. I think that I'll have to come back and add a link next week. Thanks for sharing.

  14. A blogjop sounds like a fabulous way to meet other bloggers. I haven't participated in one yet.... Maybe in 2015! I met a lot of awesome bloggers via Instagram though! Makes me sad I can't chill with them in real life hehehe... Love my bloggyyyy friendssss :)

  15. Damn that's a long running blog hop! Thank you for hosting and for linking me to it!