Welcome back to the Ladies Only Blog Share (aka #LOBS). This week we are celebrating Random Acts of Kindness week. If you’ve done something nice, or someone has done something nice for you, and you’ve blogged about it, we’d love for you to share it with us. If not, please feel free to link up any recent post that you feel would make us smile…recipes, crafts, inspirational stories, even how you’re dealing with all the snow days!
Before we get started with the party, I want to share something with you.
I read a post that really resonated with me last weekend, from Trish at DayngrZone, about #FF. I don’t want to assume everyone knows what #FF is, so I will explain. It stands for Follow Friday, and it is a widely used hashtag on Twitter for sharing favorite Twitter accounts with others. It’s nice to give (and get) a #FF.
The problem is, most of the time when you click Follow via a #FF, you have no idea why you’re following that person.
Trish suggested an alternative that I really loved in her post 3 Tips to Grow Your Social Networks and Improve SEO. Instead of just throwing those #FF’s out there, why not tell people WHY you want them to follow someone, in the form of a blog post?
So, with that in mind, I am going to share with you some blogs that I have come across this week during the SITS Girls blogging challenge for #FF.
First up, Mila at Girl and the Kitchen. If you like good food, you need to visit Mila’s blog! NOW. (Well, maybe not right this second, but after you read this and link up with us.) I think I’ve pinned half the recipes on her blog already. Do you know how to roast the perfect garlic? Make Chicken Kotletky? And then there’s the desserts…pass me the Nutella Fudge Brownies please!
Kim and Chloe at PopCosmo are in my group for the SITS challenge, but I actually “met” them a couple months ago. They’re a mom and teen daughter duo, and I love their blog! If you like fashion, beauty and DIY, they’re definitely the place to be. One thing I cannot wait to try is How to Make a GIF…without Photoshop.
Then today I came across Petro at The Seaman Mom, and she just happened to have a post up on a topic I am very interested in learning more about right now: How to Increase Traffic to Your Site Using StumbleUpon. Her post answers a lot of questions for this “stumbling newbie!” Thank you, Petro!
Before we head over to the party, I also want to share a great giveaway with you as well, in case you missed it on my blog yesterday. For more details, please stop over at Power Up on the Go with RAVPower®.
Ready to link up? Here are your fabulous hosts (besides me!):
Crystal at Mommifried
Kristen at Four Hens and a Rooster
Tamara at Tamara Camera Blog
Angela at Writer Mom’s Blog
Amber from City Girl on Hicks Farm
We would all love to connect with you outside of our LOBS Link Party as well. My buttons are located at the top of my blog. I am looking to increase my Instagram presence so I would really appreciate it if you could follow me there! I will be more than happy to follow you back! Please leave me a note letting me know that you are visiting from the Ladies Only Blog Share or #LOBS, either in the comments below or on whatever platform you’d like to connect on!
Time to get this party started!
Here’s the rules:
- Please follow your hosts/co-hosts
- Link up your favorite post for the theme.
- Please share so others can join in the fun.
- Visit at least 3 of the links and leave a thoughtful comment. Let them know you’re visiting from #LOBS.
- Pin your blog post to the Ladies Only Blog Share Pinterest board. Make sure you place the link to your post in the URL field. The name field should contain the title of your post.
- Time to PARTY!