Thursday, August 12, 2010

Friendly Friday: August 13th

Welcome to Friendly Friday!

Remember, YOU can host the link list on your blog, too! Just click "Get the code here..." at the bottom of the list. The code is different every week, so be sure to get the new code when hosting Friendly Friday on your blog. Hosting the list is a great way to get even more traffic to your blog and make Friendly Friday more beneficial for everyone.

Thanks for joining the Friendly Friday celebration hosted by Xenia at Thanks, Mail Carrier, Christi at Frugal Novice and Charla at Healthy Home Blog! We invite you to join us every Friday to make more friends in blogville, get more blog followers and follow other great blogs out there.

To join in the Friendly Friday celebration, include your link in our list, follow the hostesses in the first 3 spots and then start blog hopping! Visit other blogs on the list and comment to give them some blog love. Then take a minute to follow them through Google Friend Connect - this is a good way to keep up with other blogs, but also lets us show support to each other! Please DO NOT list your giveaways here, links must be to either your homepage or your Friday posting with your blog title. All others will be deleted.

When people comment on your blog and let you know they're a part of Friendly Friday, return the favor and follow them back. This way everyone gets traffic and followers out of participating, and it's a win-win situation. We would love for you to also grab our Friendly Friday button and post it on your blog and/or in a post - the more bloggers that find out about Friendly Friday and participate, the better!

Spotlight on Friendly Friday Followers!

We love your participation and want to show it! In addition to gaining followers, each week we'll select three blogs at random and will feature links and a write-up for those blogs in the content of next week's Friendly Friday post. There are so many seriously wonderful blogs out there, and this will be a great way to highlight some of those each week. Say hello to the lucky chosen 3 for this week (and feel free to stop by and give them a little extra love):

Laura at Along for the Ride started blogging to keep in touch with her family, but now she also uses it to share her faith, all the crafts she makes and her job as a hall coordinator at a large university. She and her husband have been married for about a year and they actually live in a residence hall on campus with their kitty. Her blog is about being along for the ride... the ride that God has planned for her!

Melissa at Mommy Living the Life of Riley! is a SAHM and devoted wife who loves writing about her journey through motherhood. She writes about such things as the "potty training saga" groing on at their house right now with their daughter, Riley. Melissa has a lot of great giveaways, product reviews and info such as how to clean up your blog graphics so that your blog loads faster and you get more search engine links.

Having grown up in Canada, Heather at Acting Balanced is a SAHM now living in South Carolina with her husband and two children. Their family of four, however, will soon be five in November. Heather shares about their son with autism and how tough it is to be the parent of a child with a disability that can't be identified by sight. Her blog features not only their family but also book reviews, giveaways, contests and product reviews.

Now that you know about these 3 wonderful blogs, it's time for you to join in! Add your link below and we'll see you back here every Friday! And don't forget, you can grab the code to share the link list on your blog, too.

All three hostesses appreciate followers through Google Friend Connect AND Twitter and we'll follow you back - just leave a comment with your URL and/or Twitter username. Have a great weekend, everyone!


mom2jakeandsam said...

Hey! Following you now. Thanks for hosting this!


LeeAnn said...

Hey lady! Happy weekend! Well, mine has already started. :-) I hope you have a great one!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Stopping by from New Friend Friday though I wouldn't classify you as a new friend. I still love to stop by each day. I mean I need to see what the Mail Carrier is gong to bring.

Hugs TTYL!

April said...

Hi there!
Following your from the Blog Hop.
Check me out at

Lisa said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for hosting! Happy Friday!

Please follow back if you're not already. :)
Lisa xoxo

Maureen Makes It said...

Thanks for hosting. Pleased to be following you and thanking you in adavance for following me. Have a great weekend.

HRH Mommy said...

Thanks once again for hosting!!

Have a great weekend :-)

HRH Mommy

Barbara said...

I'm so sorry I goofed

Tiffanee said...

Happy Friendly Friday!! Loving this day! Thanks again for hosting!!

bravoafterdark said...

New to your hop and new follower to your blog too. Thank you for hosting!!

Betsy ( said...

Thanks again for sponsoring Friendly Friday! Have a great weekend!

Ott, A. said...

Only one more day till the weekend. So glad it's Friday and so glad I could link up to your party. Thanks for hosting!!!

Free Gal said...

Thanks for hosting! How long have you been hosting? I am on my 4th! Thanks for linking up today!
I LOVE your blog hop!

Paula@One Mom's Corner of the World said...

Xenia,Thanks again for hosting! Have a great weekend!

Crazy Cat Lady said...

I'm a new follower and new to this blog hop! I'd love a visit,comment, and/or follow on my own blog in return! Thanks for hosting this wonderful hop!

Crazy Cat Lady

Jodi Faye said...

Thanks for hosting!
- Jodi

tramartin said...

Im a new follower and wanted to say thanks for hosting.


Heather said...

Hi! Following you! :)

Mommy Only Has Two Hands!

Joyful Housewife said...

I'm a new follower from Fun Follow Friday.
You have a cute site. Cute ideas.

Hope you have a great day!

Amanda said...

HELLO!!!! I am your new Follower!! great blog, and giveaways!
have a great weekend

Organic Girl said...

Thanks For The Linky!! Happy Friday Organic Girl andTodays Diva

Peggy said...

I have been following!! Stopping in from Follow Friday!You can find me at
Great blog!