Welcome to Lovin' The Weekend Blog Hops with your co-hosts:
Karen from Tots and Me, Maria from Adventures of the Mommy Homemaker and Rena from An Ordinary Housewife.
Thank you to every one who has stopped by, whether this is your first visit or you have been a faithful ongoing participant!
We would love for you to stop by each of the co-hosts and follow us, then feel free to add your links to any or all of the following linkies.
We also randomly choose a Featured host each week from the Lovin' The Readers linky. This week we are featuring Alaina from Bullock's Buzz.
Here's what she has to say:
"I have always loved writing. As a child I would constantly write short stories, journals, poems, anything that came to mind. As I grew up, I began writing less and less, until I pretty much gave it up altogether with the exception of occasional journaling! I went to college and received my degree in Early Childhood Education, but I never considered pursuing writing.
My almost-forgotten love for writing returned stronger than ever, and now I find myself wanting to make blogging a way to earn income. I am slowly expanding my blog to include a variety of topics, and learning how to begin monetizing my blog. Regardless of whether or not I succeed at the money part, my love for writing will always be the driving force behind my blog!"
Close to a year ago I gave up my job to care for my father who was quickly going downhill. As a way to cope, I began going online during the day while sitting with him. I discovered many blogs I quickly began reading daily, but at that point was not considering blogging myself. At that time I also became active in BzzAgent and Crowdtap, and through a Facebook group of people with similar interests,a very good online friend and I decided to begin our own blogs as a way to review the products we were receiving. At that time I had no idea how much fun blogging could be, nor how quickly my blog would grow. I began to really enjoy meeting other bloggers, discovering new products and sharing my opinions with people online. I also discovered how much work a blog can be, but for once, it is work that I actually enjoy!
Don't forget to link up to the Lovin' the Readers Hop if you would like a chance to be a Featured host next week. Please comment with a way to contact you, especially if there is not an obvious way mentioned on your blog. We would love to include a little write up about you and your blog in the next week's Lovin' The Weekend Blog Hop post, including a link to your blog. And you will get to include the linky codes on your blog. Sound fun? We're looking forward to getting to know our readers better.
Here's how this blog hop works. We would appreciate it if you would follow Tots and Me, Adventures of a Mommy Homemaker and An Ordinary Housewife then please head on over to our Featured Host and follow as well. If you no longer have GFC please follow in some other way. After that there are three different linkies you can link to. Whichever one you choose to link to, please grab that button and share it on your blog (the codes are on Tot's and Me's sidebar). We'd love it if you could tweet or in some other way share about this blog hop, the more people who know about it, the more potential visitors and new followers of your blog. We'd love to meet some new friends this weekend.
Some people are more interested in just increasing their numbers, while others really want people who appreciate their blog and want to keep up with their posts. So, there are two separate blog hop linkies.
The third linky is for you to link up your giveaways.
If you are interested in increasing the number of followers to your blog via GFC, Linky Followers, email, Twitter, Facebook or Google+ link up here. We will follow you back if you follow us (just note which one you are linking to):
If you are interested in gaining followers to your blog who will read and comment and truly find an interest in your blog, link up here:
If you have family friendly giveaways to link up, here's your spot. Please make sure to include an end date for your giveaway.
We are so glad you stopped by. Please leave a comment if you link up and we will be sure to stop by and follow back.
Don't forget to check out my "Blog Hops" page for other great blog hops!!