Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog Party 2014!

2 Bags Full Welcome to my blog, a ragtag mix of mostly paper arts and crafts, painting, yoga, photos, travels, thoughts and quotes, an occasional recipe and other assorted nonsense! If you are here for the first time and came via the Blog Party, I welcome you and would like to thank you for dropping by! My name is Rhonda and I am blogging from sunny (although we wish it would rain) Sacramento, California.

It is time for Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party and this year I am participating! I learned about it from my friend Leslie's blog last year and realized I had missed the cut off date by around a week, so this year I put it on ALL my calendars to be sure I signed up in time!

Her "GROW YOUR BLOG" event is designed "to bring more readers and FOLLOWERS to our blogs. The premise is simple-- just visit as many blogs as you wish and sign up to follow those that interest you. In turn, all the other folks will be doing the same thing~ we will all be growing our blogs!" Last year she had something like 500 people sign up! I visited a bunch of cool sounding blogs and found many I still follow today -- not all arts and crafts or cooking, but some just an interesting life somewhere else. So I am hoping some of you will visit my blog and find things you like that will keep you interested in more. Either way, I am so thrilled you have stopped in and would love to hear from you!

One of the keys to discovering new blogging friends is to leave a comment, which I always do when I visit a new blog for this kind of event. So please feel free to leave me a comment below if you are visiting for the first time or a repeat visitor! And of course, always feel free to follow or subscribe to my blog.

24 comments:

  1. Greeting fellow art journaler. I discovered your blog via Pinterest last summer and have stopped by rather infrequently. Now I have subscribed via email and following you via G+. Your art journal inspired me and now I find myself enjoying working in my own. Love the Fisker's cutting tool. Just may have to get that as I do a lot cutting these days for my journals.

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  2. I am visiting through grow your blog. You are very creative and talented. I look forward to getting to know you more.

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  3. Hi Rhonda, I'm Karen, one of Vickie's helpers at GYB. I'm hopping around the internet this morning, visiting the sites and yours looks just great! :) Have a happy GYB party! (I missed last years too, and figured I wouldn't miss this years if I volunteered to help!) lol Karen Gass

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  4. hi rhonda! found my way here from the gyb party. I followed your blog. you art journal too! I love mixed media & art journaling. can't wait to see what you're up to!

    hope you'll stop by and visit me as well!

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  5. Hi, visiting from GYB party. Love that new gadget below. Will be following you now. Hope you'll come by and visit me too.
    Best, Sharon

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  6. Hello, I'm Nesta, visiting from the Grow Your Blog Party. Love your collaged pieces, you have a great style.

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  7. Thanks for popping by and saying hello on my blog, and now I'm delighted to be visiting over here. Love what you're doing.

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  8. Your art journaling is very nice!

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  9. Hi Rhonda, found you from the GYB party. Love your blog!

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  10. So glad to have found you...loving the GYB party! Our need for rain is becoming a real concern...was just thinking about it as I posted something earlier today. I'm looking forward to visiting often... Sara

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  11. Hi Rhonda,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

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  12. Hi! So glad to have found your blog on Vicki's GYB hop. You do amazing work with the journals and take wonderful photographs. I am following and looking forward to seeing more creations. Thank you for the John O'Donohue poem. It really spoke to my heart.

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  13. Hello fellow Californian, (I work in Sacramento and live in a surrounding county). I too am wishing for rain!

    Popped by from GYBH. Stop by and give me a visit some time ~
    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  14. Stopping by from the Grow Your Blog party and have just joined in your blog. I see that you do alot of journaling which is something that i am just passionate about. I have journaled for many years, and have a whole bookcase filled with my journals. I dabble a bit in Art journaling, but often use a 'CUT AND PASTE method, although my journals are filled with color. Not much of an artist though. Will look forward to seeing your daily goings on, and would love for you to stop by my blog, Butterfly tales.

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  15. I am in sunny southern California and we too wish it would rain.

    I love the idea of your blog being a hodgepodge of topics - mine is also.

    Drop by and visit me when you get a chance.

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  16. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. It's been a rather snowy day here.
    It's my first time visiting. Nice work.

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  17. Hi Rhonda, lovely to meet you. I have enjoyed visiting and plan to return and spend more time looking around. I love art journaling and have been doing this as well as teaching it for many years. It's an amazing tool. Enjoy your day Rhonda ... Carole xox

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  18. Hey Rhonda, I admire anyone that journals, I tried a few years ago but just couldn't get into it. Your journal pages are lovely and it is great that you can use them to help with the difficulties we face everyday. It has been lovely meeting you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  19. Pleased to meet you on the GYB circuit, Rhonda! I love art journaling and look forward to your posts as I am your new follower! Thank you for sharing and blogging. best, deborah I'm at: http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/

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  20. visiting from gyob good to meet you

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  21. Hi, so nice to meet you in blogland. I have really enjoyed reading your blog, seeing your lovely photos, reading your entertaining writing, I will be back. I have subscribed to your RSS feed. Thanks for sharing. Happy hopping!

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  22. hi nice to meet you! You can have some of our rain, it hasn't stopped in months.

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  23. I'm following you now. Love your pics on Instagram.

    Feels like I will never finish this list of blogs, but it is great seeing what is out there. Please visit my embroidery blog if you are so inclined. (I'm in the 1st group.)

    aprilsongstress

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