October 17, 2013

NEW Blog Hop Changes Coming Soon...

As some of you may already know, my husband and I have a baby on the way (WE ARE SO BEYOND EXCITED!!). With our baby boy’s initial arrival, there may be times when I won’t always be able to get online to blog. I will still try to post as many deals, reviews, and freebie offers as I can, but during the first couple of weeks of his birth, those posts may be sporadic.
Having said that, I was wondering what I should do about the Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop, since I typically try posting it every week.

I was originally thinking about putting the weekend hop on a little hiatus, but I honestly don’t want to do that, especially since I have received such wonderful comments from those who link up about how much they appreciate the hop and how it has given them a great opportunity to network with other bloggers. These comments always mean a lot to me and I never take them lightly.

So after racking my brain, I think I’ve finally come up with a solution that will hopefully benefit everyone, without necessarily completely doing away with a blog hop on here. I have decided to stop holding an actual weekend hop, and instead will be hosting a brand new monthly hop where bloggers can join in on the link-up fun all month-long! I feel that this would be a good way to still be able to host a linky party on my blog, where everyone can stop by and enjoy networking with other bloggers in the blogosphere.

So starting November 1, 2013 I am going to give it a trial run. A new monthly hop will go live and replace the Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop (I'll still host two more weekends of the weekend hop in October). This new hop will be called the Everyday Friends Monthly Blog & Social Media Hop. Not only will there be a place to link up the home page of your blog, but you will also have the opportunity to link up your social media sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

I hope to see current Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop participants join in on the new monthly hop when it opens. It always makes me so happy to see folks return, so I would love to see you back! :-)

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Kim Seghers said...

Hey Kelly,

it's kim from This Ole Mom

Congrats on your new bundle of joy that you will be having soon! How exciting!

I nominated you for The Sunshine Award! Check it out here http://thisolemom.blogspot.com/2013/10/spreading-sunshine.html

Have a great Friday!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Hi Kim! Thank you so much for the well wishes and for nominating me for the Sunshine Award. That is so sweet!

Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

Rebecca Ishum said...

Aw! So happy to hear that you have a baby on the way! Congratulations!

Definitely take all the time you need away from the blog. Enjoy those precious moments with your newborn and don't stress about the extra, unnecessary stuff out there (posting deals for us definitely falls in that category!).

Blessings as you finish up your pregnancy and start the next chapter!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you, Rebecca! We're so excited and can't wait till our baby boy gets here!

Hope to see you at the monthly hop when it goes live! :-)

crystal said...

Congrats on the baby on the way. I know first hand how the last month of pregnancy can be so hard and blogging HAS to take a back seat. I appreciate you caring about your hoppers so much. :) However, we care about you even more. Take care of yourself and that baby. Thank you for opening up a monthly hop for us. It's definitely a lot easier for you to handle, I hope.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you so much, Crystal! That is so sweet to say and really means a lot to me. (hugs) It always makes me happy when my readers (and hoppers) are happy! :-)

I'm so glad...everyone seems to be enjoying the new monthly hop!