You might have noticed that I changed the labels of my menu bar (through the help of my designer Kim, of course). Instead of having the Blogging for Dollars Series and 31 Days to Holding a Successful Blog Party Series on my sidebar, I decided to give them their own home, thus the Series tab at the top. The Biz Directory currently shows my Market Your Biz and Giveaways posts but that will eventually be updated to show just the businesses I worked with and featured at the MYBG party. Finally, the last tab is the link leading to the Creative DIYers Club, a blog that I created to serve as my online journal of the tutorials of extraordinary projects by creative DIYers.
Just when I thought my pageviews will start to dwindle because I'm not devoting as much time as I used to before I started my full time job this Monday (though I still spend a good deal of 10+ hours a week for it), to my surprise, it exceeded my expectations! For the first time, I got 7000+ pageviews in just one day in my entire one year of blogging career last Monday. I thought that come Tuesday it'll taper off but to my delight, 20000+ pageviews just for a post that I thought readers won't have a second look - also in just one day! So to you my friend who stumbled me on Stumble Upon, which caused a succession of being Stumbled Upon 2 times more, thank you so much! You made my week so happy and bright :)
Did you ever wonder how to install different fonts that you can use for your blog? Renee @ LivingLaughingLoving provides the answer so check out her detailed tutorial.
You clicked, inlinkz tallied. The readers' favorite blog post this past week out of 298 links, being the most viewed post, is Natasha's I'll be home for Christmas post. Now that it's starting to get cooler here, everything is pointing to the best holiday of the year, and her blog's name is very fitting for this occasion - Keeping the Christmas Alive, 365.
To the main course of this post.
For those of you joining us for the first time, we only have 2 easy, simple rules:
1) Link up your creative post - can be a DIY project, decor, photography, crafts, recipes, poem, thrift finds, link party, or that informative syndicated post that can make us laugh, or cry - in short, whatever you're proud of! And if you like to link more creative posts, go for it! We'd love to see them :) (No links to businesses or giveaways. We have another party for these exclusively every Tuesday called Market Your Biz & Giveaways at 5 pm, PST.)
2) Follow as many blogs as you desire, preferably starting first with the one who linked before you and after you, before branching out, and let them know by leaving a comment. (Following me will be very much appreciated, and I definitely follow back. Just let me know you're following.)
Displaying the party button on your blog, while optional, is very much appreciated :) It will help you remember to come back and link up to the the happiest blog party on the block (ahem!). It will also help others find their way to the party which we all love because the more the merrier :)
Link opens up every Sunday at 5:00 pm, PST and ends Friday at 11:59 pm.
Friends, go ahead and get to know each :) One followed blogger is one gained friend. And please, don't forget to join my Market Your Biz and Giveaways blog party every Tuesday at 5 pm, PST. It's your chance for free promotion of your family-friendly business and giveaways.
Burning question: Just curious, how many hours a week do you spend in your blog?
Embarrassing to admit, but I used to spend at least 20 hours a week, prior to getting this full time job - the bulk of which is responding to emails and comments, visiting participants in my blog parties, editing pictures, writing posts, tweaking blog look, and a million of little things devoted to blogging. Now, it's reduced to half so I apologize if I can't do these all anymore. I've been stressing out yesterday that I wasn't able to feature any project from this past week's edition of CBPH but I finally gave up because as mommies, I know you'll understand that building memories with our kids comes first above everything else. How about you - how much time do you spend blogging?