The Spectacular Summer Blog Hop is launching today!
Hi Friends! It is an exciting week here at Hey Fitzy. The kiddos have a couple days left of school before we head into summer break. With one kid in high school, one kid in middle school, and one kid in elementary school, this year has kicked my booty. All the different schedules have been a little challenging. Plus…getting all the kids out the door super early is highly overrated. 🙂 Guess what I am gonna do on the first day of summer vacation…sleep past 6:00 am!
Guess what else is happening here at Hey Fitzy that is super exciting. I am launching The Spectacular Summer Blog Hop with 10 other blogging buddies. Every Monday and Thursday we will showcase a number of great recipes, crafts, and other summer time fun. Yes you heard that right…amazing projects from now until the end of August.
If it goes well then we want to make it an annual thing, to help you out every summer! We also want to get more people involved next year so be sure to message me about joining if you’re interested. If you don’t have a blog yet then there’s still plenty of time to change this and get involved next year! I grew a really big following in my first year so there’s no reason you can’t do the same, as long as you use the right providers. Take a look on MangoMatter to find the right web host for you and there are plenty of nice, free WordPress themes to choose from. I talk a bit more about starting this blog later on in this article so keep reading!
Today is the official kick-off to our Spectacular Summer Blog Hop!
From Play Dates to Parties is going to kick off our Spectacular Summer Blog Hop. She is the master of all things party and fun. I never cease to be amazed by her easy party ideas and fun printables that make every gathering a spectacular event.
Here are some fun facts about Leslie!
Why did you start blogging?
After having my first child, and planning her first birthday party, I realized how much I missed working with my stepmother at her catering company. Being a part of so many celebratory moments was hard work, but was also a lot of fun.
So my husband and I agreed that I would do a one-year trial where I would plan and execute one party per month. I started a blog to keep track of that progress, and ended up falling in love with blogging instead! It took me a while to find a good host for it. I’d heard good things about so many, including hostiserver… It’s been so long now that I don’t remember who I first went with. That was nearly 7 years ago now, and I’m thrilled to have found such a wonderful way to stay creative and to celebrate all of life’s moments with people around the world. I’ve heard that branching out to social media to get more visits to the blog also helps. Many people decide to use instagram because of the user base, instantly get more instagram followers if you’re interested. I hear it works well. Those looking to try their hand at building an audience over on YouTube may want to look at similar services too. Get Fan (getfans.io/fr/acheter-des-abonnes-youtube) allows newcomers to YouTube struggling to gain a foothold on the platform to boost their channel’s views and ranking on the site to promote organic growth in the long run.
What is something you learned in the last week?
As gross as it sounds, anti-lice hair spray also helps keep ants away from doorways. (Definitely going to try this on picnic blankets too.)
Today she is sharing 5 sets of bright and colorful summer party printables that will help you celebrate all summer long. Click Here to visit Leslie and get your free party printables.
2017 Summer Blog Hop Co-Hosts:
From Play Dates to Parties
Dazzle While Frazzled
Just Measuring Up
Health, Home, and Heart
Crafting a Family
A Purdy Little House
Confessions of a Mommyaholic
The No Pressure Life
Flourish and Knot