Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Southern Mamas Blog Hop #3

Welcome Back

We are thrilled to have you!
The purpose of this blog hop is to connect with other Mamas
(Pet Mamas are welcome too!)
who have, ever secretly desired to, or are currently living on Southern soil.
Not from the South, you say? No problem! We’d still love for you to join us.
We’ll gladly adopt you and make you an honorary Southern Belle!
So go grab yourself a glass of sweet tea and let’s party!!

The Rules:

1.      Kindly follow each of the hostesses as a way of saying 
Thank You 
for the opportunity to connect with other like-minded bloggers.
Please leave a comment to let them know that you are following 
along so that we can return the favor J




2.      Grab a button and spread the word!

3.Mix and mingle with other bloggers. 
Leave a comment and let them know you found them via the Southern Mamas blog hop. 
Be sure that your email address is connected to your blogger profile. 
This makes it much easier for those who wish to reply to your comments J
4.      Have some fun!

If you are interested in becoming the "Co-Host of the Week" feel free to email Megan at

P.S. I have two giveaways going on right now. Have you entered?!
Click here and here

*** UPDATE***

I did not realize when we started this blog hop that there were so many bloggers who had never participated in one before and were unfamiliar with a lot of the terminology we use. 
Please forgive me! I had no idea!

Allow me to explain:
A blog hop is also known as blog hopping, where you move from one blog to another to read entries or to leave comments. It is a great way to connect with other like minded bloggers or to build up your blogging network.  It is often "hosted" by a blogger who will manage the link up and provide you with the opportunity to join. 

In our case, I {Megan} am the host of the Southern Mama's Blog Hop. I have asked Sonja, Missi, and Kimberly to join me as co-hosts. They help me promote the blog hop through various social media sites and assist me in engaging in conversations with the bloggers who participate each week. One of the ways they help me spread the word is to embed an HTML code in one of their blog posts that will allow their readers to link up to the blog hop directly from their site.

Like so:

Once your link has been added to the blog hop, it will show up on all four of our sites. 
Pretty neat, isn't it! 

As a way of saying Thank You and to ensure that no one is abusing the blog hop to merely promote themselves, we have asked that you visit each of the hostess and follow their blogs. 
Both Megan and Sonja are powered through Blogger, so in order to follow their blog, here is what you do:

On the sidebar {located on the right} you will see something something along these lines.

Click "Join this site" with Google Friend Connect and follow the prompt.

Missi and Kimberly are powered through WordPress, so to follow their blogs, you will need to do the following:

Next, click on various URLs to visit some of the other bloggers who have participated in the blog hop.
You can follow along with them if you'd like or just leave a comment letting them know that you found their blog via the Southern Mama's blog hop.
Again, the purpose is to connect with other ladies who share similar interests with you and to have some fun!

Next week we will begin featuring a "Co-host of the Week" meaning one of you lovely ladies will have the opportunity to play hostess for the blog hop that week.
If you are interested in being the "Co-host of the Week" simply contact Megan at megan{dot}card{at}gmail{dot}com.
I will put you on the schedule and when it is your week to co-host, I will send you the HTML code along with instructions.

If you have any questions at all or are still unsure of how this all works, please feel free to email me!
I would hate for anyone to not participate simply because they did not understand the terminology.


  1. Thank you Megan for your honesty and loyalty to truth. I thank God for women like you. Ladiesinwaiting

    1. Thank you for your kind words! I appreciate that so much. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello :)

  2. Hey! I am now your 101st follower! Finally saw your reply via BloggyMoms. I love the Southern Mom Blog Hop! It was funny, as I was loading your page I was thinking of doing a "Southern Mom" Post! I will be sure to join the Hop tomorrow morning when I have more time! Thanks or the reply! can't wait to see more of your stuff!

    1. I'm so glad that you could join us this week!!

  3. Hi! I'm Karina and am Follower #102. I saw your blog on Bloggy Moms and finally remembered to link up. I love the Southern Mamas Blog Hop theme. That's awesome. I can't wait to see what's coming up.

    1. Welcome, Karina!! We are thrilled to have you join us!

  4. I am from NC! Born In the south! I am so happy to of found this blog hop. I hope you all enjoy my blog, its fairly new and I would love support & advice & encouragement so stop by and take a peek. I will be so excited to visit your pages as well! Thank you for providing this opportunity at this hop I have already grabbed a button!

  5. I love that I have stumbled across your blog from Mommy Blogs! I also love your link up Southern Mamas Blog Hop. I plan on linking up next time! I am currently living in Colorado but grew up in Alabama and miss it. My hubby is in the Army so he is moving me and my family all over right now but we hope to be back in the South again, some day! One of my good friends, also a Southern Mama being dragged around the U.S. by her Army hubby started a link up for mommas too and would love to see you stop by. It is called Turn the Page Tuesday and every Tuesday we share a great children's book. :) Looking forward to linking up with Southern Mamas Blog Hop!!

    1. Amanda,

      I am SO glad you found us!! We are having another Southern Mama blog hop TOMORROW morning! So be sure to join us. We'd love to have you!!


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