Sunday, January 25, 2015

#YourTurnChallenge - Day 7 - Grow Your Blog

  2 Bags Full

What to do When it's Your Turn is a book by Seth Godin.  It's been morphed into a writing challenge and you can click the book cover up there to find more information.

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Day 7:  What are you taking with you from this Challenge?

During the Your Turn Challenge this past week, I have concentrated more than I ever have (I think) on writing something that readers with either enjoy or at least be able to take something away with them.

This is also going to be my post for the "Grow Your Blog" link up, hosted by Vicki at the 2 Bags Full blog.  (I first saw the link-up 2 years ago, on the day they all posted.  I tried to keep a look out for it in 2014, but did not sign up in time.  I JUMPED on it this year!  BOO-YEAH!

So, #YourTurnChallenge-rs, meet the GrowYourBlog-gers (and vice versa)!

At YTC, scads of writer-types pledged to post a blog entry once a day during the challenge.  Today is the last day.  

At GYB, scads of blogger-types have their virtual autograph books out, looking to make new blogger friends.

Since the beginning of 2014, I have been more of a book blogger than anything, all grown out of a years-long reading for pleasure starve-a-thon that lasted from college through my youngest child reaching tween-age.

I have learned many things in the past year.  I have been entertained beyond belief.  I have experienced a full range of emotions.  And, I have traveled around the world, all in the pages of books. It's been a heck of a ride and I'm always looking for more fellow, make that sister-and-brother co-travelers!

27 comments:

  1. Hello LuAnn, Welcome to the Grow Your blog party:D
    Hope you'll have many new friends and followers this coming week. Huge hugs from Singapore

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    1. Thanks, Angela, glad to have you on the Back Porch! :O)

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  2. Sounds like you're doing very well in growing your blog! I've participated in a lot of challenges and have found it's a great way to meet people--you just end up reading a LOT to get a few new blogging buddies, but it's fun!

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    1. Luckily, Stephanie, I LOVE to read! :O)

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  3. Hi LuAnn...on behalf of Vicki at 2 Bags Full...WELCOME to GRB 2015!! Your post looks great and we hope the hop brings you many new followers and friends! Happy Reading! Val from myplvl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the welcome, Val! (And may I return the favor by welcoming you to the Back Porch!) This is my first year actually participating in GYB!

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  4. Hi LuAnn,

    I am a blogger from GYB.
    I have signed up to receive your posts through email.
    I also noticed we have the same background :)

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  5. hi! stopping by from the gyb party! i'm an avid reader and writer. I also do a lot of artsy-craftsy stuff too! hope you'll stop by and visit me as well! have a great weekend!

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  6. I am an avid reader but since returning to school last year I haven't had much time to devote to leisure reading. I have entered a few reading challenges this year and hope to be able to get a bit more fun reading in through them.

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  7. Looking forward to seeing your reading list LuAnn. Since University reading for me is something that "has" to be done and always academic. I read to my son every night before bed but that is about all the pleasure reading I do. Hope to one day be able to read just for fun!

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  8. I so know that starvation book diet !
    and the relief of the cool drink of water via a new book :)

    Well Done, LuAnn! for successful YTC completion and Cheers for GYB :) !

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  9. I absolutely love reading so will keep an eye out for your reviews. Hope you are enjoying the Grow YOur blog party and meeting new bloggers! Such fun

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  10. Flying in from way down at the bottom of the world to say a big hello! I adore books/reading as well so I look forward to reading your posts about what book you have your nose in. Thank you for visiting via GYBP.....'tis lovely to meet you!

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  11. Stopping by from Grow Your Blog. Always enjoy book blogging.

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  12. Ooh! I love good bookies, and volunteer at our library. Love the GYB party.

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  13. I love reading historical romances. My sister reads Stephen King.

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  14. I am a fellow book reader and look forward to what you are reading and your challenges
    catie

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  15. Hi LuAnn, thank you so much for your wonderful visit to my blog and your lovely comment.
    I love to read too, unfortunately most books I like, I have to order, because they haven't got them in the library. I read in English a lot and Dutch libraries haven't got a lot of English books. Have a wonderful day !!

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  16. I love reading and I love the beautiful physical books which seem to be more rare these days..Stopped by from GYB, and am now following you :-)

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  17. Nice to meet you! Stopping by from GYB hop! I used to love to read, too. I've been reading novels since I was in the 7th grade. Now, I find that I don't have as much time to read for pleasure anymore since having kids and a household to take care of. Some day, I'll have lots of time for all of my hobbies! Following via bloglovin' now!

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  18. Oh, how I love to read! I was unable to "starve" myself while raising my children, though. So I have continued to read voraciously throughout my life. I know exactly how you feel about traveling to distant places and times throught he pages of the books. An ongoing saying at my work concerns my "mini vacations" while reading on my lunch hour. I sometimes find it hard to concentrate on the present after lunch! :-)
    Happy Reading,
    Vickie @ Teacups & Toadstools

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  19. Thank you for inviting us over for a visit! Enjoy the party.

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  20. It was nice to meet you I enjoyed my visit, wonderful reviews.

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  21. You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!
    SuZeQ

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  22. Welcome to the party! I love reading (albeit my attempt at blogging about it massively failed ... my error was to allow my next door neighbour to read my post ... and that kind of put me off for life). Anyhow good luck and enjoy!

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  23. Nice to meet you on the GYB hop. I love to read, and frequently post book reviews on my blog too. Currently working on The Goldfinch. You can see my latest reviews on my GYB post. Thanks for being a part of the hop. Adding you to my Bloglovin list.

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  24. Belated greetings from a fellow GYB traveler, LuAnne! Books were part of my youth, but sadly I do very little reading these days (eyesight)... must check out books on tape. I am an avid radio listener and love dramatized readings :) Hope you can enter my giveaway before the end of the day!

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