As those who’ve been reading the blog for a while know, we’ve participated in blog hops in the past. Personally I enjoy them. It’s fun to see new people here and it’s fun to read their comments. It’s lovely when those who stop by on a blog hop become regular readers.
Because the blog hops we’ve done in the past have been fun I signed us up to participate in three more that will be taking place throughout the fall. Since we’ve jumped onto the bandwagon of blog hops I thought I’d ask those of you who read this blog, what is it that attracts you to a blog hop? Do you usually visit every site on a hop or do you hop around a bit only visiting a few sites? What factors influence which blogs you hop to?
One thing I noticed about the blog hops I signed up for was that they seem to have a loose theme associated with them. For example, THE ALPHA MALE BLOG HOP October 19-22 is focused on alpha males. Do you like blog hops where all the bloggers focus on a specific topic for the hop or do you prefer blog hops where topics are varied and everything goes? What have been some of the more fun blog hops you’ve participated in?
When you visit a blog on a blog hop, what kinds of posts do you like to see? Have you done blog hops for things other than books?
When you visit a new blog on a hop do you usually read just the post on the landing page or do you poke around a bit on the blog? What elements on a blog would make it likely you’d return to the blog again after the blog hop?
Most blog hops have prizes to be won at each stop. What kind of prizes do you like to see offered? Which prizes guarantee you’ll stop at a specific blog on a tour?
Me…when I take part in a blog hop I usually don’t visit anywhere near all the sites because I tend to get drawn in by the first few blogs I visit and I tend to poke around a lot in those blogs. The result is that I don’t get to those further down the list.
One of the more fun blog hops that I did was a blog hop where each blog gave away a pattern for a quilt block with a spring theme. That was a lot of fun as it was a bit of a treasure hunt with each blog having a free pattern that was the “goodie”. In spite of getting drawn into the blogs quite a bit, I still managed to collect a fair number of spring themed quilt block patterns which I will someday use in a quilt.
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