Yesterday I hosted a blog party to celebrate my two year anniversary. I had been looking forward to it all week, and had put some time into promoting it across the blog and my social media accounts. With the response that I had received from eager bloggers wanting to participate, I expected it to be quite busy.
However, I didn’t expect it to be THAT busy. Over the space of about fifteen hours there were hundreds of links shared from bloggers all over the world, I had received over 600 comments, 2000 views and lots of people embraced it wholeheartedly, following, commenting and sharing each others posts. It was fabulous, and I’d like to say a massive thank you to everybody who took part!
I fell asleep with square eyes and a mild headache after staring at my phone and iPad screen for so long. I had to charge both of them up overnight as the batteries had been exhausted. When I awoke, I excitedly checked the page, to discover that the party had been continuing in my absence, and I had a whole new set of comments and links to go through. I have a blogging hangover.
It’s been said that the best cure for a hangover is to have another drink – ‘hair of the dog’ so to speak – so today I’m going to do just that! My Twitter party, #SundayBlogShare is in full swing already and I’m looking forward to jumping back in there and reading lots of posts, as well as working my way through the wonderful links that were shared on here yesterday.
Want to carry on sharing with me?
I am going to leave the blog party open, so that anyone can join in anytime they like. If you wish to share a post on the blog party, click on the image below:
Want to share your posts with the hundreds of people participating in #SundayBlogShare? Click on the image below for the rules and then get your tweet on!
Don’t forget that there are also six very interesting and exciting blogs in my sidebar – give them a click and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
You can find me on Twitter and Tumblr @suzie81blog, and feel free to visit my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/suzie81speaks and give me a cheeky like!
You sure know how to throw a party 🙂 Love #SundayBlogShare. Can totally relate to the blogging hangover! Starbucks, anyone?
Haha! I’ve seen you a lot at #SundayBlogShare – thanks so much for participating! Really pleased you enjoy it!
It’s been fun 🙂 Btw, am I the only one that gets totally excited about my statistics? I’m such a nerd. Lol
I am a self-confessed stat obsessive. It’s the first thing I check in a morning and the last thing I check at night
Phew! It’s not just me 🙂
I think once you’ve been blogging for a while and have started to get a response it’s very difficult not to be!
It does feel a lot like a hangover.
It’s so strange, I feel like yesterday was equivalent to having a full day of work, but much more fun!
Aren’t you awesome? This is a hangover indeed! 🙂
Haha! Thanks! Early night tonight I think!
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Yes, this was a great, and very original, idea. Well done!
Thanks! I can’t take any credit for it I’m afraid – blog parties go on every day in the blogging world, but thanks for the sentiment! I had a blast – thanks for participating!
Thank you for extending the party for those of us who missed out yesterday!
That’s no problem! Enjoy!
Sorry, I couldn’t stay for much of the party yesterday. Thanks for introducing me to some great bloggers. I ‘ll try and catch up later. Sue
That’s ok Sue – thanks for participating! Feel free to go and check out as many blogs as you like!
Thanks for hosting. It was a big success!
Thank you – it certainly was! Did you meet new people?
I did 🙂 Its been great!
I think I speak for the entire Internet… it was fantastic and a success! Thank you for putting all that together…. you connected so many people!
That’s awesome – thanks! I think I’ll do another one in the summer!
Thanks for hosting Suzie. God bless.
You’re very welcome! Glad you enjoyed it!
I’m so glad it was a huge success! I gained a ton of followers and blog views myself, so thanks for giving us all this opportunity 🙂
That’s awesome – so glad it was good for you! I’m thinking of hosting another in the summer
Thanks again for hosting Suzie – it was a fun day!
Thanks Stephen! Glad you enjoyed it!
This sounds like a great time. I would love to do something like that sometime.
Host or participate? It’s still open for you to jump in there if you like!
I would like to participate and then host one! A blogging party sounds cool.
You’re welcome to join in mine – it’s still open… Everyone can host a party – just invite your followers! It’s a blast!
Susie, it was great! I always look forward to Sunday Blog Share! Already put mine up today!
I saw! Thanks so much – I’m really pleased you enjoyed it!
I so wanted to join yesterday, but am so busy and tired. I’m glad it was such a success. Wow. 🙂
Thanks Jackie! I have left it open so if you want to go across, leave a link and catch up with other blogs you’re more than welcome… I had no idea how busy it would be – people are still leaving links now!
I will do that. Thanks Suzie. It’s great it’s such a success!
Thanks so much for being such an amazing hostess – I ‘met’ so many fantastic blogs, and got lots of traffic my way, too. You are awesome!
That’s great – I’ve had so much brilliant feedback! Thanks!
I’m sorry I missed the party, but glad it went so well! Happy Blogiversary!!!
Thanks very much my lovely – it’s still open if you want to join in, there are lots of people still leaving links. Then, they can love your blog as much as I do!
It was a fab party and I met so many interesting people. Thanks again!
Thanks Steve – you were amazing – a one man blogging machine haha!
Just wait until our follow up party. It will be even better an people will never have seen anything like it before. Get prepared people!
Again, I just have to say what a great idea and congratulations on your blogiversary. I hope someday I’ll be able to generate a following worthy of a blog party!
Brandy from Brandy’s Bustlings
Thanks Brandy! It’s still open if you want to participate – there are still links being shared now! I’m planning on another one in the summer, so you could join in that one too if you like?
Your blog party was the first one I ever signed on to. I thought is would be pretty much a shot in the dark, as I blog from the event horizon of the black hole of oblivion, but I hit near a record no. of visits yesterday. Unbelievable! I may put this down in my “Cat Report”!
That is awesome! I’ve had so much amazing feedback – so pleased you were able to meet new people!
I’m having a Blog party hangover too. And still square eyes and a headache. But the party was so great, I couldn’t stop reading all the posts.Thank you for your perseverance! And I hope that you will host another blog party soon 🙂 But first, take a rest 🙂
You were totally fantastic – I think you commented on more posts than anyone else! No wonder you’re tired! Thanks so much!
You’re welcome! I had so much fun, it was a great party! Next time when you host a party or something similar, send me a message, I can tune in and assist. 🙂 Have a nice week, and thanks for the hosting!
Congrats on a successful party!
Thanks so much Deb – it was astounding how many people took part!
Oh no I forgot!!!!!
That’s ok! It’s still going on so if you want to hop on over and leave your link I’m sure you’ll find lots of blogs to follow!
I think I did already
I missed the party! But I’ve been meaning to join in one of your Sunday shares. Congrats on 2 years of blogging! xoxo
Thanks very much Samara. The party is still going on and #SundayBlogShare is on every week – you’re welcome to join in both!
🌷😊I am so please on the bloging party I wrote a thank you blog on my site. Included are old family pictures taken the 1920 – 40s. Scenic picture and Kato. 🐈
http://idahobluebird50.wordpress.com/ Susie’s Blog Party
Thank you very much!
I enjoyed doing it. I ow you an apology for spelling your name wrong.🌈😊
I guess it’s time to thank the hostess. 🙂 Thank you, Suzie for party, I did find great bloggers to follow!
Thanks very much – that’s great! And you’re very welcome – I had a blast!
Thanks again for the party, it was great fun and certainly improved my stats over a few hours. Congrats!
That’s brilliant – so glad you had a good time!
Thanks very much! So glad you enjoyed it!
Happy anniversary !! We are a month apart 🙂
Thank you! Congrats!
Your energy is clearly indefatigable, Suzie. Great party! Enjoyed it. The beauty of a blog party is that it can keep on going and going and going as long as the links are there.
Absolutely – thanks Jann! It’s still going now haha!
Suzie each time I read your blog you inspire me deeply, you have got some mad skills lady!!
What a lovely thing to say! Thank you very much!
Yay! I’m glad you left it open because I was planning on participating, but forgot. Saturday was my man’s VERY LONG day at work and I went into survival mode. Anyway- I’m glad I can still link up.
Thanks very much! It’s been a few days so i’m off over there again to visit some more of the blogs that have been left! Thanks for participating!
Congrats on the two year anniversary. 🙂