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Friday, August 26, 2011

Big Party One Week from Today: Woo Hoo!!

Next Friday begins the weekend of Labor Day BLOG BBQ fun and food! So get your backyards blogs weeded and tidied up and ready for new followers visitors!

Last year it was huge. People went blog-hopping like crazy and many added 50 followers in a day. Some of the new people I met have become must-read regulars on my schedule.

I'll post about the details next week before the event. It's really so easy, nothing to sign up for, and you can pop in for as little or as long as you like. My kind of party!

Meanwhile, take a look at these three delightful blogs I discovered last year through the Blog BBQ.

Eddie Bluelights, Clouds and Silvery Linings

Cajun Delights 

Wanna Buy a Duck

I remember them in particular because Eddie's comments kept going to spam, but he refused to give up. And who can forget Marguerite and her wonderful Cajun recipes? And then there is Manzanita is in her 80's her 80's! who writes a blog titled Wanna Buy a Duck; I adore her.

Looking forward to next weekend!


28 comments:

  1. Hey Karen these sound great, I'll take a look at them. Can't wait for details of the Hop, I've no clue what labor day is but I look forward to celebrating it....LOL

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  2. I love BBQ and lasts years was a blast! The duck is an awesome woman, isn't she?!
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  3. Manzanita is beautiful, isn't she!?!? Yay!!!

    Take care
    x

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  4. That was a year ago? Wow, time has flown by!

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  5. Hi Karen .. looking forward to it very much. I bow to Manzanita holding more than her own in her 80s .. Eddie I must visit and Cajun recipes .. I'm on way over - cheers and see you all next week ..Hilary

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  6. Manzanita is in her 80's - really? I had no idea. How cool is that.
    Karen

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  7. It will be huge! Think I'm seving zombie...

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  8. Yay! Can't wait for the party! :)

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  9. Is that next weekend? Can I serve a side-dish of LOL Cats?

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  10. Sounds exhausting. But it should be fun!

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  11. I remember last year's party, that's when I became your follower!
    Food was delish too, salivating thinking about it!!

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  12. Oh man, I'm going to be on a plane and in a car for most of Labor day! Hopefully I'll still be able to catch some of the fun.

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  13. Oooo, another BBQ! I enjoyed it last time. Who says summer is over?

    I was thinking of doing my haunting again around Halloween. It's fun to get bloggers to meet one another.

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  14. Sounds like fun. I'll make sure I'm around. Never could resist a good BBQ!

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  15. I do believe that is how we met here in Blog Land!

    I've made myself a reminder to mention this on my blog next week!

    :-D

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  16. Why thank you kind lady, for your very generous compliment! What a pleasant surprise - I am highly honoured and to be numbered with my good friend Marguerite at Cajun Delights as well. I will endeavour this year not to be trapped in your spam trps - perhaps the knomes in cyberspace think BBQ spam on toast is my speciality LOL. I shall try to come up with something special which does not end up as a heap of burnt charcoal LOL. Cheers ~ Eddie

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  17. Looking forward to it. I too love visiting Manzanita's blog. She's a real character. I've not yet met the other two but I'll pop over to see them now.

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  18. It was great last time and I expect it to be awesome again this time. :)

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  19. I love Wanna Buy a Duck! Looking forward to enjoying more blogs this year!!

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  20. Thanks so much for the kind mention! I'll be here with bells on and a few Cajun delights! :)

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  21. Ooooohhhh! Your BBQ's the best in Blogville! See ya Friday!

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  22. really looking forward to the bbq! and if i havent said this before: great blog!!
    (and thanks for adding me to your blogroll!)

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  23. That's exactly how I found you-- from over at Kat Magendie's blog. Hoping to find some new folks to read up on since many from when I was regularly blogging before have since dropped off the radar!

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