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Posted 3/14/2013 by SDeven in General Scrappin'
 

SDeven
Love Letters Pea

PeaNut 65,852
January 2003
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Posted: 3/14/2013 9:23:29 AM
I am not a fan of blog hops. A post with 76 links feels overwhelming. I tend to just leave.

I do like posts w a mr. Linky section at the end of the post that has a preview picture.

What do you like or not like?







BEF2008
AncestralPea

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January 2005
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Posted: 3/14/2013 9:26:24 AM
It's pretty rare that I will follow a blog hop all the way through and all those links at the bottom get scrolled past by me. (The photo has to have something that REALLY jumps out at me for it to make me stop.)

Scrapn Nana
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August 2006
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Posted: 3/14/2013 9:44:17 AM
I don't do blog hops. I tried one or two and got tired of jumping from blog to blog.

I do like it if a blog post has a pertinent link. For example, if they used a template for something they created that was really cute, and they include the link to the template. I really appreciate that.


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shawnlyn72
PeaNut

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June 2011
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Posted: 3/14/2013 9:52:36 AM
I'll do them once in awhile if they are small (no more than 10-15) AND there is some rhyme or reason...all using a certain product or something.

Xanthippe
BucketHead

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January 2006
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Loc: Texas!

Posted: 3/14/2013 10:02:21 AM
I like blog hops, but I prefer them to have ten or less links.

salt-of-the-earth
PeaFixture

PeaNut 65,350
January 2003
Posts: 3,918
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Loc: Florida

Posted: 3/14/2013 10:14:10 AM
I love blog hops and have won some great prizes!






emilymae8
BucketHead

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December 2011
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Posted: 3/14/2013 10:54:43 AM
I don't tend to do blog hops. I don't like that sometimes the links don't go to the specific post, so if I'm hopping a day or two later, I have to search for it. I also just don't like having to click each one and specifically choose "open in new tab" because most of the time they open automatically in new windows, and I am a one-window-only kind of girl. So unless the giveaway is really great, I usually just don't bother.


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StuckOnPeas

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August 2012
Posts: 2,663
Layouts: 0
Loc: Florida

Posted: 3/14/2013 11:00:36 AM
I 2 peas blog hop. I have only done 1, but it was so much fun.
I really only like blogs that get sent to me by email, other wise I really dont have the time or the brain power to check them.



melanell
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

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January 2002
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Posted: 3/14/2013 11:10:17 AM
I very rarely do blog hops, and when I do I am only willing to do a few links.

I doc heck out the links (with photos!) at the end of a blog post, and if they are interesting to me I do click on them.



rukristin
PeaNut

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January 2008
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Loc: North Jersey

Posted: 3/14/2013 11:13:18 AM
Small blog hops are great. Especially when everyone is on board and coordinated. I don't like when they get out of hand.



Janna_Werner
BucketHead

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December 2011
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Loc: Oldenburg, Germany

Posted: 3/14/2013 11:16:46 AM
I like hops, but I agree that more than 20 is a bit too much.



biochemipea
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November 2003
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Loc: Ontario, Canada

Posted: 3/14/2013 11:25:35 AM
I like small blog hops. I just click to open each one in a new tab, then I can go and check out each blog when I have time.

I don't like blogs with really busy sidebars, especially if they have two, one on each side. And I know a lot of bloggers made good money with ads but I have a hard time reading blogs that have flashing/rotating ads.. and lately I've seen several that have ads above and below the top title/image bar, and then more on the side.







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paperkraftD
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February 2008
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Loc: San Diego, CA

Posted: 3/14/2013 11:27:52 AM
I've done and enjoyed blog hops, but I have to be in the mood & have plenty of time.

What I don't like is constantly being re-directed to people's blogs to see projects. If you're posting here or on another MB and you want to share, post the picture. My internet connection is so slow, it just takes forever and I lose interest. Now, if you're giving away a download or having a drawing -- that's a legit reason to hop on over to someone's blog IMHO


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FurryPea
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Posted: 3/14/2013 7:22:19 PM

I like hops, but I agree that more than 20 is a bit too much.



Wow you have the patience of a saint. I would not hop to anywhere close to 20 links. Maybe 10 max, but on most days it is whichever name stands out to me the loudest, so probably only 6.

I do like the preview links (the ones for link parties).... that way I can only open what I really want to check out.


Scrapminnie
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Posted: 3/15/2013 12:51:36 AM
I like small blog hops and have been pretty lucky to win on occasion. But sometimes they are so long, it's ridiculous. Even 10 is overwhelming. I would much prefer 5 as a max. With 5 max it's quick and simple and chances are I would spend more time visiting each site. And isn't that the point of blog hops, to get us to not only visit BUT to also spend time checking out your sites? So then why must they be sooooooo long?!


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aerynkelly13
PeaFixture

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November 2004
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Posted: 3/15/2013 2:31:51 AM
I only participate in blog hops because it's for a DT. I'm not a fan... neither is my DT coordinator. Mostly I don't bother to do the whole thing. I feel bad, cos when I'm in them I want people to visit, but I know how annoying they are, lol!


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StuckOnPeas

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October 2012
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Posted: 3/15/2013 7:27:29 AM
I'm tired of most blogs in general. Blog hops, giveaways, and lots of advertising has become the norm. Pinterest works better for me.

writermom1
Thrift Whisperer

PeaNut 114,407
November 2003
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Layouts: 66
Loc: At the intersection of Hooterville and Stars Hollow

Posted: 3/15/2013 7:48:25 AM
Agree.

Unfortunately I think blogging has reached the natural saturation tipping point. The choices are endless - yet somehow the same. Readers are jaded.




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summerbellies
Drama Pea

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February 2003
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Loc: Pea-ing from Orlando, Fl.

Posted: 3/15/2013 8:12:43 AM
I don't do them because it's nearly impossible to blog hop on the iPhone.


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Mary Jo R
U2 Pea

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February 2004
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Loc: Missouri

Posted: 3/15/2013 10:06:34 AM
It just depends on the blog hop for me


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anmolhai
AncestralPea

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June 2002
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Layouts: 71
Loc: Canada

Posted: 3/15/2013 10:19:21 AM
I don't like blog hops , too many links & takes too much time. If there is a link party at the end of the post with pictures of the projects than I will go to the links which attracts me.


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neeka27
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 40,655
June 2002
Posts: 2,874
Layouts: 237
Loc: Dreaming of England

Posted: 3/15/2013 11:41:42 AM
I always just sit and click the mouse wheel to open every blog in a new window so i can quickly give a look to if I'm interested if not I close the window. Easy and quick.



Lisa Swift
To Pea or Not to Pea

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March 2002
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Posted: 3/15/2013 11:51:00 AM
It depends on the blog hop. If it is for a manufacturer I like, I would participate if there were 8 or less stops.


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Posted: 3/15/2013 12:38:13 PM

More than 4-5 hops and you've lost me!
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