Blogger Meet and Greet: New Year’s Party

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#Bloggers: Come to the New Year's Blog Party

Welcome to Our New Year’s Party!

I hope you all had a wonderful end to 2016.

At today’s Meet and Greet, we are having champagne. A long-standing tradition is to use champagne to toast the new year.

In the comments section, you are encouraged to self-promote.

Introduce your blog to the other guests at the party. Tell the readers about your blog, and post a link to your favorite post, a recent post, your About page, your blog link, or anything you like.

If you are not already following Mostly Blogging, I like new subscribers too.

Note: At other Meet and Greets, guests return and leave different links to articles in different comment boxes. You are welcome to return as often as you like and leave links.

I am hoping others will be able to find new blogs to read and new bloggers to connect with.

Guests, if you think others would enjoy the networking opportunities at our New Year’s Meet and Greet, please share on your social media. The more guests at the party, the more networking opportunities for all of us.

If you get a chance to promote the link to this party on your site, that would also be much appreciated since it would help make others aware of this blog party.

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    • Janice Wald

      Hi Amy,
      Thanks for coming to my New Year’s blog party on Saturday.
      I like surveys too. I recently surveyed’s users about the site for an upcoming blog post.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kevin,
      Great to see you at my blog party on Saturday. Thanks for coming and happy new year to you.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jenny,
      Lots of love and positivity back to you! It was great to see you at my New Year’s blog party. I hope you had a nice holiday season. Happy New Year.

    • Nicole Bressler

      I really enjoyed your post, Jenny! Thanks for sharing– I’m right there with you, it starts with ourselves!!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ellen,
      Thanks for coming to my blog party over the weekend. Did you know I’m a medieval times history teacher? Happy New Year to you! Looking forward to seeing you in the coming year.

      • Ellen Hawley

        I did at one point but had managed to forget. (I can barely keep up with my own life, never mind anyone else’s.) That seems–at least from the outside–like such a rich period to teach.

  1. Lisa Pomerantz

    Happy Healthy New Year to all! I hope 2017 will treat us all well, despite my political trepidations! I write as therapy and my readers are all granted an honoroary degree in psychology. Hey, it’s cheaper than the real thing, I have met really wonderful, kind people, and my insurance bill doesn’t go up! I write mostly about my family, the Mrs. and me, Big and Little, and our dog Gatsby. Sprinkle in a rant or thirty, some strong opines and hopefully a lot of humor. If we are not laughing, we are crying… My blog can be found at: and I do hope to meet up with you soon!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lisa,
      As you know, I understand your concerns for the new year. I am glad we are friends and going through this journey called life in the blogosphere together. We’ll reassess at the end of ’17. Thanks for joining us at my party over the weekend.

  2. John T. M. Herres

    Happy New Year, one and all!
    This is a great opportunity! Thanks, Janice!
    As I am in process of making a post, and I still have to get some words in my story done, I don’t have much time.
    I’ll give the link to my website
    as well as the blog for my Barbarian story where you can see excerpts of that novel-in-the-making
    and the blog for my Sci-Fi WIP
    Here’s wishing everyone has a much better 2017! I hope most will be able to get things accomplished this year that have proven to be too difficult in the past. Just remember; the past has passed. What you do in the future is all up to you! Unless, of course, you already have plans or commitments. 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi John,
      Thanks for coming to my blog party over the weekend and telling us about your philosophy on life and about your blog. Happy New Year to you.

  3. Sasha

    Happy new year everyone!hope you all should have great year ahead!I would lije to thanks Janice for the opportunity to introduce myself and meet you all here . I’m Sasha and here’s my blog’s link , it’s all about motivational thoughts and inspirational stories..I recently started second blog.. , it’s on arts and artists!I would be glad if you visit my blogs ?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sasha,
      Pleased to meet you. I am always happy to host. We have these blog parties several times a month. Thanks for coming and telling us about your blogs. Hope to see you again in the future.

    • Janice Wald

      HI Donna,
      Great to see you at my blog party. Thanks for coming! You are quite the gracious guest. As you know, it’s always my pleasure to host.

  4. Aneesha

    Good morning lovelies and Happy New Years!
    Let’s cheers to 2017 for success, happiness, self love and growth!

    If you want to pursue a positive life with encouraging post and affirmations!

    Check out my blog at


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Aneesha,
      Thanks for coming to my party on Saturday and telling us about your blog. I bet you provide support to many people that need positive affirmations at your site.

    • Janice Wald

      You too! You came in as anonymous at my blog party, but thank you!

    • Janice Wald

      Hey Maja!
      Great to see you! Thank you for coming and telling us about your blog. Are you still in Ireland? I think I remember you move there from Norway.
      Thank you for coming to my party.

      • Maja Asgautsen

        Hi Janice,
        I am still in Norway. I never moved from here, but as my boyfriend is Irish we do go over there to visit friends and family.
        Thank you for inviting me to your lovely party!

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Maja,
          I see now. Thanks for clarifying for me. I knew I’d heard about Ireland somewhere.

  5. Daniela Anderson

    Happy New Year! Have a fabulous 2017!
    I am the blogger behind My Gorgeous Recipes, where l share quick and easy recipes that anyone could follow.
    And because one popular New Year Resolution seems to be a healthier January, l’m sharing 15 healthy and delicious recipes to get you fit.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Daniela,
      I know many people whose goal it is to slim down in 2017. Thank you for coming and telling us about your blog.

  6. Donna

    Hi, Janice – Thanks for hosting this New Year’s Party! I just read through each of the above comments and I can’t wait to dig into each blog. Today seems like a perfect day to stay in my PJs, grab a pot of coffee and explore some new blogs.
    Today marks my one-year blogiversary. I blog about my adventures, discoveries, and reflections as I transition into retirement. As I am a self-professed ‘research nerd,’ many posts include stats and fact-finding that I have explored along the way. So far, my most popular posts have been about family, travel, self-discovery, trying new things and ‘ah ha’ moments.
    Hoping to have you stop by. The coffee’s on!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Donna,
      Congratulations on your one year blogversary. I am also a research nerd and also blog about statistics. I was a sociology major, maybe that’s why I love stats. We seem to have much in common since I also love coffee :-)!
      Thanks for coming to my party.

  7. Shelly

    Hi, I’m Shelly, and I’m the voice behind “There’s No Place Like Home,” where I write about homeschooling, family life, and occasionally rant about public school. Here are the links to my blog and two of my most popular posts:

  8. Terri Webster Schrandt

    Happy New Year! Many thanks to Janice for hosting the party! My name is Terri. I do a little writing, some photography and attempt to educate people about leisure one blog post at a time. If you are looking to add more leisure time into your busy life, I think you will find my blog a refreshing change! I also have a link-up going on now called Seasonal Sensations. Winter Wonders is the current theme. Come check it out!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Terri!
      Great to see you here! You have also had some amazing blogging tips if I recall correctly. Thanks for coming to my party. Looking forward to seeing you in the new year.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Olivia,
      It is always my pleasure to host. Thank you for coming to my party and telling us about your blog. Happy new year!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Charles!
      Great to see you! Thank you for coming to my party and happy new year to you.

  9. Gary Jefferies

    From Facebook blogger group to here….Happy New Year Janice….celebrations of last night were kept under control and all is well today! I trust you had a wonderful start to your year….oh, left feedback for your book on GoodReads too. Pretty much the same as on, but new audience!

    My ambitions are to review my social media methods this year and get a handle on networking better.

    My blog is here for anyone wishing to connect

    By years end I am aiming to publish novels that have sat in a slush pile of procrastinating too long.

    Happy New Year to all

    • Janice Wald

      You, too, Gary!! I can’t wait to check out what you wrote on Goodreads. Thank you for coming to my party.

  10. Victoria Fisher-Cuthbert

    Happy New Year! I haven’t been blogging in a while. New year and I’m working on two brand new posts right now.
    My blog is:
    Hope to own my domain this year.
    I wish everyone a successful full year of blogging!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Victoria,
      I’ve been self-hosted for a year and a half, and I am very happy. I wish you a successful year of blogging as well.

  11. Lee MacArthur

    Happy New Year everyone. Due to weather issues, I’m stuck in a small town which is pretty much closed due to being New Year’s day. I made three resolutions, two of them are about writing a bit more for one site and the other is to use Stumble upon more than last year. I’m Lee and I live in the middle of the Bush of Alaska. My blog deals with anything that strikes my fancy. This one is about meeting your resolutions. .

    I hope everyone has a great year.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lee,
      I’m a big fan of StumbleUpon. Good luck with it. I can’t image being in Alaska in the winter. It sure is beautiful in the summer. I’ve been there often. Thanks for coming to my party over the weekend.

  12. John Doe

    Thank you for finding the time even on New Year’s Day the host or meet and greet I’m sure everybody really appreciate it

  13. LuAnn Braley

    Hi all, LuAnn here. I blog at Back Porchervations, which means observations made on a back porch. That’s the great thing about making up words, is you get to decide what they mean as well! *lol*

    I blog mostly about books, with maybe a little writing thrown in here and there. My two favorite genres are cozy mysteries and historical fiction. Stop by and let me know what kind of books you like to read!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi LuAnn!
      Thank you so much for sharing my blog party! I’ve been getting traffic from your site! Thank you and Happy New Year!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi LuAnn,
      Thank you again for linking to my party and bringing people here on Sunday and Monday. So great to see you. Thanks for coming and telling us about your blog. Happy New Year. Thanks for all your support in 2016.

  14. Janis

    Happy New Year everyone! My blog,, is mostly focused on living in my post-work world (lifestyle, travel, staying busy, connections; not financial), but just about anything could become subject matter for a post.

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to discover other blogs and to introduce my own! My recent New Year Resolution post was a bit tongue-in-cheek, but serious too. – Janis

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Janis,
      My name is Janice too, but spelling Janice.
      It’s always my pleasure to host. We have these parties several times a month. Welcome!

  15. Janis

    Janis here again. For some reason, the link to my post didn’t appear… let’s try this again.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Janis,
      No worries– both comments appeared on the post for the party!

  16. Christina

    Happy New Year to all of you! I hope to slowly get to know you all and share in the blogging experience with everyone. I’m a fairly new blogger who is very excited to make my blog a success. is where I’m at. Please check it out when you can!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Christina,
      You’ve come to the right place– I help new bloggers here. Congratulations on starting your blog recently. Thanks for coming and telling us about it.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Marina,
      Great to see you at my party over the weekend. Thanks for coming and bringing a drink and some noise makers =).
      Happy New Year, Marina!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sandy,
      Thanks for coming to my blog party over the weekend. It took me a while to start writing longer posts, I recall. Feel better and happy new year.

  17. Ryan Biddulph

    Hi Janice,

    Always happy to spread the word with a Retweet 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ryan!
      How kind of you to reblog my party! Thank you!
      I was honored to be in the same expert interview with you– the 57 link building tips from experts. Happy New Year to you!

  18. Duffy

    Hi everyone! I’m and I review books and movies as well as sharing any wordy, nerdy stuff! My goal for 2017 is to drive traffic to my blog and hopefully monetize it too!

    Hope all your blogging dreams come true in 2017!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Duffy,
      Thanks for coming to my blog party on Sunday. Helping bloggers drive traffic to their blogs and then monetize is what I do at Mostly Blogging. I have a post on that very topic coming out in just over an hour. Consider subscribing so you’re kept apprised of my articles.
      I almost became a movie blogger but I write about blogging tips now.

  19. Kristen

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2016 meant I not only met awesome new bloggers (YOU) and communities of survivors, but I reached *10,000* people this past year via my blog!!! 10,000 viewers! Here’s hoping 2017 continues for us to reach out and help others. The best part is getting letters from people saying “Hey that post saved my life today” or “Thank you for posting that suicide hotline yesterday” 🙂 <3 Thank you everyone for helping with my blog about my healing journey get more reach. I am sure some of these thank you notes should be directed to many of you as well, because without the reach maybe that note wouldn't have been written and a sad ending to their story would have taken its place.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kristin,
      Nice to meet you. You sound like you have a great personality. Thanks for sharing how rewarding blogging has been for you. Congratulations on 10,000 viewers.

  20. Robin Maisel

    Hey everyone! I’m just getting into blogging seriously, and still working to find my “niche”. I write about family, our kids, saving money, earning money.. really a little of this and that for right now. My most recent is a post on Amazon. My goals for this year is increasing traffic, following and starting to monetize. I look forward to looking through all these blogs and being entertained as well as learning from you all!
    Constructive criticism and suggestions are always welcome.

  21. John Doe

    Thank you for finding the time even on New Year’s Day the host or meet and greet I’m sure everybody really appreciate it. 2017is a great year for you

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Trace,
      Here’s to a creative year for all of us. Thanks for coming to my blog party.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jay!
      Great to see you here! Thanks for coming!
      Everybody, I’ve been to Jay’s blog party. He really does have 350 guests!

  22. Natalie

    Happy new year! I blog about relationships, fitness, and just life in general. Check it out at I look forward to discovering some new blogs. Happy writing!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Natalie,
      Thanks for coming to my blog party. Happy New Year to you. I love your blog name and the word play with “Peace”. Happy writing to you too.

  23. Lois Hoffman

    Happy New Year!

    My goal is to help more bloggers become authors this year! I worked with Janice on her new book, An Insider’s Guide to Building a Successful Blog. She is experiencing great things and I’m really excited for her!

    I want to work with you to bring YOUR book to life, too!

    To help you get started here are writing resolutions for the new year. While you’re there, check out the Free Writing Resources.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share, Janice. Keep up the great work in the new year!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lois,
      Thanks for coming to my blog party.
      I can attest. Lois is the best publisher. You will be in great hands with Lois. She will take you to great places. Even if you’re still contemplating writing an ebook… use her!

  24. Patrick Weseman

    Just hoping to continue to experience more things in life and be able to share them. Just being simple like that.

    Happy New Year to all from Adventures in Weseland at

    Hope everyone has a great 2017.

    • Janice Wald

      HI Patrick,
      Thanks for coming to my blog party. I hope you have a great 2017 too.

  25. LaShon Renee

    I’ve never been to a blog party before. Thanks for the invite!! What a great way to get to know other bloggers.

    My name is LaShon Renee and I’m a lifestyle blogger over at For the Love of Curls. My latest blog post explores 7 practical steps to take to overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed. I hope you enjoy!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi LaShon,
      I am honored to be your first blog party hostess. Thank you for coming and telling us about your blog.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Hemangini,
      Thanks for checking out my site and coming to my New Year’s blog party. I wish you a good new year and much success as well.

  26. Nicole Bressler

    This is awesome! So glad that I found your blog party through another link up! My blog is over at I write about beholding life through blessings (both good and bad) and incorporate lots of my photography throughout posts telling the story of our own blessings! Come visit and let me know you stopped by– all are welcomed!!

  27. Emma

    Thank you very much for introducing the new year brand. Every year i invite the friends and family members to the party. Now i am going to the market to buy this brand!

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