Blogger’s Pit Stop #17

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The Blogger's Pit Stop

Friday 1st April 2016

Blogger’s Pit Stop #17 – Welcome

Blogger’s Pit Stop is open from 9 pm ET(US Thur) 11 am(AUS Friday) and Closes 3 am Monday ET(US) 5 pm(AUS)

Not failed Blogger's Pit StopGordon B. Hinckley


Congratulations to the Bloggers who have learned the value of engagement.


Last week’s challenge: To increase the clicks, from under half (1/2) a click, to two (2) clicks per post.

How did we do? We raised the click rate to 1.5 clicks per post. A very good increase.

This week’s challenge: is to increase this from the average of 1.5, to two (2) clicks per post.

We are aiming to build a community who is not afraid to promote another blogger, we give and we benefit. To be a blogger who just takes without giving is not who we are. We want to build greatness and that is not done by people who just take.

Look at the Blogging gurus, sure they take, but not before they have given and given lots. I may be tempted to say that they are giving out of their ‘abundance’. While this may be true, I could almost guarantee that their careers were built on the principle of giving before you get.

I had two unsubscribes after last week’s Pit Stop, I always feel a little pang when that happens, but then they probably were not a good fit for this group. We know we can’t build greatness with an ‘illusive silver bullet’, we know hard work and consistency are involved. Even when we get that overwhelming traffic increase that is so awesome, it fades away to nothing without a solid foundation to keep it boosted. We are working on developing that solid foundation.


The Pit Stop Crew are bloggers who collectively have significant blogging experience. We don’t know it all! We are willing to step out and try new things, to think outside the box. If something does not work we move on to more innovative solutions. All the way we are learning and going forward. Each week you will find constructive posts that relate to Blogging. We hope you will glean information to assist you to re-charge your blogging battery, or to fill up with motivation fuel, help to change a tire, find a higher gear, or reset your GPS.

Bring your posts, they can be on any subject that is family friendly –

Affiliate links within content posts are OK. (Exceptions: No direct sales or shops.) Giveaways must have a content post.

Dear bloggers, you are the reason we are here, and we are super excited to open up to you the benefits of joining the Blogger’s Pit Stop.

Meet Our Pit Stop Crew

Crew Blogger's Pit Stop

Kathleen from Lifestyle Building Blocks: She finds it both humbling and satisfying to write posts and to have bloggers express their appreciation for the help and guidance gleaned from her insight. Kathleen loves the blogger’s lifestyle, thinking outside the box and to keep learning. She is presently studying Professional Editing and Proofreading.

Kathleen/Blog / Facebook /Google+ / Twitter /Pinterest / StumbleUpon /

Janice from Mostly Blogging: Janice loves writing, and meeting people from all over the globe who are like-minded and supportive. The thrill and validation she gets when bloggers tell of how she has helped them with their blogging are unparalleled. Her posts are thorough and beneficial to her many readers who are building their own blogs.

Janice/Blog / Facebook / Google+ /Twitter /Pinterest / StumbleUpon / Instagram /

Debbie & Julie

Debbie from Coach Debbie Runs: Debbie has spent many years blogging, designing, and building social media accounts. With all that valuable experience she felt that she wanted to share her love of blogging as well as her knowledge. Her site offers easy to follow tips and advice to build your own blog and become successful as a blogger.

Debbie / Blog / Facebook / Google+ /Twitter /Pinterest / StumbleUpon /

Julie is the wife of Pauli and the mom of two beautiful children. As a family, they have worked hard for the lifestyle that they now enjoy. They have a successful online business, they are entrepreneurs who teach, train, coach and are mentors of their strategies to make more money more easily. Julie has two blogs, one for online coaching and one for their Niche Travel Hub.

Julie/ Blog1 / Blog2 / Facebook / Google + / Twitter / Pinterest / Stumble Upon / Youtube / Linkedin / Instagram /

Blogger’s Pit Stop uses Inlinkz to make your experience smoother and quicker.

You won’t need a lot of rules, we do have some suggestions for you –

  1. First time here, it will help you to read the Welcome post in the Linky, which explains the Blogger’s Pitt Stop rationale.

2. Visit some other bloggers, you may want to comment and then leave from another page.

3. Take advantage to follow/like the Pit Stop Crew, they will follow you back. Now when you visit other bloggers why not follow/like them too, if after a week they have not followed back, go and unfollow/unlike them. Take every opportunity to grow.

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Put our beautiful banner on your site. If you have been FEATURED take the awesome Featured one too.

Click on the Banner to get your code:-


Winner Banner

Top Notice BoardWelcome to Blogger’s Pit Stop

Let’s practice engagement

Check the Resources

Blogging – Personal Finances – General Health Topics

Make use of these resources at any time 24/7

Bottom Notice Board

Could we please have a drum roll to reveal the FEATURES from last week


Grab your awesome FEATURED banner

The Pit Stop Crew chose these FEATURE posts


You will love the fun of this video by GiGi, Healthy Snack Food Test.

Family Vacations by Melissa– The best way to get a real holiday. See Julie to talk holidays.

What to do with litter by Lisa

It is Friday, but Sunday is coming by Leanne. Watch this little video.

These FEATURES were the most clicked last week

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You can join the Blogger’s Pit Stop (Add a Post to the Linky and put our banner on your site) take every advantage to grow from the help, motivation and the tune up we are working to deliver. By joining the Blogger’s Pit Stop, you signify permission to share your posts and images here and on social media. If you entered an email address into the Linky you indicate permission to send you an email reminder when our next rally is LIVE.
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time to show us what you have got –

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Join us on Friday 8th April, 2016 to see what we have for you.

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  1. Gary Jefferies at 12:14 am

    Giving not taking…extraordinary concept considering my energy company has loads of handy tips to save energy use…trouble with that is they out their prices up so I am, in fact, now paying more for less. They claim to be doing me and the planet a favour. I call it Trojan horse advertising. I give they take but they try and make me feel better about it; except I don’t and call them robbing, thieving £&@!?4:/s

    Blogging is cool though…you comment and someone is usually nice and friendly…alas energy spin has me fighting logic thinking where’s the catch? But…there isn’t one…people here are cool…and that’s just unnatural lol

    Hmm, only came here to say nice work Janice and granted I’ve not been here long but I’ve met some neat people from your various posts….very very neat people ?

    • Janice Wald at 3:19 pm

      Hi Gary,
      Thanks for visiting the Pit Stop on Thursday.
      To paraphrase, you wrote “people here are cool… how unnatural, LOL. People here are …neat.” (Can I use direct quote if I am paraphrasing? ) At any rate, I will be the first one to agree that the MostlyBlogging community is amazing. Am I biased? Absolutely, but they really are amazing.
      Your comments make me want to send you articles I’ve written before we met.
      1. You might enjoy this one on whether bloggers are competitive or cooperative with each other.
      2. You used the word “chuffed” when writing me this week I think on the Meet and Greet. You are the second person to use the word when writing me this week, but I still haven’t had time to look it up! I am guessing from the context it means “embarrassed.”
      Would you like to see my post on whether bloggers should use cultural idioms when they right? I took both a pro and con approach, and the commenters took sides. If you are interested, read the comments– intriguing.
      Thank you for the nice comments and the compliments on our community. I am definitely proud of what we have built.
      Janice Wald recently posted…How to Save Time Blogging with a Virtual AssistantMy Profile

      • Gary Jefferies at 3:33 am

        Indeed you can use quotes. The use of … inside is to infer inclusion of all the words between the words either side de facto without writing them.

        Chuffed is an informal (British) adjective that means very pleased….definitely not embarrassed ?

        You should be proud too. Joking aside I’ve linked with a few people, including yourself, that are pretty awesome. If half of you all lived in my village them it would be pretty close to the best community one could wish for !!!

        I can, however, settle for knowing you all here instead ?

        I’ll have a look at that link in a moment too. Thanks for the reply and I trust your emails are now under control…other post reference there on an app I shall download after clearing the backlog of tumble weed ?

        • Janice Wald at 12:54 pm

          Tumbleweed– funny but certainly applicable.
          I didn’t know where you lived but I knew it wasn’t America. I’ve already shared I’m in California. Where are you, a British village?
          I teach British history. I am a fan. I was actually in London last summer. We cruised the British Isles.
          Glad I asked about “chuffed”. Sorry I didn’t have time to Google it. Blogging, grading, and family life definitely keeps one busy.
          I think you are pretty awesome too (all joking aside). You have been a friend to me. (I know you know what I am referencing.) I am grateful for my friends as we all should be.
          I may not be in your British village, but I am in your international village.
          Off to find and read your idiot, I mean, idiom comment. =)
          Janice Wald recently posted…How to Make Sure You Never Suffer from Email Overwhelm AgainMy Profile

  2. LuAnn Braley at 6:14 am

    Ack! I almost forgot to comment here! Bad blogger! (j/k)

    Working my way through following the hosts and I’ve visited a couple of other folks on the list. Trying to remember to leave the blog from a different page. Doing better at that this week. Yay me!

    Loved your quote at the top. Without a spirit like that, I don’t think I ever would have ‘trod the boards’.

  3. Janice Wald at 3:22 pm

    Hi LuAnn,
    Great to see you here at Blogger’s Pit Stop. Kathleen has done a great job of organizing it and getting engagement.
    She has suggested each of the hosts (hostesses?) take turns at introducing the Pit Stop each week. Thanks for the kind words about Kathleen’s opening. Your comments may inspire me to try to reach her caliber of inspiring engagement.
    Janice Wald recently posted…How to Save Time Blogging with a Virtual AssistantMy Profile

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