Labor Day Meet and Greet

By: | September 3, 2016 | Tags: , , , |

#Bloggers network and expand their readershp at the blog party

Welcome to Our Labor Day Blog Party!

Happy Labor Day to those of you in the United States! Labor Day traditionally is accompanied by a break from work. Let’s take a break and party!

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.

At today’s blog party, we are having cake. Enjoy the cake and the networking.

Note: At other Meet and Greets, guests are encouraged to 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 Labor Day Meet and Greet, please share on your social media and blogs.  The more guests at the party, the more networking opportunities for all of us.

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    • Olivia Morris

      Shared you post on Google + and twitter, I did not know that much about culverts and never gave them much thought. Thanks for the wake up call.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Matt!
      Great to see you at my weekend blog party. Thanks again for all your support on Twitter. I appreciate you sharing my articles. Thanks for coming to my party.

  1. Brooke

    Happy Labor Day to you all in USA today, we are on a normal weekend here in Spain. But the sun is still shinning, pop over and have a look, have a great weekend
    Looking forward to meeting you

  2. Gary Jefferies

    Happy Labor (labour??) day and thanks for the e-mail letting me know about this meet and greet party!

    Last we spoke you were just back off the cruise which seems an aweful long time ago now. Time waits for no man, or woman, so they say. Never quite worked out who ‘they’ are though yet. Although, on a different topic ‘they’ could be considered the sub-species known as politician. In fact there was a film called They Live in which a certain type of sunglasses showed the world being controlled by subliminal messages. In that the social elite were, in fact, skull faced aliens controlling the population by said self same messages. Maybe it wasn’t a cult film after all…a documentary maybe ?

    I guess this is where I say my blog is an eclectic mix of writing…being a writer and all that. Always looking for new and interesting blogs of any sort to link up with. Anyone is free to drop in, comment, like, follow as long as they don’t mind me reciprocating!

    • Olivia Morris

      That was a great read, the hairs on the back of my nick are standing at attention. Following you, I need to find out more and read more.

      • Gary Jefferies

        Thanks Olivia, I think we have now connected. A new one went up yesterday from the same series and back links to the previous tales are embedded in that post. I think Dead Men of Dunharrow was part seven. Mind you, I’m told most can stand alone so it’s not necessary to actually read them all.

    • Melinda Mitchell

      Hey Gary, sound more like a documentary to me! 😉
      Or, am I just more cynical now??
      Good to see you out, and about!
      Race ya to the cake table!

      • Gary Jefferies

        Yes, I have reviewed my opinion and noticed those who no longer watch news or read ‘papers’ seem far less glassy eyed. I suspect they have healthier auras too. Might have to locate some of those sunglasses…I am deeply suspicious of the engines that run things now.

        I think I’ve been out of the zone for a few weeks and it’s good to catch up. Thank Janice for that as she emailed me saying, more or less, ‘Where the heck have you been?.’

        Politer than that, but one reads between the lines ?

        Or…one of her clones….it could have been one of them as per our discussion ?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gary,
      Thank you for telling me about The Live. I will put it in my Netlix queue.
      Great to be in touch again. It’s been too long. Are you blogging? I subscribe, but I don’t get notifications.
      How is your book coming? Been busy with that? I’m still not sure where beta readers send the review. Do you know?
      Thanks for coming to my blog party over the weekend. Nice to have you back again.

      • Gary Jefferies

        Hi Janice,

        It has been too long!! I replied to your email re the book reviews…did you not receive it? My world is shuffling forwards at a snails pace at the moment. I have been blogging a serialisation of paranormal short stories. Bit concerned you’ve not seen notifications though…or my email it seems!

        I’m trying to organise my notifications…it be not going well !! In fact my absence from here is because I’m not seeing the emails either!

        Reviews…if the books up for pre-order you can use Amazon itself or GoodReads for reviews. I put more info in the email…however my clear out might have deleted it at this end now!!

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Gary I never got your email. I appreciate your trying to help me. Is it possible you can find it in your sent folder and resend it to me?

          • Gary Jefferies

            Really?? That’s a tad frustrating to hear as I’ve cleaned out my folders recently. Do you still have the original one you sent knocking about? I can try again then. Also turned notifications back on too so at least I should be able to see your updates, although some were still coming through.

            I don’t seem to be getting them for replies here however…this is most curious… Now I have no idea if you replied to comments I made ages ago and then thought I was ignoring you ?

            Nothing’s hitting your spam filter is it?

  3. Olivia Morrsi

    Happy Labour Day Everyone. I’m Olivia from I have struggled with weight issues all my life and refuse to give into the hype that “skinny” is healthy. I also refuse to believe that you can only look good if you are a size 12 or less. To that end I started my website for all of us who own a few more curves than most. Making all women feel and look good is my mission, size is only a number and just like age is just a number, we need to learn to celebrate everything that makes us who we are!

    • Lee MacArthur

      Very well done. I had a friend years ago who described herself as voluptuous because curvy was not used used at that point. She had a blast shopping for trendy clothing, strutting her stuff, and just showing the world she has spark. Did you ever see the stage play “Real Women Have Curves?” It was awesome. Yes they made it into a movie but the movie was no where as good as the play and didn’t really follow the story right.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Olivia,
      The support you give Plus-Size women is wonderful. Skinny is not healthy!
      Thank you for coming to my blog party over the weekend.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Marina,
      You have a question mark after Happy Labor Day. In the United States we have a work stoppage once a year, freedom from Labor– Labor Day. Do you have a comparable holiday in Greece? Thanks for coming to my party and telling us about Sofia.

  4. Linda Morris (

    Hi I’m Linda from Country Loving Mom. Where I discuss Large Family Living on a Budget. My topics include: Family, Recipes, Routines/Systems for a large family, and saving money. Hope you all have a great Labor Day Weekend, I am looking forward to visiting your blogs.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Linda!
      Thanks for coming to my blog party and telling us about your blog. Happy Belated Labor Day to you!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lonely Author!
      Exciting to see you here! Thanks for coming to my blog party! You know how much I like seeing you and your cute avatar monkey. You would have been welcome to leave a link. Happy Labor Day to you.

  5. Patrice M Foster

    Whose grilling this Labor Day I will be right over…. I’m Patrice from Talk about topics such as depression in teens that not enough is being said about the mental health of our teens. Parents and teachers need to become more aware

    My own struggle with darkness led my to write A Memoir, The Journey Home a story about survival.

    Expert: “In such an inner city school there was no real interaction between teachers and the students. No one ever questioned or suspected our situation, and when report cards were sent to us, either I signed them or asked someone else to sign. We had become as anonymous here in America ”

    Thank you for inviting everyone!

    • Lee MacArthur

      I teach and have many students who face sexual and physical abuse at home, whose parents might be alcoholic, who is being bounced from relative to relative depending on who is spending time in jail. At the beginning of every school year, we receive training in these topics and more. Our councilor has all the hot line numbers for the state. You are right about students who come with certain problems. We do our best but we can’t get to everyone of them. Thank you for alerting the public to these issues.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Patrice,
      Do you want to hear something funny? I was thinking about you on Saturday, and then I saw you came to my blog party! Quite the coincidence!
      In response to what you wrote, are you aware that I am a teacher? I am so glad you and Helen made a connection at the party. Great to see you again.
      Thank you for coming.

  6. Denise

    Hello fellow bloggers! I’m Denise and I’m always looking to connect with others and would love to have you visit my little blog over at

    I blog about family activities, camping and share recipes and ramblings. Okay, so I brag a little about my family too lol!

    Would love to have you stop by and leave a comment or two. Looking forward to meeting you!

    • Donna DeGuglielmo

      you blog like so much fun looking forward to going there. and i want to visit other blogs here :too 🙂 blessings all donna marie

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Denise,
      Great to see you! Happy Labor Day! I’m glad you and Donna made a connection at the party. Thanks for coming.

  7. Dottie Dynamo

    Hi Guys! Happy Long Weekend!

    I run a bit of a niche blog, it’s health & fitness geared with lifestyle and recipe posts as well. It focuses on women in the burlesque, pole-dancing and night life scene. Though I get told it’s a great way to get insight into the lifestyle if that’s not what you do!

    I feature a different insipiring Fit Showgirli ever month. I hope you’ll check out my latest post Spotlighting Sunny Serrano and former ballet dancer turned stripper and pole dancer.

    I always welcome comments or questions on posts. Cheers!

    • Nikki

      Hi Dottie,
      Love the vibe of your blog. Followed there and on social media. 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Dottie,
      Nice to meet you. I was excited to see you and Nikki made a connection at my blog party. Thank you for coming.

  8. Joseph


    My name is Joseph. I’m the publisher of the family-friendly health and wellness news website Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM).

    Many of you may know that our country is presently facing an epidemic of childhood and adult obesity and with it the dangers of cardiovascular disease, onset diabetes and other serious and potentially life-threatening ailments. Unless something is done to reverse the trend, obesity may become the norm by the year 2030.

    Therefore, to help promote awareness about this troubling problem, I’m posting a link to an article that takes a close look at this issue and explores what we as a nation can do to help curtail adolescent obesity.

    Social Pressures Push American Teens Toward Obesity

    I’m also going to discuss another topic of great importance. Ovarian cancer afflicts thousands of Americans each year, but what can be done about it? Thus, in honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, I’m providing a link to an article that discusses the causes and nature of that disease.

    Ovarian Cancer Is A Leading Cause Of Death Among Women In The United States

    These are science based articles that I wrote to help educate and inform. I invite you all to read these articles and share them with others.

    Thank you.

    • Dottie Dynamo

      These posts look great! Bookmarked them so I can read when I’m at my computer! I expect I’ll be sharing the one about ovarian cancer

      • Joseph

        Thanks, Dottie; hopefully your friends will find the information as useful as you do. I’ve also visited your website, your articles are very well written. I’m especially impressed with your commitment to physical fitness. 🙂 Keep it up!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Joseph,
      Interesting that you brought your post about Ovarian Cancer. Gene Wilder died this week; his wife Gilda Radner died of Ovarian Cancer.
      Thanks for making sure people continue to be aware of it.
      I saw you and Dottie made a connection. I am so glad.

  9. Lee MacArthur

    Hello everyone. As you know, I live and work in the bush of Alaska. the only way in and out of where I live is by air or possibly boat but that depends on where you go. I write about anything and everything in my blog where I talk about the most expensive types or varieties of salt. While researching it, I learned all sorts of things about the topic. Hope you get a chance to check it out.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lee,
      Thanks for coming to my blog party over the weekend. I appreciate you coming and telling us about your blog.
      Happy Belated Labor Day!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Thomas,
      So great to see you here! I was excited to see your comment come in on Saturday! Are you in the United States? If yes, Happy Belated Labor Day to you.

  10. Sraddha

    First off thank you so much Janice for stopping by at my blog and leaving me such lovely and encouraging comment’s that left there! And thank you so much for letting me know that there’s a bloggers party going on here! It’s always fun to find new blogging friends and what best way than to meet them out here.

    Am Sraddha from All Things Random. And I write about a lot of things out there and here’s the link to how I began my blog :

    I’d really appreciate it if you stop by and leave your thoughts on how you find my blog.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sraddha,
      I appreciate you coming to my blog party on Saturday. Where are you located? If you’re in the U.S.A., Happy Belated Labor Day.

  11. Nicci Kelly

    Happy Labor Day everyone! Thanks Janice for throwing this party and offering “no calorie” cake 🙂 I write posts meant to empower, equip, and transform your life through my life experiences, devotions, and books I read. I dare you to check it out!

    Here is a link to the website. God Bless you all and have a safe weekend.

    • Melinda Mitchell

      Hi Nicci,
      Everyone go visit Nicci!! she has wonderful articles, about following God better!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nicci,
      I see you know Melinda. She’s my blogging BFF! What nice words she said about your blog.
      Thanks for coming to my blog party over the weekend.

    • Melinda Mitchell

      Hey Rob, thanks for linking to that article! Ned is hilarious!! Can’t wait till the library opens Tue!!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Rob,
      Exciting to see you at my blog party over the weekend! Thanks for coming and telling us about your blog post.
      Happy Belated Labor Day to you.

  12. Charlotte

    Thanks for hosting Janice. Hi, everyone I blog at about DIY projects our family does, from the chicken coop my husband built to my canning/preserving tutorials, and some other stuff. Love to have you visit! Tomorrow at noon EST I host a blogger linkup party for family-friendly posts. You are welcome to join.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Charlotte,
      Thank you for coming to my blog party over the weekend and telling us about your blog. Happy Belated Labor Day to you.

  13. Rebecca Fprstadt Olkowski

    What a nice thing to do. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. I have a blog for women over 50 and talk about travel, food, entertainment, lifestyle, wellness and whatever enters my brain. Thanks for the cake.

    • Melinda Mitchell

      Hi Rebecca, so good to meet another purple fanatic!! Enjoyed my visit to Sonoma with you!

    • Barbara Radisavljevic

      I’m also a blogger from California, and I enjoy reading other California blogs.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Rebecca,
      Thanks for coming to my weekend blog party. I’m happy to see you and Melinda made a connection!

  14. Jade Miller

    Thank you for hosting this. I’m Jade from Thoughts From J8 and my blog is a very small niche. I rarely share it on link up posts on FB because I don’t want “likes” just for the sake of numbers. I want people who are genuinely interested in the topics. And I don’t want to do the same for others – “like” just to inflate their numbers but then never interact again.

    Anyway, having said all that, I write about some very difficult topics – surviving and recovering from ritual abuse, attachment disorders, trauma, and living with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Usually my posts are more informative, and the archives will have a lot of that. The most recent post was just an update on what’s going on with me personally. I don’t use my blog as a diary because I highly doubt people would be interested in the play-by-play. But when I’m going through something either unusual (for me), or something I think my readers might benefit from knowing about, I do write about it sometimes. Either to just tell them “you’re not alone if you feel this way” or “here’s what’s going on, this is why I haven’t written recently, here’s something you might be able to take away from knowing my struggle.”

    If it’s not your cup of tea that’s totally okay. But if you do know someone who might want or need info on this stuff, please share. 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jade,
      Thanks for coming to my blog party over the weekend and telling us all about your blog.
      I find DID fascinating. Thanks for coming and telling us how your blog offers support to people who suffer from these illnesses.

  15. Julaina


    I’m Julaina Kleist-Corwin and you can find my posts on My blog is about writing and the arts. I teach creative writing and published an anthology called Written Across the Genres. About once a week I’m blogging chapters from my soon-to-be-published novel, Hada’s Fog (women’s fiction). Recent posts were about Las Vegas where I found inspiration for characters and plots.

    Thanks for the invite to your Labor Day Blog Party.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Juliana,
      It sounds like we have a lot in common. I am also a teacher with an Ebook in the works. Thanks for coming to my blog party.

  16. Irene

    Hi Janice,
    Thank you for your kind offer.
    I create jewelry and you are welcome to visit my blog at
    I have been without PC for a while, but in short time, I will be back in regular blogging again.

    • Melinda Mitchell

      Hey Irene! Good to see ya!
      Everyone, Irene’s jewelry is gorgeous! Go check it out!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Irene,
      Thanks for coming to my blog party over the weekend. What happened to your PC?

  17. Donna DeGuglielmo

    Hi Janice this is great party I love the no calorie cake too 🙂 cking out others 🙂 blessings to you and yours have a great labor day weekend and all day be good 🙂

    • Melinda Mitchell

      Wow, you have had a lot going on! I can barely keep up with 1 blog, and you do two!!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Donna!
      I hope your Labor Day was happy too! Thanks for coming to my blog party!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Donna,
      I’m glad you approved of the cake at the party, LOL. Thanks for the compliments.

  18. Crystal

    Hi everyone, I’m Crystal and I just recently started my blog where I give DIY tutorials, create crafts/home decor, talk about parenting, inspiration and teaching.
    I would love to connect with you 🙂

    Thank you Janice so much for hosting, truly appreciated.

    • Melinda Mitchell

      Hi Crystal, those white velvet pumpkins are the cutest!! AND EASY!! Love the easy!!
      Thanks for sharing!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Crystal,
      I am still blown away that you sold your blog. You are the only one I know who did. Congratulations again. Thanks for coming to my party over the weekend and telling us about your new blog.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Crystal!
      I truly appreciate you coming to the party! I’m glad to see you and Melinda connected! Thanks for coming.

  19. Melinda Mitchell

    Hi BBFFJ, thanks for another great party! Your’s are always the best! What a great mix of guests, too.
    Happy Labor Day! I wondered what I was gonna do to celebrate!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi BBFFM,
      Bloggers celebrate by visiting other bloggers. Our not-so-virtual world where we really are friends. Thanks for coming to my blog party over the weekend BBFFM. It looks like you made many new connections! I’m glad.

  20. Nikki


    I’m Nikki from A Kinder Way. I blog about self kindness, selfless kindness and action kindness. i believe that if we all lived life in a kinder way (not perfect…just kinder) we all would be happier and the world would be so much better off.

    I hope you’ll stop by!

    Thanks for hosting Janice! 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Nikki,
      Great to see you here. Thank you for coming to my blog party over the weekend.
      It’s always my pleasure to host. We have these parties every other weekend. I hope you’ll return to visit them again.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kevin,
      Thank you so much for coming to my Labor Day Party over the weekend. I appreciate you coming and sharing your poem with us. Are you in the United States? If yes, Happy Labor Day to you.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Shannon,
      Great to see you here. I so appreciate all your support sharing my articles on Twitter. Thank you for coming to my blog party over the weekend and telling us about your post.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kim,
      I see your blog is about Disney Resort. I’m in California with Disneyland. Are you in Florida? Thanks for coming to my blog party and sharing your post with us.

  21. Barbara Radisavljevic

    Thanks for inviting me to the party. I currently have seven active blogs, some more active than others. Two are about California, my home state. Another focuses on children’s books and education, and one reviews books for adults. One is about gardening, and one is about writing and news about content writing sites as they come and go. The newest is about solving the problems of aging, but it’s very new with only one post so far.

    The one I’m most trying to promote is A California Life. The latest post there was just to try to claim the blog for Bloglovin’ — so far unsuccessful, so it’s not worth reading. You might want to start with this post to get a feel for the normal posts: I have also written about Mission San Miguel, the California fires, and our turkey vultures, among other topics. This blog examines places I’ve visited in California and also what it’s like to live in California.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Barbara,
      Did you know that I live in California? Do you still? Where?
      Thank you for following me on BlogLovin. I never go there, but if and when I do I will follow you back. Seven blogs! I don’t have enough time for one! My hat is off to you! Boy do you have my respect! Thanks for coming to my blog party.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Patrick,
      I hope you had a good and safe Labor Day too. I am a teacher and a proud union member. I agree that workers make America strong. Thanks for coming to my blog party over the weekend. Good to see you.

    • Janice Wald

      HI Sandy!
      Happy Labor Day to you!! Where do you live in the United States? I’m in California. Thank you for coming to my blog party.

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