The NOBH Crew; Amy, Anna-Marie, Diane, Heidi, Kelly, Kim, Tracy, and I would like to wish you, Happy New Year!
With a new year just beginning, we've made a few changes. You may have noticed some right away, but others are behind the scenes of our ever growing blog hop. With growth there is blessings, pain, and stretching. We've said hello to new Crew members and goodbye to others. We've reached the amazing number of over 400 followers, and participation has increased tremendously the past few years.
Here is a list of the changes you will see in 2013:
- The Welcome category is now a directory of all our participants. Everyone joining us this year please add your blog URL. This is the only category you are able to do this, and please only link up once.
- The Giveaways, Blog Hops, and Misc. Reviews category has been eliminated. You can now link up those posts in our Misc. category, and please add the dates your giveaways are running.
- The Gardening, Exploring, and Adventures category and Crafts, DIY, and Sewing category have been combined. You can now link up your posts under the Gardening, Crafts, and DIY category.
- There will no longer be a Monthly Theme category. This was a hard decision because we began with this feature three years ago, but maybe we'll be able to add a linky to the bottom of our first-of-the-month posts once in awhile.
- You will be seeing more from the NOBH Crew with weekly posts. Each Crew member is amazing with special talents and interests, even a few special events coming in 2013, to share about.
- Our Star Blogger Award is now a Featured Blogger with new buttons to display on your blog. We will randomly feature our participants, showcasing you and your blog throughout the year.
- Finally, we have the length open for post titles to be descriptive enough to draw readers to your post, but please don't be too wordy. We want participants to understand what they will benefit from your post, but not at the expense of space in our categories.
Thank you for participating, and let's have a wonderful year in 2013!