Monday, August 6, 2012

It's friendship 'week'

At least here at Two Birdies and a B., it is!  

The first Sunday in August is Friendship Day.  I don't think just one day is enough to celebrate all the beautiful things that friends bring to our lives.  

After I read today's post at Barb's blog, The Everyday Home, where Barb's top five traffic sources and top five commenters were highlighted, I decided this was something I wanted to do here.  With Barb's 'blessing', here is my Top 6:

The Tablescaper

I get the most traffic from Alma's weekly link party, Seasonal Sundays.  It keeps me motivated and inspired.

Cozy Little House

Funny thing is, Brenda just recently (last week in fact) started a linky party.  I have been tardy getting to this party, yet Brenda's blog brings me traffic.

Cuisine Kathleen

Kathleen hosts Let's Dish every Wednesday, and once again, even before K started this party, I was getting lots of traffic from her blog.  I wish I had more dishes so I could party more often.

Orchid's Daily Voice

Sweet Orchid (Miyako), one of my first dozen followers.  She shares her lovely Japanese traditions with us.  If she doesn't hear from me, she will email to make sure I am OK!

Stone Gable

One of my favorite resources for recipes and menu planning.  My most viewed blog post was from traffic sent my way from Yvonne's blog.  

A Haven for Vee

Vee hosts a monthly linky party where you select four photos from those that were previously posted that would make a nice set of note cards.  I have seen many fabulous photos and met some lovely ladies who have stopped by.

Thank you Alma, Brenda, Kathleen, Miyako, Yvonne and Vee.  

I really have so many blogging friends who always comment on every post, I couldn't narrow it down to a handful.  I appreciate all of you.  You are what make this experience fun and worthwhile. I have learned so many things, and you have restored my faith in this world.  

I am so glad our paths have crossed.



  1. Friendship day - what a lovely idea!

    And I am grateful for your cheerful and wonderful comments on my blog! I don't get a chance to get around to blogs as much as I used to - hopefully that will change as Autumn comes - but I love being able to pop in once in a while and say 'hi' and see what everyone has been up to.

  2. Hi Barbara, Hope you are doing well. I found this post interesting; I think memes do bring a lot of traffic to your blog. Plus, they are just plain fun!
    Blessings, Beth

  3. I love friendship week!! Great idea. Aren't our bloggy friends just fantastic!!!! I think that I am going to have to make a link like this. Have a wonderful week.

  4. Have s nice friendship week Barbara I really appreciate your frienship:)

  5. That was fun to see which blogs and bloggers mean a lot to you; I will visit the ones you selected.

  6. Barbara you're one of the friendliest bloggers I know. This is a great post ... I've never heard of most of these blogs, so I'll definitely try to visit each and every one.

  7. Barbara you're one of the friendliest bloggers I know. This is a great post ... I've never heard of most of these blogs, so I'll definitely try to visit each and every one.

  8. Hello Barbara:
    'Friendship Day' - what a simply lovely idea and how perfectly you have celebrated it here on your post.

  9. Well Happy Friendship Day to you! Nice post to pass along the gift of your friendship to others! Have a great week ahead! :o)

  10. Friendship Day is a nice idea! Blog parties are a great opportunity for more folks to get to know us and us them. Stay cool:@)

  11. Dearest Barbara,
    Wow!!! How sweet of you and feel really honored, my dear friend♡♡♡ You've been such a great friend for me since right after I started blogging♬♬♬
    "I am so glad our paths have crossed." How wonderful this phrase is for the Friendship Day. I DO believe this friendship through blogging widened my eyes and enhanced my knowledge.
    Thank you so much for being a beautiful friend; without you, I may not be able to keep this blogging.
    Love you always from far east to my precious friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

  12. I happen to list several of those blogs as my favorites and several of those parties as my favorites too!

    To me, what makes a "good" party is not the number of people who stick a post on it but the way folks who participate venture about. Just a personal preference, but it's mine. That's why I love the ones that you mentioned that I participate in.

    Most significantly: I have met such great new blog friends from that Note Card Party! I think it's a magnet for people I can relate to or something.

  13. Glad you are my blog friend!

  14. I will go and check out these blogs, Barbara. Have a great day!

  15. Dear Barbara, what a lovely post about friendship.Now i'll visit the ones you wrote.

  16. That's so nice to hear...we seldom know such things. I'm very glad that you have met some great gals, I know I have, via The Note Card Party. You tablescapers scare me, though! I'd never be able to keep up; however, I very much enjoy looking.

  17. Very nice! Friends are such treasures.


  18. Those are some of my favorites, too ... and funnily enough, I know of many of them *through* you!! What a great friend YOU are! Hugs!! :)

  19. Nice friends! I'm going to check them out. Have a wonderful week!


  20. Hi Barbara,

    This post is very sweet. Friendship Day is extra special. I enjoy your blog and You!


  21. Friendship Day is a great thing!

    I never pay much attention to the traffic my little blog might be receiving. Guess that might be interesting, though.

  22. I recognize some of the blogs you've mentioned. Like for you, Brenda at Cozy sends people my way. :)

  23. Hi Barbara, What a thoughtful post. I know all but two of these lovely ladies. After hearing your sweet comments about them I am going over to meet the remaining two ladies.
    I am so glad to have met you and I look forward to seeing you in October, friend.
    xo Ginger

  24. And I thank you for your friendship! I can always depend on you for a sweet comment to brighten my day!

  25. Linky parties are a wonderful way to meet more bloggers and have more visitors. Your friends are all such wonderful bloggers, Barbara. I hardly look at my blog you have me curious! :)

  26. Hi Barbara! I agree, the linky parties are fun and we do meet others through them. I put myself under so much pressure to link up to every party I could for a while. I just quit partying for a while but I'm slowly coming back! :)
    Thanks you so much for popping in to see me and you would be welcome at my table any time.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  27. Barb, you sweetheart! What a surprise to see your nice shout-out! You are a lovely blogging friend! Happy friendship day!

  28. What a wonderful friend you are Barbara. I use to join several linky parties but we've been so busy this summer with house projects I've missed many. I enjoy each and every comment you leave on my blog. It's interesting to see where one's blog traffic is coming from. I'm always amazed anyone reads my little blog.

  29. Aren't bloggers the best! I find people I've 'met' from blogging to be friendly and courteous as opposed to some forums that I used to belong to.

  30. Barb, I'm pretty sure I found your blog through Cuisine Kathleen a while back, and so glad I did. I always appreciate and enjoy your nice comments! This is a wonderful post.

  31. What a great idea! I only party with one of these gals. Guess I need to change that don't you think? I will have to come back and check them each out. Fun to have so many friends!

  32. Thank you so much for your kind words. I love having you visit and having you participate in Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


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