Saturday, June 27, 2015

3rd Blogoversary Day 4 - Blog Hops

I’ve participated in several hops throughout the years, but two of the most memorable were the first hops I ever participated in. The first hop I participated in was the Hot in Handcuffs Hop hosted by Under the Covers. I had recently won a pair of furry handcuffs I had no need for, and I got to talk about one of my favorite BDSM authors, Kim Dare, so it was great. But the most memorable part of this hop happened when I posted about it on my personal Facebook page. What I did not realize was that when I had recently friended my mother, she apparently somehow started getting emails whenever I did anything on my personal page. Can you see where this is going? Yep, my mother got emails about the Hot in Handcuffs blog hop, including one where her daughter mentioned giving away handcuffs…oh, and she didn’t tell me this until about halfway through the hop. Oh, and she dropped the “I’ve checked out your blog a few times” bomb at the same time, leaving me sweating what she’d seen or read. Yeah…talk about VERY awkward. Now I keep my blog related posts to the fan page, and let my mother know when there are safe-for-mom-to-read posts, and it works :)

The second hop I participated in was the Virtual Zombie Walk 2012 (followed shortly after by the Zompacolypse Blog Hop). However, this walk was fun, because I got to go all out sharing some of my favorite zombie reads and movies. Plus, I spent like an hour looking up humorous cat zombie photos. I don’t think I’ve ever had as much fun creating a post as I did then (though I’ve had a pretty fun time with my Wellness Wednesday posts lately…). And then a week later, I was able to participate in the Zompacolypse Hop, through which I met and befriended another great author who had previously been unknown to me.

So, while these were both the first blog hops (and walks) I was a part of, they are some of my fondest blogging memories as well. What about you? Have you participated in any of my hops in the past? Which was your favorite? (If you need help with looking them up, just click on the blog hop tag at the bottom of the post).

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  1. I followed along on your Christmas Wonder Hop. I discovered quite a few new authors on that hop.

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  2. I would say the Christmas Wonder Hop since the holidays are a festive time and it's nice to have a Hop about them.
    LOL about your Mom and your FB handcuffs post. ;)