Cheri Peoples


by CHERI on February 8, 2012

Have you had night sweats from worry about the GFC going away? You aren’t alone. We have all been panicked –in a state of shock and wondering what we were going to do NOW.

Many of you have probably already heard that

GOOGLE Friend Connect will go away

on Feb 29 for any one that is not with blogspot

but rumor has it that it is being completely phased out for everyone soon


there is good news

There is a NEW awesome tool–Linky Followers

It has so many amazing features (that GFC never had). If you have not signed up you should. (yes you can have both.) I love the new tool so much and want everyone to enjoy all the new features.

…and did I tell you its super easy and FREE!

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What better way to celebrate a fun new blogging tool than to have a party

so break out your poodle skirt and saddle back shoes cuz’ we’re having a LINKY FOLLOWER PARTY HOP


1. You MUST have the LINKY FOLLOWERS tool on your site to participate.

If you see that your link has been deleted you need to add the LINKY FOLLOWER tool to your site and then come back over and re-enter your link.Ā  {You can have both the LINKY FOLLOWERS & GFC on your site but you must have the LINKY FOLLOWERS tool to participate in this party hop.}

2. You MUST follow the person who has the party on their site as a thank you.

3. Just add your blog button to the LINKY PARTY below.

4.Then grab the BLOG HOP code

You will find the code right under the Linky Party where it says CLICK HERE TO ENTER

{just under that it says: WHAT IS A BLOG HOP? GET THE CODE HERE}

Click on GET THE CODE HERE and enter it into a post on your site.

You can grab the party button code in the FOOTER at Its So Very Cheri

You can grab info from my post if it helps you with your post.

5. Then you follow other bloggers–(as many as you want)
–leave each one of the blogs that you follow a comment letting them know you are following them and ask them to follow you back.

If you want to add the BLOG HOP to your own site you will get lots of new followers(see rule #2)

Its So Very Cheri has and will continue to visit every entry-I did have to stop leaving comments around entry #350 so I could get to everyone.Ā  I will come by to make sure you have the Linky Follower tool and follow you.Ā  If I mess up and forget to come over and follow you please leave me a comment and I will come back over to do so.Ā  You will see my button in your list of followers.

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…So do ya want to go Cruisin’?

I plan on HOPPING from BLOG to BLOG to follow everyone who follows me.

If you would like to participate in a fun PIN party head over to the DIY Club and enter the monthly PINNING Party.

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{ 79 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Inspire Me Heather February 8, 2012 at 7:22 am

Thank you for hosting this Cheri, and of course I’m going to Linky Follow your beautiful blog!

2 Cheri Peoples February 8, 2012 at 7:49 am

Thanks so much Heather. I am heading over.


3 Sarah February 8, 2012 at 8:55 am

Cheri, thanks for hosting the blog hop! I’ve updated our connection via the new linky tool! I hope you stop by to do the same!

Dumped and Discovered

4 dennis d February 8, 2012 at 9:16 am

As always, I am confused.

5 dennis d February 8, 2012 at 9:23 am

I’m following heather

6 dennis d February 8, 2012 at 9:24 am

I’m following dumped and discovered

7 dennis d February 8, 2012 at 9:31 am

I tried putting your party hop button in my post and its not working. Is it me or is the link broken?

8 Jo February 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I added linky followers the other day. Thanks for the party! I have followed you

9 Michelle Sutter February 8, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Thanks for hosting Cheri, love it. I’ve already followed up to #17 and it’s growing so quickly. I love that I”m number #13 on the hop as it’s a lucky number for my husband and I šŸ™‚

10 Starr @ Kiefer Cottage February 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Thanks for the party. I’ve followed your blog on the new tool!

11 Taylor February 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Thank you for hosting this party! I’m a new Linky Follower šŸ™‚

12 RubyJeans February 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

What a Fantastic idea… I am off to plug everything in and start hoping around… šŸ™‚ thank you for stopping in and following… I just followed back.. šŸ™‚

13 Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking February 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I’m partying with you girl! Can’t wait to discover some awesome new blogs.

14 Tammi Lane February 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

New follower please stop and follow back.

15 Erin February 8, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Hi, Cheri! I did mean to join the linky party but my linky tool was at the bottom of my page. I’ll move it to the lower side bar : )

16 Trish @ uncommon February 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm

New Linky Follower from the hop! So glad to have found your blog! Have a good one!

17 Beth February 8, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Thank you for hosting The Hop! New follower!

18 Debbie~refreshrestyle February 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Thanks for hosting, I put it on my sidebar! I need check out the new blogs~new to me!

19 Shari @ Turnstyle Vogue February 8, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Thanks Cheri. You and I already follow each other through Linky Followers but I am going to check out some of these others and put this on my site as well.

Have a great day!


20 Jessica @ Mom 4 Real February 8, 2012 at 5:10 pm

What a fabulous idea! Following you and going through and following everyone else as well!

Thanks so much!

Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

21 Mary February 8, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Hi Dennis! Here following on Linky Followers. Also following on Pinterest!

22 Mary February 8, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Ooops! Too many tabs open at the same time! LOL Commented on the wrong tab. Following you here too, of course!

23 Stacey@StuffbyStace February 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Great blog! I’m now a follower from the Linky Party. šŸ™‚

24 Lynnie February 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Thanks for hosting this Cheri! I found you through My Simple Country Living. I have looked around and will be following you, please follow me if you would like!

25 Christina at I Gotta Create! February 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Hi Cheri! I am following you with the new Linky Follower gadget and would love to have you. Thanks for hosting this party. I THINK I’m linked up to the party, although I’m not seeing my link?? <3 <3 Christina

26 Kristine February 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Hi Cheri! I have been following you on the new linky tool. Thank you for hosting and for following me back!

27 Country Gal February 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Hey I signed up but the website wont let me in . I sent an e-mail to them waiting for a reason why . Please bare with me here gals as the Linky website maybe overloaded with newbies ! Thanks Country Gal

28 Laurel@chippingwithcharm February 8, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Already Linky following šŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting this!!! Laurel

29 Lisa Ladrido February 8, 2012 at 11:34 pm

Thank you for hosting the linky party hop! I am glad we have another option to use when and if GFC leaves! Lisa

30 Shasta Farrar February 9, 2012 at 12:27 am

Thanks for hosting such a great party…good idea. I think I finally got my button on the list but I had trouble at first. Too much traffic, maybe? Hopefully, ha. We already follow each other on LF but I just wanted to say thanks for such a good post on your “Tips for LF” several days ago. Since it helped me understand the whole thing better, I’m recommending it to anyone who has questions or doubts about the LF gadget.

31 Sarah@PickedbyJane February 9, 2012 at 12:49 am

Hi Cheri, thanks for stopping by and following me at Picked by Jane! I’m your newest Linky Follower!

32 Tera Leigh February 9, 2012 at 3:39 am

Found you via the Linky Blog Hop. Following you now! Hope you can come visit me at

33 Country Gal February 9, 2012 at 6:45 am

WOOHOO I’m all linked up now ! Lets party lol ! H ave a great day !

34 {Adventuresindinner} February 9, 2012 at 9:47 am

Thanks so much for giving us all a great place to link together. This has been a bit of a worry to quite a few people.

35 Megan February 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

Hi Cheri!

I’m having trouble adding the Linky Tools widget to my page… think you can help me out? Thank you!! šŸ™‚

megan @ atc. <3

36 Sally February 9, 2012 at 11:27 am

Thanks for hosting! I’m now following you…I’d love you to stop by & follow my blog too!

37 Hausfrau February 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

This was such a lovely idea! Thanks for putting in the work to make this blog hop possible.

38 Erika @ My Road to Savings February 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Thanks so much for hosting this great hop! I am a follower via linky followers and look forward to reading more of your wonderful blog!

39 Tricia February 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Thanks so much for following me on the new linky follower tool & I’m following you, now, too! =)

It’s been quite some time since I was in Kansas City & I can’t really remember it, so I couldn’t tell you where anything is… LoL! =)

I had 412 followers on the other follower & it took almost 4 years to get those, so it’s kinda of a bummer that we have to start all over… =0 But, thanks for stopping by & thanks again for following! =)

40 CHERI February 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I am following everyone through 185.

41 Sherry February 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm

OF COURSE! I’m already following you! Thanks for returning the favor, Dear!

42 Rita February 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Just joined.
Started following you from the Blog Hop! Follow me back!!



43 Heather :) :) :) February 9, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Hi Cheri,

My account is all fixed and I was able to log on to the Linky followers site šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ I’m linked up with the blog hop!!! Oh, yesterday’s post was on homemade coconut oil deodorant…today is about unexpected joy šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ I’m following your blog now šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather šŸ™‚

44 Melissa February 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm

This is such a fantastic idea! I found this through the Hibiscus House and have reposted it on my blog to keep the party going! I’m having so much fun discovering new blogs and making new friends!! I’m now following you- would love it if you follow me back!

45 Sarah February 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Hey! Thanks so much for starting the Linky Followers Blog Hop! I am now following. I’d love for you to stop by and follow back (if you’d like)


46 Damaris Banegas February 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Hey, my internet was acting up & it wouldn’t let me link up & when I refreshed it, I was on the linky 3 times! Can you delete the other 2? It doesn’t let me.

47 Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl February 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Excellent idea!!! Thanks for hosting!!! I’m now following via LinkyFollowers…;)

48 Dana @ Cooking at Cafe D February 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Following you back via LF!

49 randee February 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Please follow me back!! šŸ™‚

50 Poppy February 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Thanks for the party and I’m already your happy follower:)Poppy

51 Poppy February 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Thanks for the party and I am already your happy follower via LF~Poppy

52 D @ The Shady Porch February 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Thanks for the hop! I’m a new Linky Follower! Have a super weekend!

53 Poppy February 10, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Thanks for the party and I’m already your happy follower:)~Poppy

54 Shari (aka: fruitloopgirl) February 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I hope you don’t mind that I blatantly copied and pasted this whole post in order to get in on the fun! Thanks for hosting!

55 Sunday Burquest February 10, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Ok, I can not get the entire Blog Hop to load up on my Wordpress blog? Anyone know how to do it? I’m going to follow everyone but, I’d love to actually get it up on my blog. Can you help a girl out?? So excited to meet everyone šŸ™‚

56 Lori February 11, 2012 at 1:03 am

Hi, I’m a new Linky follower. I would love if you would follow back, Lori

57 Rose :: February 11, 2012 at 7:37 am

I connected with the blog hop and thought to check out your blog some more. I should really invite you to come link up your best projects/tutorials at our party as wed’ love to be inspired!

58 WeKnowStuff February 11, 2012 at 10:01 am

Thanks for being such a great party host! Following you via Linky Followers!

59 Jess February 11, 2012 at 11:54 am

Thanks for an easy way to find other Linky Tool users. I’ve added the link party to my blog & plan on finding some new blogs to love!

60 Danielle February 11, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I am a new follower:> Found your blog through the blog hop on Blissful and Domestic. Your blog is to cute! Would love for you to follow back! love meeting new blogging friends!

61 Julie, RN @ February 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Hi Cheri!
I am now following you via Linky and I set-up the Blog hop on my blog too! Please HOP by and follow me too!

62 Sarah ~ Creating Amazing February 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Thanks so much for hosting this hop. It’s a great way to get everyone reconnected. I am having terrible issues adding the hop to my wordpress site. If someone will please help me I would greatly appreciate it.

63 Maggie February 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Thank you for hosting…you have an amazing site! Looking forward to meeting many new friends!

64 kewkew February 12, 2012 at 1:14 am

Thanks for the hop. I am following via Linky Followers and also GFC.
Have a great weekend.
I invite you over to Tots and Me to link up to my Lovin’ The Weekend Blog Hops
(You can link up your Blog, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ and there is a giveaway linky at the bottom)

65 Erika February 12, 2012 at 10:11 am

Hi there Cheri, thanks so much for starting this!

Phew – I’m now Linky Following you, & everyone up to and including No 465!!!! Would love some follows back šŸ™‚

66 Erika February 12, 2012 at 10:12 am

Oops – I put the wrong website link in – it’s

Hi there Cheri, thanks so much for starting this!

Phew ā€“ Iā€™m now Linky Following you, & everyone up to and including No 465!!!! Would love some follows back šŸ™‚

67 Jan @SouthernJunkin' February 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I’m a friend on LINKY! First time to try blog hop and linked twice! Can you delete one? I’m so new to this it is trial and error and mostly error! Thanks for hosting!

68 Ann February 12, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Thank you for hosting, Cheri. I’m following via the new Linky Follower. I’m going to try to join the blog hop–hope I can figure it all out.

69 Poppy February 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Thanks for following me and hosting this awesome blog hop. I’m already following you( thumbnail with lady silhouette image) through the linky tool. Have a great weekend!~Poppy

70 Poppy February 12, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Thanks for following me and hosting this awesome blog hop. I’m already following you( thumbnail with lady silhouette image) through the linky tool. Have a great weekend!~Poppy

71 K February 12, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Thanks for the follow! I joined your party and I am following you!

72 CHERI February 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I have been by to follow everyone through number 471 (but starting around number 350 on I had to stop leaving messages in order to get to visit everyone.


73 Seow Wei February 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I just joining this hop, this is a great party.

74 Tina February 14, 2012 at 11:44 am

Thank you for hosting.

I am joining in on the fun

75 Jill February 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Thanks so much for starting the blog hop party and for the info on Google Friends Connect. I had no idea!
I’m following you now! Thanks again, Jill

76 Patricia February 15, 2012 at 12:36 am

Thanks for the blog hop. Following you on Linky now.

77 Patricia February 15, 2012 at 12:38 am

The Linky Follow hop has turned out quite a crowd. I am now your newest Linky Follower.

78 Evelyn February 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I have been linky followers blog hopping for two days and I am loving it. Thank you so very much for giving me a great kickstart. I have met so many amazing and talented people like you. I am now following you on linky and would love a follow back.

My Turn (for us)

Thanks, I so enjoyed the visit

79 Kristie February 20, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I’m so glad I found this….I’m Linky Following you ;).

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