Happy Hour Friday 11.01

Wow – I feel like I say this ALL the time, but what a whirlwind of a week!!  I have some news for you weekly party-goers this week – this will be the last Happy Hour Friday link party.  I’ve really enjoyed having you come by for the past 2+ years to party with me, but it’s time for me to retire the linky.

Blogging is changing and the way people feel about crafts and DIY is changing – for the better!  But now that Craftgawker, Etsy, and Pinterest are so huge (can you believe there was NO such thing as PINTEREST when I first started hosting Happy Hour Friday??) and people have so many more sources for creative inspiration, I just don’t feel that link parties provide the same exposure.  I am seeing week after week that click-throughs are declining (that also means more and more people are just linking and running!) so I think it’s about time to close the party down.

That said – I’m still here!  I’ll be here, continuing to blog and connect.  If you are here to “meet” some new bloggers, I do run a group on Facebook for creative bloggers and you are welcome to join us!

I hope you enjoy this last, anything goes party.  I’ve had a lot of fun having you here and I hope to still see you around!!

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  1. says

    Girl! I’ll miss your party :)
    Everything you say is true though, I see it in my own party every week. I think I’ll hang on there for a little while, but not sure how long.
    Thanks for all your parties!

  2. says

    I just started linking up a couple of weeks ago, but it was fun! Thanks, and I’ll be sure to stick around for all of your fun projects!

  3. says

    Just like Diane, I only stared linking up last week! Thank you and I’ll follow you on g+ so I can still see all your lovely projects/ideas. I’ll look at the FB group too if that’s ok, do I have to be invited?

    • says

      No invitiation necessary! Just follow the link in the post, and request to join. Someone should approve you withing a few hours (during peak hours, a lot of times it’s just a few minutes).

  4. says

    Awww, I’m sad to see the party go! This was one of the first link parties I started doing and I have grown so much as a blogger because of it. Thank you for hosting it for so long (even though I only came at the tail end) and allowing new bloggers like me the change to get some exposure.

  5. says

    Thanks for hosting all this time. It’s hard to let go of this aspect of blogging but I agree, things are changing, so we have to find new ways to share all of our great ideas with each other.

  6. says

    I have really enjoyed sharing and seeing what everyone was up to each week. Thank you for the hop and I guess I will just have to stalk you now! LOL

  7. says

    Thanks for this one last party- sadly, I’d only found your blog a couple of months ago, so I guess I missed a lot, but as a fellow blogger, I hear what you’re saying. Thanks for all that you do- I read your blog almost daily!

    – Heather Rodman, The Real Leopardstripes

  8. says

    Hi Adrianne, I took link partying off for a month & a half so I was just now coming back and bummed to read your party has been discontinued. I had just joined in July of this year but want to say thanks for hosting, I really enjoyed linking up here & seeing other ideas. I will continue to see you on FB! ~ Mama Ging

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