Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bloglovin' Blog Hop! {linky party!}

I'm sure you are VERY aware by now that the beloved Google Reader will be no longer on July 1.  Google says it is because there has been a decline in people using the reader and they want to put their money into other projects-- well boo on them.

All that time that we STARE at that follower count (you do it too just admit it!)...
POOF...gone.  

So that leaves the readers of the world left scrambling to find another option.
Cue...


If you are Bloglovin' savvy, then scroll all the way down to this picture:


Here are some easy steps to help you get started:















Signing up is easy peasy!















It will ask you how you want to sign up- oh and yes you can import ALL your blogs from Google reader!!




Just a few clicks or go directly to the site listed at the top to import all your Google reader blogs... I had 300(!)- this took about 5 minutes to load.

You can also search for blogs by name.


You can change the settings to your liking.

You can create new groups and sort your blogs into the categories...

That little heart takes you to your settings as well as a "Bloglovin Button" you can add to your blog (button choices shown on slide)

At the very top right hand side of my blog you will see two ways to follow me... a bigger one with a plus (+) sign or the little pink follower count.  It will take you to a screen that looks like this:
If you are already following, it will tell you so and be a gray color.  If not it will say "follow" and it will be a blue color.

In your settings, you can change how often you are emailed with updated posts.  You can also be notified by email when new followers add you to Bloglovin (this has been fun for a few days but I'm sure I will turn that off eventually).


So, I would love for you to join the Bloglovin' fun with... a linky-blog-hop-thingy!



If you are a blogger...
Just add the link to your BLOGLOVIN' account (not to your blog- see mine below) using the linky tool.  It would be helpful if you create a blog post about this "hop" and link your followers here to follow other blogs- let's help each other out! Use the button above to put in your post.
(I am also creating an incentive for my readers- see below)


If you are a blog reader...
I am so glad you are here!  You can find new blogs to follow on Bloglovin' by clicking on the buttons below.  
IF you follow my blog through Bloglovin' (see how to above) I will be giving away my newly updated Back to School pack AND $10 to spend in my store DAILY to Bloglovin' followers!!!



This means that I will pick a name every day to win the above  and all you have to do is follow me through Bloglovin!  You will need to leave a comment below telling me you are a follower, new or already signed up (with your email).  I will pick from the people who leave a comment (once you leave your name you have a chance to win every day!! 
(please be honest and follow)
This giveaway will end July 1st.

PS.... Brand new FREEBIE posted to my Facebook page!!  Just click on the purple box that says "Free stuff for Fans"

****Make sure you go to the Blog that you follow to check it out!  Do this by clicking the latest post on your Bloglovin' screen OR look for their link up post:
This will take you to their blog and they may have a fun incentive for you too! (or some really great ideas of course!)

Thanks for reading and linking up!


155 comments:

  1. I already made the switch to Bloglovin' and am following you as Suzy Q. Great giveaway!!

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  2. I am following you as Emily. :)

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  3. I am a follower. :)
    ugamler@boyertownasd.org

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  4. Wow, that is one heck of a tutorial. Nice work and I'm linking up.
    Thanks for doing this.

    matt
    Digital: Divide & Conquer

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    1. Thanks Matt!! I am so glad that you liked it... it took some work, but if it helps people then all that work pays off!! Thanks so much for linking up!!!
      Tori

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  5. I follow you on bloglovin.
    kmhteacher@yahoo.com

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  6. I am already following you... Kickin' it with Class. I am writing a blog post now but I will post it tomorrow so more people have a chance to link up. Thanks for doing this!!
    Heather

    Kickin' It With Class

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  7. I am already following you!
    koolaid_1989@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Emily! YOU are my Day 1 winner of the daily giveaway!!! I will be emailing shortly!! Congrats!!

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  8. I'm a follower! :) Thanks for hosting this cool linky party. I put my link in!

    Sarah
    Miss A's Kindergarten
    missaskindergarten@gmail.com

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  9. Awesome idea for a linky party! I put mine in! And I already follow you- thank goodness Bloglovin imported blogs so easily! :) Although I haven't created any groups yet, thanks for showing that!

    Lindsey
    littleprowlers.blogspot.com
    lindseyaj28@gmail.com

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    1. I am so glad that you found something new!!

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  10. I'm a new follower! jkroske@gmail.com

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  11. I already am a follower on Bloglovin!

    Angie
    ahenry4443ah@gmail.com

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  12. I am already a follower on Bloglovin. :)

    kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

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  13. Thanks for this Tori! I went through the list and added some new blogs. I was already following you :)

    Aloha,
    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

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    1. Awesome Corinna!! Thanks for going through the list! I hope that everyone that links up does the same!! :)

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  14. Hi! Thanks for the great linky! I am already a follower of yours. :)

    Thanks,
    Amy
    Teaching Is Sweet

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  15. I'm following! :) jmcpang78@hotmail.com

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  16. I've been following on Bloglovin' Thanks for the tutorial. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  17. Thanks for hosting this linky, Tori! I've already made the switch and am following you on Bloglovin'! :)

    Bren P. @ The Teacher Diaries
    The.Teacher.Diaries.K4@gmail.com

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  18. I've switched all my blog following to Bloglovin' and continue to follow your blog:-)
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  19. Thanks to your post, and helpful directions, I have switched to bloglovin and am following you there.
    Charleen
    Charsom68@aol.com

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    1. Yay!! That just makes me smile Charleen!! So glad that I could help!
      Tori

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  20. What a great idea for a blog hop!!!!!

    Tammy
    Come By and Visit My Blogs!
    ”Dots” of Fun!
    1...2...3...Teach With Me

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  21. Tori,
    I've already been following you! Your blog is a must-read for me. This is a wonderful tutorial! I will link my readers to your blog to see how to do it, if you don't mind. Thanks!!!
    Corinna
    ♥Teaching Fabulous Firsties & Second Grade Smarties!♥

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    1. Thanks for your nice comments Corinna!! Please do have your readers stop by!
      Tori

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    2. Congrats you are my Day 3 WINNER!!! I will be emailing you now! :)

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    3. Ok I just searched your blog and couldn't find your email! Please comment back or email me at toristeachertips@gmail.com Thanks!

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  22. Hi Tori! I'm glad I found your blog. I don't use Bloglovin' though, I use Feedly. I added your blog there. :)

    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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    1. Hi Amanda! I looked into Feedly too... it just seemed like the blogging community was switching to Bloglovin :) Thanks for reminding me about it!!

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  23. I'm a new follower and I liked up! I signed up for Blog Lovin' Recently.

    Ashley
    First Grade Brain
    ashleymagee (at) firstgradebrain (dot) com

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  24. Thank you for all you do for us! ;0) Now following you on Bloglovin' as Shari Neal essjayneal@gmail.com

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  25. I'm a follower! Thank you for all of your hard work!

    lisagayle804@gmail.com

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  27. Thanks for doing this!!! I have followed you on BlogLovin as FirstGrade Circus!!! THANKS!

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  28. Thanks for the tips. I added the bloglovin buttons and linked up. I think I transferred my blogs over from google properly but then it still let me click to follow you through bloglovin. I wonder if I'll see your posts twice.

    Mercedes
    Surfing to Success
    surfingtosuccess@yahoo.com

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    1. Hmm... I wonder! Hopefully not! Let me know what happens!

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    2. Mercedes you are Day 5 Winner!!! I'm emailing you now!! :)

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  29. I'm a follower! Great tutorial by the way!

    Lori

    loritanner2@gmail.com

    Life in Room 24

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  30. Great idea with a fabulous tutorial! I linked up and wrote a blogpost to send people here too!
    Thank you!
    Michele

    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

    coffeecupsandlessonplans@gmail.com

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  31. I have made the switch to BlogLovin. Trying to get used to it and set up a blog of my own! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  32. I'm following you on BlogLoving! This was a great tutorial. Thank you for sharing!

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  33. I've made the switch and have found some new blogs to follow!


    Meagan
    Oodles of Teaching Fun

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  35. Thanks for this. I already found some new blogs to follow and I mentioned it in my latest blog post. I'm wondering how everyone is going to keep track of their followers? Will people add the Google Friends and the Bloglovin' together? If we take just our Bloglovin' then are numbers will be way down? What are your plans?

    Jeanette

    Third Grade Galore

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  36. Thank you so much for sharing this! You rock!

    Dixie
    Teachin Little Texans

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  37. Great tutorial! Glad my friend found this because I had NO IDEA that Google reader was going bye-bye!! Thanks!!

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  38. Already a follower! HAHA! :) I pinned it too! :) Wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/5294527/1st-grade-fireworks 1stgradefireworks

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  39. I'm already a follower of yours PLUS I linked up with you!
    Sara
    Polka Dot Kinders

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  40. amazing tutorial and linky! I am a follower!

    Karmen
    Karmens Kinders

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  41. Thanks Tori! I had forgotten to put the counter on my blog and had wondered how. Now I know. Yes, I'm following you on bloglovin. Now to find some more great blogs......

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    1. And I put the wrong link on my Mrs. Brown loves Bookworms... It's supposed to be: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/8192117
      My first link up and I mess up :(

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  42. I followed you on Google Friends but NOW I follow you on Blog Lovin'!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  43. I need to reimport my google reader friends! Following you with bloglovin' now though....

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  44. I just started following you on Blog Lovin'! I need to start checking out this blog lovin' stuff more. I signed up a while ago, but haven't touched it since! Thanks for hosting this linky because it's making me look into it more! :)

    ✿ Regina
    Keepin It Krazy

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  45. I'm following you on Bloglovin'
    I think this is the email I'm using: sub.scribe@yahoo.com
    Thanks, Tori!
    Sara

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  46. Tori, Thanks for the great linky! I'm now following you on Bloglovin!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  47. I've already been following you on bloglovin'! My e-mail is ekdandre@gmail.com

    Thanks!!

    Elyse
    Happily Teaching

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    1. Hi Elyse! You are Day 4 Winner!! Emailing you now!!

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  48. I joined bloglovin and I am already a follower of your blog! :) veronica.varela@live.com

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  49. I am following you now. This is a great way to meet new bloggers. Thanks for the linky.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom
    Diamond Mom's Treasury

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  50. Oops, I forgot my email. charlene.sequeira2@gmail.com

    Charlene/Diamond Mom
    Diamond Mom's Treasury

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  51. Still getting used to it, but I switched to bloglovin about a month ago. I follow your blog, and appreciate your resources and ideas!
    carrie
    c.deruytter@gmail.com

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  52. I'm following your blog and so glad that I found it!

    Carla or mrsjeff2u
    Surviving Sixth Grade

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  53. I follow your blog on bloglovin! :) Oops - I attached my blog instead of bloglovin!
    My Kindergarten Kids

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  54. Thank you, I have been already following you through Bloglovin and thanks to you I found some more great ones to follow today!

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  55. What a great linky idea! I recently just joined BlogLovin' and am now a follower! :)

    Pam
    Diary of a First Grade Teacher

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  56. I was a follower and now am on bloglovin, too.
    Not sure what i am called, though. Melissa Young, possibly Mel184. :)
    Mandmyoung@chartermi.net

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  58. Wow! Thanks for the step by step instructions on making the switch to Bloglovin'! I'm now a follower!

    Fifth Grade Wit & Whimsy

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  59. Hey! Thank you for doing this. I posted my blog link accidentally on #120 so I went back and reposted the right link on #123 so I am sorry for posting twice. I thought I could edit it.

    Your newest follower,

    Angela
    angelapr18@gmail.com

    The Bilingual Teacher

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    1. Not to worry!! I took care of it for you and deleted #120 :) Thanks so much for following!!
      Tori

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  60. I am so glad I found your blog, and am now following you on Bloglovin as Kelly H.

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  61. I love Bloglovin, it's so easy to read the posts and I love the app! I am now following your blog too! Thanks for sharing how to set up my blog lovin page. And I am excited to find some new blogs to follow too!

    Carla

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  62. Great linky!! I'm now following you through bloglovin'.

    ~Traci
    The Bender Bunch

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  63. What a great linky!! Thanks for sharing this great tutorial for all of our readers!! :)

    Kelli
    Surviving the Little People

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  64. I'm already following you on bloglovin'.

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  65. Thanks for the tutorials - step-by-step is perfect for technophobes like myself!

    Love to Learn

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  66. Thanks for hosting this blog hop! I have found several new blogs... YEA!!!!! I follow you via Bloglovin' as The Teacher's Desk 6.

    Angela
    The Teacher's Desk

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  67. This is a great post, thanks! Thanks for the link up. Great idea!
    Sarah

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  68. Thanks for this linky party! I am now following you.

    Rose
    rose.loiacono@gmail.com
    Rosie's Rambles

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  69. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing. I follow you through both via email and Bloglovin. You are amazing and I learn so much from you. :-)

    Najda
    najda_2000@yahoo.com

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  70. Tori,
    Thanks for your very detailed description of how to join up with Bloglovin'. I'm your newest follower!
    Meghan
    First Grade Hugs and High Fives
    firstgradehugsandhighfives@gmail.com

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  71. I love following you and now I love Bloglovin'

    Lauren
    lekassner13@gmail.com

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  72. What a great idea! I am already folloing you:) Thanks for the link up.

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  73. I already follow!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  74. I am a new follower. Yay! Thanks so much!!!
    My email is kristenmcdermott0922@gmail.com.

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  75. I follow already by email, but am jumping on the blog loving bandwagon and will follow u there as well.
    Michelle Scherer
    Inlikeflynnm@yahoo.com

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  77. Thanks for the linky party and the info about bloglovin. I don't have a blog, but follow several, and worried I would lose them all when reader bit the dust. I am now a new follower of your blog. mcbridejulie6@gmail.com

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  78. I am a follower! amynick25@gmail.com

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  79. I made the switch and am following you on bloglovin.
    My email is edavis@lumpkin.k12.ga.us.
    My blog is A Classroom of Smarties.

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  80. Hi! Was following you before...but switched over!
    Following as sueturissi. Great site!

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  81. I am a new follower. This is so exciting!:)
    Kinders on the Block
    teecher4life@gmail.com

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  82. Wow! You have a ton of comments! Go you! Thanks for the linky, I just linked up and also found you on fb! :) I am a new follower on Bloglovin' as well! Have a great week!
    Theresa
    Pinkadots Elementary

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  83. Thank you so much for the linky! I am so excited to discover some new blogs! I totally did it wrong the first time and linked it to my blog, so that is why I am on there twice! Oops! :)

    Gabrielle
    Teaching Special Thinkers0

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  84. I'm already a follower. I liked your post for easy identification, not sure if I show up as Angie Henry or angiehenry23! This is a huge blog hop btw it might take me til July 1st to get through it! bwahaha Thanks for the fun chance to win! ahenry4443ah@gmail.com

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  85. I'm a follower!!! Thank you for creating this linky party. :)

    (( HUGS ))
    Tiffany

    One Fab Teacher

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  86. Thanks for the linky! I am a brand new Bloglovin' follower!!

    Sheryl Boyd
    slboyd05@gmail.com

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  87. I'm following you on Blogloving'
    Evrmoi
    evrmoi21@gmail.com

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  88. I'm following you on Bloglovin'
    Michelle McD
    mcdonaldmic@gmail.com

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  89. I am new to the blogging world so this Linky Party is wonderful! I am following you on Bloglovin' at bagbysmathmadness.

    -Kat

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  90. Thanks for hosting this fabulous link,,,I have found so many new blogs :)
    *Amanda
    Rock Stars At Work

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  91. I am a new follower of yours on Bloglovin...my name is Wendy and my e-mail address is: webpage2002us@yahoo.com

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  92. Hey Lori!
    My name is Sarah and I am NOW following you on Bloglovin (I was already signed up). I really hope I win this back to school activity! If I am chosen, you can email me at: saustin614@gmail.com
    Thanks so much for the opportunity! I'm excited to be a new follower!

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  93. I follow you through Bloglovin' and I am all linked up!

    Kim
    Mrs. H's Resource Room
    hansonteacher@gmail.com

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  94. I follow you on Bloglovin! Thanks for the info!
    anouryeh@summergrove.net

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  96. I officially follow you on Bloglovin under Andrea K or ark31! I have been following through Google. Thanks for the tips on how to organize blogs I read!

    Andrea
    andreakornfeind@gmail.com

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  97. I'm following...bloglovin and email :)

    lily-015@hotmail.com

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  98. Wow! I am new to following blogs and am amazed by all of the wonderful resources and information. I am now following you through Bloglovin and email. Thank you for all the links!
    JohannesZooCrew
    Sajohannes@hotmail.com

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  99. I'm following on bloglovin
    Stellaluna114@gmail.com

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  100. I am a follower! Love it!
    Powerteacher@hotmail.com

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  101. I am a follower!
    Debbie
    debbie81992@gmail.com

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  102. I made the switch to Bloglovin' yesterday! I follow you as Carrie Dawley (or First Grade with Ms. Dawley... I'm still working on figuring that out lol).
    This whole Bloglovin' thing is going to take some getting used to, I suppose. :)

    Enjoy your day!
    -Carrie
    First Grade with Ms. Dawley

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  103. I just discovered blogs last summer and you were one of the first I started following. I made the switch to Bloglovin' and follow you as debjac9.
    Debbie
    debjac9@aol.com

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  104. Oh I am following you via BlogLovin'....I hope I am not too late!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  105. I'm following you on Bloglovin!
    Thanks for the visuals in this post... definitely helpful for making the switch!
    Colleen :-)
    colleendembs@yahoo.com
    Fun and Fearless in First

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  106. I follow you on Bloglovin!

    lorinademello@hotmail.com

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  107. Love your blog and have made the switch to Bloglovin!

    Brooke

    bstok001@gmail.com

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  108. Thank you! The linky is helpful as I make the transition to BlogLovin, and I appreciate all the extra info about BL. Great stuff!

    Kristen
    Aspire to Inspire

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  109. I am already a follower on bloglovin! Thanks

    Diane Bode

    dianebode@mediacombb.net

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  110. I already follow you on Bloglovin'.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  111. I'm followin' on Bloglovin'!

    Hope I win but it looks like you have a LOT of followers! Good luck to us all! Thanx for that SUPER DETAILED how-to above! Thanx so much!

    cheryllhoff@yahoo.com

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  112. I'm a new follower! Great linky-party! Thanks!
    ~Colleen
    http://www.talesfrom3rdgrade.blogspot.com/

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  113. I am your newest follower on Bloglovin!

    - Katy Smith
    firstgradekate@gmail.com

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  114. You've got a new follower on Bloglovin'! I am new to being a teacher-blogger and am glad I came across your blog. It's great for inspiration!!

    Thank you for hosting the link-up! Excited to check out some new blogs!

    Best wishes!
    Kristina
    KristinaZucchino@gmail.com
    Mrs. Z & Company

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  115. Thank you for hosting this blog hop. I just started following you on bloglovin'. Now, I'm off to post about it. :)
    Polliwog Place

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  116. Hi Tori. I follow you on bloglovin!

    Tracy
    Traeebae@gmail.com

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  117. I now follow you on bloglovin! I just started my blog a few weeks ago and was feeling a little frustrated that I didn't have any followers yet, but then I stumbled upon your blog and felt a bit of relief.
    Thanks,

    Mai

    Diary of a Grumpy Teacher

    huynhmaip@gmail.com

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    Beachbumliteracychick.blogspot.com

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