No. 1: The upcoming Mad Tea Party post with Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist on July 13th.
No. 2: Le Mysterieux Carnival. This group is quiescent all year long with the exception of October or All Hallows Eve.
Those two sites require some creative photography and highlight some truly inspired bloggers.
I also keep an eye out for blog hops, in particular hops that I have not participated in before. If you just hop around with the same group of people, you will never encounter new blogs and potential new readers.
No. 3: I'll be joining a no-rules blog hop monday-mingle with Tough Cookie Mommy.
No. 4: I glommed onto sarahsblogoffun.com - this gal has THREE blog hops coming up. One this month for the new and timid blog hopper.
No. 5: No-rules blog hops are the best. There is one every weekend at Sincerely, Paula
No. 6: Low pressure participation hops such as Unknown Mami
The idea is that you enjoy your city (or suburb or town), take pictures, and then share them with your bloggy friends and family.
If your “Sunday” happens on a Friday, that’s fine, just post the pictures on Sunday. If you live in a suburb instead of a city, I don’t care; I still want to see it. If it’s raining and you’re stuck inside, take a picture of the view outside your home. You can even cheat and take pictures one Sunday and post them the next Sunday.No. 7: At the beginning of the year Vicki-2bagsfull will host the Grow Your Blog hop - tons of participants!
No. 8: How could I forget the annual http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/? That is the best challenge of all and is scheduled every April. Those posts practically write themselves *chorkles to self.*
No. 9: I am thinking Nicky and Mike, the duo behind We Work For Cheese, will be hosting some type of month-long writing or photography challenge (fingers crossed).
No. 10: When all else fails, there is Pinterest. What I mean is that bloggers cross-post on Pinterest any challenges or events. It never hurts to look there for inspiration. As long as you don't get sucked into looking at all the pretty pictures (guilty as charged).