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
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).