Giveaway Hop Update

ffhops resizeI have decided to take most of the summer off from blogging and am not planning on hosting any hops during this time. It takes me hours each time I host a hop to update the linky and I’m burned out.  I will likely resume with a few hops sometime in the future.


Currently the only hop scheduled besides the No Strings Hop (starts Tuesday) is The Best Books Hop which begins on June 4th.  I am co-hosting this one which means the host is doing all the work.   The tour host is responsible for creating the graphic & linky and sending out the reminder emails and updating the linky… it is a lot of work!  As co-host I simply help promote the hop.


  1. Taking the summer off is totally understandable! I hope all is well with you and that the break does you some good!

    Does this mean that you are going to stop doing “got great giveaways?” post as well or will they still exist since they’re not really hops you organize?

  2. Inspired Kathy says:

    Got Great Giveaways and other features are also being discontinued through the summer. I am tired of being “tied” to my blog all the time. There may be a sporadic post that appears occasionally but nothing regular or scheduled.

  3. It’s good to take a break once in awhile. I’m looking forward to slowing down this summer too. I do hope you start the hops again in the Fall because they are my most popular posts. Maybe you don’t have to update the linky to save time. If people stop by the blog and see there’s no giveaway, they’ll get the idea that the person didn’t post. I don’t feel you’re obligated to keep it updated.

  4. Hi Kathy, You really deserve a big rest and chance to do something else!

  5. I don’t blame you – it is a lot of work! I am thinking the same thing about discontinuing my YA blog.

  6. Sometimes it’s nice to take a break. I’m planning to cut back this summer too. I do hope you continue the giveaway hops because they’re my most popular posts. And maybe you don’t have to update the links. I wouldn’t be upset if you didn’t and I bet others would understand too.

  7. It is obvious that you put a lot of work into your blog and blog hops! You definitely deserve a break!!! Enjoy your summer:)

  8. I don’t blame you. It’s a ton of work!! We all love and appreciate your hops but I totally understand the need to have some time off and enjoy your life. 🙂 I’m looking forward to participating in the Best Books Hop. I’m thinking about which book to choose. It has to fit the categories, right? I’ll probably do Vampire or Magic.
    Have a great summer, Kathy!

  9. Enjoy your summer! Thank you so much for all the cool things you do blogwise! Looking forward to your return in the fall!

  10. I honestly admire you for all the work you do. Enjoy your summer, hopefully as stress-free as possible 🙂

  11. I hope you’ll start the blog hops again in the Fall. They are my most popular posts and I really enjoy doing them. Perhaps you don’t need to check all the links to make it less work.

  12. Jennifer says:

    Yay for you!! This must all keep you WAY too busy, and you’ve gone through a lot in the past year or so. I hope it’s the best summer ever for you.

  13. Thank you for all of your hard work! It is understandable that you need a break. You have family and yourself to care for too! Take good care and enjoy your summer!

  14. You deserve a break! I’ve always wondered how you manage to post/schedule multiple posts every day and then organize tours, blasts, and giveaway hops! Not to mention your Feed Your Reader blog! Thanks for taking care of all these things! 😀

    Take care and enjoy the summer!

  15. vicky b says:

    I love your site and appreciate your hard work ! I will miss you this summer. You deserve a break