I have an idea in mind, and it's going to take some time, and some thought, and it may not air as soon as I want it to (which would ideally be this week). It is my idea *nose up* copyright Ashley!
Personally, I like the idea of blog hops not even because of traffic (although that is an enticing side effect, and has brought me three times the traffic that I've ever had in the history of my blog, and 10 times the normal traffic...yeah buddy!), but because that's a place where you can find other blogs to connect to- that's where I've found all the blogs I like to read (and filtered out all the ones that I don't). I can choose which ones I want to follow, and discover other blogs out there that do hops in the process, and it really appeals to me, finding out just how many other people are out there.
So I want a hop of my own. Not a completely no rules hop (those cause mayhem and a influx of *follows back* readers), but a genuine hop, with an idea I created myself. This one you'd have to do something, even a small something, write about it, link that blog up, and voila, you'd be part of the hop! Of course, it would take some word spreading. I have 90 followers (as of 30 August 2011), and figuring that the majority of them are followers that don't really follow, it will start out small, but I want it to be the friendly kind of hop that doesn't push people away because of the nature of the hop.
Mind you, I'm just airing out an idea here, not actually putting it all out there yet, but I have some of the tools to put it together...I'm looking for name ideas, when I would to it (there are already a lot of weekend hops, and I don't want to interfere with those, then again, there are hops every day, so hmm), just how I would start it out, and when. This is sort of my blogoversary "I've been around a year, so here's my project of my own" type of project, as well as having seen others do hops that really suck (and some that are really excellent) and trying to figure out what works.
Of course, the best way to make it work would be to get feedback and ideas from *ideally* the first people who might see, talk about, and/or participate in this thing. After all, you're my target crowd. So, shoot me, ideas, thoughts, comments, anything? I do respond to comments and whatnot, and I'll try to keep this up top until it's time for the debut of my idea to become a reality. I also want to thank Glowless for her help last night (very much appreciated) and the people who genuinely follow my blog, and thanks in advance for the people who will genuinely follow and participate in this.