Farewell to a flop bloghop #FlavoursomeTuesdays

Well, with this post it is curtains for my maiden venture : #FlavoursomeTuesdays. This proved to be a flop of a bloghop from the word go.

One of my goals this year was to set up a Linky Party. And one of the learnings of this year has been that some things are not meant to be. #FlavoursomeTuesday was one of them.

Why did I want to host a  Linky Party?

Simply because I had seen so many bloggers hosting blog hops that I thought I’d give it a try.

After all, food is a popular topic with bloggers considering the number of food bloggers and self avowed foodies in the world. So I thought a blog hop that invited people to post their food memories either as anecdotes or photographs would find enough takers.

But obviously,  I was wrong. It was harder than it looked. To begin with, working with inLinkz wasn’t as easy as it was made out to be. At each party, I would forget the steps involved to make the link up work. The result was often a broken link.

And worse still, after the initial response which was quite encouraging, the audience dwindled to just one. Thanks Vasantha for your solitary support in this venture.

Thanks too, dear Shilpa of Metanoia who co-hosted with me and made the yummy badge.

I’m taking a break from this flop show and will work out something better ( if possible, next year)

Until then, I wish you, all my readers lots of flavoursome memories this Tuesday and every day!

Merry Christmas all!

Ciao

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Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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10 Responses

  1. Oh….. This is so sad, Sunitha. I have started a monthly series for this blog hop. I just loved to write for this. Will surely miss it. Anyhow great effort, Sunitha and Shilpa!

  2. Shilpa Gupte says:

    Sunita, please don’t take this so hard…..Just look at it this way na..we hosted the blog hop for an entire year! That’s fine, too, I guess…At least we had people coming and joining us–even if it was just a couple of them at the end. And, we did enjoy–the two of us–it was a good experience at doing a blog hop and we did learn quite a lot of things, didn’t we? So, it was not a total failure, was it? Chin up, my dear! It could have been worse!

  3. Chandra Lynn says:

    Awww…I’m sorry your blog hop didn’t work out as planned. I agree. These things are often harder than they seem. If I were “into food,” I would have joined.

    • Bellybytes says:

      Thanks Chandra for your commiserations! I realised that not too many people are really into food . Perhaps travel has a greater appeal …. will definitely relaunch this initiative with more attention to detail

  4. Shalzmojo says:

    Hang in there girl – you trie dit out for a year. That is impressive!!! And the linkz gets my goat too – I had started Wisdom Wednesdays but stopped after 3-4 linkies – no regrets there!!

    You win some and you lose some!!

    Just pick the best out of this experience and revive the linky with more vigour and thought!!!
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  5. Alana says:

    I’ve never tried to host a blog hop. I participate in several, and have a (small) idea of all the hard work involved from knowing a man who is a moderator on a Facebook group. I believe that nothing is a wasted effort, Bellybytes. There is an old saying that there is no such thing as overnight success – that, behind success is usually a long string of failures. Without the initial failure you will never reach success, meaning that you may not know it now, but perhaps what you come up with next will be the kind of success you are looking for. I hope so. I was one of those who started out and ended up leaving. The reasons are complex, but had nothing to do with you or the other members (I assure you!)
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    • Bellybytes says:

      Dear Alana thanks so much for this message of hope and comfort. I do know that life overtakes blogging and your heart was ( is) in the right place . Yes every failure is a stepping stone to success and I’m hoping to relaunch the blog hop with more thought …..

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