Welcome to All Things Dog Blog

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This page has been created to help you with tips for joining our Super Dog Sunday Blog Hop. If you find that you need more help than this page offers, feel free to contact me, Carrie Boyko, at LetsAdoptaDogPark@gmail.com. I'll be happy to offer assistance.

If you're not a blogger, you can still join in the fun. Visit my site on February 6th and you'll find links and photo thumbnails inside the first post on the blog. They call this a hop, because you can click on one to visit the site, and there you will find the same list. Click another thumbnail and you'll be off to another site. Have fun hopping!

If you'd like to contribute your own football-themed dog photo, you can do it one of two ways. Either post it to my Facebook page, or send it to me at LetsAdoptaDogPark@gmail.com. I'll post it there myself. Be sure to stop and to see your furry friend!

For bloggers, joining our blog hop on February 6th is as easy as the following few instructions. You'll be done in a jiffy and ready to make some homemade treats for Fido and your friends and family. Here's all you need to do to join in:

  • WHO:  All bloggers are invited; they don’t need to be pet blogs
  • WHAT: A Football-Themed Photo Blog Hop featuring dogs (wordless posts are fine)
  • WHERE: http://www.allthingsdogblog.com/
  • WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2011 (Super Bowl Sunday). The hop will open at midnight and close at midnight. Feel free to stop in and add your post anytime on 2/6.
  • WHY: Just for the fun of it! Check out all your blogging friends’ dogs having fun with their footballs, or dressed up like football players. Kick back with a cold one and have a good laugh.
  • HOW: It’s super easy and very quick.  Here’s the steps:
    1. Post your photo to your own site and copy the permalink (the link to your specific photo’s post).
    2. Visit www.AllThingsDogBlog.com on 2/6/11 and scroll to the bottom to find the link that says "Click here to enter".
    3. Click this link and follow the prompts to enter your permalink and a couple other details.
    4. You’ll get a chance to select your photo and adjust the cropping  for the thumbnail image that will show up on all the blogs that participate; just move the box wherever you’d like it to be. Of course, when readers visit your site, they’ll see the whole image.
    5. When you’re finished entering, go back to my blog and hit the link that says “Get the code here.”
    6. Copy this code and paste it into the html tab of your post (usually at the bottom) on your own site. This will allow all the thumbnails to appear at your site, as well. Now your readers can enjoy some hopping fun on Super Dog Sunday also!
Be sure to get the word out to your readers and other bloggers by talking it up on your Facebook page and Twitter using the hashtag #SuperDogSunday. Now, let’s have some fun!

Oops! Before I go, let me hit one other thing. If you need a few tips on photos, check out the sidebar for helpful hints and ideas. I'm no pro, but this should get you started. Good luck.

Still don't quite understand what a blog hop is? Here's another explanation, offered by Linky Tools, the folks that make it happen in the background:

What is a blog hop?

A blog hop is a linky list that is SHARED ON MULTIPLE BLOGS. 
When several blogs put the same linky list code on their blog, the 
exact same list appears on each blog. 

Blog visitors can submit their entries on any blog that contains the list. 
The entries will appear on each blog where the list resides.

Blog readers see the same list on each blog, and can "HOP" from blog 
to blog seeing the same list of links to follow: BLOG HOP!