Blog Party!! Join in the fun!

Blog Party BannerHi everyone! Today is the day for my first blog party! Please join in on this post!  Here are the details:

 1. Choose one of your favorite posts from your blog.  Whatever you’d like to share with the rest of us, whether it be about travel, novels, food, personal adventures, blogging, photography, etc…………. You may share up to three of your posts during the party, but please post only one at a time.  It’s best to wait awhile before sharing your second and third posts, as it will give others enough time to join in the fun!

2. Paste the link to your post in the comment section of this post; if you’d like to write something about yourself or describe your blog, we’d love it!

3. Have fun! There’s a virtual food and drink table with lots of Chicago deep-dish pizza and Canadian desserts (butter tarts and Nanaimo Bars!) Explore new blogs, comment on their posts, follow, reblog and share. Let other bloggers know that you met them here at The Chicago Files blog party!  Whether you are new to the blogging world or have been part of it for a while, this is a terrific opportunity for everyone to meet new and awesome bloggers (including them meeting you)!

Thank you so much for being part of this blogging blast! I’m glad you’re here! 🙂

  251 comments for “Blog Party!! Join in the fun!

  1. August 1, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    okay so first I’ll share my favorite post and then I’ll double back and see what new blogger connections I can make. I found this party through Athena’s Antics.

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    • August 1, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Welcome to The Chicago Files and our blog party! It’s so nice to meet you! Thank you, and I’m so glad you found the party through Athena’s Antics! I’m sure you’ll find some great new connections as well as others finding your blog! I’m going to check out your post right now! Cher xo

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      • August 1, 2015 at 3:13 pm

        since it’s your party its your rules. Question: are we only allowed to post favorite posts or can we ask/exchange social media stuff too?


      • August 1, 2015 at 3:30 pm

        Were you thinking about posting other links to your social media, you mean?

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      • August 1, 2015 at 4:06 pm

        yeah it might be easier for some since there are so many blog platforms and each one works just a little differently. It has also been my experience that it helps to have more than one way to follow a blogger (twitter, facebook page, google connect, email, etc).


      • August 1, 2015 at 4:08 pm

        For sure! Please list your other links for us to find your writing on other social media platforms!! 🙂 xo


  2. August 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Thanks for letting me into the party and not putting the cat out! This will be my second and last entry due to further engagements. Scanned thru these comments for a cat blog, but did not see one. This time instead of “cute” we will go with a post that is photographically esthetically pleasing, and includes as a bonus a scientifically enlightening mathematical cat law derived from Einstein’s theories. Don’t believe me? click


    • August 1, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      *LOL* Greg, thank you for sharing this post as well! The cat stays! 🙂 Thanks so much for coming to the party today! Cher xo


  3. August 1, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you for hosting such a lovely party, I can’t wait to check out the other guests post! I wanted to share a post from a recent walk in my old neighbourhood:

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    • August 1, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Welcome and thank you so much for coming to the blog party! Thanks for sharing your post with us as well! How wonderful to show us your old neighborhood in Norway!! I know others will be very interested (including me)! Cher xo

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      • August 1, 2015 at 3:58 pm

        I’m just happy to be here enjoying the posts of the excellent bloggers at your party!


      • August 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

        Why thank you! There are some incredible bloggers and now I include you as one of them!! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • August 1, 2015 at 4:01 pm

        Thank you, you are too kind. You sure know how to be a great hostess!

        Liked by 1 person

      • August 1, 2015 at 4:03 pm

        That is very thoughtful of you to say; thank you!! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • August 2, 2015 at 11:02 am

        I just wanted to say thank you for hosting this great party! I had a blast yesterday and today i have come back to check out some more wonderful blog posts. This was truly a great initiative Cher!


      • August 2, 2015 at 11:06 am

        Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind words! It was an absolute pleasure! I am actually working on a ‘thank you’ post at this very moment to show my appreciation for everyone who attended the party! I am so grateful! Thank YOU!! Cher xo

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  4. August 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Hey everyone, for those who want to like & follow, I reciprocate.

    like and follow me on Facebook:


    Goggle Connect with me here:
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    if you use Goggle+ I can be found here:

    Finally, my professional blog is here:

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  5. August 1, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Great idea! i think I will have something to drink…and share my latest post, since it tells you something about me. Even if it is short. I’ll have a short walk with the other guests before I go to sleep. It’s late. Good night and thank you!


    • August 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Hi Leya! Welcome and thank you so much for stopping by! Thanks also for sharing your blog and post!! Good night, Leya!! Cher xo


      • August 1, 2015 at 4:44 pm

        Good night you too. Here it’s midnight and a full moon. A dog is barking…I’ll be back again…

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      • August 1, 2015 at 4:44 pm

        It sounds like a novel, Leya! I love it! Please come back anytime!! Cher xo

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      • August 1, 2015 at 4:48 pm

        Thank you – I will.

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  6. August 1, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I used to live in Chitown!! Thanks for inviting us to the party! Check out one of my favorites:


    • August 1, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      Hi there and welcome! Oh did you? Well I am certain that my blog will contain some extremely familiar places and things! Thanks so much for coming to the blog party and posting one of your favorite posts! I’m going to check it out right now and I know others will too!! Cher xo

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  7. August 1, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Hi, Cher, here’s the link to the post I just put on today…hope I’m not too late… Just switched to Windows 10 with a pile of problems. All the best, good lady. ♥


    • August 1, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Hi Billy Ray! It’s so good to see you here! You most definitely are not too late! I just switched to Windows 10 as well so I know exactly what you mean! *LOL* I always enjoy your posts so much, Billy Ray! Thank you for being YOU!! And to you as well, kind sir! Cher xo


  8. August 1, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Okay… I know I am quite late as I couldn´t get into Blogland sooner today,…
    I´ll choose my last post on the Centaurs. How fun, dear Cher… I´ll make sure to check out the comments and links over here…. All my best wishes and happy weekend ahead to you. Aquileana 😀


    • August 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      My dear Aquileana! Thank you soooo much for coming to the blog party! Merci! Your blog is enchanting! I absolutely love it and for those who have not yet had the pleasure to meet you, I know when they go to your blog they will love it as much as I do!! And my best wishes and a happy weekend to you as well, dear Aquileana! Cher xo

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      • August 1, 2015 at 6:39 pm

        The pleasure was mine!…. Have a wonderful weekend, dear Cher! Aquileana 😀

        Liked by 1 person

      • August 1, 2015 at 6:40 pm

        You too, dear Aquileana! Cher xo

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  9. August 1, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I thought I’d pop back in again. Here’s a post all bloggers should read as it explains why they must continue to blog!


    • August 1, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      I’m so glad you did! Thank you, Austin! Cher xo

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 1, 2015 at 6:18 pm

        I made another round of the bloggers who posted. Nice crowd. 🙂


      • August 1, 2015 at 6:19 pm

        Well you definitely added to it, Austin; thank you!! Cher xo

        Liked by 1 person

  10. August 1, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Found your party a bit late but thanks to Austin, The Modern Philosopher I am here. Glad to see that there’s still some Chicago Style Pizza left.

    One of my favorite posts was written in a BloggingU course. I love it because it brought up something I didn’t know how much it had impacted me until I started writing.

    Thanks for hosting. I think I will take a look around.


    • August 1, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      Hi there! Thank you so much for coming to the blog party! Most definitely there is Chicago Style pizza left! I’m so glad you have put a link to one of your favorite posts! I am sure others will love reading it! Thank you again! Cher xo


  11. August 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    swo8 is our name and music videos is our game. Also art is up there so take a gander over at


    • August 1, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Welcome! Thank you so much for coming to the blog party and posting your link! Please feel free to explore other blogs, and I know other bloggers will do the same with yours!! Cher xo

      Liked by 1 person

  12. August 1, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Great party, Pizza was fab..and so were some of the amazing blogs…..Big hugs for a wonderful evening 🙂


    • August 1, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      Well thank you so much, my dear! It was a pleasure having you here! Please stop by anytime!!! Cher xo

      Liked by 1 person

  13. August 2, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Cher, what a wonderful idea! It’s also great reading about other blogs and I hope to get around to visit them all.

    Blackbutterfly7 has a focus on social issues and equality for all. We also post words for personal encouragement, humor, and about cyberharassment.

    Well, I spent so much time at the virtual buffet that I almost forgot the link to one of my favorite posts. 🙂

    As a native of Chicago, here’s a loud “hey” to you and all.


    • August 2, 2015 at 9:51 am

      Welcome, Xena! Thank you so much for coming to the party! Hey Chicago!! The virtual buffet absolutely had to include the famous Chicago deep-dish pizza! *LOL* Thank you for including a link to your post! I know others will be very happy to get to know you! Thank you!! Cher xo


  14. August 2, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Ohh I am late 🙂 But it looks like a great party! What a wonderful initiative!


    • August 2, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Hi Indah! No, never too late! If you have a moment, please post one of your incredible, amazing links! Your photography is absolutely sublime! You have taken me to other worlds with your up-close sea creature photos. Didn’t your work appear in some Smithsonian publications? I am honored to see your brilliant work, Indah! Thank you for stopping by! Cher xo


  15. August 2, 2015 at 9:59 am

    I made it here late also, but it is so much fun!!!! I got lost reading all the great blogs but I’m back to post a link to my own. This is so awesome! I think I want to host a blog party on my own site, I’ll work out a date and post it this week.


    • August 2, 2015 at 10:01 am

      Welcome Heather! No, not to worry whatsoever! There will be lots and lots of ‘return to the party post’ reading I’m sure of it! Please feel free to stay as long as you’d like, enjoy and I know others will be glad to meet you as am I my dear!! Cher xo

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  16. August 2, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Thanks for the pizza! You can find me at

    Here’s on of my more popular recent posts: “Update: Who Knows About Your Blog? Am I Cheating On My Wife?”


  17. Corinne
    August 2, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Hi Cher,
    Nice to meet you! Thanks for hosting this blog party!

    Here’s a link to my most recent post. An unexpected adventure with a happy ending, which I’m so grateful for.
    ~ Corinne /2015/08/01/blackout/


    • August 2, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Hi Corinne! It is nice to meet you too! Thank you so much for posting your link! Feel free to explore, have some pizza (we still have lots of deep-dish pizza) and I’ll pop on over to your blog, too! I am sure others are going to come and visit yours as well! Cher xo

      Liked by 1 person

      • Corinne
        August 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

        Pizza!!! One of my favorites! While I’m at it, I’ll help myself to a glass of wine, too! Thank you! 😊

        Liked by 1 person

      • August 2, 2015 at 6:52 pm

        Deep-dish Chicago pizza! Absolutely; please be my guest!!! Cher xo


  18. August 3, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Having already posted my three links, I now realize you asked us not to post them all at once. There’s no set of rules I can’t screw up. Sorry. I mean well, but I’m hopeless.


    • August 3, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Ah bless, Ellen! That is totally fine; no worries whatsoever! I’m so glad you were able to come by the party!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful blog! Cher xo


  19. August 4, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Sorry I’m late arriving… It’s been a busy week. Here’s one of my old WPC’s that inspired me to write a bit of poetry. In some ways it tells a bit about me too 😉

    Have a great party!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 4, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      Quite alright my dear! I am so happy you have listed your link to some of your poetry! Brilliant and muchly appreciated! Cher xo


  20. August 25, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Hi! I love parties. It’s great to be here. I want to share my most popular post: It’s about my book, The Dead Game. I also have a blog at : Nice to meet everyone, Susanne


    • August 26, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Hi Susanne! Thank you so much for coming! I LOVE your blog! Your writing is incredible. Just brilliant! Cher xo


  21. August 29, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Okay, there is such a thing as being fashionably late but this tardiness on my part may be unprecedented… lol. So here is my offer for the first annual blog party! What a great idea! Happy end-of-summer Cher!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 29, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      Ah, bless you, my dear! You are always welcome here and I am so glad you did! I may have another blog party in the Fall (which is almost upon is, isn’t it?) but I’ll be sure and let everyone know in advance. Thank you so much for a link to your awesome blog!! Happy end-of-summer to you too, my dear! Thank you! Cher xo

      Liked by 1 person

  22. August 30, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Here is my poem for your blog party thank you for this post


    • August 30, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Maxima!! Love, Cher xo


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