Wednesday, January 9, 2013

1.9.2013 Word! Blog Hop

January 9, 2013
Writing Challenge Blog Hop

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Word of the Week: zephyr
Super Challenge: arboretum


1. Take the vocabulary word presented and build a written piece using it. Highlight the word within the post so we can see it when we all come visit. :) (It would be greatly appreciated if all posts could be kept within PG guidelines. If they exceed these, please asterick when linking up the post)

Super Challenge!  
Use the 2nd suggested word in your written piece, either per it's typical meaning, as an antonym, or as a synonym. 
Again, highlight it so we can see how you used it.


2. Come back here and add the link to the post on our link up button (located at the bottom of this post. Click "read more")
 3. Copy and paste the link code, provided with each week's hop  into the bottom of your blog post.  


4. Visit each other's posts and comment, at the minimum, the two prior to your link. 

Additional activities
(for those who want them)
5. Post your link to Twitter with any of the hashtags  #Word! #bloghop #weeklywritingchallenge
6. Post your link to the Hidden Valley Events Wall set up weekly for each hop.   
7. Post the blog hop button (below) to your post. I appreciate the link-back love. :) 

Link up, grab the linky code, and paste into your own blog. 
Then visit the links. :)
(please link the challenge post and not your main blog url) 

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