He who pursues righteousness and loyalty Finds life, righteousness and honor.

(Proverbs 21:21 NASB)

Spammers, Scammers and Back Links, Oh My!

Hello, this is not one of my usual posts, but the hilariousness of the following comment was too much! And I do mean too much!

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Do You Have “Faith” in Your Blog?

One of my Blogger blogs was mostly faith based. I've tried to incorporate that here. I found it difficult to separate my faith from my general ramblings. I am the kind of person that doesn't set aside time for God. I include Him in everything I do. I talk with Him all day long, rather than put a time limit on prayer or scripture.

I heard of faithful business owners that are known and loved because you can see their faith in everything they do in their business. What about putting those things into practice for your blog? Might your blog be or become your business?

Do You Have "Faith" in Your Blog?

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10 Tips for Starting a New Blog

I have put a lot of thought into what I've learned my first year of blogging. I've put together a list of things that are not only important to know, but some of them are things I wish I would have known from day one. I wish I had known a few things or had someone to guide me more.

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Twitter Class Giveaway ~ Mumfection

Eschelle @Mumfection is letting me giving away a seat to her Twitter Class!

"Breaking Down the Tweet" Twitter Class

You will learn EVERYTHING you need to know from how to open an account all the way up to using it for marketing reasons!!

The potential of social media to increase your "BUZZ" is outstanding and she wants to teach you how you can do it, and do it well!!

Samantha's Day

"Breaking Down the Tweet" Twitter Class

Monday, August 01 2011 | 6:00 PM (PST) Starts in 22 days 23 hours 39 minutes

Want to sign up?!??!  Well here is HOW simply look on the right side of her page for a "donate" button, the class is $15.00 for August, so send $15.00 with your e-mail address in the "description/details" and I will send you an e-mail regarding class information etc!

A week prior to class you will also be getting a small "twitter e-book" to go along with the class as well!!

REMEMBER make sure to give me your e-mail address along with payment, if she does't receive your e-mail she will instantly "issue refund."

One of my readers will receive a seat in the

"Breaking Down the Tweet" Twitter Class.

Follow the entry details in the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to win!

 


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Blog & Social Media Tools

Hootsuite

Social media has become more and more something that is used daily for many reasons. I will admit, it was not in my plans to use these services and now that I've seen what they can do, I really don't mind them at all. Ido like to use services to stream line my activity. Getting my posts on facebook and twitter has been my main focus for using social media.

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Question Moms — Do You Like Surveys?

Ques­tion Moms is an inter­est­ing and refresh­ing change to the usual survey

and small home type busi­ness marketing.

I joined Ques­tion Moms some­time back and the pace comes and goes. The foun­da­tional efforts to help give feed­back to the busi­nesses look­ing to mar­ket their prod­ucts is the basis for some of the surveys.

Ques­tion Moms also have an oppor­tu­nity to review products.

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Can Inbound Marketing Improve Your Traffic?

I have listened in on a variety of these type of webinars. Even though I'm not a large site I can get info that improves my blog. Join in if you would like.

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Are You Looking for Media Kits and Business Supplies?

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Kelly of 3 boys and a dog has started a new business, Blog Print Media, below are the services she provides.

Business Card Design – Perfect for passing out at conferences, including in snail mail inquiries, and giving out at Walmart.  Includes your online contact information.

Mom Card Design – Perfect for passing to the mothers in your real life circle.  All those times you need to give your number to someone, this is perfect!  Includes phone number as well as children’s first names so that they know who you are. :-)

Media Quick Sheet – All of your best and most important info in one sheet.  Great for approaching PR about product reviews, giveaways, and small ad purchases.

Small Business Pricing & Wholesale Info – Great for Etsy sellers and other handmade item sellers!  The quoted price is for 2 pages, up to 5 pictures.  If you need more pages and/or more pictures, the price will go up.  Everything inquirers need to know about your business, products, prices, terms of service, etc in order to purchase from you.

Conference Sponsorship Request Kit – Everything needed to approach companies about conference sponsorship.  I recommend making it specific to a certain conference, but that is not a requirement.  The quoted price includes 2 pages, each additional page is 25 dollars.

Full Media Kit – Exactly what is sounds like!  This is EVERYTHING you could possibly need – basically a combination of many of the above into one complete kit!  This includes up to 16 pages, anything more will cause the price to go up.  This kit also includes the Business Card Design AND Media Quick Sheet!

Perfect Fit – Email and possible phone consultation to figure out what you need.  Choose this option if none of the above fit!  If it is print media, Blog Print Media can make it!  Newsletters, Gift Certificates, Brochures, nothing is too big for us!

Blog Print Media

If you are interested in becoming an affiliate with Blog Print Media, please fill out the following form: Affiliate Sign Up

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A New Site for Bloggers, Join Me!

 

I want to tell you all about a great Blogger opportunity. I connected with Shasta on Linked In earlier this week and asked her what her business did. Blog Friendly PR sounded enticing. She responded promptly and I went to check it out. I came across a link for Pitch List Bloggers, naturally I had to check it out. It is a very new site, 129 members.

I'm here to tell you, they have got it together! They are setting up opportunities to work with companies and they are some very nice businesses. Right now there is a list going to be a review of Total Gym for:  Total Gym "Total Mom" Challenge 2011

You have the option to sign up for a year at $40 or $5 per month. Honestly, it is very much worth it. I had reservations about paying for this but I sure don't now.

 


Visit Pitch List Bloggers

 

Head over to the sign up page of Pitch List Bloggers.

And if you would be so kind, there is a challenge going to bring in more bloggers.

Would you please leave my name Crissy - MusingMom6 as your referrer?

I'm not sure what the prize is, I am so excited I didn't even look! LOL

Also, friend me on my PROFILE.

Thanks and Good Luck!

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Monetizing Tweets

Have you thought about making money on Twitter? I've seen some of the larger blogs using My Likes as a blog resource to monetize their Twitter accounts.

One thing that is very new to My Likes is the iPhone and Android App. I can pull up my My Likes account and skim the offered tweets while on the go. It is a very simple system to use, you set the time of day to start the posting, it only posts up to 5 times and stops. It is intuitive in that is spaces the tweets so you don't bombard your followers with too many tweets.

I signed up for my account sometime back and never really used it much till January. My tweets are getting more exposure and I have increased my payouts. Jan and Feb were not very big months at $2.64 and $3.71. March has been a different story, I've been getting payouts weekly. My first weeks payout were $2.36 and $2.45.

I don't think I'll get rich or anything, but monetizing my blog could go into the blog fund kitty!

This is an example of a My Likes tweet:

Greening your home doesn't stop at the front door. How many of these tips can you use in your yard? http://lx.im/1aZYt - ad
By clicking on the link, you get the "per click" payout. They very in price. No selling or promoting your account is automatically posted.
I make an effort to post only tweets that a mom or dad would be interested in. I am not crazy about movie stars nor do I want to do quizzes and polls. Although, I did do one on coffee. It was interesting at least.
If you chose to click on any link in this post I will get credit. I'd love it if you signed up through me. They are running a contest till March 18th for an iPad. New accounts are all they count for entries.
Have a great day! I'm going to try to keep from drowning. Another rainy day in the Midwest, I get Severe Weather warnings everyday on Flash Flooding. We are soaked!
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