tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-32818449067571000222012-10-26T02:15:58.791-04:00Blogging HintsCindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.comBlogger152125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-455998767547880972012-05-09T16:08:00.001-04:002012-05-09T16:09:00.392-04:007 Little Known, But Cool Webmaster Tools<div style="text-align: justify;">Managing a your site and creating a new blog becomes easier these days with lots of online tools than can help you all throughout the process. Here are some little known but cool webmaster tools that you may want to explore:</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">1.&nbsp;<a href="http://copyscape.com/" target="_blank">Copyscape.com</a>Copyscape is an online tool that allows you to search for copies of your page on the web. It can also protect you from cases of plagiarism. You can defend your sites with a free plagiarism warning banner from Copyscape. While this is a free service, there is also the so-called Copyscape Premium that provides more powerful plagiarism detection. There are also additional features such as copy-paste originality checks, batch search, private index, case tracking and an API.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">2.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pickydomains.com/" target="_blank">PickyDomains.com</a>When you are thinking of setting up a new website, there are lots of tools you can use to get started. First of all, you have to think of an effective and unique domain name. As what most people say, you must keep it short and simple (KISS). But if you are out of ideas, you can use PickyDomains to come up with great domain names. It's a risk free naming service that when you need a domain and you can't think of one, so you just have to place your order and you pay only if you receive suggestions you like.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">3.&nbsp;<a href="http://ispionage.com/" target="_blank">iSpionage.com</a>iSpionage is a reliable tool in managing client campaigns, analyzing SEO results, monitoring affiliates and more. It can be used for free and you can enter any site to learn which keywords generate traffic for them and if they spend money on PPC.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"></div><div style="text-align: justify;">It is a search marketing tool that can also guide you in starting up your online business. It is popular tool used in keyword monitoring, keyword research and building campaigns.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">4.&nbsp;<a href="http://bannerfans.com/banner_maker.php" target="_blank">BannerFans.com</a>BannerFans is a free online banner-maker that webmasters can tage advantage of. Banners have many uses and most websites use it to promote the webpages, products or services. Webmasters also incorporate the site identity on it. There are different sizes of banners and if you want to make use of predefined sizes as well as experience hassle-free banner making, then BannerFans is good for you. It is very easy to use. You can use it to generate blog headers, text banners, large buttons and many others. You don't need to be an expert with Photoshop and other editing software to come up with cool banners. With BannerFans, everything will be easier!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">5. <a href="http://www.freelogoservices.com/" target="_blank">FreeLogoServices.com</a>Aside from banners, website logos are also important. People can easily identify you with your logo so it is essential to come up with unique and relevant design. Creating a logo with FreeLogoServices easy and fast. You just enter the logo text, choose a design, customize your logo, then save and download. FreeLogoServices is a trusted online tools because of the quality output and large selection of designs. You can try it for free and make a logo design in few minutes!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">6. <a href="http://www.alexa.com/" target="_blank">Alexa.com</a>Alexa.com is an online tool use to analyze site's performance and other statistics. It shows if the site is popular or not and lists all similar sites, which is very handy, and very useful if you are planning to launch a new site in the existing niche.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">If your site is 3 months or older, you can also view its online analytics through Alexa. There are site tools and site info that you can check to know more about your website. You can even compare it to your competitors. What more, you can download and install Alexa toolbar for Google Chrome to easily monitor traffic rank, see related links, view search analytics and read website reviews.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">7. <a href="http://www.webtoolhub.com/tn561356-broken-link-checker.aspx" target="_blank">Broken Links Tool</a>Backlinks are important to webmasters. This is why a particular broken link can cost much trouble and adverse impact on site traffic. To avoid this issue, it would be better to use Broken Links Tool which is an easy and quick-to-use online tool in checking broken or dead links. You can choose what type of links you would like to check - inbound links, outbound links or both (all links).</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><i>This post was written by Liezl, author of <a href="" target="_blank">Make More Money Online</a> and owner of several other blogs related to shopping, trading card game, random reviews and more. As a blogger armed with creative ideas and weirdest imagination, she grabs every online opportunity that comes her way. Visit her site to have unlimited access to blogging tips, online earnings and SEO techniques.</i></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-45599876754788097?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-42121019991122117222011-10-05T08:03:00.000-04:002011-10-05T08:03:24.770-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - October 5th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a>&nbsp;</li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li></ol></div><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span><br /><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><span style="color: black; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><em><o:p></o:p></em></span></ol><br /><br /><!-- start InLinkz script --><br /><script type="text/javascript"> document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src=http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=89716&' + new Date().getTime() + '"><\/script>');</script><br /><!-- end InLinkz script --><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-4212101999112211722?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-37149527540127228632011-09-27T21:54:00.000-04:002011-09-27T21:54:39.512-04:00<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a>&nbsp;</li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li></ol></div><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span><br /><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><span style="color: black; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><em><o:p></o:p></em></span></ol><br /><!-- start InLinkz script --><br /><script type="text/javascript"> document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src=http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=87438&' + new Date().getTime() + '"><\/script>');</script><br /><!-- end InLinkz script --><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-3714952754012722863?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-20944961303841365152011-09-21T08:30:00.001-04:002011-09-21T08:30:59.428-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday: September 21st<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a>&nbsp;</li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li></ol></div><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span><br /><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><span style="color: black; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><em><o:p></o:p></em></span></ol><br /><br /><script type="text/javascript"> document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src=http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=85709&' + new Date().getTime() + '"><\/script>'); </script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-2094496130384136515?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-53573814067193653492011-09-14T06:58:00.000-04:002011-09-14T06:58:28.813-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday: September 14th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/">Cranky Old Man</a></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li></ol></div><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span><br /><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"></ol><div style="text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-t0p9n7bkt2U/TnCIRm6e7BI/AAAAAAAABEk/9fAxz9D__ok/s1600/cranky.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-t0p9n7bkt2U/TnCIRm6e7BI/AAAAAAAABEk/9fAxz9D__ok/s1600/cranky.jpg" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://racingandsavingmama.com/" target="_blank"></a></div><br />Let's get to know more about Joe from <a href="http://www.joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/">Cranky Old Man</a>...<br /><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><em>My blog - The Cranky Old Man is basically anything that comes to my mind.&nbsp; Sometimes stories, sometimes opinions, occasionally serious usually attempting to be humorous and entertaining.<o:p></o:p></em></span></div><em> </em><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="background: white; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><em>I am 65 years old, and retired after 40 years on Wall Street.&nbsp; I have 4 children from 40 to 13, and 5 grandchildren from 8 to 3. &nbsp;I took up blogging to promote my book "Maybe It's Just Me!", and so I had something&nbsp;to tell people what the F*** I do with my time.<o:p></o:p></em></span></div><br /><script src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=83751" type="text/javascript"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-5357381406719365349?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-27496211136347538752011-09-06T21:13:00.000-04:002011-09-06T21:13:51.218-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday - September 7th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a>&nbsp;</li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li></ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://racingandsavingmama.com/" target="_blank"></a></div><br /><br /><script src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=81735" type="text/javascript"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-2749621113634753875?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-38282099953037006552011-08-30T21:01:00.000-04:002011-08-30T21:01:16.821-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday - August 31st<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.racingandsavingmama.com/">Racing and Saving Mama</a></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li> <li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li> <li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li> </ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://racingandsavingmama.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd479/everhartk/raceandsavemama012.jpg" /></a></div><a href="http://racingandsavingmama.com/" target="_blank"><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</div></a><br /><br />Let's get to know more about Kristina from <a href="http://www.racingandsavingmama.com/">Racing and Saving Mama</a>...<br /><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><em>Hi, I'm Kristina and I write Racing and Saving Mama.&nbsp; My blog is about working out, fitness, running, finding deals and coupons. I take the approach of trying to save your wallet and waistline. I would love for you to come visit me.&nbsp; Every Friday I write a motivational post to keep you going with your goals.&nbsp; I love doing reviews and giveaways.&nbsp; You can find me on facebook, twitter, klout, Linkedin, google+, plus many other places.</em>&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></div><br /><!-- start InLinkz script --><br /><script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=79750"></script><br /><!-- end InLinkz script --><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-3828209995303700655?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-8768901007240323572011-08-29T07:00:00.000-04:002011-08-29T08:25:05.389-04:00Don't Miss Out on Opportunities: Provide Contact Information<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FSLaMgajMsc/Tde0WcuE3SI/AAAAAAAABAg/iGtYXuFZrpg/s1600/contact.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" j8="true" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FSLaMgajMsc/Tde0WcuE3SI/AAAAAAAABAg/iGtYXuFZrpg/s1600/contact.jpg" /></a></div>One of the important features to add to your blog is your contact information.&nbsp; It is understandable that many of us don't want to post our phone numbers or mailing address as this would result in our phones and mailbox being bomarded with spam.&nbsp; However, an email address is a necessity.<br /><br />Additionally, your email address needs to be easily visible either as a tab, icon or link on your home page.&nbsp; I frequently wants to contact fellow bloggers for guest posting or feature blogger opportunities and it is unfortunate when I cannot find an email address for those bloggers.&nbsp; I don't feel comfortable posting my opportunities into a blog post.<br /><br />Also, I am frequently contacted by companies with opportunities of free products and services.&nbsp; If I didn't have my contact information displayed on my home page, I may have missed out on some great offers.<br /><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-876890100724032357?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-45671905462582982662011-08-24T06:00:00.002-04:002011-08-24T06:00:05.251-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - August 24th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://happy-go-lucky-harvey.blogspot.com/">Happy Go Lucky</a></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li> <li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li> <li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li> </ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><br /><br /><center><a href="http://happy-go-lucky-harvey.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Happy Go Lucky" border="0" src="http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m13/harveyusn/733design/button.png" /></a></center><center>&nbsp;</center><br /><div align="left">Let's get to know more about Kara from <a href="http://happy-go-lucky-harvey.blogspot.com/">Happy Go Lucky</a>...</div><br /><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 12pt;"><em>My name is Kara and I'm so excited to be co-hosting this week's Catch a Wave Blog Hop! I have a craft blog called Happy Go Lucky where I share fun DIY projects, crafts, and activities the entire family can enjoy.&nbsp; I have a wonderful husband who is in the Navy and a 3 year old son who keeps me on my toes so I will occasionally share some cute family pictures.&nbsp; I'm also a middle school reading teacher.&nbsp; I just started my blog a few months ago and I absolutely love it!!&nbsp; I hope you will stop by sometime soon and say "Hi".&nbsp; Thanks Cindy for hosting a fabulous blog hop and for having me this week as your guest host!!</em> <o:p></o:p></div><br /><script src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=76438" type="text/javascript"> </script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-4567190546258298266?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-31035244921332281152011-08-16T21:18:00.000-04:002011-08-16T21:18:51.260-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday - August 17th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a>&nbsp;</li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li> <li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li> <li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li> </ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><br /><script src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=76438" type="text/javascript"> </script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-3103524492133228115?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-65844019380833855512011-08-09T23:04:00.001-04:002011-08-09T23:05:31.351-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - August 10th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.momfever.com/">Mom Fever</a></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li> <li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li> <li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li> <li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li> </ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.momfever.com/"><img source="blank" src="http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo188/nicleao/Schermafbeelding2011-05-14om142638-1-2.png" /></a></div><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin;">Let's get to know more about <a href="http://www.momfever.com/">Mom&nbsp;Fever</a>...<br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" />&nbsp;<br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" /> </span><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><em>I'm a mom of five kids, wife to one husband. Doing a thousand things.<o:p></o:p></em></span><br /><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><em>I often feel like I'm burning up! When the kids spill their sticky drinks, or when they start a fight because one of them looks at the other one 'funny'. Then I know: I've got a bad case of Momfever!<o:p></o:p></em></span></div><em> </em><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><em>Being a mom is like the first line of A tale of Two Cities: 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'. I'ld like to share all those times with you, and I do so, hoping you'll leave Momfever with a smile and the comforting knowledge: 'I'm not alone!'<o:p></o:p></em></span></div><em> </em><br /><br /><br /><script src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=74773" type="text/javascript"> </script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-6584401938083385551?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-41897927823779557912011-08-02T21:41:00.000-04:002011-08-02T21:41:21.356-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - August 3rd<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.iphonemom.blogspot.com/">My Journey as an iPhone Mom Developer</a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">.&nbsp;&nbsp; Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li></ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><br /><center><a border="0" href="http://iphonemom.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab13/jacquiblogger/iphonemom/buttoniphonemom-150px.png" /> </a></center><br />Let's get to know more about <span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin;">Shreta from <a href="http://www.iphonemom.blogspot.com/">My Journey as an iPhone Mom Developer</a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">...</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin;"><em> I'm so excited to be the featured co-host for today's blog hop with Cindy! <o:p></o:p></em></span><br /><em> </em><br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em>The title of my blog is My Journey as a iPhone Mom Developer. The title pretty much tells you what my blog is about! I've always wanted my own blog but my time was stretched so far I couldn't imagine squeezing anything else into my already busy life. Plus I didn't know what I should blog about. Well toward the middle of Dec 2010 I decided to take the plunge and blog about what I love the most and that is technology. Since I started creating apps for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad in April 2010, it only made sense to bring my love for my “Apple” business and my desire to blog, all together. Thus My Journey as a iPhone Mom Developer was born! In my blog you will read about my ups and downs of being a developer, the latest apps, occasional Apple news, Apple devices and most of all being a mom. It's a mom techy blog with a twist! I've really enjoyed blogging so far, blog hops like this one helps me connect with so many other bloggers. I'm often amazed by so many different blogs, plus blogging gives me a little free time to go into my own little world. Who knew blogging could be so therapeutic? <o:p></o:p></em></div><em> </em><br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em>I hope you will check me out from time to time! You can find me on Facebook: <cite><a href="http://www.facebook.com/sandsapps"><span style="color: blue;"><span style="font-style: normal;">www.</span><b><span style="font-style: normal;">facebook</span></b><span style="font-style: normal;">.com/</span><b><span style="font-style: normal;">sandsapps</span></b></span></a></cite> Twitter: @sandsapps and of course via my blog: </em><a href="http://www.iphonemom.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><span style="color: blue;"><em>www.iphonemom.blogspot.com</em></span></a><em>.</em> <o:p></o:p></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin;"><br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" /> <br style="mso-special-character: line-break;" /> </span><br /><br /><br /><script src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=73092" type="text/javascript"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-4189792782377955791?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-444480451837060882011-07-27T10:47:00.000-04:002011-07-27T10:47:29.336-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday - July 27th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">.&nbsp;&nbsp; Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li></ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span></div><div align="center" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><br /><!-- start InLinkz script --><br /><script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=71390"></script><br /><!-- end InLinkz script --><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-44448045183706088?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-11189260667545974382011-07-26T11:03:00.002-04:002011-07-26T11:03:49.833-04:00Social Media Thursday - FREE Tele-Class<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kAAWZMQfZnM/Ti7Wx7X6PSI/AAAAAAAABDU/x3c04VCmyd0/s1600/woman-news.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kAAWZMQfZnM/Ti7Wx7X6PSI/AAAAAAAABDU/x3c04VCmyd0/s1600/woman-news.jpg" /></a></div>Starting Thursday, August 4th, 2011, I will be hosting a <strong>FREE</strong> Social Media Marketing tele-class.&nbsp; <br />This exciting 30 minute call will focus on a different aspect of social media marketing each week.<br /><br />Join me for my half an hour tele-class which will provide you with social media marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) tips you can impliment right away. <br /><br />Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions and share their success stories. <br /><br />Register at: <a href="http://socialmediathursday.eventbrite.com/">http://socialmediathursday.eventbrite.com/</a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zwg4Ci1toug/Ti7V3QfkEjI/AAAAAAAABDQ/IJx2-4yQb2g/s1600/Telecourse+event+flyer.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="307" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zwg4Ci1toug/Ti7V3QfkEjI/AAAAAAAABDQ/IJx2-4yQb2g/s400/Telecourse+event+flyer.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-1118926066754597438?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-57456818170824686372011-07-19T15:51:00.000-04:002011-07-19T15:51:25.812-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday - July 20th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border: currentColor; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;and <a href="http://jembellish.blogspot.com/">Creating My Way to Success</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li><li style="border: currentColor;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li></ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span></div><div align="center" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><br /><br /><center><a href="http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/"><img border="0" src="" /></a></center><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Let's get to know more about <span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, &quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin;">Jill </span>from <a href="http://jembellish.blogspot.com/">Creating My Way to Success</a>...</span><br /><br /><span style="color: black; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><em>Hi, I'm Jill from Creating my way to Success.&nbsp; I'm originally from England but now live in the gorgeous tropical north of Australia in Cairns.&nbsp; My blog is based around sewing - this is the <strong>'Creating'</strong> part&nbsp;and each week I add more free tutorials so you can sew your own practical, useful and fun things!&nbsp; I have the ultimate aim of turning my blog and crafting into a profitable business- this is the&nbsp;'<strong>Success</strong>' part - &nbsp;and I explore this side of things on my blog too - sharing things I learn.&nbsp; I also&nbsp;believe a huge part of blogging is supporting and encouraging other bloggers, and so I try to feature and promote others whenever I can, through my blog, linky parties and facebook.<o:p></o:p></em></span><br /><br /><br /><script src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=551" type="text/javascript"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-5745681817082468637?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-388171781515583412011-07-12T21:50:00.000-04:002011-07-12T21:50:13.150-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - July 13th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;and <a href="http://possumhillfarms.blogspot.com/">Life with Possum</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li></ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span></div><div align="center" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><br /><center><a href="http://possumhillfarms.blogspot.com/"><img border="0" src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v72/amazingkimmoth/newbutton.jpg" /></a></center><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Let's get to know more about <span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, &quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin;">Kimberley </span>from <a href="http://possumhillfarms.blogspot.com/">Life with Possum</a>...</span><br /><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 12pt;"><em>My name is Kimberley, and I am an urban homesteader out of Junction City, Kansas. I raise ducks and rabbits, as well as try to make anything possible from scratch. My blog started out just as a way to keep track of all my work and progress, as well as my failures. I have been blogging for a little over a year now, and have expanded the topics I write about to foraging and living a simpler life with frugal tips. I love having guest posts for crafts and other "green" ideas. I dream of one day living on my own farm and only relying on the outside world for as little as possible. Some may call me a hermit or a reculse, but I am at peace when I am outside listening to the squawking of my ducks and feeling the dirt beneath my feet as I garden.</em></div><br /><!-- start InLinkz script --><br /><script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=67918"></script><br /><!-- end InLinkz script --><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-38817178151558341?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com12tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-38937190268683230262011-06-28T16:44:00.000-04:002011-06-28T16:44:34.483-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday - June 29th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;and <a href="http://massholemommy.com/">Masshole Mommy</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li></ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span></div><div align="center" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-224-f9XDOwI/Tgo8ap70vTI/AAAAAAAABCY/xYpCEqjFJDw/s1600/me.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" i$="true" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-224-f9XDOwI/Tgo8ap70vTI/AAAAAAAABCY/xYpCEqjFJDw/s320/me.jpg" width="302" /></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Let's get to know more about Robin from <a href="http://massholemommy.com/">Masshole Mommy</a>...</span><br /><br /><em>Hi there, my name is Robin and I write Masshole Mommy, which I started in October of 2009.&nbsp; I started my blog as a way to keep all my thoughts in one place.&nbsp; I write about all sorts of things, especially life in New England and the Boston area. I am a mom to my&nbsp;two boys (3 &amp; 6) and to my bonus son, who is 14/&nbsp; And in case you are curious, Urban Dictionary defines a masshole as “For residents of Massachusetts, it is an achieved title for drving faster, being wreckless, cutting other drivers off often, and having no patience for other drivers on the road”.</em><br /><br /><br /><script src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=64451" type="text/javascript"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-3893719026868323026?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com18tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-82209135595366030062011-06-21T20:24:00.002-04:002011-06-21T22:17:43.089-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - June 22nd<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;and <a href="http://momsbookshelf.blogspot.com/">Mom's Bookshelf</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li></ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span></div><div align="center" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://momsbookshelf.blogspot.com/" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" i$="true" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ETDdI2UDXEg/TgFQXPxs4II/AAAAAAAABCA/5-p5trVtAkY/s1600/openbook-1-1.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><center></center><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span>&nbsp;</div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Let's get to know more about Miranda from <a href="http://momsbookshelf.blogspot.com/">Moms Bookshelf</a>...</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><em>My name is Miranda Sherman and I am a stay at home Mom of 4 from Minnesota. My oldest is 10 and my youngest is 8 months old. Our house is busy, noisy, chaotic and migraine inducing but I love it. I try to share our experience with my readers. I share stories of our daily lives, hilarious anecdotes, along with our favorite homemade recipes, parenting advice, our love of books, my book reviews and of course a lot of family pictures and videos! </em></span><br /><script src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=62623" type="text/javascript"></script><br /><em></em><br /><br /><em>Twitter @MirandaSman</em><br /><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Moms-Bookshelf-More/118566004839063"><em>Facebook</em></a><em> </em><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-8220913559536603006?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-84063370478045373872011-06-14T21:35:00.002-04:002011-06-14T21:39:42.829-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - June 15th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"> </span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">The rules are simple.</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"></span><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none; text-align: left;"><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Add your blog title and URL.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow your hostesses </span><a href="http://blogginghints.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Blogging Hints</span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">&nbsp;and a </span><a href="http://www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Creative Princess</span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">.&nbsp;&nbsp; Follow any other blogs you would like.</span></li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Follow any other blogs you wish</span></li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</span></li></ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span></div><div align="center" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><img src="http://hotbliggityblog.com/custom/terri/terributton.png" /></span></a></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Let's get to know more about Terri from a </span><a href="http://www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com/"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Creative Princess</span></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">...</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><em>Hi, my name is Terri and I'm thrilled to be co-hosting this week&nbsp;with Blogging&nbsp;Hints! Thank you, Cindy! I have a little craft blog called A Creative&nbsp;Princess. Before you&nbsp;ask, no, I didn't name my blog, my husband did. I thought it was just too sweet of him to name it that, I had to run with it! I'm fairly new to this blogging world of ours, but a long time crafter. I'm having the time of my life sharing what I love to do&nbsp;with you! Please stop by sometime and say&nbsp;"Hi". I would love to have you visit! Thanks again,&nbsp;Cindy!</em></span></div><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /><br /><script src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=61138" type="text/javascript"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-8406337047804537387?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com12tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-57431864247982841462011-06-07T20:53:00.000-04:002011-06-07T20:53:00.476-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - June 8th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></a> </div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.<br /><br />The rules are simple.<br /><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none; text-align: left;"><li>Add your blog title and URL.</li><li>Follow your hostesses <a href="http://blogginghints.com/">Blogging Hints</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Follow any other blogs you would like.</li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;">Follow any other blogs you wish</li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</li><li>Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</li></ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: small;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span></div><div align="center" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><!-- start InLinkz script --><br /><script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=59327"></script><br /><!-- end InLinkz script --><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-5743186424798284146?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-82612849309549067022011-05-31T18:49:00.000-04:002011-05-31T18:49:39.9-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - June 1st<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></a> </div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.<br /><br />The rules are simple.<br /><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none; text-align: left;"><li>Add your blog title and URL.</li><li>Follow your hostesses <a href="http://blogginghints.com/">Blogging Hints</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://savedbylovecreations.com/" target="_blank"><span style="color: blue; font-family: Times New Roman;">Saved By Love Creations</span></a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Follow any other blogs you would like.</li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;">Follow any other blogs you wish</li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</li><li>Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</li></ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: small;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span></div><div align="center" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><br /><br /><center><a href="http://www.savedbylovecreations.com/"><img src="http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q304/johnnie231/NewSBL%20Design/NewSBLBUTTON.png" /></a></center><br /><br />Let's get to know more about Johnnie from <a href="http://savedbylovecreations.com/" target="_blank"><span style="color: blue;">Saved By Love Creations</span></a>....<br /><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 12pt;"><em>Saved By Love Creations is a blog full of DIY tutorials with a focus on keeping it thrifty. &nbsp;You will find everything from spray paint furniture projects, to polymer clay jewelry, to mixed media home decor and beyond. &nbsp;Freebies include digital art prints and cricut file downloads, crochet and knit patterns and several tutorials. &nbsp;You may see a review here and there, definitely guest features, Thrifty Thursday Blog Hop, and tales of an overweight beagle with his neurotic Jack Russell side kick. &nbsp;Hopefully you will leave inspired!</em></div><br /><br /><script src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=57546" type="text/javascript"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-8261284930954906702?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-68657032400830993042011-05-31T06:00:00.001-04:002011-05-31T06:00:11.479-04:00Expand From Blogger to Web Guru<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/business-woman.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="146" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/business-woman.jpg" t8="true" width="200" /></a></div><em>Guest Post by David Chamberlain </em><br /><br />Believe it or not a lot of people start blogging as a way to make money online then give it a couple of months and quit. Rather than quit there may be some alternatives. First I would like to state that a couple of months is not a long enough time to find out if your model would be a success. Think of it as a business and give it a year. Now on to my subject, I will tell you how to take those skills you have learned from blogging and turn them into real money.<br /><br /><a name='more'></a><br />Throughout blogging you will learn a few of things assuming you put enough time in. Those are, On and off page SEO, Link building, content creation, website design, ad placement, social networking and content management systems at the least. All of those can be turned in to freelance or real jobs and in combination with the co-operation with the bloggers you have met and mingle with daily you could expand your operation. After a year of Blogging you will have a knowledge about the internet than most people or companies on the net.<br /><br />Lets start with SEO, on and off page seo is a huge business and you can make a lot of money if you can translate traffic into customers. I had a blog that was getting 30,000 visitors a month and that was after only three months of content creation. So i was sitting at my computer like you and my wife was telling me to get a job. She started saying what jobs were on Craigslist and I kept telling her no for a couple of days, I wanted to make money on the net. So finally she started to get the point and told me about someone who needed traffic to their sites. That sparked my interest. I took what I knew about seo and went to have lunch with the person that needed help, turns out she loved what I had to say and hired me for 10-15 hours a week. That was my doorway in and you can do the same, take what you know and start contacting people on Craigslist. A lot of people will pay for: consultations, link building, on page seo etc...<br /><br />So maybe you were not the seo pro and did not get a lot of traffic but the people that read your blog loved it. Your passion excited them. Take what you know about content creation and pair with a web designer, fellow blogger or post ads on craigslist stating that you will write articles. You can get paid just for writing unique articles for people. Also Web designers need writers for websites that they are setting up, sometimes the designer and owner of the site do not want to write the content.<br /><br />Ok, so you didn't get any traffic and nobody like the way you write. For some reason you got 1,500 fans on Facebook and 3,000 followers on twitter. You could be the next social media guru, market yourself and look for someone that needs a social media guru. Companies trying to expand or startup on the internet will hire people to run their social media campaign once they find out how involved it is. You can scour Craigslist or contact web Designers and a lot of them outsource the social media campaigns of their clients.<br /><br />Did you create a great looking blog? You might be ready to step up to web design, you could do themes, psd's, logo's, flash animations or any other number of items, start to network with designers and you can get started by just creating some small items for them or creating a bloggers logo, work on building a portfolio and then you will be able to present it to people to get work.<br /><br />If you were good at all of these and just want to expand then you could pair with people to build your client base and in the mean time start a website selling your services. I have created one with all of the services that I offer so that when I discuss with people what I can do they can view it visually also. Whatever the case, take what you have learned and find someone who needs that service. Simple as that, oh, and don't give up....<br /><br />David Chamberlain is Wired Web Designer. Wired Web Designer has created an an automated way to purchase sites and to enhance the way the site owner and web designer communicate.&nbsp; David Chamberlain loves the internet and will continue to work on the internet till it is shut down. <a href="http://wiredwebdesigner.com/">http://wiredwebdesigner.com/</a><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-6865703240083099304?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com8tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-67160325070189785792011-05-24T20:03:00.000-04:002011-05-24T20:03:28.225-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - May 25th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></a> </div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><br /></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;">Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.<br /><br />The rules are simple.<br /><br /><a name='more'></a></div><div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><ol style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none; text-align: left;"><li>Add your blog title and URL.</li><li>Follow your hostesses <a href="http://blogginghints.com/">Blogging Hints</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.tootsietime.com/">Tootsie Time</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Follow any other blogs you would like.</li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;">Follow any other blogs you wish</li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</li><li>Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</li></ol></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: small;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span></div><div align="center" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.tootsietime.com/"><img alt="my button" height="150" id="Image28_img" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5RlrYaKy4dI/TWadt-m9_EI/AAAAAAAAOes/U-1Ymbi6WZs/s150/BLOG%2BBUTTON%2521%2521.jpg" width="111" /></a></div><br /><br /><br />Let's get to know more about Glenda from <a href="http://www.tootsietime.com/">Tootsie Time</a>....<br /><br /><em>I don't know what to say but that I am a single mom who loves to be busy with creative things both inside the house and out! </em><br /><br /><br />My given name is Glenda, but many know me as Tootsie. I am a single mother of three who lives and gardens in Central Alberta Canada, zone 3. I just do what works for me. I love to grow the flowers and plants that make others smile.<br /><br />I have been growing in my greenhouse now for about 9 years and I love every minute of it. I love to grow all my own annual flowers from seed each year. I dream of one day having a greenhouse large enough to be able to make a living, but until that day comes, I am content in my 12x20 one. <br /><br />I love to go junkin’ and fix old pieces of furniture, do interior decorating and all types of yard and garden work. Everything in my yard has been created by me and I am so very proud to share all my creations both household and garden related on Tootsie Time.<br /><br />My greenhouse and gardens have gotten my through many a rough time in my life, and I am sentimental about them both, as every thing I do gets a little bit of me. I do hope all who come to my gardens both online and in person leave with a little inspiration, and a smile on their faces. <br /><br /><br /><script src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=55988" type="text/javascript"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-6716032507018978579?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-86758162590131620022011-05-17T21:07:00.000-04:002011-05-17T21:07:31.853-04:00Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop - May 18th<div align="center" style="font-family: &quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;, sans-serif;"><div align="center"><a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /></a> </div><div align="center"><form><textarea rows="6">&lt;a href="http://blogginghints.com/" target="_blank"&gt;&lt;img alt="Blogging Hints Catch a Wave Wednesday" src="http://www.busy-moms-tips.com/images/catch-a-wave-wednesday.jpg" /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</textarea></form></div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><div>Welcome to my <b>Catch a Wave Wednesday Blog Hop</b>.&nbsp; While you're here, don't forget to sign up to download a copy of my eBook <i>"<a href="http://blogginghints.com/p/how-to-increase-your-blog-traffic.html">How to Increase Your Blog Traffic</a>"</i>.<br /><br />The rules are simple.<br /><br /><a name='more'></a></div><ol style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none; text-align: left;"><li>Add your blog title and URL.</li><li>Follow your hostesses <a href="http://blogginghints.com/">Blogging Hints</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://my-2-cents.blogspot.com/">My 2 Cents</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Follow any other blogs you would like.</li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;">Follow any other blogs you wish</li><li style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none; border-top: medium none;">Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.</li><li>Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.&nbsp;</li></ol><div style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: small;">*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*</span></div><div align="center" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div></div><br /><br /><center><a href="http://www.my-2-cents.blogspot.com/"><img borders="0" src="http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n496/Valerie_Sandel-Stayton/myblogbutton-1.jpg" /></a></center><br /><br /><br />Let's get to know more about Valerie from <a href="http://my-2-cents.blogspot.com/">My 2 Cents</a>....<br /><br /><em>Hello, my name is Valerie and I am a play-at-home mom to 4 children Sarah, Savannah, Ryan and Ryker (in that order);-). I &lt;3 being home with my kids and can't imagine it any other way. We live in the country and have ourselves a little funny farm consisting of 2 donkeys, 3 pregnant goats, 7 chickens and 3 dogs. I homeschool my daughter Savannah and want to homeschool the boys to but it will unfortunately be a battle with my husband. We like to do volunteer work and do things like make blankets for the city rescue mission and hand out valentine cards to the Veterans at our local VA hospital. I really like blogging as it is something that mine in this family of 6 and I love being able to share with others. Sending out those YOU ARE THE WINNER messages are my favorite! I hope you take a moment to check us out and maybe follow along. Thank you for your time. Have a blessed week. </em><br /><br /><br /><script src="http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=54436" type="text/javascript"></script><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-8675816259013162002?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3281844906757100022.post-24515548501327820282011-05-16T22:35:00.000-04:002011-05-16T22:35:16.779-04:00The Financial and Personal Benefits of Career Blogging<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FvHdJFvdzIw/TdHeTY5H_8I/AAAAAAAABAU/XsEYOJ0xEb0/s1600/woman_computer1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" j8="true" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FvHdJFvdzIw/TdHeTY5H_8I/AAAAAAAABAU/XsEYOJ0xEb0/s1600/woman_computer1.jpg" /></a></div>There are many benefits to pursuing a career in blogging. Perhaps one of the most alluring benefits to a career in blogging is the work can typically be done as a telecommute position. This is because as long as the blogger has access to a pc and the software necessary to write and upload a blog, there is no need for the blogger to perform the work from any specific location. This means the blogger can live virtually anywhere in the world and can probably perform the necessary work from his own home. However, not all career blogging positions are telecommute positions. Some organizations may prefer their bloggers to perform the work on-site as a matter of company policy. <a name='more'></a><br /><br />Another benefit to a career in blogging is the ability to accomplish work at a pace which is convenient to the blogger. The blogger is usually required to upload a new post to the blog according to a regular schedule but the actually writing of the posts can be accomplished when it is convenient for the blogger. Many blogging software packages enable the blogger to set a specific time for a specific post to be uploaded. This allows the blogger to write several posts at a time and have them published according to a pre-determined schedule.<br /><br /><strong>Finding Time to Blog</strong><br /><br />One of the problems which many bloggers face is finding the time to blog. This is especially difficult if the blogger maintains several blogs or if the blogger maintains a current events blog in which posts must be timely in order to be relevant and of interest to the readers. Writing blog posts in batches and scheduling them to publish as needed is one way to deal with managing several blogs. However, writers of blogs related to current events must take special care to budget their time wisely to ensure they are publishing topical blog posts. One way this can be accomplished is by setting aside time daily to reading current events to derive inspiration and then scheduling time after that to write and publish the blog. For example a blogger with a current events blog might choose to review the previous day's news the first thing in the morning to ensure they are reviewing all of the relevant news from the previous day before writing the blog post.<br /><br />As you can see there are lots of financial and personal benefits to becoming a career blogger.<br /><br />Peter Fisher is Coach and Webmaster for<a href="http://www.your-career-change.com/career-blogging.html"> http://www.Your-Career-Change.com</a> where you can pick up lots of useful tips about becoming a <a href="http://www.your-career-change.com/career-blogging.html">Career Blogger</a>.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/3281844906757100022-2451554850132782028?l=www.blogginghints.com' alt='' /></div>Cindyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01259714098978789735noreply@blogger.com4