My Tackle it Tuesday, and lately monday and wednesday and thursday and every other day project is to understand the ins and outs of proper bogging. You can teach an old dog new tricks but it sure does take a little longer. When I started blogging it was really just an easy place to write. I have always written in small chunks much easier than big chunks. If the goal was attainable before somebody’s next “need” I could do it. So writing in bite sized posts works well for me. But now that folks are actually reading along I figured it was time to learn what I was doing. I found out that as far as structuring things I have made lots of mistakes. I knew how to put together web pages long ago and can do that fine but blogging is a whole different thing. It makes a difference how your post titles are laid out, it makes a difference if they do or do not have dates, it makes a difference that my blog used be addressed with a www. it makes a difference that I don’t focus on one particular direction but include so many categories. All those and about a thousand other things make a difference if I want to do things right. To the average person sitting at a computer I am very easy to find online. But as far as order that google likes things in, I am a mess. Not that it matters eternally but hey as long as we are here we might as well do a job right . So I have been studying, and studying, and studying. And I would love to share some of the sites I have learned a TON from. In no particular order these are probably the best, Problogger.com, DailyBlogtips.com and BloggingBasics101.com . There are lots of other great ones, but these offer lots of info that is easily understood and are clean. I have a three strike policy on yucky words, and some days I am less tolerant, I for one do not think an unclean mouth is necessary, ever, period. So, today I have been reading about Google’s webmaster tools. Boy do I feel dumb. Some days I can grasp anything and some days I can just not get it at all.
Here we go. How would you like to win this book, Dining On A Dime, the print version?
My friend Tawra Kellam is known as the all time queen of frugality. Her books give you tips you never thought of and she was quite a help when we were planning my daughters wedding last year. Her mom, Jill Cooper writes with her, and they are a wealth of information. So, as a warm up for the Big Bloggy Giveaway Week we will be having Jan 26-30 we are going to give away 1 of these books. But it will only last until tomorrow night, I am encouraging you to move fast here. The early bird gets the worm you know . This is also good practice for all the giveaways Jan 26-30 since I run all mine contests pretty much the same. Winner will be announced Friday morning.
Tawra and Jill are also having an incredible sale, that ends tomorrow, take a look.
Ok here goes, with this contest, sorry but this one goes to a US address only.
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And….. here are two more places having a contest to win the same great book! Yes you can enter there too .
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for those of you that get the feed that usually is emailed a little after 9, I just wanted you to know I have lots coming up today including a very short spontaneous give away, so stay posted throughout the day, and I will also tell you what I have been up to this morning