You're all invited to join me for the 10th Annual Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day this coming Monday, June 1! All bloggers are welcome, whether you’re part of an LGBTQ family, know one, or just want to support them....more
Submit to the Feminist Odyssey Blog Carnival! The deadline is 6/20/12 and we are looking for posts about female friendship (or feminism in general). Keep reading for more information, or click here....more
Unschooling Blog CarnivalWe're so happy to bring back the Unschooling Blog Carnival. We hope you'll have as much fun reading it as we had putting it together. Please link to it from your blogs, facebook, email lists. This way we can get the word out and find more wonderful blog posts to share!...more
I'm featuring a blog round-up for the next week, and wanted to let you know that I've set up a Linky Tool so you can link as many articles as you like related to these topics: DIY projectsMoney-saving ideasLiving simplyFoods cooked from scratchEasy recipesGardening tipsSustainable livingUrban homesteadingThe post where you can link your blog is here:...more
I am celebrating my town's birthday along with thousands of other people in Tucson, Arizona. It is a month long birthday party. The cyber party starts today and runs through the end of the month. ...more
Please join the yearly Blogging for LGBT Families Day festivities by posting on or before June 1 about LGBT families! All supportive bloggers, of any orientation, identity, or parental status, are welcome.Personal reflections, political opinion, photo, video--do whatever inspires you.Submit the link at Mombian and I'll add it to the master list for all to see. Please also download a banner and help spread the word before the event.Many thanks--looking forward to reading your posts. ...more
Blog carnivals can be a great way to promote community and increase traffic not only to your site, but to your participants' sites. But how do you do that? With a linky tool. A linky tool allows carnival participants to submit a title for their link and a link to their site. The linky tool then takes that info and creates a list. You can see linky tools in action at some popular carnivals like Works-for-Me Wednesday or Mantel Party Time. Works-for-Me Wednesday is using Linky Tools, while Nester's Mantel Party Time is using inlinkz. I'm going to tell you a little about both of those tools today. I'll also give you some advice on how to be a good linky list participant.
As bloggers we like to know that people are reading what we write and that we're connecting on some level with our audience. The more people that come to our site, the happier we are. Maybe you're happy simply because people are coming or maybe you're happy because more traffic means more revenue (especially if you're in an ad network or selling a product.) Either way, what if you could host a party that increased your traffic, but also gave back to your community? You can. And that party is called a blog carnival.