Archive for September, 2011
I was given the opportunity to preview an advanced copy of this e-Book and write a review so here goes. I expected another discourse on how to get more blog traffic, but I was pleasantly surprised to find there is much (MUCH!) more to be found in this e-book. Bryan Allain writes a humor blog and is a blog coach, and he truly gives some helpful advice throughout this book. Peppered with his engaging bits of humor, the book is a fast read. It was my intention to read and skim a little to get an idea of what the book was about, but I couldn’t do that. I read it all in one sitting because he hooked me from the beginning! Now I’m anxious to go back and really delve into some of the thought-provoking exercises and make some improvements to my blog and my blogging habits!
The book is filled with practical exercises and great advice on how to make your blog more focused and more of what you want it to be while drawing readers who make a connection with you and what you have to say. I read a lot of blogs, but I have my favorites that I go to on a daily basis and I’m disappointed when I don’t find a new post…that’s the kind of blog I want to write! I want my words to make an impact, and 31 Days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo is filled with quick and simple advice such as seeing your blog the through your readers’ eyes and how to improve that first impression, and writing shorter posts (who knew?) I hope you will subtly see a few changes to my blog over the coming weeks and months influenced by the tips I found in this book.
If you have a blog, or you’re thinking of starting one, this may be the best $4.99 you’ll ever spend! Available as a digital download from Amazon.
If you buy it and read it, I’d love to know what you think…leave me a comment!
If you need to make a masculine quilt then this is the perfect fabric collection! All geometric, masculine-looking prints (no flowers!) in red, black, white and gray. We also have plenty of black and white prints that will coordinate beautifully with this collection.
Attention Georgia Bulldogs fans…this one is perfect for you!
Both the lucky winners of our Birthday Giveaway quilts were in the shop this past weekend, and you can tell from the smiles on their faces that they were pretty happy with their prizes! And I was very happy to see these retired samples go to good homes!
Debbie L. from Snellville, GA
June G. from Augusta, GA
Although I didn’t get a picture with her, the winner of the complimentary registration to the Ricky Tims’ Super Quilt Seminar was Malinda Walker of Conyers.
I’m sure you’re familiar with the term PhD – no, I’m not talking about a Doctor of Philosophy degree. I’m referring to those unfinished projects – Piled High and Deep! Does that describe your projects? I’m going to help you work through that pile with our new PhD program. The SHQC PhD Program will run for six months and will be followed by a graduation ceremony. Here’s how it works:
You choose six projects that you want to finish. It can be any project, at any stage – number them 1 to 6. Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with PhD in the subject line, and give me your project list, numbered and with the name of the projects. I’ll pick a number on the first day of the month and post it to the blog and that will be the project you work on for the month. The objective is to get you to finish some of your projects, but if you don’t finish during the month just set it aside and start working on the next project when a new number is published. The program will begin September 1st.
What? You need incentive & motivation? How’s this:
- Everyone registered will be entered to win a $10 SHQC gift certificate each month.
- Finish your project during the month and send me a picture to post on the blog (or better yet, bring it in for show and tell!) and be entered to win a $25 SHQC gift certificate.
- The person with the most finishes from their registered project list at the end of six months will win a $50 SHQC gift certificate (in the event of a tie, the winner will be drawn at random.) Finished projects must be brought to the graduation ceremony to be eligible.
Several people have asked for the definition of finished…since the goal is to get you working on those UFO’s here’s what I’ve come up with: projects that are smaller than lap size must be completely and totally finished; lap size and larger projects will be considered finished as tops. You may join at any time, but only the six registered projects are eligible. It isn’t too late to join in! Go dig out the six projects you’d most like to finish and send me an email with your list.
Here’s your first assignment:
SEPTEMBER PROJECT ASSIGNMENT: PROJECT #3
What are you waiting for? Grab that #3 project and get started…you’ll earn that PhD before you know it!