Blog Business 2-2-2009

Welcome to February! Have I mentioned how much I love February? Well, that’s because I don’t. Ugh. Shortest month of the year, but it feels like the longest.

I’m trying a more positive approach this year with my post over at GNMParents (now ForeverParenting) on 28 Ways to Survive February. Got any additional ideas?

Also! I’m pleased to announce that there is officially a Contact page on this site. So if you want to nominate anyone for the Heroes In Parenting (HIP) awards, there’s an easy way to do so.

The next edition of the HIP awards will be out soon. It’s really great being able to go out and find encouraging and uplifting stories to bring back and share with you. It may just be the gloomy weather, but I find that discouragement comes more easily these days. Surrounding myself with positives helps. That work for anyone else?

In the spirit of being more encouraging, I thought it would be neat to add a section in my sidebar with other wonderful items from around the web. I’ll be working on that this week. And oh! Another new feature on the site is Snap Shots previews. Any link to another site will have a tiny Snap icon next to it. If you mouse over the link a preview window pops up. How cool is that?

So, lots of new things to look forward to. Should be an exciting week!

Earnest Parenting: help for parents who despise February.

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Warren February 3, 2009, 6:58 am

    Its really nice to see that every month we are able to see new features in this blog. This is the sign of progress and also proving that we are heading towards right direction.

    From where you are getting these nice and cool ideas to decorate this blog.

    Looking forward for more.

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  • selena February 3, 2009, 7:22 am

    Best of luck for gathering the wonderful items in forthcoming days.

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  • Friendster Layouts February 3, 2009, 12:44 pm

    Great post! I’ve bookmarked your blog. Hope we can swap links.

    Why can’t I open your rss feed? No post is showing.

    Best Regards!

    Ginj

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  • Amy February 4, 2009, 12:28 am

    Warren, thanks for the encouragement. If you’re asking about the inspiration stories, I’m just looking about here and there online to find them. And asking on Twitter, checking news feeds. It’s a great excuse to surf the web!

    Selena, thanks. I’ll be looking high and low.

    Ginj if you get a chance can you check the rss feed again? Feedburner is migrating all feeds and I went ahead and moved mine the other day. I made some changes today so I’m hoping it works better now.

    And hey! Hi! Welcome to the blog. 😀

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  • Motorcycles for sale February 4, 2009, 5:29 am

    Blogger is definitely not good for business blogging. It does not create a sense of brand, and quite frankly is not a good blogging platform to start with.
    I recommend my customers to use Wordpress – great platform, can be installed in subdomain of main site or on a separate domain, has 1,000s plugins to extend functionality…

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  • Amy February 5, 2009, 11:41 am

    Motorcycles for sale, good point. This is a Wordpress blog, lol so we’re all set here.

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  • Doing business in the Philippines February 9, 2009, 1:02 am

    You have a great blog tnx.

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  • Truck trader February 12, 2009, 2:10 am

    yea wordpress is a very good platform … but blogger is also not that bad one … as u can see the toughest keyword “make money online” is ranked top by blogspot blogs and that too by young bloggers ….

    but i prefer wordpress personally as there are many plugins too available and easy for the tweaks too

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  • Manuel Taschen February 12, 2009, 12:07 pm

    I like February very much. It’s the begining of string 🙂

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  • Sales Training February 14, 2009, 4:53 am

    Friendster Layout, Rss feed is on right.

    Good blog

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  • Amy February 22, 2009, 12:10 am

    Doing Business in the Phillipines, thanks!

    Truck trader, I have no experience with blogspot but several of the blogs I read are on that platform and it seems nice. I am quite comfortable with wordpress though.

    Manual Taschen, ewwww February! It’s my least favorite. We do get a thaw here usually, but then it snows again (like right now) and we have 6-8 more weeks of cold and gloom. I like April better for hopes of spring.

    Sales Training, thanks for letting me know!! I appreciate you taking the time to make the comment.

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  • コンタクトレンズ March 13, 2009, 11:15 pm

    My vote also go in the favour of wordpress as thousands of free templates … plugins for almost every use. Easy to command.

    But if some people want to use free ones and also to make money from them than Blogspot is one step ahead from wordpress. As blogspot give you an opportunity to make money (And also spamming) with the help of adsense.

    Truck trader provided a good example of that …

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  • Amy March 16, 2009, 8:30 pm

    ??????? thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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  • Lake Austin Homes for Sale May 7, 2009, 10:34 am

    If you are serious about the blogging than I think you should get a domain and than you can host such domain on blogger.com but nerver use free or third level domain.

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