Category : Giveaways

Giveaways Guest Posting

Giveaway roundup and other news

>I try to keep posts interesting and on topic, without a bunch of junk posts, so I’m putting lots of info here!

First, I now have a blogroll page.  I just added it, so it’s definitely under construction!  If you would like to be listed, please give me a link to your blog, the title of your blog, and what category you’d like to be listed in (humor, parenting, thrifty, green etc.)  I’d love to be listed on your blogroll as well, or you could grab my button and put it in your sidebar.  That’s not required though.

Second, Fitteds and Pockets and Snappis, oh my! is going to be featured on Simply Stacie on July 9th.  I’m excited about that, her blog is a great resource for new bloggers.

Next, I wrote a series of guest posts for Village of Moms that are basically cloth diapering 101.  We all know I’m no expert, but I wrote basic cloth diaper info with FAQs and photos, from the viewpoint of someone who was a cloth diaper noob not long ago!  My posts will start June 5th

You might want to hang around her blog during June, after her “Green Baby” segment, she’ll be doing “all things baby and toddler” followed by “Journey to Healthy Living.”  Here are some of the giveaways she will be doing: HappyBaby and YoBaby, GroBaby cloth diapers, Rethink Crafts cloth diaper cover, BabyLegs, Posh Little Tutus, Seventh Generation Kit, Fresh Organics, BioKleen and more.

Here are my current giveaways:

June will have more giveaways, including several cloth diapers, a swim diaper, cleaning products and a new Planetwise product!

dreawood.com has a Sleepy Wrap and Boba Carrier up for grabs, but it ends May 31st.  I see about 280 entries right now, that’s not many for such an awesome prize!  Go here to enter.

The Etheron’s Blog has a Ergo giveaway!  It ends 6/25.  Go here to enter.

Little Yaya’s Blog also has an Ergo giveaway.  Ends 6/3.  Enter here

Enter your own giveaways in the linky, or enter other good giveaways you’ve found.  Have a relaxing, long weekend!

You can copy & paste this code into your own blog post to have all of these links show on your blog as well.

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Giveaways Guest Posting

A quick (OK long winded as usual) note from yours truly!

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First off, I’m doing a series of guest posts on Village of Moms starting the first week of June.  I’ll be writing some Cloth Diapering 101 posts about different styles of diapers and basic how-to stuff.  You all know I’m no expert, but I was in that brand new to cloth diapering position not too long ago.  So it will be info and opinions from my point of view, not copied & pasted from any official sources or anything like that.

If you get a chance to read my posts when they’re up, I’d love it.  You might want to check out her blog anyway, she has several giveaways coming up next month that I know you all will be interested in, including GroBaby, Babylegs and more.  I’m reading her recipe posts right now and I’m getting hungry!!

Now, on to the rambling: A comment on my bread post got me thinking and I just wanted to bore you share with you.

I’m very anti-drama and I stay out of it as much as I can.  I feel pretty strongly about the decisions I make for my own family, but I’m not terribly concerned about what others do.  Some people may think that makes me lame because I don’t protest or write letters or try to sway people, but that’s just how I am.  I don’t care if you are so crunchy you churn your own butter, or if you drive a Hummer.  *ducks from tomatoes thrown at me*

Anyhoo, I know that I would never win any awards for world’s greenest family and I’m OK with that.  I’m making small changes as they work for me.

I know that different people are at different stages in “going green” and people are looking for different things.  Some people use only baking soda or vinegar for everything from washing their hair to washing their countertops.  Other people have certain chemicals they want to stay away from and some just want something biodegradable and not tested on animals.  So, you may see me reviewing a product that you don’t think is green enough for you, that’s OK!  Someone else may be interested, I’m just putting the info out there, do with it what you will.  I review products based on my opinions and how they work for my family, and you may not feel the same way that I do.

As far as the H  F  C  S (hoping someone’s Google alerts don’t ping and come a-knockin’ on my door again!) some people don’t care, some people aren’t sure, some people hate it and yeah, some people are allergic to corn!

My blog and reviews aren’t a platform for any agenda I have.  Yes, I love cloth diapers and I want people to get the info and love fluff too.  That said, if you end up sticking with sposies, I still love ya and I still want you around.

I am trying to grow a thicker skin, but that’s easier said than done.  I’m glad to share my opinions when asked by someone who honestly wants the info.  However, I’m not interested in trying to defend myself to someone with their own agenda, nor do I wear my decisions as a badge!

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Giveaways Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Winners of QwertyO and YoBaby Giveaways and other stuff…

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First up is the giveaway for the QwertyO reusable mop pads or produce bags.  Yay Sarah!

Next is the YoBaby Yogurt giveaway.  Congrats Greta!

Congratulations to both of you!

In other news, I’ve been trying to do a little sprucing up around here, so if you see anything funky, give it a few minutes or refreshes, and if it persists, please let me know. 

I have several reviews coming up including four or more different diapers, two swim diapers, green cleaning products and some random HFCS free and dairy free food reviews.

I have two more giveaways coming up soon (as soon as I get my act together, this cold has been kicking my tush!)  I’m actively pursuing more giveaways and I think I may have a pretty good chance of reviewing a great product in July.  I’m hoping if I can keep growing at the rate I have been (preferably my blog and not my thighs) maybe it will be a giveaway too!

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Friday Follow

>FollowMeFridays Friday Follow

“Friday Follow” is a great place to find new blogs to read.  Link yours up if you have one.  Find blogs that interest you, follow them and leave a comment letting the blogger know you found them on Friday follow!

I have a busy day today but I will be working on more reviews and giveaways to be posted next week!

For now, stop by and enter my giveaways for:
reusable mop pads or produce bags (5/11)
YoBaby Yogurt (5/11)
Thirsties Fab Wipes and Booty Luster (5/14)
Kissaluvs Marvels One Size AIO diaper (5/19)

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Giveaways Linky

Where do I list my giveaways?

Whether you’re a company interested in having me promote a giveaway for your product, or you’re a new review blogger wondering where to list your giveaways, you may be interested in this information. Bloggers, check out my favorite affiliate programs.

I have my own weekly Friday Giveaway Linky where I re-state my current giveaways.  I added my linky to the Post Your Giveaway Linky site as well.  I always have a list of links to my current giveaways in the upper left corner of my blog, so new visitors can find them easily.

Sweepstakes Listings
Online-Sweepstakes
Contest Girl

Blogger Networks
Pitch it to Me

Blog Linkies

I return to blog linkies that are up in the morning, don’t hose up my computer (some blogs are so “busy” that my computer repeatedly freezes) and where the linky posts are easy to find (and are posted regularly).  I update this list about once per month and remove blogs who have not posted their linkies within the past month, update links etc.  (last update the week of 3/18)

You can follow each blog, so you can simply click through to their linky post as it appears in your reader.  I follow more blogs than I can sometimes keep up with, so I just bookmark this list and go through it daily.  If I find that the giveaway linky hasn’t been posted 2 weeks in a row, I remove the link from my list.  I also try to update the links to go directly to the linky posts, but people are sometimes inconsistent with the labels they use from week to week!

I also have auto-complete turned on, in order to make filling the linky fields out a bit faster.  Keep your auto-complete up to date with only your current giveaways to lessen confusion and errors (been there!)

If available, the below links go to a search or label for the giveaway linky, rather than the homepage (saves time!)

If you have a linky you’d like me to add, please let me know!

Ongoing
Multi-Testing Mommy Canada friendly giveaways (links are deleted as they expire)
The Life of a Canadian Angel (Must be open to Canada)
Tightwad in Utah (giveaways ending in less than a week, with 200 entries or less only.)
Living Montessori Now (refreshed on Sunday)

Sunday

Monday
Nerd Family Things
Conservamom

Tuesday
Bless Their Hearts Mom

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
Change-Diapers.com

Saturday
Contest Corner
Mom Saves Money

Other
On Twitter of course, using #giveaway #win and #clothdiaper hashtags.
On my Facebook Page

Ads
I’ve had excellent luck with targeted Facebook ads.  I’m very specific in who I target (based on current associations or interests), I use a small daily budget, and I limit my ads to 5 days or less.  I find I get the most clicks within the first few days, and I get the most for my money by bidding per 1,000 impressions (vs clicks.)  Most importantly, have an eye-catching title and photo, with an interesting and relevant blurb.  You want people to stay, read and enter, not just click!

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