Friday, January 8, 2010

The Winner Is... & Blog Buzz


A big thank you to Margaret at Nanny Goats In Panties for answering every single "How To' blogging question I threw at her. If you missed her interview, it's HERE. She was a great sport about it and spent a lot of time explaining everything. And thanks to all of you who entered the Interview's Giveaway.

I specifically placed the Giveaway at the END of the Interview and did not include the word "Giveaway" in my title so my actual readers, who spent the time to read the entire interview, would be "thanked" at the end with the Giveaway entry info.

Drumroll please....

The WINNER of the $25 Amazon.com Gift Card-- For commenting on my Interview Post AND on Margaret's Blog is...
TECHNO BABE at TechnoBabe's Adventures.

Techno has a terrific blog with insight, news, wisdom and some awesome photography. Please take a minute to pay her a visit.

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I would also like to thank Hilary at The Smitten Image for including THIS POST as a nomination for Post Of The Week. I am very flattered to be included in such good company.

You might know the Post Of The Week was passed onto Hilary by David McMahon of arthurblog when he stepped away from blogging to work on his novels. Hilary's doing a great job of scouting out new and interesting blog posts for us to enjoy. If you don't know Hilary, The Smitten Image or aren't familiar with the Post Of The Week here's your LINK to check it all out.

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And while we're talking about David McMahon-- Don't forget Eddie Bluelights at Clouds And Silvery Linings has taken over David's The Sunday Roast feature that interview bloggers from around the world. A list of ALL 97 Interviews are HERE. Please check them out. And NOTE: David McMahon will be the 100th interview on the weekend of JANUARY 23/24. Mark your calendars-- It will be a great read!

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And last, I've received a few blogging questions about using the RSS Feed. I don't have a clue about it so if you have any tips or advice it would be greatly appreciate. Please comment here or email me directly. Thanks!

Hope you're having a great day. Happy Blogging!
Welcome to The Fifty Factor - Joanna
Photo Credit: Nanny Goats in Panties, The Smitten Image and Clouds and Silvery Linings

38 comments:

  1. Joanna! I'm so happy Hilary chose this post to feature on Post Of The Week! I adored it too! Those cheeky nieces of yours are adorable!

    Congrats!

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  2. Yeah for TechnoBabe!

    Congrats on your nomination!

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  3. Congrats to the winner and to you for being getting a post of the week feature!

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Congrats to you for having a post of the week and to Technobabe for winning the giveaway!

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  5. Just what I need to get back on the right track. Hugs from the frozen tundra!

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  6. Congratulation to Techno Babe! Woohoo!

    Hats off to you Connie for being Hilary's chosen Post of the Week. It was well deserved.

    Have a great day filled with unexpected blessings!!!

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  7. Congrats to Technobabe!!

    Also, to you for your Post of the Week. I'm so proud to call you friend.

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  8. You are right, Joanna, the interview with NGIP was superb, full of good honest blog info. I really appreciate that you get the interviews set up and you ask good questions and your whole reason is to help all of us in blogland to be better at our individual blogs. You definitely aren't a stingy holder-onner of info. Smile. You share. Love that about you.
    Hey, thank you for the special points toward my blog and for bestowing me with the Amazon.com gift. Such a sweet surprise. Honestly, I thank you so much.

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  9. Congrats on your winning ... and I loved the NGIP interview -- she's hysterical and I love reading her.
    Thanks for sharing more about her!

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  10. Nice,..waiting on pins and needles for the next great post <3

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  11. WOW!!! I have missed out!!! But I know you understand. congratulations!!! And I hope to be able to catch up with that interview as soon as I am done here!

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  12. Congrats to you both. RSS feed...no clue. I'll be interested in reading about it.

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  13. This is quite a gathering spot, cheery, cheerful, informative, just filled with good stuff and good people. Congratulations Joanna on all fronts.

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  14. Wow Joanna, your blog is really a great place for advice on blogging and links to other cool blogs.
    No wonder you have so many followers. :)

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  15. I don't know Techno Babe! I'll go check her out. and I love Hilary's blog, especially her photos,

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  16. I just added TechnoBabe as a blog I follow this morming before I read your post just now. She is great. Your advice and information is, as usual, spot on.

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  17. I just love Hilary at the Smitten Image so much. I mean, how clever is that title? LOVE it! I also love Nanny goats in Panties. What a great blog name! I always love visiting you. You make me feel inspired : )

    Thank you for wishing my sweet Kaish a happy Birthday. I love him so very much!

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  18. I am so happy for your succeses in the blogg world. Thank you for the, as usual, invaluable link suggestions.

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  19. congrats on the POTW mention! well deserved and congrats to techno as well!

    hope you have a marvelous weekend jj!

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  20. just read the good interview - I'm no early bird huh?
    about RSS - most of us use it with knowing it. the google friend thing uses it. You don't really need to know many details just be sure to check your settings. I don't remember the exact setting page but it has to do with feeds.

    Developers engineers - like doctors we like to create odd named things and then just use the initials.

    Well I'm off to shoot some TCP/IP messages around the net. later

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  21. You are becoming the inspiration for bloggers! You have a way of making it very interesting!

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  22. Congrats on Post of the Week! Well deserved! :)

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  23. Congrats to the winner and to you for the POTD! Great post!

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  24. Congrats to the winner, she is awesome!

    Did you get specific questions about the RSS feed. All blogs have it and it is what updates blog readers, etc. You can choose to use Feedburner instead of your default feel and you can get a close approximation of how many people subscribe to your feed and how they subscribe (i.e. via reader, email, etc.) If you are on blogger and decide to use feedburner, you have to let blogger know to send your feed through feedburner. You do that by going to Settings, Sitefeed, and typing in the feed url you created on feedburner.

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  25. A big congrats to Techno Babe and an even bigger thank you to Joanna for such kindness in mentioning and linking to my blog. I'm so happy to see a few new faces visiting today and leaning that they're your fine people. Thank you so much, J. You're the best!

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  26. Your blog is always such a good place for information and help in this foreign blogging world. I need to read more. I thought I would have so much more time when I retired but I can barely fit all my chores into 24 hours!

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  27. What? I didn't win? Just a minute. I'll be right back. (Returns, blowing her nose.) Sniff! Sniff!

    I'll admit it. I was feeling lucky. I began to count my chickens before they had hatched.

    Do you often therapy for the losers? Would you please email me the specifics. I'm quite sure I qualify...for that, at least.

    BUTI'MNOTBITTEROHNONOTATALL......

    End Scene.

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  28. Congratulations to Technobabe! And I'll never be able to thank you enough for a wonderful interview, dearie!!

    XOXOXO
    - Margaret

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  29. Congrats for the recognition, you deserve it.
    And thanks for the kind comment on my little space.
    I 'm not really doing the following thing yet, but I've added you to my blogroll.
    And now apparently I have more blogs to check out on your good advice.

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  30. Congratulations to TechnoBabe and to you too! Your blog is wonderful Joanna.... Just like you!

    Hugs and love,
    T

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  31. Joannah...You are so lovely!!! I think that you are such a gift to the blogging community in so many, many ways...you are thoughtful, generous, and encouraging!!! I am inspired by you! ~Janine XO

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  32. I enjoy Techno Babe too! Congratulations to her and Happy New Year Joanna!!! My laptop is still under repair. Hope to be back with more regularity soon! xoxo

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  33. thanks for all the links! and congrats on your nod. i´m thinking of you in sunny ca- we are under a foot of snow...

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  34. That RSS feed thing - I see Unknown Mami put the setting location in her comment. I just wish it worked faster. I've posted and waited almost an hour before a blogroll shows the new post (the blogroll gets the feed from RSS).

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  35. Wow, Congratulations for winning. I really enjoyed your interview with NGIP and I picked up some helpful tips...Thanks.

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  36. Congratulations!!!

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  37. Congrats to TechnoBabe!!! That is super!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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