Thursday, May 28, 2009

Making the Most of Memes

Memes are a great way to bring new readers to your blog. They are usually relatively easy to join and to participate in as well.

I participate in Blog Your Blessing Sunday, Click and Comment Monday and Wordless Wednesday on my blog, Advertising for Success.

For Blog Your Blessing Sunday, you just post for what you are grateful in your life. You may add a photograph and/or a prayer/blessing. BYBS was started by the Blue Panther. This list includes people of all faiths and persuasions. I truly enjoy my BYBS time.

Click and Comment Monday is an old meme (Kat) that I want to bring back. Start on a blog (a blog from the top list would be good) and leave a comment on the blog. Then click a blog on their sidebar or their Entrecard or CMF Ads widget. Leave a comment on the next blog. It is a good idea to say which blog sent you and to mention C&C Monday. Keep going as long as you have time. Stop by Advertising for Success on Monday and add your name to the Mr. Linky to get on the blogroll.

Wordless Wednesday is a huge meme with Mr. Linkys everywhere. You post a photograph, drawing or comic, adding a caption or not. The main blog is They have Wordless every day, I believe.

There are many more memes in which I do not participate. If you have a special meme that you like, please share it in the comments and I will get a list going in the sidebar.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Blog Village is Losing Some Members

The Blog Village Top List has been substantially trimmed down. I am putting in the effort, one more time, to drop people who are not active. I have sent notices and individual emails, clicked banners for new people and left messages that I had done so.

I had a setback in my health so I do not have the time to devote to reminding members to post a banner and to click it once a month. That is all you have to do to remain a member.

Of course, a richer Blog Village experience awaits those who visit, comment, participate in memes and carnivals, and follow BV blogs. Social networking sites like Twitter, MyBlogLog, Blog Catalog, You Tube, FaceBook and Linked in are also ways to keep in touch with other members of Blog Village. Some of us use Entrecard and some have CMF Ads. I see our blogs all over the blogosphere.

I hope you will choose to engage with BlogVillage. If not, please login and delete your account or contact me using the link on the sidebar.



P.S. I will be Clicking and Commenting through the Top List next Monday. Join me, won't you? All the information you need is found here.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Poison in Plastics Will Harm Kids

Despite all of the media attention about the safety of kids products over the last year; the toxic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is still found in products that kids use every day, like baby bottles, sports water bottles, the lining of formula cans, and sippy cups.

This is a real problem because more than 200 studies have linked BPA exposures at very low doses to breast and prostate cancer, obesity, diabetes, altered development of the brain and immune systems, lowered sperm counts, and early puberty. Growing children are especially at risk from BPA because they have smaller bodies. In fact, BPA is so toxic that even very small amounts have been shown to cross the placenta and impact prenatal development.

Together we can change this! Urge your members of Congress to co-sponsor the Ban Poisonous Additives Act, which will prohibit the sale of food and beverage containers that contain BPA.

Do something about it. Visit the Moms Rising web site and send an email from the site.

After you contact Congress, please forward this email to your friends so they can send a letter too. It's going to take all of our voices to make these changes.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Spiffy New Blog Village Background

How do you like the new look? Let me know. If you would like to update your blogspot blog with a new background, just click the little tab up on the left. They are free! Free is good.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Banner Experiment

You may have noticed a new banner on the top list. The Banner Experiment banner is designed to send traffic directly to the top list. The visitors will not pass through the gateway.

Banner Experiment is new, but I thought it might be worthwhile to get the Blog Village Top List in the top sites. We will stay toward the top and remain visible is if we click the banner. Please click the banner when you visit the top list.

We can all use new readers and visitors. If this works, the site of the day spot and the top 10 or so banners will be the place to be seen.

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