The best part, my favorite part of blogging is the community. The community of other bloggers, and commenter's, and other moms. People who've been in my shoes, people her are like me, people who are my opposites. It's big and wonderful and the basis for our founding of Bigger Picture Blogs. To foster and grow that community.
On of my favorite tools for connecting and building community is Blog Frog:
It's like Facebook for bloggers but with out the politics and all the annoying aps (no farms!). It's a place where we can take the conversation from our blogs and have more back and forth, a little more fun.
Have you visited the Bigger Picture Blogs Blog Frog Community? We have a great time over there, it's like a virtual coffee with friends. This week we are talking:
- Mommy Confessions (the "rules" that you don't follow)
- Why do YOU blog
- Your biggest distraction
- Picky Eaters
- and every Friday we host a link up to feature YOUR best post of the week: Friday Feature YOU
Really, what are you waiting for it's where all the cool kids hang out!
Oh wait, I hear the mumble, the grumble, the sigh,
Another logon to remember. NO you can logon with your Facebook account, easy peasey!
Sigh, another place I need to remember to go check in and return comments, i can't even keep up with the blogs I read. No fear, Visit the community and on the left hand side, under my pretty smiling face and the community stats is a big button (I think it's gold) it says "Get Daily Email Update" click it. Really click it. You get one email at 6am with all the highlights of the previous day. All new conversations started. If you have an answer or want to participate click on the link and it takes you right there. Nothing interests you that day, hit delete and you have only lost about 32 seconds.
Oh your not a blogger? That's okay! (see above about Facebook), you don't have to be a blogger, do you like to chat? Do you read our blogs? Your good!
See? So really, have you joined us yet?
Okay okay, you need an incentive?
See it's even glowing! (sorry camera phone, too much sun, you understand). You will get your very own blogger motivation kit. What's in it? Everything you need to inspire, write, relax. Two coffee mugs, a Starbucks gift card (not shown) a USB jump drive (thumb drive, whatever you call it- there is much debate in my house) key chain, a book of inspirational quotes and stories, a blank journal for jotting down notes and a Busy Body Planner to organize your time.
How do you win?
Click that little frog and jump over to our community:
Join the community and have fun. Start a discussion, join a discussion, introduce yourself! No lurking allowed!
On July 31 I will use Random.org to choose one of our active (see no lurking) members and send them this lovely package.
So no more excuses, hope over there and join our group!
* Yes I know it's Saturday, but I started this on Friday and life got in the way, I'm sure you understand.
** Disclosure: I was not asked by Blog Frog or paid in anyway for this post. The items for the giveaway were swag from the SVMomsEvent, the journal and gift card as well as shipping were all provided by me, with my own money because I big puffy, glittery heart community and want you to join us!