Free Giveaway Event Sign Ups: 30 Prizes, Total Value $1200+

Ok bloggy ladies – I just joined an event that looks like it’s going to be SUPER fun for spring! I’m a big fan of subscription boxes – you know, where you sign up and get a fun surprise package in the mail each month? LOVE those. And, in this huge event, there will be TWENTY SEVEN different chance to try out super cool subscription boxes from a really diverse group of companies. If you’re a blogger, the sign up link to join the event is at the bottom of the post. If you’re a non-blogger reader, just mark your calendar and stay tuned to see these giveaways start going live in a little over a week!

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Subscription Spring Giveaway Event!

Through the months of April & May we will be hosting 27 giveaways from 27 companies! 30 prizes with a total value of over $1200!

All contests can be hosted in both Canada & the U.S. but some prizes may be restricted to either Canada or US only. [Read more...]

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It’s Blogathon Time! #Blogathon2

Biannual Blogathon Bash It’s Blogathon time! If you’re not familiar with the Biannual Blogathon Bash, you can learn more about what it’s all about on their site. It’s a big bloggy party, that happens twice a year – there are challenges to complete, a Facebook group to network and ask questions, Twitter parties to join, and prizes to win! It’s a weekend to set aside as much time as possible, and put some work into learning, growing, and building your blog. It’s an awesome way to make work more fun.

My Blogathon Goals:

  • I want to complete every single one of the mini-challenges this time. I’ve never been able to quite get through all of them, but have more time set aside this time.
  • I’d like to do some work on my new site. I started MeaganPaullin.com to be a place to share tips related to blogging, online business, and balancing it all – it’s got a theme, and that’s about it, lol. I want to at least get the sidebar widgets all set up, and a basic About page before Sunday night.
  • Visit all of the other bloggers who are participating. I’m one of the co-hosts for this event {I just love me some Blogathon!} – and want to make some time to connect with everyone else who’s joining the fun.

Not a long list, but a good list. And there are eleven mini-challenges to complete, so that should give me a lot to do! I’ve made it to two super-fun Twitter parties so far {you can read some of the great tips that have been shared so far by searching out the #Blogathon2 hashtag} – and am excited for another one tonight. If you want to jump in and join us in the Blogathon fun, there’s still plenty of time! Write a quick kick-off post to share your own goals, then link up with us and jump in! You’re blog will thank you for it :)

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15 Clever Ways to Get New Blog Traffic

Hey bloggy friends! This is a mini challenge, that was created for blogging rockstars who are part of the Biannual Blogathon Bash. If you are joining the Blogathon you’ll be eligible for prizes for completing the challenge {January 24-26, 2014} – but even if you’ve missed it, it’s still a great resource for anyone! If you haven’t joined the Blogathon yet and you’re reading this right now, join here – Biannual Blogathon Bash. It’s not too late to join :)

15 Clever New Ways to Bring Traffic to Your Blog

Quick background about me – I’ve been blogging for 3 years now, full time. I started this bloggy-adventure with the goal of it being a business – a way for me to make money from home while being here with my brand new baby. I have poured crazy amounts of time, effort, money, and heart into growing this site. I’ve read a zillion books, subscribe to a million email newsletters, follow a babillion sites – all just to keep growing, learning, and moving ahead. But, all that work has paid off { I was able to quadruple my traffic last year!} – since now The Mister works for me, and together we run this site, plus some other projects – together, and it allows us to both work from home. I’m extremely passionate about helping others do the same thing, so I hope that if you’re a newer blogger, these tips can help you ramp up your own business too! If you have questions, comments, ideas, or any other feedback – feel free to leave a comment on this post, tweet me using the #Blogathon2 hashtag, or post it to my Facebook wall. I’ll do my best to help! [Read more...]

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How I Quadrupled My Blog Traffic in 2013

“I don’t want to go viral – I want to set hearts on fire!” – Coco J. Ginger When working on the web, having something you’ve created “go viral” is kind of like winning the lottery – most of it is luck, but you have more chances at getting lucky the more you play. And in 2013, I got lucky – An old post I’d written over a year before, explaining how I used the web to earn money from home after losing my job, went viral on Pinterest. {See it here: 10 Ways to Earn Money from Home.} I had no idea how powerful Pinterest could be until then, and have no idea still who pinned it to make it take off so well. But, while after 7 months of consistent pageviews, it’s settled back down again, it definitely showed me why it’s important to create good content – you never know what someone will find in your archives and fall in love with! So, as we roll into 2014, I took a hard look at my statistics in Google Analytics, to determine just what worked well this year, what didn’t, and how to hopefully double my traffic again in this new year!

How I quadrupled my blog pageviews this year! [Read more...]

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Join Me & @NGKids for a #WeirdWednesday Twitter Party

What’s weird but true about you? On December 4th, National Geographic is encouraging everyone to share via social media some weird but true facts and photos about you, or your world – using the hashtag #WeirdWednesday! To celebrate all of this fun weirdness, we’re hosting a super cool Twitter party, where you can get more eyes on your weirdness. Because really – the only people who aren’t weird are the ones you don’t know enough about, right? :)

National Geographic Kids Weird but True [Read more...]

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Tips to Avoid Stress and Find Your #HolidayZen this Season!

‘Tis the season for… Stress? Well, for some people, there’s more stress than sparkles during the holidays. Which I hate find a sad thing, since Christmas is my very-most-amazingly-super-duper favorite time of the year. Even with the craziness, it fills me with serious happiness. And now that I have a little one to share it with me – and at 3 years-old this year, she’s really big enough to appreciate it all – it’s even better. But, since I know not everyone is able to easily manage the stress of the holiday rush, I’m super excited to be sharing tips and tricks to help – during an amazing Twitter party happening on December 4, at 1p ET / 12p CT / 10a PT. Keep reading to learn more, RSVP, and be eligible to win some awesome prizes!

Find your Holiday Zen

Finding your own Holiday Zen… [Read more...]

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Bloggertunities: Good Reads & Resources to Rock Your Blog

This post contains some affiliate links that help to support this site. But I only share and recommend things I use myself and love. Pinky promise.

Blogging Opportunities and Resources

I’ve got a new list of goodies for you ladies – tips and tricks, good reads and resources, opps and networks, and more. Hope you find some helpful stuff – if so, be sure to pin it to refer to later, and share it with your other bloggy buddies. Sharing is caring, right? :) And if you have any events of your own you’re looking for help with – giveaways to join, linkys looking for more linkers, opps you’re looking for more applicants to – feel free to leave the info in the comments section. I try to tweet those out all week for you guys too. Have a great week! [Read more...]

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