Tuesday, December 30, 2008

UPDATED: Special Announcements and Bloggy Love

* I am now through editing this post.

In order to keep my blog more streamlined, I have made a few small modifications to my blog(s). Most notably, I will be adding a new "Blogs of the Month" feature on Blogmania. Please note the following:


Blogmania is my personal blog where you can find out more about me, my interests, my family, etc. In addition you will find links to my constantly growing directory of other blogs - there are badges, a blog roll and directory to scroll and click through. Just remember to come back here!

Giveaways on other blogs are now posted at MB's Bloggy Sweeps. I will also be adding a Mr. Linky to capture new giveaways on a weekly basis.

Most of my own Giveaways and Product Reviews will now be posted at She Said it First.



BLOGS OF THE MONTH: Although it has been delayed for slightly over 3 months due to a move, settling in, schedules, travel, etc., I am finally ready to start sharing the bloggy love by highlighting other blogs. Please look out for for the featured "Blogs of the Month", relevant to that month's theme(s)
* I do not want to commit to a number of blogs to feature, so I decided against a blog of the month or a blog of the week. This will allow for flexibility in featuring blogs.

I made a difficult decision to change February's main theme to Friendship Month. I opted for a different theme than initially planned when I realized that I would be unable to honor all heritages properly and it would be unfair to focus on only one. I still intend to feature a notable blog/blogger in honor of Black History Month however. I feel that it is very important to do so, especially considering the recent inspiring and monumental US election of President Barack Obama.
February is Black History Month; March is Irish American Heritage Month; May is National Asian-Pacific American Month AND Jewish American Heritage Month, Mid Sept - mid October is National Hispanic Heritage Month AND German American Heritage Month, October is National Polish-American Heritage Month, October is ALSO National Italian Heritage Month and ALSO Filipino-American History Month, November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.


January - Arts and Crafts, Baking/Cooking, Beading, Reading. January is National Hobby Month! In it's honor, I am featuring blogs that focus on Arts and Crafts, Baking/Cooking, Beading and Reading which are my current favorite hobbies. Stay tuned!

January is ALSO

If you have a blog or post that would be relevant in honoring or celebrating any of these (including YOUR hobbies), please add your name to the Mr. Linky for the month of January.


February - Friends - International Friendship Month. February is International Friendship month. In it's honor, I am featuring blogs/bloggers who have made enduring friendships through blogging.

February is ALSO
If you have a blog or post that would be relevant in honoring or celebrating any of these, please add your name/blog/post to the Mr. Linky for the month of February.


March - Women - March is Women's History Month! In it's honor I am featuring notable women bloggers - those who have achieved goals, educated others, and/or focused on a worthy cause through blogging while helping other women do the same.

March is ALSO


If you have a blog or post that would be relevant in honoring or celebrating any of these, please add your name/blog/post to the Mr. Linky for the month.

April - Going Green! - April 22nd is Earth Day. I think the Earth deserves more than just a day in it's honor so April is unofficially Earth Month. Bloggers who embrace the going green philosophy and lifestyle will be asked to share their tips and tools of the trade to help all of us become a little more planet friendly.

April is ALSO

If you have a blog or post that would be relevant in honoring or celebrating any of these, please add your name/blog/post to April's Mr. Linky.


May - Women's Health, Fitness and Nutrition - Ah, yes - we Americans like our themes, right? With so many categories to choose from this was a toughie but a decision had to be made. To honor National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, AND National Women's Health Month (in addition to the specific health related categories and the numerous foods of the month), Blogmania will feature blogs that focus on improving women's physical fitness AND nutrition.
* In addition, in honor of my dear friend Susan, I will be hosting a special event in support of Brain Tumor Awareness Month.

May is ALSO

If you have a blog or post that would be relevant in honoring or celebrating any of these, please add your name/blog/post to the Mr. Linky for the month of May.


June - Family and Safety - Featuring blogs participating in Home Safety Month and/or Student Safety Month with the intention of educate and motivate parents and educators to take actions to make schools and homes safer. June is also Family Month. Blogs dedicated to family life will also be featured!

June is ALSO

If you have a blog or post that would be relevant in honoring or celebrating any of these, please add your name/blog/post to the monthly Mr. Linky.


July - Fun! July is National Anti Boredom Month! Someone PLEASE tell my kids this. I constantly hear "I am bored" so to beat those boredom blues, I will be featuring blogs that highlight family fun activities.

July is ALSO

If you have a blog or post that would be relevant in honoring or celebrating any of these, please add your name/blog/post to the monthly Mr. Linky.


August - Art - August is American Artist Appreciation Month. In it's honor, I will be featuring blogs of artists OR dedicated to the arts. This can be fine arts OR any other sort of art (fiber arts, beading, drawing, painting, sculpture, woodwork, etc.)

August is ALSO

If you have a blog or post that would be relevant in honoring or celebrating any of these, please add your name/blog/post to the Mr. Linky for the month of August.



September - Frugal Living - September is National Coupon Month. Blogmania will feature blogs that focus on frugality, tips for saving money, increasing personal savings, etc.

September is ALSO:
If you have a blog or post that would be relevant in honoring or celebrating any of these, please add your name/blog/post to the Mr. Linky for the month of September.


October - Children's Health and Breast Cancer Awareness- to honor blogs that participate promoting participation in and education of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month or Children's Health Month.

October is ALSO
If you have a blog or post that would be relevant in honoring or celebrating any of these, please add your name/blog/post to the Mr. Linky for the month of October.


November - November is National Blog posting month! It will be hard to pick but I will select a few of my favorite blogs to feature this month.

November is ALSO:

If you have a blog or post that would be relevant in honoring or celebrating any of these, please add your name/blog/post to the montly Mr. Linky. Since November is ALSO National Blog Posting month, I invite you to add one of your favorite posts to the special "Favorite Posts Mister Linky".


December
- Holiday Fun - Blogmania will showcase many blogs with special holiday events occurring on their sites. This includes giveaways, extravaganzas' shopping guides, etc. and is not limited to one blog per week.

December is also:

If you have a blog or post that would be relevant in honoring or celebrating any of these, please add your name/blog/post to the monthly Mr. Linky.



1 comment:

Stephen said...

Nice blog though. Happy new year. :D

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