So I am hosting an Advent Blog-Hop. I tried to write a full-blown blog about it this week but time escaped me! What else is new?!!? Anyway I did create an awesome button for everyone to use that I will be emailing out to everyone that has signed up this week.
What do you think? I used the Canva website everyones been talking about and I think it looks pretty good.
Here is the 411 on how this will work. I will introduce the blog-hop and all the bloggers on the First Sunday of Advent. Then on your day you post to your own blog and I’ll share on my social media channels who is blogging that day and where to find their posts. Each Sunday of Advent I’ll also post about the upcoming weeks bloggers and topics. (I may end up talking about what everyone wrote about the previous week since by then everything will have been posted)
I still have spots opened and will would love to have as many bloggers as possible join me. If you’d like to sign up leave a comment or email me at bethannesbest at gmail dot com and I will send you the google spreadsheet I created for you to sign up. If you don’t have a blog and would like to join me you can guest post on my blog with your topic.
Keep a Wishlist on Pinterest. Earlier this week someone in a facebook group wanted to know if there was a program/browser extension you could sign up for to get price alerts. Basically you see something cool on amazon but it’s currently $100 and you only want to pay say $50. Someone said they just us Pinterest. Pinterest will EMAIL YOU when you pin buyable items when the price changes. You just have to have that function turned on in your EMAIL notifications! #MindBlown
Here is another tip. Stacy shared this browser extension yesterday. The extension will tell you if the book you are looking at on amazon is available at your local library. This can definitely come in handy…although most of the books in my wishlist are catholic/religious books and not available in libraries. 🙁
The other night when I couldn’t sleep I was on twitter and glanced at what was “trending” and noticed the most random hashtag of #catvideogames was trending. Curious as to maybe why or what this entailed I clicked on it and the following video game photo popped up. I think Milo would like this game for Christmas!
I have a serious Tab addiction/problem. I’m really bad at having a good 10 tabs opened and attempting to be productive and honestly failing at it altogether. My good blogging friend Elizabeth has a friend that has challenged her to “Tabless Tuesday.” This might be hard but I think I’m going to try it. Although when googling it I found that it was “Tabless Thursday” I’ll give myself a cheat though since I have 2 screens I can have 2 internet browsers opened (one per screen).
So I have this organizational blog post about your mail/bills/paperwork. (yes I’m talking about that blog post again) It’s over a year old now but man the last month or so it has gone CRAZY on pinterest. It was actually causing my blog to run really slowly and sometimes go down. One of the reasons I switched hosts last month. Well this week a few HUGE facebook pages shared it and it got even more views. Then yesterday in the midst of that chaos a new reader (*waves to all my new readers*) emailed me wanting to BUY the binder system from me…which got me thinking this could be a potential product I could sell and add to my resume. So be on the lookout maybe for a little store…maybe?!!? What do you guys think? Would you buy one? Do you think people would buy one?
The weekend after Thanksgiving I’m FINALLY going down to visit Tampa. I’ve lived in Florida almost 4 years and STILL haven’t seen the West Coast! So Sad. But my friend Arleen Spenceley wrote a book, Chastity Is for Lovers. It releases Thanksgiving weekend and the following weekend she is having a book launch party and my mom and I are going to attend! Looking forward to that!