Saturday, April 12, 2008

Another New Blogging Adventure

I know I have been remiss in not posting as frequently as I should. Many of you know why I've been away so much. I looked at my number of posts for April and saw 3. 3? As of the 12th? THREE??? Come ON Grandy!!

Now, in all fairness, I have guest posted on other sites. But still!!

Get your head out of your A$$ Grandy!!! Don't make me sign your a$$ up for another month of NoMoBloMe. I'll do it...I just might!! ---->>>Psstt...Readers, don't be afraid for Grandy's little self talk method. She's not any crazier than when you first got here, and she's not a danger to herself today...really...she's not...okay, maybe just a little.

I am so grateful I did my 100th post, so if some of you were missing me, you would have others to keep you company.

Now I've gone and signed up for Entrecard. It's a site I'm still learning about but seems like a good opportunity for networking with other bloggers. That got me thinking. If I'm going to step up my traffic, I need to make sure I'm putting something in worth reading.

I was introduced to Entrecard by our friend at Writing the Cyber Highway and she seems to be having a good time with it. I am always excited about what Michele has going on in her world. I've learned so much from her already.

How it works is, you drop an e-card in the box (mine is over to the right) at someone's blog and they know you've been there. People come and drop theirs too. You get credits for doing so, and with those credits, I think you can exchange them for merchandise. Bloggers also pay credits to advertise and be my "Blog For The Day". Who's there now? That all depends on what time and day this gets posted.

The good news about the ad to the right is I get to accept or decline them. I will go to the blog first and check them out to see if they're alright. Hey, I know I'll slip in a few curse words every now and again, but I won't be advertising any blog that is bad, or goes against what I believe in. Did you know there's a blog that's just about FRUIT?? All posts are about fruit. Fruit's good...right?

It's really quite interesting. I have so much to learn about blogging. I know my faithful readers will appreciate me posting a bit more often too.

So, are you a member of entrecard? Do you wanna be? If so, let me know and I'll be sure to "Drop" my card by. :)

Happy Weekend ALL!!


Jennifer H said...

Okay, so where's the box? It's possible that I'm just not looking in the right place.

I want to join in, I'm trying, I am!

Sounds interesting. I'll have to check out their site.

Malone! said...

You did the education for me, didn't you? You could feel my struggles from your neighborhood, right? Yes, I signed up- but got intimidated with the 'cost' factor, not sure real money? Then I couldn't get the F*ng widget-thingy on my page. URGH! So instead, I spent the day shopping for Cayt's 8th gr graduation dress.

Grandy said...

Jennifer~ The box is over to the right, where I labeled it "Blog of the Day". Those are the blogs that paid credits to advertise on my site.

Malone~ Did you find the dress? I went to your site and gave you instructions on getting the widget. We ARE getting together before I go back to work on Thursday to have a tutoring lesson. ;)

Sandy C. said...

Okay, you are the ba-zillionth blogger that has mentioned Entrecard, and I think you've convinced me to do it :) I'll have to check it out this week!

Jennifer H said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh. Thanks for clearing that up. :-)

Mrs. F said...

Sounds like another time suck to me...

My kids are like Mom, please get off the computer and make us dinner. We're starving. It is almost bed time. And I tell them to HOLD ON, Mommy has to twitter again...Is that what this is going to be like??? You would not set me up for that...would you?

Alright, alright, I will go check it out...if you insist.

Travis said...

The cool thing I've found about blogging is that there isn't any right way to do it.

I'm really enjoying my google reader these days. I don't know why I fought it for so long. Now I'm not missing posts because I didn't check on someone who hadn't been able to post for awhile.

Mike Golch said...

I'm so confused that my head is spinning.I don't understand the "credits" of the google reader.
So I guess I'll continue with what I know and semi understant.clicking on each member of my blog rolls.

Bridge said...

I've been so busy I haven't even noticed that you haven't posted that much.

I should mention now that I haven't been reading very many blogs... at all.


I can't wait to slow down.

Grandy said...

Sandy~ Ba-zillionth? Wow...if only I had a 10th of that traffic.

Jennifer~ Glad I could help. ;)

Mrs. F~ I don't know how to're ahead of me for sure!

Mike~ Now you have me confused.

Bridge~ No worries...I'll be here when you get back. Thanks for squeezing me in! ;)

Michael Aulia said...

Entrecard rocks! (I don't know how many times I've said this)

Keep the posting up and make sure that your blog doesn't die half way :)

Eric said...

I like your way of writing. Welcome to Entrecard. Have fun!

Grandy said...

Michael~ Considering I didn't join entrecard until after 100 posts...I'm hoping I don't fade off. Thanks for stopping by.

Eric~ Thanks so much for the compliment. I do like to have fun. ;)

Tina Coruth said...


I'll check it out. I'm not exactly a prolific blogger -- so I don't know that this would be something I could contribute to unless I can pick up the pace. Thanks for the info!