Sep 1st, 2012 Posted in blogging, Frugal, Life and Family | one comment »
My family thinks I’m a little odd sometimes. Packages show up in the mail and the kids are like, “What did you get THIS time!?” They are shocked and happy when it’s something that they get to play with too. With the book releasing at the end of June, I’ve been hoarding Amazon gift cards.
My favorite way to get the Amazon cards? Superpoints. There really isn’t a ton that is unique and different about this site except they remind me and send me points in my inbox. If I sign up for something 9 chances out of 10 I will forget what I signed up for and why. But if you remind me (nicely and infrequently) I will keep coming back to your site.
I know there is more that I could do on Superpoints to get more points to get more cards, but…I’m lazy. I’ll admit it. If I have to work too hard for something, chances are that I won’t do it.
If you’re interested in joining me in my point collecting agenda, I’ll give you a invite code. That way, when you earn points they thank me and give me a few too. So, who’s up for a little fun?
All you have to do is click on this link: http://superpoints.com/refer/miscramblings
Sign up and either do the Tami lazy way, or work your way. Good thing about Superpoints, there is no wrong way.
I just got an email from Superpoints and if you join and become my friend there we both get 25 points! http://superpoints.com/bonus/hqfy60. I’m excited! :)
Jun 24th, 2012 Posted in blogging, Product Review | 3 comments »
You all know me by now, I’m pretty hard on a company. If they say XYZ is going to happen, then by god, XYZ is what I expect.
On November 29th, 2011 I tore Fairytale Brownies a new one. This was totally uncalled for! I would like to apologize to Fairytale Brownies for any disservice my previous review did to them. Right after my post went live Fairytale Brownies contacted me, sent me more than I would have won on the contest, and ROCKED MY WORLD! They sent me a million different flavors and I gained about 50 pounds.
Do not eat all the brownies in the box by yourself and complain that you gained weight.
I think you all need to take some time, go over to http://www.brownies.com/ and check out all the wonderful flavors they have to offer. I will tell you, one brownie will last you quite a while. They are rich, gooey, and yummy and OMG good!
Since my birthday is on July 5th, I expect all my wonderful readers to send me a wonderful box of cookies. Who am I kidding – I need another box like I need a hole in the head. But for your own good you should check them out:
Nov 8th, 2011 Posted in aj best, blogging, Life and Family | 12 comments »
I had issues with Blogger one day and decided that I was going to just switch to WordPress (and here I am). My author site (www.ajbestwrites.com) is there and I knew how to get things moving with the personal site. Right? Wrong! It’s been rather crazy trying to get all the badges moved from one blog to the other. Getting my header has been a nightmare, I can’t seem to be able to find the one that I had before in my files, so I have to have another one made. Trying to find a three column theme was a bear, and trying to get all of the tags and such that the designer put on there out…pain! So I may have quite a bit of fiddling to do before I can figure out how to get this blog looking like I want it to look. I picked this one specifically because it is SEO optimized and I hoped that would help kick start my blog. I’m not sure how well that is working out for me.
I just figured out how to put the GFC button on the side, and I hope that you will all take a quick second and follow me there. I miss all my folks.
Things I’m thankful for #7: My animals. Especially Thor (cat). I have been feeling horrible for quite some time now and Thor makes sure that I have company and I’m am watched over very carefully. Shadow (cat) makes sure that I get to the bathroom on my own. Boomer (dog) has decided that it’s her goal in life to turn me into a lesbian beastiality specialist. She will jump up on you and try to stick her tongue in your mouth. Pretty gross if I do say so myself. Belle (cat) makes sure that my hips and Rob’s back are nice and warm in the middle of the night. Zoe (dog) is my little baby, she’s getting hard of hearing and it breaks my heart. She can no longer fetch ball because she can’t hear where it drops. And last but certainly not least my Jacky (cat). He’s working on getting the world’s record for number of times sprayed in a day. He likes to lay right on your feet while you sleep and won’t move no matter what.
My baby Thor!
Not sure if you can see it, but from Left to right, Zoe, Jack, Shadow, and Thor.
Apr 4th, 2011 Posted in blogging | 18 comments »
I remember when I first started to pursue my career in publishing I never knew what a blog really was.
They weren’t very popular back then and people were just starting to discover the blog world.
Till I came out as an author and decided to get a web site I’d never written a blog post nor did I know where to start. All I could think was, what does one talk about when they blog?
The advice I got from people is to blog about things that matter to you. Blog about your writing or about your struggle as a brand new writer trying to get your work published. Write about anything that will get people talking. So that is what I did. Post after post I found comfort in posting about the things that matter to me and what might matter to the world.
Skip ahead a few years and I’ve now posted nearly 1500 posts on my official blog and countless other posts as a guest.
For many published and unpublished authors blogging has become a way of life. We blog to stay in touch with the world, post our thoughts, opinions and express ourselves about issues we find important. It is our own little footprint in the cyber world.
Blogs are now used as forums to communicate anything and everything. People no longer hide their true opinions. They say it how it is, even if one might find it offensive. They see the internet as an open forum of expression, and discussion.
Being an author I blog about everything that goes on around my world. It’s not just a form to promote myself and my work. I want to share a little piece of me. Take readers along with me on adventures. I adore blogging about events I’ve been fortunate to attend or places I’ve visited.
Someone once said to me don’t you think that’s showing off? No…I want to take the reader along with me even if they can’t be there in person. Personally I love reading posts about places people have been or things that they’ve done. You get to experience something new, even if it is through a story someone posted.
This year I’ve started to keep up with many different blogs. Sites that range from self published authors, indie writers, artists and musicians, and just bloggers who talk about the things they love. It has given me the chance to connect with some truly amazing people who I would probably have never had the chance to meet since they live all over the world.
If you follow my web site and my blog you probably have seen my new weekly feature called Watch Out where I interview different guests each week. This was my own way of trying to give the world a glimpse into the life of someone else. Not just authors but all kinds of professionals. I want you the readers to meet some new people that you might have never had the chance to meet.
So next time you stumble on a blog stay a while and check out what the author has to say. You never know who you might just meet along the way. That blog post might even change your life.
I want to thank AJ for inviting me over to her blog as a guest. It has been a pleasure to be here and to be able to share this post with all of you.
I also want to thank all of you who have ever taken the time to stop by and read one of my blogs or posted a comment.
Dec 16th, 2009 Posted in blogging | 5 comments »
It’s not often that I am a famous guest blogger, but lookie here:
May 20th, 2009 Posted in blogging | one comment »
It’s been a fairly decent week with books. I was certainly hoping that I would have gotten more (no I’m not greedy, well maybe) because of the HUGE dry spell I was under there for a while. But I digress. Let’s see what my book fairy brought me:
Annie’s Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg – this book will be fore review
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead – this book was a gift from my future mil for my birthday, signed by the author herself.
20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler – I think this one was for just being me….LOL! But really, think it was a throw in by the publisher, but I think I will review this one as well.
A Hint of Wicked by Jennifer Haymore – this is for a blog tour on You Gotta Read Reviews and must be reviewed. I would love to have you all stop by on June 6, 2009
Heroes Die Young by TM Hunter – this was a win for being a commenter on my own blog. How cool is that. And then it gets even better because he is one of the authors for the company I work for. (www.champagnebooks.com)
So, this is what I got in the past week, what did you get?
May 10th, 2009 Posted in blogging | 8 comments »
Ran into some great new to me book blogs this weekend! Let’s start a list shall we?
Never Not Reading
A Bibliophile’s Bookshelf
2009 The Year in Books
Luxury Reading: A Worthy Legacy
Book Bird Dog
You need to stop by and see what’s going on at these sites. Great reviews and some contests to boot. I hope you enjoy what I have been looking at this weekend.
Feb 19th, 2009 Posted in blogging | 2 comments »
This is so much better than I thought it would be!
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