Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Our Prayers to Keegan's Family...

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As many of you know, The Chupp Family's son Keegan has been fighting brain cancer since he was born and yesterday our dear Lord Jesus Christ called dear sweet Keegan home to be with him to care for. I ask that you please visit the Keegan's family blog and leave them just a few kind words to let them know you are praying for them and thinking of them during this very difficult time. Thank you!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Order your #HolidayCards for only $15!!! TODAY

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Has the Holidays sneaked up on you this year?? Don't worry, I can help. Just order your holiday card template from me, TODAY and submit your photos and info and TODAY you will have your Personalized Photo Card template emailed back to you and you can print your Holiday Cards today at your local photo store for pennies and mail them out today!! Read below for instructions on ordering.
Don't see a design you want? That's no problem, just email me and I'll design a card for you based on your specifications @ theblogcafe@gmail.com.
DON"T DELAY!!
TELL YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY -

Choose style in cart:

SANTA


NORTH POLE
 ORNAMENTS

CHRISTMAS TREE
 COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

 GINGERBREAD WREATH



The Holiday Cards-Personalized is available for add-on or individual purchase.
*SEND PHOTOS to {theblogcafe @ gmail.com}
Holiday Cards-Personalized: custom designed holiday cards to be personalized. Just choose your card, send me the photos and information to personalize your card. You will receive a completed holiday card photo jpg file to upload to your favorite print/photo store to print cards. (these are printed as photo 4x6, so its cheaper and easier to send cards. You may want to choose MATTE finish) Turn around is 24 hours/business days.

Get Signed Up for the Valetine's Giveaway Hop by Mama to 4 Blessings..

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Chubby Cheeks ThinksMama to 4 Blessings (me) and Kim at Chubby Cheeks Thinks are teaming up to bring you Valentine's Day Giveaway Hop! I know Christmas isn't even over yet and we are thinking about Valentine's Day! They wanted to get  an early start!  Want to know how you can JOIN the hop???




Sunday, November 27, 2011

GRAND Re-OPENING!!! & Holiday Photo Cards are HERE!

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I'm so excited to share this new Long awaited, re-design of TheBlogCafe!!!
You will now be able to order much faster and easier through our new BlogCafe Store!

For all those that are receiving this through e-mail, I will need you to "re-subscribe" to the blog feed via my site, or this link because I will no longer be posting updates through this blog feed. I know its confusing so to make it easy, just click SUBSCRIBE and you won't miss any of the DEALS, and UPCOMING GIVEAWAY for the GRAND RE-OPENING!!!

HOLIDAY PHOTO CARDS are BACK!!!
I'm excited to bring back Holiday Photo Cards to make it EASY for you to get out your christmas cards this year.
Check them out in our new store!

I will be adding more designs later in the week.  All you do is order your design, submit me your photos and I return the digital file to you for easy printing on your printer or at your local photo store.
Don't wait, get yours TODAY!






Tuesday, November 1, 2011

IMPORTANT! Please Read and VISIT this blog!

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PLEASE VISIT THIS BLOG!! THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT AND PRAYERS!!
I'm honored to have met Beth Chupp from several years ago as a new client.  She has a special little boy, Keegan, that is living with cancer and recently was sent home with hospice. He has a rare type of brain cancer and has been through numerous chemo/radiation treatments.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

#BlockPartyHopWednesday - SUBSCRIBE!!!

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Its time for #BlockPartyHopWednesday!!
Don't forget to follow the hosts (required) or you will be deleted.
Make sure you follow all those before you and those that subscribe to you.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

#BlockPartyHopWednesday - FACEBOOK Follow You Back!

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Link Up for #BlockPartyHopWednesday - Facebook Follow You Back!
This is Week 3 of Block Party, a New Blog Hop from your friendly blog neighbor's Jill of Frugal Plus, Jennifer of The Blog Cafe, and Cara of Totally Temberton. Each week, the hop will have a different theme. Once we have rotated through them all, we will begin again. This is FACEBOOK week! The themes and order are as follows:


GFC (follow) - Week 1

Twitter (follow) - Week 2

Facebook (follow) - Week 3

Email (subscribe) - Week 4

Alexa (follow and/or review) - Week 5

Linked-In (connect) - Week 6

Blog It Forward (show love by linking a blog you like) - Week 7

We realize that not every blogger will have every type of account. So, we're letting you know now in case you want to make any additions before a specific hop begins. Of course, participation in any given week is optional. But, we hope you'll be able to join us in the neighborhood every week!

We all maintain family-friendly sites; therefore, we kindly request that you keep that in mind when you place a link in our hop. Please be honest with yourself - and us - in assessing whether or not your site is an overall good fit for our hop. We appreciate it!

Please join us this week for our FACEBOOK hop. Please add ONLY your Facebook link. Please follow all 3 hosts via Facebook and, as a courtesy to other participants, please follow at least 2 additional new Facebook accounts.

We’d love it if you would place the button to the Blog Hop somewhere on your page, whether it’s on your sidebar, a “Blog Hops” page, or a separate post. Please help us support this blog hop.

Remember:


Family Friendly blogs/sites ONLY.

This week is for FACEBOOK; please do not link to your blog!

Follow your hosts. Do NOT link, if you are not going to follow! We *will* delete you.

To be fair to other participants, please follow at least 2 additional Facebook accounts.

Please consider helping us spread the word by posting the blog button, tweeting, etc.



Have fun this week discovering new pages!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

#blockpartyhopwednesday - twitter hop

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Thanks for following me as your host. Please see my co-hosts for official rules! Cara -Totally Temberton and Jill - Frugal Plus


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

#BlockPartyHopWednesday - GFC Follow!

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It's time for another Block Party Hop!

We really want to encourage participation, but we must ask you to follow the rules. If you make a mistake and put in the wrong link, that's fine. Just please follow up with the correct link! We will keep the correct one and delete the mistake! :)
See the Week order below. Since this is the first week of October, we are starting over with #1 - GFC.
  1. GFC (follow)
  2. Twitter (follow)
  3. Facebook (follow)
  4. Email (subscribe)
  5. Alexa (follow and/or review)
  6. Linked-In (connect)
  7. Blog It Forward (show some love by linking a blog you like)
It's GFC week. ONLY link up if you have Google Friend Connect on your blog. Please follow all 3 hosts via GFC and, as a courtesy to other participants, please follow at least 2 more new blogs.

We’d love it if you would place the button to the Blog Hop somewhere on your page, whether it’s on your sidebar, a “Blog Hops” page, or a separate post. Please help us support this blog hop! The "Grab Me" code is below. :)
Remember:

By now, you probably know the drill...

Family-friendly links ONLY.

This week, please link ONLY to a new or favorite blog that you wish to promote (not yours).

You are encouraged to post the button on your blog to help us spread the word. Also, we have a hashtag: #BlockPartyHopWednesday. Don't be afraid to use it! :)


As always, thanks to my sweet friends/co-hosts - Cara of Totally Temberton and Jill of Frugal Plus - for making this great hop possible.




Tuesday, September 27, 2011

#BlockPartyHopWednesday - Blog It Forward!

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It's time for another Block Party Hop!

Last week, we had a very l ow turnout for the Linkedin hop. Unfortunately, 3 links had to be deleted because they were blog links instead of Linkedin links. We really want to encourage participation, but we must ask you to follow the rules. If you make a mistake and put in the wrong link, that's fine. Just please follow up with the correct link! We will keep the correct one and delete the mistake! :)


This week is different. In the past we have been promoting our own links. This week, we will be promoting OTHERS. Please "Blog It Forward" by choosing a blog that you love and enter that blog's link and information into the form. Please feel free to enter more than one! The more, the merrier! :) We especially encourage you to promote a NEW blog to help that blog grow, but it isn't mandatory.


By now, you probably know the drill...


Family-friendly links ONLY.


This week, please link ONLY to a new or favorite blog that you wish to promote (not yours).


You are encouraged to post the button on your blog to help us spread the word. Also, we have a hashtag: #BlockPartyHopWednesday. Don't be afraid to use it! :)



As always, thanks to my sweet friends/co-hosts - Cara of Totally Temberton and Jill of Frugal Plus - for making this great hop possible.









Tuesday, September 20, 2011

#blockpartyhopwednesday -linkedin

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It’s time for another Block Party Hop! Last week, we had a great turnout for the Alexa hop. We hope you lovelies will keep coming back week after week, as we launch a “new” theme. This week, we are featuring Linkedin! By now, you probably know the drill…

Family-friendly links ONLY.

Please link ONLY your Linkedin user URL.

You are encouraged to post the button on your blog to help us spread the word. Also, we have a hashtag: #BlockPartyHopWednesday. Don’t be afraid to use it!

If you aren’t sure how to find your Linkedin URL, this is how I did it. I’m sure there’s a better way, but I didn’t find it. LOL! Go to Linkedin’s home page. If you are logged in, LOG OUT. Then, enter your own name in the search query form. After you search for yourself, your own profile will come up with YOUR link. Grab it and come back here to enter it in the Linky Form. Easy Peasy!

This hop will be moderated: If you link to your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Alexa, etc., it will be deleted. This is for Linkedin ONLY. If you make a mistake, don’t fret. Just add your (appropriate) link again, ‘cuz I’ll be deleting the other one anyway. LOL!

As always, thanks to my lovely co-hosts and friends – Cara of Totally Temberton and Jill of Frugal Plus -for making this great hop possible each week.






Check out this NEW Blog Design!!

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This client wanted a makeover that reflected the new changes in her life. She fell in love with two great kits from Just So Scrappy - Denim & Daisies, Cherish.

She has two beautiful daughters she wanted to showcase with blues and reds.
She is also a photographer and loves nature so the flowers really play into her love of nature.



Saturday, September 17, 2011

FREEBIES - Happy Fall Sidebar Titles

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Welcome to FREEBIES!!! I'm so excited to be able to start offering Freebies to you!
I'm kicking it off with this ADORABLE set in two sizes called "Happy Fall".  These adorable Set of 6, sidebar-titles were created using Just So Scrappy's digital kit "Happy Fall".  I hope you enjoy these and please remember to leave a comment with a link to your blog to show off your new titles for everyone to see!
*Leave a comment to let me know what other type/style freebies you'd like to see me make!



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

#BlockPartyHopWednesday -Alexa Hop

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The Block Party Hop - a weekly hop featuring a different social network each week to meet new people and increase your rankings and followers.
This Week's Social Hop - WEEK #5
Alexa




GFC (follow) – Week 1
Twitter (follow) – Week 2
Facebook (follow) – Week 3
Subscribe by Email (or RSS) – Week 4
Alexa (follow and/or review) – Week 5
Linked-In (connect) – Week 6
Blog It Forward (show love by linking a blog you like) – Week 7

HOSTED by your Friendly Neighbors:

Jill - Frugal Plus


Cara - Totally Temberton


Jennifer (Me!) - The Blog Cafe

In order to participate in the Alexa hop, please link to your blog’s main page. Do not link to Twitter, Facebook, a specific post, or anything else. BLOG LINKS ONLY. The hop will be moderated this week. Hop links will not appear until they have been approved by a host! Please review at least two blogs (including your hosts) that appear in the list BEFORE your link. If you are the last to link, don’t worry. The hosts will be doing reviews too. We expect that every participant will receive at least TWO Alexa reviews as a result of this hop. If you cannot commit to doing two, do not link. It is not fair for you to get two reviews, if you aren’t going to do two. Of course, it is always acceptable – and encouraged – for you to do more than two reviews. When you do review a blog, PLEASE let the blogger know!

To review a specific site on Alexa:

(1) Copy the blog link from the hop below and then paste it into the SEARCH BOX at Alexa.
(2) The site’s stats will come up. Click the GET DETAILS button.
(3) The site’s stats will come up again, but this time a bio will be included. Underneath the bio and stats, you’ll see a menu bar. Click on REVIEW.
(4) Leave a review for the site.
(5) Once you’ve reviewed a site, please visit the actual site and leave a comment letting them know you reviewed them as part of the Block Party Hop.
(6) If someone leaves you a comment saying they’ve reviewed your site, please try to be courteous and give them a review in return. The hosts will be doing reviews too, so EVERYONE in the hop should receive at least two reviews.
(7) We understand that there are times when you just won’t “connect” with a site and don’t want to review it. That’s OK. Just review a different site in the hop.
(8) Thanks for participating and have FUN discovering some new blogs





Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Block Party Hop Week - Subscribe by Email/Rss! JOIN US! #BlockPartyHopWednesday

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The Block Party Hop -  a weekly hop featuring a different social network each week to meet new people and increase your rankings and followers.
This Week's Social Hop - WEEK #4
Subscribe by Email (or RSS)


GFC (follow) – Week 1
Twitter (follow) – Week 2
Facebook (follow) – Week 3
Subscribe by Email (or RSS) – Week 4
Alexa (follow and/or review) – Week 5
Linked-In (connect) – Week 6
Blog It Forward (show love by linking a blog you like) – Week 7

HOSTED by your Friendly Neighbors:

Jill - Frugal Plus


Cara - Totally Temberton


Jennifer (Me!) - The Blog Cafe

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
  1.  Follow the Hosts using RAFFLECOPTER to ensure compliance with the rules. *note* all participants must follow hosts or your linky will be deleted.
  2. Place your SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL subscription feed link only in the LINKY tools after completing Rafflecopter.
  3. You must Subscribe to at least 2 new blogs and leave them a comment as notification of follow by #TheBlockPartyHopWednesday.  *Please be courteous and make sure your blog is a family-friendly site.
  4. We'd be honored if you placed our BlockPartyHop Button in your sidebar, on a Page or special "post". Thank you for helping support this social networking hop.





Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Check this new blog out!!!

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Check out this great clients new blog design! You won't want to miss out on her blog @ paperphenomenon. She has so many great things for you to do! She is super creative so stop by @paperphenomenon at paperphenomenon.blogspot.com



It's time for #blockparty hop week-Facebook!

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This is Week 3 of Block Party, a New Blog Hop from your friendly blog neighbor's Jill of Frugal Plus, Jennifer of The Blog Cafe, and Cara of Totally Temberton. Each week, the hop will have a different theme. Once we have rotated through them all, we will begin again. This is FACEBOOK week! The themes and order are as follows:


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Block Party Hop - Twitter

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This is Week 2 of Block Party, a New Blog Hop from your friendly blog neighbor's Jill of Frugal Plus, Jennifer of The Blog Cafe, and Cara of Totally Temberton. Each  week, the hop will have a different theme.  Once we have rotated  through them all, we will begin again.  We started last week.  That means the theme for this week is TWITTER!  The themes and order are as  follows:


Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Downloadable Forms

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Hi Everyone!
Here are some teacher planner forms to download.
You may or may not know that I have been a homeschool mom for over 14 years (my daughter is a senior in HS this year). .
As a homeschool mom, you find you need many resources and don't have time to create forms and those resources so you search feverishly on the internet, just to end up wasting more time.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A new Look for... ME!!!

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I am so excited to finally have some time to redesign my design studio.
 Here is a sneak peek. It should be up later this week, so stop back by!
Subscribe to my email notifications so you don't miss out on any great deals or giveaways!!...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Block Party Hop is LIVE!!! This week, GFC Hop!

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Introducing Block Party, a New Blog Hop from your friendly blog neighbor's Jill of Frugal Plus, Jennifer (aka me!) of The Blog Cafe, and Cara of Totally Temberton. Starting TODAY (Wednesday), we will be hosting a weekly hop. Every Wednesday, the hop will have a different theme. Once we have rotated through them all, we will begin again. The themes and order are as follows:

Join Us for Wednesday's NEW!Block Party Hop!!!

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Introducing Block Party, a New Blog Hop from your friendly blog neighbor's Jill of Frugal Plus, ME of The Blog Cafe
and Cara of Totally Temberton.  
Starting this coming Wednesday, 8/17,  we will be hosting a weekly hop. Each week, the hop will have a different theme. Once we have rotated through them all, we will begin again. The themes and order are as follows:

  • GFC (follow)
  • Twitter (follow)
  • Facebook (follow)
  • Email (subscribe)
  • Alexa (follow and/or review)
  • Linked-In (connect)
  • Blog It Forward (show some love by linking a blog you like)

We realize that not every blogger will have every type of account. So, we're letting you know now in case you want to make any additions before a specific hop begins. Of course, participation in any given week is optional. But, we hope you'll be able to join us in the neighborhood every week!

We’d love it if you would place the button to the Blog Hop somewhere on your page, whether it’s on your sidebar, a “Blog Hops” page, or a separate post. Please help us support this blog hop!


We all maintain family-friendly sites; therefore, we kindly request that you keep that in mind when you place a link in our hop. Please be honest with yourself - and us - in assessing whether or not your site is an overall good fit for our hop. We appreciate it!

Please join us TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 17 for the first Blog Party Hop: GFC!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New! Mini Blog Button is HERE!!! Get Yours!!

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It's finally here!!
The New! Mini Blog Button!!

ONLY $5 (static)
or $8 (3 frame animated)
Check them out here!!
*Earn Free Static Button  
(read below in red)









Many of you are needing more room and this gives you a way to make
YOUR AD or Blog stand out while taking up less room.
This is great for space on blog rolls, advertisers, etc.

I'm happy to do a discount if you need more than one designed. 

ORDER YOURS TODAY!!! 
Tell your friends how they can add more space by getting a Mini-Blog Button!
*please feel free to share in a post on your blog and when you do, you will receive one FREE static button with purchase of animated button! as a Thank you!! (*limited time offer, so hurry!)


**NOTE**
The mini button can be whatever you want designed (blog button, ad button, prayer button, etc.) and if you earn the free Static button, it can be something completely different from your animated button.

So Grab Our Button and Get Blogging to earn your FREE Static Button!!!






Saturday, June 25, 2011

It's Summer!

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Hi Everyone!
I'm back and ready for design!
I will no longer be designing Wordpress.  I apologize but I've heard and witnessed too many struggles and hassles with Wordpress that makes it not worth my time.  I know of many that have decided to go back to Blogger and other places because of comparison and less hassle.

If you need assistance transferring from Wordpress to a new location, I'm here for you!
I will be updating my website to reflect these new changes over the next few weeks so keep looking!

Also, I will be adding some new items and designs that you purchase as Pre-Made and offer some FREEBIES!
I have a new store that is an extension of The Blog Cafe called The Design Cafe and this is where I will have Pre-Made items available.

Many of you are on a tight budget (as my family is) and looking to find great designs at a inexpensive cost. That is what I hope to bring to you.
Thank you for your patience while I took care of family health issues over the last 3 months and I look forward to working with you.
My current clients (especially wordpress clients) please feel free to continue to contact me to work with your current blog since I designed for your originally.
Hugs!!!
Jen

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Hi Everyone!

I'm so excited about Spring finally being here and what that means for The Blog Cafe and myself.

After much thought and prayer, I will be slowly be closing The Blog Cafe and opening The Design Cafe.
I have been a web designer for over 12 years and a blog designer for over 3yrs and loved all my special clients and appreciate each and everyone of them.
As you know, we adopted our son in 2008 at 8mths old from Guatemala and my business has helped pay that adoption debt of $40,000.00 slowly but now my son will be turning 4yr old and its time to homeschool him as I am doing with my almost 17 yr old daughter and have been since she was 3 yr old.  We are still not done with that large debt snowball so I will be continuing what I love with design work but in a new way, so I hope you will bookmark me, and stick with me to see what exciting new stuff I have designed. I also love to hear your ideas and requests!
I will also be preparing for my daughter to graduate from High School next year so you can see how my world will be shaken up by preparing to start fresh with a 4 yr old and close a chapter in our lives with our daughter graduating and moving on to college next fall.

So I will be designing the following and will have an online store and etsy store for your convenience. I will still take special orders and personalized orders so don't take me off your bookmark so quickly. LOL

  • Blog Buttons
  • Photo Cards (printable at your local photo stores, etc)
  • Invitations
  • Holiday Cards
  • Announcements
  • Business Cards
  • Etsy Store Sets
  • Flyers
  • School Curriculum Kits
  • Homeschool Kits
  • Lapbook Kits
  • iPhone Wallpaper
  • Party Printables
  • and much more!!!
So as you can see I will still be busy designing, and hope you will continue to come to me for your needs.
I hope you are excited as I am. I will be keeping you informed on here and give you links to  my new stores soon.

Easter is coming soon, so if you need any photo cards or announcements, let me know and I'll get them for you quick.

I'd love to refer your web/blog design needs to a lady I've met through email and has the same values as I do and just seems like a great lady. You will find her at http://www.eightcrazydesign.com and I think you will love her work as I have admired.

Thanks again to all my clients and I hope you will stick with me to see what new items I design and have for you and your family, blog, home, business and schooling needs.

HUGS!!!
Jen

Monday, February 14, 2011

Time of rest...

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At this time I will be taking one month off from designing but will finish with my current clients. I came down with the flu this week and so did my kids. I'm still sick and need to focus on getting us all well and rested. So at this time I will concentrate on completing clients that are already in the queue.
If you need a recommendation for a good designer, please look at Eight Crazy Design or April Showers Blog Design. Don't forget about me cuz I will be back on April 4th. Look for some new exciting design offers and Easter cards!!!
I appreciate all of your understanding as fellow moms and look forward to seeing you in a month or so. Don't miss out on techie Tuesdays and other special announcements so song up for free email alerts.
{{hugs}} Jen. ;0)


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Techie Tuesday - "Look who's talking...About Me!!???"

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Do you ever wonder "Who's Talking About You?" or using your content?? #googlealerts
Well, look no further than.. GOOGLE ALERTS!!!
I've been using Google Alerts for over a year now and I love it!!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Techie Tuesday - Networked Blogs

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Do you have a blog and want more followers? #networkedblogs
Do you have a Facebook Account?
Then you have all you need to get started to open a Networked Blogs account to now expose your Blog to thousands and thousands of readers!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Techie Tuesday - Twitter Success with #followfriday!

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#followfriday??
Are you looking for followers for your Twitter account?!
Here is how you quickly and instantly grow your followers on Twitter...


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Techie Tuesday - How to Set-up a Facebook Fan Page thats Successful

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Are you looking for a way to reach more readers and for it to be "FREE"?
Then look no further than, FACEBOOK FAN PAGES!!
Here is how you quickly and easily can set-up a FACEBOOK FAN PAGE...


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

TechieTuesday - My Category Order Plugin

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I want to feature & review a Worpdress Plugin called "My Category Order".
For those that want to have more control over their categories and how they are shown on your blog, this is the plugin for you.

Plugin Name:  My Category Order
Compatibility: up to WP. 3.0.4


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Coming Soon! Techie Tuesdays!!

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Beginning this Tuesday, January 11, 2011, I will be featuring, "Techie Tuesday".
This is where I will feature some self-helps, resources, blog features, plugins, etc. for you to manage your blog and keep it up-to-date and safe!  Come back and join me this Tuesday!
Sign up for my feed so you will automatically receive updates by email or your choice of reader!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year's brings New Beginnings!

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I'm excited about 2011.  There will be new additions to The Blog Cafe and you see more things offered and I'd love to hear from you personally on things you would love to see added to The Blog Cafe.

Here is just a sneak peek of what is coming in 2011: