Ok, everyone…it’s contest time!! Who wants to name Book Two? I just can’t come up with it and my brain wants to work on that instead of writing the book 😦 Please don’t get upset if I can’t use your proposed title, but let’s give it a shot. The person who names Book Two (if it’s not ME!) will receive a signed paperback of Book One and Book Two!! Now, here’s the part to consider…this new book is the continuation of the Elizabeth Burke Thriller Series. It’s set (mostly) in NYC. There are gangs, murder, undercover FBI, Lizzie (Junior in college) and her drama clubs friends, and of course, her family at All Tucked Inn…that’s all I should reveal at this point. Do we keep “All” as the first word in the title for continuity? What do you guys think? **By the way, if you’re shy and want to keep your suggestion private, please email me at Mindy@mindyshelton.net
On your mark….get set….goooooooooo!! Get those creative juices flowing!
Happy Bloggin Ya’ll!
UPDATE: My sarcasm is so natural that sometimes I don’t even realize it. 🙂 I have updated the awards to exclude any unintended perception of sarcasm and changed the font to stand out more. I didn’t like the lightness of the white writing. These should be the final version. Thank you all for your continued support of this blog! Now go give someone an awesome award! 🙂
Everyone loves to be recognized for a job well done. Bloggers like to be recognized because it promotes popularity. Popularity promotes the blog. It’s a win-win-win situation. The only problem I see with the blogger awards that are currently in circulation is the work you must do for accepting the nomination. Now there is a good reason for the work associated, but I’d like to make it easier on you.
I’ve developed a new award system and I hope you like it. When looking into the actual different types of blog awards, I noticed the key words in a the praise for a great blog is brilliant, funny, motivational, and inspirational. So I made these awards:
As you all know, I’m an expert of none! But with these awards, we can give away expert status. I think these awards could bring alot of visitors to the awardee’s blog and this is how I believe it should work:
1. You can award one blog per category per week (not everyone should receive expert status, the bar is set very high!) All this means is copy an award from this post, blog a quick paragraph on your site with the awardee’s information and why you are giving them this honor and then let them know it’s out there.
2. You then shoot me an email with the link to the awardee’s blog address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a link to your blog about their awesomeness
3. I will make a weekly post to talk about the awardee and their terrific blog!
4. Make sure when you tell them they are now an Expert! at something, please also pass on these rules. My weekly post should be on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at the Jill of All Trades…Expert of None! blog and if I get enough recipients, it’ll become a contest as to who was the best blog for that category for that week. This post will also mention the nominee’s blog 🙂 That way we’re all publicized on your blog, my blog, and the awardee’s blog…again, win-win-win situation.
That’s it, we’re done. Easy peasy pudding pie…
GO FORTH AND AWARD THE NEW EXPERTS! IN THE WORLD…and happy bloggin’ ya’ll!