Things I am Not Today

The diversity of PR type emails that I receive has gone up markedly in the last two weeks. It appears that I was added to a mommy blogger PR list at some point and press releases targeted at that demographic now outnumber the things I am interested in my inbox.

So today, I am not:
A pregnant blogger worried about losing post pregnancy belly weight.
A soccer mom worried about gas prices.
An interior designer trying to get in touch with my masculine side.
Capable of reading Russian, Chinese, or Portuguese.
A liberated woman trying to make sense of religion.
Interested in reciprocal links.

And that's just since 6am this morning.

I'm working with some friends on an outlet to post some of the more inappropriate press releases we receive. Watch here for a link. Even if it doesn't prove to be very well read, it will be a fun outlet.

New Theme, RedLine

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I was having problems with the old redoable theme on WP 2.5 so I went looking for something that'll work and wasn't too difficult to tweak.

This one is called RedLine and it is produced by Blog Oh Blog. So far I don't see any bugs with WP 2.5 and everything went smoothly. I even added a plugin to handle google searches locally and shoe-horned in my ads. A couple other problems are also fixed, most notably the tag and category pages now work properly.

A New $500 contest at McGrath Dot CA

 Win $500 at McGrath Dot CA

Steve has added a paid Blog Directory in 1 Cool File but he wants people to know about it. So, he’s doing a contest where you could win $500USD or 1 of the 15 Blog Buffet(valued at $11,50USD/each). But he also want people who are really serious about their blog to add it there. The packages start from $2.50USD/year/reciprocal link up to $11.50USD for the Blog Buffet(one time fee, unlimited blogs, no reciprocal link) . By asking a small fee, your blog will be in a better position and not part of dead blogs. You can also find theme(s) and plugin(s) or add those you have created. You can also find 1 Cool File that has nothing to do with your blog.

And you must read the rules to get more chances to win.

Google Page Rank Train 50 Dollar Contest

50-dollars.jpgSome Make Money is giving away $50 for some linkage. Follow the directions below and go post a comment about it here for a chance at a portrait of Grant.

** Start Copy Here **

We all know how important getting link backs is and with this chain, you can get the ball rolling! You don’t have to be an established blogger to take part in this chain.Here are the rules:
1. Copy this post from the point where it says “Start Copy Here” to the point where it says “End Copy Here”2. Add yourself and 5 of your favorite bloggers to the end of the list.
3. Post this on your blog

Enkay Blog | Ms. Danielle | Cash For Comments | BetShopBoy | JohnCow | Mr. Gary Lee | Jon Lee | Dosh Dosh | Some Make Money | The King Kong Blog | RomanDock | Michael Kwan | Ed Lau | Jane May | Sam Breadstone | Windows Tips, Tricks and Hacks | ProBlogger | The Beef Jerky Blog | The Prize Blog | Online Coupon Codes | Jamaipanese | Rugjeff | ShadowScope | The News Press Net | JohnWaraas | Online Opportunity | Sara | Gaje Master | Graphic Design | romandock dot com | RevieWOW | Drunken Housewife | Sparemoolah | Blogitude | LR2 | KayakBytes | Anton | joeymoggie | alltheinfo | Queens Dream | cricketdesi |

**End Copy Here**

Blogging Tips Tag Meme

I got tagged by blogitude and this looks like a decent meme to I'm tagging it along.

-Start Copy-

It’s very simple. When this is passed on to you, copy the whole thing, skim the list and put a * star beside those that you like. (Check out especially the * starred ones.)

Add the next number (1. 2. 3. 4. 5., etc.) and write your own blogging tip for other bloggers. Try to make your tip general.

After that, tag 10 other people. Link love some friends!

Just think– if 10 people start this, the 10 people pass it onto another 10 people, you have 100 links already!

1. Look, read, and learn. *****
http://www.neonscent.com/
2. Be, EXCELLENT to each other. ****
http://www.bushmackel.com/
3. Don’t let money change ya! *****
http://www.therandomforest.info/
4. Always reply to your comments. ****
http://chattiekat.com/
5. Blog about what you know & love. **
http://sugar-queens-dream.blogspot.com/
6. Alt tag your images for added search engine exposure. *
http://fracas.wordpress.com/
7. You can’t please everyone — just write what you feel. **
http://www.blogitude.com/
8. ADHD Just means more topics to blog about. *
http://antonolsen.com/

-End Copy-

I'm tagging Brandon, Michael, Mark and Ed.

6 Days of Prizes Contest from The Prize Blog

6 Days of Prizes Contest from The Prize Blog

"Over at The Prize Blog, Brian is having an awesome 6-day blogging competition and is giving away cash prizes, MP3 players, blogroll back links, Bloggeries Blog Directory listings and complete site reviews. This is one of the best blog contests you will ever find!"

I've just started googling for blog contests, and it's really amazing how many are out there. This is one that I thought was interested. I'll be sure to blog about a few more later.

Nuts and Milk $250 Contest

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Nuts & Milk: Review us and win 250$ - Our first competition

"The guys over at NutsAndMilk.com are having a contest and are giving away 250$ as the prize money. You too can enter the contest just by blogging about them. Nuts & Milk is a blog on tech news & online tips & tricks."

Nuts and Milk dot com are giving away $250 for posting something like the text above with the correct link text and links. Since I've won one contest, I'm going to be a bit more eager about entering some more. I'm finding that the odds of winning these contests are pretty good (usually better than 1 in 100) so it's worth the time to enter.