My Thoughts on Top Mom Blogger and a Giveaway

As a member of the MomDot Forum where I have gained some amazing friendships and consider it my home away from home, I was game on when Trisha and Lynsey were starting up Top Mom Blogger.  I know these ladies have what it takes, they have the knowledge and the power to really help bloggers succeed.  Yes, yes, you can go read any other blogging support post, website and such, believe me I share tips as well, but there is something different about Top Mom Blogger and that something different really makes it worth a paid membership site.

Top Mom Blogger

I have been a blogger since December 2008, I started two other blogs in addition to this one. Quite frankly, I am in need of gaining some more exposure, such as traffic from the search engine King – Google. Now I have the basic knowledge of SEO {search engine optimization} and I have the knowledge to really make my blogs bang. The problem is that I lose focus, lose track of time and really have a tendency to get off track. Top Mom Blogger is a great place with resources, written guides and training sessions to really help me focus on one item at a time.

My first time logging into Top Mom Blogger made my brain feel slightly overwhelmed, after all I am only getting a one month trial to share my thoughts with you all, but you all get a chance to win a 6 month membership so you will have the time to really dive in and take advantage of Top Mom Blogger’s full potential. Glancing through the articles and various areas of Top Mom Blogger, I noticed an area that really helps me with my writing – Content Inspiration. You see, I am Queen of having ideas of what to blog about, but those ideas pop into my head during the day while I am on “Mom duty” and by the time I make it back into the office, that idea has slipped my mind.

I am a firm believer that if you write content with passion behind your words, then that content will in turn drive a major amount of traffic. People want to know you are real, people want to have you share your life with them, your expertise and so much more but if they can not feel aka read the passion behind your words – they will not stay nor come back again. Top Mom Blogger is here to help you gain control of your blog income, get it started, get it going and keep moving forward.

Top Mom Blogger is designed to help all Bloggers to better their blogs and reach their own personal goals. Whether you are a Food Blogger, Fitness Blogger, Business Blogger, Lifestyle Blogger, Review Blogger, Mommy Blogger or otherwise, Top Mom Blogger is for you. We feel that by so many successful bloggers keeping their “trade secrets” hidden, that the Blogosphere has suffered tremendously with millions of people simply not knowing HOW to build a terrific blog or what to do next. Here at Top Mom Blogger we feel that by sharing what we know and helping you to be more professional and therefore more successful, that we will help to better the Blogosphere as a whole, creating more success and opportunity for everyone.

With training sessions, articles and step by step guides to provide you with the support to do the hard work that it takes to start and succeed in Mom Blogging, Top Mom Blogger is totally worth your time.  You may enter below for your chance to win a free 6 month membership to Top Mom Blogger or if you are really ambitious go ahead and sign up today for your membership to Top Mom Blogger and get your blogging career headed in the right direction.

Since Rafflcopter is down, and making my site load improperly, I am using the old school method of entries – if you already entered using Rafflecopter please note I will include your entries when using to choose a winner.

You may complete any or all of the following to enter for your chance to win. Giveaway ends at 12am EST on December 18, 2012.

  • Leave a blog post comment. Any comment shall do but maybe tell me why you want to win this. { 1 entry}
  • Follow @brandyellen and @TopMomBlogger on Twitter. Leave comment with your Twitter username.{ 2 entries}
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Disclosure: I received a free one month membership to Top Mom Blogger to share my honest opinions and experiences with you all as well as to host a giveaway. All opinions and personal stories are that of my own.

Blog Awards: Sunshine & Bodacious Blogger

I was checking comments from my Verizon Wireless Blackberry Curve the other day when I saw a few comments come in to tell me I had something on their blog waiting for me … well thank you so much to Super Mommy To The Rescue and The Frugal Kennedy’s and another award came in while I had this sitting in drafts from Free Skin Care Help (Heather)! I was also tagged over at Momedy, and I will have that response up within the next 24 hours too!


The rules for this award are simple:

  • Choose 5 bloggers that you are totally addicted to reading that you feel deserves a little something something extra for all of their hard work, time and dedication.
  • Tag each of those bloggers in a post linking to their most recent blog post.
  • Then, grab the code from the box below and add it to your post so the recipient of the Bodacious Blogger Award can grab it and pass on the love. (or rather right click and save image from my blog)

Then, answer the following questions:

1. What do you love most about blogging?
2. What do you dislike about blogging?
3. What is the one thing you hope to achieve from blogging

  1. What I love most about blogging is the connections with men and women around the world who come to me personally for advice, so many friendships have been formed through blogging.
  2. Being a female blogger has it’s challenges … DRAMA … woman are very dramatic (not all, but most) and that is the part I don’t get involved in but do dislike to see around the blogosphere.
  3. I hope to find my voice from blogging, I am great at expressing how I feel and being very outgoing online but in the real world I tend to be a bit more subdued as to not hurt peoples feelings or upset them. Blogging will hopefully teach me to “grow a backbone” basically!

Totally Addicted to These Bloggers:

  1. MommaDJane
  2. Riding With Jessica
  3. Pyle of Love
  4. Sugar Jones
  5. The Greer Five


More Rules as is the norm with blog awards:

  • Put the Logo on your sidebar, or within a post.
  • Pass the award onto 12 Bloggers
  • Link the nominees within your post.
  • Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
  • Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award

12 Sunshine Bloggers MAN OH MAN this is hard, but here goes:

  1. A Nut in a Nutshell – always love the stories!
  2. Mama of 3 Munchkins – Deals and Giveaways – NICE!
  3. MomSpark – great place for Moms
  4. 3 Kids and Us – great supportive person, love her blog!
  5. Harriet and Friends – supportive person, great blog!
  6. A Simple Kinda Life – reviews, giveaways and great blog posts!
  7. Two of a Kind Working on a Full House – just awesome blog!
  8. Momspective – she always makes me smile or ROFL!
  9. Moody Mama Says – love her blog, love it!
  10. Vickie’s Scrapbooking and Tidbits – great person & blog!
  11. Plus Size Mommy – haven’t visited in a while but when I do, she rocks!
  12. Hanging with Mrs Cooper – she always visits me & comments, but when I try to get to her blog it never works. Finally found the link & she writes great blog posts!

So there you have it! Congrats all and do not worry if you don’t re-post I know its “the rules” but I won’t be offended! Just wanted you to know what I think of you all! Big hugs and enjoy your weekend!

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Attention Attention!! Blog Award Time

I was so happy to hear that I received not one but TWO blog awards this week, which makes this # 9 in blog Awards, how sweet. Not only are these two blog awards cool, but for the first time in a long time they are not a “repeat award”. I love awards, no matter if I get the same one more than once, however, I really love seeing “new awards” too! I wonder who creates the images, because as seen below these are beautiful.

First I want to THANK Crystal from Simply Being Mommy AND The Modern Mom for giving for giving me these awards!

Second here are the images of the awards:


Best Blog Award and A Lovely Blog Award …  both will now be passed on two 15 additional people who should accept and follow the rules to keep the happiness spreading all over the blogosphere:

Extraordinary Mommy


Barely Domestic Mama

Certified Business Moms

4 Baby and Mom

Go Graham Go

From Son Up to Son Down

Why Moms Matter: MomFaves Blog

She Scribes

Painter Mommy


The Coupon Coup

Sugar in The Raw

Pink Like The Color

Jen Hinton

I will hope you will visit the above bloggers as well as Simply Being Mommy AND The Modern Momwhen you get a chance. They are some fantastic bloggers and are just some of the many blogs I read often!

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