King’s Hawaiian Twitter Party #ProjectMahalo

I will be a co-host at a Twitter party tomorrow at 1pm ET and thought I would take a moment to give you all the heads up so that maybe you could join in talking about how you give back to your community and what family means to you!

There will be questions asked and guests will have 5 minutes after each question to answer. There will be ten $25 gift cards given away.

There is no RSVP, but here are the details:


Hashtag: #ProjectMahalo

Date/Time: Thursday, April 11, 2013- 1pm ET/10am PT

Prizes:  Ten $25 gift cards



Brands to Follow for Party -

@TapInfluence and @KingsHawaiian

Party Rules can be found here.

Hope to see some of you there! Happy tweeting.

Disclosure: While I do receive compensation to be a co-host, I am not required to post this blog post. I am simply posting this information in hopes this is of interest to some of you.

Come Join the Twitter #GNO tonight McCormick Holiday Cooking

Tonight I will be on Twitter with other fabulous panelists, be sure to follow all of us:

@PenningtonPoint @turningclockbac @RunningRachel @lilaccitymomma @brandyellen @CarrieWChildren @PheMom @themamareport @thecardswedrew @whipperberry @sunmoon04

Also, just as important is following the moderators:

@jylmomIF @Dadventurous @troypattee @MomItForward

Hashtags to follow: #gno #McCormickGravy

Party Time: November 13, 2012 from 9pm – 10pm EST

Learn more about the conversation and #gno by visiting Mom It Forward’s website. You can RSVP and enter a fantastic giveaway too!

Funny and Cute Friendship eCards

I know most of these are shared way too much on Facebook, but I have to be honest; they don’t get old for me. Most make me smile when I need a mid day laugh. So today I share with you Friendship ecards….

I think of my sister when I see this one, she will blow up my phones to talk to me & I love her…

Now I can so picture me saying this to my friends …

I know a few people like this …

And I know many friends that I enjoy comfortable silence with …


Share uwritechinese for Chance to win App Free Giveaway

I recently shared an app called uwritechinese and I have some exciting news, I can giveaway 5 promo codes to this app for you to have free … simply copy and paste the following into FB or Twitter, then come back here and leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your tweet or FB posting so you can have a chance to win one of five promo codes –

Children can use their pointer finger as a way to follow along on the app screen to learn how to write Chinese. #wrtch


This giveaway will end at 12:01am EST on August 11. Click here to learn more about this app.


How Would I Use $750 to Grow My Blog?

The question has been asked by the National Association for the Self Employed (NASE), they want to know “How will you use $750 to grow your blog?” and my answer is this;

When I started this blog it was a venture into the unknown, a friend from my direct sales days became more like a sister to me and encouraged me to get into this Mom blogging world as a means to make some extra income and meet amazing people.  Since December 2008 I have changed the name of this blog once and grew it to nearly 2,000 subscribed readers with a following of over 16,000 on Twitter with my main account @brandyellen.

For little old me, living in New Hampshire all of my life, I honestly never thought that what I had to say would capture so many but it has. Many look to my blog as a way to see that life can suck sometimes but life can get better if only you learn how to focus on your positive energy found within. My mission is clear cut & relatively simple; I want to spread happiness one blog post at a time. I know I can make the life of others better simply by sharing my experiences in life, whether it is parenting troubles or other challenges tossed at me, writing about them and sharing how I overcame them really helps others to see that there is a light at the end of whatever they may going through.

With a grant to get my blog moving onto the next stage in it’s life I would start by making a change to my theme, at the moment a WordPress update broke my theme which is causing some errors, fixing this and updating my theme to a more user friendly and SEO version would be on my top priority list.  The next thing I would like to do with part of the grant money won is to make my blog more user friendly, create ways for people to share with me anonymously or not, what they are going through; sort of like a “what would positive Brandy Ellen do” series so that my readers can be more in touch with me on a personal level.

Last but certainly not least I would invest some time into cleaning up my design such as creating a new header by purchasing better picture editing software. Once all of the theme, design and interaction elements were done, I would work to create a web show whether via webcam or audio using one of the online websites that host such services. I would need to purchase a more reliable webcam and upgrade my current computer with some needs it has such as memory and processor speed to complete that step.

With the $750 grant from NASE I could easily complete all I have listed here and be able to better serve my readers in a more interactive way and take my blog to the next level of income.

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