October 5th, 2015

Join the AmaBlogger Tribe

Since early summer 2015, I have been a member of various blog groups that have brought great traffic to my lifestyle blog.

I have received everything from website visits to blog comments to followers on my social networks.

I love having other bloggers as my tribe and I love being in the tribe of other bloggers.

So, I created my own Facebook group to start my own personal tribe of active bloggers seeking to succeed together.

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In keeping with traditions of the other groups, my tribe offers daily threads:

Website visits Alexa Drop

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August 20th, 2015

Linky List

Master Linky List of Blog Hop, Blog Parties, and Blog Linkups

Linky List

Here’s a list of blogs that currently run daily, weekly, monthly, type, or even special occasion blog hop linkups.

This is a generic list and I am working on individual link-up lists based on when (ie, day of the week, special occasion, etc.)

If you run a blog party, feel free to leave a link in the comments and I will add you to the list. 🙂

MsCrookedHalo (that’s me!!) I Bring You Traffic Blog Hop

I pin, tweet, and call to action clicks to the posts in

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July 20th, 2015

Facebook groups to gain traffic

Here is my list of Facebook groups that I use to increase the amount of traffic to my blog.

Keep in mind, none of these will result in permanent or organic traffic but they are useful if you just want to get your numbers up or expose a post or website to more eyeballs.

Rule number 1 is to be sure to follow all of the rules of the group or post. Read them before posting your link.

Rule number 2 is that it is rude to drop and run. If

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July 4th, 2014

Good reads of the week

I’m always reading and always learning. These are just summaries of what I gleamed from the post. It was be best for you to click and read them on your own to get the full effect.

Hidden Blog Commenting Trick For Huge Traffic & Networking!

He recommends purchasing CommentLuv Premium, having a redirect Thank you page for first time commentors, keep the conversation going,

Promote Your Blog: 10 Steps to Ultimate Blog Promotion [My Personal Cheat Sheet]

Bookmark the sites that you use

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June 27th, 2014

I read SITS this week

This week I decided to focus my reading on articles by the Sway Group (formerly known as SITS Girls).

As usual, I just give the gist of each post. I highly recommend that you visit each one to get the full effect.

Plus, useful information can often be found in the comments.

Maintaining A Low Bounce Rate

At the end of each post, have related posts. In the sidebar, have popular posts. Get rid of popups or at least limit them. Have great content. These tips are

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June 20th, 2014

Good reads of the week

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The Amazon Partner Program For Dummies

A butt-load of information on getting started with Associate Program.

Awesome case studies if you like that kind of thing like I do.

Can You Really Make Money Blogging?

Plans and strategies to have a profitable blog in 3 years.

How to Grow Your Email List Using Pinterest

How to lead your Pinterest pins to

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June 6th, 2014

Read this week

BWR 026: Jeni Larson: How To Be a 7 Figure Blogger

Awesome podcast of how Jeni Larson left a successful corporate job to become a wildly successful self-employed blogger. Very inspiring.

My initial goals for starting a blog was that I don’t want a boss, employee, client, or customer.

Since listening to the podcast, I am setting some more goals.

Short term goals:

* income of $100 month

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May 30th, 2014

Read this week

DOFOLLOW BACKLINKS From PR8! Quick Steps Revealed!

Example and instructions on how he got a Pagerank 8 site DoFollow Link


April 29th, 2014

Bloggy Conference 2014

Alas, another conference has arrived and I have not the pockets to attend. ~sigh~

But I thought I’d post it here for my more fortunate blogging friends….

Have fun without me.

~double sigh~

Bloggy Conference is open to anyone with an interest in social media. We welcome the seasoned pro-blogger, novice and those just beginning to dip their toes into the vast sea of social media. We invite you for a time of learning, networking and cultivating your presence in the online community.

You Should Attend… If you love gathering

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August 21st, 2012

SPOOKtacular Giveaway Hop

SPOOKtacular Giveaway Hop The Review Wire is seeking bloggers to join them for theSPOOKtacular Halloween giveaway hop. This event is scheduled to take place October 1-15 and is free for bloggers to join. Click HERE to learn more and to sign up.