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Bloggy Business: Month Two Recap

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 22, 2008 · 8 comments

This should have been done about a week ago, but better late than never I say! It's been a wild and crazy month, and I still haven't had time to stop and catch my breath. So much has happened in such a short time, I'm not even sure where to start.

My subscriber count skyrocketed this month! I know there's lots of freebie and deals blogs out there, so I'm very honored that you feel my blog is worthy of being on your list of daily reads. If you're new to my site, you can subscribe via RSS or email to the Deal Seeking Mom feed and get daily updates with all of my posts.

Deal Seeking Mom was featured in the Columbus Dispatch recently in an article on shopping for back-to-school supplies titled Parents' Smarts Pay Off in Stores. If you found my blog through this article, I hope you'll stick around. I've got some irons in the fire for offering more local deals in addition to the national deals!

I also announced my involvement as one of the 12 Walmart Money Saving Moms, aka the "Eleven Moms." I'm thrilled to be a part of this project, and I've mentioned several times that I have an exciting giveaway to roll out in conjunction with this. I'm super excited to tell you that I'll be giving one lucky reader their very own Flip Video Camera (provided by Pure Digital and Walmart)!!! Look for that contest along with my very first vlog in the next few days . . .

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Two wonderful readers nominated me for awards on their blogs! Thanks so much to Penny Pinching Parent and Justine's Frugal Finds for your encouragement!!! Nominations will be forthcoming.

Finally, I want to thank everyone that has linked to me in a post on their blog or in a blogroll. Community is so important in the blogosphere, and I greatly appreciate each and every mention. My top ten referrers from the past month are :

A special thanks goes out to each of you, and I hope that my readers will take the time to check out your blogs as well. Will you make my next top ten list???

So what's coming up in the next month? Aside from the Flip giveaway I mentioned earlier, I have some other great giveaways in the works. I'm also hoping to add a few more stores to my coverage once my boys start school, so I'm open to reader input as to which ones you'd like to see covered. Just leave me a comment!

Finally, I'm tossing around the idea of having my site redesigned for a little more professional look. I'd really value your feedback on that, as well as any suggestions for excellent designers at reasonable prices.

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1 That Crazy Mom August 22, 2008 at 4:55 am

Two other blogs I subscribe to are involved in the Wal-Mart deal. How exciting for you! I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for your contest.

I can also help you with a blog design. My rates are much less than most designers. Email me at april.tara @ gmail.com if you're interested.

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2 That Crazy Mom August 22, 2008 at 4:55 am

Two other blogs I subscribe to are involved in the Wal-Mart deal. How exciting for you! I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for your contest.I can also help you with a blog design. My rates are much less than most designers. Email me at april.tara @ gmail.com if you're interested.

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3 Just a mom August 22, 2008 at 1:22 pm

I saw the article in Columbus Dispatch. My hubby saw it first and knew I had just started couponing and he read it to me and I was so excited because I said "I'm already reading her blog!" Thanks for all the tips on saving.

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4 Just a mom August 22, 2008 at 1:22 pm

I saw the article in Columbus Dispatch. My hubby saw it first and knew I had just started couponing and he read it to me and I was so excited because I said "I'm already reading her blog!" Thanks for all the tips on saving.

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5 Appliance Lover! August 22, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Hi Tara - I saw the article in the Dispatch too! Keep up the awesome blog! I love it!

http://mylaundryblog.blogspot.com

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6 Appliance Lover! August 22, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Hi Tara - I saw the article in the Dispatch too! Keep up the awesome blog! I love it!http://mylaundryblog.blogspot.com

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7 Donna August 22, 2008 at 4:55 pm

I am one of those new subscribers!!

Thanks for all the great info!

The Domestic Diva who is on that Walmart team, does great designs too....not sure on her prices.

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8 Donna August 22, 2008 at 4:55 pm

I am one of those new subscribers!! Thanks for all the great info!The Domestic Diva who is on that Walmart team, does great designs too....not sure on her prices.

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