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Handy Tool: CatchFree.com

As I am sure you have noticed, NighLon has a new look.

Even though I had been wanting to redesign, I accidentally changed my them (more on that and tips later). I wasn’t going to take on that challenge quite yet because I am participating in The SITS Girls 31 Days to Build a Better Blog.  I have learned many things, and this is just the start of the second week. This week, I am taking a “look under the hood” of NighLon. This will include: checking for broken links, creating a best of page, making NighLon mobile friendly, and some other nitty gritty stuff. (I promise that you guys will benefit!)

I have already made some great blogging buddies and have some project in mind to work with them on. These guys have inspired me to write this post. We have all had so much fun sharing our tips, tools, secrets, and favorite websites.

Today, I am sharing one of my favorite websites, that I only discovered this week. I am already addicted.

Catchfree.com is basically my new go-to site. Catch free highlights the best of the web. There’s a catch though: Its only free services. AMAZING! Their tagline describes it perfectly: Perform everyday tasks for free.

One of the features I really like about it is that Its not just site-owner opinion, users also rate services and give critiques.  You can even narrow searches down and see how closely the service matches your criteria. I have only begun to explore. This will definitely be my first stop when searching for useful web services.

Google: Watch out, I won’t be spending as much time sweet-talking you!

Some of the services featured on CatchFree are:

listen to children’s books

backup computer files

share files

build a website

build a landing page

creating surveys

I stress that this is just a very few services highlighted at Catchfree.com

To all my readers (and SITSTAS) I hope you find this as beneficial as I do.

#SOPABLACKOUT

Finally, I figured it out!

NIGHLON is black!

Along with many other major sites!

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Back From Vacation, #SITS31DBBB, and A New Plan

I took several days off from blogging for several reason… I know, I’m horrible.

My Mother was in town for an unexpected visit and I really enjoyed my time with her.

Also, I wanted to get caught up on my Mommy Blog (Beautiful Imperfection) with my weight loss journey.

I have a few HUGE projects coming up, so I wanted to take a step back and get my thoughts all together.

This will really benefit you amazing people out there who have put up with all my randomness!

Also- SITS’ 31 Days to Build a Better Blog started this week, so That is also pretty exciting!

I have a new plan in order!

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Bring it On 2012

2011 was never dull.

I had joy and disappointment.

There were so many happy moments and at the same time, it was a rough year.

NighLon said hello in 2011, and at just three months old, growing by leaps and bounds.

Remembering this, I am so ready for 2012 and all the things it will bring.

I sat down and came up with some goals for NighLon in 2012.

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I want in Triberr & Another Gift for You!

I discovered something today.

It may just be the best thing  since Twitter!

source: Triberr

I had heard of triberr.com before, but really hadn’t given it much thought.

(enter the  gets distracted by shiny things side of me)

Earlier today, I was playing on Klout, and ended up on triberr.com.

I have no idea how I got there, just that a lot of clicks were involved!

I start looking into it, and I am totally dumbfounded. It seems absolutely amazing.

Basically, it is a community where bloggers support and encourage eachother.

 Triberr in their own words:

“Triberr is a blogging community that solves the number one problem that bloggers have. We do that by allowing small and medium size bloggers to come together and let them tap into each other’s audiences automagically.”

Amazing, right!

Why didn’t I think of this?

OH yeah, I’m distracted by shiny things.

Anyway. I try to sign up and guess what….

I have to have an invite code!

So to sum up this post:

If anyone has an invite for me, please feel free to share!

Here is a Christmas frame for you!

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I have skipped the blog of the day for a few days because I have something special lined up!

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

My Latest Obsession: PINTEREST

I want to share with you my latest antipsycotic: PINTEREST!

It seems to be an overnight phenomena.

Note to whoever marketed Pinterest: I would really love to pick your brain!!!

I often enjoy going “brain dead” and browsing what others have pinned.  I scroll through the pin boards (virtual idea boards) of those I follow,  and see some of the most amazing things.

As I was browsing earlier today, a lightbulb came on:

Why not use pinterest to market my blog?

Its visual… Pinterest is visual.

Seems like a match made in heaven.

Adding a “pin this” button to my posts was pretty straightforward.

1. Of course, you have to have a Pinterest account first. GO HERE

2. In the ABOUT tab, click PIN IT BUTTON

3. Scroll down until you see the “Follow button for websites” area

     Place the provided code on your website or blog where you wish

4. After where the follow button code is, you will find the

     GREATEST THING EVER… “Pin It Buttons for Websites”

5. Follow the directions and place the provided code on your post…

6. Let the pinning begin!

I’m sure that as Pinterest ages a little,  there will be more sharing tools with Pinterest buttons.

For now, however, this is the easiest way for WordPress(without using a plugin).

I then had another epiphany…

There has to be many more uses for Pinterest.

I was amazed at the things I thought of

Here are some uses for Pinterest:

1. Promote your blog

2. Gather ideas for event planning

3. Inspiration (gather pins that will encourage you or get you moving)

4. Home decorating ideas

5. Really cool products

6. collecting recipes

7. Organizing ideas

8. Styleboards

9. Plan a wedding

10. Gather craft ideas

11. Gift giving ideas

12. A visual to-do list

13. Gather ideas, no matter the project

Hop on over and glance at my pinboards, maybe something there will inspire you!

My absolute favorite thing about Pinterest,

besides that it makes life as a procrastinator so much easier:

Its so new that all of its potential has not yet been released!


Pin It

20 Things I do EVERYDAY

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I was thinking today about some habits that I have.

They don’t seem all that strange to me, but maybe some are.

These are the things I ALWAYS do!

(and yes, I am slightly OCD)

1. Drink entirely too much coffee

2. Kiss my husband

3. Kiss my son

4. Text my mom

5. Pick on my father-in-law

6. Laugh with my mother-in-law

7. All kinds of mommy things

8. Make some kind of list

9. Check my calendar (and it has to be paper)

-enter the internet-

10. Check email

11. Roll through FB

12. Look at Twitter

13. Look at Google to check the doodle

14. Check my stats

15. Read SKIRT

16. Read GEEKSUGAR

17. Search something random

18. Create some graphic/ tag

19. Try out a new tool/ trick/ website

-and the finale-

20. KISS MY HUSBAND GOODNIGHT

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Social Media Marketing: You Have to Get This

 Do you need tips for social media?

Do you need help with marketing?

Do you love all things TWITTER related?

Do you hate TWITTER?

This is the site for you!

TFollower for Social Media Marketing

GO MY MINIONS

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Get Featured

Interested in being featured on Nighlon’s Featured Friday?

Just go here and answer some questions!

If you are featured, you will get a custom tag and a blog link button for your participation!

I will always let you approve the post before I publish!

Thanks for your support.

Registering with Technorati

This is a must for all blog owners, Technorati is the biggest source of tags and key word submissions. Just go to Technorati, create an account, and claim your blog. You will then be given a claim code like this one: XJBFV8XYQM4A . Create a new post and place the code in the post. This will allow you to claim your blog, just like I did!

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