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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.

Wishing for a White Christmas?

Last year, we had a white Christmas…

This year, not so much!

It feels like October here!

However, if you blog on WordPress.com, you can have a white Christmas

Here’s how:

1. Go to your dashboard

2. Click on Settings

3. Select General

4. Scroll to the bottom

5. Check ” Show falling snow on my blog until January 4th”

6. Enjoy the snow falling on your blog, even if its not in your yard!

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Talk to Santa & Do Something Nice

source: gmail

 Although I occasionally get irritated and threaten to delete it, I absolutely love GMAIL.

I love all the amazing things you can do with it to stay organized (more on that in another post).

I love the pretty backgrounds and the simplicity of it, while still being able to do just about anything from Gmail.

Most of all, I love all the new labs and other projects consistently released.

Its always nice to see companies doing cute Christmas things with kids, like Google/ Gmail does.

Last year, people all over the U.S. recieved special phone calls from Santa Claus.

This year, we can all talk to Santa ourselves!

Just call his Google Voice Number:  855-34-SANTA and leave him a message.

Of course, he is very busy and cannot personally return the messages, but he has a special surprise lined up this year.

Also, this year, you can have Santa send a personalized greeting  to a loved one!

Just go to sendacallfromsanta.com and fill out the form.

Just be sure to do it just before you would like the message received!

Not only can you send these to children, but also adults. There are plenty of funny responses to fill in.

I will be sending these to my son, husband, inlaws, grandparents, cousins, niece, nephews, brother, mother…

and probably everyone else I can think of!

This is going to be so much fun, and I will probably be in trouble by the time Christmas is over!

On to the

Today’s blog is Em Jay & ME: THE KIND-HEARTED-BLOGGER-CAMPAIGN

Here, Jo-Annie encourages bloggers, as a community to band together and stop bullying.

When I think of bullying, I automatically think of elementary school bullies stealing lunch money.

However, in my short stint as a blogger, I have had my eyes opened to the bullying that happens in the blogosphere.

I won’t go into any details, because I choose to be better than that, but I have experienced it here.

I however, believe that the world would be happier and we would all be much more successful if we would work together, rather than against each other. Not only that, but why sink to that level. Other people are just going to look negatively at those who are mean.

Enter the Kind Hearted Blogger Campaign. Jo-Annie encourages us to sign the pledge and place a badge on your site.

She promises to link to whomever places the badge on their site.

 

I encourage all of my readers to go here and sign the pledge.

Its a simple way to do something good.

After all, It is Christmas!

Merry Christmas

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