Blogger Resources, Reviews by Anthony

Updating Our Social Logo with DesignEvo is Easy and Free

I have partnered with DesignEvo for this feature

Updating Our Social Logo with DesignEvo is Easy and Free

With my son wanting to get back into reviews on his YouTube channel we have been wanting to refresh it a bit. He is not a little boy anymore (sniff sniff), so we need to make it a 10 year old’s channel and update his photo and design. Logos are always hard to design because I get carried away with color and images and can never make up my mind. We are redoing Anthony’s logo at DesignEvo. It is free to design logos and download to use. Their are paid features that offer a bit more I will show you in a moment.

Finding a design is effortless because they have so many to choose from in several categories. Here is the design we chose below that we customized. I even inserted his photo inside the logo after I downloaded it.

Here is the pricing below and other key feature:

* 3000+ professionally designed templates.
* Over one million icons available to search through.
* Hundreds of text fonts and shapes to choose from.
* Fully customizable features.

Our logo as featured on his Youtube and Instagram channels. Works well. Because I own the Premium package on this logo I can still tweak it a bit and allow the lettering to fit better or update if we ever add new social channels for his reviews, etc..

 

DesignEvo is an online logo maker for creating professional logos in seconds. Try it out: https://www.designevo.com

Blogger Resources

How To Run A Gift Guide On Your Blog

When and How to Run a Gift Guide on your Blog

And How to Find Sponsors

How To Run A Gift Guide On Your Blog

 

Have you thought about offering a gift guide to your readers? Here you can find out if a gift guide is right for your site and how to go about preparing to host a guide any time of the year in only 13 pages!

  • What Is A Gift Guide
  • Be Prepared
  • Pitching Brands
  • Toolkits
  • Let’s Apply What You Know
  • Are You Ready

Does this sound like it is for you? Let’s get started….

Wait! You want cost? It’s only $5.99! Seriously!

Use code 1off until 101/2017 to save $1!

 

Blogger Resources

Bloggers! There are Free Option Spots for this September Giveaway

Bloggers! There are Free Option Spots for this September Giveaway




Hey bloggers! Here is a fun new blogger giveaway event opportunity (Hosted by Lil’ Blog and More)


This will be a great event, that will help gather a lot of exposure and followers – So be sure to join in! There are a few different options available. 
 
Prize for the event:  $150 via Paypal (Or the winner can get a gift card if they choose.)


Actual Giveaway Dates9/5/2017 – 9/30/2017.


This is a great way to gain a lot more followers on your social media channels! There are completely FREE options, sharing options (for additional entries on the form.) and paid options, available! 


Last day to sign up for this event: September 1st, 2017.

You can sign up for this event HERE
Blogger Resources, Gift Ideas, Reviews by Anthony

Blog Conference Recap – Blogger Bash and Sweet Suite 2017

I did it! I booked a trip to NYC with Anthony and we attended Blogger Bash and Sweet Suite 2017 last week. I can tell you that by far, this is a conference worth every dime and effort. Why? It was less of a school about blogging and more about collaboration. It is one thing to collaborate with other Bloggers and there is plenty of that too but it is quite another to meet the brands and PR companies face to face.

The conference had an agenda that you could pick and choose the events right for you over 2 days. I love that it broken into 2 days. It would have been too much in one day especially being a new NYC visitor and learning transportation options. Here is a recap of the events I attended which are about all of them.

Day One

Armitron Breakfast: Turning Passion Into Adventure. This was a panel of speakers including Lyss Stern (DivaMoms), Sara Roberts (Creative Service Director at ELLE), Barbara Weichselbaum (EVP Armitron), Mary Kate McGrath (EIC PureWow), Olivia Jeanette (Style Influencer) and Rebecca Dube (Editor Today Parenting Team). It was great to hear the challenges of starting a brand and maintaining it in this ever-growing social media age while keeping true to the women, Wives, Mothers we are.

A special thank you to Armitron Watches as we went to their booth first after breakfast. It was the first booth over the 2 days my son was at and I wanted him to learn to speak well for himself and his channel. I told him to think of a question and ask-he went up, looked at the watches and asked if they make kids watches too. Not only did they explain that they do but they had one his size in a box and kindly asked if he would like to have it. What they didn’t know is that Anthony has been looking for a watch. As we have been shopping town he was wanting a watch and you should have seen the look on his face when he was handed one. This really helped motivate him and think kindly of everyone at each booth over conference, not because he got a watch but because he walked away and said, “Mom. That was too nice of them.” It was and a great start to a great day.

Babypalooza: We were able to mingle with some of the best baby and toddler brands. We also met Kandi Burress of the Real Housewives and saw her adorable line of baby and toddler products called Raising Ace. Started with her husband and inspired by raising their son, Ace she found the passion to create products that will stay with baby into the toddler years.

We met some other great brands such as Mustela, RePlay, Austlen, Baby K’Tan, Lansinoh, Today, Oilogic (I got a great oil for Anthony when he is stuffed up and suffering with his seasonal allergies), After Bite, tasted delicious Tickle Water and more. Zuliliy was there and took some fun, complimentary photos.

CE Week: I was able to leave Anthony with my Mom who cane to NYC so I can mingle with some of the best tech brands. What was great is that I got to meet some of those I have worked on campaigns with in person from Nixplay and Canary and played with some fun products you will see real soon.

Sweet Suite: This is the true night of fun and play. Over 60 brands of toys, snacks and games waiting to show us the latest and coming soon! I can’t list all of the brands but it was great to meet certain people in person like Jacqueline from YumEarth and LeapFrog representatives as I am a LeapFrog Ambassador. We have a lot of brands to thank publicly so keep an eye out as we get through these products and share our experience and give you even more information.

Day Two

Breakfast at the Toy Association: We ate some delicious food and met such a sweet staff at the Toy Association, a non-profit group with a passion for assisting in the development of play and safety. I was impressed by the standards they hold in the US and all of the hard and dedicated work the staff puts out so we can play safely. With the toys around the office and the swag they handed us it is obvious they love to play.

Stuff For Mom’s and Dad’s: On top of the Cantina Rooftop I was able to mingle some more with great brands for every household. From pets, laundry and sleep I saw some fantastic products I will be sharing about real soon.

I met some new Bloggers

How about that? Oh, the fellow Bloggers. I was jet lagged, there with Anthony and overwhelmed (in the best way possible) and it was over so soon before I really spent time mingling with everyone I wanted to. So, in support I will say that it was geat to chat with the following who also attended Blogger Bash 2017:

Neena Nandagopal of Almost Practical.com

Kendra Darr of Simply Darrling.com

Shauna Silverman of BarefootAndLovingIt.com

Jennifer Tammy of SugarSpiceAndGlitter.com

Tips for attending Blogger Bash

  • Bring A LOT of business cards. I thought I was overdoing it taking a large stack and I had 1 card left in the end. 100 cards may not be quite enough.
  • Have a pen handy. This was my first year and I realized something now that I am home and sorting through all of the cards and sheets handed out. If you take a card from a PR agency, make sure you write what table you are at with them. I had 4 cars with just PR contacts and they did not write their brand on the card so I don’t remember who they were representing. In the same if you take a press release and don’t see a card ask for one or have them write their personal contact on that release for you.
  • Plan to check a bag. Sweet Suite sends you a box by mail with a lot of product but you also get handed product as well. I had my son with me so maybe we have a tad bit more but not by much. I cam home with all of our clothes shoved into the large suitcase and the carry on on size suitcase was full to the brim of swag, cards and souvenirs.
  • Transportation: I had plans to cab it but ended up falling in love with using Uber. It is confusing finding the right corner to flag a car to. With Uber I was able to pre-schedule my ride the evening before conference and the times I ordered on the spot I waited no more than 5 minutes for a car to arrive. It shows you a map of your drivers car location as it is driving to you. This allowed me to see ahead of time which direction he is approaching from and make sure I am on the right side of the road for them. I had never used Uber before this trip and I will use them every trip I take now. I tried some other companies and they were not as interactive in the app and no prescheduling with them wither. Feel free to use my code and once you download the app and enter erins16695ue you will get your first ride free (it’s a max $15 discount for that first ride).

Tell me….

What was a memorable conference or fair you have attended in the line of work you do? I’d love to hear about it.

 

Blogger Resources, Giveaways

Pinterest Follow for $15 Starbucks Gift Card – Giveaway Hop

 

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Welcome to the Ran Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop -Pinterest $15 Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway

This month at Parenting Healthy I am focusing on Pinterest I want to follow your relevant boards and would love for you to follow mine. My page is at –> ParentingHealth. If you follow me and want a follow back, leave your Pinterest link in the first entry of the giveaway widget below.

My favorite boards I use are my Healthy Living, Family, Home Decor, Holidays and Healthy Snacks. I have many more. I also love pinning from group boards so if you would like to add me to your group board you are on, I’d love the invite! There is an entry in the widget to add me to a group board and I have the info you need for the invite inside.

Giveaway Hop Details

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This prize is included in the Rain Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop hosted by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island. Once you are done entering my giveaway below, scroll down and enter more giveaways in this hop. Good luck!

Blogger Resources, Gift Ideas

Blogger Favorites: Family Favorite Products Linky #1

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Welcome to the Blogger Favorites Linky!

This is Linky #1

Visitors: Below you will find posts that participating Bloggers have added from their own blogs that they want to share with you. These posts will be reviews they have done on family favorite products from food, toys, clothing, education and parenting or children books and more. We do this to make it easier on our readers to find great products in one spot. We thrive on your comments, posts shares and interactions on our posts so if you find a post or product you love, sharing it on your social media and/or leaving comments will be seen by other families and the brands.

Bloggers: Welcome! Please link (up to 3) posts from this week of your family-friendly product reviews. In the linky description leave your Blog Name + Brand/Product name. So your link below will read eg. (Parenting Healthy-Baby Blanket from <brand>) AFTER you leave your link, please tweet below and fell free to share the linky often. Please visit each other! We all benefit from shares and visits. If you comment on another blog post you can leave hashtag #BloggerFavoritesLinky so we know you came from here (not mandatory). Let’s make this grow-please share!

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Co-Host: Each week, the previous weeks co-host will choose a post from the linky and that Blogger will become the next co-host. Please leave your email when you link up. It will be hidden on here from readers.

Enjoy this weeks Blogger Favorites