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Friday, July 2, 2010

Have your heard the buzzzz????

Many of you have probably seen this cute button or something similar popping up all over Blogland. If you haven't clicked on it and been over for a visit let me introduce you to Sarah and the gals over at The Blog Guidebook. When I first went over for a visit this site was pretty new, but I was blown away by it. I thought to myself... "Finally! A place to go to search for new blogs that share my interests!" What makes them different from other blog "catalogs" is their categories. In other sites like it, the categories that were offered to place our blogs in were very vague. We could place them in "Life styles-Home and Garden" but, that lumps us into every kind of Home and Garden blog out there. In The Blog Guidebook we can place our blogs right in a specific categories that pertain to us. Here is a sampling of some of the categories:
Arts and Crafts
Cottage and Country
Fabric, Sewing and Quilting
Flea Markets and Antiques
Thrifting, Junking and Collecting
Vintage and White

See what I mean!!! It's fabulous!!! Think of all the new and wonderful blogs we could find if everyone signed up! You can place a simple listing for FREE! Or, you can put your blog button on there for a very reasonable fee. I listed Valentine Design in a few of the categories I thought pertained to me.
Anyway, I was very impressed by the whole site, so when they contacted me and asked if I would like to be featured on their front page in the Spotlight section I was thrilled! If you would like to check it out you can click here to go visit them! I hope you will all consider listing your blogs over there. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

See you there!!!


stefanie said...

thanks, that sounds fun!!!
I just wanted to tell you I saw all the amazing blogs you have finished, they are gorgeous!!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Karen,
Congratulations on the feature. Your blog is certainly worthy of being 'front and center'. I will definately be checking out the site!

I am still busy visiting the wonderful studios in the "Where Bloggers Create" event. Thanks again for being a gracious hostess.

Have a fabulous Friday. ~Natalie

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Thanks for the head's up Karen, I have become a follower and hopefully this holiday weekend I will have time to check it out thoroughly.
Tina xo

Olive said...

A wonderful specific idea. I am new to all this so thanks bunches.


Charlene said...

I don't know where I belong!!!!!!!! My true gemini personality is indeed multi! An idenity crisis for sure! :) But, you of all people know that. Would love for us to have one of our "Chats" but, read my last post... HUBBY is having MAJOR medical stuff all the sudden! HUGS! Charlene

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

I love that! Perfect. I just became a follower there. When my blog gets a little more active, I'll sign up for sure :)


Victoria said...

Very cool..thanks for the link..a fabulous idea! Wonderful!
Have a sparkling day!

Hearts Turned said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this, Karen--You're always on top of these new & wonderful things! I'm off to add my blog to the directory...thanks, again! And--congrats on the feature! So well deserved!


Unknown said...

Wow, this is great I wasn't sure on which place to leave a comment so I left one on both your blogs, Congrats for being recognized again! I'm still working my way through all the blogs party people, what fun and talented group of artists and studios! XOXO

Sandy said...


Congrats on being featured on their front page, an honor well deserved. I'll check out the link. Still party hopping, made it all the way to the M's. I have seen so many wonderful studios and found some awesome new to me blogs. Thanks again for hosting this enormous event! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Jan Hennings said...

woo-hooo am off to check it out!

Sandy said...

How nice for you to be featured!! I joined the "Blog Guide" also.. thanks for telling us about this!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Great ideal, thanks for sharing!!!

Sue said...

Karen, I just 'discovered' your blog and I am blown away - I honestly could spend several days here reading, clicking links and being inspired. I'm totally tickled! *grin*

Now to check out the link above!

Happy July 4th weekend to you.


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Karen, Thanks for the info and congrats on being featured. I am heading there now!
xo, Sherry

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Hi Karen,

I've been there but not signed up yet..it looks like just what we need in blogland. It has that specialized feeling that so many of us are looking for.

I plan on signing on for one of the ads in a few categories once I get going with my selling. The more of us that join the greater we can network and support one another.

Have a wonderful day and a Happy 4th,

Stephanie ♥

Unknown said...

Hi Karen It is me again and I don't want to be on chatroll I installed the bee but I can't find myself in the Guide book and in order to ask a question it seems you have to join the chatroll, so I didn't finish that part Should I just take the Bee off? When you have time let me know, I think it is a techie challenge again. XOXO

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Cool...thanks for the info!
Happy Fourth,

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

P.S....I think just about 'everybody' knows you! LOL

Anonymous said...

Karen, you certainly deserve front page! Thank you for this wonderful tip!

Unknown said...

I know! I thought it was a wonderful idea to. I hope you have a great 4th!


Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Wow girl,

It was an amazing interview and fabulous post :)
Big hugs and a smooch to you for the sweet shout out :)
I blushed! Totally blushed as it's an honor that you mention ME in the midst of all of these beautiful blogs out here. Thank you :)))
You are AMAZING!!!

Lynn said...

Thanks for the information about the Blog Guidebook. I've had a website for many years but am fairly new to blogging. Your site is beautiful! Take care, Lynn

Lisa said...

I'm heading over to check them out. I read your interview, very cool. Thanks for giving me a mention, how awesome is that! I'm famous. LOL
Have a great holiday.

The Altered Muse said...

Happy 4th of July Karen. I can't wait to check out the Guidebook. Also, I have enjoyed browsing the Where Bloggers Create and I have received many, many, wonderful comments regarding my space. I am just so flattered and thrilled. Such a great thing! Thanks. Pam...the altered muse.

Sandy Navarro said...

Congrats Karen!

What a great feature article. I am beyond excited to have you, Jodie, Charlene and Lisa as my new friends. I have been beyond inspired by all of the FabUlous women who've joined WWBII. I'm still finding my place, but I pretty comfy in all of your company! LOL

A Fanciful Life said...

HI Karen, I found that site a few weeks ago and was totally impressed. It's full of great info and I happened to come across your interview on there, too. Congrats - it was fabulous!
Sharon :-)

PS i've got the bee badge on my blog but I"l post anything with bees!

Karen from Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Karen,
Just found your blog through the Where Bloggers Create Party. I'll be sure to join next year. Thank you for organizing that...so many wonderful blogs to visit. Thank you too, for this link to the guide book.
A very thankful new follower,

Roberta said...

Thanks Karen for giving us more insight to this Guidebook. I'm now adding my two blogs and have also checked out Sarah's and Lyndsay's blogs. Have a great week, fondly, Roberta

Sandy said...

OK, Karen, I am going home now. I just made it to Z! My fingers are cramped into a permanent crooked position from leaving comments and I am positively dizzy with inspiration. Thank you for all your hard work on the party!

Dreams and Decor said...

Hi, Karen, thanks for the buzz! I will go check it out! Like some of the others who commented, I'm still visiting the studios from your blog party & am having so much fun! It has really been an amazing "event"! Thank you for letting me get in just minutes before the deadline! And thanks so much for hosting the party! Well, it's almost Friday, so Happy Friday and have a great weekend! Patti

Unknown said...

What an AMAZING site, Karen!! I put my blog on the list. (what a list to choose from!!!)
Thanks so much!

Gracefully Vintage said...

WOw, I did see that on your blog- but havnt visited it yet, But indeed i will.
What a Great Idea-
I wanted to say a big Thank You! for your lovely comment on my Creative Space, made my day-my week- I loved it and cherrish it... Thank You...
It meant a lot.

Beverly said...

Thanks for sharing about this. I will be going over there too.

Lynnae said...

I am only half way through this incredible blog party and it's been a couple weeks now. I have to remind myself to get up and do something every now and then, but this is my birthday weekend and I'm hoping for some serious blog hopping time. Yay! Thanks again Karen!

paperbird said...

i checked it out- it was wonderful- congratulations for being featured.

Sharon said...

Hi Karen, Thanks for the information I will check it out and a special note to tell you I am enjoying my new look on Amelia Rose Cottage. I am having a sisters give a way so come over and try to win.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you so much for my blog. I just needed a push....you do such beautiful work and were so easy to work with.
I have lots to learn and will be checking out all the fun and new places.
Thanks, Betsy

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