Monthly Archives: December 2008

10 Top Free eBook Resources for Blogging

With the holiday season upon us and many travelling for holidays or to see family, (longer holidays in the Southern Hemisphere of course), internet access is not always available. I enjoy such a forced break from the net to catch up on some reading, including some of the downloaded ebooks I have not had chance to look at. Here are a few of the more worthwhile free ebooks and reports I have come across relating to blogging. The Roadmap To Become A Blogger from the team at Become a Blogger – superstar blogger, Yaro Starak, and internationally reknowned author, Gideon […] Continue Reading…

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100+ Free Christmas Images and Blogging Gifts

The internet has come alive with free Christmas gifts for download. It was hard to choose from all that was available but I have tried to bring you a selection of the best. I have spent hours searching, likely a subconscious excuse to put off wrapping Christmas gifts. Graphics and Icons Smashing Christmas Icon Sets Smashing Magazine always has great resources. Nicu’s holiday gallery contains these: There are 16 icon sets to be found at FreshFreeStuff.net including social networking and RSS buttons – Free Christmas Holidays Icon Roundup . This is a selection from the sets available: Gifts From Designers […] Continue Reading…

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Christmas Challenge – We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Christmas eCards and Facebook Greetings         You could show your appreciation of your online friends by sending Christmas greetings by email, via a Christmas eCard or your Social Networking Sites. Facebook Applications: Fun Cards – Christmas & More! Say Merry Christmas in any language Other Social Networks Find a good Christmassy webpage or video and send it as a shout to your Stumbleupon, to your Digg/ MyBlogLog/BlogCatalog or other social network contacts. Let them know that it is not for a thumbs up or a vote but a seasonal greeting. While we are talking of thumbs up, […] Continue Reading…

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Aussie Bloggers Secret Santa

Stationery gifts were the theme of the first Aussie Bloggers Forum Secret Santa and although I use the PC far more than pen and paper I am still a stationery Magpie. My blogging nest never fails to make room for more but there is also a need for containers to hold it all so that I can lay my beak on what I need when I need it. It was with anticipation and a certain amount of childlike excitement that I opened my Secret Santa. I was not disappointed. As you can see my parcel contained a treasure chest of […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Christmas, Social Networking

Christmas Challenge – May Your Days be Merry and Bright

  Brightening up your blog for Christmas may need the services of stock photo sites. There are plenty of sites offering free Christmas images and clipart but it is hard to find your way through popup ads and flashing glittery images (that is not intended for Christmas) to find something useful. For Photos Morgue File, FreeFoto.com and Dreamstime’s free section offer a good range; Flickr too if you search for images that you are allowed to use. I always use the Compfight Flickr search site to look for Creative Commons images. For Christmas Clipart, hellasmultimedia.com has a large selection of […] Continue Reading…

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Christmas Challenge – Do you hear what I hear?

Chelle from "it might be love" is Spreading Christmas Cheer Online – and Off with a whole host of posts on Christmas Songs, free Christmas Printables and link love Ching Ya from It’s my Life – It’s Now or Never is really getting into the Christmas spirit with a December of Christmas topics – including Guest Posts, Fun Clips, Music, and Games to play. She is offering to share the fun by doing a post-exchange with her. She says as a rookie blogger she realizes how even the simplest thing you do could mean a lot to another. Her challenge […] Continue Reading…

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Blogging Christmas Challenge

Do you hear what I hear? It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and Santa Claus is coming to town. As it’s the "most wonderful time of the year" let’s spread some blogging cheer and, whatever your beliefs, remember the season’s message of goodwill to all men and the spirit of giving. The reality is that Christmas time can be stressful, lonely and sad for many people so I am laying down a yuletide challenge to you – help make it a wonderful time of year for fellow bloggers and blog readers. Let’s show our appreciation for those who […] Continue Reading…

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