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Friday, July 11, 2008

Just a bit of news

Just a bit of UFG (Up For Grabs) news. Being a bit slow in the blogging world I'm not the fastest at catching on to things even though they might be staring right at me. Just last week I registered UFG at 2 different blog subscription services. For me it was one of those "who knew?'" kinda deals. I've haven't heard back from Blogged yet but I got a little thrill when I went back to visit Technorati yesterday. I was searching under blogs using book giveaways just to see if UFG would pop. Not only did it pop, it popped on the 1st page and the 3rd listed blog! So maybe this will give the site a little push. The Favs button next the listing was looking very lonely as no one at Technorati loves us, yet that is, so I added it as a favorite to my other registered blog, The Printed Page. If you stop by Technorati and find the UFG blog and enjoy this site please add us as a favorite. Thank You!!

Still more news: I know some of you must be winning these giveaways posted at UFG as the listings are starting to increase and, really, who can pass up the chance at getting a free book. So, if you've won a book in giveaway, gotten an ARC or two or three in the mail or even gotten a book from Amazon, BookMooch, PaperBackSwap or Bookins or somewehere else I'ved started a book event at The Printed Page called Mailbox Monday (this link takes you to Monday's post). Come on over let us know what gems you've gotten in the mail in the last week. Share the wealth. Make the rest of us just a teeny bit jealous that it was you and not us that got the one we really wanted. I'll be doing this every Monday. Just from the 2 posts this week I've already added one new book to my ever growing Amazon wish list.

Lastly, I'm going to starting hosting UFG sponsored book giveaways. Just a bit of shameless site promotion. I have a small and growing pile of ARCs and other books that are in need of good homes. Once my book giveaway of Apples and Oranges, My Brother and Me, Lost and Found by Marie Brenner at The Printed Page ends I'm going to host giveaways here. There will be a bonus besides the book. If you link either the book giveaway or the UFG site in your entry comment for the current book giveaway I'll throw in a $15 Amazon email certificate.

Have a great day everyone,


Kathleen said...

haha I've favorited you on technorati for all the good it will do :) and thanks for blogging about my contest!

trish said...

I'll favorite it on technorati next time I'm there. :)

Nice button, btw. :)

Kathleen said...

I'd also like to add the 'up for grabs button' to my blog, but I am HOPELESS at code. Can you help me out?

Marcia said...

Hi Kathleen,

I'm a Goggle Blogger user myself and not a Wordpress user so I won't be of much help to you. You can right click on the "UFG button" picture with your mouse and save it to your picture file. Once you've done that if wordpress has a way to place pictures on your blog then you already have the picture. The link would be http://upforgrabs08.blogpost.com

If any Wordpress users can give Kathleen a helping hand with this I'd greatly appreciate it.


Marcia said...

Kathleen & Trish ~
Thanks for adding UFG to your Favs at Technorati. It may not do any good (LOL) but at least the blog won't look so lonely. =)

Kathleen said...

Lol I'll give it a try! Trial and error seems to work eventually :)

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