This One’s For You and You and Hey You Too!!!

Some of you may know that a couple years ago, I created Society of Socialpreneurs ~ Where Socializing is Our Business. 

I had just started as a Mark Representative because my bff’s niece sent me a Facebook Bulletin (you do remember Facebook Bulletins, right?) lol…oh my, ummm, MySpace Bulletins!!!!  Duh!  Ha!  I guess it has been a long time!

Anyways, well, after joining Mark, I fell in love with Pink Papaya and that same day I joined Send Out Cards because I thought any good business owner needs to stay in touch with their customers, right? So I figured that it would be a great opportunity for me!

Then, I thought, ohhhhh, I actually have to sell this in order to make some money.  So, I went searching on the internet and I thought oh my, there are soooooooo many wonderful women out there in business.  I was overwhelmed by how many people there were doing the exact same things that I was, well, maybe not exactly the way that I was, some were actually out there having parties and such, well, this was all just so new and fun for me, a perfect hobby!  I then came across the Southern Living At Home catalog, oh my, can you say, too pretty!!!  I fell in love and I googled my area code and Southern Living At Home and called this gal and said I want to sign up!  I must have just made her day!

Anyways, I regress, back to Society of Socialpreneurs.  Well, I just thought since there were so many of us out there that I wanted to create one central place where we all could be found and our customers could find us! 

At that time, I didn’t want to call it a WAHM network of this or that because those were a dime a dozen and I didn’t want to limit it to just work at home moms because I knew that there were plenty of “Us” who worked outside of the home and also did their side businesses.  Well, I brainstormed with a gal I met in a yahoo group and we came up with Society of Socialpreneurs ~ Where Socializing is Our Business!  We thought what a perfect name and slogan!!!  

I mean seriously, don’t you think that is perfect???  You blog, you socialize!  You make crafts and sell them and socialize, right?!  You are a consultant, right?  You have fun at parties and you are socializing! And, hey you tweet and facebook about your blog and business, right?  We are all socializing to run our business!  It just works!

Well, when I first created the site, http://www.societyofsocialpreneurs.com/, I really wanted a sign in membership and I was fortunate that we discovered Ning Networks.  We created http://www.societyofsocialpreneurs.ning.com/ and we have over 240 members today!  I had to put the site on the back burner for most of 2009 due to my daughter’s illness and then just trying to get myself organized and get through the holidays.

So last night I came across, http://www.websitetoolbox.com/, and I tried out their Forum/Message Board and I remembered years ago, I tried to get a forum on our site and it was way too confusing!  But, last night it couldn’t be any easier to get it going and when I woke up, the websitetoolbox guys made my forum page match the rest of my website, let me tell you, it was like Christmas for me!  I loved it!  You can visit our brand new forum/message board here!

So, now, I can finally ask all of you socialpreneurs to come join us!  I am looking for people who are go-getters or just starting out in direct sales, blog authors that would like to promote their blog, fitness trainers, photographers, wedding coordinators and vendors, etc.  Who am I missing?  Who else can you think of that their livelihood depends on social media?  I really don’t want to leave any one out!

Right now, I have a special free offer, (since you have read this long! ha!) ~ if you author a blog, I will post a link to your blog to our blog directory for free! All I ask is that you add our button to your blog!   

Merry Christmas to an Unknown Soldier

When doing your Christmas cards, take one and send it to this address:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456

Holiday cards will be collected through a unique P.O. Box address from
Monday, November 2 through Monday, December 7*.

Visit this website for more detailed information ~ http://www.redcross.org/holidaymail
If we pass this on, think of how many cards these wonderful special people would get.
PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.

Featured Blogger: Meet Terra ~ Better Late than Never!

Okay, so last week I joined a Blog Party over at Coo Coo’s Cachoo (silly name, huh?)and we were paired up with a person to go and meet and then come back to our blog and introduce them to our friends!  I am so sorry I am late with my post, but better late then never, right?
I was paired up with Terra of Heck of a Bunch.
Terra is wonder woman! 
She is a mother/step-mother of six children. 
She works full time as a 911 Telecommunicator!  I can’t imagine the stress of being a 911 Telecommunicator!  (Much less the stress of being a mom/stepmom to six children!)
She is a wife to her husband of seven years!
Her blog is full of useful information for other moms! 
She must be something because she has people send her items for review and then she post about them.  (I wonder how that happens that people send you free stuff!)
She also hosts quite a few giveaways and hosts freebies!
Also, if you are looking for an online holiday event, you can find it on her blog.   I am not quite sure what these holiday buttons on the right side of her blog actually are yet but maybe someone can comment and give me the heads up!  After this post, I will go back and check some of them out! 
She is obviously a great supporter of the blogging community!
On a personal note, she has posted some fun pictures of her family Halloween activities that I enjoyed looking through! 
It is nice to see her kids so happy and out having fun with friends and family!
Considering Terra has over 200+ followers, I gather that she must have been blogging for a while now!  I would think if someone was just beginning to blog and wanted to learn about different things you can do with your site, Terra’s site would be a good place to take a peek and follow! 
I am sure that she would be more than happy to answer any questions for you!
This is my first time I have ever featured a blogger, if you want to read the post from the person who featured me, check it out here!

Teresa’s Random Act of Kindness and Giveaway!

For inviting me to your blog party and allowing me time to visit and make new friends, I would like to send the hostess, Kristin and my new friend, Terra a package of tealights from my Gold Canyon Candles website, www.mygc.com/tolvera.  Please comment me and let me know what fragrance you would like to receive and email me privately your mailing address!

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