Win an HD Video Camera in a PRE-UBP Giveaway!

by Janice

Ultimate Blog Party 2010
Scrubbing Bubbles

The Ultimate Blog Party is rapidly approaching — and so to get you all in the mood (and spreading the word!) we are going to have a QUICK giveaway. (Giveaway ends this weekend!)

kodak-zi6Yes, we are giving away a Kodak Zi6 in a PRE-UBP giveaway.

So, whether you already have a video camera or not (I mean who can’t use an extra video camera and if you really don’t need one give it to your Mom for Mother’s Day) you want to jump into this PRE-UBP action.

Here is how to enter:

We want to make sure that all the mom bloggers out there know about The Ultimate Blog Party and how they can find fabulous new friends and great reads, and also promote and grow their own site!

SO, we want to encourage you to INVITE your readers, followers, friends to come on out and PARTY at the UBP 2010!

Why do your readers WANT to know about the UBP??? Well, this is what Amanda from OhAmanda told us:

ohamandaWhen I started my blog, it was in a complete vacuum. I read one or two blogs but had no idea there was an interconnectedness to them—a community even.

Then I came across 5 Minutes for Mom.

Within two weeks of starting my blog and joining up with 5 Minutes for Mom, I saw a post about The {very first} Ultimate Blog Party.

I had NO idea what this meant (and assumed everyone else did) but I linked up anyway. I used the next five days to write about some of the best parties of my life—my wedding, my daughter’s first birthday and my best friend’s 30th.

As I immersed myself in the other blogs linked up with the UBP, I got comments from three very important people: Val, from Purple Valley; Deanne from Fragile Flower and Brandi from Will Blog For Shoes.

Val saw my wedding party post and offered to print some of my wedding pictures for free. (She’s a fabu photographer.)

Deanne was just returning the favor because I’m sure I left some brilliant comment at her blog. Heh.

Brandi was trying to be incognito but I outed her when she said she drank Milo’s tea. You can only get that in Birmingham, AL where I used to live!

PhotobucketAnd those first interactions blew into real life friendships!

Brandi has come to Atlanta to visit me, Val sent me a Christmas ornament that hangs proudly on my tree, I tried desperately to get to Deanne’s house while visiting California. We are honest to goodness true friends…and it’s all because of the Ultimate Blog Party.

My blog wouldn’t be what it is if I hadn’t stumbled across 5 Minutes for Mom and accepted their invitation to the wonderful community of blogging!

To enter to win, simply SPREAD THE WORD about the UBP 2010.

You can earn entries in the following ways. And don’t forget to leave a comment for every entry.

    Ultimate Blog Party 2010
  • Grab a button and place it on your sidebar
  • Write a post inviting your readers
  • Tweet and link to a UBP 2010 post. This is the best to link to: http://www.5minutesformom.com/16471/ultimate-blog-party-2010-is-coming/
  • AND for extra non-UBP related ways to enter:

  • Start or Reply to any video conversation at Say It Face To Face. Then leave a comment with the link to the conversation on Say It Face To Face. Your video conversation or reply can be about ANY topic.

This Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents and is void where prohibited. It closes on Sunday, March 28th. We will announce our winner the same day Sunday, March 28th. Please watch your emails as we want to get your shipping address to ship Monday so you can get your camera in time for the UBP in case you want to add videos to your UBP party post! Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of use for more information.



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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Deidre March 25, 2010 at 3:06 am

I’ve got a button on my sidebar! Can’t wait for the party! :D

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2 Tina March 25, 2010 at 5:59 am

I’ve got a button on my sidebar, I’m so excited!

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3 Jenn March 25, 2010 at 7:21 am

I have your button on my side bar and am really looking forward to UBP. This will be my second year participating. Last year my blog was only a month old! LOL

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4 Amy March 25, 2010 at 7:49 am

I’ve got a button on my sidebar too! I am so excited about the party. My birthday is in April so it’s party month for me!!

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5 Naomi March 25, 2010 at 8:35 am

I posted the button on my sidebar!

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6 oh amanda March 25, 2010 at 8:46 am

Is it bad that my own “testimony” brought tears to my eyes? I really do love my blog friends! Can’t wait until the UBP10!!

Thanks Janice and Susan for making the blogosphere more fun!
a

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7 Lolli March 25, 2010 at 9:03 am

I have a button on my sidebar, and I am so excited about UPB ’10!

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8 TwinHappyJen March 25, 2010 at 9:04 am

This first one is easy… already have the button on my sidebar! :-D

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9 Lolli March 25, 2010 at 9:08 am

I just tweeted a message out to my 3558 followers! http://twitter.com/1momof5/status/11032936622

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10 The Praying Mom March 25, 2010 at 9:36 am

I put the button on my sidebar.

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11 The Praying Mom March 25, 2010 at 9:41 am
12 Heidi March 25, 2010 at 9:50 am

I’ve got the button in my sidebar!

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13 Heidi March 25, 2010 at 9:56 am
14 Ashley Reed March 25, 2010 at 10:02 am

Got my button!!!

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15 Valerie March 25, 2010 at 10:04 am

I just wanted to thank Amanda for the sweet post and sharing the beginning of our friendship like she did. I’ve become so busy with my photography business that I’ve completely neglected my personal blog and reading my friends’ blogs, but I still love Amanda and cherish the Ultimate Blog Party because it did create a few very special friendships for me. Blogging has turned this world into a new place…I’m so thankful for the internet and what it brings, but mostly my dear friends who color my life the colors of the prettiest rainbow :) Love you, A. Gotta catch up soon. It’s been a while!! xoxoxo Have fun with the blog party, girls!!! :)

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16 Nanette ~ AMomBlog March 25, 2010 at 11:28 am

I’ve got the UBP button up on my sidebar.

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17 Christine March 25, 2010 at 11:30 am

I’ve got the button on my sidebar!

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18 Nanette ~ AMomBlog March 25, 2010 at 11:30 am
19 Deanna Gibbons March 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm

This is my first time at UBP and I am so excited to participate! I just posted an invitation on my blog for my readers at
http://www.thebookwormblog.com/2010/03/you-are-invited-to-ubp2010/

and my tweet:
http://twitter.com/deegibbons/status/11040835248

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20 Sheree March 25, 2010 at 12:20 pm

i added a button

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21 Michelle March 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I tweeted about it!

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22 Amanda March 25, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I have the badge up on my blog. This will be my first UBP!

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23 Amanda March 25, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Tweeted it at

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24 Kristi D March 25, 2010 at 1:35 pm
25 Debbie March 25, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I have the button on my sidebar.

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26 Rhonda March 25, 2010 at 1:44 pm

I can’t wait! I have put a button on my sidebar.

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27 Rhonda March 25, 2010 at 1:45 pm
28 pixie13 March 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm
29 pixie13 March 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm
30 Messy Mommy March 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm

UBP button on my blog

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31 Messy Mommy March 25, 2010 at 2:10 pm
32 Debbie March 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm

I wrote a post about the UBP on my blog.

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33 Sammy March 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I have a button up on my sidebar for yall! :)

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34 Amber March 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I got the button on my sidebar!

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35 Amber March 25, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I blogged about the UBP 2010!

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36 Amber March 25, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I tweeted and linked to UBP 2010!

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37 Tarasview March 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm

the button is up on my sidebar!

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38 Tarasview March 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm
39 Tarasview March 25, 2010 at 4:40 pm
40 Nanette ~ AMomBlog March 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm
41 Kelly Ann T. March 25, 2010 at 4:46 pm
42 Deidre March 25, 2010 at 4:53 pm
43 Michelle March 25, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Already had the button up. I LOVED THE UPB last year.

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44 Michelle March 25, 2010 at 5:27 pm

tweeted

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45 Magi March 25, 2010 at 5:47 pm

I have your button up on my sidebar.

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46 @LastMinuteMandy March 25, 2010 at 6:22 pm

I added the button! Can’t wait!

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47 @LastMinuteMandy March 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm
48 Mama Llama March 25, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Button is in my sidebar and I am ready to party! Not exact;y sure how all this works, but I am ready!

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49 Mama Llama March 25, 2010 at 7:40 pm

just tweeted about the UBP!

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50 Melissa P. March 25, 2010 at 8:36 pm

I placed the button on my sidebar.

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51 Melissa P. March 25, 2010 at 8:39 pm
52 Amy from Occupation: Mommy March 25, 2010 at 10:08 pm

I added the button!

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53 Tiffany March 25, 2010 at 10:24 pm
54 QuatroMama March 25, 2010 at 11:03 pm

You bet I’ve added a pretty button to my sidebar! =)

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55 QuatroMama March 25, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Tweeted too! =)

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56 Jendi March 25, 2010 at 11:15 pm

I have the button on my site – right by the sayitfacetoface badge!

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57 Krista March 25, 2010 at 11:15 pm

I just put up the button! Would have loved a video camera tonight as my husband and son were playing and cackling like crazy!

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58 Donna C. March 26, 2010 at 12:41 am
59 Peggy Gorman March 26, 2010 at 7:49 am

I added the button to my sidebar!

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60 Peggy Gorman March 26, 2010 at 7:50 am
61 Peggy Gorman March 26, 2010 at 7:52 am
62 Jenn March 26, 2010 at 8:15 am
63 Bonnie March 26, 2010 at 11:04 am

I added you button to my blog

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64 Mia March 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm

I have placed the button on my sidebar.

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65 Mia March 26, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I have published a post about the party including a button within the post.

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66 vanessa March 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I added a button to my sidebar!

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67 Jen March 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm

I just added the button to my sidebar!

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68 Jen March 26, 2010 at 5:18 pm
69 LaVonne
Twitter:
March 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm

The button is in my sidebar.

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70 LaVonne
Twitter:
March 26, 2010 at 5:57 pm
71 Marj M. March 26, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Your Blog Party Button is posted on my website blog. Yippiee! What a fun time.

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72 Susan Heim March 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm
73 rlvd March 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm

just grabbed a UBP button and put on my blog! please enter me in this giveaway!!

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74 rlvd March 26, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Q: Is there a way to follow this blog? Is that how my ‘name’ when i comment would show up with my pic and link?

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75 Barbara Manatee March 26, 2010 at 10:54 pm

I so badly want a new video camera! This would be awesome to win! Thanks! (your button is on my blog!

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76 JamericanSpice
Twitter:
March 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I have the button on my sidebar

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77 JamericanSpice
Twitter:
March 26, 2010 at 11:03 pm
78 JamericanSpice
Twitter:
March 26, 2010 at 11:10 pm
79 one6ylady March 26, 2010 at 11:57 pm
80 one6ylady March 27, 2010 at 12:01 am
81 MrsM March 27, 2010 at 2:57 am

The button is in my sidebar…I can’t wait for UBP-it’s my 3rd year!

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82 Niurka March 27, 2010 at 11:38 am
83 Niurka March 27, 2010 at 11:39 am

follow on twitter @lindalatina

tainalatina1980@yahoo.com

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84 Heather Erbe March 27, 2010 at 11:47 am

I tweeted this @radiomama be a part of the ultimate blog party : http://bit.ly/bJFlI0

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85 Julia March 27, 2010 at 11:51 am
86 LT March 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I grabbed the button for my sidebar!!

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87 LT March 27, 2010 at 1:52 pm
88 Anne G March 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm
89 Anne G March 27, 2010 at 2:12 pm

I have your button, http://lunaj1456.blogspot.com (right side bar in the middle)

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90 shelly March 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm

I have your UBP button on my blog above my posts.

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91 shelly March 27, 2010 at 4:17 pm
92 shelly March 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm
93 Ponn Sabra March 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Can’t wait to participate in this event for my first time!

Blogged about it here:
http://americanmuslimmom.com/ultimate-blog-party-2010-coming-ubp2010

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94 Ponn Sabra March 27, 2010 at 5:13 pm
95 Jaimie K March 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm
96 Jaimie K March 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm
97 Jaimie K March 27, 2010 at 5:43 pm

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/wyomingmom/status/11163101952
(Sorry if this is a duplicate post. I was having technical difficulty. Haha.)

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98 Stephanie March 27, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Got the badge!

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99 Stephanie March 27, 2010 at 9:45 pm
100 Jendi March 27, 2010 at 10:08 pm

I told my readers about this giveaway and the UBP.
http://simplevloggingtips.com/2010/03/vlog-link-love-29/

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101 Jaina's Mom March 27, 2010 at 11:19 pm
102 Some Lucky Dog March 28, 2010 at 12:26 am

I have the button on the right sidebar of my blog!

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103 Some Lucky Dog March 28, 2010 at 12:28 am

I tweeted and included the link…
http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/11179075745

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104 Crystal Warren March 28, 2010 at 4:51 am

I have the button in my special events sidebar: http://itsahappyenchilada.blogspot.com/

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105 Crystal Warren March 28, 2010 at 4:53 am
106 mandi March 28, 2010 at 9:16 am

I just added your button!

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107 mandi March 28, 2010 at 9:20 am

Just tweeted!

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108 Ponn Sabra March 28, 2010 at 9:56 am

I posted my announcement on my Facebook Fan Page too:
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=382850511305&comments&ref=mf

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109 Lesley March 28, 2010 at 10:20 am
110 Lesley March 28, 2010 at 10:22 am
111 joanna March 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I have the button on my sidebar….so excited about the blog party….gonna be my first time:)))

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112 joanna March 28, 2010 at 12:02 pm

I have a post talking about the UBP…..inviting everyone to it…hope alot show up…Can’t wait to meet alot of new bloggy friends:))

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113 joanna March 28, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I have tweeted about the UBP……can’t wait!!
2009Joanna/twitter

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114 Kelly March 28, 2010 at 1:28 pm
115 ShootingStarsMag March 28, 2010 at 4:03 pm
116 ShootingStarsMag March 28, 2010 at 4:07 pm

button on my site: http://www.shootingstarsmag

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117 Christi March 28, 2010 at 4:29 pm

I tweeted about it! I’m @frugalnovice on twitter.

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118 The Praying Mom March 28, 2010 at 4:51 pm
119 Mrs Little March 28, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Button is on my sidebar!

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120 Mrs Little March 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Tweeted!

@littlesrule

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121 Mrs Little March 28, 2010 at 8:20 pm
122 Karen March 29, 2010 at 4:42 am

I have your button in my sidebar!

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123 Karen March 29, 2010 at 4:43 am
124 Karen March 29, 2010 at 4:45 am

I tweeted about this awesome party here!

http://twitter.com/faithfamilyfibr/status/11239957143

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125 Shash March 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I have been busy tweeting / facebooking and stumbling all about this since it was first announced over a week ago. Didn’t see this contest though….. :-(

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126 Amethyst Moon April 3, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I put up a button

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127 Amethyst Moon April 3, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I tweeted @ebaywickedlove

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128 MageeMommy April 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Yahooo! I put a button on my sidebar. :)

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129 Kristin April 7, 2010 at 12:19 pm
130 Kristin April 7, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I tweeted about the UBP

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131 Melanie April 8, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I also wrote a blog inviting readers to the Blog Party

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132 Melanie April 8, 2010 at 4:29 pm

I have the button on my blog

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133 Melanie April 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm
134 Kat April 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm

I added your button to my right-hand sidebar: Keeping the Faith

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135 Nolie
Twitter:
April 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Button is on the sidebar on my blog.

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136 Nolie
Twitter:
April 8, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Also sent out an invite earlier today. I just learned about this myself today. http://www.noliesplace.com/blog/2010/04/nolies-place-gone-mobile-and-more-news/

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137 Nolie
Twitter:
April 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm
138 Nolie
Twitter:
April 8, 2010 at 7:57 pm

And if I read the bottom I would have seen this contest expired. But it’s ok. I did all those actions BEFORE I even knew there was a contest because I think this is a great idea and I am thrilled to spread the word.

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139 Amy Peters April 10, 2010 at 9:32 pm

I blogged about it…a little late, but better than never.

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140 panasonic video cameras May 18, 2010 at 5:00 am

How do you import video from an old panasonic video camera on to a dell?

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