Thursday, July 30, 2009

Early morning randoms

Just some early morning random things to say. (Yeah, I am normally up this early.)

A lot of you know about TheBlogFrog. But for those of that may not know here's a little more info:

TheBlogFrog brings social features like you would find on other social networks (like Facebook) to Blogs! If you are a blog author, you can install "social widgets" on your blog that let you and your readers interact with each other. If you are a blog reader, you can participate in "blog communities" where all the readers of a blog interact with each other. This is much more fun than just commenting on what the blog author happens to post about that day. TheBlogFrog can also help you find new blogs to follow. It goes beyond the standard topic recommendations and helps you find blogs written by people you know from High School, College, Email, and more. TheBlogFrog will even look at the current blogs you follow and suggest new blogs to follow!

How does it work?
After you sign up for TheBlogFrog, you begin connecting with blogs and blog communities. If you have a blog, TheBlogFrog will connect you with the blogs you link to on your own blog. You can start finding new blogs and participating in blog communities. If you have a blog, you can even install a whole community for your blog. After you sign up, you can enter in private profile information like High School and College. This information is not shared with others and is only used to connect you with other bloggers from your life.

If you haven't noticed already, TheBlogFrog has launched a new site and will be introducing some more social widgets soon! So stop by TheBlogFrog and check it all out! The widget that I have is the community widget located on the lower right sidebar.

Goodsearch is a search engine powered by Yahoo but they also help charities. For every search you do using them they will donate 1 cent to the charity of your choice. Sufficient Grace Ministries is now part of this. I've already downloaded their toolbar and using them like crazy to do all my searches. I hope you'll use them too to help raise money for Sufficient Grace or some other worthy organization.

Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in writing Carleigh's name. That would be so wonderful! If you do end up taking a picture, I would love to know your name, the date the picture was taken, and the location so that I can put all that information in her name scrapbook. You can email me all the info at In case you are wondering, too, I am still working on her regular scrapbook. I am *almost* finished. I got quite a bit done over the weekend. My goal is to finish up this weekend and I hope that I can do that! Once I finish up my plan is to either do a slideshow or a video of the pages since many have requested to see it.

I plan on doing another Q&A post and I'll be putting that up tomorrow. So if you want to know more about me and my life check in and ask a question.

A big thank you to Mary Ellen for her wonderful editing on my NILMDTS photos. They are beautiful!! I love the version of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star that you put with the slideshow. I've already shared them with some of you yesterday. (Mary Ellen put some of them on her website gallery for me to see.) You can check out her photography website Lighthouse Photography. If you're really interested in seeing the pictures just email me.

Along with this, I have a praise to share. Mary Ellen had taken a break from being a NILMDTS photographer and has decided to become active again after working with my pictures. She felt God was leading her to do this. I know God is going to use her to touch many families, so thank you, Mary Ellen, for listening to His call! I also thank God for His amazing way of bringing people together for His purpose.

I have some great news! My friend Stephanie has launched her new website My Very Own Angel and a new blog I Have My Very Own Angel. Please check them out and help support her! Stephanie has a tshirt on her Angel Store that I plan on getting and wearing proudly!


Kate said...

Thank you for your randomness this morning, lol. Sounds like you are still touching people's lives!

Veronica said...

Thanks for the info on BlogFrog. I've thought about adding that to my blog in the past, but haven't done it yet.

I've also heard about Good Search before too. That is such a great thing. I still need to get the search bar installed in my computer for that.

croleyc69 said...

Thanx for all that information. You sure are a big help. Again thanx for the ramdom thoughts. :)

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you for sharing about that search I will start using it right now :-). I was so happy to be able to do something for you by editing your NILMDTS photos. It brought back some difficult but beautiful memories for me. I have been struggling with how to deal with my grief and since I am not at a place where I can blog about it, I am following what I feel God is laying on my heart. And I have your sweet angel Carleigh to thank for that. I just know that Carleigh and my sweet Grace are up in heaven playing and laughing in the Glory of our Savior.

Ms. Sarah said...

Thanks for the info..

MommyIvy said...

Thanks for the info about BlogFrog. I am still trying to figure it out.

Holly K said...

Hi Holly,

Thanks for that wonderful post on TheBlogFrog! You did a fabulous job explaining what we do and many thanks for sharing it with your readers. We love having you as part of the community! And thanks for the info about GoodSearch - I did not know about them and really like the concept.

Keep up the great blogging!

Holly at TheBlogFrog

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Thank you so much for posting these randoms yesterday morning and for including Sufficient Grace. Love to you...

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