Awash with stories as a widow and mom to young children, one writer found a path to share them
How many people do you know who’ve won two donkeys on a TV game show?
That’s just one of Kelly McKenzie’s adventures. She writes the blog Just Typikel. Get it? Her posts brim with the adventures of a mom to two grown children, and daughter to a 91-year-old spark plug of a woman.
How to maximize your chances when it comes to reaping the blog sweepstakes rewards
By Eli Pacheco
I watch them fly by on my Twitter feed … giveaways and sweepstakes on blogs.
Some are on blogs I trust. Others, just from bloggers I follow. I’ve won before – neat glass jars from Infinity Jars on The Mom of the Year blog. I’ve won a couple of excellent books, too, and once, a fresh pair of sunglasses that would never fit in my budget.
Often, bloggers win on other blogs. Hosts can ask for anything from a simple comment to a series of likes and follows through a third-party service, such as Raffle Copter.
The right photo + the right words = viral appeal, copycats and more.
By Meaghan Flanigan
What’s the first word that comes to mind when you see a meme?
Hilarious? Insightful? Rude? Accurate? Dumb?
They’re all that – and they’re everywhere, from Twitter and Instagram to Facebook and Pinterest. How did a thing as simple as a photo and caption that makes a joke or offers an insight become some popular?
Richard Dawkins, in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, first coined the word meme. It described how ideas spread through culture. It once took days, weeks, or years for ideas to disseminate; now they hit the Internet, and spread like wildfire.