I’m going on a “Blog Trip” Sept. 1-5!!

This is a little different type of blog but I wanted everyone to know about this great blog hopping opportunity for mom’s!

Mommy Community turned 5 years old in July 2008! To wrap up the summer, the Mommy Community will be hosting its very own “Road Trip” with a twist…it’s called the “Blog Trip”. Won’t you come and join me on the “Blog Trip”?

HOW IT WORKS…
The Mommy Community Blog Trip will be on Sept. 1-5, 2008 and moms all over the net will be blog hopping through other participating mom blogs. There will be a list of participants in a special post in the Mommy Community blog with Mr. Linky. Moms will have an opportunity to meet, learn a bit more, share and chat with other moms in cyberspace.

Let’s try to make the Blog Trip exciting and with lots of stops and blogs to visit. Along the way, there will be some prizes to giveaway so make sure to join us for all the fun. A list of prizes will be listed in a special post in the Mommy Community blog. Prize drawing will be open to all participants of The Mommy Community Blog Trip.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO…
Spread the word, invite others to join our Blog Trip by placing the Mommy Community Blog Trip 2008 graphic on the sidebar of your blog or website. There are a few to choose from to help you find the right one to fit your blog.

Write a post on your blog or site about our Blog Trip. It doesn’t have to be long or complicated – simply invite others to join the fun just as you would invite your best friend to join you in this journey.

Start your engine in your own Blog. The point of throwing this blog trip is so that we can travel in cyberspace, make a stop at another mom’s blog and visit and see what her life is like. For other mom bloggers to learn more about you and where you are from, you will need to post a short “Intro” about you. It’s like a “Round Robin” – every participating mom blogger gets a chance to introduce themselves and share who they are, where they live and show off their city.

You can be as creative as you want – you can make your blog post as simple or as detailed as you wish – it’s all up to you. Share what you want. Post pictures, use audio and even video – we want to enjoy this blog trip so let’s try to make it really visual.

During the entire event, there will be a Linky available where you can add your name and Intro Post Link. All you have to do is post about our Blog trip once during our celebration (Sept. 1-5, 2008). The key here is to make sure that you leave your blog trip post link url on our Mr. Linky so other moms can find your “Introduction” – that way they do not have to search through your blog – makes it easy for everyone.

The Mr. Linky thingie will be listed on the Blog Aug.31, 2008 so we can jump start the Blog Trip. Make sure to add your link then and note that the sooner you add your link, then the chances of others visiting your blog is greater. If you are a newbie with Mr. Linky, don’t be confused. All it is – is an easy way for you to leave your link back to your blog.

Start your journey, visit participating bloggers. Alright, so you have posted about our Blog Trip on your blog. You have posted an “intro” in your blog and left your link in the Mr. Linky in our Site. Now, it’s time to start your cyber-trip – visit other blogs that you can find in the Mr. Linky thingie in our blog. Just start clicking on the links to learn more about other moms. Make sure to leave them a comment to let them know you found them through our Mommy Community Blog Trip. You may find some new blogs to follow and make new friends.

HERE’S A THOUGHT…
Have a fun giveaway in your blog (Optional) Since you are already getting all this traffic from other moms, why not have your own mini-party? If you have something fun to giveaway, why not have a fun prize drawing too? Make sure to let me know in advance if you are hosting a giveaway on your blog on the days of our Blog Trip (Sept. 1-5, 2008) and I will post about it on the Mommy Community blog. You can make participants leave you a comment on your giveaway blog post and choose a random winner that way. Just make sure that you are clear with your instructions on how others can enter your giveaway.

Want more link love from Mommy Community? Purchase a sponsorship or Donate a prize (Optional) The Mommy Community is offering sponsorship spots for a very low $10.

Sponsorship includes the following perks: Your blog url will be listed as a “Recommended Stop” or “Point of Interest” during our Blog Trip. All recommended stops or points of interests will be mentioned in our BLOG TRIP mailing sent out to the Mommy Community list which has over 1000 subscribers. Also, all recommended stops and points of interests will be mentioned in the Mommy Community podcast episode during the week of the Blog Trip (Week of Sept. 1, 2008). All of the episodes get about 500+ downloads. To purchase sponsorship, send Maria at Mommy Community an email so she can send you an invoice. She will continue to accept sponsors until Aug. 27, 2008.

Maria from the Mommy Community is hoping to giveaway lots of fun stuff to moms during the Mommy Community BLOG Trip so she is looking for prize donations. All prize donations will be listed in the Contest/Prize page and prizes will be drawn from comments left on our Blog Trip 2008 post when she will do a random drawing. If you want to donate a prize, simply send her an email.

Make sure to stop by the Mommy Community Site everyday from Sept 1-5, 2008
Maria from the Mommy Community will be hosting different contests during those days. There will be a bunch of them and she will post about the contests in the Contest/Prize Page. To learn more, visit the Contests Page.

Wrap-up the Event
After the blog trip, simply post a wrap-up on your blog. Let the Mommy Community know how you liked it. If you made new friends or even won a prize, post about it. If you want, you can even give your new friends some link love by sharing their blogs with others.

I hope you can come join me and all the other moms from the Mommy community. Winners for the contests will be announced in the Mommy Community blog on Sept 8, 2008.

(I owe credits to Maria from Mommy Community for this post…without her I wouldn’t have been able to explain this fun new “Blog Trip”!!)

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