Blog Award Free – 1/20/2016

I am thankful to have produced content on this blog that others enjoy, share, and find worthy of blog awards. While I’ve been blogging in general for a few years, I am still a newbie at this address and have only been blogging for a little over a year. In that time, I have come to truly understand how to write for a variety of people (The Versatile Blog Award was truly an honor because I strive to produce content that has mixture) and meet some amazing men and women. While blogging and writing can be separate entities, I often do not separate the two. Having this blog has helped me to understand how to take what I know and understand and translate it into a language others can relate to and understand on a public platform which is important for an author. I have also learned how to better blog in ways that are not connected to writing.

I’ve gone back and forth with this for a long time and I am finally at peace with my decision. I have never completely followed the rules anyway and while I laugh about it, I actually do not like to half do stuff. I don’t have the kind of time to nominate the wonderful bloggers my heart desires to. This year is going to be very busy and so for these reasons, as of today 1/20/16, I have come to the decision to no longer participate in the beloved Blog Awards. It’s been a good run, but The PBS Blog is now officially Blog Award Free.

Don’t Leave yet!

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I am still accepting your Blog Award Nominations! I just won’t be participating in the practice of nominating, posting, etc. If you want to nominate The PBS Blog for an award you still can. I will publish it under my “PBS Blog Awards” tab. Please check the page and if you have nominated me for an award that is not there, please give me a heads up and I will post it.

Free Editable Author Media Kit!

You may remember the article I re-blogged from fellow blogger Colleen of Silver Threading when she spoke about the importance of an Author Media Kit. And so yall know I’m always looking for free resources right? I was looking for something completely off this subject and discovered this website filled with tons of information for authors and you won’t believe what I found. That’s right, a free editable author media kit. Of course, not everything that says free truly is free so I checked it out and guess what, it’s FREE!

Just visit this website, and follow these directions:

Free Book Stuff > Free Editable Author Media Kit

Put your email address in and they will send you a free editable word template. Download the zip file and save it to your PC / Mac. (When you open it click “Enable Editing” to replace the information and pictures with your own) I would suggest creating a hard-copy Author Media Kit portfolio. Go to Wal-Mart or the dollar store and purchase a nice thick binder. Edit your free kit and print it out. If you could, get a professional author photo taken sometime in the future and add it to your portfolio.

Do we have time for a story? We do. Briefly, this discovery reminded me of women and nice clothes. I know, but hear me out. I always find it exciting that when I ask other women where they got their shoes or how they decorated their home, their answer tends to include bargain stores. Beautiful homes and lovely attire pieced together between Wal-Mart and the Goodwill. Bedroom sets and living room sets that look like they cost a fortune that somebody got from a garage sale. The moral of the story is that professionalism does not have to cost a lot of money. There are tons of free or extremely inexpensive resources available to help us to increase our professional image in just about every area.

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So anyway, class dismissed. I’m going to get started on my free author media kit.

Book Release Trivia Day! Post #5 *FOLLOW-UP*

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OK, so its been about two hours since our last game and no one answered the question, no worries! I’m going to push that one down the line for our Grand Slam. Here’s an easier one:

Stella’s life takes place during many historical events, one of which being the depression. Although the United States had experienced several depressions before the stock market crash on October 27, 1929, none had been as severe. How long did this Great Depression last?

a. 5 years

b. 20 years

c. 10 years

d. None of the Above

This is for a Free Paperback of the book people! Not an eBook! A hard-copy! And if your nice, I’ll sign it. You have to be nice though. First 3 answers win. Hurry!

Free Barnes & Noble eGift Card

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Sample B&N e-Gift Card Only *Prize is not $100*

Yes! The November Freebie is officially announced! If you’ve read our “Contest” tab (yea, that cool tab right there at the top of the page between Contest & Meet the Cast), then you know that every now and again The PBS blog has a monthly drawing between it’s members, both those who are followers of our blog as well as those who Like our Facebook Page. Every so often, we randomly select two of our supporters for a chance to win a FREE gift! This Month, November, we are choosing ONE blogger and ONE Facebook Liker (since technically not all of our supporters are bloggers).

Each winner will receive a FREE $10 Barnes and Nobles Gift Card sent to their e-mail address. I know I know, not much huh? Wrong! If you know what you’re doing, you can buy tons of used books at very low prices if you know where to look. I once bought 5-6 books for less than $20 at B&N, you just gotta know how to bargain, know what I mean?

Requirements: None!

All you have to do is be a Supporter of PBS and you are automatically entered into our occasional monthly drawings.

We will be announcing this month’s winners real soon so watch your e-mails closely, you may just see your name!

Winners will be picked sometime before the end of this week. Will it be YOU?