Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Linky Love

Top Blog Mag is all about linky love; we link to you in return for great writing and a little advertising in your side bar and you link to us to gain more readers and greater exposure for your writing and your blog.

Without linky love, non of this is going to work.

So, in order to kick things off a bit now that we are getting under way, we propose a challenge.

The person who can send us the most unique hits between now and the first issue coming out on 19th March, will receive the converted title of 'Blog Of The Week' and get a week long thumbnail picture and text link advertisement in the 'Blog Of The Week' spot at the top of our sidebar.

Well, what are you waiting for? Get blogging and tell your readers about Top Blog Mag.


Wait a minute! Before you go, don't forget to vote for whether you would prefer a theme each week or not.


Preety said...

How do you measure I am sending visitors to you? :-)

Surviving Motherhood said...

Google analytics. It tells me how many hits, how many unique hits, where visits come from, what browser they were using and all sorts of other bits of useless information.

Preety said...
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Preety said...

OK Surviving Motherhood :-)

And whats the idea on the left sidebar about that says :

get your name here?

Thanks and lotsa linky love!

Surviving Motherhood said...

The idea is, as explained in our about section, that when people have a post published in this magazine they will get a permanent link in that list linked to all the articles that they have written for us. Those articles will be linked to their own blog. These articles are to be real posts and not advertisements for their blog, shop, etc. Each week we at TopBlogMag will pick the best 5 or 6 entries that week to publish.

If you are interested please read our about section and the submitting an entry section, the links are at the top of the left sidebar. Good luck, oh and the cut off for each week is 12 midnight GMT on Friday.

Featured Post and Blog of the Week

You Are Here

by Amie from

You did well in school to get into college. You tried to get by well enough in college to be attractive to an employer or graduate program, and along the way you may have opened your heart a time or two. Maybe you even found true love.

With a foot in the door, the first years of work were the time to
prove your mettle once again. Promotions, raises all with the goal to secure your future will allow you to settle down, buy a house, travel, commit to a relationship, have kids or not. In what feels like a blink of an eye, your future is here.

And now what?

Read the full post...

Chance Favors Only Those Who Court Her

by Debbie from Missives from Suburbia

After a less-than-friendly divorce, I was on the market again. Seizing the opportunity, my friends scoured their address books and Palm Pilots for single men and set me up on blind date after blind date. My reaction to most of those dates was, "I call these people my FRIENDS?" One of my real friends suggested, and given how much I love the Internet, I gave it a go.

A couple months of e-dating passed by in a blink. It was fun, but so far nothing meaningful had hit my radar, and my match inventory was starting to run low. You see, "matches" you to people based on a list of your requirements, and I'd pretty much run through all my existing matches who didn't seem psycho or stoned, based on their profiles.

Then, one day, I got an email from a guy who was not a match by my standards...

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A Lost Opportunity

by John from Altjiranga Mitjina

Trying to break in as a writer in the comic book industry can be a bit like the one legged man in a butt kicking contest. Every step forward you make means you land on your butt after your kick forward. Comic books are a visual medium. An artist can bring a portfolio to an editor at a convention and said editor can sit there and look at it within minutes and decide if this artist is worthy of working on the newest issue of Stupendous Man or not. Trying being a hopeful writer handing over a script to this same editor at a busy comic convention. You’ll be lucky if the editor agrees to take the script and promise that they’ll look at it later. Most times the hopeful writer is told to send for their submission guidelines and mail in their proposal.

The best way for a writer is to find an aspiring artist and hook up...

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Jesus Toothpaste!

by Karen Rayne from Adolescent Sexuality Today with Karen Rayne, Ph.D.

This weekend I went out of town, leaving my family to fend for themselves. On Saturday, my darling husband took my two darling daughters – 6 and 3 years old – to what he heard was a fun new toy store in town. Great, right?

They walk in the door, and the 6-year-old pipes up with “Look, Daddy! Jesus toothpaste!” He takes one look, puts one hand on each girl’s shoulder, and does a 180 out of the store. It may be a fun new toy store, but it’s intended clientele does not include the under-13 set.

When I got home on Sunday, the first thing the 6-year-old says to me was, “Guess what! We saw Jesus toothpaste!” I blinked, figuring I hadn’t heard her correctly. Regrettably, I had...

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A biker, a green thumb, a cracked hand, and a Queen.

by Megan from Velveteen Mind, originally guest posted at Queen of Spain

A random biker on a Harley-Davidson took my picture last week. What I wanted to do was take his picture, but I hesitated. Now, instead of a photo of some random biker holding an i am bumper sticker, all I have is a lame photo of me holding the bumper sticker and the mental picture of him riding off into the sunset, never to be seen again.

Okay, it wasn’t as romantic or dramatic as that. It was nine in the morning and there was no sunset.

This is not the first time that I have hesitated to seize an opportunity. I don’t expect it will be the last. However, I hope with each lost chance for something intriguing, I will lose a shade of that hesitation for next time...

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