Follow Friday, A Birthday Bash Giveaway, and Thesis Awesome

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This Week’s Follow Friday…

Smaller than usual. I didn’t get around as much and had two guest posts on BCB, so I was able to take two days off from commenting and such. Because of that, I didn’t get to read as much as I would have liked! A smaller list, however, is easier to get around!


Follow Friday: 15 Chances to Get Around and Some Bonuses

Weekly list of posts from bloggers I interact with here on the blog, on Twitter (@bizchickblogs), or at WeBlogBetter or TechnShare.

Bonus 1SweetsFoods Awesome Weekly (@sweetsfoods)

Best Of…

Life Outside of Blogging

Blogging Tips & Tools

Social Media & Promotion

Search Engines & SEO

Bonus 2: Stuff You Might Have Missed Here on BCB or at Webbed Ink

Birthday Bash Giveaway

WeBlogBetter is turning 1 year old! In celebration of this, Kiesha has put together a great giveaway contest. Several prizes will be awarded, and you can win up to $90 cash just by writing about the birthday giveaway. There are other ways to win, and you can read about them here.

Sponsors include: BizChickBlogs (of course), Basic Blog Tips, Estava Morioka, FamousBloggers, SmartBloggerz, BlogEngage, Virgin Blogger Notes, Evelyn Parham, Madden Corner, Cronista SEO Writer, TechnShare, and GoGadgetGiveaway.


If you have Thesis theme, either on just one site or several, and you have no idea what to do with it in terms of design, you’re in luck. My friend Hesham over at FamousBloggers (you are probably very familiar with it!) developed a special membership club called ThesisAwesome, and members there have access to high-quality, premium Thesis skins. All you do is upload these skins to your Thesis installation following the instructions, and you will have professionally-designed themes, and all you will need to do is tweak theme here and there and they will be all yours.

Join now, because the membership right now is only $29.99 for the year, and that will only last until October 25 when it goes up to $39.99. ThesisAwesome also has an excellent affiliate program!

Next Week’s List

Want to be part of next week’s list? It’s easy! Just start commenting here on the blog, or sharing things with me on Twitter (@bizchickblogs), or (new) share a link to your post on the wall at Everyone is welcome, no matter the niche. Remember to post something each week! I like to include posts that have been published this same week, so this is an incentive to keep blogging!

Image: Snapshot of Social Mouths, Francisco Rosales

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

John Garrett September 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Tia, you rock! Thanks for including me in the Follow Friday post! I’m trying to live up to your example, it’s a tough act to follow! 🙂

Alex Dumitru September 25, 2010 at 7:31 am

You’ve wrote a really good post there. I’m glad Tia linked to you 🙂

Sherryl Perry September 24, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Tia, Thanks so much for including me in your Follow Friday! I’m honored to be included. This will keep me busy for a while checking out the other blogs here. I’ll definitely check out Kiesha’s contest too.

Henway September 24, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Thanks for the wonderful Friday links, I’m looking forward to the 1-year giveaway.

Gera @ SweetsFoods Blog September 24, 2010 at 9:47 am

Tia you’ve only 1 week, you can’t be everywhere all the time (my problem lately too).
Small but a juice repertoire, that I’ll eat it in next days 🙂

Many thanks for including my weekly roundup!

Cheers and excellent weekend for you,


Justin Germino September 24, 2010 at 9:39 am

I am signed up for Kiesha’s contest, and I will have to check out ThesisAwesome, I still haven’t decided if I am going to purchase the Thesis or Genesis theme but may want to affiliate it.

Devesh@Make Money Blogging September 24, 2010 at 9:12 am

Hey Tia,

Another awesome roundup. I love the jean’s article “7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Let Awesome Blogs Keep You From Achieving Stardom” She always come up with awesome articles.


Jean Sarauer September 24, 2010 at 8:56 am

Thanks for including Carolina’s great guest post with these other stellar links. And I’m glad to hear you took a couple of days off too!

Tia Peterson September 24, 2010 at 8:58 am

Hey Jean,

You’re welcome! And yes, it was sooo nice to take a break for a little bit. 🙂

Steve@Lifestyle Design September 24, 2010 at 11:17 am

Looks to be some awesome links. Thanks for sharing.

I must have been pretty bad about getting around this week. The majority of these I haven’t seen yet. I have some catching up to do.

Alice September 24, 2010 at 11:00 am

I enjoy reading your suggestions. I even follow some of the same circles you do. I read socialmouth and read writeweb on a regular basis. Between all of these great sites, I think that I have learned alot about what is good in order to make a little off the internet. I really think that is what all of us are doing now, trying to learn as much as we can to make our livings.

Patricia September 24, 2010 at 8:24 am

Thanks Tia for including me in your FollowFriday list. Wow, I just checked my blog and saw the link so came over before I get some sleep. It is late evening here in Perth so time for bed. Was a nice surprise and very unexpected.
Patricia Perth Australia

Tia Peterson September 24, 2010 at 8:59 am

You’re welcome, Patricia! You’ve been a great part of this blog lately. And I’m sorry I haven’t gotten to your blog as often as I’d like; I love lavender, especially from Seattle! 🙂

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