Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Blogroll anyone? and a FREE magnet...

So, I have been toying around with the idea of starting a Pennies In My Pocket blogroll because I just love all fancy dancy blogrolls that others have made. I want in on that fun stuff. One can get lost in the blogsphere by hopping from one blog to the next by clicking on other's blogrolls. Hours of fun, I tell ya, hours! Also, a blogroll gets your site noticed by so many other blog surfers. My blog has grown leaps and bounds from being on blogrolls.

OK, so I'd love some feedback. Tell me what blogroll service/software you recommend. I'd love to have one that adds the most currently updated blog to the top of the list like Frugal Hacks has. Not quite sure how to do that. Frugal Hacks has brought me so many visitors...it's one blogroll that works for me.


So many of you sport my lovely little button (located on the right sidebar if you want to snag it...hehehe) posted on your oh-so-lovely blogs and websites. Have I told you lately how much I love you for that? Well, if not...love ya love ya love ya!

I'm thinking in order to get added to the blogroll you'd have to have my cute little button on your blog or a link to me. Sounds pretty fair, huh? I would love to sport a link to all my reader's blogs as a thank you...because you are all the best, ya know. Everyone else should know about ya, too! ;-)

Let me know any other thoughts you may have on it. Is it a good idea? Is it lame? Any other suggestions? You can either leave a comment on this post or email me....and you'll get something for it....

To thank you for your input, the FIRST 40 PEOPLE to either leave a comment or email me their ideas, thoughts, suggestions will receive a FREE Pennies In My Pocket magnet shown above...because it's time to retire the pizza magnet from college. All you have to do is include a way for me to reach you (either through your blog or email) so that I can contact you to get your address. I also have business cards for anyone who would like some. Just tell me how many you would like. Wendy had suggested I get cards because she's tired of writing my web address down for all her friends! Great idea, Wendy!

All this talk of 'rolls' makes me crave Sushi rolls. Hmmm I'm hungry now. ;-)

Head over to Rocks in My Dryer for other Works for Me Wednesday posts...

UPDATE: All the magnets have a home now. I'll order more later so if you want one, email me and I'll mail you one when they come in. :)

32 comments:

Little Piddles said...

I think that's a great idea. I already have you on my blog:) A few business cards would be great too. I'm all about spreading the bloggy love...lol!

lcooper said...

I think it's a great idea. I love to visit blogs.

Oh and I want a magnet! Funny thing is, I have 2 pizza magnets from my university days. I also want at least 10-20 business cards. I'm like Wendy, my hand is tired of writing out your web address. I tell everyone about you. You've saved us all so much money.

Emailing you now...

Gina Paluch said...

Great idea! When you mentioned business cards I instantly thought of my friends in my Mom's Club...they love a great deal!

Mommy Doodles said...

Hi! (I am coming over from "Because mom says so" post)

i looks like Frugal Hacks using the online service Blogroll (blogrolling.com)
That is the one i use too, its so easy to use. Its also available online, not software driven. the free service is just fine for me, but you have more options with the pay service.

great site, can't wait to dig through your posts and blogroll you!!

Melanie

kristacolvin said...

Would love to link up with you! In fact I specifically came to your site just now to create a post on my site!

Being a bit new + feeling a tad dorky about this question though... how do I place your fabulously adorable logo on my site? I'm going to tinker a bit, but I'm sure you could give the skinny in less than 2 seconds!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Krista - All you have to do is highlight the code in the box below the button then paste it in your post. To put it on your sidebar is a little different, but I'm not sure if you use blogger or not. Email me and I'll help you out. I don't have a link to your blog or your email address so I hope you come back to read this comment. My email address is posted on the top right of my blog or you can click on 'contact me'.

Oh and don't feel dorky...we've all been new at blogging! Just glad you're in the blogsphere now!! Thank you for creating a post about me...that's so kind of ya! :)
~melody~

Christine said...

I LoVE blog rolls - and sushi rolls! I already have your button on my sidebar, but of course, you already knew that!

Angie said...

I use blogrolling.com for my personal blog roll on my site, as well as for something for Etsy and my Catholic Mothers Online blog roll.

L.A. Mama said...

I would love to be on your blogroll!!! Your link is already on my blog :) Look under the section "L.A. Mama Reads These Blogs"! So count me in!

Sarah said...

I just found you via WFMW. Very fun site, I'll be back!

Rhonda said...

Oh, oh, ohhhh... I am so going to leave a comment. Especially with a magnet prize. LOVE the blog of course... as I "blogged" about you on http://www.becausemomsaidso.blogspot.com

Ha, you all ready know that, and hopefully you found it positive for your "exposure!"

cheaperthencheap said...

I love blog rolls and participate in one big for my Cheaper then Cheap blog, i am a Frugal Hacker.It is not a service.

www.cheaperthencheap.wordpress.com

Lady Why said...

I think that's a wonderful idea!! I love Frugal Hacks too... and I'd love a magnet!

Thank you!!

WORKING MOM said...

Great Idea, but I am totally clueless on the blog roll know hows. Do it! Do it!

MELODRAMA MAMA said...

I am techno-unsavvy so I don't know much about blog rolls, but I think it's a great idea!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Very cool! I'm adding your button to my sidebar... I don't know much about the blogrolling options either, but love the idea! :)

Marla Taviano said...

I'll take a magnet! And 10 cards please.

mtaviano@taviano.com

The Wade's said...

Sounds great!! I love blogrolls!!! I'm adding you to my list. Thanks!

Vidhya said...

Hey there! I came over from WFMW........really cool site.........I've bookmarked u n will defenitely be back!!!!

Vidhya

Vidhya said...

I forgot to add my email

vidhyarp@gmail.com

Smellyann said...

Amm I too late for a magnet?? I still have the college pizza one! Haha. I don't even know what a blogroll IS yet, but I'm going to check out blogrolling.com to see. And I'm going to add your button to my page right now! :)

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Thank you all for the comments ... keep 'em coming...there are still some magnets left! I'll be contacting all of you who have left a way for me to reach you. I'll get your addresses and then send out the magnets and cards once I gather all the info I need. :)

~melody~

CC said...

Honestly I'm here to hear what you have to say since I'm new to all of this. I think I am on the Frugal Hack list (since I added their button), but I've never actually seen my name show up there so I really don't know! thanks for helping me think about it and I'd love more helpful tips! I'd love to be on some blogrolls :)

suchsimplepleasures said...

i have no clue how to make a blogroll. i just put everyones link on the side of my blog. but, i'm not good at updating it...i suck, actually!! so...i'm useless in the advice department, when it comes to ANYTHING on the computer.
xo

Pennies In My Pocket said...

FYI for everyone ... my email server is down right now. If you DO want a magnet, go ahead and email me your mailing info. It will save me a step of contacting you when it comes back up. I have already contacted several of you for mailing info.

Thanks!!!

~melody~

Jessica said...

I am not sure how to do this, but I think that I have it sort of... I think it is a fine idea. I will be updating my blogs you should see list in the next few days and will be adding you to mine via direct link! Hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by!

After a cup of coffee said...

I don't know where to find it, but I love the ones that just show a random selection of your blogroll. I always feel pressured to include absolutely everyone who might ever or has ever read my blog, and if only some of the blogs showed, I don't think I'd be as nervous about offending people who aren't on it!

MamaGeek said...

I use blogrolling to - that way you can see when people update it and can sort how you want.

Also, if you use Google Reader you can create a public blogroll right via that as well!

You're already on my blogroll. OF COURSE. :)

tommie said...

I use Bloglines instead of Blogrolling.....but it gets me to the sites I want .....!! so it works for me!

Praise and Coffee said...

Hey girl!
I was just stopping by to say that I am going to be highlighting your blog on my Friday Fluff post tomorrow.
Not that you are fluff or fluffy for that matter, I just think people should know about this way cool site that I don't get too near as often as I'd like to!!!

Love,
Sue

Amy said...

I love you. That's all!

No suggestions, just thought you should know you rock :)

tina said...

this is great idea but how will you send us this magnet
any address you have or something
?
Anyways, like this site
send me the magnet
thanks