Wednesday, November 16, 2011

get a FREE style board!!

During a post last week I told you about my friend, Jeanne, author of the blog The Common Sense Mama, who was giving away a free Its Becker Style style board in honor of the weight loss goal she set for herself and conquered. In order to be eligible for it, you could do one of six (or six of six) things. Two of the ways to enter were to follow my blog or follow her blog. (You can also leave a comment on her blog, follow our twitter accounts, etc)

But when I noticed that none of "my peeps" had followed her blog or had signed up to be a follower of mine (there are several hundred of you who read my blog daily-wowza, btw!- but only 28 who "follow") I wondered why that was. It could be that most people just don't want a style board! Or it could be that people don't really know what "following" a blog means/involves. So let me explain.

What is Following?

If you have a favorite blog and want to let the author and readers know that you are a fan... you can do that by "following" their blog.

It is a nice way to say we "support" you and what you have to say!

You do not need to have a blog to follow one. So following isn't just for bloggers, it's also designed to make it easier for readers to keep tabs on their favorite blogs.

Also, you can choose to follow publicly or privately.

So select how you'd like to follow the blog, then click the "Join this site" button.

Or the "Subscribe" button,

You can also "Follow by email" and each new post will be sent to your email so that you don't have to worry about clicking in- you can just read each new entry when you check your email.

It is that simple, you are now a follower of the blog! If you elected to follow the blog publicly, your profile picture will be displayed on the blog with a link to your Blogger profile.

That's it :). Just a little fyi !

If you have a number of blogs you enjoy, go follow will mean a lot to those writing them, a good way to send support their way.

So here is a link to the article that Jeanne wrote, explaining why she's giving away a style board, made by yours truly. And if you don't know what a style board is, you can either click here or go to the tab at the top of my blog that says "Samples of Work." If you're interested, we'd love to have you enter to win one. Because I'd love the opportunity to make a style board for someone who would appreciate it, and she would like to bless someone in honor of her meeting her goal. Come join us! xoxo


  1. Weird, I thought I posted on here, but it's not showing up. Anyways, I followed her! :)

  2. I love your blog, Lauren! I follow your blog & on twitter. You bring smiles, laughs, and general happiness to the world. I hadn't really thought of the style board only because I'm not quite sure what it is... But I'll follow your lead to find out ;) anyway... Love the blog...

  3. Mols, I told her that you are following her (although I'm sure she sees that, too!) to make sure you are entered in the drawing. :)

    Brandi, thanks!!! You are such and encouragement to me. I have thought about your facebook message many times since you sent it and I continue to be blessed. Thanks for being a follower! And you're not sure what a style board is?? Maybe that's why so few of my people haven't entered! A style board is a collection of 10 "must have" items that I send you that is personally styled to your individual taste, body type, etc but I help those who have a hard time knowing what their style is or how to put different pieces together. Or who don't know how to best dress their body. :) Maybe I should explain that in a post...hmm..... anyway, there are examples on the "Samples of Work" tab of my blog!