Friday, April 17, 2015

Celebrate: Spam a LOT & Freebies

This week I'm celebrating learning to swim with the fishes on Twitter.  I'm not as intimidated as I was last week.  After all, there's no real reason to worry about posting something dumb or messing up a re-tweet.  It's not brain surgery.  Everyone will live through it.  And I've gotten over 600 followers so far.  Yay me!

On the bad side, I've gotten a lot of followers for the Celebrate Hop this week, too -- but not real followers.  They're horrible spammers who've been posting 30-50 links a day in the Linky.  All to dirty pages in Vietnam and Indonesia. I have to go every day to the master Linky list and delete them -- but more pop up the following day.

BEWARE - The last true Celebrate link is #57 "Carole Ann Carr." If there are links after that - they are fake names and will take you to places you don't want to go.  Sorry about this.  There's no way to block who signs up on the Linky.  I just have to keep deleting and hope they eventually get tired of posting. 

Ever have a problem with Spammers on your blog or email?  It should really be a punishable crime, right?

My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Katie @ TheCyborgMom

Celebrate The Small Things Sign-Up Linky:

Grab the Linky html-code here:

 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is put your name on the linky list on Lexa's Blog, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit)

Foxy's Friday Freebies!

Foxy has been nosing around the net
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Fridays Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors

Here are Foxy's suggestions for April 17, 2015:

Free Boxed-Set of 4 MG Steampunk Novels – Win 1 of 5 boxed sets of 4 Steampunk MG novels The Yellow Hoods Series by Adam Dreese via rafflecopter on Mythical Book blog. (ends April 30)

Free YA Native American Fantasy Novel – Win a signed copy of Wind Catcher by Jeff and Erynn Altabef via rafflecopter on Juniper Grove Solutions blog (ends April 27)

Free YA Science-Fiction eBook – Win The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolan via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends May 5)

Free YA Fantasy eBook – Win 1 of 5 copies of The Weight of a Wing by Ioana Visan via rafflecopter on Mythical Book blog (ends April 25)

For Foxy's other Freebies, go to the Freebie page.

If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here!  Write to: laura.6eg(at)
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