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Tonights show is going to deliver some of the very best Internet news for this upcoming Wedding Season via Blogs and Social Networks πŸ™‚

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Here is a list of some of the sites we will be discussing tonight. Listen into our Wedding Blogs and Social Networks show for more πŸ™‚

We will be posting a few more (much bigger) posts on Wedding Social Networks and Blogs very soon!

For some very helpful Wedding MySpace Groups:

A Private Group for DJs, Planners, etc. 13,387 members (as of this post)

http://groups.myspace.com/weddingplannersandbrides

A Public Group of Brides to Be πŸ™‚ 7,577 members (as of this post)

http://groups.myspace.com/GreatWeddingNetwork

A Public Group by Professionals for Wedding Professionals. Brides are very welcome to join as well πŸ™‚

http://groups.myspace.com/weddingwhispers

Great Wedding Social Networks

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UberBrides.com: What is an uberBride?

“It’s the opposite of a Bridezilla. A bride with style, class, panache. One who spends months preparing for her wedding, but then when the day comes, relaxes into the moment, and enjoys her new husband, family and friends.”

With the three major sections to the UberBrides site, The Bride and Vendor Blogs; The Social Network; and the Main Section to connect the other two.

TheKnot.com A Social Network, Community, Registry, and Wedding Shop Loaded to the Max with Wedding Ideas, Thoughts, Colors, Tastes and More! Free to sign up Wedding Social Network and more πŸ™‚

Weddinic.com Socialize, Search, and Simplify your way to Wedding Day! Free to sign up Wedding Social Network and more πŸ™‚

WeddingWire.com For everything Wedding Day from Songs Lists, Photography,Β  Forums, Events, Vendors. Completely free to sign up for the Bride or Groom πŸ™‚

Some Outstanding Wedding Blog Sites

http://www.weddingblogawards.com/ A catalog of sorts as this blog owner has highlighted some outstanding Wedding Blog Sites!

Style Me Pretty has an incredible jaw dropper of a Wedding Blog! http://www.stylemepretty.com/

Loaded to the pixels, Best Wedding Blogs has it covered! http://www.bestweddingblogs.com/

More to post here later and definitely more on the show! CU There! Visit Wedding Blogs and Social Networks Part2

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress (TeenGirlsRadio) and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚

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{April 5, 2009}   Advertise MySpace News

Advertise.MySpace.com in Beta!!! More MySpace Excellence will Trump the newly “ahead” Facebook πŸ™‚ Check at the very bottom of your MySpace page or the login page holds the information as well!

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MySpace has pulled some more of it’s stoppers out and laid some more cards on the table with this one πŸ™‚ Promote your Music, Business, or Page with MyAds πŸ™‚

Create Your Ad – Target Your Audience – Choose Your Budget – Monitor Your Performance πŸ™‚ Definite Time to ReVisit MySpace if you have not been there lately!!!

Check out Toms blog for more! Take a minute to subscribe as it will get you the news right now πŸ™‚

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter Google me πŸ™‚



{April 5, 2009}   MySpace Captchas No More :)

Woooooot!!! To Tom and MySpace πŸ™‚

The Captchas can go if you wish them to and you have a mobile number!!! πŸ™‚

This is the greatest Blogs and Social Networks News EVER!!! MySpace has listened to the people and will not be surpassed by Facebook anymore πŸ™‚

I (for one, I am sure out of millions:) is super excited over the news πŸ™‚

This is the form you fill out: (under your account settings page)

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This will eliminate the captchas from your ISP, your personal computer, so if there are multiple users in your home, no worries!!! One cell phone, one number for texting, and no more captchas for all!!! Thank you MySpace! Thank You Tom πŸ™‚ You do rock!!!

Visit Toms MySpace blog for details!

Stephanie and Stevie Haile aka Wavecritter and Teen Girls Radio Google Us πŸ™‚



We found some of the best selections for Easter MySpace Layouts, Comments, and Graphics out there this year and wanted to share them πŸ™‚

A lot of these sites also have some awesome April Fool’s Day goodies as well πŸ™‚

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SparkleTags has a very good selection of Easter MySpace Comments and Graphics (19 pages!), from eggs, bunnies, sexy bunnies, and Easter Blessings.

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My Girly Space has a plethora of the coolest in Easter Graphics and MySpace Comments as well.

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You can also find a huge selection MySpace Easter Layouts at My Girly Space too!

Listen Into BlogsAndSocialNetworks.info The Easter Profile Fluff, Comments, and Graphics Show for even more ideas on decking out your Easter Profile πŸ™‚

Your Comment Codes has some very nice Easter Comments Bunnies, chicks, eggs, pastels!

HotLayouts2U has 30 plus pages of Easter Layouts for MySpace Classic and 2.0 MySpace Layouts. The Easter Valley MySpace Layout by Pumpkinhead67 is brilliant! Kudos πŸ™‚ HotLayouts2U also has Friendster Layouts, along with cursors, applications, and generators πŸ™‚

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WishAFriend (of course:), has bunny (both sexy and cartoon) Postcard MySpace Graphics and Comments (very cool ideas with the postcards) The Postcard HTML Comments also boast Peeps! Flowers, eggs, and some other various fluff for Easter πŸ™‚

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Myspace Graphics, Easter Graphics at WishAFriend.com

YesComments has only a few pages of Easter Comments, but they are very nice and well worth the trip over πŸ™‚ Funny, Fluffy and Pastel πŸ™‚

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MySpace Easter Comments

Dazzle Junction Came in My Top Spot for both April Fool’s Day Comments, Graphics, and Layouts and Easter Comments Graphics, and layouts! Woot to Dazzle Junction πŸ™‚ Complete with Eggs, Bunnies, Christian Comments.

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Satisfaction rolls out a Happy Easter Menu of Layouts, Comments, Graphics, Backgrounds, Flash Toys and Widgets!!!

Here is a new one (for us:) RedDragonDesigns.net with MySpace Comments, Layouts, and Easter Graphics!

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Also at ChristTags.com there is brilliant selection of Easter MySpace Comments, Graphics, and Design πŸ™‚

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Happy Easter and CU on Blogs and Social Networks πŸ™‚

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka TeenGirlsRadio and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚



Listening to your favorite music while surfing the net can be a real treat. Online Radio! For music lovers it way enhances the time spent at your computer. We recently did a show on this very topic at Blogs and Social Networks online radio called Online Radio πŸ™‚ Listen in for even more online radio ideas.

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Live365 and Jango – Find stations that play your favorites, not so much a “design your own” radio station, but a location search first. Live365 has an upgrade option for VIP membership but check it as a free member to see what you think of it. The navigator is very different from Jango and has less “fluff” and “bling” but more tabs. Both sites are easy to get around but each with a much different style. Jango comes complete with an embeddable Jukebox πŸ™‚

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BlogNut.net (for the social network) and BlogNutToolbar.com (to get your free toolbar!) – The fastest easiest place to listen into online radio is from your toolbar πŸ™‚ Blog Nut Toolbar is a free to download and use handy Internet tool complete with a radio! This online radio player let’s you listen in to online radio stations and even podcasts like BlogsAndSocialNetworks.info πŸ™‚ Set your own stations, find local stations for radio customization. Request sites that you want listed at Blog Nut Toolbar for an added bonus .. You Create … Blog Nuts Build πŸ™‚

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New.Music.Yahoo.com – With Video Playlists, over 150 radio stations, on any browser, and with Mac or PC. Yahoo music has it covered πŸ™‚

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Pandora – Type in your favorite artist and get your playlist:)

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Accuradio – Build your own channel! Having every type of music you could search for like Canadian Pop, English, French, Folk, Christian Pop, Rock, and many more genres to select from πŸ™‚

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Slacker.com – Create a Station, Upgrade to Radio Plus, and option to buy a portable player.

Don’t forget about your local stations πŸ™‚ Most have an online site to listen in, get info on songs, artists, local concerts and much more. We have K92FM and 97 Country WPCV for our local country stations. Visit them by clicking the pics πŸ™‚

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Blogs and Social Networks dot com, dot info, dot net, and dot org πŸ™‚

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka TeenGirlsRadio and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚



{March 28, 2009}   Health Social Networks

Health social networks are not extremely numerous, but are very helpful for those seeking to gain knowledge that their doctor may not be able to offer. Either time constraints or even lack of the newest information sometimes prevents your doctor from being able to fill you in on the details πŸ™‚

Health social networks do wonders to help inform and has an added bonus of actually interacting with others who are dealing with the same health challenges or who have already gone through it.


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Checking out a health social network in the waiting period of a test or just to find out more is such a blessing in this age of the Internet. Searching for specifics is often difficult. The time taken while sorting through the masses of results given when trying to locate helpful sites on, for instance, cancer, can be overwhelming. Going to a interactive social networking site focused health and wellness issues generally will gain far greater and more case specific search results.

While doing searches for these health related social networks, I noticed that they were actually few and far between with most being forum style set ups. These are useful as they allow interaction, but are also a bit limited and sometimes difficult to sort through a 1000 plus thread post topic. Which member of the forum posted the best information and will we then need to read through all 1000 plus posts to find our answer?

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There were only a few health social networks that really stood out. One being Trusera. A recent event has left them in need of partners, but they will be alive and well until at least late April, 2009. Trusera is a true health related, topic oriented, information filled social network. Interacting with like members who are either going through or have been where others are now in their health challenges. Remaining anonymous is easy or you can choose to be as open as you wish while connecting in a social setting to find answers to your health questions or to offer up a health related experience of your own. Getting practical answers and insight from others just like yourself during stressful times is calming.

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The power of having been there is incredible to someone who is currently “going through” a health related situation. The site for breast cancer that I found is a forum based interaction site to gain knowledge of side effects, get answers to your testing questions, treatment choices, and research information related specifically to breast cancer issues. BreastCancer.org comes complete with support and community connections.

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WebMD is probably the most well known social type health network for not only finding and connecting with other people like you, but for the wealth of health related information at their fingertips. From blogs to message boards to being able to ask the experts, this health stockpile has it all covered. Discover links to other health issue sites, meet a multitude of individuals from all over the Internet, and get a peace of mind that only detailed knowledge can bring. WebMD has headline news, polls, a pill identifier, locate a doctor or hospital in your area, or browse through the health centers topic list to find the answers you are looking for.

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Google Health, while not exactly a health social network is an outstanding resource for communicating your total health information to your newest doctor or at an emergency room visit to keep the physician aware of what treatments you are getting or have received in the past. This awareness is paramount especially if you are taking medication. Google Health allows it’s users to input securely their medical information from every individual hospital, doctor, or medical center, keeping all in one place to ensure the whole of it all gets to the eyes of each health care provider you encounter. A system like this absolutely will stop medication conflicts if filled in correctly and could head off problems before they can begin. Google Health puts you in charge of your health information safely, securely, and best of all it is free.

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Locating other health social networks, forums, and information is easy when you know which search engine to use. Google has topic specific search engines as a starting point, but I found MedStory. A health information search engine currently in Beta testing. If you need more avenues than mentioned here, check into MedStory for more.

Listen into our Blogs and Social Networks show Health Social Networks for more πŸ™‚

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter



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Late or very, very early? Sorry guys, got this stuck in the wash LOL πŸ™‚ I thought we had posted these incredible HTML Graphic, Comment, Layout, and Fun sites for you.Β Β  We found the best selections of St. Patrick’s Day Coolness πŸ™‚

Wish A Friend – Always is my first stop for graphics πŸ™‚ They have an incredible selection ofΒ  St. Patrick’s Day Fun here. A very good selection of rainbows, leprechauns, and gold pots πŸ™‚

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Myspace Graphics, St. Patrick’s Day Graphics at WishAFriend.com

Cool Holiday Graphics – With their contact tables, backgrounds, layouts, falling objects, and online now icons, St. Patrick’s Day Profile Fluff couldn’t be easier to create πŸ™‚



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St. Patricks Day Animations

My Girly Space – Stevie’s all time favorite (or a real close #2:), 16 pages of St. Patrick’s Day Layouts , Checking out the MyGirlySpace news on the home page keeps you up to date with the latest graphics and more! Find St. Patrick’s Day Animated Graphics, Banners, Icons, Mini Banners, Dividers, Non-Animated Graphics, and Posters πŸ™‚

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Myspace Layouts

MySpace Graphics and Animations – This site has some very funny St. Patrick’s Day Graphics!


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Animations provided by MySpaceGraphicsandAnimations.com

Complete with the extras like contact tables, MySpace Graphics and Animations is a great stop for St. Patrick’s Day Profile Fun πŸ™‚

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St Pattys Animations provided by MySpaceGraphicsandAnimations.com

Enjoy your profiles and color up your graphics and comments on MySpace and your other Blogs and Social Networks πŸ™‚

Listen into our Blogs and Social Networks Show on St. Patrick’s Day graphics and layouts and Health Social Networks for more πŸ™‚

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us



Updates at Live Journal:

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With the Photo Bucket integration, now you can access all your photos without leaving Live Journal πŸ™‚

“What’s In a Name?” section located on the home page at Live Journal is pretty cool. Ever thought you have the very worst username? Find recently discarded usernames here for your Journal πŸ™‚

Join in on the Global dialogue at Global Views to discuss news and current events with Journalists from LJ International Partner Newspapers.

The biggest new info at present at LJ is there piece on Internet Safety called keeping your Journal Safe. A must read as the virus weirdness keeps on coming.

With 19.2 million journals and communities created since 1999, there is always something new at Live Journal πŸ™‚

Facebook:

Everyone seems to be going Facebook crazy and they either like the updated “real time” streams or they do not πŸ™‚ The real time stream of posts from your friends and connections has arrived so take a minute to control your streams if it get’s to be to “Twitter-esque” for you by adjusting the filters to the left on your log in home page or visit http://Facebook.com/sitetour/homepage_tour.php which is the link also on your log in Facebook home page. You have more control than you would think with these newest updates. You can control what friend streams and info you will actually see on your home page.

Publishing your own updates has gotten super simple with this new Facebook. Prompting in applications for instance as you send “virtual gifts”Β  to your friends to then publish this message in not only your profile and home pages, but also your friends πŸ™‚

Keeping track of birthdays was always fairly easy at Facebook, but now the What’s Going On Today area on the right hand top of your home page keeps you in the know about the events and birthdays today!

What this new streaming actually does is electrify the Google meter over at Facebook. With so many streams of so much of what’s going on, constantly publishing, it is very like merging Twitter, Facebook, Internet Gaming, with linkage and feeds from Blogs, Digg, the whole “All Roads Lead to Rome” theory … well, now, All Roads Lead to and From Facebook which then energizes the Google Ratings because of the amount of visible traffic (posting, publishing, sending of application invites, news, blog posts, feeds, etc.) Facebook has “Lit Up” the Internet sky when they switched on this newness πŸ™‚

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Vox:

Vox’s built in editor allows you to easily combine words, images, video and audio all in one little box to create brilliant posts every time. While the newness on Vox primarily is the tweaking of the old, they have quite the expert handle on it all with interactivity galore. While Blogger and WordPress are standard Blog Platform sites, Vox takes this Blog Platform to a Social Network level. Interactivity, friending, groups, Vox Hunt Challenges, Team Vox News, and Questions of the Day to prompt you out of any writers block that you may have. Keeping up with the Vox Team is as easy as visiting the Team.Vox.com site πŸ™‚

Blogger News:

Straight from Buzz.Blogger.com comes news of the Plinky prompts to alleviate the craziness of Bloggers Block or more commonly refered to as writers block πŸ™‚ Plinky gives you a prompt to write (much like the Question of the Day over at Vox:) A question or challenge for you to answer and actually Share your Media on Facebook and Twitter!!!

Facebook your Blog at Blogger, WordPress and more, find out how here.

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WordPress:

P2 The New Prologue reinvents what it means to “Group Blog” with live notifications, comments in the home page, in-line editing (you never need to refresh and rarely need to visit your dashboard:). P2 is great for school projects, groups, as a class, etc. Check out the WordPress Blog for more on this new theme. “Just Another WordPress Blog”.

February brought a Live Journal import tool, threaded comments, and launched Buddy Press, a set of WordPress MU (multi-user) plugins that transforms a MU install into a social network platform. For newspapers, magazines, Universities, Blog Networks, and such πŸ™‚

Post to a later date of course is a feature at WordPress with statistics right now on your personal log in home page πŸ™‚

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Twitter:

Following the Twitter Blog is one of the best ways to stay on top of Twitter’s newest happenings “)

ExecTweets to find and follow Top Business Execs on Twitter!

The trends tab on Twitter gives you a heads up on what’s hot πŸ™‚ The topic trends going on over at Twitter, what everyone is Tweeting about πŸ™‚

The recent Twitter limits set alleviates robots and whales from going metal or overboard πŸ™‚ Check out these limits on the Twitter Support Page.

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Meez:

Meez users that have not yet checked out the new Carnival Gear arer missing out! Very cool new stuff though I haven’t had the heart to delete my leprechaun from St. Patrick’s Day πŸ™‚ I have purchased and saved to my closet some of the coolest newest gear πŸ™‚

Meez, Living the Virtual You, from Meez Nation chat rooms, new games, new gear, room creations,Β  and the connectivity with Facebook and MySpace and others via the coolest of widgets, Meez has something new every week!

Read Parts 1 and 2 at BlogsandSocialNetworks.com and BlogsandSocialNetworks.info for even more Blogs and Social Networks Updates πŸ™‚ Or Listen into our Blogs and Social Networks Online Radio Show on Updates at our favorite Blog Platform Sites and Social Networks πŸ™‚

Updates on My Yearbook and MySpace coming soon at Blogs and Social Networks on Blogger πŸ™‚

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚



We thought we would condense a bunch of our favorite Blogs and Social Networks sites Newest and Coolest Updates!

Every site changes, whether they add to or take away, the site managers hone, test, and challenge themselves into bettering their particular Blogs and Social Networks sites πŸ™‚

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Here are some of the newest changes we found on:

Google’s GMail:

Picasa, YouTube, Flicker, and Yelp previews of photos, videos, and reviews instead ofΒ  just links, directly in your email!

You’ve all heard the joke “You Can’t “Unsend” an Email?” Well guess again! Google has ursurped the impossible yet again with an option for giving yourself a grace period after clicking that send button πŸ™‚ Edit and resend.

GMail offline! Yes, use GMail even when you are not connected to the net πŸ™‚ and with Tasks Mobile you can take it all with you.

There are (at last look:) 42 current, crazy, lab experiment choices. Something for everyone to try.

Utterli:

The name is fairly new as they were originally Utterz but now Utterli. The same awesome podcasting social network!

The newer happenings at Utterli are a discontinue of the Free International Dial in numbers. Utterli is currently working on a solution at present but this feature has come to be too expensive.

A Desktop Application is now available on Ubuntu if you use the Ubuntu Amazon Services.

Group Calling and Video Processing have also been introduced this year.

Trusera:

Trusera is a brilliantly designed Health Social Network in need of partners. In our search for Haelth Social Networks, we found no real competion here with Trusera, so investors Take a Peek πŸ™‚ At present, what are the investor options? Here is an option πŸ™‚

YouTube:

YouTube in High Definition! Yes, watch your favorite videos in HD!

Try out Collaborative Annotations for your videos. YouTube launched annotations in June of 2008 where you can add text, blurbs, speech bubbles to your uploaded videos. Now, you can invite anyone you like to create speech bubbles, notes, and spotlights on your videos too πŸ™‚ Find this info on the home page of YouTube in the lower right hand Collaborative Annotations link (this takes you to YouTubes blog site:)

Be crowned “Best Dunker” with your presented video. YouTube Slam Dunk with a judging panel of NBA All Star and Olympic Gold Medalist Chris Bosh, Fab 5 Member and NBA Pro Jalen Rose, and the Worlds hottest dunk crew, Team Flight Brothers.

Watch video on Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 phones. While YouTube has been available for many mobile phones for over a year, you can check the newest additions at YouTubes Blog.

Check out the Recent Updates post 3/26/09 at YouTubes blog for more πŸ™‚

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Zimbio:

Named as one of the fastest growing sites by Nielsen πŸ™‚ The updates at Zimbio are really a shedding and spring cleaning of some features that took up more time and space really, and not as effective as the resources spent. Even the greatest of ideas get pruned for the honing of perfection πŸ™‚ Check out the updates list for Zimbio by visiting their Company Wiki.

More Updates on the Way! Or Listen Into Our Blogs and Social Networks Updates Show For Even More πŸ™‚

Check Blogheiress Blogs and Social Networks for more πŸ™‚

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter Google Me πŸ™‚



Thought we would set out some choices for very cool MySpace Layouts, Graphics, and Comments Pages for you all real quick πŸ™‚ Some of the sites that we know and love πŸ™‚ Listing the pros and some cons.

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SparkleTags A great site for MySpace Graphics, Comments, and Layout Choices

Wish A Friend : All Inclusive Great Site! Find a Little of This and a Little of That Here. A Quick Way to Add a Comment πŸ™‚

Pyzam : Very “WoW” Layout choices for Blogger!

All 4 MySpace : Loaded with bright colorful fun graphics and comments!

Top Bun : Very intricate designs, nice!

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Free Code Source : Cute!

Dazzle Junction : Great Comment Site!

Satisfaction : Very Nice but a bit “link happy” πŸ™‚

MS Nerds Layouts : Good Content but Little Choice

MySpace is Ugly : Very Cool Girly Graphics (ie. Hello Kitty)

My Hot Comments : Stevies Top 2 Pick

My Girly Space Stevies Top Pick

We have many more MySpace comment, layout, and Graphic sites but these are a few to “mix it up” a bit πŸ™‚

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Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚



We wanted to venture into the realm of “In The News” Blogs and Social Networks. Actually a difficult subject to search on the net. What you get with searching for Blogs and Social Networks that contain “News” are which Blog platforms or Social Networks Are In The News πŸ™‚

Many Blogs and Social Networks that we came across were mostly “Second Hand News” but, in reality, if you aren’t On The Sceen reporting as it happens, all news is somewhat that πŸ™‚

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For the best in “Weather News”, we found Weather.Fox.com for all you land based weather junkies out there (like me :), If you are a boater, maybe not (this is NOAA :), but for land based dwellers who want to meet and greet other weather buffs, this is the place πŸ™‚ Upload photos, videos, create blogs, visit the forum, and make friends. Coolies to Fox for creating a Weather News Social Network where you can get your extended forecast, favorite blog posts, set a featured weather photo, get weather questions answered on Tropical Weather, Storm Chasing, Climate Change, Weather Around the World, Read Weather stories or post your own! Complete with a Meebo Chat! Getting News and views from Meteorologists, seasoned Weather Announcers, Bloggers, and Regular Joes πŸ™‚

A different “take” on a News site is AvatarsUnited.com πŸ™‚ A site for your Gaming Avatar (from the perspective of the Avatar, not your personal perspective πŸ™‚ so, if you want the skinny on what Avatars are doing in game, check it out πŸ™‚

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How about some sites for Real Headline News πŸ™‚ USA Todays Community Connecting Readers to Reporting (easy to set up a profile here and free), is a very fast site for both navigation and uploading photos or profile adjustments. Hop right over to the main USA Today page to comment on or recommend an article and one click away to the Blogs area! They make it easy to add favorites Blog Titles to your home page and widgets πŸ™‚ The most popular headline widget is nice! USA Today also offers a “Green News” widget for climate and weather headlines, both of which I put I placed on the front page of my new site for news InTheNews.Wetpaint.com, a place to “See” the Headline News at a glance using the very coolest of widgets, so you know which News is what you want to read πŸ™‚ If you need a dose of or want to scan the headlines, stop by πŸ™‚ Links to all the main In The News sites πŸ™‚

USA Today Community also offers free to use widgets for Finance, Celeb Watch with Will Keck, USA Today Sports Headlines, Politics, Pop Candy with Whitney Matheson for the latest News and Trends in Music, TV, Books, Video, Movies, Celebrity Interviews and finding the best sites. There’s Today in the Sky with Ben Mutzabaugh for airline news and Top Travel Stories, so, an incredible selection of In The News widgets for your Blogs and Social Networks at USA Today Community πŸ™‚ These widgets work with PageFlakes, iGoogle, Facebook, TypePad, NetVibe, Blogger, MySpace, and sites like InTheNews.wetpaint.com πŸ™‚

My main motivation for creating this blog style social network In The News viewing site was because it was so difficult to find social networks that were for people who wanted differing News stories from different broadcasters all in one glance πŸ™‚ I find it nice to have all the Headlines in one spot, then be able to click to view the stories I want to read more of. Spending time actually reading instead of searching πŸ™‚

While Mashable.com is not a social network (well, not yet anyway) the following for this blog is huge because people want to know the Technology News, Internet News, and ideas over at Mashable πŸ™‚

Internet.com is the network for Technology proffessionals with newsletters, products, and special offers is something for techies to see! Applications and Internet Development, Job Functions and Occupations, Information Technology, Linux News, E Commerce Guides, WeboPedia Daily, Database Journal, Server Watch, Hardware Central, Sharky Extreme, BlackBerry Today,Β  and Wifi Planet are just a few of the newsletters and special offers you have a choice of when you sign up with Internet.com.

For an intense listing of Sports Social Networks check out JasonFPeck.com, he has quite the list of Sports Social Networks and seems to know much more about Sports than Stevie and I πŸ™‚ Sports Social Media at Take A Peck! Great site Jason πŸ™‚

Another awesome News for Gamers Based Social Network (especially for Spore lovers) is SporeIllustrated.wetpaint.com πŸ™‚

For Celebrity News check out TwilightMovie.org or JamesBondWiki.com

Having Fun with In The News Social Networks and Blogs is much better than just getting your news any old place, it lets you interact with other friends who are Diggin’ The News too! Talk soon,

Listen into our In The News Blogs and Social Networks show for more on News Social Networks, Forums, and Blogs πŸ™‚

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚



Which social networks are a pro environment sorts of sites and Where do I go to find out more about Going Green and Saving The Planet?

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Check out ClubGreen.Ning.com for a start πŸ™‚ A Ning Social Network created by Gerhard Kaiser of Germany for the environmentally conscious! Share your ideas on How To Positively Effect the Planet! Network, Go Green, Share your business idea, tips from Hank Dunckel at RoRClubSave on Blog Talk Radio for energy efficicient vehicles and saving fuel, learn the European view on Global Awareness as well as many other Countries views across the glob as this site houses members from all over the World πŸ™‚

We will discuss some groups on some major social networks like Facebook and MySpace, Going Green online with groups, forums, blogs, and social networks πŸ™‚ Listen into our Blogs and Social Networks show on Go Green Environmentally Friendly Social Networks for some additional information πŸ™‚

OK, where do I find some cool Go Green type MySpace or Ning Comments, Layouts,Β  and Graphics?

Chromaluna.com for some great Earth Day Graphics

ZingerBug.com

CoolChaser.com πŸ™‚ Ten Stars!

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Glitterbrand.com for very eco-friendly Graphics. MySpace Our Planet environmental tips.

SpringWidgets.com for a cool countdown widget to Earth Day πŸ™‚

A Few extra sites of note (not for graphics, but great environmental sites in general)

There is MySpace.com/OurPlanet for some great information

and Disney.Go.Com/DisneyNature all we have to say is WOW!!!

Here is cool Widget from The Lil Green Patch Application at MySpace, Facebook, and My Yearbook ! Neat! Check it out (on the front page about half way down at ClubGreen.Ning.com πŸ™‚ I tried it here at WordPress and sadly, it doesn’t work in the post but will work on other blogs and social networks πŸ™‚ A screen capture will give a sneek peek though, complete with a link to the full selection of widgets πŸ™‚

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Part 2 of Environmentally Friendly Social Networks coming soon πŸ™‚

Blogs and Social Networks with Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Me πŸ™‚



{February 27, 2009}   Genealogy Social Networks

Genealogy is such a time intensive, exciting, historical adventure and it seems to be a very popular quest for families to find their history.

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We are listing some of the free to sign up and use Genealogy social networks, blogs, and other sites to help you in your Internet searchings to get your family tree filled up. Many of these sites also have an upgraded version, but always go free first, then if you just can’t live without the upgrades and you are sure this is the site for you, then consider it or jump right in πŸ™‚

Groups at MySpace and Facebook are also a place to network with and locate information or other lost cousins or people who know them. These groups have an abundance of link information as well to assure that you never run out of family “leads” or come to a dead end “)

Facebook has many Genealogy groups but one stood out (over 5,000 members) International Genealogy. With resource links for global searches to genetic research, making contacts, getting started (for the very new even :), Military and Religious records, Census information and much more. A definite useful resource for Family Histories. A tutorial group for beginners is listed here as well.

The group that stood out over at MySpace was called Genealogy. This group has a healthy forum for surnames and a list of good genealogy site links.

How about some great existing blog sites on Genealogy? We found Cyndis List of Genealogy Sites on the Net πŸ™‚ Cyndi has a major list of relevant sites to help you on your way through your families genealogy.

Where to go to find a great “Create My Family Tree” sort of site online? I began my journey at MyHeritage.com which is a free family tree maker site and is “medium” for me in the “happy navigation” meter but could rate higher for you as everyones “happy” is very different where navigating sites are concerned πŸ™‚

For example, I prefer Wetpaint sites over Ning (as a creator of these sorts of sites) but others prefer Ning over Wetpaint πŸ™‚ as far as navigating the construction and even navigating as a visitor. Speaking of the Wetpaint and Ning sites, we found a few very good examples of Genealogy networks that you could either join or for an example to start your own πŸ™‚

At Ning: GenMates

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Dead Fred Genealogy Photo Archive

At Wetpaint: HaileFamilyTree.Wetpaint.com

This is our family site (we just began construction, so a work in progress πŸ™‚

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Inc

The Bookworm Choctaw County Public Library

Keywords can be very important when creating a “public” site. You will open a highway for Genealogy historians like yourself to actually find You! instead of always being the one on the lookout, people will be able to seek you out given the right set of keywords for your sites. Choose a base 5 keywords first that you will always use on most every post, article, or photo. Use your Last Name, Full Name, the words Genealogy, Family Tree, and your region ie: Germany, USA, Virginia, Bolster County. Possible less work for you searching alone can turn into others seeking an finding you πŸ™‚

Visit BlogFinder.Genealogy.com to search for more Genealogy sites. When I used this, I did not get any sites, but when I switched to searching for posts by clicking the post button, I found quite a few on the last name Haile πŸ™‚

Interment.net isΒ  The Cemetery Blog a Free Online Library of burial records from thousands of cemeteries across the World for historical and Genealogy research, thanks to Steve Johnson and Maggie Rail. We have the Worlds cemeteries at our fingertips here.

Many more sites for Genealogy enthusiasts coming in our next post right here at BlogsAndSocialNetworks.com πŸ™‚

Listen into Blogs and Social Networks Genealogy Social Networks Show for more πŸ™‚

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚



I found a few recent studies in my travels around the net on statistics for Bloggers πŸ™‚ Of course, not all the same types of people blog but statistically bloggers are largely male πŸ™‚ and it seems that more than half have an income of over $75,000 annually. 42% of bloggers today have attended graduate school πŸ™‚

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More than half of bloggers out there now are currently on their (at least) second blog site, blog, or platform.Β  (I am as well), but more than half have been blogging for two or more years too (like me ).

I find these statistics interesting but they will soon change as the blogging explosion has arrived and is growing in numbers by the minute.

One of the largest categories of Blog Types is really the Topic Type blog. I think mainly because this subject encompasses such a large arena. Bloggers who are into History could Topic Blog about Historians, Americans, Europe, The Romans, Greeks, or Isreals History. I have compiled a list of sorts of ideas for Blog Titles and Topic Types:

“The Inner Workings of Techno”

Tables and Chairs”

The Science of Sociology” (Astronomy, Physics, etc.)

“Egypt and It’s Tombs”

“How Does It Work?”

“Things That Are Round”

“Writing Utensils”

“Types of Blogs”

“Felines and Their Ways”

“Microbes”

“Berries” Check Out BerryH2o.blogspot.com for one on this πŸ™‚

“The Blues”

Write your passion. Write what you love, find interesting, or for that matter what you want to learn more about πŸ™‚ This could be a topic blog on your adventures into learning something that you would like to know. This is how blogging started for me. I needed more information on a certain topic and wanted a “holding area” to keep everything I learned as it is often difficult to find “saved” bookmarks in your own files if they are a bit crowded LOL πŸ™‚ Wetpaint Wikis are an awesome holding type topic blog site as is WordPress here.

Enjoy your blogging πŸ™‚

Listen into Blogs and Social Networks Online Radio for more πŸ™‚

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚



Tonight’s show will be all about Genealogy. Where to go to look for families, groups on several social networks, sites to create your own family tree and more. Visit Blogs and Social Networks Blog Talk Radio Genealogy Social Networks for more.

Free Charts at About.com Genealogy

I thought that the definition of Genealogy (I looked it up on Dictionary.com) would be appropriate here πŸ™‚

geβ‹…neβ‹…alβ‹…oβ‹…gy

–noun, plural -gies.

1.

a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc.

2.

the study of family ancestries and histories.

3.

descent from an original form or progenitor; lineage; ancestry.

4.

Biology. a group of individuals or species having a common ancestry: The various species of Darwin’s finches form a closely knit genealogy.


Origin:

1250–1300; ME genealogie < MF < LL geneālogia < Gk geneālogΓ­agene race (see gene ) + -logia -logy

pedigree, equiv. to

This is a good place to start πŸ™‚

Then we ventured over to some major social networks like Facebook and MySpace to see how many groups they had over there specific to certain families and groups:

Our friend Kathy Paquette had recently joined a group for the “Paquettes” which I thought was a brilliant idea. If you have family that you are searching for, look into joining an existing group at a major social network or start your own group. Here are a few groups for the Paquettes we found at Facebook:

I searched for a Haile group as well πŸ™‚ No luck there, maybe I will start one in the future (If anyone starts one, let me know:)

Onto Genealogy topic groups at Facebook:

There are over 5,000 members in this group. Other groups have been started at Facebook as well for Genealogy but this seems to be the biggest one. They offer connectivity for individuals excited about finding their family histories. Included resource links for across the Globe, Census, Military, and more.

To find a whole bunch of cool free clip art just for Genealogy sites visit HaileFamilyTree.wetpaint.com I don’t have the family tree info up and complete yet πŸ™‚ but I do have a huge list of the easiets to get to and navigate Genealogy clip art sites and coolness out there πŸ™‚

The My Heritage Family Tree Builder (free download πŸ™‚ is a cool tool for getting your layout going and tree constructed! The My Heritage site has a whole bunch of great Genealogy info as well πŸ™‚

A Genealogy group at MySpace (has almost 5,000 members πŸ™‚ where you can search for people by surname, post an alert bulletin to get some information and find some great sites linked here πŸ™‚

Here’s the link to search Google for Genealogy based Blog sites πŸ™‚

More on the show tonight πŸ™‚

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚



{January 30, 2009}   Rearrange Your MySpace Music List

With all of the new and exciting changes and “tweaks” going on over at MySpace, I wanted to touch on the reordering or rearranging of your coolie, the music playlist πŸ™‚ Since the widget at Project Playlist has been basically “shut down” and not allowed at MySpace, the use of the actual MySpace music player has emerged as the front runner for music expression even among listeners. Musicians had been using the MySpace music widget predominately but a large percentage of listeners were using the Project Playlist widget instead. (A brilliant music site by the way πŸ™‚

But, let’s discover how to reorder your music selections on MySpace playlists πŸ™‚

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Ok, if I wanted to change up this playlist, I would right click the song (just about where the red arrow is located) hold it for a second while dragging it in the order I wanted it to show up.

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I just changed up the order of the last two songs from the Crash Test Dummies (great band πŸ™‚ in my playlist …

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Log into MySpace, click on Music, then click on My Music, My Public Playlists, My Profile Playlist. This is how you will get to the screen you see above πŸ™‚ Reorder the music by dragging and dropping, add songs you find by browsing by clicking the plus signs, a drop down for lists choice will come, if you want it on your sites playlist, choose “My Profile Playlist”.

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Browse the featured playlists for some quick popular song choices πŸ™‚

Blogs and Social Networks

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google us πŸ™‚



We often hear the word “focus” in the same context as blogging instruction but what does it really mean and who does it really mean it for?

Focus in the blogging platform or social networking world refers to shooting toward reaching your “target” audience. Who would you like to visit your social networks and read your blog sites? What demographic? Now, why would the blogs and social networks person care who came to visit? Marketing to be precise.

If a blogger is marketing a particular product, they would then care very much who came to see their sites. For example) If your product was a health and wellness sort of “Vitamin” product, then a “Get Healthy or “Stay Healthy” sort of blog would hit the nail on the head to some degree. What if the product is “Vitamin D”? Then focus would get you to a site much more focused on bone health instead of overall health.

Who else would want to focus their sites? If you aren’t marketing a product but would like to gain a high rating with Google, become an expert, or just have a very popular site full of specific information, then focus is for you πŸ™‚

Do Stevie and Stephanie at Blogs and Social Networks focus? I can’t say that we do actually πŸ™‚ Encompassing the entire subject of Blogs and Social Networks (and not that we even come close to hitting every site) is not really a very focused, specific topic. To hold true to many blogging platforms, we have many blogs specifically geared towards Blogs and Social Networks and are members of multiple social networks. It is rather a broad subject area but holds a great example of what it means to go smaller from it and more focused.

Blogs and Social Networks …

Social Networks That Have Blog Capability …

MySpace and Facebook …

Or You could go from Blogs and Social Networks …

to Blogs about Social Networks …

then onto blogs about MySpace and Facebook …

or to be less focused, blogs about the major social networks.

Recall why we focus again, to appeal to a group who will more likely be interested in our topics, information, and offers.

Sometimes focus is not important. A very wide spectrum blog works quite well and attracts visitors. The blog remains on a subject, but a very wide subject much like Blogs and Social Networks or Video Games and Gaming. Again, with Video Games and Gaming, this can become much more focused a topic …

Video Games and Gaming …

Console Games …

Wii Games …

Wii Fit Games …

Or you can choose to create sub sections (or pages) of your blog (or create a wiki at wetpaint) to house focused topics like this but name your blog a wider topic name.

Once the understanding of why a blogger is told to focus comes into … well … errr … “focus” … then it becomes clear whether or not you actually should decide to look into it all or not. Are you trying to reach a “target” audience? or do you just want to be sure that your writings are helping whoever searches that info out?

With searches, keywords really take the drivers seat here. How do visitors actually find what you have? Think about your tags, labels and keywords (all one in the same, with just a different name at different blog site platforms) What will those ask who wish to find your answers? How you label and categorize your posts matters greatly to the seeker of your posts. If you have a post on How To Make Ice Cream, then your top keywords probably should be: Ice Cream, Ice Cream How To, How To Make Ice Cream, Frozen Desserts, and Dessert Recipes. Then add your name or alias (Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter) (author title) as another keyword, you could use the blog platform as another if you wished (ie: WordPress, Blog Talk Radio, Blogger) and then peruse through your post for a few select keyword phrases running together in the text and standing out. Use these as well (In this post it would be “Blogging instruction” blogging Platform” or Social Networking”). There you go, you just greatly assisted your visitors in arriving at your information πŸ™‚

However much you really wish to focus on your blogs and social networks in this manner is entirely up to you … do remember that every person is unique, every blog is unique, and every social network is unique and that each has it’s own attractions for a reason … they are all different πŸ™‚ Cookie cutter is not generally the way to go to become different, although you could begin with the design and “color” or “decorate” it however you like πŸ™‚

With a very focused blog site, focused right from the creation date on , you will need to think about where to actually get the word out or “effectively market” this site. Groups (first and foremost) in the social networking communities are the number one best places to market an on topic blog. Probably placing a link on a Gardening blog in a group on fishing is not going to be your first choice group πŸ™‚ But, possible the people at the fishing group are also interested in gardening as well and it may do some good πŸ™‚ Seek out the gardening groups to introduce your gardening blog to first though πŸ™‚

Your keywords will be the “behind the scenes” marking engine for you while you manually market your site to and through other Blogs and Social Networks sites. Getting backlinks is quite easy. Log into your blog platform (ie: WordPress, Blogspot, Vox, Livejournal …) then browse through other blog sites on the same platform, either on your topic or on another, comment on their posts as you view some sites. Each comment you leave (while logged in) will send a link back to your site via the “icon” or username info left on the comment πŸ™‚ Nope, you don’t really need to “rely” on friends to actually list you on their blogroll.

Use your blog URL as part of every bio, info, or profile area on all of your social networks and think about securing a clever domain name for your blog site πŸ™‚ I chose BlogsAndSocialNetworks.info , .com , , .org , and .net for our main blog platforms (Wetpaint, WordPress, Blog Talk Radio, and Blogspot). One is fine, there is no need to get all (info, com, net, etc) this way when you redirect the domain to your blog URL, it is now a much easier name to remember. BlogsAndSocialNetworks.com is easier (I hope lol) than Wavecritter.Wordpress.com for instance.

These are some good tips, we will be writing some more soon. Stay tuned for Blogs And Social Networks

Keeping Up with your Facebook and MySpace Applications

Blogs and Social Networks

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚



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Music Social Networks for Bands and Music Social Networks for Listeners are often one and the same site, but there are better social networks strictly for the artist, group, or musician (even Photographer, Sketch Artist, and Painter, Dancer, or Fine Arts Preformers :). The “fan” sites are (without question) a very good place to set up an artist profile to be certain your newest fans can find you. Be sure to include the URL’s to all your other blogs and social networks on each of the sites you have so fans can find more about your sound, art, and expression πŸ™‚

To get more tips, sites, and suggestions on Music Social Networks for Bands listen into one of our Blogs and Social Networks Show on Music Sites πŸ™‚

Blogs and Social Networks Music Sites for Listeners

Blogs and Social Networks Music Sites for Bands

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Teen Girls Radio and Wavecritter Google us πŸ™‚



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Music related blogs and social networks are not hard to find, but to locate tips on marketing for the independent artist, solo musician, or advice to create an unforgettable band profile takes more research. Musicians wanting to market themselves using the Internet with blogs and social networks only need to follow some timely suggestion accompanied by a routine. This advice will be for the “newer” artist or band, but if you need more exposure for your music group, then these steps are for you as well.

First and foremost … this will take some dedication, patience,Β  time, and consistent work … yes, I said the “W” wordΒ  but, if the time you spend is spent wisely, you will see results much faster. To reach the “masses” and gain exposure you will need to first focus on getting your name ranked on the search engines.

Sit and decide (if you aren’t 100% on what image and style you want to portray) what flare and style you want to relate to your band. Without a bit of your own color “popping out” you will possibly get “washed out” on the Internet. With the amount of competition you have on the net, you will need to become the image you present to your fans and set the image to encompass exactly what your band breathes out creatively.

Choose first your color scheme and a logo. If someone you know or a member of the band is inventive, maybe they would design a basic logo for you that you could then build off of later or add to to evolve a signature for your sound. Take this logo and include it in banners, graphics, and buttons of several sizes to place on blog sites, social networks, and other web pages.

Now that you have your image, color scheme, and logo, you will need to choose one major photo and up to two others to represent your group. Include the major photo into a few of your banners or graphics.

Purchase the domain names (GoDaddy.com) to match the band name and look into securing the trademark (USPTO.Gov/main/trademarks.htm) for your band name. Purchase the dot com, dot info, and dot net domain names for certain and possibly some others. These will be forwarded to your blog site, a social network that houses you music clips, some personal band information, and your events. List All of your events, even if they seem small or insignificant to you like a friends birthday party. These can be called “private” events, “invitation only”, and meant to seem exclusive.

You major blog site should also be podcasting enabled like Blog Talk Radio or Podbean or choose Vox, Blogspot, or a WordPress blog. All of these sites are able to house podcasting widgets from Utterli, Blog Talk Radio, or any HTML based blog widget to house your sound so visitors to your blog can listen in. Setting up an additional “all in one” blog style site at FreeWebs may become more time consuming than you had anticipated, but this is a wise choice if you have a few members of your band that pitch in and help.

These sites will become your blogging base. Giving similar information on each site but adding a personal snippet of information new to each site will help keep them individual and fresh. Try including a different tune at each separate site with links back to each from all sites.

Depending on your marketing resources and budget, you can do this totally free but with more time spent or fifty percent free with a little less time invested. Fast tracking a blog platform through a paid site like Host Gator using a WordPress blog will allow a bit more leverage with advertising. Using a free to create blog platform, you will need to temper your “personal advertising” greatly. Keeping the self serving links down to a minimum until you your blog site becomes established in the ratings.

Choosing the social networks to promote your music is next on the list in your market me adventure. MySpace is the music social network that you should start with, being certain to set your MySpace URL and display name to your band name, the same as your domain names that you purchased. This will get that search term set in stone. Choosing four more search terms to add to this one will be your next step and use them all in your blog posts, social networks text, and other site information. Be sure to ask yourself what music lovers will ask when searching for your style of music, this will help you discover your major keywords.

The key to massive exposure is not taking a handful of salt and flinging it over a great area, but to take that salt and spread it liberally over a few key areas with concentrated flavor, focus, and consistency. Working your sites with concentration like a pattern will attract excited passionate fans who then spread the word for you.

Is eight to ten sites really concentrated? It may sound to you like the half the Internet and an extreme amount of time, but with your two to three blog style sites and your four to five social networks, all linked together, with similar but separate information on them, all using the same major keywords and added different minor ones, your exposure will grow exponentially.

There are those who begin a social network of their own for the band at sites like Wetpaint or Ning. This is very time consuming and unless you have a specific band member to take this lone task on, wait on this idea and opt for starting a group at MySpace and one at Facebook for your band. No, Facebook does not allow for a “band” profile, but you can have a personal Facebook page and start a “My Band” group to promote your band at Facebook. With the excitement and growth over at this social network, you would be missing the boat without a group here. Even starting a group at one of the Ning social networks that is music oriented is a great idea.

Connect your Twitter to Facebook and MyBlogLog to all of your blogs and social networks keeping your reach connected for a triple dose to Google and other search engines.

Staying consistent with your time spent and your keyword usage is as easy as figuring out a budget. Decide how much time you have to work on the Internet, then divide your time equally between each of your sites. Choose your music social networks by doing a quick Google search or take a look at a few of these: IndabaMusic; Last FM; iLike; JamNow; FlowTones; MusoCity; PureVolume; HumbleVoice; imeem; and R4Media.

Connect yourself with all of your sites by linking back on individual posts, bulletins, and link lists, stay consistent with your activity, make as many contacts and friends as you can, and enjoy your success.

Listen Into Blogs and Social Networks Music Sites For Band for more πŸ™‚

Blogs and Social Networks

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚



Whooo …. the numerous choices out there in the application and widget world! This is great for those who can choose a manageable number of the coolest ones that suit them πŸ™‚ And then …. there are those (ummm like me πŸ™‚ that just “Need” to have that one more MySpace and Facebook widget Application because my friends get excited about them or I find them clever beyond belief πŸ™‚ I thought I would let you in on some of the widgets that just too clever, some of the applications that are very non time consuming, some that take a bit of time, and then those that are just so cool that you don’t really care that they glue you to the computer every day to make sure your Application is up to date πŸ™‚

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Let’s start with the easiest, less time consumers of the MySpace and Facebook Application and Widget World:

Once installed and set up, Superlatives, SuperPoke, Stickers, Hug Me, Hatching Eggs, Growing Plants, SuperWall, Movies, SuperHug, TagMe, and Optical Illusion of the Day are a short list of the easiest, quickest to use widgets and applications.

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Superlatives, SuperPoke, Hugs, and TagMe are quick little graphics to say “hi”, “throw a cake at” , “wish a happy birthday to”, or just about anything you could think of as a witty fast way to give a shout to your friends :)Some of these can be found at both MySpace and Facebook (even at MyYearbook) and some at one or the other.

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The SuperWall and Stickers are ways to post funny quips, quotes, and sayings that your friends can share and then post to their own “Cork Boards” (the holding and display area for the stickers) or on their own Walls as a video, photo, or other blog type post. These can be found at both MySpace, MyYearbook, and Facebook.

The Growing Plants and Hatching Eggs Application is one of the most clever “not much time needed” applications I have found yet. Once the intial set up is complete, the maintenance is very minimal and it only takes a minute to send creative growing or hatching hiyas out to all of your friends at Facebook.

The applications at Facebook take much less time to “send out” to all of your Facebook friends verses sending out the same or similar “hiyas” to your MySpace friends becasue of the individually sent to each friend captcha deal over at MySpace. At MyYearbook, the high fives, gifts, and stars take very little time to dole out as well.

The “Lunch Money Owned” application widget coolie started at MyYearBook actually πŸ™‚ The applications at Facebook have been going strong for some time and MySpace just recently incorporated these fun little addition widgets into their set up. With the Owned Application, you purchase with “Lunch Money” your friends photos gaining popularity and expense as you buy and sell. Every time you log in you also gain extra lunch money that you can use to send “presents” to your friends as well. I would place this one in the mid range for time consumption as you will want to keep up with who has purchased your friends out from under you πŸ™‚

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Some other choice mid range time users in the Facebook Applications, MySpace and MyYearBook widgets include: The Little Blue Cove, Dog World, SuperPoke Pets, and Lil Green Patch could fall into the “very time consuming” range but only if you are extremely diligent in these πŸ™‚ You can certainly have a great time with these applications and keep them in the mid time taker range πŸ™‚ The premise of these fun little widgets is you get a pet, garden, or fish tank of sorts with virtual critters, flora, and aquatic swimmers πŸ™‚ You take care of your set up and your friends as you visit around to see what they have created with these individual applications πŸ™‚

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Ok, onto the “Big Dog” time suckers but are too fun to stop playing (yes, these Facebook Applications MySpace Widgets and MyYearbook deals can become addiciting lol πŸ™‚ include, but are not limited to: MyFarm, Mob Wars, Pirates: Rule the Caribbean, Vampire Wars, Networked Blogs (but only in the set up, once you have your blogs listed … this app gets off and running almost on its own), Sorority Life (Stevies Fav!) Ohhhh … Hook up with us on this one at MySpace :)…hehehe πŸ™‚ Stevie is my Top Friend, easy to find that way πŸ™‚ ….

Just keep in mind, the more Applictaions you add, the more time they tend to take πŸ™‚ So, choose wisely and well and be sure to have fun with the choices you make … ohhhhhh and add us if its a “Party” application πŸ™‚ Talk soon and CU at MySpace, Facebook, and MyYearbook!!!

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚ or Listen into BlogsAndSocialNetworks.info to join in our Online Radio Show πŸ™‚



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