I can’t believe I passed this up the first time!

Today I received a second private message from one of my followers on Twitter – Maria over at Flair by MariaS. Here’s what it looked like…

Since this was the second time Maria invited me, I became intrigued. (It also helped that one of our writers – Nicole – over at Off the Deep End mentioned that Triberr is the latest and greatest blog promotion tool.)

So, I accepted the invitation, and holy crap…I cannot believe I didn’t accept the first one!

Here’s how it works…

  • You have to be invited.
  • You have to have a Twitter account.
  • Once you accept the invite, you need to link your RSS feed to your account.
  • Blog just like you normally would.

Your blog posts are then linked automatically to Triberr and all your Tribe members automatically tweet your posts to all their followers. That is just awesome with a side of awesome sauce! Even better – it’s totally free!

After joining, I went on to read Maria’s blog post about how she found out about Triberr, and read this…

Earlier today, as I was reading through my favorite blogs, I noticed an article by Miranda from Moms Bookshelf & More describing how in only 2 days she had 62 new mentions on Twitter, 16 new Twitter followers, 26 new Blog followers and over 700 views.   And I kept reading her post because as a blogger we are always looking for ways to increase our following, right?  And I was hooked!

My brain pretty much exploded when I read that!

So, if you’d like to join my tribe, leave me a comment or tweet at me, and I’ll send you an invite as soon as I can! Oh, and be sure to check out this article Maria was kind enough to link to!

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The Aftermath…

Turkey DinnerWell, Thanksgiving went off without a single hitch. I had prepped all the veggies the night before, so the amount of work to be done the day of was pretty minimal…other than getting everything to come out at the same time.

Mum came over early to help me (well, more to lend me a feeling of calm – she totally stresses over this kind of stuff, but for some reason makes me more calm). We played with Kyle, did a few last minute preparations, and enjoyed each others’ company.

Lee was a tremendous help, considering that he had fallen asleep around 8pm the night before (he wasn’t feeling well, so I didn’t hold his lack of preparation against him). He re-hung the now clean curtains in the den, put away a ton of laundry, swept the pine needles out of the driveway, and helped pretty much whatever needed to be done, was a wonderfully gracious host, and was generally in a good mood – even though he had an upset stomach.

My mother-in-law, her boyfriend, and my father-in-law were all friendly and comfortable, and talkative.

My sister and her husband were ready to jump in and help when crunch-time started and were a welcome couple of pairs of extra hands. They enjoyed themselves and were funny and felt at home.

The kids were awesome. I don’t think 9mo Kyle cried twice the entire day, and Connor and my niece, although they did get a bit rambunctious throughout the day, were happy and content playing with each other, drawing pictures and having fun.

Everyone said the food was delicious – and the crustless pie heaven my friend Lauren suggested was amazing.

Then, after we’d all eaten to the point where we felt like we were about to burst, everyone pitched in to help clean up. It was awesome.

This afternoon, I got the munchies and decided to see what was left in the way of turkey and fixings…

If there is 1 lb. left of a 19 lb. turkey, I would be amazed! We only had 8 adults and 3 kids to feed!

So, tomorrow I’m going to buy and cook a small turkey so we can have leftovers for a while. :-)

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