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We want your Holiday Recipes!!

Link up your Holiday Recipes below! 5 recipes per TXWB Member. Appetizers, Main Dishes, Side Dishes, Desserts, Drinks…anything goes!

We will be featuring and tweeting your posts! :)

Tech Tuesday: No More Facebook Likes in Giveaways!

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Have you heard about the changes Facebook made to their policies? If you ever host giveaways on your blog, this is going to effect you…

Here’s what Facebook has to say:

You must not incentivize people to use social plugins or to like a Page. This includes offering rewards, or gating apps or app content based on whether or not a person has liked a Page. It remains acceptable to incentivize people to login to your app, checkin at a place or enter a promotion on your app’s Page. To ensure quality connections and help businesses reach the people who matter to them, we want people to like Pages because they want to connect and hear from the business, not because of artificial incentives. We believe this update will benefit people and advertisers alike.

“Incentivize” means that you can no longer include “liking” your facebook page as an entry in your giveaways. Rafflecopter, a popular giveaway hosting widget, goes into all the details here. You can read more about the changes from Facebook here in their post about Graph API v2.1 and updated iOS and Android SDKs. These changes must go into effect by November 5th! So take that into consideration when you’re planning your next giveaway!

Self-Interview Link Party!!!

A Selfie Blogger Interview

We are getting SO excited about our Farm-to-Table Dinner Event happening Saturday, November 15th. There is still plenty of time to grab your tickets…we’ve got a sale going on until Friday, October 31st…$25/person. And then the price goes to $30/person until November 10th. This week look for some posts about our partners so you can get to know the brands who are working with us on this event!

Now on to the getting to know you before our event link party…aka A Self-Interview! Here are the questions:

1. What is your name, blog title, and URL link? (*include a recent photo of yourself too!)

2. How did you come up with your blog’s title?

3. How long have you been blogging?

4. When we visit your blog, what can we expect to discover?

5. Share the link to your favorite or most popular blog post(s).

6. What are three goals you have for your blog next year?

7. Tell us about your family. Are you married or in a relationship? Do you have kids? If so, how many and how old are they? Do you have pets? You know, the usual stuff.

8. What part of Texas do you call home?

9. How do you make a living?

10. Have you attended blog conferences or social events in the past? If this is your first time, what are you most nervous about?

11. What are you looking forward to the most at the TWB dinner event?

12. Finally, share your social media links so we can connect online!

Now it’s time to link up your posts! And don’t forget…go meet everyone that will be in attendance! It’ll make those first few “hellos” that much easier!

Now it’s time for you to link up your post!!

Sweet Tea Social Link Party

Welcome to our Sweet Tea Social. A weekly Link Party for Texas Women Bloggers.

Imagine yourself on the front porch drinking sweet tea with your best friends and talking about your week. What would you share with them? Which post would you tell them about? We want you to share your favorite post from the past week by linking up or write up a new post specifically for Sweet Tea Social and link up.

Texas Women Bloggers

The Sweet Tea Social Link Party is for Texas Women Bloggers only.

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