Thursday, December 31, 2009

Getting Ready For New Years Eve 2009 - 2010 - Linda Randall

Getting Ready For New Years Eve 2009 - 2010 - Linda Randall

I still haven't made my list of goals for 2010, have you?

I did decide on what goals I want career wise, but my personal goals are still up in the air.

Where should I travel?

Will I get my USA Passport this year?

It will all depend on many things.

Money, time and whether or not I get a book published. :)

I don't plan to do any posting on New Years Eve, I'm taking some time off, but I'll be back in a few days.

Wishing all my readers a Happy New Year!

Linda Randall
Idea Girl Consulting

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Day of Rest and Relaxation - Future Ideas - Thanks to Theresa Meyers - Chuck Sambuchino

Merry Christmas!  Happy New Year!

This week is going by so fast.
I don't even know where to start.
I would like to say a special thank you to two people who have been very helpful this week.
I am excited to see many editors, publishers and literary agents following me on Twitter.
It's an honor and a privelege to be a part of their community network.
I plan to help the book selling industry with my ideas and marketing strategies that I'll be testing on
Today I sent a request to two Editors asking for authors to visit the youtube videos that I posted  on ideagirlconsulting channel and for them to leave a comment with their URLS.
Theresa_Meyers a book publisher from Blue Moon Communications on Twitter sent me a Tweet advising me that this would add value to my work.
So I sent an email to Chuck Sambuchino asking for his assistance with The New Writers Handbook 2007 and 2007 Writers Market.
I haven't been able to contact the Editors, so Chuck is helping me out. :)
I hope they like my idea, it would be cool for the book videos that I made.
I am shocked, after checking out Robin Jay's media book trailers, I found out they charge $500 - $1200 to make one!
I made mine for free, as a fan of authors. :)
Maybe I can do this as a business in the future, now that would be cool and fun.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Added Automatic Site Map - It's Free  i just tried the share button on my site and its working :)

I'm trying new things today to increase my traffic to my site.

I'll let you know if it works.

They don't explain how or what you're supposed to do with your sitemap once it's generated, they constantly ask that you pay per month.

Well I need an income to do that. :)

Linda Randall
The Idea Girl Says - another learning experience!

Evolution of a Sad Woman - Gale Laure - Mystery/Romance - The Idea Girl Says

Today I used Gale Laure 's Book Trailer as an example of Media , Youtube marketing. PumpUpPR on youtube made the videos.

It's a great way to increase your book sales.

I'm doing as much research as possible on the market, but it's a huge project, from a novice point of view.

I've sold millions of dollars worth of cable company products, now I will find a way to increase book sales.

It's my goal to develop a cool new marketing program for all authors to use, and to prepare my platform launch pad for my books once they are published.

In this way I will learn what works, and what doesn't.

I'm one of those people that stretches a dollar to its maximum potential.

I love freebies and I love finding things that are free to use, but add a lot of clout from a marketing perspective.

I share these golden tidbits of information here on Ideagirlconsulting Blogspot, but I write about Blogging and writing novels on The Idea Girl Says Word Press.

Witty Woman Today and Idea Girl Consulting Word Press Entertainment sites, are purely for fun and enjoyment.  A hobby and labor of love that is helping me gain readers, create a platform for myself as an author and teach others how to make good youtube videos!

I critique them and find ways to improve them in any way possible.  So far I've not gotten any negative responses back, for which I am thankful.

Sometimes I cringe, when someone begs for me to put their video on my entertainment site, but it's just not professional enough.

I have to be very tactful, encouraging and uplifting in my response. :)

2009 Goals Met for The Idea Girl Says - Idea Girl Consulting - Linda Randall

Here is another boring report, but I'm just so excited I reached 2 goals on Monday Dec 28th, 2009 by 12 midnight.

16,192 page views in one day on Idea Girl Consulting Word Press bringing the mass total to 378,978 (maybe I'll hit 400,000 soon! SWEET)

100,000 page views on The Idea Girl Says Word Press.

I did post a note on Twitter asking people to help me reach a goal of 10,000 hits in a day about 4 days ago, then it went 12,000, then 16,000.

Next weeks goal will be 20,000 hits in one day!

I hope I can keep the momentum rolling?

Last time I got all excited, they dropped down to 500 hits in one day. LOL

I'm still trying to find the right formula.

So far, it's this.

Post lots of different things that are related to your Niche, use tags, youtube videos, pictures, and let everyone on Twitter know what you are doing.

I also expanded my social networks on LINKED IN, Twitter, FACEBOOK, Groups, Yahoo Groups and I submitted some URLS to BING and visit other peoples sites, and comment with URL to blogs.
Oh yeah, and the BIG thing for me, was that Grant helped me set up a blog on The St Catharines Standard site, where I can post anything I want!

I was also invited to start writing movie reviews from some prestigious site (thats what the email says? LOL) and to guest blog for someone else.

I'm not sure I want to guest blog too much.  I've got so much on my plate already, with my new goals for 2010, to get something revised and sent to a publisher. :)

That was my strategy this week to increase my traffic to my two blogs.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Twitter Friend or - Remove People That Don't Follow - Linda Randall

I was reading my Tweets and found something about Grammar Girl, so I went to her site.
She did a blog about Twitter Followers, and how it can ruin your bandwidth by having people that don't follow your tweets.

So I went to Friend or Follow. com and found out that I am following 496 people that didn't follow my tweets, so I unfollowed them.  It took me an hour to do, but I feel better, so now I can concentrate on reading my followers tweets and responding to them.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

2007 Writers Market - The Bible for Literary Agents, Publishers, Genre, Free Lance Writing Jobs

2007 Writers Market - The Bible for Literary
Agents, Publishers, Genre, Free Lance 
Writing Jobs

I am still reading The New Writer's Handbook
and I am taking a look at 2007 Writers
Market - Editor Robert Lee Brewer, 
Assistant Editor Joanna Masterson.

I'm having trouble finding a pic of Joanna online, 
so I'm asking where do you go to find 
pictures of authors and literary agents?

I like to see who I am blogging about on The Idea Girl Says.

Kind of like a personal connection for the reader if they have an 
idea of who wrote what
book and what article that I am featuring on the site.

This looks lovely while I type then when I publish it's all screwy? GRRRRR....

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Branded by God - Tim Tenbrinke - Jeff Tenbrinke - Steve Kroes - Linda Randall - Idea Girl Consulting

My sons Tim and Jeff Tenbrinke informed me today that they are recording an album for Branded by God but it will be a goodbye album for the group.

Steve Kroes has started a new band, Jeff Tenbrinke is starting a new band and Tim Tenbrinke is in the army now.

So because of their living in different states and provinces, Branded by God is no more...

you can view their latest video on Idea Girl Consulting Youtube

Where their mother (thats me!) has made a fan video for their song , "Wake Up."

Linda Randall - Idea Girl Consulting - Youtube Channel

To view my channel  - Idea Girl Consulting Youtube - Linda Randall - The Idea Girl Says

I like making movies about Twilight, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, the Quillete Tribe and the Volturi from the books, movies by Stephanie Meyers in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.

I am a Harry Potter fan, so I post videos about Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Robert Pattinson and other cast members.

I watch American Idol and I'm a fan of Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, David Cook, David Archuletta , Jordan Sparks and Chris Daughtry.  I often post information, interviews and new music by these artists.

America's Next Top Model - Tyra Banks, is one of my favorite TV Shows and I have them in my blogs.  I will be making new videos in 2010 about everything that I like to blog about and putting it on my youtube channel for future reference.

Christmas Eve Record Hits 11,014 Idea Girl Consulting Word Press!

I would like to thank all of my fans, twitter followers and blog catalog followers for your help in reaching my Christmas Goal of 10,000 hits in a day on Idea Girl Consulting Word Press Entertainment Site!

I was excited to reach 10,000 but then I checked just before 12 midnight and it was 11, 014 hits in one day!

That is a HUGE record for me.

I appreciate all the views and I'm thankful that you are enjoying the music, movies, new artists, new cd releases, Harry Potter and Twilight Celebrity News and Interviews, Fan Made Youtube video site.

It's been fun making it this year and I've gotten - according to sitemeter - 338,432 page views!

The funniest thing today was that The Idea Girl Says was exactly 100,000 hits behind Idea Girl Consulting when I checked the totals around 11 pm (Dec 25, 2009).

Amazing since I started the one blog 2 months before the other one, and it had a daily visit of about 50 people.

I can't believe the dailies it's getting now, but thanks to all of your support I'll be reaching my goal of 1 million hits within a year, if it keeps going the way it is. :)

Linking in Social Networks was one key.

Second adding my urls to Free Submit URL sites.

Third creating videos on Youtube with my Blog URLS on it.

Fourth , reading The New Writers Handbook 2007 and developing insight into being an author, writer and blogger and making it a success!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Sexy Merry Christmas Lingerie For Your Man

Okay girls make sure you put some sexy lingerie on for your man for Christmas Day and wrap yourself up with a big bow. :)

Have a Merry Christmas Everyone!

Taking the day off to have some Christmas fun with my family.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

One Day In The Life Of Daniel Radcliffe - Tim Hailand, Daniel Radcliffe - Idea Girl Consulting

This looks like a great book to buy for your Harry Potter Fan Collection.

I was surprised to find out that Daniel Radcliffe is taking acting lessons.

I've posted the interview with Tim Hailand on The Idea Girl Says.

Linda Randall - Bio - Image - The Idea Girl Says - Idea Girl Consulting - Writer- Blogger - Squidoo- Word Press - Witty Woman

Linda Randall - Bio - Image - The Idea Girl Says - Idea Girl Consulting - Writer- Blogger - Squidoo- Word Press - Witty Woman
After reading the book I made a bio page with my picture and the story of how I was inspired to start writing novels in 2008/2009.
I keep a list of my achievements on my Idea Girl Consulting Squidoo lens
Bio - Linda Randall - Photo
I created my bio page on my new Chick Lit Novel site for The Calamity Girl Wordpress.

Derek Cate - Timbaland - Apologize - The New Writers Handbook 2007 Part Five

Derek Cate - Timbaland - Apologize - The New Writers Handbook 2007 Part Five

I've uploaded all six videos onto Idea Girl Consulting You tube channel for your enjoyment.

Making a tribute to 60 authors was fun.

I've added as many as possible onto my Twitter and Facebook.

It's cool to read their blogs,you can learn so much from a published author, Literary Agent and 
Editors that work for different publishing companies.

I've featured Derek Cate's Cover of Timbaland - Apologize Acoustic on this video.

He's got a wicked voice and sound!

you can twitter the idea girl with your ideas for video features

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Library - Research Tools for Writers - The New Writers Handbook 2007 - Philip Martin , Erica Jong - Linda Randall

It's been a busy week for me.

I've been paying tribute to the 60 authors found in the greatest book I've read so far for writers!

It's an amazing tool with blogging, manuscript, queries, literary agent and publishing how to guides!

I've learned so much from the book.

This week I visited each Author's site while looking for their Bio Pictures!

I found a treasure trove of information on the web.

I'm going to expand my project.  I blog about the book on The Idea Girl Says every day.

Learn how to be a great writer. :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Creating a Bio - Linda Randal - Authors Introduction to the World

Creating a bio was really hard for me.

I didn't know what to write, so in point form I went over my various achievements in my journey to become a published author.

I share my goals, dreams, visions and details about the manuscripts that I have written so far.

You can view Linda Randall - Bio on The Calamity Girl Word Press Site.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Party Games for Christmas - Electronic Monopoly

I've played Monopoly for years, but last night this was the MOST fun I had in a long time.

Six of us played and I won with 25 million dollars on my VISA, and several properties.

You want to get the two Utilities, they pay 100x whats on the two dice.

My biggest rental income was 1 Million 200,000 from Harold! LOL

But then Carol got the Community Chest Card that said to pay each player 500,000, which works out to 2 Million 500,000 , that was the biggest payout during our game.

Too bad the money isn't real eh? :)))

I have more Christmas Ideas on my lenses on Squidoo.

Idea Girl Christmas 

Idea Girl Christmas Gifts

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jared Leto - Muse - 30 Seconds to mars - Creating a description for a Fictional Character

Jared Leto is such a hunk and I noticed that he has the most dreamiest of blue eyes.

Now he would be a lovely person to study for a character?

And the guys who sing in 30 Seconds to Mars (I've posted their new album on Idea Girl Consulting Word Press) and I've got the music playing as I'm posting!

It brings to mind - Fiction Writing and Creative Concepts.

In Fiction, I can fantasize about those dreamy blue eyes in my character who see's him from across the bar and her heart speeds up as he starts to walk towards her.

In Writing, I shall make my sentences, short and sweet and to the point.

Rather than a long winded description of the virtues of having blonde hair, dreamy sky blue eyes, and long lashes, with a dimple on my right cheek and red rose pouty looking lips, kissable lips....

In Creative Concepts, I'm giving my readers the virtual tour of my mind as I write descriptive nouns, pronouns and verbs, to get the thought across that this guy is HOT, I WANT HIM and I DREAM ABOUT HIM.

I'm talking about my fictional character of course.... not me. :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Created a New Two Page Synopsis for The Calamity Girl - The Promotion

I took a look at my Synopsis today and absolutely hated it.

So I started all over again and came up with something that sounds a hundred times better.

It went from one to two pages, but that's okay.

I pictured myself being in High School, writing an Essay for my English Teacher.

She  was a pretty, petite blonde that always had a smile on her face.

In Grade 9 she told me that I should be a writer.

I hold that memory dear in my heart anytime that I feel down about something.

When I wrote the Synopsis, I did it like a Query Letter/Mini Synopsis style.

I have to look at Youtube videos to see if I'm supposed to put the word count, title and genre in the Synopsis.

I'm having a brain fart day today... sigh...

I did manage to spend about 3 hours reading a book though, more on that later...

Emma Watson - Harry Potter - Youtube Audio Swap - Pretty Good Music!

I made a nice Fashion Show video of Emma Watson pictures from a site I found while searching on Google.

Emma Watson Photo Blogspot, has awesome collections pertaining to celebrity pics.

I originally uploaded the video with 50's style music from Jerry Lee Lewis, but Youtube disabled it.

So I did a Swap after listening to tunes for about an hour, all from artists I had never heard of before.

It's amazing how much music is available to use on there.

The video is posted on Idea Girl Consulting You tube.

Marketing Your Blog On You Tube - Idea Girl Consulting

Today part of my marketing strategy for my blog was to make a fan video of Emma Watson Our Dear Hermoine Granger on my Idea Girl Consulting Youtube Channel.

In the credits I put the name of my company, my blog address and my name.

In the tags, I also list my name, my blog titles and key words Harry Potter, Emma Watson, Hermoine Granger, etc.

It's all about creating a platform as an Author on the internet.

You write about your blogs, you promote them and then you make videos about the THINGS that you blog about.

I'm still trying to hatch a plan for my WRITING TIP Videos.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

La Moda Shoes - Natural Care Shop - Mineral Care Makeup - Fairview Mall St Catharines Ontario Canada

I went to the Fairview Mall Today with Harry and Clyde, they did some Christmas Shopping while I had a McDonald's Hot Fudge Sundae, and a look at some gossip magazines in Chapters.

I was disappointed because the WWE Magazine was sold out.  I had intended to buy one for Harry for Christmas!

Oh well, no shipments till mid January?

That's crazy!

She said they had received many complaints of being out of stock.

Hmmmm a book store that is out of stock?


You don't say!

Time's must be tough!

That store has NEVER been out of stock in the past ten years!

I guess I'll have to learn how to do some online shopping where that doesn't happen! :)

In the meantime, there's a cool new Organic Beauty Store called Natural Care Shop, that has been added to the lens, as well as a video about the Restaurant Shoeless Joe's.

Lori from Mineral Care Makeup has joined with Angela at Natural Care Shop - promoting her new beauty care line and offering free 5 minute make-up demonstrations!

Take a look at La Moda Shoes - Fairview Mall - St Catharines - Squidoo

On this lens you will also find Fashion Shows, tips on footwear and beauty care secrets.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Rob Zombie Living Dead Girl Twilight New Moon Photos

I've been working on a new fan video of the girls from Twilight New Moon Cast.

I've created a video montage to Kristen Stewart, Tinsel Korey, Ashley Greene, Rachel Lefevre, Dakota Fanning, Stephanie Meyers (author) and Catherine Hardwicke (director).

I had to do it several times, I made the first video 18 minutes long and youtube refused it.

Said it was too long!

I have no idea how to cut it up so I ended up deleting it and starting all over again.

Then the program crashed before I could save it.

So I started it again.

Persistence pays off, now I'm hoping that Youtube won't give me a hassle about using Rob Zombie's music.

I tried to send him an email on myspace (took me 30 minutes to compose) and it wouldn't go through, I'm not on his FRIENDS list..

Needless to say I feel just like Rachel Tornquist in The Calamity Girl (my fictional character that is oh so much like me!)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Kissing in Paris?

I found some video footage of The Last Song's stars Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth out shopping in Paris, and they share a passionate kiss there!

More details on this Celebrity Photo at The Idea Girl Says Word Press.

WWE Pay Per View - TLC Match - Idea Girl Consulting Word Press

I had fun posting the WWE TLC - Tables Ladders and Chairs Match Predictions then Results for December 13th, 2009.
I listed it in the Sports Section on for the tags and articles posted.
I was fairly happy with the results.
I found a few videos of the actual matches, so if you're a WWE fan take a look at
my site for Dec 13th and Dec 14th, 2009 postings (click on calendar) for
Idea Girl Consulting Word Press WWE TLC RESULTS.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Music Videos - Idea Girl Consulting You Tube - Word Press Entertainment Site - Linda Randall

I've been receiving emails from people asking how to post their music on my Entertainment site.

There are two ways.

You can email me on Youtube - Ideagirlconsulting, with the URL of your YOUTUBE videos.

If it's International Music, I ask that you have the lyrics in English or give me an idea what the song is about.

You can visit my Entertainment Site on Ideagirlconsulting on WORD PRESS, where music and movie videos are posted.

Leave your My Space Url  with a comment and I'll go look at your site.

I receive hundreds of emails in my personal account, so I don't use that one for the Music URLS, it's too confusing. :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Query Letters - Why Do I Have To Query A Literary Agent?

Query Letters - Why Do I Have To Query A Literary Agent?

I was rather proud of myself today, I'm half asleep and I was able to type a legible post about Query Letters.

You will often find that what I'm doing research on, I will share with you what I learn.

This week I did my first FINAL READING of The Calamity Girl - The Promotion Manuscript.

I was pretty happy because there were hardly any errors!

YAY ME!!!!

As London Tipton would do on The ZACK and CODY Show!

I get a kick out of that show, you should watch it sometime, it's hilarious!

So this week I'm researching the Writer's Market to see what types of genre's that Literary Agents look for.

Then I'll be cross referencing them with GOOGLE to find their blogs.

I want to get to know my Literary Agents before I start to Query them.

You want a good perspective of what's hot on the market.

If I see an agent only asking for submissions for Young Adult, I am not going to Query her.


Because my book is Chick Lit, Romance.

What is the point of sending it to an agent that doesn't handle those type of manuscripts?

I'm wasting their time and mine.

Are you paying attention to what the Literary Agent is asking for?

Or are you blindly sending out Queries, and getting rejected hundreds of times.

It is something to think about.

I'm going to advise you to set aside a day, every week to do research.

Whether it be for a setting, a character, an agent or a publisher.

Once you know what you're dealing with, you won't feel so frustrated about it all.

Where do you start?

Take a look at the Writer's Market and Guide to Literary Agents.

If your unsure of what GENRE your book is, then GOOGLE GENRE WIKIPEDIA.

Wikipedia has a run down of each GENRE and a description.

If all else fails, place it under FICTION or NON FICTION and let the Literary Agent decide for you.

Just for the record, blogger is adding spaces and cutting off my sentences when I post this?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Twilight New Moon Wolf Pack Squidoo

Today I made a new video featuring 102 pictures of Twilight New Moon's Wolfpack Squidoo on Idea Girl Consulting Youtube.

I've also posted it  on some of my other New Moon sites.

I've created several lenses with other pictures, interviews and videos on my Twilight Series of Squidoo sites:

Twilight New Moon Wolf Pack
Twilight New Moon Picture Gallery
Alex Meraz Sexy Guy
Taylor Launter Sexy Guy
Twilight New Moon The Volturi
Robert Pattinson Funny Guy
Xavier Samuel Funny Guy

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lens of the Day on Squidoo - Dec 8th, 2009 - Party Time for Kids

I finally won!!!
Lens of the Day on Squidoo on Dec 8th, 2009!

Party Time for kids was nominated as the number one lens of the day!

Planning a Birthday, Winter Time Activities and Fun with Your Kids?

Take a look, watch some videos, make some goodies, meal and menu planning.
Shop for theme party ideas.

Idea Girl Recipes For Two - Christmas Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Menus

I updated one of my lenses on Squidoo and posted some menu ideas for brunch, lunch and dinner for Christmas Day.

It's hard to plan for just two on Christmas Day, so I'm sharing what my menu will be for Christmas Day, with videos on how to make omelletes, scrambled, eggs over easy, poached eggs, eggs benedict, potato pancakes, recipes for home fries, chocolate mud cake, ham with pineapple, how to cook sweet potatoes...

Take a look at Idea Girl Recipes for Two on Squidoo

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Best Sellers - Authors, Publishers for 2009

Wall Street Journal Best Sellers list is what I started with this morning.

I found it on Google - New York Times Best Sellers.

I spent 8 hours today making it.

I just noticed the date was for November 26,2009.

I googled it again and a new list was made today!
Darn it!
I've made a list for the OLD best selling author's list. LOL

I thought it was for the full year.

Oh well, I had some enjoyment searching for Author's pictures, the publishers and the book covers of the Title's on my list.

The music portion gave me some trouble, then I had to upload it twice to youtube.

Bad Value was the error message.

This means that your Youtube title is too long.

I can't help it, I'm long winded!

Oh dear!
I need to learn to be simple again.

I go through these routines where I'll talk too much or not enough.

Do all writer's have this problem?

Some of the Author's sites were pretty amazing and similar. (You could tell who used the exact same layout - boring if you ask me)

The Author's looked so prim and proper in their pictures.

I felt like I was out of their league, sitting here with my pj's on, a housecoat and slippers.

All day I'm wearing my PJ"S because they are warm, and comfortable.

I forgot to go out for a walk today.

I didn't eat all day until supper (after 6pm) and here I am almost 3 hours later still sitting here typing on my computer.

Too bad I don't get paid for working all these hours, I'd be rich for sure!

I was supposed to do some rewriting on my novel, but forgot to do that.

I'm not feeling well, so this is what I do, I play around on the net and make things.

Today it was a movie.

I had fun, enjoyed myself so that's all that matters, right?

Wall Street Journal Top 13 Best Sellers for Hardcover Fiction - November 26, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Party Time for Kids

Party Time for Kids
I just finished updating the site and I've added Christmas Party Menu ideas, Kids Cooking their own snacks, recipes for meals and goodies, no bake cookies and squares and loads of ideas for games.  You can play them indoors or outside.  I found free invitation sites.  Shopping for party favors, themes has been included as well.  I also wrote some memoirs of my childhood, funny little stories about me trying to cook at the age of three.

Idea Girl Christmas Poetry

Idea Girl Christmas Poetry

 Christmas shopping, make a christmas card,craft or gift. Buy poems and books -- Christmas activity books. Funny Christmas Songs, Pictures and Mozart, Classical Tunes. Christmas is a time of giving and sharing with our family, friends and loved ones. The things we cherish, the gifts we buy, what we like to do on Christmas Day. Poems and Prayers about Christmas and what it means to The Idea Girl.

You can also find ideas on how to make a nice Christmas card for your loved ones and write some poems of your own!

Idea Girl Christmas

Idea Girl Christmas

Gift Wrapping Ideas for the whole family. ChristmasCrafts from Toddler - Adults, christmas wreaths, recipes, finding the perfect christmas tree and decorating your home (it's all about christmas), Chasing Cheerios is a site for younger children on craft ideas. Make a gumdrop tree and find out ways to get the kids off the couch. I've added someChristmas Recipes & Meal Planning Ideas as well as recipes for Diabetics (all ages).

Idea Girl Christmas Gifts

Idea Girl Christmas Gifts
Gifts of the future, new electronic, cell phone and entertainment gadgets, 2009 Top selling toys for kids and men- Gifts that are just a concept and will be on the markets after 2009. How's that for Christmas shopping ahead of time? This is the perfect place to shop when you are looking for a gift that no one has. Some of the items featured here are still in production and will not be released until after Dec 2010.

Christmas Stories by Linda Randall on Squidoo

I thought I'd let you all know about my Christmas Lenses that I have made on Squidoo.

Christmas Stories By Linda Randall -Christmas cookies, recipes, Connie Talbot Christmas Music,Home Alone 2 Lost in New York, I have written about my experiences at Christmas time. Featured articles from other authors on Christmas stories. 

Memoirs of my childhood with Santa, Grandpa and my parents - The Idea Girl Says sharing my Christmas stories with you.

Another Goal Reached - 200,000 Hits on Idea Girl Consulting Word Press

I just realized I've had 200,000 hits on Idea Girl Consulting Word Press.
I reached the goal of 200,000 hits a few months back in views, but hits are different, so this was another factor.
I first started it as my business blog and quickly got bored with that idea.
I'm a Gemini, you can relate can't you? :)
So after seeing Perez Hilton get bopped in the nose on TV, I went to his blog and found it appealing.

That's when I decided I should blog about something I'm passionate about.
Something fun and entertaining for people!

I was so busy stressing about the fact that my daily visits had dropped from 1,000 to 500 and I was feeling kind of bummed out about it.
I don't why it bugs me so much.
I think it's because I reach a level of success on there and I'd like to keep it going.
I hate it when it fluctuates.
Oh well, I guess that's the way it is in blogger land.
I should be thankful!
I read hundreds of comments and posts in Pro Blogger and Blog Catalog where people complain about getting no traffic to their sites, or worse no comments.

So far I've logged 1,044 comments on this site and I've deleted an additional 3800.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Link Exchange Comments Boosting Traffic To Your Blog - New Music - Pictures- Celebrity News - Harry Potter - Emma Watson- Adam Lambert - - Use Blog Catalog

Blog Catalog is an excellent way to boost traffic to your site.

You can post a message in your shoutbox that is delivered to all of your followers.

And you can look for forums and chats about the same sort of blogs and catalog yours there.

People love comments, so go to one that will comment back on yours and visit it.

Hopefully they will like your content so much that they will come back for some more!

I always visit the URLS of the people that comment on my site, just to return the favour.

I also follower my followers on twitter - the idea girl.

I'm receiving new music on a daily basis from bands and fans so visit
Idea Girl Consulting Word Press Entertainment Site

I also write a daily blog about Fashion News, Fashion Shows, Fashion Designers, Book Reviews, Movie Reviews, Music Reviews, Celebrity News, National News items and Writing tips on manuscripts, synopsis, book proposals, and creative writing on The Idea Girl Says Word Press Writing Site.  I'm also blogging about the novels I have written for The Calamity Girl - The Promotion and The Munroe Mansion - The Beginning.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Writing - Music - Shopping - Movies

This weekend I decided to go out for a bit and have some fun.

I did some Christmas shopping at the flea markets and at the local mall.

I hope that you have started some of your christmas shopping?

I actually planned to do it after Dec 18th, because that's when all the great sales start.

Don't you just love it when the mall has midnight madness and there's a 75 % off sale on leather coats and clothing?

While you're out this weekend, be sure to check out the new release "Old Dogs" with John Travolta and Robin Williams, I've written a movie review on The Idea Girl Says.

I've also featured some cool new bands and new music to listen to on Idea Girl Consulting it's a good idea to listen to the songs while you do some writing on you're blogs or while you're surfing the internet and doing some Christmas shopping.

I also have shopping modules available in Squidoo if you're interested do a search for Linda Randall.  It will bring up my bio page and a list of the 114 websites I've created, you can get some great deals on Twilight New Moon merchandise, best selling books, dvds, music and more.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Calamity Girl - The Promotion Squidoo Has Been Made

I spent the day doing research for New York City Apartments, Hotels and Restaurants.

I had to decide where Rachel Tornquist and Lori Winters were going to live in apartments, 
before moving into their new condos.

It took me over eight hours to find the right kind of pictures for about five settings.

The fun part was deciding what kind of furniture, kitchens, pool areas, sitting areas, that I could find.

I also touched on Hawaii Resorts, and that took the longest.

The names are so difficult to spell and type.

Even after writing them down, I kept typing them wrong! LOL

The Calamity Girl - The Promotion Squidoo Has Been Made, finally!