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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Big Clicks: March 2014: Breadbox Letters, Enter Under My Roof and Young, Fun and Catholic!


 Announcing the Big Clicks Awards for March!


OK, so Equipping Catholic Families actually received the most clicks this month, but probably because of the Keep Love in Lent 2014 Link-Up Event that requested Catholic Bloggers to link from Equipping Catholic Families, Campfires and Cleats or Truly Rich Mom

Thanks for all your help, Chris and Tina...and thanks to all those appreciated in this year's Lent Event!

...so we're going to celebrate the BIG CLICKS award winners after that:


#1 The Breadbox Letters for The Martyrdom of Me in the Readings and Reflections (RR) category.

#2 Enter Under My Roof for Lenten Prayer Stained Glass in the Liturgical Calendar (LC) category.

and  #3 Young, Fun and Catholic for Lent...again  in the (LC) Liturgical Calendar Category.

Please remember to add the link of your post...and not your general blog address, so that I don't need to go hunting for it and possibly celebrate the wrong post!



was a BIG success!
 
A Big Thank You...
to some awesome Catholic Bloggers who help out with various features and events of the
Catholic Bloggers Network!

 
Would you like to help us build up the
Catholic Bloggers Network?
 
Email Monica at mmcconkey a t rogers c o m
subject line "Catholic Bloggers Dream Team"
and tell us how you'd like to help us!
  • Catholic Bloggers' post promotion on FB or google+ or twitter
  • Visit Catholic Bloggers' posts and leave meaningful comments
  • Visit Catholic Bloggers Contributor posts and leave meaningful comments
  • Be a host of an upcoming Catholic Bloggers Event
  • Suggest a new Catholic Bloggers event or feature
  • Help coordinate future Catholic Bloggers Network Directory
  • Help format, publish and promote Spotlight Interviews
  • Moderate the Blog Help page
 
Could you help us willy-nilly style?
 
1. Please visit our Contributor Pages and leave comments!
2. Please visit our Catholic Bloggers' linked blogs at the Blitz
and leave meaningful and encouraging comments!
3. Promote Catholic Bloggers' posts on FB and twitter!
Link up your post and visit 10-12 others and leave comments!
5. Display the Catholic Bloggers Network button proudly on your blog.
 

 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Keep LOVE in Lent 2014

 Welcome, friends...to the 2nd Annual
 Catholic Bloggers Network 
Keep LOVE in LENT Blog Link-Up 2014!
We'll be sharing tips, stories and experiences that will help us focus on Lenten sacrifices, prayer and good deeds and how to carry them out with LOVE instead of a GRUMBLE. Are you a Christian blogger who'd like to share Lenten ideas? You're welcome to join in! Please scroll to the linky at the bottom of this post and visit the Catholic Bloggers' posts linked up!
CBN Lent LinkUp



Publish your post telling us how you plan to Keep Love in Lent!
Don't forget to include the introduction to the Keep Love in Lent link-up, along with the linked button.



 


Link up your post below or at the blogs of our Catholic Blogger Hosts by March 10!
 Truly Rich Mom  (Tina)
A Slice of Smith Life (Tracy)
 
Take a moment to follow our Catholic Blogger Hosts!
 

 
We want to hear from you!  We appreciate your participation in the  Follow Frenzy.  You will be assigned a group of ONLY FIVE Keep LOVE in LENT posts to visit and leave meaningful comments during the week of March 10-17.





 
Don't forget to include this Keep LOVE in LENT button, linked to the Catholic Bloggers Network: www.CatholicBloggersNetwork.com

 Keep Love in Lent 2014

and include an intro like this:

Join in on the 2nd Annual Keep Love in Lent Link-Up!
Add your inspiring LENT post at one of the following Catholic Blogs:
 
 
and discover NEW WAYS to Keep LOVE in LENT!


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Big Clicks Awards: Cloistered Heart, Joy of Nine9 and Equipping Catholic Families and The Beautiful Gate


 Announcing the Big Clicks Awards for February!


#1 The Cloistered Heart for No Exterior Hindrance in the Readings and Reflections (RR) category.

#2 Joy of Nine9 for When a Minute Encompassed Eternity in the Readings and Reflections (RR) category.

and  #3 Equipping Catholic Families for Presentation of the Lord Craft in the Liturgical Calendar Category.

and #4 The Beautiful Gate for The Cure for Double Yoke Syndrome



Join us for the
Link up your LENT post starting March 3
and discover some awesome and inspiring Catholic Blogs
just in time for Lent!
 
A Big Thank You...
to some awesome Catholic Bloggers who have agreed to help out with various features and events of the
Catholic Bloggers Network!

Chris has been doing an AWESOME...diligent and consistent job at promoting our Catholic Bloggers' posts on our FB page and group, as well as coordinating the
(Official Launch March 3!)
It's easy to join up...just link your post and prepare to visit 10-12 other Catholic posts.
Help us build up our Catholic Bloggers Network!
Chris has submitted her first article as a Catholic Bloggers Network Contributor for Seton.
 
Monica is continuing as the main admin of the Catholic Bloggers Network, coordinating the Link-Up Blitz and Big Click Awards, cohosting the Keep Love in Lent 2014,  coordinating different CBN features and events and working with Seton as a contributor...and liaison for the Catholic Bloggers Network.
 
Tina is helping to coordinate and host the Keep Love in Lent 2014 Link-Up Event
Tina has also agreed to be a Catholic Bloggers Network Contributor for Seton.

Tracy is helping to host the Keep Love in Lent 2014 Link-Up Event
Tracy has submitted her first article as a Catholic Bloggers Network Contributor for Seton.
 
Laura has been busy promoting our Catholic Bloggers' posts and has agreed to be a Catholic Bloggers Network Contributor for Seton.

Jen Steed has agreed  to promote our Homeschooling Catholic Bloggers' posts
and will likely be a Catholic Bloggers Network Contributor for Seton.

Jen has been busy promoting our Catholic Bloggers' posts!

Jennifer has been consulting with Monica at the Catholic Bloggers Network
to make the website more effective as a venue to promote our blogs!
Chelsey has agreed to promote our Catholic Bloggers' posts!

Lisa is helping to host the Keep Love in Lent 2014 Link-Up Event
and will likely be a Catholic Bloggers Network Contributor for Seton.
 
I'm sorry if I have forgotten anyone who has offered to help out at the Catholic Bloggers Network. Please let me know and I'll will make sure you get recognized in the next announcement!
 
Would you like to help us build up the
Catholic Bloggers Network?
 
Email Monica at mmcconkey a t rogers c o m
subject line "Catholic Bloggers Dream Team"
and tell us how you'd like to help us!
  • Catholic Bloggers' post promotion on FB or google+ or twitter
  • Visit Catholic Bloggers' posts and leave meaningful comments
  • Visit Catholic Bloggers Contributor posts and leave meaningful comments
  • Be a host of an upcoming Catholic Bloggers Event
  • Suggest a new Catholic Bloggers event or feature
  • Help coordinate future Catholic Bloggers Network Directory
  • Help format, publish and promote Spotlight Interviews
  • Moderate the Blog Help page
 
Could you help us willy-nilly style?
 
1. Please visit our Contributor Pages and leave comments!
2. Please visit our Catholic Bloggers' linked blogs at the Blitz
and leave meaningful and encouraging comments!
3. Promote Catholic Bloggers' posts on FB and twitter!
Link up your post and visit 10-12 others and leave comments!
5. Display the Catholic Bloggers Network button proudly on your blog.
 

 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Keep LOVE in LENT Event 2014!

Are you looking for a new approach to Lent this year?

 


Then the Keep LOVE in LENT Blog Carnival 2014 is for you!

 
The carnival is open to all bloggers, particularly Catholics and Christians of all denominations who observe LENT. Share your unique perspective and  write about anything that pertains to the blog theme!

 
For example:

* tips on how you and your family keep LOVE in LENT
stories to encourage others to do so
* books and activities (even recipes!) that help keep the Lenten observances of fasting
* extra prayer, sacrifices, cleaning and giving clothes away to the poor;
* special Catholic devotions and practices such as extra weekday Masses or Stations of the Cross, etc.
* any other relevant Lenten focus on praying, fasting, giving alms

PLEASE NOTE:  Kindly write about the theme provided. We do not moderate or screen posts but we do reserve the right to exclude your entry from the list of link-up participants should your post be offensive, irrelevant to the link-up theme, contain personal attacks, off-topic articles, articles that are anti-Christ or articles aimed to market products or services.

Thank you.
 

To participate, please follow these steps:

 1. Complete this form  by Feb 24, 2014

2. Write your blog post on the theme, "Keep LOVE in LENT" 

** At the beginning of your blog carnival post,
please include the following introduction,
along with the Keep Love in LENT button ~~~
 

 

"I’m participating in the Keep LOVE in LENT Blog Link-Up 2014,


We'll be sharing different ways, tips, stories and real-life experiences that will help us focus on  Lenten sacrifices, prayer and good deeds
 and how to carry them out with LOVE instead of a GRUMBLE.

 Please visit any of these 6 hosts, to link your own
Keep LOVE in LENT blog post!

 

3. Link your post to any of these hostesses' blogs  between  Monday March 3 and Monday March 10:


Monica at Equipping Catholic Families  (Equipping Catholic Families on Facebook)

Chris at Campfires and Cleats (Campfires and Cleats on Facebook)

Tina at Truly Rich Mom (Truly Rich Mom on Facebook)

Tracy at A Slice of Smith Life   (A Slice of Smith Life on Facebook)
 
Lisa at Home to 4 Kiddos (Home to 4 Kiddos on Facebook)
 

Please remember to copy and paste our info to the bottom of your post so that your readers, who may also blog,  can join in the fun and link up.

All five of us who are  hostessing are committed to strong visibility on social media for the benefit of the Catholic Bloggers' Network Lenten carnival. Our blogs are accessible by email subscription as well. We encourage all who participate in the Keep Love in Lent link up to click to all of the hostesses and follow us so that you don't miss updates about the Lenten carnival! And besides, we'd love to stay in touch regularly! 
 

4. Mandatory  FOLLOW FRENZY:

We require that all bloggers who link to the  Keep Love in Lent carnival  participate   in the FOLLOW FRENZY. We're sorry, but this time around, the follow frenzy is not optional. However, you will have a minimized group of only 10-12 bloggers to click to, read, enjoy and comment upon.

 
Here's how:

* Once the linky closes on 3/10/14, the admins of the Keep Love linky will  email ALL who've linked. We will provide you with  info  regarding a group to which you will be "assigned."

* You are  asked to visit the blogs in your group  ( there will be approx 10-12 ) and  leave meaningful comments.

* You are asked to visit and comment  between Monday 3/10 and Monday 3/17.

 
~ And that's IT for the participation guidelines.~



 ~ Important Dates~

 

1.      Complete   this form  by Feb 24, 2014 so that the admins of the Keep Love in Lent carnival can assess interest level.  This is not a hard and fast commitment; we are just gauging interest.

 
2. Write your post and include the special intro information, link-up button and hostess links

3. Link your Lenten post between 3/3/14 and 3/10/14 at any of the five hostesses' blogs using the linky tool.

4. Participate in the mandatory follow frenzy between 3/10/14 and 3/17/14.

We're excited to read your entries and help spread the word on how to keep LOVE in LENT!