A Quick Shout Out to My Blog Community

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Thank you Blog Community!Today marks the 2 month anniversary of this blog.  I know that sounds like one of those new couples in love that finds any excuse to celebrate an anniversary, but that’s kind of how I feel.

I have learned a lot in my first 2 months of blogging, and I am sure that there are many more lessons to be learned.  When I started out, I thought that I would still be writing to myself at this point.  You have made sure that did not happen.

Thank you for sharing this journey with me.  Your comments, tweets, diggs, shares, and links have been a real blessing to me.  As Thanksgiving approaches this week, I am truly grateful for you, my blog community, and the encouragement your participation brings.

This weekend, I transformed my footer area to highlight my blog community.  I removed my tweets and added yours.  I increased the links to your sites on my blogrolls.  I’ve added a new fan page on Facebook and highlighting fans in my new sidebar widget.

Over the holidays I will be opening up guest posts, giving away free advertising space through comment contests, and be looking for more suggestions from you to make this blog the best it can be.

Thank you again for your participation.  Please let me know how I can make this blog better by making suggestions in the comments below.

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Brad's Big Feet Marketing helps people on a limited budget enlarge their online footprint using blogging & social media. His other blog, Marketplace Christianity, examines faith's role in how we earn and spend money.

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Leon de Rijke November 23, 2009 at 6:36 am

Thanks Brad, it's a pleasure to read your blogs!

Today your guest post on my blog went live:

A suggestion to improve things: set the RSS feed to cover the full posts in stead of just the excerpt.

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Hesham November 23, 2009 at 10:21 am

So nice of you to write this post! actually your blog is great, I will tweet this post and digg it. I have one suggestion for you which is join our famous bloggers club :)

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Brad Harmon November 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

Thanks Leon. It's kind of cool to be republished in another language. :)

I changed my feed to full posts. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Brad Harmon November 23, 2009 at 10:27 am

Thanks Hesham. I received your email about it, and I really want to do it. This past week was hectic for me – I missed three post deadlines. :(

We have relatives in town for Thanksgiving, but I will try to get the information back to you later this week. Thanks for being patient with me.

Thanks for the tweet and digg – I really appreciate it!

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Hesham November 23, 2009 at 10:34 am

Sorry to hear that you missed the time line of your posts, it's OK Brad take your time! and have a great day.

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Dana @ Online Knowledge November 23, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Congrats for your blog 2 month journey Brad. And i do not have any suggestion for now because i think you already do a great job here.

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whatawebsite November 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Hi Brad,

Really amazed to hear that your blog is only two months old , it feels like I've been reading and enjoying your posts for much longer than that. The site has grown really quickly in that short time, shared a lot of valuable insights – and I've got a strong feeling that the “baby blog” will continue to grow at a rapid rate. Very much hope so too.

Best wishes from Hamburg,

Will
P.S. Am just about to make your site the “Site Of The Day” at whatawebsite.org – and hope that it will “spread the word” a little. Would be great , by the way, if you could send me a short ( or slightly longer!) introduction to “The Christian Entrepreneur” in a style similar to Keller's post http://whatawebsite.org/2009/09/08/fresheventur… to help formulate a new blog post…. ( but in any case I'll write a few words of my own in the next days!)

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Brad Harmon November 23, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Will,

Thanks. I owe the success to members of my blog community like you that have helped spread the word. A few weeks back you mentioned in a comment that part of Keller's success is that she has developed a real community around her blog. That comment has stuck with me, and it is my desire to do the same thing with this blog.

Thank you for the Site of The Day honor! Where would you like me to send the introduction?

Brad

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Brad Harmon November 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Thanks Dana for all your comments. I can always count on you to leave a comment, and that is very encouraging.

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brandonacox November 23, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Brad – cool stuff! Glad your blog exists to inspire us all!

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Brad Harmon November 23, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Thanks Brandon. It's nice to know that this blog is helping people.

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whatawebsite November 24, 2009 at 3:13 am

Good Morning Brad,

Many thanks for sending your introduction so quickly, I've added a few words of my own and hope you approve … please let me know if you want to have any alterations or additions made.

By the way, looking forward to seeing ( and being part of) your community growth here – besides developing an interesting blog I think that you have also created an extremely good niche that has lots ( and lots) of community growth potential. In relation to this, I've just enjoyed watching your featured video – and was wondering if you were planning on creating your own YouTube channel in the near future? I think that a series of “Bradley's Business Sermons” ( or some much better title!) would probably prove to be extremely popular … and could really help to strengthen community creation here.

Thanks again

Will

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David November 24, 2009 at 6:33 am

Hi there Brad,

just thought I would tell you about a problem I encountered on your site. I have Antivir as an antivirus program and it is popping up all over your website. It is coming up with some kind of infected website message. Just thought I would let you know.

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Brad Harmon November 24, 2009 at 8:55 am

Wow! That looks great Will. Thank you very much for the honor.

I've been searching for websites and blogs in this niche, but there are not that many out there. It's weird that the Bible talks about money over 800 times, and Christ's parables and sermons are filled with the subject. There are some good sites that look at the personal finance side, but not many that delve into what it means to be a Christian entrepreneur.

I am hoping to have a YouTube channel up soon, but it may not be until after the holidays. Until then, I have just been featuring other videos that I've found useful from YouTube.

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Brad Harmon November 24, 2009 at 9:01 am

David, thanks for the heads up. I had not heard of this anti-virus program before, but I installed it and received similar warnings.

There were a couple of iframes that came with this Wordpress template that do not appear to be necessary. I think they were causing the issue, because I am no longer receiving the warnings from Antivir.

Please let me know if you are still experiencing the warnings.

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