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Cleaning House… Again

So I just did another round of house cleaning. No, not my real house. Are you kidding me?

I cleaned my social media house is what I meant. I have dabbled with many social media accounts over the years but the two that I use the most is Facebook and Twitter. I not only use them for blogging purposes, I also use them for personal and work stuff.

I realized some things with these two accounts that prompted me to do a bit of house cleaning.

With Facebook, I use my personal account also for blogging purposes which totally confuses my non-blogging friends and family. Luckily, facebook has adopted one Google + feature, and that is being able to classify your friends lists into ‘circles’ (Google+) or as Facebook calls it, ‘lists’. So now when I have an update that only pertains to my friends who blog, I make that status update only visible to them and when I have status updates about ‘Aunt Mary’ being sick or something, I can make that visible only to my relatives, and so on..

But before that can happen, I had to first classify my facebook friends into groups or lists. It took quite some time as I had lumped together in one huge Friends List all my family, friends and blog contacts. It was a huge task to go through almost a thousand names and classify them.

And in the process, something dawned on me…

I don’t know half the people on my Friends list and barely have interacted with them in the years that I have been on facebook!

So I decided then to do some house cleaning. A drastic one.

I went through all my friends on Facebook and if they hadn’t interacted with me in anyway, I deleted them from my friends list. Why? Won’t it hurt my blogging network?

Not really, because your old friends that you UN-FRIEND will still be subscribed to you (another useful feature in facebook). My facebook wall is almost all public, so they will still see my public updates. What they won’t see are the updates from my friends and those that I mark either ‘Friends Only’ or those that I mark specifically for my targeted groups. Pretty cool, right?

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Win Amazing Prizes on Giveaway Wednesday!

I have two amazing giveaways going on my food blog and I am using the Rafflecopter widget for the first time to make it easier for everyone to enter. If you love giveaways, you’ll love today’s post because besides from my two, I have provided links to other giveaways on the blogs.

Since I started hosting giveaways, I have also started entering quite a few of them and I tell you, there are some great giveaways out there and YES, they are all legitimate (I know there’s still skeptics out there), and yes the chances of winning are very good. I even ended up being a follower of these blogs and have gotten to know their owners.

So take note of these giveaways, and enter them soon! Some of them don’t last long.

Here are the two on my food blog:

Natural Dish Liquid Pack Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid Prize Pack
If you haven’t tried the natural cleaning products from Seventh Generation yet, here is your chance to try them out. Not only do you get 4 full sized dishwashing liquid, you get that beautiful Le Creuset baking dish, dish cloths and natural sponges. You’ll love them. I assure you!


Barilla Pasta Pack Barilla Whole Grain Pasta Giveaway
Now this one has a short duration and a short deadline for the winners to reply, but the effort will be so worth it! You will get a box full of goodies from Barilla, good enough to feed your family for a while. No sample sizes here either, all are full sized products. The six packs of whole grain pasta is enough to make this giveaway worthwhile but the other items take it way over the top. You’ll also get to try Barilla’s Academia line of Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Pesto, Sea Salt and Sicilian Cherry Tomatoes! Heck, you have a full meal right there, straight out of the box 🙂


And if that’s not enough for you and you want some more goodies, don’t fret. There’s plenty more. Here’s a list of giveaways that I’ve entered so far and will add more to this list as I go through my list.

Chore Pad App for iPad and iPhone from Random Dealz

Loveable Labels from Random Dealz

Howard B. Wigglebottom book from MD Momma’s Rambles & Reviews

Destiny Redeemed by Gabrielle Bisset from Reading Romances

Giant Microbes plush toy from MD Momma’s Rambles & Reviews

Carmex Healing Lotions from Woven by Words

Winner Wonderland giveaway extravaganza (over $250 in prizes!) from Queens NYC Mom

Baby Items Bundle from Untrained Hair Mom

Lego Ninjago from Africa’s Blog

$200 Cash via Paypal from Beck Valley Books

Kellogg’s Fiber Plus from the WIC Project

Ultimate Body Applicator from 7 on a Shoestring

UGLEE Pens from Let’s Start Saving Now



How do you feed your family well?

That’s the question these ten bloggers are asking as they give away $100 from Ragu. Do you want to win and have a tip on how to feed your family healthy and delicious meals? Visit these blogs to see what they’ve got to say about that.

Jenna from Stop, Drop & Blog

The Frugal Girl


Suz of Steeces Pieces

Kari from The Karianna Spectrum

Cristina from Home Slice

Lori from I have things

Gen from Welcome to Quadville

>Mom to the Screaming Masses.

Sandy at Eat Real

Giveaways entered today

Friday is giveaway hop day and I try to enter some of the giveaways listed on the McLinky that grab my interest. This weekend, here are some of the giveaways I entered.

Bento Buddies Giveaway on One2Try

My Lip Stuff lip balms from Leslie Loves Veggies

Lysol Giveaway at Mama’s Money Savers

Wilton Products from 3 Boys and a Dog/

200th post giveaway – Gap gift certificate & Bath & Body Works

Cirque du Freak – Vampire Assistant swag from Hip Mama’s Place

Harry Connick Jr’s Your Songs CD also at Hip Mama’s Place

Have you heard of other great giveaways? I love them! So let me know 🙂