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Monday, March 22, 2010

GABE for Dummies

As we're nearing the start of our first annual Global Animal Blogging Event, I have the feeling I need to review the rules. There aren't many, so bare with me.
{You're getting very sleepy, you're relaxing your tails, your ears are perking up, and you are getting more focused. Here we go!}

STEP 1
Spread the word!!! It'll make all the difference for all of us participating. 

***I have broken us down into two groups. Group A, the Active participants and Group P, the Passive participants. Both groups get to have fun. Here's how.

GROUP A: Active
STEP 2

Before March 31st: place the badge  on your sidebar linking to the GABE page (you can find the badge, code and instructions inside the GABE page--second tab up top, and that's how you help spread the word)

STEP 3
On or after March 31st, post about GABE and use the badge/logo in that post. Tell us why you're participating and what you're willing to give away. Tell us anything you like. You can have one or more prizes and it's all up to you. Here's a link to one of my posts when I participated in a similar event (start reading after the huge "Thank You") You only post ONCE for our event.
TIP: After your GABE post, life in blogland continues as usual. You keep posting the way you desire, once a day, once a week, Wordless Wednesday... Remember, the participants will only have your GABE post link. After that it's their choice if they wan to explore around more.

STEP 4
Email me the link to that specific post. That's the link I'm going to use for our new furiends to find you. My email: twinkietinydogATaolDOTcom

STEP 5
Visit the GABE page and Start clicking on the participant list of links to find new critters and their giveaways. Leave a comment under each GABE post you visit if you want to be eligible to win.

STEP 6
On April 18th, pick your winner or winners, depending on what you're decided. You can use any unbiased method to pick your winner. I prefer using RANDOM but that's just me. You now have to A. Notify the winner(s) by Monday, April 19th and then mail away your giveaway. That's it!

GROUP P: Passive

Starting April 1st, follow Step 5. That's that!

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Any questions? I'll closely read your comments, as usual, and then, depending on how clear you all are I'll either reply individually or do a Q&A type of post tomorrow.

Let's make this a memorable event!

Twink!

38 comments:

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Sounds like fun, I'll have to see what my Raiser will let me do...

You look very pawesome!

Toby

JackDaddy said...

I think it's going to go over great!!!

Madi and Mom said...

Twink...just wanted to tell you I FINALLY got Mom to order your famous book. I'll be waiting anxiously for it to arrive. Yippee

Madi and Mom

Tank said...

Thanks for the clarification. I have to admit that I was a bit confused and confounded about this. Add that to my rhyming disorder (which seems to be gone, finally) and I really couldn't think straight for awhile. I'd like to give away my assistant... does the giveaway have to be willing to be given away??

Martine said...

We are very excited Twink!!! Thank you for hosting this fantastic and fun blog event!!!

We may be posting our GABE post a little early... we are worried the baby will come early (doctor said this would be fine and wouldn't be surprised if he did!) and we don't want to miss this fun event!

Good thing we have our bed computer desk so we can stay plugged in during the event regardless if the human pup has hatched or not!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Frankie Furter said...

Okay!! thanks Twinkie for making it more understandable. I'm sure it will be a HUGE success.
Go Twinkie Goooooo GABE!!!

Martha and Bailey said...

Thank you for the step by step instructions - we may need to be 'passive' as our human is so unorganized!
love
Martha & bailey xxx

kissa-bull said...

oh twinkie tiny dog
we panks you so furry much for dumming it down for ush
teehee
ush pibbles were kind of dummyfied about some of the rules
we got it now
teehee
pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

Aspiring freelance writer said...

I hope I can figure the badge thingy out. I really still learning about blogging. Adding a badge to my site scares me! lol But this sounds like so much fun!! I need to do an actual blog with my 16 year old chihuahua, Pacoe! lol

Deborah said...

Got it!
So who is Frankie, anyways!!!
Have a nice night!
Deborah

achieve1dream said...

Yep I still visit the barn. It's sixty miles away so I can't go as often as I would like but I still go for the big events like shows, clinics and the Halloween and Christmas parties. I worked there for three years and rode there regularly for three years after that and it's now been two years since I moved away but yes I do get to visit. I just miss being there everyday. :)

Remington said...

Sounds good!

Ina in Alaska said...

Dear Little Cutie Pie, we are just going to enjoy the show but we wish efurrybody good luck!! xoxo Toby, Ginger, Jeter and Halle, and their friendly little mooose buddy, the Alaskan Poodle Pack

3 doxies said...

Oh good rules we can understand. We shall review them aboout 10x. We are thinking serious about joining in on the PARTAY!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a great time Twinkie...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

GonetoTheSnowDogs said...

I think we get it now, and we plan on participating. . hopefully!!!

Woo Wooo
Shiloh, Shelby, and Their Mom
GonetotheSnowDogs.BlogSpot.com

CreekHiker said...

Can't Wait Twinkster!!!

the booker man said...

okay, now i get it! thanks, miss twinkie!
*woof*
the dummy booker man
(heehee.)

Clive said...

Sounds like great fun! The very best of luck with it all!

Unfortunately we'll have be passive - too much on at the minute and Easter holidays looming at the end of the week!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! Lots of Golden Thanks. I'll be one of your ACTIVE participants. Looking forward for a great event. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

Twink, I thinks you need to go over the rules with me in person... I'm just sayin'.

Loves,
Gunther

K9friend said...

Well if all goes well (translation: if we can figure out how to do everything), we're in!

The OP Pack said...

Great explanation of the big project, Twink. It is going to be a lot of fun for all.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Dory and the Mama said...

We are SOOOOO excited...and we get it...and did I mention EXCITED????

You sooooo rock Twink (and Twink Mama)!

Smileys!
Dory and the Mama

Benny and Lily said...

okay we will start spreading those words..
Benny & Lily

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm still trying to explain to my mom -

Her head is filled with too much other stuff now - I'll try and dislodge some -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

houndstooth said...

Best of luck with GABE! We're still not sure if we'll participate or just be passive, but we're sure it will be great!

Bunny

Tanuki Maxx said...

Lots of luck to you!!

Cheers,
Maxx

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Twink
We want to be active participants. What do you mean by giveaway? Like a prize or maybe a donation to an animal shelter.
Let us know.
Love Ruby & Penny

Rambo said...

and what if a dawg, we'll say any dawg, is an extremely passive blogger, and I mean EXTREMELY passive? Not because that dawg is lazy, but because their personal assistant is. That dawgs personal assistant is soooooo lazy, btw. Can that dawg still play???

Rambo

Piappies World said...

Hi there Twink!

This looks so interesting and we are excited to be part of this fun event! Like Ruby & Penny we are curious if it would be possible to pledge a donation to an animal rescue center as a prize? What do you think?

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar & the Piappies

Sagira said...

Looks like you guys are going to have a lot of fun. :)

Mango said...

Hey Twinkie! Thanks for the tutorial. Momma is suffering from busy brain right now, so don't know if we will participate, but I will show her your instructions.

Slobbers,
mango

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Well Twinklebell we will probably be passive this time 'cuz the hoomans are unsure exactly when they're taking us northward. We'll see how things are going by next week. This is a great idea though,so will try to keep up in any event.
Smooches,
BabyRD and Hootie

ocmist said...

Grammy doesn't know if we will be able to participate even though she really would like to let us. She's trying to keep us up, but with all that's been going on... there goes another of those, "We'll just have to see..." :( The CCC

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Because we are getting ready to go south for a couple of weeks, Mom says we can only be a passive participant. But I look forward to meeting more new friends!!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona

Santa and Minnie said...

Hi Twinkie,

We read about you hosting this GABE from a blog that we visited (we can't remember now which one) and we are so excited about this event. For one, we get to make new blog friends and for another, we get a chance to win prizes too! What a great event!

However, our personal secretary, Aunty Diana, said we can only be passive participants. Maybe next time we can be active. Anyway, we are still putting up the GABE badge on our sidebars to help spread the word. We want all our friends to join in the fun too!

misskyliem said...

Hi Twinkie it's nice to finally Meet you officially!! I am going to play in GABE but I still need to see if Mommy will let me be Active. We have been having some trouble keeping enough Paper Moneyies in our pockets right now.

But it will be fun either way!! I'm going to add you to my friends!

Licks,
Kylie

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