Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday, March 05, 2010 - Today's Words of Inspiration, A Special Announcement and Great Giveaways!

See you in August!

Ascending Butterfly has a very special announcment! We will be attending our very first Blogger Conference! BlogHer '10 which is being held in August in the fast paced City of New York (Ascending  Butterfly's very back yard!), is the largest convention for bloggers and brands to network, interface; and build stronger online communities in addition to forming lasting relationships. Ascending Butterfly is being sponsored by and to kick things off, is offering you 25% off your entire first order! How awesome is that? Use the cool button on the upper right hand side of the page to place your order! Use code:"AscendingButterfly" to take 25% off your entire first order!

Stay tuned for a review/giveaway coming soon. (And you didn't hear it HERE first, but stay tuned for a special 'Twitter Party' hosted by Ascending Butterfly and! There will be prizes, and oh did I mention there will be prizes? :-) But as a reminder to fellow bloggers attending, it is NEVER too early to begin planning what you intend you to pass out to those you meet at the event. Are you hoping to stand out with PR reps? You may want to be more creative than a business card so you can truly be remembered (How about your URL on a customized Dog Tag or Keychain?). And what about thank you gifts for your sponsors? Have you thought about those yet? (How about a customizable license plate with their logo and URL on it? It fits nicely with the limits most corporations will allow for gifts, AND it offers a personal touch!) And with the exclusive 25% off discount from Ascending Butterfly you can get as creative as you want to be for less! Who says we can't plan and be 'recessionistas' too?

There are a myriad of details to consider, and I would love to interface with other bloggers who will be attending. For those who have attended since the begining do you have any tips for this 'BlogHer Virgin'? Anyone adding a few extra days to their trip to tour the city?

I can't begin to express how excited I am! About this amazing new partnership, about attending my first BlogHer and about meeting so many of you that I have connected with virtually. BlogHer '10 is also shortly after Ascending Butterfly's one year 'blog-a-versary', so it's an all around celebration!

It's funny how the inspirations this week have been focused on 'Making Connections'. This week I had the opportunity to make a very powerful one of my own.

So let's keep on the topic we started this week, today let's continue making real 'off-line' connections. Start by re-kindling your connections to friends, not by updating your facebook status, or twitter feeds, but by calling, meeting for lunch or dinner, or head off to a movie this weekend with the gang! Don't forget to say hello to the stranger on line in front of you. Ask the clerk 'How are you?' before asking for what you need from them. You'll be surprised how you alter the day, not just theirs, but your own.

Congratulations again to our February 2010 Book Club confirmed winner Cynthia, read full winner announcement HERE, our March title will  be posted shortly!

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I embrace new connections!'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! Twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias #ascendingbutterfly - Today's Words of #Inspiration and Great #Giveaways! -

Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

Don't forget to enter the great giveaways on the upper right hand side of the page! It's just our way of saying Thank You for choosing to spend part of your day with us. We are really happy you landed HERE! Don't forget to use the share button below any inspiration to stumble, digg, tweet or share with your friends on facebook and twitter! And if you want to share inspiration with other members, Ascending Butterfly has a NING group with real time chat HERE

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Keep the suggestions coming, remember we also have a NING group with real time chat, you can give us your comments and suggestions in REAL time, how cool is that?

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And remember if your profile does not have an email and you don't leave your email in your entry, we will not accept your entry. Make sure your entry or your profile have your email address!

Just a helpful Reminder: How to Follow Using Google Friends Connect:

Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list. (Remember, following a blog, does NOT subscribe you to receive emails, you have to subscribe separately to do that, you will not receive emails for following)

Are you getting the dreaded 'Your Entry Can't Be Processed' message when leaving an entry or comment? Before hitting enter, highlight your comment and COPY it. If you get that message after hitting enter and your comment is still there, just ignore the message and hit enter again, then you will get a screen with a captcha code, enter the captcha code, then submit and VOILA. If after you hit the submit button the first time, you get the dreaded message and the comment 'disappeared' no worries, that's why I asked you to copy it in the first step. Paste it back in and submit again. This has worked for me when comment boxes have glitched on me, and I hope it helps you too!

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  1. I love the phrase "Remember, attitude really does determine altitude." Great post today that is chock full of wisdom. Thanks!!!

    I can't wait to hear about the blogging conference from you.

  2. Always enjoy reading your words of insperation ,tks.And Congrats.on all your up coming events.Three cheers for your comimg bloggerversary hope to be here to toast your day with you and all your butterflies!Excitied to hear all about your adventures at Blogher!!

  3. Wow, congrats on attending your first Blogher conference. Very exciting.

    Thanks for linking up with Friday Follow! I am now your blog follower. It is a pleasure to meet ya and have a great weekend!

    ~ Lynn