June 23, 2011

Thursday Giveaway and Follow That Blog!

**** CONTEST IS CLOSED. Be back shortly with a winner!****
Giveaways and contests are really popular in the blogosphere lately and Beaducation is no exception. We have some great offers out on the web right now.

Sometimes it can be confusing trying to keep track of all of the great blogs and contests out there. Many of you are very blog savvy, but some of you may be blog reader newbies. Since blogs are the new black (and a great way to stay informed!) we are going to break it down for you. Hang in there, 'cause there is a giveaway at the end of this post. 

How do I "follow" a blog...won't I look like a stalker?
Nope. In fact following a blog is the best way to get a steady update of what is happening with your favorites. Here's how:
Many blogs have a button that looks like this:
This is a symbol for an RSS feed. When you click on that icon, a page pops up that allows to to choose how you want to "follow" it (to receive alerts when the blog is updated). For instance, you can choose "live bookmarks" that will place a link on your browser toolbar. That is a button just for us right on your toolbar that you can click and go directly to the blog. Or if you read a lot of blogs (or plan to) try using a "reader" where you can follow multiple blogs.

Google Reader is a great tool for following and  organizing all of the blogs that you read right in one place. You can log into your reader and BOOM, there are all of your blogs right in one place. You can sort your blogs by theme or subject and tag interesting posts to refer back to later.

Once you select how you want to view the blog, don't forget to click "subscribe" and you are done... almost! Don't forget to check us out!

We are giving you the opportunity to put this plan into action. Subscribe to the Beaducation blog and you'll be entered for a chance to win your choice of one of our just released Brand New Classes on DVD. We selected the seven most popular online video classes on Beaducation.com to offer as DVDs. Complete with printable class handout and bonus FREE classes, you can watch these classes full screen on your computer or TV.


All you need to do to win is follow our blog (or let us know that you already follow our blog) in the comments section. You can get extra entries by posting on your Facebook wall or Tweeting this giveaway and linking back to this post. If you do FB or Tweet, come back here and add an extra comment that you did it. Each act of social media should have its own comment below as a comment equals an entry. We do moderate the comments on the blog, so it may take a bit for your comment to appear.

This contest goes through Monday morning at 9 AM PST. At that time we will close the comments and pick a random winner.

Good Luck and thanks for following us!

80 comments:

peggy gatto said...

I have been a follower for awhile!!!
I'd love a chance!!
thanks

Therese's Treasures said...

What a cool give away. I already follow your blog and I use Google Reader.
Therese

eyecandiejewelry said...

Following :)

Holly said...

I do follow your blog. Thank you!

Mel said...

Long time follower, loooove the idea of having one of the classes on dvd! Thanks for the opportunity!

angie said...

Following...

Ann said...

I'm a stalker to your blog!

jess said...

following!!! love all the tips, keep them coming

Mary said...

Love your website and I'm a follower!

shutterbug90(at)gmail(dot)com

ljordan00 said...

FB Shared, tweeted , and already subscribed to your blog :)

Love Beaducation and love these giveaways! :D

ljordan00 said...

FB shared, Re-Tweeted, and already Subscribed via Google Reader.

Love Beaducation and Love these giveaways! :D

ljordan00 said...

FB shared, re-tweeted, and subscribed via google reader.

Love Beaducation and love these giveaways! :D

somethingunique said...

Hi Lisa & the gang, how are the new digs working out!? can't wait to see an update of how everything looks and i have been following ever since i have found this wonderful tool! I would love to win the classes on DVD as it cost too much for me to download the online classes to my computer as i have to pay as i use. Once i downloaded a book that cost $10 and my comp. bill was $30 more YIKS!!!
ttfn Lana & thanks for the giveaway >^.^<

rosebud101 said...

I'm following your blog. I'm glad to have found it!

Sue said...

I'm in!

Just One Thing More said...

I tweeted! And I follow!

Tracy said...

Posted on FB and following the blog. You guys rock!

Silver Dreams Design said...

I guess I've been unofficially following for quite some time. Now I'm official!

DebbysBeads said...

I'm a follower or it that a "stalker".

Anonymous said...

I follow on Yahoo Reader!
Katina
kjkoukla(at(hot mail dot com

Beadroe said...

I also am a follower.

TesoriTrovati said...

I am a new follower! Not sure how I missed your blog all this time. I think your new DVDs look great. Have always wanted to take one of your courses. I recently learned soldering from Stephanie Lee and would like a refresher!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Tina H said...

I am following your blog.

Lynnae said...

WooHoo, I'm a follower, and am going now to facebook to post it! How can I not share your blog!!

Kat said...

I've been following for ages, but love a good giveaway!

Lindy said...

I'm a new follower. I love your Blog.

Jill at Liv'nGood Jewelry said...

I've subscribed to you guys for ages. I use a service called "Feedly" which takes a Google reader feed and makes it look like a magazine layout - it's really cool.

Jamie G said...

Following!

Pam said...

I follow:)

Nicole said...

I'm a follower!!!

EmbellishYourself said...

I follow your blog!

Susan Ayers said...

I follow you on Facebook

Susan Ayers said...

I tweeted this giveaway

Susan Ayers said...

I facebooked this giveaway..

Noahs Ark Creations said...

Follower!!!

sandi m said...

I've been a follower - yeah!!

Shauna said...

I follow your blog! :-)

Alison Kelley said...

I love you guys! I follow your blog and I tweeted this. Thank you!

Alice said...

I read your blog all the time, and I'm not sure why I never became a follower. I am now...

JLMom said...

I want to be sure I'm entered! I follow your blog! :)

beadwhimsical said...

I'm sooo in!

Cinder says said...

I am happily following along!
Love your tips....thank you!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Love your blog and classes. I could so use that soldering class :-)

Mimi said...

I am a follower, and posted your link to my facebook page! Thanks for great products, classes, and a chance to win! :)

KipperCat said...

I would love to win a class, and now follow your blog. I was referred here from another blog, and I regret that I've forgotten who it was.

Hope of My Heart Designs said...

I've been a follower for a while too - I read with Google Reader. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jane Perala said...

I'm now a follower!

nat a. said...

I follow your blog!
it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

nat a. said...

I tweeted to share the Beaducation love on fb!
http://www.facebook.com/natalieklassenalexander/posts/182275495162475

it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

nat a. said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/NatalieAlxndr/status/84421010673242112
it (dot) iz (dot) nat (at) gmail (dot) com

KayzKreationz said...

I follow your blog.

http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway and trying to get 1000 followers.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

KayzKreationz said...

Just posted to my facebook page about your giveaway.

http://facebook.com/KayzKreationzGlassKreationz

cindy said...

Yes, I have been a follower of this blog for a long time now.
I also just subscribed by RSS feed.

cindy said...

I have left a comment on FB, and have been a fan for some time now.

Rebecca said...

I am a follower through Google Reader!

kazknak said...

Been reading your blog for ages but only just become a follower. Love the blog.....

Elaine said...

Following... great blog, by the way! :)

Regina said...

New stalker...

Nutkitten's Handcrafted Jewlery said...

Posted a comment on my facebook page with a link back to Beaducation. Thanks,
Tracy

BeadGirlOnline said...

Just signed up! I'm now a follower!

Noahs Ark Creations said...

Posted on my business page!

http://www.facebook.com/NoahsArkCreations

Sally Anderson said...

I'm a follower and a subscriber. I love your videos. Great instructions (and heaven knows I need that!). Thanks for the giveaway.

Nicole said...

I just posted on my blog: http://nicolesjewelrycreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/giveaway-on-beaducation-blog.html

Kristi said...

I am a follower :)

rockcreekcreations said...

I would love to have a chance to win. I follow your blog publically and on blog reader

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Now Following your blog!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Posted the giveaway to my blog:
http://pineridgetreasures.blogspot.com/2011/06/beaducation-giveaway.html

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Posted the giveaway to Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-Ridge-Treasures/205451472805925

Noemi said...

I am a new follower to your blog but not to your site.
Thank you so much for all the useful info you have in offer.
I have learnt a huge deal by watching some of your videos.
Sometimes I just needed some guidelines to make something that i already had in my mind and you gave me more than that.
thank you so much.

Shirley said...

I am already a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy K said...

I just found you through another site. Great stuff!

Lynnea B said...

just clicked to follow..been following you on facebook for awhile now!

White Winged Dove Stevie Nicks Tribute Band said...

Hi! I am a follower, and would love to be entered in the contest. Thank you so much. My email is TimelessFinery@gmail.com ...don't know if you need that to notify the winner...:) Keep up the great work! xoxoxo

For My Sweet Daughter said...

i shared on fb! fingers crossed

danielleRVT said...

Following! LOVE Beaducation!!

MorganRae said...

Following now :)

Melissa said...

FOLLOW!!! And I posted on FB as well!

Melissa said...

Trying again...

I posted on your FB wall and am trying to figure out how to follow the blog!

Charlee said...

I have followed, shared and twitted. woot!