It’s time to help the economy: I’m hiring

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Good morning Loves.  It’s getting pretty busy over here at My Diary Entry as I get ready to launch my next venture so I’ve decided to hire some help.  Who better to help My Diary Entry grow then the readers who love this blog just as much as I do.

Do you love to read? Do you love to write? Are you super organized?

Then I want you.  If you are looking for part time administrative work that you can do from home or if you know someone who is then please leave a comment below with your email address.

If you’ve got the skills and experience required

- Must have a passion for writing and experience with WordPress

- Excellent English written communication skills

- Able to pitch ideas and write within deadlines

- Marketing and branding knowledge

- Organization skills and able to work independently

- An interest in healthy living, personal finance and becoming a better you is a must

- Education in communications, marketing, journalism or business (students are welcome!)

- Experience working with websites and coding is a major advantage

- Experience blogging is a plus

What you’ll be doing if you’re hired

- Engaging readers on social media including Facebook and Pinterest

- Maintaining a presence on blogger networks

- Interacting with bloggers through comments on various sites

- Snapping photos and posting them online

- Maintaining websites including posts, sidebars and other esthetics

- Writing posts on various websites

The advantages of working with My Diary Entry

- You will gain real world work experience

- You will make valuable industry connections and build a network

- I will be an employment reference on your resume

- You can work at your own pace and on your own time

- Flexibility and no fixed schedule

The next step in the hiring process

If this sounds like you then Contact Me asap because I would love to hear from you.  Only those selected for the next round will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in My Diary Entry and good luck to everyone.

Love Always,

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Friday Faves: Tips to help you blog better

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Happy Friday.  This week has been all about sharing the love on My Diary Entry and today is no different.  We started off the week with two amazing giveaways – in case you didn’t have a chance to check them out you can enter to win two books here and a gift box full of cosmetics here.

I recently celebrated my four year blogging anniversary and to say that I have learned a lot over the past four years would be an understatement.  Today I am sharing my knowledge with you, if you are a new blogger who is trying to get your blog noticed or if you are a seasoned blogger who wants to take their blog to the next level then look no further I am here to help.

Blog Better with these 3 tips:

1. Join a network. No one will promote your blog (no matter how great it is), so go online and promote yourself.  Joining a blog network in your niche is a great way to spread the word about your blog and meet experienced bloggers.

Some well known blogging networks include BlogHer, SheBlogs, Clever Member and Yakezie.  Make personal connections with other bloggers and try to find ways to work together.  Attending blog conferences is another great way to learn about blogging, meet other bloggers and promote your blog (and your services if you also freelance).

2. Get on Twitter.  Find a tweet chat about your blog’s topic and join the conversation.  Actually all social media is a good way to promote your blog.  If you don’t have one yet you should create a Facebook page for your blog and join Pinterest.

Any type of sharing social media is a great way for you to share and promote your blog.  There is a WordPress plugin that allows you to post blog comments directly to your Facebook page – another great sharing tool to promote your blog.

Add photos and videos.  Writing for the web takes a special talent – visual effects are the key to a successful blog. No one wants to read page after page of only words so make your blog pretty and appealing with photos, videos and subtitles.

Your blog should be easy to read regardless of the topic and intended purpose.  Speaking of which, your blog should have a purpose – ask yourself what are you writing about and why should people read it.

Happy Blogging.

PS – if you have questions about blogging please contact me anytime, I would be happy to check out your blog and give you some feedback.

Here are some other blogs with better blogging tips:

Katie Taylor – What I Learned About Blogging When I Quit Blogging

So Over This – This Isn’t a Real Blog Post

Careful Cents – If You Want Your Business to Grow, Do This One Thing

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A Great Giveaway from Bed Head and Revlon

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Good Morning Everyone.  Today we have a great giveaway for our Canadian friends courtesy of Revlon and Bed Head.  The New Year is about to start and what better way to kick it off than with a new hair-do?

Get Great Hair with this Beautiful Giveaway

Our good friends at Revlon and Bed Head were generous enough to send over some products for us to try and some fabulous products for us to giveaway to one lucky Canadian.  Revlon and Bed Head are two members of a beauty empire which also includes Vidal Sassoon.  I recently switched my old hair dryer for the Solutions by Vidal Sassoon Iconic Quiet Dryer and I have never looked back.

I was already a big fan of Bed Head products (I have the hair Straightener) but my new hair dryer has made me the ultimate fan. I love the Vidal Sassoon Iconic Quiet Dryer because it is customizable with high and low heats as well as two different air speeds and a cooling option to help eliminate those unwanted frizzies.


If you are looking for a new hair dryer, curling iron or hair straightening flat iron I suggest that you visit your nearest Shoppers Drug Mart to pick up one of these great products from Vidal Sassoon, Revlon or Bed Head.  You can visit the Vidal Sassoon YouTube channel for beautiful hair tips and you can visit their Facebook page to find a Vidal Sassoon salon near you.

Now it’s time for The Great Canadian Giveaway

This giveaway is open to all Canadian residents.  One lucky reader will win:

- Bed Head Curli Pop – 1” Tourmaline Ceramic Hourglass Styling Iron – Retail $34.99

- Revlon Travel Pro Mini Straightener – great for traveling!! – Retail $19.99

Good Luck to Everyone!

Love Always,

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“A Beautiful You” Giveaway from Jenny Craig ($49 value)

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Good Morning Everyone.  The new year is quickly approaching and this means that soon we will all be setting our new years goals and personal resolutions. I decided to get a head start on my personal goals this year and I started a new workout regime to start losing weight.

Find Your Healthy Habits

The kind people at Jenny Craig were nice enough to support my weight loss goals.  They sent over some Jenny Craig snacks and I have to tell you that I was pleasantly surprised at just how great the snacks taste.  I was also surprised to learn that with the right meal plan you can be full all day and lose weight at the same time.

Dieting doesn’t have to be boring and you don’t have to starve yourself in order to lose weight.  All you have to do is burn off more calories than you intake on a daily basis.  This is exactly what Jenny Craig stands for; they believe in eating well, moving more and living life.

Get Started With Our Jenny Craig Giveaway

If you have been thinking about starting to exercise on a regular basis or if you want to start losing weight then enter our Jenny Craig “A Beautiful You” Giveaway.  One lucky reader will win a free 30 day Jenny Craig program which has a $49.99 value.  When you sign up for a 30 day Jenny Craig program your initial membership fee will be waived, the additional costs of food will be at your own expense.

When you sign up (or win our giveaway) with Jenny Craig you will receive a personalized meal plan, you will have instant access to tons of healthy recipes, and you will have the support of the entire Jenny Craig team behind you to make sure that you achieve your weight loss goals.

So what are you waiting for, enter now to win a free 30 day membership with Jenny Craig.

Good Luck to everyone who enters, the winner will be announced Monday December 10, 2012.

Love Always,

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The Blogger Book Giveaway

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Good Morning.  If you follow me on Twitter  and Facebook then you may know that my first book titled “A Better You” is going to be finished in a mere 62 days (check out the countdown on the right).  I am very excited about writing my first book and I would love it if you could spread the word to your family and friends.

My first book “A Better You” is all about making positive changes in our lives towards finding personal happiness.  It is what I like to call a blog book; “A Better You” is an inspiring book about love, life, career, family, health and money that is written as a compilation of blog posts.

The book “A Better You” features personal stories and victories about how I decided to stop complaining about everything that I hate in my life and start making changes towards loving my life.  No one likes a negative person and I want to be a person that other people want to be with.  I want to be the happy and friendly girl who everyone wants to talk to.

This is a book that I feel everyone can relate to because we all want to be happy. “A Better You” is about the personal journey towards loving life and learning to love our self. I hope that this book will inspire people to make changes in their lives by finding a personal goal and making a plan to achieve it. We don’t have to be the best, but we can be better.

In honour of my first book “A Better You” being finished (and hopefully published) very soon I am giving away 3 books that were written by my fellow bloggers, these ladies are truly an inspiration. All of these books were published by Zondervan, I met a representative from Zondervan at BlogHer in NYC and she truly inspired me to finish my book.

Click the link below to enter for your chance to win all 3 books:

The Guest Book: A NovelThe Guest Book by Marybeth Whalen is an emotional story about mending a broken heart and finding a new true love after many years of sadness from a broken family.  This is a story for hopeful romantics and for everyone who has made a wish or sent a prayer to find true love. You can read more about Marybeth Whalen on her personal blog at

Perfectly Unique: Praising God from Head to FootPerfectly Unique by Annie F. Downs is an uplifting story about finding your place in the world, believing in yourself and growing up believing in a higher power. If you have ever wondered why you look the way you do or why you have the body that you do then this book is for you. The answer is because that is how you are and you should love yourself no matter how you look. You can visit Annie F. Downs on her personal blog

Cold TangerinesCold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist is a motivating story that will make you want to wake up in the morning with a smile on your face.  If you don’t want your life to be a boring routine then break your regular habits and try something new.  Get out of your comfort zone and have a little bit of fun; just take a day off from being you.  You can learn more about Shauna Niequist on her personal blog at

This giveaway is open to all Canadian and U.S. residents.

Good Luck to everyone who enters, the winner will be announced on Monday November 19.

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Love Always,

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