The Blog Workshop – Where Blogging Meets Business

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The Blog Workshop is great learning community for bloggers and vloggers (like you and me!).  

The Blog Workshop is “Where Blogging Meets Business.”


The Blog Workshop provides information to take their blog/vlogs to the next level!  Through the The Blog Workshop Community, where members can discuss a multitude of topics, to educational workshops, and annual conferences, The Blog Workshop is helping to bridge the gap between bloggers and influencers, brands, PR Pros, and much, much more!  

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A very important part of The Blog Workshop is the The Blog Workshop University.  Their mission is to facilitate the learning of bloggers/vloggers so they can become the the forces in the blogging industry, arming bloggerpreneurs and blogging scholars with the knowledge  and skills to better serve brands and sponsors.

Check out The Blog Workshop’s upcoming  Surviving S.E.O. Workshop, on June 26th, 8-9pm est.  S.E.O. (Search Engine Optimization) is an ever evolving, so learning and keeping up with current trends can be quite difficult.  The Surviving S.E.O. Workshop, led by Dan Morris, will discuss descriptions, categories,  tags, plugins, keyword research, content structure  for effective S.E.O, and much more! 

Hershey Wishes and Kisses One Year Anniversary Celebration – Giveaway! *Closed*

Well, welcome to August…a brand new month, a fresh new start!

For me, July was overfilled with unexpected events.  And I admit, this blog suffered because of these personal crises.  But as I said, here we are in August, a chance for a fresh start!

A few weeks back, I managed to post about my blog’s one year anniversary…did you read it?  If you missed it, please check it out HERE.  So, in celebration of Hershey Wishes and Kisses…all my dreams come true’s One Year Anniversary, I will be hosting a giveaway!  I want to thank you, as readers of my blog, for READING my blog!

The giveaway item:

Stila Dream In Full Color Palette

It’s hardly a secret that I love my makeup, and enjoy great quality products.  I own the Stila Dream in Full Color Palette, and it’s been a great addition to my makeup artillery. There are 29 eyeshadow shades, and 7 cheek colors included in the palette.  I have found a use for all of the colors in the palette – highlighters, bronzer, and blush for the cheek colors, and for the eyeshadows, well the combination possibilities are endless.

One lucky reader will win this palette!  Will it be you? You can enter three times by doing the following:

  • Like Hershey Wishes and Kisses on Facebook by clicking HERE or using the widget on the right side of the page.  Leave me a comment with your Facebook name.
  • Follow me (@crimmylynn) on Twitter by clicking HERE or using the widget on the right side of the page.  Leave me another comment with your twitter handle.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email using the widget on top right side of the page.  Leave me a comment you did subscribed.  If the email you use to subscribe is different than the one the use to make your comments, please leave me the email you subscribed with.
Giveaway is open to US residents.  The Giveaway begins Wednesday August 1, 2012 and will close Friday, August 24, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.  If you enter after that time period, you will disqualify yourself.  Entries will be checked.  The winner will be chosen by and will be notified by email within 48 hours of the end of the Giveaway and then has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  Winner will also be posted on this blog. Retail value of the Palette is $39 USD.  Giveaway is sponsored solely by me, Crimson, the blog author.

Thank you for reading and entering!  Good luck!

Happy {belated} 1st Anniversary, Hershey Wishes and Kisses!


Hershey Wishes and Kisses…


all my dreams come true!

One Year and Counting!  It’s hard to believe that on July 1, 2011, I made my very first blog post using wordpress after taking “the plunge” and switching from the (seemingly much simpler) blogger platform.  There were many reasons for switch, but mainly, I wanted a fresh start with my blog and the ability to really dig my heels in and make my own, and I wanted to drop the from the domain name of Hershey Wishes and Kisses.

My aspirations for Hershey Wishes and Kisses have and always will be quadruple-fold: (1) to share my unique ability of finding freebies; using coupons creatively, spotting deals and sales, and combining deals and seals for the best savings; (2) provide honest reviews of products and services I or my readers would use; (3) host quality giveaways for my readers as a thank you for being loyal reader of Hershey Wishes and Kisses; and (4) share some of my life’s moments with my readers.  I always want to stay true to myself and my aspirations for this blog.

So…last year when I re-established Hershey Wishes and Kisses on wordpress, I made sure to devote time everyday to writing and posting.  But as time went on, I found that there is much more to authoring and owning a blog than merely writing and posting.  I can tell you that today, I take a different approach with my time management – I still devote time everyday to my blog, but it’s not always to writing – there are other tasks, such as researching, emails, product reviews, reading other blogs, and marketing that need to be completed.

Just like any new job, learning the in’s and out’s of blogging has a learning curve.  I’ve been a blogger for a few years, but I only became more ‘serious’ about my blogging this year, when I switched to wordpress.  I admit that I am still a beginner a blogging, and have lots to learn.  I look up at that learning curve and think “whoa;” there is so much you can learn, and no one place to obtain all the information.  It’s an online researching project, that just keeps going, and going.  As with everything you find online, some of the info is really helpful, and some it ends up wasting hours of your time and gets you nowhere.

I think it’s obvious, but I’ll still say it…blogging is one of my passions… I love to write and to share how save money, find freebies, conduct reviews and giveaways, and share the events in my life important to me.  But do bear in mind, even though I consider this a passion and an job all in the same breath, I do have a full-time career that I am fully engaged with as well. I am the Director of First Impressions (read Administrative Assistant, Marketing Coordinator, Receptionist…) for a small architectural firm in the Baltimore area, and I love my job. So, things can get a little busy sometimes.

I look forward to many more years of posting at Hershey Wishes and Kisses…All My Dreams Come True.

Keep reading, I lots of good things in store for the future!

And thank you SO MUCH for reading my blog!!!