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Relaunch Party Giveaway Day 7

Today Only! 2 Winners! Win a spot in The Blog Loft's Social Media Mavens or The 21-Day Brand Detox ebook and Brand Identity Board Template!

Today Only! 2 Winners! Win a spot in The Blog Loft's Social Media Mavens or The 21-Day Brand Detox ebook and Brand Identity Board Template!
Wow Day 7. I can finally rest! 😉

But not before we go out with two more chances for you to win today!

Our last two winners!
Congrats to Darcy P who won the spot in the Social Media Mavens ecourse!
And congrats to Ruth M who won the 21-Day Detox and Brand Board template!

Thanks to everyone who participated!!

If you read yesterday’s post, you know that I added a new free guide to the Library. It’s the story of How I Built My Subscriber List. In it I talk about the different things I did before launching DYOB and after. Of course a lot of it includes social media.

That’s what makes the first of today’s giveaways so cool!

Prize #1

It’s a spot in Margo Snyder’s Social Media Mavens eCourse, Premium Package! Many of you know Margo from The Blog Loft. I’m going to let her take it from here.

Hey! Margo here from The Blog Loft. I am so grateful to Marianne for the opportunity to share my Social Media Mavens E-course with you guys!

Basically, I created this course for bloggers who are feeling a little lost on social media. You want to grow, but it’s just not happening fast enough. Whether you’re a beginner, or a seasoned blogger, learning social media and staying up to date with the latest trends is your number one tool for survival. Your blog’s growth depends on it. Social media is not just about how you talk about yourself- it’s about how other people talk about you.

When you do social media right, you don’t have to shout from the rooftops about your blog- others will do that for you. But it does take time, and it does take work. So if you’re ready to put in some time to grow relationships, grow your page views, and create a sense of community for your readers, great news! I’m going to show you exactly how to do it!

Here’s Exactly What you’ll learn in the Social Media Mavens E-course:

Module 1: Intro, How to Be Social on Social Media
How to be seen in a sea of billions
How to be social on social media
How to optimize your blog post titles for clicks
How to write great content- every time
Homework: Checklist Worksheet to Optimize Your Blog Posts for Sharing

Module 2: Creating a Plan For Your Niche on Facebook & Twitter
How to share the right content for your niche
Facebook: How to grow your Facebook page following
Facebook: How to use Facebook group to gain fans
Twitter: Using it the right way and how your traffic will explode from Twitter!
Twitter: Get people talking about you, optimize your blog for twitter sharing
Homework/Worksheet: What does your audience want from you?
Design a sharing plan tailored to your niche

Module 3: It’s All About Images! Pinterest & Instagram
Images: Photography tips
Images: Free & Cheap stock photography resources
Images: How to create blog post graphics
Pinterest: Visuals that Stand Out on Pinterest
Pinterest: Strategies to Gain Followers & Traffic
Instagram: Using Instagram to Gain Followers & Get Blog Traffic
Instagram: Apps to buy & use
Homework: Image Challenge

Module 4: Growing Your Mailing List (and why it will be a game changer for your blog)
Why You Should Grow Your Mailing List as a Blogger
Step 1 of Building Your Email List: Make Them an Offer They Can’t Refuse
Step 2 of building your email list: How & Where To Place Sign Up Forms
What to do with your email list once it’s grown
Homework: Checklist Worksheet for growing your mailing list and creating amazing content for your readers with every email you send.

Module 5: Scheduling Your Social Media Posts
Intro to Social Media Scheduling
How to Fight Social Media Burnout
20 Ways to Unplug This Week
Why You Should Invest in a Social Media Scheduler
Cost/Benefits of Social Media Schedulers
3 Things You Can’t Schedule on Social Media
Homework: 10 things to schedule on social media this week!

Module 6: Putting Your Plan Into Action
How to execute every single tip in this course!
This week is really about putting in the work, defining your strategy, and learning a LOT more tools along the way!
Worksheet: Planning your blog posts with social media in mind
Worksheet: Social Media sharing checklist every time you write a post
Worksheet: Promoting and supporting other bloggers
Bonus! How to collaborate with other bloggers and open yourself up to a whole new audience!

Learn more about Social Media Mavens.

Prize #2

My second prize today is from one awesome lady that I’m sure you all know, Erika Madden of! She’s giving away a copy of her eBook, Brand Impressions: 21 Day Detox. Your 3 Week Guide to Developing a Refreshed, Reputable Brand.

When you’re ready to overhaul your brand, clean out the toxins dulling your blog + social media accounts, and look 100% pro online — you do this detox.


1. The 32-page Brand Impressions: The 21 Day Detox E-book
– Contains the complete Brand Impressions Detox course to print out + work through at a pace that fits your life

(Course includes 21 daily guided lessons on cleaning up your digital home, Facebook + Twitter cover templates, a brand color code PDF [so you’ll always know what brand color to use, where], + extra resource links to help you.)

– A gorgeous, 7-page social media strategy document for you to fill out + use to build serious brand authority online, attract more followers, + finally get organized

2. A Brand Identity Board Template for use with Adobe Illustrator*
– Create your own designer-quality identity board to go with the tres chic brand style guide you will make as part of the 21 day detox (use it to brainstorm future rebrands, get clear on your visual branding, share on Pinterest to drive traffic back to your site, and give to your brand assistants (hubby, BFF, virtual assistant, 2nd cousin…))


New and intermediate level bloggers, freelancers, creative business owners, coaches & consultants, and anyone with a personal brand online who needs to be more effective with their blog + social media presence.

Ok, ready to enter?

7 Days of Prizes!

Btw, why are we doing these prizes? We’re celebrating the new redesign of DYOB with 7 days of giveaways from 10 incredible bloggers! Read the full story and details of the redesign here. Today is the LAST day so Last Chance!

What you need to know:

  • One spot in the Social Media Mavens Premium Package goes to one lucky winner!
    One copy of the Brand Impressions eBook/eCourse and a Brand Identity Board Template goes to another lucky winner!
  • Entries made starting now through 6am (MST) tomorrow (8/16) are valid.
  • One winner will be selected at random on Sunday and announced right here on this page!

How to Enter

  1. Go visit the 21 Day Detox page* to learn more about the eBook/eCourse as well as the Social Media Mavens page to learn more about the eCourse package!
  2. Come back here and leave a comment below letting us how much you participate in social media and why. (*required)
  3. Earn more entries (optional) from the Rafflecopter entry form below.
  4. Chosen winner’s entries will be verified.

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  • Soooooo I have accounts on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, FB…. What do I use? Almost none of them. It is STILL overwhelming to me. I am surprised I have any followers on any of them because I never post! I want to participate more but I’m truly still paralyzed by the enormity of it all.

  • Kim L says:

    I would LOVE to win this course because I am new to blogging and I am just a sponge for knowledge right now. I think this e-course would help me move in the direction of making my blog bigger, better and beautiful.

  • Emily says:

    Congratulations again on the redesign! I have loved following this series to learn some new tricks for my blog. I mainly use Facebook and Instagram to promote my blog, but I use both of these inconsistently. On average, I would say that I post about 2-3 times per week to promote my blog posts that went live. A goal of mine for the next few months is to learn how to create social media posts that support my brand without being straight #ontheblog posts.

  • Karlene says:

    I have accounts on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook (and a FB Page), and Google+. I’m posting my blog articles & interacting as much as I can. Twitter gets the most of my attention. Help me take it further!

  • Alexis says:

    I have all social media accounts but am having the hardest time growing ny social media presence. I know it takes time but I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong & what I’m doing right. I’m excited to learn from the e-course!

  • Kirsten says:

    I use Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. I use social media everyday or at least everyday to promote my new posts and old posts, as well. Using social media helps gain new exposure and get more traffic to my blog.

  • I participate on social media several times a day. I just started a blog back in February, and am desperately trying to grow my following! I am making a huge move back to the Midwest with my husband in two weeks, and I want to be able to use my blog as a source of income for us once I quit my job!

  • Ainsley says:

    Winning the social media eCourse would mean so much to me, because I’ve always struggled with social media. It seems endless: no tips seem to make much sense, and there are hardly any straightforward tips on how to build a successful social media following; every tip is the same.

    • I use social media scheduler apps to post on social media every day, and I am trying to learn more about social media because of how much people say it can grow your traffic.

  • Annika says:

    I was afraid of putting myself out there so far. Hope this will change with the help of this prizes! 😀

  • Jules Q says:

    I’ve been on all the major platforms for a long while but I’m in a slump now. I’ve begun looking at my blog as an investment and want to develop a brand for the future, yet I’m at a loss on what I want to say. “21 Day Detox” would be a great tool for tightening up my scattered thoughts and helping develop a platform. Thanks for the great opportunity and the helpful tips from your blog!

  • Zobia says:

    I use Twitter to advertise my new blog posts and participate in Twitter chats and enter giveaways. I use Facebook to participate in groups and build a better relationship with the blogging community. I pretty much use my Instagram as a personal account, I haven’t linked back to my blog or tried to advertise any posts – honestly, I wouldn’t know how to start utilizing Instagram as a marketing tool which is why I hope to win a spot in the social media maven course. I could really use some help driving traffic from Instagram.

  • Darcy says:

    I use a lot of social media and I even help others with theirs, but I’m still working on refining my own practices and deciding which will be the best for me to place my time into. There are only so many hours in the day, right?! I love both of these giveaways! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Meagan B. says:

    I use Twitter and Pinterest but, for some unknown reason, I keep coming back to Facebook as my main go to social media platform even though the reach stinks!

  • I use Pinterest for my blog and it’s a huge source of traffic! I just started a Facebook page for my blog a couple months ago and am working on that. Twitter and Instagram, I have accounts but I don’t use them much. What a fabulous give away and congrats on reaching this point of your launch party!

  • Stacy says:

    Oh boy this one is a doozy! I do have accounts with Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram ~ my favorite by far being instagram and my absolute least favorite is Facebook. I would delete that account if it were not for everyone and everything seems to want your Facebook info. ugh! I would so appreciate the eCourse for Social Media. My sanity and my blog would appreciate it as well 😉

  • Ruth M says:

    I so need this! I am not very good in keeping up with social media. I have all the requisite accounts, but do not post often, let alone get around to reading anything. If I am going to be successful, I know this HAS to change; its just so overwhelming!

  • Kara says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I’d love to win either, they sound like they would be so helpful!

  • Sabrina says:

    I spend more time browsing through social media than actually using it to promote my blog or interact with readers. I would like to share something daily, to build relationships with readers, but am often at a loss for words.

  • Claire says:

    I use facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest, bloglovin, snapchat, vine, tumblr, pretty much everything. I mainly use it to entertain myself and to see what my friends are up to, but recently I have been trying to use it to promote my blog posts! Not sure how well that’s working right now… I go on every single day that I have internet, because apparently being active will drive more engangement!

  • Ruth M says:

    Thanks so Much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Katie says:

    I try to post on every social media outlet daily! I have a hard time some days but generally I hit them all activity wise. I don’t always post new content but I will interact. I’m hoping to win so I can become more focused!

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