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Featured on the Qadabra Blog - WooHOO!

Recently I was asked to interview for the ad network I use on my website. I was surprised by this, as I haven’t been a member there very long and haven’t even officially re-launched my site (though I’m very nearly there and happily sharing informatively already, as you might already know).

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I even asked Simona Kogan, Qadabra’s resident blogger and social media expert, why they chose lil old me (because I tend to be straight-up honest like that) and she responded in kind:

“We asked because you are new

and you would answer genuinely...

plus, being a writer myself,

I can see you have it in you!”

Well now, how lovely and thank you, kindly.

So I set about answering the questions she sent over and once submitted, along with a current “mug shot”, Simona set about condensing my “book” to a reasonable length for publish to their blog.

(Please note: she was thrilled to receive such detailed responses and has plans for what she couldn’t use this time, for later...)

I am not going to lie - you are lookin’ at one giddy girl ovah here. :)

And my hubs even said that Simona made me sound “wicked smaht” (it’s a Maine thing...)!

If you’d like to see just what was said, you may do so here at Qadabra’s Blog .

If you didn’t know, Persona Paper also currently uses Qadabra for some of their ads, too :) YAY!

And stay tuned, I’ll definitely be sharing more about this self-serve platform - a third party ad network for folks like me in need of a Google AdSense alternative - who came along in perfect time.

Thanks for that, Qadabra. And thank you, Simona, for putting all my words together in such a smart way. ;)

~ Cheers!


LoudMan - here's one for ya ;)

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Scorpie wrote on August 1, 2014, 11:08 AM

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there could someday be a real competitor with Google? Well done.

SandraLynn wrote on August 1, 2014, 11:12 AM

Yes, it sure darn would be. I'll write till my fingers are bloody stumps if it would help to make that happen ;)

Scorpie wrote on August 1, 2014, 11:32 AM

Me also. I wonder what network Qadabra gets their ads from?

tinamarie wrote on August 1, 2014, 11:38 AM

You are "wicked smaht". Keep up the fantastic work SandraLynn .

SandraLynn wrote on August 1, 2014, 11:55 AM

They are the network, Scorpie :) Although, it feels like you are looking for a more technical answer than I can give. They are very helpful over there, if you are in of an ad network. :) Tell 'em Sandra Lynn sent ya ;) (I don't earn from sending you :) )

AliCanary wrote on August 1, 2014, 12:41 PM

Awesome! I am so happy for you--it's great you are getting all that exposure on your brand-new site! I am fixing to expose you a little more, if you think you can handle it :)

SandraLynn wrote on August 1, 2014, 7:08 PM

Expose away, my friend ;) and thank you for that. Link love is golden! It's why I love what I do and plan to do it over and over again! It is so selfish and so rewarding all the way around :) Thanks also for the thoroughly entertaining explanation of how the bat became the cat who ate the canary or something like that ;)

BarbRad wrote on August 1, 2014, 7:39 PM

Reading this got me net surfing until McAfee said I was threatened, but I couldn't figure out by what. Went first to Qadabra Blog, followed their link to your blog and got to one of Theresa's blogs, and finally to her Wix page, and on to Your Blog Connection where McAfee stopped me on a post featuring a site called Bubblews. Quite a ride. One thing I couldn't find was how to subscribe to your blog by email. I don't ever look at RSS feeds.

LoudMan wrote on August 1, 2014, 11:06 PM

Well, I suppose congratulations are in order. Thanks for your entry.

SandraLynn wrote on August 2, 2014, 7:32 AM

You are already subbed to me, I think, Barb. I'm still figuring out how all that works. I'm going to try sending a mass mail to everyone by mid-week before the re-launch, to let them know of what my planned schedule for posting will be :) Funny that you took such a wild ride though. And via &TheresaWiza too ;) I've been knowing her since 2011 at least. There's a post I did about her on the blog back then, titled "5 Reasons You Should Know..." Maybe that's how you found her? Anyway, I hope McAfee wasn't too mad at ya ;)

SandraLynn wrote on August 2, 2014, 7:33 AM

Well I suppose thank you. And you're welcome? :)

SandraLynn wrote on August 2, 2014, 10:26 AM

It was so sad for me (and nostalgic, too) going back in and editing all those old A to Z posts with all those Y!CN writer friends. Goodness. But at the same time, having Y!CN close their doors and discovering Qadabra was what spurred me on to re-build the blog and now I've got a whole brand new website. So onward and upward (as Lyn would say - I paraphrased ;) ) I'm very fortunate for all the friends I've met along the way and all the one I keep on meeting. I can't wait to share them all :)

nbaquero wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:10 PM

SandraLynn Congratulations, what an honor! You must be feeling pretty proud. Hope the success continues!

LoudMan wrote on August 2, 2014, 3:38 PM

Sometimes, I get the suspicion the "questionable ads are coming from qadabra. I'm not sure why. Hmm...

I thought it was Chitika but now, I just wonder.

SandraLynn wrote on August 2, 2014, 3:58 PM

Well, I'm sure they are working on figuring those things out behind the scenes :) I've had no issues whatsoever with 'em on my end. I have had funky stuff happen here. Pop-ups and other weird stuff. I have tight security and a Mac, though...not that I know what that means exactly...Anyway, I'm confident this will work itself out and that whomever is causing the issue will have to go. Period. :)

Feisty56 wrote on August 4, 2014, 9:13 AM

How exciting! I don't blame you for being a bit over-the-top on this. Thanks for sharing the good news here.

SandraLynn wrote on August 5, 2014, 4:03 AM

Thank you. Feisty?? Is it you??? I have to know...