Loretta over at Gadget Girl is sponsoring a contest this month for a free subscription to Blogger & Podcaster Magazine. Loretta participated in my first every contest and even though she did not end up winning I was wicked impressed with her contest submission. I figure I could return the linky love and tell you all about her contest. It is way less complicated than my contest this month (Stephen this means that you could actually enter this contest without having to do much, but you may be too busy with your iPod).
Anyway if you would like to enter this contest then head over to Gadget Girl and the August Contest ~ Sponsored by Blogger & Podcaster Magazine. I’m going to have to add a link to Gadget girl on Flatwater. The blog looks like a great resource for technology and gadgets. I’m definitely adding the feed to my feed reader too.
This year was the first year that I decided to purchase hosting for my blog. I ended up paying a fair amount for the services. However I just learned about Easy CGI as a hosting service and they are offering web hosting for Free for one year. That is free, no coupons, no rebates, just free. Free certainly appeals to my wallet. With a little one on the way and four blogs to maintain, maybe hosting another one of my blogs with Easy CGI would be a good idea for the coming year. Heck free web hostingis a good idea even if the little one wasn’t on the way.
I was looking over the list of features that you get with the free hosting and they are really very good. They have 24/7 phone support for their customers. So if you need help configuring something, a helpful person will be on the phone waiting for your call. But you could also use their set up knowledge base tools if you are a problem solver like me. I like to work things like that out on my own before I make any calls. Being able to browse a knowledge base is key for me because I know most of my questions will be answered.
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My friend John told me about SlickDeals.net about a month ago. He was talking about getting a 320GB Iomega External Hard Drive for $30.00. I heard that and immediacy kicked myself for getting a 160GB Maxtor External Hard drive the month before for $109.00. So I asked him where he was getting his hard drive and he told me about SlickDeals.net. I went to the site and bought my own 320GB external Hard Drive from Iomega. The rebate check came the other day and it jogged my memory about writing about this site.
I use the 320GB external hard drive to store all my downloaded podcasts on iTunes. It certainly freed up tons of space on my computer’s hard drive. the next thing I need to do is get all my photos on that Hard Drive as well. My photos are on the Maxtor right now and I think I may discard it in a contest some month. Or I may just give it to my parents.
Speaking of Contests. I just started my August contest called BenSpark’s August Add It Up Contest. There is some work involved but it should be fun. I know that there will be much work on my part.