Announcing New Upcoming Updates

NewUpdates (1)Are you ready for some updates on this blog?  What about a new free gift?

I’m sure you know that a blog is not something you just set up for good and forget about it.  Every once in a while it needs to be updated, tweaked and improved.

This’ s what is about to happen to this blog, so I wanted to use this post to give you the heads up about the updates that are coming.

So here is what’s  coming in order…

A New Testimonial Page

If you look at the number of posts I have on this blog under my name, you will see the number 99, so this means that next Monday I’ll be posting my 100th post on this blog.  The blog itself has a little bit over 100 posts, because of the few guests post that I have, but it will be MY 100th post.

So, to celebrate that, I am going to introduce you to my brand new testimonial page.   The creation of this page was only possible because of a handful a great women who were nice enough to write terrific testimonials about my writing skills.

For each testimonial I will be including the picture and link of each of these ladies. Yes, ladies, because they happened to be all females (not in purpose, just a coincidence). Now, I’m going to make sure this page will be very obvious, and I am telling you how down below.  But before here is some more new things coming up for you.

A New Giveaway

As I was mentioning last week on my post, there seem to be something missing on this blog since it doesn’t get as much traffic as I would like to.  So, I think that it’s time for a new free offer.

I am working on a new writing tutorial eBook that will be available for free download on this blog in exchange for your name and email address.  If you know me, you know I won’t promote stuff in your face at all except if it’s very worthwhile, so don’t be afraid of me. I don’t bite.

This new free giveaway will be replacing the old one that’s here now.  So, if you wanted to grab it before it’s gone forever, please do so now!

I am working on making this eBook not too lengthy but as useful as possible.  I’ve learned about and practice writing quite a bit over the years and I wanted to share some of those things with my readers.

This tutorial will be talking about fundamental writing rules, writing styles and tones, synonym snares that always confuse people, basic punctuation rules, the use abbreviations, headlines and more.

I really feel that it’s time for something new that would be much more attractive and useful for bloggers, especially newer bloggers who often say that they can’t write. I promise it will be something easy to understand and a rather quick read.

A New Widget

Now as for the look of the blog and access to those new things to come, here is what’s going to happen.

In order to make my testimonial page easier to find and more accessible I will have a custom-made widget that am hoping to make as attractive as possible.

I already know the design that I want, and my guy for the job will be the same one who created the headers of my blogs, Steve from GFX.  I trust that he will do a great job!

A New Opt-in form

Of course, new product means a new opt-in form.  The opt-in form on the right hand side will have the image of my new product, but I’m thinking of adding one on my header as well.

I became really motivated to do this after reading Adrienne’s recent post about her header opt-in form.  I think that having an opt-in form at the very top of your blog, really works great as proofs of this are evident.

I’ve read in the past that a header opt-in box works well, but that was the first time that someone I know can really prove to me that this is really so.

So there you have it! A new testimonial page coming up next week on my 100th post with hopefully a new widget if ready by then.  But most of all, in just a few weeks, a new writing tutorial with a bunch of writing tips and nuggets to  help you improve your writing skills.

Hopefully, these new items will make this blog more attractive and more interesting to the readers. Also, if you or someone you know need my freelance writing services, you can refer to this new testimonial page that will sell for itself.

So, what do you think? Are you looking forward for the new updates ahead? Please, let me know in the comments below.


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32 thoughts on “Announcing New Upcoming Updates”

    1. Hi Barbara,

      Yes, it’s good to change things around and see what does or doesn’t work. I definitely can’t wait to see what a header opt-in box will do.

      Thanks for coming and feedback 🙂

    1. Hi Margarita,

      It certainly is nice to see you around. I remember coming a couple of times to your blog a while back, but there were no new post, so eventually I stopped coming, thinking that you might have been on some new project or something.

      I know that what my readers will care most about my updates is the new eBook.

      It will be about helping people to improve their overall writing skills, and avoid some of the mistakes that I often see while blog hopping. I’m very excited to have a new product coming up, because even I’m tired of this one by now.

      Thank you for coming back, and see you around.

  1. Hi Sylviane!

    Oh boy, this is wonderful! Happy Blog-aversary! I can’t wait to see all the updates and I’m sure it will be a great improvement.

    I read Adrienne’s post too and she is doing great with that opt-in on her header. Hey if it works, we gotta do it!

    I’m sure your testimonial page will be one that is loaded with so many people who know you and see what a professional you really are.

    This is so exciting!

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    1. Hi Donna,

      Thank you for you excitement! how nice of you.

      Well, it’s time for a change since I want this blog to do better, and bring me more traffic and business. I hope that my writing tutorial will be a success.

      Thanks for your kind words as always 🙂

  2. Congratulations Sylviane! 100 posts is quite a milestone and one I hope I\’ll celebrate one day 🙂

    You’re right, we all need to update our blog every now and then to keep it fresh. I\’m always trying to changes things on mine but I think I\’m obsessing over it a little too much 🙂

    I can\’t wait to get my copy of your eBook and when you unveil the updates, sounds like it\’s gonna be great! I just made some changes to my opt-i form too, thanks to one of Adrienne\’s post 🙂 about it. Wish you all the best with the new changes!

    Have a great week!
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    1. Hi Corina,

      Well, just keep posting and your 100th post will come sooner than you think. Time flies you know.

      I am about half way through with my writing tutorial as far as the rough draft is concerned. I will have to edit and edit again until I’m satisfied with it once I done. I’m hoping that it will be ready for late July or early August.

      It’s good to update your blog, but don’t be obsess over it, as too much could be as bad as too little.

      Thanks for being a regular reader of this blog and I hope you’ll enjoy the eBook.

  3. Some changes are a coming for sure Sylviane and they do sound exciting.

    Wow, 100 posts. Can you believe you’re written that many already? Seems like just yesterday doesn’t it! My how time does fly by so with all three of your blogs that means you’ve written a lot.

    I’m excited about your new opt-in I think it’s going to be great. Like we were discussing this weekend some of us just don’t know. You would think some things would come naturally but they don’t. Dang it! Thank goodness we have you though to teach us the right way.

    Looking forward to reading all your testimonials. I have no doubt they all sang your praises, I sure know I did. And by the way, thanks for that mention about my post. Seeing is believing right! We never know unless we test test test.

    So will look forward to your next post, the 100th. What a milestone!

    Enjoy your week and thanks for all your help.

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    1. Hi Adrienne,

      As a matter of fact, all my three blogs are approaching the 100th post almost at the same time. The other two should actually have way more, because they are older, but back then I allowed people to post on my blogs and they posted trash which I deleted a while back to start fresh.

      I’m excited to work on that writing tutorial and want to make it as useful as possible.

      I can’t wait myself to see my new widget design and new super testimonial page 🙂 thanks to you and other great gals.

      Thanks for coming, Adrienne.

  4. Hi Sylviane

    Congratulations on your 100 posts and I look forward to seeing all these changes. They sound awesome. I am sure the testimonial page will be great and you deserve to have some lovely things said about your ability as a writer. You are an excellent communicator.

    I think changing things up is always good energetically. Thanks for sharing the changes with us Sylviane.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Yes, I’m in need for some changes as things have looked pretty much the same on this blog for a while now.

      I’m thankful for having Thesis BlogSkin which allows me to create a header opt-in form with a couple of clicks. I’ve been wanting this in a while and Adrienne’s post really motivated me to try it.

      Thanks for coming, Sue, and have a great day in sunny winter Australia 🙂

  5. Hi Sylviane,

    Congratulations on the 100 posts achievement Sylviane! Great Milestone, can’t wait to reach that milestone myself! lol!!

    I am also excited and looking forward to see the changes on your blog especially the header and I hope one day after you test it you will let us know in a post how it worked for you. I read Adrienne’s post about her header and I know it worked very good for her. I so look forward to that because I am also going through narrowing my niche and I will definitely make some changes on my blog accordingly.

    I will definitely grab that ebook tutorial of yours, I am sure it will be a valuable one full of your great writing nuggets and advices. I also look forward to reading all the testimonials. I am sure they will all be good.

    Thanks Sylviane for sharing with us. Have a great week ahead.

    Be Blessed,

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    1. Hi Neamat,

      That’s why it’s great to follow different blogs and bloggers, isn’t it? We can find out what works and what doesn’t work for them and act accordingly, or at least try it for ourselves.

      I will definitely write about it after a few months according the results I see. Plus I will have two places where people will be able to opt in and I will see exactly where they click the most.

      Thank you for your input, as always, Neamat and have a great day!

  6. Hi Sylviane,

    Congratulations on your 100th post! This is awesome. A milestone indeed! You are way ahead of me. I am working on my 50th post (will appear this week).

    Celebration? What a good idea. A writing tutorial? Excellent. These are interesting topics. I want to know more about them and I will certainly give you my name and email.

    I hope you don’t mind me making a suggestion:
    You created 100 posts, right? Take 10 of the best posts you have and create another blog post on your site where you can simply talk about them. I mean, make a top with your best 10 posts, put a link and a short description for each one, an introduction and a closing and post it.
    Explain your readers that this is your best work and is worthwhile reading. This can buy you time (about a week ) so you can focus on the giveaway.

    What do you say?

    Have a nice day
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    1. Hi Silviu,

      Yes, that’s a great idea, Silviu and that’s what I was going to do, on top of introducing my new testimonial page. Since I don’t want to bore everyone with a full post talking about the testimonial page only, I’m going to add few links of posts that I want to bring to the front again.

      I appreciate your great comments each week and your suggestions. Keep up the good work. By the way, before you know it you’ll have you 100th post too 🙂

  7. That’s great Sylviane,
    Change they say is constant and that’s true. Wow, you’ve already hits the 100th post mark? That’s awesome indeed. I’m still below that but, almost there :).

    I like all the changes you’re about to make on this blog. But, why women testimonials alone? Are there no men reading your posts too? Or is it that you only want to have women there?

    I can also write you a testimonial if you don’t mind because, it will seem as if your blog is for ladies alone. Just a thought.

    Thanks a lot for letting us know of those changes, waiting to see them.
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    1. Hi Theodore,

      Well, all women as I said in the post, it’s just a coincidence, not in purpose. S

      MY widget is all women, yes, because it’s already in the making, but you’re welcome to write a testimonial and you picture and a link to your blog will be on the page still.

      I even have a male online friend that has always praised my writing, but because he’s been out of site for a while I forgot to ask him. Thus the need to be constant, right?

      I hope people won’t think this blog is only for women, there’s a guy on the video, by the way.

      Thanks for coming and for your offer Theodore.

  8. Hi Sylviane,
    These are signs of a living blog and I love these modifications that have the readers at heart.

    You are on your 99th post huh! I’m on 98 and I’ll be dedicating the 100th post to my readers. Looks like we are almost moving the steps forward together 😉
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  9. Hey Sylviane,

    Wow… What a milestone! If we all bloggers could gather together at your place to celebrate it, I’m sure we would have some yummy french foods 😉 Isn’t it?

    Now this is a different kind of post here and excited to see what’s your 100th post gonna be dear 😉 Why not, new opt-in and testimonial page too. I love changes to blogs 🙂

    Giveaway is a wonderful idea and I can recall you were talking about that you are missing traffic than you expected. I hope the giveaway will help you gain more attention, but remember that sometimes folks just opt-in, download ebook and unsubscribe. Well, that happens everywhere.

    To be honest, I don’t keep up with email updates but on social media 🙂 But I’ll definitely opt in for yours ’cause you said “You don’t bite” 😀 lol…

    You have a beautiful week there and can’t wait for next Monday Sylvaine 😉

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    1. Hi Mayura,

      Thanks for you visit and I’m glad you like my upcoming updates.

      I know there’s always going to be someone that will download the book and unsubscribe, but that’s OK. The book will also have some of my links too anyway. So, they may still change their mind some day. If not, it’s OK too.

      In any case it’s going to be a good change for the blog, I am sure.

  10. Sylviane,
    Congratulations on your 100th post. That’s a great accomplishment. I always enjoy your posts. I especially like this one because I love how you’re explaining what your changes are going to be instead of just popping them up. You’ve got some pretty cool things going on. I like the idea of changing your free offer. Mine isn’t doing too well and I was wondering if I can change it and if so, how. You just gave me the info. Thank you so much. 😉 Have a great day.
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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Yes, if your offer isn’t doing too well, you could give away something that is more appealing to your visitors. My giveaways isn’t doing anything for me anymore, so it’s time for something different.

      Glad you like the post and thanks for coming by.

  11. Hi Sylviane

    As always you have interesting content to read about, and I love your site already, but like someone else has said… change is good and we really cannot avoid it.
    I am looking forward to your blog, hopefully I will get ideas.
    Looking forward to your Ebook. I know it will be great
    Thank you for providing your readers with interesting content. I love all of your blogs.

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  12. I am fortunate to have found this site! Don’t stop writing and informing people.

  13. Hey Sylvianen.! Congrats on the Blog Anniversary! That’s a celebration to be happy about big time. I love it when my favorite bloggers make changes or do something cool to their blog. I contemplated a header myself and when the new theme I have, it will have to be professionally done because I don’t know to do it and with the theme I use, I will not try it myself. Whatever you create, I will be sure to download it and share it so others can come back to grab it too. Again, congrats, you have worked so hard to get there. Go girl!
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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Interestingly I went to your blog today before I even knew you came here, and you kind of beat me to it 🙂

      I’m glad you like the look of my blog. I really try to make it simple and a while back I got rid of all the promotional banners as I want people to concentrate on my service and giveaway only.

      I am working on the eBook which should be ready at the end of July or beginning of August.

      Have a great week too, Lisa

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