What Is Happening Today On Gather – Monday April 19, 2010

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There was a live chat scheduled with Author Sarah Honenberger on Friday.  Sarah was unable to attend.  She said she will visit the post and answer all questions posted. You still have time to ask her any questions you may have for her. Click here to post your questions.  Sarah will be giving away two books to people who comment on the post.   I will randomly choose the winners as soon as the books arrive.




What is your original garden recipe? Tell us and you could win a free sample of TRISCUIT crackers!

 Do you have original recipes that you make with ingredients from your garden? If so, Gather wants to hear about it!

All you have to do is  share your original recipe using fresh garden ingredients  in the comment area of the above post for the chance to receive a limited edition TRISCUIT crackers home farming sample. Gather will randomly pull 30 members to receive one.

To be eligible, you must comment no later than April 26th.




 Win A Free Book! Eat the Cookie…Buy the Shoes by Joyce Meyer


To be entered to win one of two copies of Eat the Cookie…Buy the Shoes all you have to do is answer one quick question.  Comments must be made by Friday April, 23rd.







Let Your Child’s Inner Fashionista Out: Win a $50 Fashion Playtes Gift Card to Design Custom Clothing!


This weeks Friday freebie is great.  Gather is giving away two $50 Fashion Playtes gift cards. It is so easy to have your chance to win.

1.  First you must verify that you are a member of the Gather Giveaways group.

 2.  Comment on the above post by 12 PM EST  Tuesday, 20th.

3.  That is all you have to do.   Gather will draw 2 winners to each recieve $50 Fashion Playtes  Gift Cards.




 Win A Copy of Nickelodeon’s Hit Show Invader Zim!


 Gather is giving away a copy of the first season of Nickelodeon’s hit show, Invader Zim.  For your chance to win a copy of Invader Zim (Season 1) all you have to do is answer one quick question.  Comments must be made by Thursday April, 22nd. Gather will select one winner at random to receive this DVD set!








Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is HomeAway’s Featured Property of the Week! Two Members Will Win Gather Points!

 Oh Wow!!  This looks beautiful! 

Each week, we’ll be posting a new HomeAway Featured Property of the Week article with photos and information about the property.

Have you ever been to this week’s featured location? If so or even if you have not, simply comment and share your stories, tips and secrets on the above post link. Two members each week will be drawn to receive 50 Gather Points™ for doing so!




Growing Fruit in Small Yards- Win a Copy of “Grow Fruit”!


This post has some great advice on growing fruit trees.  They explain about growing dwarf, compact and even container fruit trees.

Share stories or tips on growing fruit and you can win a copy of DK’s Grow Fruit. Comments must be posted by Wednesday, April 21st. Gather will draw one winner to receive a copy of the book!




 What do you love about traveling to a new city? Tell us and you could win Gather Points!


I know all of you are familiar with the “Best Kept Secrets” series that Gather has been promoting for several weeks now.  I personally am really enjoying them.  I love to read about new and exciting places.

Gather wants to hear about your travels to new cities.  For your chance to win 1 of 10 awards of 20 points just for answering a quick question by Tuesday April 27th.




Come Share Your Comments and You Could Win 125 Gather Points Daily!


 Gather has launched the Best Kept Secrets travel program in travel.gather.com sponsored by HomeAway and they are requesting your help! Share your tips for vacationing and you could win Gather Points.

These are the questions they would like you to answer for them.

How do you budget while you’re on a vacation?

Do you use a travel agent or select a location on your own?

What are your “must-haves” when you go on vacation? (Pool, spa, childcare, etc.)

Each day Gather give away 25 Gather Points to a commenter on each article-that’s 125 Gather Points a day! You can win more than once so if you have more tips to share then comment on all of them. This promotion will run until Friday, April 23rd  so comment by then to be eligible.

Note: You must comment in the article links below to be entered. If you have a secret-share it! Just want to visit-tell us!

Best Kept Secrets of Park City, Utah: The Perfect Resort for All Seasons

Best Kept Secrets of Naples, Florida

Best Kept Secrets of Beach Getaways (Let the Ocean Work Its Secret on You)

Best Kept Secrets of Family Vacations-Budget Friendly Family Vacations

Best Kept Secrets of Maui, HI – A Tropical Paradise




Win a Copy of Sergio Mendes’ New Album ‘Bom Tempo’!

“This is bom tempo music, good times music,” says the Brazilian-born, U.S.-based Mendes, who sought to sum up the CD with a succinct Portuguese title. “It’s all about the good times, good weather, good tempos. The album is about the diversity, joy and sensuality of Brazilian music—songs I previously recorded and some that I never have—played by Brazilian and American musicians.”

For your chance to win one of five CD’s that will be given away, all you have to do is answer one quick question by April 28








Do You want To Make More Points On Gather

 One of the questions members frequently ask the Support team is for tips on how to get more views to their content so they can earn more points. An easy way to do this is by checking to see what is being searched for on the major search engines and to pick a topic that interests you from the list of top searched trends to write about.

The Google trends list is updated very regularly throughout the day.  MaryAnne be publishing this list daily to the Earn More Points and SEO groups. Feel free to check out these posts for ideas. If you write about one of the items on the hot trends list, and use the keywords that are being searched on, your content will be one of the items returned in the search engines and you’ll draw more viewers to your content.



Tom Gerace, CEO and Founder of Gather has submitted some great posts to help you with your Gather experience:

 Amplifying Your Voice (or, If a tree falls in the forest, and only 1.3 million people hear it…)

Step 1: Find Something that You Love to Do

Step 2: Evaluate the Appeal of Your Topic

Step 3: Consider the Competition (and Learn from Them)

Step 4: Creating a Consistent Experience

Step 5: Using Gather Groups: Create, Curate or Both?

Step 6: Check the box, expand your reach



Are You New To Gather?

 Welcome! I think you will find the Gather community a great source of information on just about anything. There are groups for food, music, writing, frugal living, couponing and everything in between. The Welcome To Gather group is a great place to start. It is a place where you can meet other new member on the site as well as seasoned members. The Welcome To Gather group goal is to help you learn your way around Gather and let you find friends who share your interests. Welcome!


The Today on Gather post is posted each weekday to keep the community informed of all the happenings in the community.  You can find the post in the Today group as well as my profile page on gather.


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