What Is Happening Today On Gather – Tuesday January 12, 2010

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As promised, the new year brings new contests and interesting conversation.  Grab a nice warm mug of cocoa and lets tour the community together.






I found a few posts that will introduce you to some of the members in the community. As a way of introducing them, I Will be spotlighting their posts.  




1.  My kid are so funny..eh should i say cruel 

2.  Vision 

3.  Are you or your family incredible? Show us how!

4. Book Review- James Patterson- The Murder of King Tut

5.  In Memory of My Dad

6.  Eating While Broke : Crockpot Chicken With Black Beans and Cream Cheese

7.  Chicken pie with Del Monte sweet peas

8.  Del Monte Meal

9.  Del Monte peas with Tuna Helper

10.  How to boil the water for your tea in the right way






Enter the Bath Fun Photo Contest for a Chance to Win a Hot Wheels Toys Prize Pack!

Share a photo of a fun moment (Head Shots Only Please – see example in post) that you’ve captured of your kids in the tub in the Bath Fun Photo Contest and you could win a Hot Wheels toys prize pack!

All photos must be shared by February 22nd to be eligible

Gather will choose five members to receive a Hot Wheels toys prize pack for their kids as well as a special gift for mom! Winners will be announced in the Bath Time Group on February 26th.






 Play the Sunshine Scavenger Hunt and You Could Win Nature Made Vitamin D and Gather Points™!

Scavenger hunts are fun ways to learn information that you might not already know. Nature Made and Gather want to give you the chance to win great prizes when you play the Sunshine Scavenger Hunt in the Healthy Living group! It’s easy. Just follow the instructions in the post. Five (5) members will win a six month supply of Nature Made Vitamin D and 250 Gather Points™!

You must comment by Monday, January 18th.






Joshua Ferris Book Giveaway



Gather is giving you a chance to win a copy of Joshua Ferris’ latest novel:  THE UNNAMED as well as a copy of THEN WE CAME TO THE END. 

For a chance to win, all you have to do is answer one quick question.  Gather will draw 10 respondents who comment to receive the above Joshua Ferris books. Comments must be posted by Sunday, January 17th.











Get in Shape for 2010! Win a Free Workout Download!

Gather is giving away two free downloads of Women’s Health: Total Workout in 10, courtesy of New Video Digital. For your chance to win, all you have to do is answer one quick question. Comments must be posted by Wednesday, January 20th. Gather will draw two respondents to win!






Friday Freebies: Win a $100 Athleta Gift Card to Kick-off Your New Year!


  • Comment in the article listed above with your answer to this week’s question:
  • You must comment by 12pm EST Tuesday, January 12th to be eligible






Christian Book Giveaway




Gather is giving you a chance to win this set of Christian books:

Hearing From God Each Morning by Joyce Meyer

Rules of Engagement by Chad Hennings

Points of Power by Yolanda Adams

The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer

For a chance to win, all you have to do is answer one quick question.  Gather will draw three respondents who comment to receive the above Christian books. Comments must be posted by Tuesday, January 12th.






Reviewers Needed for Mattel’s New Hot Wheels Tub Racers Play Set– Comment to Participate!

Gather is looking for 30 members to receive one free sample of Mattel’s new Hot Wheels Tub Racers play set to write reviews of the product. Selected members should share their reviews of their kids using the toy in the Bath Time Group and use the tag “hotwheels”.

To be considered to be a reviewer, all you have to do is answer one quick question.  All comments must be made by January 13th to be eligible.







Gather’s Greatest Pets Photo Contest – Sleeping Pets. Win a $25 AMEX Gift Card



Gather invites you to enter the monthly Pets Photo Contest.

Each month is a different theme. For the month of January, we want you to share your best photos of your pets sleeping.

Submit your photos for a chance to win this month’s prize:

Win a $25 AMEX gift card to buy your favorite pet supplies

All photos must be posted by Sunday, January 31st.






Hulk Hogan on TNA iMPACT! Win a Spike TV Prize Pack!

Gather is giving away three Spike TV prize packs that include a t-shirt and DVD. For your chance to win, all you have to do is answer one quick question. Comments must be posted by Thursday, January 14th. Gather will draw three respondents to win!





Win a Paranormal Activity Scare Kit!


To celebrate the release of Paranormal Activity on DVD, Gather is giving away a Paranormal Activity Scare Kit that includes:

Baby Powder


Ouija Board

Satin Sleep Mask

Barrel Sling Duffel bag

For your chance to win, all you have to do is answer one quick question. Comments must be posted by Thursday, January 14th. Gather will draw one person to win!






 Gather’s Featured Pet of the Week – BABY BOO! Win Gather Gear & Gather Pointsâ„¢!


 This week’s Featured Gather Pet is Baby Boo!



Baby Boo belongs to Renee (Pres of Baby James Foundation) ~..











Congratulations to all the winners!




Congratulations to  the Gather Points Winners for the Nature Made Wellness Reviews!

  1. Connie C.
  2. Christina L.
  3. â™ ~Dnbuster~â™  ~.
  4. Debra C.
  5. Bridget ♥



 Winners of the Elizabeth Kostova Book Giveaway

Dorine H.

Kim C.

Linda J.

Lori A

Marie L.

Melissa J

Trish A.

C C.

Chris W.

Diana Raabe




Have a Question, Suggestion or Idea to Share? Need Help Getting Around the Site? Seeking Clarification on Gather’s Community Guidelines or Publishing Guidelines?  Gather posts a new post each weekday to address your questions and comments.  It is posted in The Gather Help Desk  Group.

If you have an urgent question or need to discuss your concerns privately with Gather’s support staff, you can reach them by submitting your question via the web form.  Gather’s support staff always strive to respond to member inquiries as quickly as we can.






Where To Find Things On Gather


This is an older post written by  Chuck McGuire, Gather.com Member Support but it still has a lot of great information in it.  Some of the information is not up to date but most of it is.   This is a great post to find out how to share posts, photos, etc.  It is great to help you find out how to cash in your points and where to find out how to change your profile.









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 Pointsand SEOgroups. 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!







This post is a place where your opinions are always welcome and you will always find a friend. I do read & try to acknowledge all comments . Keyword being “try”. Is there something that you would like to see changed on the “Today On Gather” posts?

Do you know of some exciting activity that is going on in the Gather Community? Please just let me know.

Just let me know by making a comment in the comment section. Check the Today On Gather post so  you do not miss anything that is going on. You can find all the Today posts  in the Today On Gather Group.

You can also find all my posts, photos and videos on my personal Name Space.

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I am just a simple country gal. I have been married to my best friend for over 34 years. We have two beautiful daughters, two Son In Laws and four grandchildren. My family is the most important thing to me. I love them dearly. I love life to the fullest.

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