What Is Happening Today On Gather – Tuesday January 5, 2010

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The Thursday and Friday edition of Today on Gather will be posted by MaryAnne Flynn. You can read all about this at this post: Having Surgery – Today On Gather Post – Important Notice.   You will not want to miss any of the updates.





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.  Amanda Holden has a beautiful dog:  Pico the snow dog!

2.  Daniel M. enjoys a good joke:   mid life crisis

3.  Breanna E. has a famous cat:  My little Model

4.  Brittney R. likes to make money:  December 2009 earnings

5.  Dianna Doles-Petry is finding her place in the community:  Attempting a Snippet




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!





Elizabeth Kostova Book Giveaway

Gather is giving away  a Elizabeth Kostova book set. Not only can you win THE SWAN THIEVES, but Elizabeth Kostova’s book, THE HISTORIAN.

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 Elizabeth Kostova books. Comments must be posted by Sunday, January 10th.





Del Monte Featured Product of the Week: Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn – Share Your Meal and You Could Win!

Gather has  started the Del Monte Featured Product and Meal of the Week program where you can share the family meals you make each week for a chance to be featured on the Family Essential homepage and for Gather Points! You can see last week’s Featured Meals here.

Every other Monday, they will announce a new Feature Product of the Week which you can use in those family meals.

This week’s Featured Product of the Week is Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn (No Salt Added)








Winner of Gather Gear for Pet Pics – Rocky!



The winner for the month of December is J F.   Congratulations J.F. and Rocky!








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



This week’s Featured Gather Pet is Sky!    Sky belongs to Christine Zibas.













Winners of The Purrrfect Live Chat Transcript: What’s the Best Way to Ring in the New Year? Each will receive 50 points.

Angel sent from God Secret Sisters

Janet “Jax” B.

 Lauren Lauren

 Mary Ann S.

 Ruthi C.


Congrats to the following members for winning the Gather Points in the late night mom chat Dec 30th!

Shannon W
Vicky K.


Congrats to the following members for winning the Gather Points in the health & Wellness chat Dec 30th!

Christina L.
Debra C.
sally g.
Amanda “middle of nowhere” C.
*Carol ~Bronx Southern Belle D.

And congrats to the following members who won Nature Made Fish Oil!

Annetherese McCorkell
James T.
Jessica B.
Angel sent from God Secret Sisters
Lauren Lauren

The winner of Foods to Fight Cancer is Trish A.

Share Your Heart Health Resolutions for a Chance to Win Gather Points! 

Become a member of Healthy Living Group

Answer one quick question

Comment by Wednesday, January 6th to be eligible

Gather will randomly draw 10 members to receive 50 Gather Pointsâ„¢






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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