What Is Happening Today On Gather – Wednesday May 12, 2010

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Welcome to the Wednesday edition of Today On Gather!  Make sure you check out all the contests because many of them end today!



There will be a couple live chats with Gather Authors this week.

Thursday May 13th @ PM ET chat with Author Peter Joseph Swanson

Friday May 14th @ 9 PM ET chat with Author and Editor Shirley Ann Howard.  Shirley will be giving away a free book to one lucky member who attends the live chat.




Enter the “Everyday Miracles Contest” and You Could Win an Extraordinary Measures Prize Pack!

When you find yourself witnessing a miracle, you immediately want to share the exciting news. We all have experienced everyday miracles. Whether it’s winning the lottery or getting a new job, Gather wants to hear your extraordinary story! Share your everyday miracle  and you could win an Extraordinary Measures prize pack!

You must have your comment(s) shared no later than 11:59p.m. ET on May 24, 2010 to be eligible.

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive

  • $100 AMEX gift card
  • One copy of Extraordinary Measures on DVD

Two (2) Runners-Up will receive

  • $50 AMEX gift card
  • One copy of Extraordinary Measures on DVD



 Gather Needs Reviewers for Extraordinary Measures – Comment to Participate!

Gather is on the hunt for top notch movie reviewers for the powerful film, Extraordinary Measures. Members will be provided with a Netflix subscription for the purpose of writing a review of the movie.

To volunteer to become a movie reviewer, all you have to do is answer one quick question.

Comments must be posted by Thursday, May 13th. Gather will randomly select 25 respondents who will each receive a one-use Netflix subscription for the purpose of writing a review.




Win A Free Book! “The Bourne Objective”



Gather is giving way ten (10) copies of Eric Van Lustbader’s, The Bourne Objective.

For your chance to win a copy of The Bourne Objective, all you have to do is answer one quick question.  Comments must be posted by Monday, May 17th.







Take the Gather Partner Survey. First 250 Participants will win Gather Pointsâ„¢!

You’re invited to take a survey from one of our Gather Partners. The first 250 Gather members to complete the survey by Monday, May 17th will receive 25 Gather Pointsâ„¢ each. (This survey can only be taken once from the computer you are using.)

Click here to take survey





Win A Free Book For Mother’s Day! – “Big Babies, Little Babies.”

I just love all of the book and information that DK adds to their weekly give away.

For your chance to win a copy of DK’s Big Babies, Little Babies, all you have to do is answer one quick question.  Comments must be posted by Wednesday, May 12th.  Good luck to everyone who enters.










 Cape Cod, MA is HomeAway’s Featured Property of the Week! Two Members Will Win Gather Points!

 MA must be a beautiful state.  I have never had the opportunity to visit it as of yet but then my life is not over yet. :)  Have you ever been to this week’s featured location? If so or even if you have not, simply comment on the above post and share your stories, tips and secrets. Two members each week will be drawn to receive 50 Gather Points™ for doing so!




 Win A Free CD! Melissa Etheridge’s New Album, Fearless Love

 Gather is giving away 2 copies of Melissa Etheridge’s newly released album, Fearless Love.

For your chance to win a copy of Fearless Love, all you have to do is answer one quick question.  Comments must be posted by Friday, May 14th.







Win 2 Suspense Books!

Gather is giving away 10 copies of So Cold the River by Michael Koryta and Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson.

For your chance to win these suspense novels, answer the following question in the comments field of the above post : Where is your favorite place to curl up and enjoy a good book? Comments must be posted by Wednesday, May 12th.








Come Tell Us What You Think of Ritz Crackerfuls & Win Gather Points!

Have you tried Ritz Crackerfuls? We want to hear all about it! Come share your experience in the comments field below and your thoughts could be featured in an ad on Gather! Gather will also give away 25 Gather Points to ten members who share their comments. Read the above post for all the details.

Your comments must be posted by Wednesday, May 12th. Ten members will be randomly selected to receive 25 Gather Points.




Sign-up for a Home Farming Theme Party and You Could Win a $200 Garden Gift Pack!

Gather and TRISCUIT crackers are looking for 30 members who would like to have a home farming theme party. We’ll send each participant a box of TRISCUIT crackers to enjoy with your appetizers and after you’ve partied we want to see how it went. Get creative with your party! Share posts, videos, and photos in the Home & Garden Channel on Gather and you could win $200 Garden Gift pack!

Check out the post for all the details.

All comments must be made by Thursday, May 20th





 A Gather Member’s – Monthly BookShare Book Giveaway!!! SPRING 2010!


Gather member Love from Darlene! is giving away books for the month of May.  Some of these books are amazing. She has a post for each book with a review of the book.  For your chance to win, all you have to do is comment on the post of the book/books you would like to win.  To find the links to the books given in this contest, just click on the above link.

You will have to scroll down past the April list to see the May list.  Submit comments until midnight (12:00 a.m. EST), the last Day of May. 





What are your best tips for spicing up your weeknight menu? Come share & win Gather Points!

With the McCormick Recipe Inspirations Flavor Challenge, you can learn how to make meals easy and inspiring – any night of the week. We want to hear all about your best tips for spicing up your menu each night.

There will be two discussion guides where you can share your best tips, secrets and stories. Please leave your comments in the comments field of each discussion article. Gather will randomly choose 10 members to receive 20 Gather Points!

Check out the post for this week’s discussion

Please comment no later than May 14.




Share Your Home Farming Photo Essays for the Chance to Win Gather Pointsâ„¢ and Prizes!

Share your personal progress in a home farming photo essay in the Home & Garden Channel for a chance to win Gather Pointsâ„¢ and Prizes!

Here’s how it works:

  • Become a member of the Home & Garden Channel
  • Post new photos of your personal garden every two (2) weeks to the group
  • You can  submit photos  from today through Wednesday, June 23rd
  • Please tag your photos “homefarmingphotos”

Gather has constructed three levels of prizing you can win for participating! You can even win more than one prize. Here’s what we’ll be giving away and how:

  • Weekly Prize: Gather will randomly select 2 members each week to receive 250 Gather Pointsâ„¢
  • Monthly Prize: Gather will randomly draw one member per month to receive a Home Farming Prize Pack
  • Grand Prize Winner: Gather will randomly choose one member to receive a $100 AMEX gift card to purchase more home farming supplies













Congratulations to the Grand Prize  of a CD- Live at the Troubador by James Taylor & Carole King  : Tif Bailey
Congrats to the Runner-Ups: Lynn R and Laura Cushing








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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