Join us Wednesday August 31st for a Family Vacation Memories Twitter Party!

Latina Mom Bloggers and PapiBlogger want you to join us for a fun Twitter party themed “My Family’s Best Vacation Memories.” There will be five great prizes including an iPad 2 courtesy of PapiBlogger.com and Hispanicize 2012 Conference.   [Read more…]

Mobher Operation Glory FlashMob at #Blogher11? You betcha!

Almost two weeks ago I attended BlogHer ’11 conference.  Today, I was thinking about some of my most memorable moments at BlogHer ’11 and  I must say that dancing in the Mobher Operation Glory Flash Mob is at the top.   So you’re probably wondering, how did this happen to geeky me? [Read more…]

Giveaway: WIN 2 tickets to the OCFoodie Fest

The OCFoodie Fest is coming to Orange County for the 2nd annual Gourmet Food truck festival.  The festivities will take place at Angels Stadium on August 27, 2011.  The first annual event was launched on August 28, 2010 with over 8,500 foodies in attendance and 49 gourmet food trucks.  The event was SOLD-OUT.  The 2nd annual event will  include 100 gourmet food trucks, a private VIP lounge, [Read more…]

Google Plus Is a Game Changer

I started kicking the tires on Google Plus this weekend.  Google plus is definitely everything you like about Twitter and Facebook without the things you don’t like.  My overall impression on week one of Google plus testing is that [Read more…]

MasterChef Special Edition Bookazine

I’m so excited to share my new cooking Magazine, the MasterChef Magazine. Taste of Home partnered with MasterChef to create the special edition bookazine. The special edition bookazine was published the first week of July, and guess who got to preview the premier issue? Me!

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Whoops! How to retract a Facebook Invitation

Have you been in a situation where you accidentally sent a Facebook invite and need to retract the request?  Or you sent an invite a couple weeks ago and still waiting to be added as a friend?  Would you like to retract the request? [Read more…]

The Power of Social Media

Yuzu Tea

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I will be attending a tea cupping at California Tea and Coffee Brewery today.

I want to show the world the power of social media.  Will you help me?

I will be giving away 2  tea samplings to one lucky follower on twitter and one lucky follower on Facebook.  The samples contain 8 delicious loose leaf teas  from California Tea and Coffee Brewery.

Here is how to participate:

1.  Check out California Tea and Coffee Brewery website and write a comment below about your favorite tea and why?  Be creative.

2. Twitter followers: Follow @CA_tea and @Eva_Smith on Twitter so that we can DM you.

3.  Facebook followers:  Follow California Tea on Facebook and write a comment on the tea of the Day post.

4. Tweet “I just particpated in The power of social media in tea giveaway: http://ow.ly/442u9

5.  Follow my tweets from the event and retweet the teas you love.  I’ll be tweeting lots of pictures of delicious tea. Follow the hashtag #catea

The winners will be announced randomly after the event.

This is not a paid post my honest opinions were used.  I did not receive any products or compensation in return for this post.

LA Latina Bloggers “Discovering Mas” Luncheon

The Los Angeles Latina Bloggers “Discovering Mas” Luncheon is only 3 days away!  The Blogs by Latinas November 6 event will bring together Los Angeles area most influential and creative Latina bloggers for one day of networking, socializing and  lots of fun!  I’m especially excited about the guest speakers,  Jennifer Vides and Waly Sabra.    Jennifer Vides has over 20 years of  PR and Marketing communications experience and is a well-respected Communications Thought leader.  She has held various Senior leadership positions and has worked with many leading businesses. Waly Sabra is Senior Vice President and Creative Director for Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations agency. Waly has over 12 years experience in visual communications and digital design.

Each guest will receive lunch and  a “blogger goodie bag”.  Some of the event sponsors include: Que Rica Vida, Avocados from Mexico, Do My Jeans, Palomaya, Baby Abuelita, Ardell, China Glaze Nail Lacquer, Kurvee, Carolina Pad, Wet N’ Wild, and Chinese Laundry.

If you are a Latina Blogger list your blog at the Blogs by Latinas Directory.    There are over 800 Latina bloggers to connect with.  If you are a Latina Blogger living in the Los Angeles area,  make sure to follow  LA Latina Bloggers on Facebook or Twitter.  Los Angeles Latina Bloggers is dedicated to helping the Los Angeles Latina, with a blog, promote themselves through its numerous networks, strategies and connections. LALB encourages an open table to discuss and brainstorm ideas to help motivate and improve Latina written blogs in Los Angeles.      Looking forward to seeing all the Los Angeles Latina Bloggers attending the event on Saturday.  ¡¡Arriba las mujeres!!

Happy Social Media Day!

Happy Social Media Day!  Today is the day when we celebrate all things Social Media.  A day where we acknowledge Social Media and all the contributions it has provided to improve communication and collaboration with networking, businesses, education, nonprofits, multimedia & entertainment.  A day where we reach out to all the people  we have developed relationships with through the use of Social Media and possibly cultivate new ones.  A day where we also honor all the developers for making this day possible.  My hat goes off to you!  Let’s get Social today and interact!

Some of the popular Social Media Networks tools are  Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Fourquare and Flicker.  However, the common thing about Social Media is that it enables us  to listen as well as interact.

Here is a list of  useful Social Media Networks:

Communication

Collaboration

Multimedia

Reviews and opinions

Today is also the day where we cordially  invite  people who are currently not using Social Media to join the bandwagon and celebrate Social Media by creating a Social Media account and start engaging.

Start small by opening a Facebook or Twitter account and then use the reference table above to slowly build the social networks you collaborate in.   If you are an existing Social Media user you may want to use the list to continue to build your network.   Looking forward  to connecting with you!

How have you found Social Media useful?  Are you celebrating Social Media Day at local  Mashable Social Media Meetup?

How to claim your Facebook Fan Page username

1. Go to http://www.facebook.com/username/

2. Select personalized username to see if it is available.

3. Publish your personalized Facebook Fan Page.

PLEASE NOTE: You need a minimum of 25 Facebook Fans to select a personalized username. Make sure that you want to select the name, as Facebook will only allow you to change it once.

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