A New Idea from a New Friend

Good morning to all!

They call this the “season of sharing”. (Well, I personally think that should be a year round theme, but that’s another soapbox.) I’d like to take this opportunity to thank a new friend and fellow author for his idea about writers helping each other to expand their audiences. His name is Seumas Gallacher, and his idea is “you scratch my blog, I’ll scratch your blog”. A “union” of blog writers is being formed called “The Blog Scratchers Union” with a hashtag of #TBSU.

The idea is to spread the word about the blogs you enjoy and follow by creating a listing at the end of your posts, or in a special section of your blog if you prefer. It seems to catching on like wildfire from what I’ve seen so far.  I’ve already found several new blogs that I am now following, thanks to Seumas’ lists.

As a new and unknown author, this is a great way to make new acquaintances (and friends), to share resources and information, and get the word out there about your books and blogs. And it’s FREE! Now that’s a word we all like to hear!

So, as a part of my Christmas gift to my fellow authors (and continuing throughout the rest of the year) each Friday I will be posting my list for #TBSU. Since I am running 3 different blogs now, I will be separating my lists into categories according to the theme of each particular blog. The following are my blogs and their themes:

http://amberleaofalaska.wordpress.com  –  My personal blog, sharing a variety of thoughts, inspirations, and things about writing.

https://faithhopeandmiracles.com/ –  Sharing encouragement & hope through God’s love and truth.

http://christianscritters.com/  –  A place for sharing everything about animals.

I will be copying this post to each of the other sites as well, with the current listing at the end. If you or anyone you know has a blog, this is a great way to connect with others of similar interests, so please share!

Have a great weekend, and God bless!


Blogs to follow:











Enjoy, pass along, share if you feel like it :) 🙂


About Amber Lea

Life was meant for caring and sharing, and that's what I do best. My words are seldom polished or rehearsed, they come straight from the heart. For the past 20 years I have been in education and information services. In the last 3 years, I have been writing articles on Wordpress & Faithwriters. My first book, "Faith, Hope & Miracles" has been published and is now available on Amazon.com The faith that God has given me has changed my life. My goal as an author is share encouragement, faith & hope in God's great love. ("This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you". John 15:12) My son and I share a small log cabin in the mountains of Alaska with our 2 dogs and 3 cats. Our frequent visitors include moose, fox, bears, eagles and owls, and occasionally a human or two.

Posted on December 14, 2012, in Author's Note and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Caddo Veil and commented:
    Hey y’all–here’s something really special you might want to participate in! Another way to bless others, and share the “good” stuff! God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo


  2. Great idea and thanks for sharing it with me! I love your enthusiasm to be a help and encouragement to others!


  3. Hi Amber! You have no idea how much you’ve blessed me today! I was having an “everything is wrong” day–and you and God just dropped a lovely present in my lap! I can’t thank you enough–and I’ll come back when I have more time to figure out how to incorporate this idea of a “union” over at CV–such a blessing! This is so perfect for those of us who don’t “do” Facebook, etc, you know? Sending you Big Hugs from this cheered up sister–God bless you! love, sis Caddo


    • Awe, thank you Caddo! I am so happy to share this with you and anyone that would like to join in. 🙂 I treasure your uplifting posts, you have such a warmth to your spirit. Hugs back to you dear sister, & God bless! – Amber


      • I think I’ll start by reblogging this, and then after the holiday buzz dies down, maybe I can create a separate page on CV to do a better job–I SO love the idea, and it seems less complicated (formal and rule bound?) than some of the other “organizations” I’ve seen floating around. How cold is it up there in Alaska?? love to you and your boy–Caddo sis


      • Thanks Caddo for the reblog! I can’t take credit for the idea, my friend Seumas actually started the Union. But I agree that it’s a great idea. It can really help us all to reach a wider audience and spread the blessings. It is around -5F here with 10 inches of fresh snow (it was late this year). How is it down there? Sending lots of love your way – Amber


      • We’re still pretty mild in the Seattle area–today was beautiful, sunny. Forecast says rain tomorrow, but ya never know! And looking ahead, they say maybe we’ll get a few snowflakes Dec 21–but I’d be surprised if it stays. Not so hopeful for Jan/Feb–eeek! Thanks again for blessing me today–let’s stay in touch!


      • Most definitely will stay in touch! Hope your weather holds out well. 🙂


  4. Reblogged this on preachercarter and commented:
    What an excellent idea!


  5. Reblogged this on In Love With The Lord Poetry and Prose and commented:
    This is awesome! Check it out everyone!


  6. I love this idea!!! And thank you for including me on your Friday list…. Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


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