Wednesday, March 31, 2010

iPhone Art on Mousepads

I was wandering around Zazzle today and found some iPhone art creted using the apps called SpiraSketch and Photoforge.

http://www.spirasketch.com/  (creating fun images on iPhone and iPod touch screen)

http://www.ghostbirdsoft.com/photoforge/  ("PhotoForge is a highly optimized editing and painting application designed for the iPhone and iPod touch.")

Spiral legs mousemat mousepad
Spiral legs mousemat by sand625
View all other mousemats available on zazzle

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lime & Lemon Striped Keds Shoe from Zazzle.com

PRO-Keds Royal HiBorn on basketball courts and city playgrounds, the classic PRO-Keds Royal Hi sneaker shows off your unique style. Customize the entire shoe or choose a design from thousands in our marketplace. Medium-width, men's sizes shown.

Lime & Lemon Striped Keds Shoe from Zazzle.com

AudioLark Audio Books

AudioLark Audio Books offers romance audio books for women who want a great selection, and great prices, too. From sweet to sizzling, we've got it all.

http://www.audiolark.com/submission-guidelines/

Amber Allure

Amber Quill Press
http://www.amberquill.com/

This publisher is not open for general submissions these days.

However, they have an imprint for gay, lesbian and GBLT fiction and erotica called Amber Allure that is accepting specific submissions through June and July 2010 specific in this case to M/M short stories.

Amber Allure
http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/AA_submissioncalls.html

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Thankful Zazzle Awards

Here's a fun and helpful contest for Zazzlers where what you can submit your creations and the winning designs will get some free publicity. There will be multiple winners because the purpose is to help each other out. More info here about categories, how to leave submissions, and final date (April 2nd).

I Love ME Keychain

A pale pink heart design for 1) people that love themselves and 2) people that love the state of Maine.

I Love ME Keychain keychain
I Love ME Keychain by annaleeblysse
Design your own key chains at zazzle

For awhile this morning on Twitter, "I ♥ Me" was trending. I took the opportunity to create a few new designs and tweet about them. The notion of heart designs for state abbreviations had been on the back burner for a long, long time. I didn't create this keychain only because I thought I'd get more traffic.

Why?

Social media gurus that have you looking for trending topics to tweet about are likely just looking for your Twitter traffic. The truth is, posting among a trending topic could very well get your tweet is buried 1,000 deep in a Twitter search within a few minutes. You may get some traffic, and you might even be lucky enough to have people retweet your information, but it is much more likely that your tweets will just add to the stats that have the keyword trending.

However, in a case such as "I ♥" or "I love", this symbol and words are commonly seen at Twitter as trending topics. I've seen them on and off over six months or so I've been paying attention. What Zazzlers can learn from monitoring what is trending on Twitter is those phrases that are popular over time. One of the tricks to tweeting for traffic is using popular keywords that aren't currently trending.

I have more such tips on Tweeting at my Twitter for Zazzlers Squidoo lens:

http://www.squidoo.com/twitterforzazzlers