Subscriptions and Connections

Hey there friendly readers, especially you lurkers. Lately publicists have been wanting updates on my statistics to see about what features might come to Creative Madness Mama next. Usually I do not worry so much about the numbers game because that is not why I blog… but I do need to please the hand that feeds. So… can you help me out?

We used to have Google Friend Connect (which no longer works outside of Blogger) and so I lost hundreds of subscriptions when that went away. I’m not sure if those people found another way to connect, or if they truly are gone. *sigh* Here’s the deal. I just added some new ways to connect. I realized just today that I only had an email subscription form on the sidebar and not a feed reader button. Oh my! So…

Use this button to subscribe through your favorite feed reader.

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And if you’re on facebook, do me a favor and just click “Like” for me.

If you are not currently subscribed by email. You can head to the home page ( and on the side bar there are two options to subscribe by email for a daily one time email with updates if there are any on posts. The first option is from integration and the second is from Feedburner.

Also, if you’d like to connect on any other social avenues. I’m out there!

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Linky Followers

Follow My Blog! Click here to follow this blog and view my other followers… Now this might be just what I need. I just stumbled across Linky Followers and it looks like it might be just the thing to replace my now missing GFC. So if you used to be a Google Friend Connect follower and need a new way to follow my blog, here’s a way!   From the LinkyTools blog: As you’ve probably heard, the popular Google Friend Connect  (“GFC”) is going away March 1st for non-Google blog platforms like WordPress, and the scuttlebutt is that it will be eventually phased out completely to be replaced by  Google+. GFC was never really so much an “I follow this blog” tool as it was an attempt at the whole Facebook “friend, like” concept. Bloggers need a good “follower” tool and one that is not tied to a million other services (seems. . .

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Ballywhinney Girl by Eve Bunting

Two picture-book masters sensitively capture the layers of thought and feeling arising in the face of an awe-inspiring and mysterious discovery.

A young girl witnesses the discovery of a mummy in an Irish bog—the body of a girl who lived at least a thousand years ago.

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What Every Man Wishes His Father Had Told Him by Byron Forrest Yawn {Preview}

A powerful and compelling new voice in Christian publishing, with a message urgently needed by today’s Christian men.

Every man encounters significant struggles in life—struggles that result in poor choices and decisions. Frequently these mistakes can be traced back to a common problem—a father who (even unintentionally) failed to provide counsel or a positive role model.

In What Every Man Wishes His Father Had Told Him, author Byron Yawn offers vital input many men wished they had received during their growing-up years. This collection of 30 simple principles will help men to…

Identify and fill the gaps that occurred in their upbringing
Benefit from the hard-earned wisdom of others so they don’t make mistakes
Prepare their own sons for the difficult challenges of life
The 30 principles in this book are based in Scripture and relevant to every man. They include affection, courage, balance, consistency, and more. A true must-read!

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