A Good Home, Lauren Reyes-Grange, Social Media Giveaway

Win a Social Media Consultation

I got an idea!

My last two posts got such a great response – and enquiries – that I asked  Lauren to participate in a small giveaway exclusive to my blog followers.  She said: “I’ll give two!”

Blog Photo - Christmas Ornaments Gift Box


So — Does any of the following apply to you? Are you:

  1. New to social media or blogging and are looking for some best practices on how to increase engagement and community growth?
  2. Looking to increase your website traffic?
  3. A business owner, author, artist, etc. and want to know how to increase your brand exposure on social media?
  4. Or have you been on social media for a while and want an objective opinion on how to improve your current strategy?

Then you may wish to enter the draw.

Up for grabs:

A one hour phone/Skype/email consultation with my Social Media Strategist (and daughter), Lauren Reyes-Grange for 2 lucky winners!

John Van Burek Photo
John Van Burek Photo

How to enter:

1) Comment below (or on my Facebook page if you prefer)  letting me know you are interested. OR:

2) Send a private email to: cynthia.reyes@rogers.com. I’ll forward directly to Lauren. In it, tell her why you want to win this consultation, and note your social media sites too.

There is no catch to this, and I’m staying out of the selection process. So don’t try sending me virtual sweets or any other wonderfully creative bribes. (ha, ha – I know you won’t.)

Contest closes on February 10, 2014.

Good luck!


49 thoughts on “Win a Social Media Consultation”

  1. I don’t need a consult – I don’t really have a social media site that needs advertising ( I blog for family and friends). I do, however, want to express my gratitude for your continued support and encouragement. Your comments mean a lot to me and they come at the best of times! You are wonderful and if your daughter is anything like you – the winner of this contest is surely blessed!

    1. How generous of you to say this, especially since some days I feel like a total wimp! (smile)
      I know you’re having a challenging time right now, so your taking the time to write this is extra-special. Keep the faith, and keep writing. I enjoy your blog, not the least because of your strength and your appreciation for those around you.

  2. What a good (and generous) idea. While it would be a waste of talent on my casual blogging, I will forward info to a friend that’s an author (published one book, another manuscript now making the rounds). I’ve been telling her she really needs to utilize social media. Thank you daughter – she will be a big help to someone who will greatly appreciate it.
    (And that sunny window looks like a lovely room to daydream in)

    1. I’ll pass on the thanks to Lauren. Nice of you!

      p.s. Your author friend has to be a blogger (I’m not fishing for more followers, just making sure it’s people who are in the blogging community).

  3. Cynthia, I’m absolutely interested. Thank you for letting us enter. And a thank you to Lauren for offering this contest on your blog. I’m hoping to catch the attention of an agent who recently requested to see my manuscript. Every bit of learning helps along the way.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

    1. What do you mean, if you ever? I and your followers have been waiting for that book! Have you ever seen a Jamaican-Canadian woman limping all the way from Canada to Keane, New England,brandishing her cane?

      1. I can’t say that I ever have seen that but it does paint a scary picture. I’m not sure that even being beaten with a cane could get me writing any faster though.
        I’ve never written a book but there must be a first step to the process. Since I’ve written this one in my mind I’m telling myself that I’ve taken the first and hardest step. Now I just need to find the time to put it all on paper, take the photos, and find someone interested.
        It should be a piece of cake!

      2. Yes, you’ve taken the crucial first step. Way to go, Allen!
        You love taking photos and writing, so could you use your blog posts to “test” some of the chapters, or parts thereof? And I’d be happy to look at a chapter or two when you’re ready (if you would ever trust a scary Jamaican-Canadian woman with a cane).

        See, I’m much better at this kind of positive stuff than brandishing a cane.

      3. I have already snuck (sneaked?) some of my ideas for the book into blog posts but I didn’t tell anyone. They seem to have been well received and that helped the book take on a better form in my mind.
        I’d like very much for you to critique a chapter or two. Thanks very much for the offer. I think it’s going to follow a winter, spring, summer and fall theme and right now I’m struggling with how to keep each section short and to the point.

      4. I suspected that! Good going. There’s a mysterious, “hidden worlds” theme underlying all your posts that make your blog intriguing. I hope you maintain that in the book.

      5. Thing @1: I suspected that!
        Thing #2: The seasons sound like they could provide a strong structure for the book.
        Thing #3: glad to read.
        Thing #4: Don’t worry about keeping things short in your first draft. And don’t throw out anything you’ve edited. You may need to put it back in later. Hope this helps.

    2. Okay, I just realized that if I brandished the cane, I would fall flat on my face. So I’ll have to think of some other torture for you if you don’t write your book. Hmm…

      1. Then I guess I’d have to tell you why I’m having such a hard time finding time to write anything down. For now I’ll just say that my grandmother always said that “everything bad happens in threes,” and she was proven correct once again.

      2. I hear you. Take your time and get through this rough patch. The book will be a good thing to get back to when things calm down. Meanwhile, all my best.

  4. HI Cynthia, Funny enough, I’ve just stumbled across your blog via another blog I follow and read your last two posts! I found them both interesting and helpful. I’ve been blogging for a year; I’m on FB but no other media links (similar to your situation before Lauren stepped in). I started my blog to chronicle my wanderlust, overcoming boredom, wondering ‘what’s next.’ My blog has rekindled my love of writing (maybe the answer is right there); My immediate goal is to capture my trials and travels in an interesting story. I’m also working on a short story or two but they are very rough. Would love Lauren’s help in getting the word out about wheremyfeetare. Thanks so much!

  5. Good evening Cynthia!! Thank you and thank you Lauren for such a generous offer! I am so very interested. As you know Cynthia, I own my small woodshop artisan studio located in South Carolina. I have a blog and to post on Instagram. I would love to learn techniques that I need to improve on and my options on gaining more exposure to my work. Here are links to my sites;

    thank YOU!

    1. Great, Michael. Thanks for providing your information. It will be passed on to Lauren. Hope your mountain isn’t too cold tonight. We have had a lot of snow here in southern Ontario.

  6. You two are sweeties. Such a lovely idea. I am not really looking to increase my following but I am sure I could learn something from a consultation. I may be hardpressed to find an hour for a Skype session. But, yes, why not. Please forward my name. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

  7. What a lovely, generous idea. I would love to have a little advise on how evolve my blog to the next step, a bit more professional I mean. And how to incorporate more social media. However, i will not be disappointed when I do not ‘win’ this nice gesture of the two of you. xoxo and have a lovely weekend, Johanna

      1. Elinor has had another anxiety attack this week and is very disappointed with herself. She will cope better this time I know. Thank-you for your kind wishes!

  8. I do use social media, Cynthia, but I’m not selling anything- well, just myself in the hope that something good might come along. I would be interested, mostly because I feel I’m increasingly falling behind in this world of #s and Instagram.
    Thanks for the kind thought 🙂

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