Monday, December 31, 2007

21 Posts - The Best of Virtual Woman's Day 2007!

Thought I'd end the year with a recap of our best posts of 2007.

So here goes:

February 28, 2007 (our very first post) Virtual Woman’s Day Hits the Net!

March 12th – Women’s Firsts and WE Magazine for Women

April 6th – Promote Your Expertise on the Women in Business Podcast Directory

May 25th – Nancy Michaels – Establish Yourself as an Expert

June 6th – 17 Tips to Get the Most out of RYZE Social Networking

June 20th – Of Contests, Blogs and the Media

July 17th – Back to School Grants & Scholarships for Women

July 26th – Tagging Women Who Blog

August 1st – Promoting Your New Book, 13 Great Ideas

August 2nd – More Great Book Promotion Ideas

August 8th – Being a Guest on OPP – Other People’s Podcasts to Promote Your Book

August 17th – And the Female Blogger List Grows

September 10th - Blogging for Business Resources and Even More Great Women Bloggers

October 4th – Lucky 13 Women Bloggers Share it all

November 1st – Show Her the Money

November 2nd – Our Woman Bloggers List Grows

November 16th – 111 Woman Bloggers Reads Like a List of Who’s Who

November 29th – 1000 Great Giveaways Could be Yours

December 5th – Join us Online for Growing an Million Dollar Business

December 6th – Link Love, an Epidemic, Not Yet

Thank you for reading Virtual Woman's Day and making it a popular choice for women online.
May 2008 be your best year yet!

Heidi Richards Mooney, Founder & CEO - The WECAI Network

Be sure to visit our other blogs in the New Year:

Women's Media Summit


WE Magazine for Women

Saturday, December 29, 2007

New Year's Resolutions in Business

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Happy New Year Glitter Graphics

Do you make resolutions in your business? The bottom-line, business climate changing kind of resolutions that will move you forward to the success you desire and deserve?

Or do you go about the New Year much as you have in the past. Doing the same things you did the year before, and the year before that? That's great if what you are doing is working and you are achieving your highest aspirations.

What do you really want to accomplish in the next year? How much more do you want to earn? Do you want to hand your business over to a successor? Do you have plans to sell your business? In any case, a strong plan must be in place to accomplish those goals.

Are you having trouble getting motivated? Don't know where to start? Failed at resolutions in the past or simply don't know how to make and stick to them?

Here are some excellent articles on the subject of New Year Business Resolutions that can take you from where you are to where you want to be:

Check out

"A New Year, A New You: Ten Marketing Resolutions that Will Improve Your Image and Your Bottom Line" by Heidi Richards (me)

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Business Success by Susan Ward

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions You Can Make for Your Business by Jan B. King

Making New Years Business Resolutions That “Stick” by Skip Reardon


101 New Years Business Resolutions by Mike Smith

There is lots of excellent advice and great ideas on how and where to start.

Feel free to post your own New Year's Business Resolutions here!

Happy New Year... and Happy planning!


Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays to all....

To everyone a Very Merry Christmas! May it be all you wish for and more! - Glitter Graphics

From our house to yours,

Heidi & Family

Monday, December 17, 2007

Who Are YOU?

Today on the 24 Blogging Days 'til Christmas, Dina shared her tip about posing a question on our blog. So I thought I’d like to ask you to share a little bit about you - I really want to know who the readers of Virtual Woman’s Day are.

And in return I am going to tell you a little bit about me! So here goes....

In addition to being the mother to 3 beautiful adult daughters Jennifer, Alexis (deceased) and Suzannah. I have 2 gorgeous grandchildren who share the same trait as their father (and I have) - having red hair, that is. Their father, btw, is more than a son-in-law - he is more like a son, than an inlaw.

I am married to my soul mate although we are newlyweds we have been together for 16 years. I knew him even before we crossed paths (spiritually).

I love to read, write, ride my Honda Rebel (I am a bit of a Rebel myself) travel to unusual places (My husband and I went to Egypt shortly after 9-11 for a conference/cruise) and I have been to Kuwait, Qatar and a few other places in the middle East (as a special guest of the US Military).

One of my favorite things to do is to surf the web for interesting people and cutting edge information.
About my Businesses:
President and Chief Goddess of a Thriving Florist (celebrating 26+ years in business) –

Founder & Chief Visionary of the Women’s eCommerce Association, International – a network of women, organizations, resources to help women do MORE business on and off the WEB.

Publisher and editor-and-chief for WE Magazine for Women – The Digital Magazine for the Total Woman –

Professional Speaker & Published Author specializing in "Helping Small Businesses Grow" and my niche is women business owners.

My personal mission in life is to help other women become more successful in all aspects of their lives.

Looking forward to hearing from you and reading "your story."

Heidi Richards Mooney

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Just How Popular Are You?

I'm talking blogs, of course!

The most popular places in the blogosphere, according to Technorati are those with the most links!

And you thought it was the ones with the most readers! Well, actually, they are the same thing. Because in order to get the "blogferrals" (aka link love), someone's gotta first read your blog and then tell others about it.

Just why would you want "blogferrals?"

Well, if you offer products or services for sale or have affiliate links that generate income, then the more eyeballs that view your blog, the more traffic you generate, the more traffic you generate, the greater your chances of selling something... and so on.

Here are some common blog linking tactics and what they mean:

Trackbacks - one of three types of Linkbacks, methods for Web authors to request notification when somebody links to one of their documents. This enables authors to keep track of who is linking to, or referring to their articles. Some weblog software programs, such as Wordpress, Movable Type and Community Server, support automatic pingbacks where all the links in a published article can be pinged when the article is published. The term is used colloquially for any kind of Linkback (source: Wikipedia)

Comments - are replies or feedback that a reader can leave in response to an entry on your blog.

Social book marks - is tagging websites to save for later viewing to send to a friend. It is like taking the bookmarks in your web browser and sending them out to the web. Social book marks are also a great way too look at what other people have found interesting enough to tag.

Tagging - is organizing content organically and without a pre-determined structure.

Blogrolls - a listing of websites that often appear as links on weblogs. This list of links is used to relate the site owner's interest in or affiliation with other bloggers.

Guest Blogging - "When you guest blog, your blog post is a resume you are putting out to the world that publicly states who you are, what you can do, what you know, why you are good at what you do, and why should people come to visit you for more. " (Source: Check out this list of 11 Blogs that Accept Guest Bloggers.

Blog, RSS directories - is an index directory of weblogs as submitted by their authors. Check out the list of 100 Blog Directories to Submit Your Blog publishes by WE Magazine

For more great ideas on increasing your "blogferrals" read the article 101 Link Building Tips to Market Your Website.

To see who made the list of the most popular places on the blogosphere check out this article by Fast Company - The Bigs of the Blogs.

Blog on!


Monday, December 10, 2007

Colors and the Causes They Represent

I have been unable to access email on my Outlook today so was going through some notes I have saved to use on my blogs and here's something interesting I found:

It's a list of colors and the causes that have adopted them:

Pink -Breast cancer Awareness

White – holocaust remembrance, peace

Yellow – support our troops

Black – Pow/mia

Red – HIV/Aids – American Heart Association

Burgandy – hospice care

Green – environmental protection

Lavender – caregiver appreciation

Red white, and blue – national support

Rainbow – gay pride

Light blue – pro-choice
And it got me thinking about colors and marketing. What the colors mean is just as important as what they represent.
Color Wheel Pro has an excellent explanation of the meaning of colors.

There are also numerous studies about color and the affects they have on us. Check out Color Matters for some very interesting insights about men, women and colors.
And if you want more reading, check out my article Think Pink! Or Red, or Blue....

Happy Coloring!


Thursday, December 6, 2007

Link love - an Epidemic - Not Yet!

Today I received another great tip from Dina at Wordfeeder during Day 6 of 24 Days of Blogging Fun and decided to visit another blogger listed on her site. So I visited Bonita Shrader's "Superwoman Does Not Live Here!" Blog and left a comment.

That's what I love about blogging. All the great people I meet and the wonderful conversations going on. And I do my best to post a comment or thought on at least one new blog a day. Why? It's a great way increase your own visibility on the net, and you might just meet some people who will become live-long friends in the process.

So my tip today is to participate in some sort of "blog event" such as a blog carnival and get to know some new bloggers. Leave a comment on at least one new blog when you do. Let's start an epidemic by spreading some link love!

Happy blogging,


Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Join us online for “Growing a Million Dollar Business

Upcoming Events for Friday, December 7th Theme, “Growing a Million Dollar Business” - FREE to the first 99 people who sign up!

Part 1

1st Fridayz interview with Tracy Repchuk of takes place at 10 AM (PST), 11 AM (MST), 12 Noon (CST), 1 pm (EST)1pm Eastern time.

“Join Heidi and the members of the Women’s eCommerce Association Friday, December 7th at 1pm (Eastern Time) for an interview with Tracy Repchuk, Author of 31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles.” In this session you will learn how she earned the name "2007 New Internet Marketing Success of the Year” as she shares her “secrets” to success. Tracy will also talk about her show busyworkingwomen on blog talk radio and her recent trip to Malaysia and in the UK for the World Internet Summit.”

Tracy Repchuk is a Canadian bestselling author of “31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles” a book that has taken her to Internet Marketing stardom after a 22 year history as an entrepreneur in the software and eCommerce arena. Tracy started her first company directly after college at the age of 19 in 1985, and has seen every computer and internet trend first hand. During her successful journey as the president of 4 companies, once she started having children (she has 3 aged 12, 11 and 10) she moved her office home and became an advocate for being a work from home mom raising her kids – a lifestyle that has been a dream come true.

Tracy has been nominated for awards such as Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year, and Chamber of Commerce Business woman of the year, and has received international acclaim for her eCommerce software products.

Two ways to participate:
If you are attending via the teleconference bridge line, here is the information you need:
Conference Dial-in Number: (641) 715-3840 - Participant Access Code: 361467#

If you are attending via the web conference room, go here:

NOTE: Our regular 36+ hour 1st Fridayz events will resume in January. Be sure to go to to learn more and sign up for our 2008 events.

Part 2
We have partnered with Sheri McConnell of National Assn. of Women Writers and My Millionaire Friends to bring you a great teleseminar - The ACTION Method-How To Build a Million Dollar Business In Less Than 5 Years From Your Home

Date: December 7th at Noon (PST), 1 pm (MST), 2 pm (CST), 3 pm (EST)

Attendees will learn:

-The many benefits of creating a wealth plan
-How to leverage your time, money, and expertise using 1 or more of 6 millionaire business models
-The core elements to consider when creating your own virtual millionaire team
-The key millionaire systems you must have in place
-Plus Much More!

Note: This class also includes a 3 page handout with a checklist and a diagram.

Register here:

Hope to see you there!


Monday, December 3, 2007

Women Bloggers add to Day 3 of 24 Days of Blogging

Time to add to my list of great women bloggers. This week I found 13 Very Diverse Women Bloggers to share with you!

They are:

DC Healthy Chocolate With Dr. Daisy

News on Women by Alice Kraus, et al

Family Squad with Maria

VSpot with Via at

Freedom Blogging with Jan Norman

Smooth Sailing Success with Pat Morgan

All for Women with Leigh

The Tall Poppy with Anne

Conscious Destiny with Michelle Van

Dorothea Carney Marketing Tips

Anya Achtenberg -

design*sponge with Grace Bonney

Kinetic Ideas with Wendy Maynard -
Be sure to stop by their blogs and if the spirit moves you, leave a trail.... (comment, that is).

Happy blogging!


Sunday, December 2, 2007

24 Blogging Days 'til Christmas... and more!

My good friend Dina Giolitto of has a great idea. It is called the 24 Blogging Days 'til Christmas and she has invited bloggers to play along. By signing up to participate in the 24 Blogging Days event you will get to meet new bloggers when you visit The Holiday Bloggers Blogroll. as well as receive valuable copywriting tips from the Copywriting Queen herself!

Here's what Dina wrote:

Follow along with this holiday season and get instant copywriting tips for bloggers... on the fly!

Having trouble mustering up enthusiasm for your blog readers? Each day on Blogfeeder, we'll cover a new source of creative inspiration for busy bloggers like you. We'll also "beam the spotlight" on our group of merry bloggers. Will you shine among the blog stars this holiday season?

So hurry on over to Dina's blog today and sign up.... the link (and the guidelines) can be found at:

And while you are there you can read Tip 1: Recycling Email Content and Tip 2: Categories Add Pizzazz.

I look forward to seeing your blog listed so I can comment on it too!
Have a great day,