Welcome back to The CSI Project!
I am so glad you have joined us this week.
This week is all about slow cooker meals and there will even be some ideas for using your Crock Pot for other things as well….like crafting?
We also have another fabulous sponsor for you. This sponsor is no stranger to the CSI family.
You may not know her face but you know her writing. She was the writer for The CSI Project and continues to be a contributing writer over at Becki’s blog, Infarrantly Creative.
But she also blogs and owns Windmill Words
Ruth is super talented and excels at being a freelance writer who specializes in editing, writing, “ghostwriting”, virtual assitance, and blog maintenance for professional bloggers. She graduated from Utah State University earing a Bachelor of Science degree in English.
As if that is not enough, she is a wife and mother of 4. She will even tell you she has a dog, a house, a big lawn, a really old sewing machine, a minivan, a long to-do list. She is a blogger by hobby, a writer by trade and a mother by choice.
Ruth is the woman behind Windmill Words. She offers her services to be your virtual assistant.
I like the sound of that.
So, what does a virtual assistant do?
Ruth explains it like this:
“Whether your blog is brand new, bursting at the seams, or bigger than you ever dreamed, Windmill Words is ready to assist you. If the business of blogging has taken the joy out of what used to be a fun pastime, you are ready for the virtual assistance of Windmill Words.
A windmill is a machine which harnesses energy from the wind to generate power for a purpose like grinding grain, pumping water, or producing electricity. Quiet and efficient, it works with the wind to create useful energy.
Like a windmill, a good virtual assistant can work with the amazing energy you’ve already got blowing around your blogging business, and utilize that existing energy to manufacture and market your product more effectively. Working quietly and efficiently behind the scenes, virtual assistance with your blog can give you the power to focus on your creativity.”
Sounds great and you may be thinking, I could really use her help.
Maybe it is help sorting through email and help responding to advertising/sponsoring queries.
She can also help developing a cache of just-in-case posts that they can use to fill in the gaps between their own posts. Or, a blogger might want help with editing and captioning photos. If the daily housekeeping of running a blog is taking you away from producing the crafts/sewing projects/room makeovers that brought readers to your blog in the first place, it’s time to consider hiring help!
If that is you, then you really need to enter this giveaway. Also, run to her blog for help.
Ruth is giving away to 1 winner their choice of either:
* two hours of virtual assistance ($50 value)
* 5 button design package ($50 value – 5 buttons designed according to your specifications and installed on your WordPress/Blogger site).
Here are some examples of her buttons.
Having a blog button really serves double duty. You add some design to your blog and it is a way for other people to share your blog. Alot of bloggers like to button swap, so Ruth will also give your a code for your button so you can do that.
She also creates amazing graphics. You may remember seeing this one right here at The CSI Project.
Love her work, then be sure to enter the giveaway as many times as you can.
Here are all the ways to put entries into this randomly drawn giveaway:
- Link a project for this week’s Slow Cooker challenge. Each project will automatically be entered into our giveaway. (The linkup will begin Wednesday, November 16th at midnight, and will close Friday, November 18th at noon. MST)
- “Like” Windmill Words . Leave a comment below telling us that you did.
- Visit the Services Page at Windmill Words, and leave a comment here saying which blogging task you’d love to hand over (even temporarily) to someone else.
- Follow Windmill Words on Twitter: http://twitter.com/windmillwords
Thanks to Ruth, from Windmill Words for being apart of The CSI Project! Thank you for all your hard work to help take this blog to the next level. You are very appreciated.
We’re so happy to have you spending the week with us as our sponsor.
Be sure to go by and say hi to Ruth and tell her The CSI Project sent you.
Always remember to Create, Share and Inspire!