Sweet Shufflin’


I just won an iPod Shuffle.  Then I tried to convince them I hadn’t won.  Really.  I did.

Here’s the deal.  Lately, Typepad has been announcing a new widget partner every couple of days.  One of the widget partners is Tumri CornerStore, that “makes it easy for your readers to shop for relevant product offers without leaving your site.”

I figured I’d play with it to see how it worked, so I set one up for “electronic gadgets” on TheApprenticeBlog.com. I got a little square box down at the bottom of the left-sidebar displaying cool gadgets and a price. Click on the scroll bars and you see a new gadget. Click on the gadget and you are taken to Walmart (or equiv) where you can purchase it.  If you do, I get a cut.  So I left it there, just to see how things would progress. Who knew… I might make a couple of bucks.

Well, as you know I sold TheApprenticeBlog.com, cleaned up after myself removing personal links and my affiliate ids, but put nary a thought to the widgets I’d left scattered across what is now someone else’s blog.

Until I got an email telling me I had won an iPod because I had installed a Tumri CornerStore on my blog and left it up and running for 30+ days.  This is where things get odd.

I don’t own the blog so I figure I didn’t win.  Since the widget is on TheApprenticeBlog.com the new owner should get the  iPod And that’s what I told them.

Well, that’s not how Tumri sees it.  They say it’s not the blog that wins, but the person who set it up.  And I was the first person to put the widget on a Typepad blog.  I guess it pays to play around a bit.  So if  you see new little features, tools and ads showing up all over my blogs, now you know why.

Woo hoo!!  iPod Shuffle for Lexa.

And, hey, Tumri is still giving an  iPod Shuffle to every 100th person to add the widget to their blog.  So you could win one too!

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

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