2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for me, and I wanted to share parts of it with you all!

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. MY blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

There were 785 pictures uploaded – that’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was July 22nd with 82 views. The most popular post that day was LED Lights GIVEAWAY #rtgsproducts.

Where are all my readers from you might wonder? 59 DIFFERENT countries! 

Where in the world

Thank you all so much for following me on this wild and crazy year of adventures. I have started doing a LOT of my reviews on FB/Twitter and Amazon only, but will try to continue posting when I can, especially the giveaways.

I got a BIG one coming up… make sure you’re subscribed and please share with your friends. Wishing you a happy new year




#TheWatchers – Knight of Light Book Giveaway

I was sent “Knight of Light” on audible in exchange for my honest review, and I have listened to it now at least 3-4 times — although I did fall asleep once and missed the middle.

Basically, this is a novella that takes place a long time ago in the past (1270AD) about a little red headed orphan named Auriella (pronounced yurr-ee-ella). Her parents died in a fire and she was the sole survivor, doing jobs in different homes to try and earn her keep – for very meager wages. When another fire breaks out in town, the cries of three children can be heard coming from the house, and without thought to her own safety Auriella races in to try and save them. When she exits with the children, rather than praised as a hero, she is called a witch.

Continue reading

#trendit App debut


I was asked to let you know about this new application that should be hitting the app stores within 1-2 weeks. It is called Trender – and I think this will be like the new Swagbucks if it’s successful.

Here is the basic premise from their webpage where it is set to launch for IPhone and Android


Sign In: Link all your social accounts that you would like it to access. It will let you sign into all of them at once, importing all your friends and contacts in one spot!

Trend Them: Click “Trend it” and the app will post onto all your social media accounts you’ve signed in with and authorized. The more friends you have, the better!

Get Paid: That’s right, I just said get PAID (hence why I am SO excited for this app to launch). The app designer has stated that every time you press “Trend it” you will get paid (from the advanced screen shots above, I assume you get paid based on the number of posts you make… and somehow the system has to verify them – so maybe you’re not allowed to delete, or will need to use some #hashtags or a code – it was not clear how that is all calculated). Either way… seems EASY!

Receive Invites: Accept invitations from businesses with a single click. Or, locate businesses and pitch them for a trend. The bigger you are in the social world (aka more friends/followers), the more you get paid!


Businesses…read here

Pick Your Trenders: Each Trender will have a value based on how popular they are. You just need to decide who is the best fit for your business. You will be able to filter Trenders by their value, friends, location and other attributes.

Invite Them To Trend: Once you’ve chosen the perfect group of trendsetters, invite them to spread the word. You can even pick the exact wording to be posted online. Or, let them create something more natural – with their own words. You decide! You will even have the choice to pick the picture to be posted with their message. This is social marketing like you’ve never seen before.

Create And Manage Campaigns: Trenders will be looking for companies they can promote, so create a campaign, and wait for them to approach you, pick those who you feel will help the most, and set them loose on social media – with your content! Branded traffic anyone?

RELAX! Enjoy your favourite drink and read a book (as long as your boss doesn’t catch you) because your material will be Trending all over Facebook, Twitter, and Google +. Your content will be reaching future customers in a natural and organic way. The app will monitor everything and make sure that posts are verified for 7 days for maximum potential. QUICK – I hear your boss down the hall, make it look like you are working, while others do all the leg work for you!

Please share my blog post to let your friends know about this app so they too can make some easy cash if this app takes off!

All of the above information was based on information and screen shots I received on the companies WEBSITE. Then, I reworded and added in a little bit of my own charm. Mommakauk is not responsible for anything having to do with the Trender application, payments or otherwise. I was simply asked to let you all know about this really cool sounding up and coming application. I sure hope this one ends up as cool as it sounds.

And since you are ALL wanting to have more followers now, so you can make more money on this app, please consider following me on one or ALL of the following!

Facebook Blog Page           Twitter                           Google+

Instagram                             Pinterest                       YouTube


ArcheryDistrict is an indoor arena in several Canadian cities where you can experience the thrill of shooting friends, family, and co-workers with a bow & arrow.

Archery District delivers a state-of-the-art interactive environment with innovative game play and superior customer service across multiple locations throughout Canada.

I was supposed to be given a free 1-hour archery tag session with 5 friends, including 15 minutes of orientation & target practice, as well as 50 minutes inside the competitive arena — BUT after approving me, they never contacted me or replied to any messages 😦


Luke Weil’s How To Monetize A Small Blog

Luke Weil gives readers an up-close look at the strategies he has used to generate such immense success as a blogger. After starting off with just a small blog and no clear monetization strategy, Weil’s blog became such a sensation that he was able to make a career out of the platform he created merely as a hobby. Even though his initial success came almost entirely by accident, Weil has since created a host of other wildly successful blogs while consulting countless others on how to generate significant streams of revenue through blogging.

In his book, “Luke Weil’s How To Monetize A Small Blog,” Weil takes the reader through the various options available to bloggers and explains how to best determine the right choice for a specific blog. Taking a nuanced approach that offers a complete view of every available monetization strategy, Weil’s book provides readers with all of the insight they could possibly need to make informed decisions regarding the development of an overarching monetization strategy. An especially valuable book for beginning bloggers, Weil’s explanations are clear and concise so readers that may be largely unfamiliar with the world of blogging will feel quite confident as they make their first foray into the valuable online platform.

Unafraid to admit the mistakes he has made during his career as a blogger, Weil’s self-deprecating tone belies the colossal success he has enjoyed while writing about subjects he so thoroughly enjoys. In his book, Weil explains how he learned from his initial mistakes and offers advice to readers regarding how to avoid those mistakes and how to bounce back after any possible misstep.

Weil consistently emphasizes the importance of consistently producing quality content and offering something of value to readers, so his book offers valuable insight regarding the appropriate use of monetization strategies while maintaining a clear commitment to loyal readers. Weil is something of a rarity in the blogging world, as he has been able to achieve an impressive level of financial success without ever compromising the quality of his writing. In his book, he explains to readers how they can achieve a similar level of financial success while remaining committed to producing consistently outstanding work.
Available for purchase on Amazon.com.

If you would like to read more about the author, you can check out his interview HERE.


UPDATE: I do not know why but I am getting INSANE amounts of spam being posted on this blog… we are talking over 2000 comments since this was posted just over a month ago. Due to this fact, I have turned off comments for this post.