The Map

Traveling around M3 does not take a time machine, although one might be helpful! Here are some tips and tricks to finding what you want to read on M3:


Welcome Home

The news about new features, pages and more is on this ever-changing page located at the top left of the upper menu.

Why Join the M3 Readers?

The top seven reasons why you really need to join the M3 Readers. Have a testimonial to share about Red or M3? Pingback to a post or use the form on Ask Momma. You could see your testimonial here with a link back to your blog!

About Momma

Ever wonder who is driving this flying circus? Stop by and meet Red.

Ask Momma

Have a question you would like to see answered on M3? Have a book or album you would like to have in the Coffee Shoppe? Leave a comment or fill out the email form. Either way, M3 is available to do requests…except The Entertainer. Located under the About Momma tab.

The M3 Players

Wondering who Red is talking about? Meet Quaint, Mate, Inner Child and all the M3 Players here.

The M3 Soundtrack

Red asked the M3 Readers to tell her what songs reminded them of her. Stop by and listen to the playlist. Want to give Red a song for the list? Stop by Ask Momma and send her a link to the YouTube video to the playlist.

Red Books

Red has six titles in play. If you do not have a copy of one of Red’s bestselling books, scroll over there and see what you needs to be at the top of your reading list.

Pull up a rocker. Grab a cuppa.

The Coffee Shoppe

Here you will find awesome, recommended writers and musicians. Some have been interviewed by M3. To find their interviews check the Filing Cabinet (on the right hand side bar) and click on Authors, Musicians or Artists. To have your book or album featured, follow the directions at the bottom of the Coffee Shoppe.

The Green Room

Bloggers stop by the Green Room to find other blogs. All bloggers are welcome to leave a link to their blog, such that they read the directions above the comment section. Do vote on your favorite blogs and feel free to respond to blog links with praise.

Networked Blogs

Some bloggers prefer to have all their blogs delivered to a gallery reader. If this is you, click follow in the box in The Green Room, and M3 will be delivered to your NB Panorama.

The Alumni Club

These are the best of the Green Room bloggers. Stop by to see who is there and how to get your blog listed!

Widowed Blog Hop

Once a month, the first Wednesday of the month to be precise, The M3 Blog hosts the Widowed Blog Hop. Stops along the way will give you a laugh, advice, a cry and survival stories which will warm your heart. Visit, comment and tell them Red sent you.

The Map

Having a hard time finding your way around? Click on the Map (you already have!) to find out where things belong.

The Office

M3 keeps all the veiled threats of amputation arson retribution for plagiarism here. This is where all of the Legalese lives. Copyright notices, Privacy Policy, terms of service…all of it in one place.

M3 Advertising

Like it or not, M3 has bills to pay. You can use that to your advantage. Scroll over and check out the most reasonable rates in the blogosphere.

The Trophy Room

This is the collection of awards M3 has earned and links to the posts where you will find all those to whom M3 has passed awards. It is another great place to find other blogs to read.

Lower Menu Bar

Check out M3’s most popular features:

  • Flash in the Pan
    • Fall 2012
    • Winter 2012
  • Friday Follies
  • MAD (Make A Difference)
  • Mantra’s Poems
  • Saturday Evening Post
  • Story Time
  • Writer’s Spotlight

Widgets & Gadgets:

Your military left.

Left, Left, Your Left: What’s In It For You?

At the top of the left sidebar is the announcement for WordPress users. They occasionally have issues around M3, so workarounds are a must.

DMCA Badge

Posts on M3 are copyrighted to Red. DMCA is the copyright service making sure everything stays safe. Click the badge for more information.


Next is the classic search box. Type in what you would like to find and the spidery bot will deliver the posts you are seeking.

In Case You Missed The Last One

This convenient little list gives you the posts from the last 24 hours, plus (about) one.

Why Take A Chance At Missing One?

Your classic follow button. Click Gimme Mine to get an email blast when only once per day. If you are handy when the digest flies in, you may get sucked into some of the most intelligent conversations in the blogosphere. If you miss it until later, Red is certain to comment back to you. Too much email? Never. It is delivered to you once per day at 2000 Eastern Time (GMT -5).

M3 Advertising

This ad is for one of the M3 sponsors. Visit the M3 Advertising page in The Office (link above) for rates and details.

Register Today!

Want to stop typing in your email address and screen name to make comments? Click the button and connect through Facebook for full access to the site…no typing required. You can also change your settings in your own dashboard for M3. You get a report as to what is the hottest!

What’s The Buzz?

Drop in on a conversation. This list shows a few of the comments being made on posts across M3.

Why take a chance at missing one?

This email subscription is a non-spam, once a day email (at 2000 Eastern time, GMT -5) letting you know what pages and posts went live since the last email.

No Subscriptions, Please?

If you are not a blog subscriber or a Facebook registered user, grab an RSS feed for your reader. You can follow along with the many happenings at M3.

Facebook Page

Connect with M3, but in a totally different way. Stop by I have more than 5,000 contacts and leave a link to your latest blog post! Share the audience, like the page, promote your blog!

Blog Roll

The front page roll does not exist because so many truly great blogs are frequenters at M3. You can find their links in the Green Room and the Alumni Club on the top menu bar. Have you left a link to your blog?

Helping Keep The Power On

Yes, it is an ad. See about cookies and ads in The Office.

Flags From Around The World

Patriots & Ex-Pats

Nifty little flag widget shows from where the M3 readers hail. Even if you are the only one in your country, at the moment, Red keeps a close eye on the M3 Readers location. She likes to consult the row of international clocks on her wall to see if she should tell you good morning or good evening.

Knock The Dust Offen It

A handy archive tool. Pick a month.

DMCA Badge

As described above, DMCA is protecting the intellectual property of Red and M3.

Eyes Right:

Right turn, Clyde.

The Million Word Meter

At the top of the right sidebar is a meter showing M3’s progress to getting 1,000,000 words. Everyday it climbs toward the goal. Want to bet when the million arrives? Leave a comment on any post.

Red’s Books

Stop by and pick up a copy of Red’s latest book. Clicking on the cover image will take you to the book of interest. Click on the banner to be magically transported to the RedmundPro book store.

The Filing Cabinet

In the middle of the right sidebar is the Filing Cabinet. Search for your content by looking in the categories of interest.


The green stars come out for those who are the most loquacious. It may have gotten you in trouble in grade school, but talking is encouraged on The M3 Blog.

Most Loved Posts – Press the Love! Button

Keep going down the right sidebar. These links are the top posts on M3. To help get a post into this list, press the Love! button. M3 does not keep the names or addresses of the button pushers. If you visit something later and still like it, press the Love! button again…No one will ever know, but you.

Tweeting Twits

The right sidebar holds Red’s most recent tweets and a follow button for @TheM3Blog on Twitter.

Stealth Box

The box with the red numbers in it is proof you (and 1.2 million of your closest blogosphere travelers) were here.

Google was here.

This is an annoying place where Google helps M3 keep the lights on…with a big ad.

We Have You Surrounded

This handy little box tells me how many people are expecting the Once Daily Digest. If you are not in the number, scroll over to the “Why Take A Chance At Missing One?” box on the left side bar.

Red Writes Book Words

This meter lets you know how Red is coming along on the books she writes.

Compliments of the M3 Readers!

This handy little gadget shows you M3’s Google PageRank. Click it to get one of your own or just to see if your website has a PageRank yet!

The End of the Line. Are you still lost?

Stop by Ask Momma for directions!