Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy March Monday!

I began blogging on New Year’s Day and within weeks I’ve already reached fifty followers. I am touched and humbled beyond belief at the warm, kind, generous response I’ve received from all of you to my thoughts and words. That you choose to share your thoughts and words with me makes me grateful beyond belief.

So in and amongst the flurries of snow and the flurry of contests and blog parties that have come at the end of the month, I thought I would like to give back and have my own blog party/contest to thank all of you for being so welcoming of me.

The rules are simple. You get one entry for each of the things listed below that you do. Since I’m a low-tech kinda girl, I’m keeping this simple. Each entry you get goes into a hat. At the end of the contest, I’ll pull out a winner. And said winner will get the prize. What prize you ask? A twenty dollar gift card from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Borders, winner’s choice.

What to do:

1. Comment here to enter. Your comment gets you (+1) entry. Include any of the following information you have to get more entries.
2. You must be a follower of my blog. New followers get (+1) entry, current followers get (+2) entries.
3. Blog about this contest. That will get you (+2) entries. Leave the link here in your comment.
4. Put this contest in your sidebar. That will get you (+2) entries. Leave the link here in your comment.
5. Send followers my way. Each follower you send me that mention you by name gets you (+1) entry.

That’s it. Easy peasy. Make sure you leave your comments. This contest ends this Friday, 3/5 at 6:00 PM EST, and I’ll announce the winner the following Monday.

42 comments:

  1. Congrats on 50:) I will post tomorrow and I will try and figure out the sidebar thing.
    Thanks!

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  2. What a great contest! I must say that I'm so glad you're around in the blogosphere. :)

    I'm a current follower. :)

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  3. Nice to have you around. I'm a current follower.

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  4. I am following already and am glad I am :).

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  6. Hey, Anne. Thanks. And thanks for linking to this for me. :)

    Hi, Christine. Thank you. And thanks for posting. :)

    Hi, Glam. Thank you so much for the very kind words. :) And thanks for following. If/when I get to a hundred followers I already know what that contest/blog party is going to look like. :) Flash fiction, baby.

    Hi, LG. Thanks so much and thank you for following.

    Hi, Amy. Thank you. I'm glad we're following each other. :)

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  7. Congrats on all the followers! I love the blogging community. :)

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  8. Today a round 55, tomorrow...who knows?
    Maybe 600 (billions)? ;-)

    Way to go SJ!!

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  9. Woo Hoo! 50 followers is awesome!

    3 entries for me please!

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  10. I'm a follower already, and I'm commenting. +3, baby! Congrats on reaching the 50 mark so quickly, good lady!

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  11. I think I have 5 entries, I commented this morning, I am a 'faithful' follower, and I mentioned your contest on my blog. However I can't do math so if I'm wrong you may make the adjustments. And what am I supposed to link?

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  12. Oh yay! Count me in!! I just added you to my sidebar. I'll try to blog about it tomorrow! I'll let you know if I get a chance to. And I'll go tweet now! Fun contest!

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  13. Hi Sarahjayne! Count me in, please.

    +1 Here's my comment: Comment! :)
    +2 I'm already a follower
    +2 Check out my sidebar: http://writingrollercoaster.blogspot.com/

    As it stands, that seems to be 5 entries.

    Awesome contest!

    P.S. Am I allowed to enter? I'm in Canada...

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  14. Hey, congratulations. This is a tribute to discipline and perseverance. Awesome!

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  15. Thanks to everybody. Obviously I couldn't have done this without you. :) Anne, I posted my answer on your blog. And Erin, you most certainly enter. :)

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  16. I is commenting and I is your humble follower. :)

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  17. +2 from me! I can't believe I wasn't already following you. Can't wait to get to know you better! :)

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  18. Hi, what a great gift. I am commenting and became a follower of your blog.

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  19. Hi, Amber and Maribeth. Welcome and thank you. I'm glad you're here. :)

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  20. Congratulations on such an awesome contest!!!

    +1 I'm commenting :)
    +1 New Follower
    +2 You've been blogged about at http://jennifer-daiker
    +2 link posted at http://jennifer-daiker.blogspot.com

    I love gift cards!!! +6 points

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  21. Hi, Jen. Thank you and welcome. And 6 entries for you. :)

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  22. Sarah: What a great contest! Congratulations on your followers. It's nice to know we have people that enjoy what we write, isn't it?

    I came over after seeing you on my blog(Thank you!) but I've been behind in comments, etc.. :0)

    I'll link in my sidebar +2
    New Follower +1
    Comment +1

    4 total! :)

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  23. YAY! Congratulations! What a great contest!

    Sidebar +2
    Comment +1
    Current Follower +2

    Visit My Kingdom

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  24. I love reading your blog! I'm already a follower and I'm off now to add a link to your contest on my sidebar!!

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  25. Hi, Kristi. Thank you and welcome. And yes, it is nice to think people like what we write. :)

    Hi, SP. Thanks. :)

    Hi, Nicole. Thank you so much. I love reading your blog, too. And congrats on your followers. :)

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  26. Yay contests!! The blogging world is awesome, is it not?

    And I just tipped you over to the big 60!

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  27. Suh-weet. You rock. Thank you and welcome. And yes, the blogging world is awesome and contests are made of win. :)

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  28. Hey! I thought I was following you! Well I am now!

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  29. I do love a good blog party!

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  30. Hi, Anissa. Hee! I do, too. Thanks for coming. :)

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  31. Carolina got me here. Cute profile!!

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  32. Hey Sarahjayne. Carol has inspired me to stop slinking away from contests certain I don't have a prayer. Sooo...

    I'm already a follower, and will be adding a sidebar at http://laurelgarver.blogspot.com.

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  33. Hey, Laurel. Yay!Carol!

    Thanks for joining us. I don't know about a prayer, but you do have 5 entries in my contest. :)

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  34. Okay, I swear I commented here! I must really be losing it (or did I put it on the totally wrong post - or better yet, the wrong blog?!

    Anyway, I'll try again:
    I'm commenting = 1
    Old follower (yeah, I'll cop to the old part, why not) = 2
    I blogged about it = 2

    Let's see if this one sticks ;)

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  35. LMAO! I was just wondering where you were. :) Nope, no comment here, and nowhere else on my blog that I can see. But that's ok, because you're still here in plenty of time to get your five entries in. :) So yay!you!

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  36. You have done an amazing job of building followers. As you know, Roxy connected us, but I've seen you at other "homes" that I visit. Nice to meet you. Carry on!

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  37. Hi, Mary. Thank you so much and welcome. It's nice to meet you, too. And you're here just in time to get a couple of entries in my contest. :)

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