Monday, May 18, 2009

First Ever Contest

That's right- first ever contest. There will never be another first ever contest...ever again.

No, the next contest will be the second ever contest. And so on and so forth until I no longer have contests because I ran out of fingers and toes...and blog followers with patience for my ramblings.

I realized that Friday will be my blog's one month mark. So I decided to celebrate my achievement of blogging what I consider regularly for one month. As of the time I'm writing this post, I have exactly 25 followers. I don't consider that a bad following. Not enough to start my own cult yet...but I'm working on it. :)

So, says you, how do I enter this first ever contest?

Well, says I, you just need to mention my blog on your own blog (preferably saying good things...but it's not a requirement). Then note in this post's comment box that you did so by Thursday 5/21/09 at 5:00 Pacific Time. No, I am not going to check your blogs (though I already do on a regular basis (i.e. daily, or semi-daily) (you didn't expect to see so many parantheses in one sentence did you?)) but I know we are all honest writers here. I will then do a random drawing for one lucky winner.

So, says you, what is the prize?

Well, says I, I originally thought of sending you some Nora Roberts books. But not everyone loves her the way I currently do, and it would cost a ton to ship. So, to your utter relief, the prize is a $10.00 Target gift card. If you win and do not have a Target nearby, I will change it to a store or website of your choice (within reason- I'm not driving 30 miles to get you a card so you don't have to drive 30 miles to use it- yeah, I'm not nice). Oh, and limited to the US because I don't know how to ship international...yeah, I'm that bad- I don't even know where the post office is around here.

So for those of you skipping to the end of this post, here's the nitty-gritty:

First ever contest- ends Thursday 5/21/09
Post on your blog (or twitter) linking back here
Comment on this post letting me know you did it
Drawing Prize: $10 Target Gift Card

8 comments:

Tess said...

Hurray for contests!!!!!!! I'll find a way to meet the requirements :)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Being laid off has given me a lot of free time. Not only did I post about your blog but I even did photoshop work in honor of this FIRST contest. :)
Yay! I'm a part of history!

Eric said...

Congrats on your cult following. I have put up a post on my blog, so hopefully you'll get even more activity here now.

Corey Schwartz said...

Hi Joyce. I twittered! 26 followers is great for such a short time. I only have 45 after more than six months!

Cindy said...

Lol, Joyce. You could definitely have a cult with 25 people. But now you have 28! See? I will have to see if I can do this to enter the contest! What a fun idea!

Lady Glamis said...

What an awesome contest! I'll participate for sure and let you know when you're mentioned on my blog. :D

Sarah Jensen said...

Don't enter me. Just supporting you. :)

Suzanne said...

I added your blog as well as the the give a girl a pen blog to my blog list... ummm too many of the word blog in this post. I don't need to be inserted into the contest as I am shirking the POST stipulation, but I am very happy to have found you and yours!