Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Time to Party- 150 Follower Contest!

Song of the Day: The Party Song by Blink 182

   Hello all! Yesterday I blogged about the Wall Street Journal article on YA being too dark and tomorrow I'll be blogging about the V.S. Naipaul's comments about women. I thought I'd lighten up the mood today by announcing my contest!

   First, I'd like to thank all the loyal followers who have supported my blog from the start. In case you don't know, I started this blog in 2009 and then posted one post but then had no idea what to do with a blog. I had what I like to call a "dead" blog. I did nothing with it for about a year. Then I met my two adopted sisters Pam and Quita! They encouraged me to start blogging again at our residency in England. I remember when I had only one follower, which was myself! Now here I am 154 followers later!   

    I'd also like to thank the new followers. I hope you can get something out of my posts, and I hope you'll keep coming back.

   This contest is smaller than the last (obviously the last contest was a bigger milestone.) This time I'll be giving away two prizes to two followers:

  • $30 gift card to Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Noble, or a bookstore of your choice (as long as I can purchase it online.)
  • A book of your choice

The Rules:

You MUST be a follower of this blog (If you're not a follower feel free to follow my blog to be eligible) +1
You MUST Comment on this Post with a response to the following question: Why do you write? +1-5

***Bonus Points (not required):

Tweet about the Contest +1
Blog About the Contest +1
Add the contest to your sidebar +1

The most weight will be given to how you answer the question. If you have questions, feel free to ask.

Contest Deadline is June 30, 2011 and the winners will be announced Monday July 4, 2011.

*Please note, if you win and you don't check the post then contact me within two weeks, I'll have to choose another winner. I'm really sorry, but it's just too much to track people down.*

Let's Party.


  1. I write because it's my favourite thing to do. Congrats on having so many followers! Don't include me in the competition though, because I'd follow you anyway ;)

  2. I write because it makes me happy, and because things continually circulate in my head until I get them out. Sharing is great, and if something resonates with a reader, all the better. But even if no one read it, I'd still write.

  3. I write because it brings me joy. I love to share with my readers about what is going on in my life as well as share beauty, life, and fashion tips! It is my hobby and also my outlet from whatever I am going through. I am extremely happy that God gave me the strength to start my own blog and inspire others. Writing has not only became one of my favorite hobbies but it has also shown how much I have grown as a woman! I would love to win this giveaway!!!!

  4. I follow your blog!! I have also tweeted about the giveaway!

  5. Congrats on reaching 150 followers. That's awesome. I write because I love telling stories and observing the world around me.

  6. I write because it's a great escape...and so that all the multiple personalities can get their voices out :)

    Congrats on reaching 150 followers!!! Woo hoo :) I won't take up any spots in the contest, though 'cause as Christine said, I'd follow your blog anyway!

  7. Hey sis! 150 followers? Woo hoo--party time! :D Not entering the contest, but I write because I can't imagine NOT writing. It's difficult sometimes, but when you get something right, it's SO rewarding. :)

  8. Congrats on over 150 followers!!

    I write because I love it. It's that simple. Life is short and we should all do what we love and are passionate about!

  9. I write because I can't imagine NOT WRITING.

    Congrats on the followers too! I stuck you on my sidebar. :)

  10. I write b/c, when I write, I feel like I'm doing what I've always meant to be doing. It's hard work, but at the same time, it's so much fun, it gives me peace, it brings me joy, it makes me think 'yes, I'd rather be doing this than anything else in the world.'

    Congrats on 150 followers!

  11. Congrats on so many followers! And cool prizes. I write because I love telling stories and making other people feel things. Just like others' stories do for me.

    I will be out of the country when your contest ends, so I won't be able to check the post, but I'm sidebarring your contest so other lucky bloggers can win. :)