Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blogger's Back! And I'm Extending the 300 Follower Search and Giveaway

Extending the Search for 300 Followers and the Giveaway

Because Blogger was down almost two days, and the comments for the Thursday guest post by Dorothy St. James have not been reinstated as of this posting, I'm going to extend my search for 300 followers through Monday with a deadline of midnight Mountain Time. If I get the additional seven blog followers by then, I'll randomly select a winner for the giveaway on Tuesday, May 19th. Remember, I'm selecting the winner from the comments left since Monday, May 2nd, not from the list of followers.

If you left a comment on Dorothy's post, I invite you to leave another for Dorothy to enjoy. If the originals get reinstated at some point, you'll just have an extra entry in the giveaway.

My Monday Guest

Please drop in on Monday and meet Margaret Frazer, author of Winter Heart (a Sister Frevisse Medieval Mystery), on her virtual tour.

2 Cats on a Treadmill

Whenever I follow someone new on Twitter, and I see that person has a blog, I try to follow the link and check it out. Les Floyd doesn't post often at Lesism. His most recent was mid-February 2011. But the post is interesting, and that's where I found this You Tube video of 2 Cats on a Treadmill. Because of my new appreciation for cat antics since we adopted our kitten in January of this year, I laughed out loud all the way through this one. I hope you enjoy it.

The Mountain Scribe Anthology

Thursday evening I attended the launch party for the fourth Mountain Scribe Anthology, sponsored by the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department in Fort Collins, Colorado. The preliminary work on the anthology is handled by an editorial committee of volunteers working under the direction of a member of the Senior Center staff.

Once selections are made for the short stories, creative nonfiction pieces, poetry, art, and photographs to be used, we turn our work over to a local publisher to format and prepare the anthology for printing. We also use a local printer.

The cover art for the anthology is chosen from the art and photo submissions. This year, the photo of Dream Lake from Phyllis Riffice, made a gorgeous wraparound cover. Take a look:

I've posted the back on the left so you can get a better idea of how the original photo looked.

Inside is a fun collection of stories, nostalgia, poetry, and photos from local writers and photographers, several of whom are members of Northern Colorado Writers.

The sale of this anthology benefits the The Fort Collins Senior Center, and copies are available at the front desk at 1200 Raintree Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80526.


One comment per day from each person is an entry in my giveaway for a $25.00 gift certificate from Feel free to scroll back through the posts all the way to May 2nd and make sure you have a daily entry. And don't hesitate to spread the word. Only seven followers to go as of this posting.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

I lost a poem and comments and the comments of the preceeding poem, My poem was restored but alas none of the comments or on the other poem.

I look forward to your next blogging week.
Enjoy your week-end.

Heidi Windmiller said...

You are almost there--congrats!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So close!!! You'll make it.
And the treadmill video was funny. The one cat got it!

Kathleen said...
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Kathleen said...

A childhood attack left me terrified of cats in person, but like lions, tigers and bears, they're wonderful to watch on video. Beautiful. Safe. Distant.

Edna said...

The video is great. I wonder if their owner leaves the treadmill on for them during the day!!

Duncan D. Horne said...

What a great workout for those cats!
Duncan In Kuantan

Dorte H said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that you will reach your goal (just tweeted the competition again).

Kay Theodoratus said...

Hope you reach your goal soon.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I was pretty sure I was one of your *first* followers! Somehow, though, it let me become a follower again. :)

baygirl32 said...

2 cats on a tredmill, I'll be laughing all night

Jemi Fraser said...

Those cats are adorable!! :)

And the cover art is beautiful! Hope you have a good week! :)

Dean K Miller said...

Love the book cover. Wish I could've gotten in on that. Maybe next year. Here's to 300.

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I honestly couldn't get past the cats on a treadmill. Talk about a way to make them get some exercise and you some entertainment! I do like your book cover; it's pretty without being too distracting and the wording is nicely places.