Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday, Monday: Announcing a Giveaway

Not only that, but it's May.

The A to Z April Blog Challenge is over. Thanks to Arlee Bird at tossing it out for all his hard work and for setting up such a great team of sponsoring bloggers.

Thanks to Elizabeth Mueller who designed this cool award and presented it to the bloggers who participated in the challenge. Thanks, Elizabeth:




I still have a long way to go to visit all the blogs that participated in the challenge, but I'm going to spend a lot of time over the next couple of weeks doing just that.

In the process, I hope to reach 300 followers. Toward that end, I invite everyone who visits here this week and next (by midnight Mountain Time on Saturday, May 14th) to become a follower if you have not already done so. And feel free to spread the word on your blog, Twitter, or whatever.

Be sure to leave a comment and a way to contact you (in your profile or in the comment), whether you follow the blog or not. If I reach 300 followers by the deadline, I'll give away one $25.00 gift certificate from amazon.com.

I'll be selecting the winner from comments left between now and the 14th. Remember, it's not the "follow" that enters you in the drawing, it's the comment you leave. I'll count one comment per person each day as a separate entry.

33 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I do hope you get to your 300, you deserve it and you have worked tiredlessly reading and commenting on others, also your own blog is also interesting to read.

Have a good day.
Yvonne.

li said...

So, you made the Challenge a double for yourself - doing the actual posts, and now visiting all of the 1000+ blogs! I applaud your energy and determination.

irishoma said...

Hi Patricia,

Congratulations on surviving the A to Z Blogging Challenge.

Good luck on reaching 300 followers.

I'm a long-time follower. Your blog is one of my favorites. I always find something interesting and useful here.

Best,
Donna V.
http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Congratulations on meeting the challenge!! I am in awe :-). As you know, I'm already an eager follower, and I stop here happily just about every day. It's on my must-visit list :-).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I bet you hit it - you're really close!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

The Challenge was fun. I need to grab that zebra button for my blog.

ham1299 said...

I enjoyed the challenge, too. And I'm already a follower. I hope you get to 300 (and not just because I want a gift card! LOL)!

ham1299(at)gmail(dot)com

Patricia Stoltey said...

Good morning, everyone! I'm looking forward to giving away that amazon card, so the more you spread the word and the more days you visit, the better your chances. I need 300 followers before I even have a drawing, and you need to comment to earn an entry.

Jan Morrison said...

hey Patricia! Nothing like keeping the love coming! It was a fun party and I particularly liked spending time with some of my old buds on line...
see you round the water cooler.

John Paul McKinney said...

I'm excited for you. How many are we so far? And thanks for your help.

Peter Springberg, MD said...

What a great idea, Pat. Hope you get the 300 you need

Peter

Terry Odell said...

I just passed the 300 follower mark at my blog, so I know you'll make your goal.

Terry
Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

Kay Theodoratus said...

Hey Pat, good luck on getting 300 followers. I'd follow you [again] but I don't think I can do that twice.

Jemi Fraser said...

I bet you'll be at 300 in no time! The A to Z challenge was fun to watch - so many great posts :)

Mary Aalgaard said...

Good job making it through the challenge and increasing followers and writing and reading so many. It was fun.

Lisa Potts said...

Congrats on completing the challenge and on closing in on the big 300!

Amanda Rose Adams said...

I thought I was already following, but I wasn't! Now I am, I'm 274. :)

Dean K Miller said...

ever closer....I'm in.

Betty Craker Henderson said...

I can't believe how much work you did! This is all so new to me and I work my butt off doing about twenty at a time! How do you do it?

Lynda R Young said...

congrats on "almost" reaching 300. Not far to go now.

Ellie said...

300 is getting closer. Thanks for the competition!

Ellie Garratt

M Pax said...

I haven't gotten through all the AtoZ blogs either. Nice bumping into you, Patricia.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Up until this past weekend I was doing good going for 30 blogs a day until I reached the end of the master list. But the past three days I dropped all the way down from 30 to 0. I really need to get back on top of things here.

Laura said...

Good luck with it, it's a pleasure to find you through Alex J.Cav's blog
Lx

Monti said...

Good wishes for getting to the 300 plateau by this weekend. I was happy to reach 100 followers during A to Z!

Monti
NotesAlongTheWay

Cat said...

Congrats on surviving the challenge. It was a whirlwind. It also looks like you'll make it to 300!!! Good luck too with rounding all the blobs. Im still hopping myself.

Http://www.composingcat.com/

Cat!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

hi patricia! i'm coming by from alex j cavanaugh's place and so happy to find you! can't tell you how many wonderful memories my heart holds from time spent in the rocky mountains - a lot of it in loveland and fort collins - be still my heart!!! ;) am so happy to be following along with you on your magnificent journey here! oh, and please feel free to drop by my blogs should you be so inclined - have a great remainder of the day! jenean

Ella said...

Great idea; I hope you make it! You are sooo close!

Donea Lee said...

Alex C. sent me your way ~ :) I'm adding one more "head" to your goal of 300!!

Elizabeth C. Main said...

What a great idea. Glad I found you. Liz

Angela FRS said...

I lost comments, too--ugh. Love the two cats on a treadmill, and looking forward to seeing you hit 300...

Yenta Mary said...

If Angela recommends you, that's all I need! Happily following along ... :)

Heidi said...

good luck on 300!!!! Angela recommended you- that means you are wonderful!