Speaking of contests, my friend Lanny over at mylagniappe.blogspot.com is having one also. Go give her a visit as well!
I've been thinking about this post for a long time.
It's a big month for me,
thanks to you.
Last January, I started a blog
on a whim, really.
I wanted to write a diary of sorts,
of my life and the lives of my family,
so that I would remember how it was-
the good and the bad and everything in between.
You have followed our stories
and our lives.
Some of you have commented regularly,
for which I am always grateful.
Some of you comment here and there
and those are always appreciated too.
So, with this being my year anniversary
and with the hit counter hitting 10,000,
(and 39 countries represented...AWESOME!)
I wanted to give back to you
and say thank you.
There are lots of ways to say thank you
and lots of ways to express gratefulness.
This is a two-part contest:
The first part is to give the gift of gratefulness
as a gift to you, from me, to others.
I will donate $25 dollars to four different charities.
Go to the comment section, write me a comment
with your recommended charity and tell me why you chose it.
It can be a personal story that you share,
or an explanation of how the charity benefits others.
If you can link to a homepage of the charity
so others can see it, so much the better.
From those entries, I will pick four
and I will make the donations in your name.
The second part of the contest is this:
Write a comment listing your top three
favorite books of all time.
They can be childhood favorites, current favorites, whatever.
If you can, jot a brief blurb about what the book is about.
This will give other people great ideas for books they can read
and everyone will benefit.
For everyone who participates (one entry please, each)
I will put one entry in a hat.
The winner (to be chosen randomly January 5th)
will receive a box of books from me
and a $25 dollar gift card to Barnes and Noble.
I hope these contests sound fun to you!
I am excited to thank you
and together, help to make a difference for others.
And be nice.
If you have a blog, let others know about this contest!
Feel free to link to my blog.
Happy New Year, everyone.
You all ROCK!!!
(contest notes- One entry per contest per person. Each entrant must be 18 years old or older. Charity contest open to all, book contest open only to United States residents due to shipping costs. Entries must be submitted by 12 midnight, EST on 1/4/2008)
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