Thursday, October 1, 2009
Alright, so I haven't done a giveaway on my blog for awhile now. I didn't like the direction my Monday suck-day giveaways were going in, so I ended them altogether. It felt like they were bringing in too much greedy traffic. You know the kind I'm talking about- people just looking for free stuff, they didn't take the time to read all of the rules, they posted comments consisting only of "enter me", without even so much as a please on the end. I couldn't make politeness a requirement for the giveaways (I had assumed that everyone knew proper blog giveaway etiquette), so rather than feeling like my blog was becoming a common Monday morning stomping ground for the sweepers (not that there is anything wrong with being obsessed with random giveaways, its just not my cup of tea. I prefer peppermint), I just focused on writing.
You probably recognize the pictures on the postcards from the banner up top there *points to the top of the page*. I had ordered some pictures for myself online a few weeks ago, to fill up some collage frames that I had bought on sale at the craft store. And while I was at it, I wondered what some of my shots might look like as postcards? I've taken up photography as sort of a hobby lately (OK its been over a year now, a little longer than lately), snapping pictures left and right, mostly to document the life of my children, but also because taking pictures is one of the few things that I have to myself.
So, dear friends, I want to share some of my picture postcards with you! I'm giving away two sets of these postcards, one of each per set (so one of the butterfly, and one of the puddle stomp- you'll get both). I appreciate everybody that takes even a little bit of time out of their day to skim through the words and pictures on my blog. Your comments keep my fingers typing.
In order to enter:
-Leave me a comment on this post, telling me a random association with my blog. Maybe how you found it, your favorite post, why you read daily, etc. Just spark up a friendly comment conversation, hehe.
-If you don't have a blogger user name (because I know not everyone does), make sure to leave your name and email.
-Follow my blog. If you already do (thank you!), leave another comment reminding me. If you don't yet, simply click the "follow" button on the left side bar, and then leave a comment letting me know you've done so.
-Follow me on Twitter. I'm not exactly the most interesting person to follow, I tend to update about what I'm eating for breakfast a lot, haha, but I like meeting new people on there. If we're already twitter friends, just leave a comment reminding me (as if I could forget my tweeps), or if you're just now following, leave a comment to let me know. Feel free to RT a message about this giveaway, I wouldn't mind seeing some new faces around here.
That's it, folks! I'll pick two winners at random, maybe pull a name out of a hat (coffee mug, realistically), or use the random number generator, in two weeks, on October 15th.
Thanks everyone, for entering. I can't wait to share these with you.