Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It's My Blogiversary! But the Giveaway's for YOU!

Actually, my blogiversary was yesterday, but I was camping with my family in the mountains. Pummeled by heavy thunderstorms. Without internet or cell phone service. Fun.

Really, it WAS fun. And weirdly refreshing not to be a slave to my phone for a few days. And the rain only pounded the tent at night. Plus - we went tubing and fishing and we were able to see a group of surveyors capture one of these guys and tag him.

hellbender salamander AKA snot otter


But BACK TO THE BLOGIVERSARY! Yes—I enter the status of Two-Year Blogger! And how am I celebrating?! By giving you something! Yes, you read correctly. The presents are for YOU. By entering my little Blogiversary giveaway, you could win one of these ARCs




Or this hard cover copy of




Or . . .OR you could just pick out your own book with a $15 Amazon gift certificate.

So yep - that's what's up for grabs! You could win one of three books or an Amazon gift card. What do you have to do?

Comment.

Yep - that's it. Leave a comment, and you get an entry in my contest. OOOH! And while you don't have to follow my blog, or tweet, or blog about my fab-o contest, I will give you extra entries if you do!

So here's the recap on the entry thing:

+1 for a comment

+2 if you're an old faithful (follower, that is) PS - let me know this. I AM fortyish and mucho forgetful.

+1 if you're a new follower

+3 if you tweet about the contest (leave a link in the comment please)

+5 if you blog about it or attach the contest news to your sidebar! (leave that linkage too!)

And yes - the giveaway IS international!

So enter away, peeps! Contest will run until Tuesday July 31 11:59 EST. I'll tally up entries and announce winners on August 1!

Yay!

I won’t post until August 1 so until then, you can enjoy a blast from the past below. The lovely Elodie (have you been to Elodie’s blog? She is so amazingly sweet and fabulous!) tagged me in a 7x7 meme (one in which I superlatize* my posts from the past years) and so I’m sharing with (and tagging) YOU.


Most Beautiful Piece


Umm…I think the title captures it.


Most Helpful Piece


Posted as I was writing my own query. I didn’t realize it would be helpful, but the feedback told me it was.


Most Popular Piece


 In response to an RTW, I discuss cringe-worthy words. Aside from my giveaways and contest entries, this one garnered the most comments.


Most Controversial Piece


In which I discover the fun in writing from a guy’s POV. I will always cherish this particular piece. ALWAYS.


Most Surprisingly Successful Piece


I really liked this post. I’m happy other people did too.


Most Underrated Piece


The Meme in which I share words from my WIP. I didn’t really want to share because I am SO scared of feedback on my WIP and was so glad L-Day for the A-Z blogfest fell on a Saturday because who blogs on Saturday? But then, very few people blogged on Saturday. And the part of me that felt relieved also felt kind of well, sad.


Most Pride-Worthy Piece


In which I write a 300-word review of Ellen Hopkin’s Perfect. In free verse. And…AND Ellen Hopkins stopped by, read it, and commented on it!


So, there you have it. Seven blogs to keep you entertained while I try to finish up my rewrite! Thanks Elodie for the tag! And don't forget to enter my giveaway! All you have to do is COMMENT!

*superlatize IS a word. Well, it is NOW.

51 comments:

  1. I'm not entering b/c I'm in the middle of a move and things are chaotic, but just wanted to say: Happy blogiversary!!!

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    1. Good luck with the move! And thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Count me in! +1 for this comment, +2 for old follower, and +3 for tweeting=6

    Happy blogiversary!

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    1. Thanks for tweeting about this and for stopping by!

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  3. Happy Blogoversary!

    +1 comment
    +1 new follower

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  4. Yay! Happy Blogoversary! :) I'm almost to my one-year, but two? That's just great. :)

    +1 for commenting
    +2 for being an old follower
    +3 I tweeted about it and here's the link: https://twitter.com/MorrowJaime/status/223060743782805504

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    1. I remember when you started blogging! Yay! And thanks! Hard to believe.

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  5. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1 for my comment, +1 for following your site, and +3 for my tweet!

    https://twitter.com/nickipaupreto/status/223062459567714304

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    1. Thanks, Nicki! And thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Happy Blogiversary, lovely, and thanks for sharing some of your old favorite posts. So fun!

    +1 for commenting
    +2 for being a previous follower
    +3 for tweeting (https://twitter.com/katyupperman/status/223064341430284290)

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    1. Thanks, friend! And thanks for sharing the love!

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  7. yay! I'm commenting:1 pt, and I'm an oldie: 2pts. 1+2=3. I should get extra points for being able to do math.

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  8. Happy Blogiversary, Alison! Welcome to the super-exclusive "You've Survived the Year One Initiation Period, and the Year Two Drought of Inspiration" Club! (Yeah, that's the official name of the club. Super exclusive, and all.)

    Glad you enjoyed camping. I LOVE it. I'm actually spending the majority of August with no internet and minimal phone service. *gasp*)

    Thanks for the giveaway. Old faithful here (duh). =D

    ~Riv Re
    Riv Reads

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    1. I ENJOYED not having cell phone service for a few days. And thanks!

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  9. If you don't recognize me as an ole faithful...then I'm gonna be pouting for the rest of the day! :)

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    1. No pouting necessary! And thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Awwwwwwwwww thanks! :D Blushing and going to hide in a corner with a grin on my face :D
    I´ll comment again properly for your generous giveaway tomorrow (I´m falling asleep as I type, nope I am NOT addicted to the internet :P) but I had to say Happy Blogiversary and YAY for sharing your post and thanks again for the sweet words :D

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    1. They're all true! And THANK YOU for passing along the meme! It was fun to look back through some old posts. :)

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  11. Happy blogoversary!! No need to enter me, but I wanted to congratulate you :)

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  12. Happy blogoversary!! :) I'm a reader from April A-Z!

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  13. Congratulations on your blogoversary!

    +1 comment
    +1 new follower
    +3 tweet https://twitter.com/LindseyRLoucks/status/223233460100272128

    1+1+3=5!

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  14. I'd love to win this! I would read all the time if I could!

    2u3mommy at gmail dot com

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  15. Happy Blogiversary! And very cute resharing your favorite posts.

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  16. Oooo, fun! 3 Entries for me - Commenting and an Old Faithful
    Happy Blogiversary! (I struggled on the spelling of that word, lol.) Here's to more fun years with you in this blogging world!

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  17. yay! happy blogiversary! Thanks for a super giveaway!

    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  18. I follow on google connect as "anash"
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway
    anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  19. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/224327174868566017
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  20. https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/224327174868566017

    x2

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  21. https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/224327174868566017

    x3

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  22. I blogged:
    http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2012/07/left-brained-by-day-write-brained-all_14.html
    Thanks for this snazzy giveaway!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  23. I blogged:
    http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2012/07/left-brained-by-day-write-brained-all_14.html
    Thanks for this snazzy giveaway!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    x2

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  24. I blogged:
    http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2012/07/left-brained-by-day-write-brained-all_14.html
    Thanks for this snazzy giveaway!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    x3

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  25. I blogged:
    http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2012/07/left-brained-by-day-write-brained-all_14.html
    Thanks for this snazzy giveaway!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    x4

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  26. I blogged:
    http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2012/07/left-brained-by-day-write-brained-all_14.html
    Thanks for this snazzy giveaway!
    email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    x5

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  27. I am a new follower of your blog!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  28. I follow your blog!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  29. Thanks for the amazing opportunity to win a book!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  30. #1 I tweeted about your giveaway!

    https://twitter.com/kellybb31/status/224342610356084737

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  31. #2 I tweeted about your giveaway!

    https://twitter.com/kellybb31/status/224342610356084737

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  32. #3 I tweeted about your giveaway!

    https://twitter.com/kellybb31/status/224342610356084737

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  33. Commenting to be entered! :) Congrats!

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  34. Happy Blogversary!
    What a great giveaway. Hope you have many more successful blogging years. :)
    +1 comment and +2 old follower.

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  35. Awesome giveaway!! I'm not entering because I think it wouldn't be fair since I won one of your last contests, but still, I wanted to hope by and wish you a HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!! :D

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  36. yay for two awesome years!

    old follower and tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/ElizaTilton/status/227536057342763008

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  37. Happy Blogiversary, Alison! Let's see... I'm in the 40-zone too, so it takes me a moment to do the math...

    +1 for the comment
    +2 for being an old timer--I mean, not a new follower... ;)
    +3 for Tweeting about the giveaway (https://twitter.com/colin_d_smith/status/227550692481593344)

    That makes... umm... 1+2... carry the 5... subtract the... umm... is that 6 entries? Six, yes. Okay! :D

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  38. Nice hellbender! I an an old follower (literally) and will also pop it on my left sidebar!

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