September 22, 2010

Happy Birthday! Blog Giveaway!

A year ago to the day, I was sitting around writing my very first blog post on this blog. This isn't my first blog, it's actually blog number 13, if you can believe it. In the early days of blogging, before facebook and twitter, there were "webblogs"-- yes it was that long ago. Blogger itself was launched in 1999 but I didn't start a blog until 2002. I feel the need to share with you my first post, when I was 14:

Thursday, March 14, 2002

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I'd like to think I've come a long way. :D In those times, blogs were a bit different. It was a way to let people know what you were up to or point out interesting things that you found on the internet. There were barely any photos on anyone's blogs and backgrounds and headers were very plain. Most functioned as public journal entries, so your friends and family could comment. I am glad that now there are more interesting and creative blogs and less diary-style entries today. Blogging has become much more of a community today. 

So in commemoration of this blog's 1st anniversary, I will be hosting a giveaway. The prizes are a set of artists pencils and two 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 "mini quilt" kits. Here are the rules:

  • Everyone can enter by writing a blog post about your favorite post that I have written and linking to it. I have a lot, explore those archives! Be sure to leave a comment on this post with a link to your post. If you don't have a blog but have a facebook or some other networking page, make a note on it linking to a blog post of mine. This will get you 1 entry. Make sure to leave a comment on my blog with your entry link so I know.
  •  Everyone who is currently on my followers list will get 2 bonus entries-- there are 56 of you.
  •  People who currently comment on my blog frequently will get 2 more bonus entries--there are 5 of you.
  • The first place winner will get to choose which prize they want first then the second. 
You may be wondering why I am giving those who are followers more entries. They have been a real part of keeping this blog alive and it wouldn't exist without them. I will not be giving new followers extra entries because I do not want followers who do not like to read my blog, although if you like my blog, please join! Quality is more important to me than quantity.   

The drawing will be held on October 1st, please get your entries in before then!


  1. I like your way of handling this! I've always wondered how did the other bloggers who hold giveaways deal with the influx of followers and commenters who soon disappear into obscurity again. :D
    I also like your gifts. A lot. How exactly do those mini quilts work?
    Now, to find my favourite post by you... that's going to be tough!

  2. Hana, the mini quilts are like tiny practice quilts. They are for hanging on the wall. They are good practice for people new to quilting. I'm glad you like the way I decided to do it, I don't really want a bunch of followers who aren't interested.

  3. I'll definitely enter! I *think* I know my favorite, but it'll be hard choosing!

  4. Here's my entry:

  5. Thank you for recognizing your followers, of which I am one. That is considerate.In some ways it is like a fan club. This is my entry, keeping my fingers crossed.

  6. Ooh! looks very nice. I hope to enter next week!


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