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Friday, August 26, 2011

Why Enter?

I have noticed something about giveaways in blog land.
Okay, truthfully I have noticed several somethings.

First, it is truly much more difficult as a blogger to get people to enter.

This was perplexing at first, but okay. . .

I even noticed that some of my favorite blogs who have 500, 1,000, 
or more do not always receive high entry rates for giveaways.

In fact, it seems that with the exception of LARGE, AMAZING giveaways 
(you know like a Silhouette or Photo Shop Suite)
on average I notice that the entry rate is approximately 10% of the bloggers readership.

Now, this isj ust observation, and is of course in NO WAY an accurate measurement.

Observation #2:
Giveaways are FUN!!!! There are some great shops out there.
Why not try to win something.

Okay, so this actually leads to what this post is REALLY about . . .
why I think you all should enter giveaways, 
nit just on my blog,
but EVERYWHERE you can.

I have been blogging/hanging out in blogland son a regular basis 
since about the end of November,
so almost 6 months.

Before this, I may have checked out a blog or two from time to time, 
but really I didn't get it.
I didn't understand what it was all about,
and I was frustrated that I didn't know what was going on.

However, once I dove in I LOVELOVELOVED it!!!!
I will never go back.

I immediately started my blog
as I began to know blogland.

I felt like it was the only way to TRULY belong,
and I was right in so many ways.

I also fell in love with blogging because it was Christmas time,
the time of all the BIG giveaways.

I entered EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!!

I wasn't winning, but I knew it would happen.

And then it did.
I was scrolling down one morning and saw this

I almost peed my pants.
Not only had I won.
I had won one of the BIG prizes,

valued at $119.

Yes, it is the MOST phenomenal digital frame EVER!!!!

Merry Christmas to me.
I told hubby he didn't have to get me a gift because I'd just won it.
Boy, was he relieved.

Then, a few days later I won a $25 credit to The Darling Daughter.
Woot! Woot! 
I was on a roll.

This was merely the beginning,
let me share with you the list of AWESOMENESS that I have won since then.



Smart and Sexy Lingerie via A Few of My Favorite Things


$25 shop credit to Little Birdie via Tatertots and Jello

Cameo Headband from Moonbeams and Stardust via Agape Love


Three patterns to the Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop via Agape Love
1 yard of Ruffle Fabric via See Kate Sew


This super awesome Nautical Necklace from Live, Laugh, and Photograph


All of this awesome Twilight swag from Amy Sews thanks to

Psst . . . come back tomorrow when I will be passing along some of this fabulous Twilight stuff.
I just feel a compulsion to share the love.

Then I went MIA for like EVER and EVER.

However, quite recently Maria Isabel
had another great printable for her fans.

So in August I received this lovely printable
which makes my gallery wall in my bedroom complete.

Look forward to seeing the final product sometime next week.

Okay, so do you see my point?
Just try. 
Enter every single giveaway that you can.
You will eventually win.
I promise.
It is worth the time.
I have met some awesome ladies via giveaways too.

In fact, that is actually how Maria Isabel 
and I first started e-mailing.
I was a doh doh and deleted my printable.
She sent it to me again. So sweet!!!

If I lived in Nor Cal instead of So Cal 
I think that she might be my best friend.
Yes, I am a blog stalker.
I confess it and knowing is half the battle.



  1. Oh, honey. When I saw your title, I think my heart stopped. If you check out my post today ~ that I have delayed posting forever ~ you'll see why. Do you mind if I copy your idea and list all my prizes in one giant post? That might make it easier for me to do. Just let me know.
    BTW, I obviously agree with everything you wrote.

  2. I couldn't agree more! I haven't won much, but I have won at least three giveaways. Nothing as awesome as that frame of yours, but I still won. I'm currently hosting my own giveaway. It's only been up for a day, but no one has entered yet. It's sad. This is free, people! And I don't even make you follow my blog to enter, like most giveaways.

  3. I love giveaways! I haven't won only a few, but it was so fun and the stuff I got was super cool.

  4. Aww you seriously have me blushing! And Smiling so big my cheeks hurt! You are so sweet, and I totally agree.. WISH we lived closer!! I cant believe how many of my own giveaways you have won! I didnt even realize, until I saw it listed! LOL Wow, I swear YOU and BELLA are lucky girls.. I swear if its not her its you who has won a giveaway! LOL

  5. I love giveaways too and totally agree with you! I met Maria (Agape Love) during her 500 followers celebration giveaway and won something during that. Her giveaways were the first I'd ever entered and now I don't know what I waited so long! Great post and you have won a lot of awesome stuff!

  6. I agree with what you're saying, and I'm guilty of not entering all the giveaways I could. The reason I don't a lot of the time is because there are often several hoops to jump through for an entry into the giveaway... if there are too many steps to get even one entry, I tell myself that I'll come back later when I have more time to do all the steps, but then I forget.

    It's no excuse, I know. I'll try and do better!

  7. You're so right! And my goodness you've made a hual!!


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