Friday, April 8, 2011

100 Followers GIVEAWAY!



I have hit a milestone!  I now have 100 followers. I cannot begin to tell you how proud and happy I am for this achievement.  When I started blogging I could have never imagined that I would enjoy it so very much.  I have encountered some amazing blogs and interacted with incredible people.  The blogging community ROCKS!
So what have I learned from this experience so far?  
I have learned that blogging takes commitment and dedication.  “There’s a blog born every half second,” I was amazed when I read that statistic on Cash Campfire a couple of weeks ago.  Most of these blogs are not expected to make it to the one year mark. This is understandable considering the amount of time and effort it takes to maintain a blog.  If you don’t post regularly, people won’t make the effort to visit your blog. It’s that simple.
I have also learned that blogging is not just about reading and writing, it’s about relationships.  As strange as that may sound, there is a camaraderie between bloggers.  Everyone is open to sharing what they’ve learned and experienced on their own journey. You pick up tidbits of good solid information and a few quirky things too. Blogging is information at it’s best.  It’s a grassroots movement toward whatever enlightenment you seek. 
What’s next?
I don’t have any plans of stopping now, I’m having too much fun! I hope that this blog will continue to grow and evolve.  I want to have more author interviews and read more books. I hope to host guest bloggers and perhaps do a few guest posts myself. More than anything I hope to pay it forward.  I hope that I will have the pleasure of helping someone else the same way so many have helped me.  This is just the beginning.
To begin the next phase of this pilgrimage I am hosting my very first GIVEAWAY!  I want to show my appreciation to all of you.
There will be two prizes:
First: A $20 gift card to Amazon.com so that you can purchase whatever you like.
Second: An autographed copy of my book Peace of Mind is a State of Mind
The giveaway will run from April 8 - April 30.  The winner will be randomly selected.

All you have to do to enter is reply to this post (please include your email address) and you must be a follower as well. Best of luck

23 comments:

Meri said...

Congrats on the 100 followers! I'm proud to be among them :)
I can't wait to see what comes next on your blog.
Meri
merigoesround.blogspot.com
meredithnoel(at)yahoo(dot)com

Deborah A. said...

Congrats on the 100 mark! What an accomplishment.

I am, of course!, a follower.

deborah@deborahandreasen.com

Deborah Lawrenson said...

Yes, congratulations Stacey! I always enjoy reading your posts - full of wisdom and always well-written. Here's to the next 100 - cheers!

Stacey Donaldson said...

@Meri, Deborah, & Deborah I am not at all surprised that my first congratulations would come from the three of you! You guys are the best. I appreciate you all very, very much!

Shareena said...

Congratulations on your 100 followers!!

May your blog keep growing and you keep writing!

it is a great giveaway! Is it internationally? Can I enter? ^_^

Stacey Donaldson said...

@Sharenna - thank you so much! Please do enter. I plan to do amazon electronically and I can ship the book through the book depository for anyone outside of the US. I appreciate all my followers....domestic and international!

Yvonne said...

Hi Stacey,
Congratulations!
I'm your 101 follower, although I've been following your wine blog for sometime.
xoxox,
yvonnehelms(at)hotmail(dot)com

http://centralcaligrrrl.blogspot.com/

Stacey Donaldson said...

@Yvonne thanks for stopping by! I'm on my way to your blog now.

Sydney said...

WOW, Congrats Stacey! This is a real accomplishment. I hit 75 today! I've been a follower for a long time, and I've enjoyed it, too! Your blog is so awesome and I love reading the motivational things you post. :) Here's to 200 followers!

foreverafterdesigns@yahoo.com

Kulsuma said...

Congratulations and thank you for the giveaway and making it international!
k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk
New follower=)

Stacey Donaldson said...

@Sydney - You were amoung my first followers...and I soooo appreciate you! Thank you for hanging in there with me. I'm excited for your 75 you'll be at 100 before you know it!

@Kulsuma - Thanks for the new follow! I appreciate everyone who takes the time to stop by :-)

Michele said...

Congrats on the 100 followers!!

bex said...

Congratulations Stacey! :D I'm not surpised, you have a great blog!

Does it happen to be international? :)

Rebecca @ kindle fever

Stacey Donaldson said...

@ Michelle...thank you very much!

@Bex - it is International indeed...feel free to join in!

Marla said...

Hi, Stacey. Thanks for stopping by to read my review of Shiver. I really hope you like it! Also, congrats on your 100th follower. I'll be there, myself, in a week or two. Have a great Sunday. Happy reading!

mike draper said...

Best wishes on the 100 members and your novel.
Mike

mikedraper1042@yahoo.com

Stop over at my blog, I'm having a giveaway of a first edtion of "The Lucky One." http://mikedraperinguilford.blogspot.com

bex said...

Oh, don't know why I haven't been back already! But I'm definitely in. E-mail: rebgeo@hotmail.com

Congratulations again!

Bakin_Goddess said...

Congratulations on ALL of your accomplishments!! I would Say....you ARE a writer!

Best of luck!
Bakin_Goddess

Blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com.
Readingwithbakingoddeess.blogapot.com

Junk Loving Girl said...

Congrats, I am sure their is so much more to come!
I am now following.
thepricklypinecone(at)gmail.com

Anash said...

Congrats on 100 followers!! Yippedidoday! Thanks for this splendid giveaway

Anash said...

I follow google connect "anash"
Thank you kindly.
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I follow you.

Thanks for the giveaway.

reflectionsofabookaholic[at]gmail[dot]com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Congrats on the followers!! Thanks so much for the great contest! I'm a follower!

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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