Monday, April 5, 2010

Do ya feel lucky? Huh? Well, do ya?

I've been reading about contests on other blogs and have so far refused to be creative enough to think of one. Well, I'm weak, I confess and I see how fast other bloggers rake in the followers. I fold my arms and scowl at the computer when I see someone who has blogged for less time than me with a hundred followers already.

I shouldn't be petty or jealous, but alas, I'm human. Blogging is a fabulous way to advertise yourself, to network. Is there anything wrong with that? No. So, I should get off my high horse and get my name out there. I love making new friends. I love visiting new blogs and I want others to feel the same about me!

Here is what I am going to do. My goal is to reach 1oo followers by April 31! Can I do that? Why not? Why not think big? Everyone loves prizes and I have been the recipient of those blog prizes myself. More than once. So here it is.

The Grand Prize will be a $20 gift certificate to Bath and Body. I LOVE that store! ALSO, you will receive one of my favorite books of ALL time, by James Patterson, "The Jester," with my own special note inscribed to you in the front, AND (the best part of all) a full body massage from Sarah Wiser (in Farmington, Ut.) The best hot rocks massage therapist alive! (If you don't live near her, we'll think of something else!)

To Enter:

Already be a follower as of today +2 (but you have to post a comment below to put yourself in the running.)

Become a new follower +1

Blog about this post +3

Add a link for my blog on your blog +4

Post a comment on facebook, twitter or any other place +2

Be sure to add up your tally for me! Never was great at math! =) I will announce the winner on May 2nd.

Good luck and happy blogging!


Tamara Hart Heiner said...

good luck, girl! I'll mention you in my blog post tomorrow!

Aubrie said...

What excellent prizes you have! Good luck on getting your 100 followers!

elizabeth mueller said...

Oohh, I LOVED that story. It was so compelling and made me cry! Thank you for lending it to me!

Good luck with your goal. I find that the best way to have followers is to visit and post comments on their blogs, too. ;)

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

Liz, I agree 100%. I've been doing that for five years. It's the best way to make new friends too.

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm already a follower (2) and facebook/tweeted about it. (2) Total: 4. Good luck!

Susan Fields said...

Good luck getting your 100 followers! I'm a new follower today! I'll add your contest to my contest list too.

Caledonia Lass said...

I have to remember to repost this and share it on FB. :D

Charlotte said...

Okay Missy-May, I'll bite. Nothing like a couple of awesome freebies to pull me out of my stagnation!

-I just started following you=1

-I just facebooked about you=2

-I've had a link for your blog on my blog for several years now, but it's not on the front page (none of my blog list is), so that's probably only worth 2 entries instead of the usual 4. (To find yourself, go to my blog and click on the button that says, "My Friends". You're listed there.)=2

Total entries = 5

Love you!

Carol Kilgore said...

Good luck on amassing followers. I've been blogging for over a year, and mine have come slowly. But I've never run a contest either. Thanks for visiting Under the Tiki Hut.

M. Gray said...

Wow! Great ambition! Some day I jump on this band wagon...

Cheri Chesley said...

Woohoo! I love contests. Put me in the running, please :)

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

You are LIVE on my blog!

Talli Roland said...

Sounds like a brilliant contest - I'm sure you can do it! Thanks for stopping by my blog, BTW!

Jayne said...

Hello! I hope you get to 100 followers, I have just clicked the button so here's another one for your total! Looking forward to reading more on your blog. :)

Caledonia Lass said...

Okay, are you sure you want me to do the math on this??
Two for being a follower, three for blogging about it and two for posting it up on FaceBook.

Seven? Psh... I hate math. I hope I got that right. ;)

Charity Bradford said...

100 by the end of April is my goal as well, you can make it!

New follower +1
Posted link in contest sidebar +4

Total 5

Good luck!

Noble M Standing said...

Here I am, I'll try to FB this but life is crazy here. I am a follower now. :)

T.J. Carson said...

Good luck on 100 :)

Emailman said...

Hi Mellissa! It's an honour to be a follower on you awesome blog :) My very dear friend, Tamara, sent me here. Isn't she great! I Tweeted you too. (emailmanROCKS)

I'm not worried about winning the prize, I'm wanted to give you a heads up! :)

Good luck!


Annie McMahon said...

Three points for me! (New follower + tweet)

I see some familiar faces, here. Hi, Tamara and Kurt!

Nice blog! I'll be back to read more when I have a chance. :) Good luck with reaching 100 followers!

Lisa M. said...

I am your biggest fan.

Enough said.


Anonymous said...

Hey Melissa! Gladly - I will "follow" you AND link you on my blog. Mentions to follow. So now I'm up to +4. You betcha. Sadly, My whole blog motivations are ENTIRELY ego (love me...please love me...). I don't have anything to advertise or network. I just love when people read my stuff and think it's funny. That makes me happier than I care to admit. I'm really a simple soul. But thanks for dropping by! I hope you keep reading! I will watch for your book and read your blog! (I'm way better at that than Jeni - who is just embarrassing as a supporter TO HER OWN SISTER... :) I love supporting the local authors. I probably know a lot of people you know...

Sheila said...

Let's see, I am already a follower (2) and I have a link to your blog on mine (4) and I will tweet about this and mention it on my blog. I am also trying to get my numbers up to 100 followers. I know you will reach your goal. You are awesome!!

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Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm doing a similar contest on my blog, but international followers can participate. I had 30 followers 2 weeks ago. Now I have 136! (60 were from before the contest)

I'm in Canada so I can't enter yours.

Good luck getting to 100. I'll post the contest on Twitter for you. :D

Tess said...

Came over from the Ut childrens listserv -- good luck!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I am already a follower (2 points). Can't wait to see who wins your contest! Good luck on reaching 100 followers. You can do it!

Clancy said...

Nice to meet you Melissa, I saw your post in the UT Children's listserv. Great goal!
New follower +1
Blogged about your blog +3
Added a link to your blog on mine +4
Posted a comment on Twittter and Facebook +2
Total = 10
If you'd like to see what I put up, my blog is and I'm the only Clancy Metzger on Twitter and Facebook. Good Luck!

Connie Hall said...

If all went well - I'm a follower. I posted your contest to my blog page and I added your link to my blog page. I think that's 8 points. Good luck, I hope you reach your goal.

Elizabeth Morgan said...

Awesome prizes and good luck! New follower today.

Lise the artiste said...

An aspiring author here- I blogged about you ( 4 points?), joined on (1 pt), tweeted (2), added a link (3?), good luck!

Marion C Steiger said...

You've not only impressed me, you've inspired me to stop lurking and get involved.
Hope I stick to it.

Lyn said...

Hi, just found your blogspot, I did all but the facebook and will next time I get on Facebook, so that will put me at 10, 8 until later tonight.

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