Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Diary of an Eccentric's 1st Blogiversary Giveaway!

I can't believe a year has passed since I stared this little blog. Actually, the one-year mark came and went unnoticed. (Oops! I blame it on too much work and my recent mini-vacation!) I wrote my very first post here on June 4, 2007.

When I began blogging, I only wanted a place to keep track of my knitting projects, take down my thoughts about the books I read, and motivate myself to keep writing. I never imagined I'd make some friends or find so many interesting blogs that my knitting and reading to-do lists would grow out of control! These are the best parts of the blogging process.

In the year that I've been blogging, I met some great people who I consider friends even though we've never met. I reviewed more than 50 books, posted 2 free knitting patterns, posted pictures of 4 pairs of Jaywalkers I knit, and attended a writing conference. That's more than I'd ever imagined, and I feel I've made a lot of progress in pursuing the activities I enjoy most.

In honor of my first blogiversary, I have 3 prizes to give away. The main focus of my blog is knitting and reading, so I figured raiding my stash and bookcase for some yarn and books would make some great prizes. Here are the goodies up for grabs:




Yarn: 3 full hanks (100 yards each) and 1 almost full hank of Farmhouse Yarns Woodland Spun; hand dyed, single ply bulky; 75% wool, 25% alpaca; colorway Moss.

Books: Maggie Cassidy by Jack Kerouac and The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (I hope there are some classics lovers out there!)

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here (or for those of you not able to comment, you can email me at anna_begood AT hotmail DOT com) and let me know if you want to be entered in the drawing for the yarn or the books. **If you want to double your chances of winning, you can link to this post from your blog.** (Feel free to enter, regardless of your location!)

**ETA: Feel free to enter to win both the yarn and the books! I just didn't want people to win yarn they don't want or win books they don't want to read!**

**ETA: If you don't have a blog that will provide me a way to contact you in the event that you win, please include your email address in the comments. Thanks!!**

You have until the close of Monday, June 30. The next day, I'll put the names in a hat, and let The Girl pull out the winners. Good luck, and thanks for celebrating with me!

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Serena at Savvy Verse and Wit also is celebrating her first blogiversary this month with a contest. All the information you need to enter is in this post.



46 comments:

quitecontrary1977 said...

i love classics! and needlework! sounds like a load of summer fun to me!

Serena said...

You know me, anything to win free books! Count me in for this contest. WOOHOO!

Happy Blogoversary or Blogiversary!

Serena said...

P.S. I am adding you contest to the Blind Submission post on my blog, like I did for the other fellow book bloggers.

Jeannie said...

Happy 1 year blogiversary, Anna! I eagerly look forward to your future posts.

What a fun and very sweet idea- have a raffle for your readers. :D

Dawn said...

(Hand up in the air!) Count me in! I never win anything but will enter because I'd comment anyway! LOL!!!!

Happy Blogversary!! Here's to many more years in Blogland! :)

Rashmi said...

Congrats! May it be the start of many more! Count me in for the books giveaway. I've blogged it!

Btw, I'm also having a THREE BOOKS giveaway on my blog. Come on by and please help spread word!

Father's Day Giveaway - St.Martins

Thanks!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, Anna. Happy blogiversary!

No need to enter me; I just stopped by to say that I wandered across your contest and posted it at my Win a Book blog. I hope you get lots of new readers, as well as good entries.

Courtney said...

I would love to win either, but would choose the books.

Laura K said...

I would love to win the yarn for a girlfriend who enjoys knitting. Please enter me for this! Congrats on your anniversary!

windycindy said...

Greetings, Congratulations on your site's first Anniversary! What a milestone. Please enter me in your delightful giveaway drawing. Many thanks and have many more happy and healthy blogs! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kimberly B. said...

I've never read Kerouac, and I'm also a knitter, so count me in for both!

frugallm said...

I would love to win the books!

Katy Lin :) said...

i'd be happy with either the yarn or a book! please enter me for both :)

Alessandra said...

I'd love to win The Yellow Wall-Paper. Thank you for this chance!

And happy 1st blogiversary!

Anna said...

Thanks everyone for entering! I've enjoyed blogging so far. Just wish I had more time to do it!

Kathleen @ Katydid & Kid said...

I'd love to win some yarn, as I am tired of looking at what's in my stash. I'd probably knit a hat and scarf for the fall, or maybe a shawl. Thanks!

anne said...

What a wonderful giveaway. The books really appeal to me. Thanks so much. Happy Blogiversary and amny more.

traveler said...

Your giveaway is unique and wonderful. Thanks for this chance. Happy Blogiversary and enjoy.

ruth said...

The selection of books is great and your giveaway lovely. Thanks. Happy Blogiversary.

ellie said...

Thanks for having this great contest. Wonderful celebration and blogiversary. All the best. Love the books.

pearl said...

Happy Blogiversary! Great books which I appreciate. Thanks for the giveaway.

principessa said...

Those classics certainly interest me. What an interesting giveaway. Thanks for this opportunity.

Tracey said...

Please enter me to win the yarn! Thanks

blueviolet said...

Please enter me in the drawing for the books. I just can't read enough! Happy Blogiversary!

doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

teabird said...

What a lovely idea - a giveaway! I love books and I knit, so I'd be happy either way. Congratulations!

pintolinda said...

Please enter me for the books. I like classics a lot.
pintolinda (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

excentrique

Anonymous said...

WooHoo! I just started knitting and crocheting again after many years- would LOVE to win this awesome looking yarn.

Anna said...
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Anna said...

Thanks for the entries! I don't know if anyone checks the comments section, but if you've entered and don't have a blog or another way for me to contact you, PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS or post another contact here.

As for the people posting anonymously, I have no idea how I'll contact you!! Well, it's my first blog contest. You live, you learn, I suppose.

dolls123 said...

I like the yarn & books

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

zhian said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!
And Id like t be counted in for the books!!!

Ann said...

Hi Anna! On very, very rare occasions the Great Firewall lets up for a few hours and I can actually visit and leave comments on Blogger! So I seized this opportunity to drop by and say hi. Just wanted to wish you a happy blogiversary! I am inundated with stash and books so I know I really shouldn't be entering myself but it's too tempting not to join in the fun. If I win the yarn, I'll make something for you or the The Girl!

Ann

Anna said...

Thanks everyone!

Ann, I'm so glad the Great Firewall allowed you to pop in!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to win the books-The Yellow Wallpaper sounds like a good read!
Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

janejett said...

thanks

Danny said...

I am learning to knit and would love the books


danny32560 at yahoo dot com

novaceleste said...

What a great contest, and congrats on you first year of blogging!!! I read too, that you are writting a couple books. Sounds great.

Tracey said...

Oh, I would love the mossy yarn! I commented before but left out my email so here it is:
pollywantscrack {at} hotmail [dot] com.

kaylee8 said...

I would love to win the books

Nancy said...

I would love to win both the yarn and the books. I have a passion for both knitting and books. Jack Kerouac brings back memories of my younger days when I wanted to grow up and be part of the beat generation.

ANNE S said...

The Yellow Wallpaper is one of my favorite stories

ikkinlala said...

Happy blogiversary! I love to knit and read, so I'd love a chance to win either prize.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

wigget said...

books pleae

retc said...

Books please

Diana said...

The yarn or the books or both would be great! Thank you for the wonderful contest.