Friday, December 10, 2010

My One Year Blogiversary Contest!

Happy One Year to Me!!

I'll start off by saying how incredibly thankful I am for those of you who have clicked on the FOLLOW button, apparently finding my words worthy of reading.  Personally, I think I've grown from this whole blogging experience.... this was me a year ago:

Me: Um.. hello blogging world, I'm Kristin. Um, I like writing fiction... I live in Texas... I'm getting new carpet next week... I have NO clue how blogging works or how anyone is going to find my page. Come to think of it, I don't know how to find anyone else's page either...

Kristi Chestnutt: I write too! I'll follow you!

Me: OMG where did you come from?

Kimberly Franklin: I write too! I'll follow you!

Me: OMG, how did y'all find me? Can we be critique buddies and email back and forth all day every day? (yes we do that...)

Kristi and Kim: I was just thinking the same thing!!

Me: Seriously though... how did you find me, and how do I find blogs to follow??

With their help (and yours!) I've since figured out the wonders of blogging!


I really hoped to do some HUGE huge prize packet, but you've all seen my Christmas Branch, Stanley... Things are tight (at least, I'm making them tight, because I'd like to eat in January when people are done getting their Christmas pictures taken haha).

The Prize: 

A $15 Gift Card to Amazon!

I'm giving it a month, a WHOLE MONTH for you to spread the word.  I'm at 252 followers right now (which is awesome!), and between now and January 10th, let's see if I can get up to 300 followers.  If I do, I'll add a second winner! 

A $10 Gift Card to Amazon!

The Haps:

Must be a follower: new +1 / old +2

Sidebar: +2

Mention in blog post: +5

Send a new follower my way: +5 for EACH! Tell them to comment below and mention you!!

Tell me what you'd like to see more of from me in 2011 (book reviews, writing tips, etc...) +1

So that's it! And don't forget, I am giving away one prize.  If I get up to 300 followers, I'll throw in a second winner!

Contest ends midnight (central) January 9th
Winner(s) announced January 10th!


  1. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I'm certainly glad that I stumbled upon you though I can't remember how. Fate, perhaps?

  2. Man, how time flies! Happy Blogiversary!!! I'm an old follower (in more ways than one) and have enjoyed each and every post!! :)

  3. Congrats on your blogiversary! :)

  4. Happy blogiversary!!

    +2 old follower

  5. Happy blogiversary, Kristin! I went back to read some of your first posts and Kristi and I literally met you with in the first couple of posts! How cool is that? I can't believe it's been a year!!

    Anyway, great contest. I'm an old follower (duh!) +2

    I'm totally sidebaring this +2

    And in 2011 it would be nice just to see more posts. It's a lot easier said than done though. :) +1

    Here's to another year being bloggie friends!

  6. Happy blogiversary!!

    I am an old follower +2!


  7. I'm just here to say that is the cutest story ever. After reading this I realized I zipped past my 1 year Blogiversary without even noticing. My how the time flies.

  8. Congratulations on your first year of blogging. It's quite a journey figuring it out and there's always something new to learn. I hit my first year at the end of September and still enjoying it, although I've cut back from everyday posting to just 3 or 4 per week.
    I'm now a follower. Feel free to become a follower on my blog as well.

    Tossing It Out

  9. congrats on the B-day! It's interesting how most of our blogs have celebrated their first birthdays this year. Aren't there any more mature bloggers beside us "immature" ones? :)

  10. Congratulations! My blogiversary is coming up too, the post goes live tomorrow. This really is a wonderful journey. I'm an old follower, although slightly silent, but my new year's resolution is to comment more.

  11. I've been following you for a while. From my early days of blogging. Our blogaversaries are close. I admire your photography. I also like to take pics and would love to read about your experiences and photo tips.

  12. The fact that I'm JUST NOW reading this should make it obvious that my life is spinning out of control!!!! HaHaHa. If only I were joking, right?

    How much do I love you right now? Um, lots. Because seriously, I've found two of the coolest friends through blogging and even when my world is turned upside down, you make me smile. Now, how cool is that?

    So, um, enter me, and hopefully soon I can add some cool bling to my blog to advertise this awesome contest!

    BUT for now, +2 for old follower
    AND +1 for adding something I'd like to see more of (I'm thinking random rants because I'm a big fan of your ramblings!)

  13. It's been great following you here! I'm an old follower! Count me in. :)

  14. Happy blogiversary! I'm an old follower, and glad to be here.

  15. Hi! Count me in for the awesome giveaway if it's international please.


    +1 New follower
    +2 Sidebar-

  16. Happy Blogoversary!

    +1 new follower

    +2 sidebar:

    +1 I would definitely love to see more reviews!

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  17. Congratulations!

    +2 Old follower
    +1 sidebar
    +1 i love to see more reviews, or maybe new book release or highlights =)

    thanks for the giveaway!

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

  18. Why didn't you tell me you were having a contest?! I so would have been pimping this long before!!! SO sorry!!!

    Sending love your way via sidebar!

    I'd like to just continue to see awesome here (pictures included - your pictures) wink wink