Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thanks for Playing! And Winner!

All in all, I'd say my first blogfest was a success! Almost half that signed up forgot about it, but I sort of expected that. I almost forgot myself! Scheduling something a few weeks out has its pros and cons :)

But to those of you who did participate, I loved reading your letters!! Most of them were encouraging and uplifting, which I think is a great idea. They will no doubt accurately mark this moment in your life for you to look back on one day, and hopefully we'll all be able to say, "Look how far I've come from that!"

I hosted this blogfest to celebrate YOU, my lovely 300 followers. And I've since gained 22 more! :::waves and throws confetti on all of you::: I know I shouldn't focus on my follower numbers, but I think it's a fun way to mark growth and it gives us an excuse to do fun things, right? :)

Now on to the giveaway! The winner (selected randomly) of a shiny new book is......

Congrats! I'll be emailing you shortly. 

I hope everyone has a fantastic and safe Memorial Day weekend! I'll be mostly unplugged in effort to spend time away from the internet so I can get some serious writing done. What about you? Any extended weekend plans??  

K*Rae, OUT! 


  1. Hahaha K-Rae! Love it!

    And there'd better be a chapter for me on Tuesday!

  2. Congrats to Maya Well done for gaining more followers :O)

  3. Congratulations to Maya! And congratulations to you on the followers. :)

  4. Well done Maya - and thank you so much for a fun blogfest... really great. Have a fab weekend

  5. Yay for Maya! Extended weekend plans: make adjustments to my daughter's costume for upcoming recital, dig up some old writings and review and edit them so I can send them out (discovered 2 possible publishing opportunities yesterday--WOOHOO!)

  6. Eagle - Thanks!
    Laura - I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
    Jenny - good luck on the publishing opps!!!

  7. Happy writing, Kristin! Unplugged can be a good thing.

    I really enjoyed the blogfest. It was fun to meet new friends and follow new blogs. And the letters were great.

    Have a great weekend.