When I started this blog in the spring of 2006, it was on a whim. I secretly thought that blogs were foolish, self-indulgent innovations but I started mine out of boredom and a desire for something to keep myself occupied while I got settled in a new house and a new neighborhood and a new church and new schools.
Never in a million years did I imagine it would become this network of friendships and relationships with opportunities to travel and meet celebrities and earn an income from home with a flexible schedule.
I can only hope that as I share my journey, I will provide some value to those out there reading along — whether it be inspiration to travel or eat better or get dressed in the morning or just to laugh at the everyday mishaps that make life interesting.
As I watched my post count increase over the last few weeks, inching its way to 3000, I decided I ought to do something special to celebrate. So I decided to sponsor a giveaway.
I’m giving away one $100 Amazon gift card in honor of my 3000th blog post!!
I’m not advertising this or asking for promotion from friends. This one is for you — my regular readers and faithful friends. Because I would not be here without you, plain and simple.
There are three ways to enter. Leave a separate comment for each.
1. Leave a comment on this post, telling me something that you’ve learned from me or what you value most about my blog or what you’d like to see more of or . . . anything, really! I value your feedback.
3. Give yourself an entry for following me on Twitter! (Leave me your Twitter handle and I’ll be sure to follow you back!!)
4. Give yourself another entry if you’re a subscriber to my monthly email newsletter.
It is not a giveaway entry, but I’d love it if you’d follow me on Facebook and add my page to your favorites list so you’re sure to see my updates.
GOOD LUCK!!! I will randomly select a winner on my 40th birthday — July 1st!!!!!
Fine Print: Amazon is not a sponsor of this post or my blog, however, I am a member of their affiliate program. Winner must have a U.S. mailing address. I will use the And The Winner Is plugin for WordPress to randomly select a winner on Sunday, July 1st. When the comments are closed on this post, you will know the giveaway is over. I will announce the winner on Facebook and Twitter, and I will send a personal email, giving the winner three days to accept. If there is no reply, I will select another winner. See my Giveaway Policies for more details.