Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A "Thank You" Gift

Last week, I reached my 200th follower shortly after pecking my 500th post. Not a few hours later I received a lovely, lovely e-mail from a woman whom I'd met on another venue, as a result of my writing. She wrote to tell me she, "owed her marriage", to me. She had been so moved by the stories I shared about my own marital trials that she followed my advice; me, a lone stranger. What's better is, she sought me out to thank me 2.5 years later.

I knew somehow the memory of those dark times which reside in the space between my ears would be light to someone, but I never knew it would be here, on the interwebs, or that it would be quite like this. I'm overjoyed, and so grateful that it wasn't for naught. Beams. My broken heart helped build someone/something beautiful, that's awesome. Now if I could do something so wondrous with my unfinished projects. Laughs.

So, fast forward and the cogs start spinning. I was all set to throw a blog party celebrating my 200th follower and 500th post, the touching e-mail, and my general blogospheric existence. Silent Yay. However, after some research I found it involved far more interaction than I can handle and still remain a gracious, sparkly hostess, and I came up with an alternative plan. Rubs hands together craftily.

I am giving away the following: 2 $25 Pretty in Peace gift vouchers,
and 3 25% off coupons valid on ANY item/combination of items (s) from my shop.
Discounts do NOT apply to shipping costs

Here's how to enter:
Leave a comment on this post telling me why you like it here. (1 Entry)
Tweet this giveaway on Twitter and comment here (1 Entry)
Invite a friend to join you in following this blog and comment here (2 Entries for you and 1 for our NEW! friend)
Blog about my awesomeness, mention this giveaway and of course comment here (3 entries for you)

Cross your "t's" and Dot your "i's" (No little circles, they makes my temples throb)
Leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry. I.e., Tweeted by (@Name), Invited http://Superblogger[at]blogspot.com, Blogged at http://Superduperblogger[at]blogspot.com

Got it? I sure do hope so. Giveaway ends Sunday February 7th at midnight EST

I'll announce the winners on Wednesday February 10th


Ms. Bar B: said...

Congrats friend! What a blogger milestone. You inspire me to write, and to become a better writer, with the way that you express yourself through words. Its always poetic and empowering, empowering because I always walk away having learned something new... can we say expanded vocab? =).

I don't just like it here, I love it here. I am grateful to have discovered your blog and to have met you. Like the woman you helped through your marital experience, being able to share the experiences with the taupes, with being social in certain settings and a list of other things - you have helped me find a level of comfort.

tattytiara said...

I like it here because I like you. That might sound like too easy an answer, but why complicate the truth?

Congratulations on hitting a milestone, and I'm looking forward to seeing you hit many more.

PussDaddy said...
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mattscraftywife said...

This is great! I love your blog because it's so organized and beautiful! Great job on it.

mattscraftywife etsy

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the milestones! I love your honesty and insight. And if we lived closer you would be sick of me calling by now. :) You are crazy talented too. (Not just sayin' that either)

PussDaddy said...

Ok I decided to enter this after all, lol. First off congrats on reaching your 200th follower.

Let's see, I like it hear because I enjoy many things that you write about, and I like your writing style, and you often make me think with some of the stuff you post.

I also tweeted this several times,

and have tweeted about how awesome you are invited people to follow you while doing so.

You are awesome by the way.


Jill said...

I like it here because of your openness, candidness, humor, and intriguing content, and superb writing skills.
Congratulations on the followers and posts!

Traci Lavette said...

I think it's absolutely beautiful that the writings we put so much heart and soul into, can touch lives. I had a friend that was going to cancel his blog recently, went through the trouble of making it "invitation only" while he decided. All of a sudden he began receiving this outpour of pleadings from some of his readers to not block them because he'd helped them through so much. I think it's beautiful!

That had to be the most wonderful feeling for you when you got that message from the woman acknowledging the role you played in her life. I am a new visitor, but I'm sure you deserved it if you are communication as candidly as it appears. I look forward to reading more as you share life.

Congratulations on your peak!

Abreaka Studios said...

Congrats on your 200th follower and 500th post, as many more are to come :) YAY!! :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

Congrats on your 200th follower! I love to come here to relax and read and think. And your blog is so beautiful!

水災 said...
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Ms. Bar B: said...

Blogged about your awesomeness =)


Marjorie Dawson said...

200 followers. You are doing somethiing VERY right - congratulations. I had a look around and the air of friendliness and thoughtfulness is awesome.

Good luck egtting to another 200++

Marjorie Dawson said...

Tweeted you from the Blogger button too!

High Desert Diva said...

Why I like it here:

I actually have to break out the dictionary (occasionally) whilst reading your posts.

I can actually use the word whilst because you do.

I like your italics. Beams. Laughs. Rubs hands together craftily. etc.

I get to practice reading with a New Yawk accent.

And, of course, I just plain LIKE you.

Pretty Things said...

Congratulations on your 200th follower!

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