Monday, October 4, 2010

A Month of Giveaway Awesomeness!

By a raise of hands, do we have any Lord of the Rings fans out there? How about any that became fans once they saw Orlando Bloom in the movies?


I'm a LOTR fan, but not a LOTR fantatic.

**Confession: I didn't actually read LOTR until I had my first child. My brother was/is a LOTR Fanatic (yes, with a capital "F") so I think I rebelled against it for a while. Either that or "The Hobbit" cartoon traumatized me for 20 years. (Oh, the horror!)

What does LOTR have to do with October? Well, dear readers, I shall tell you. In the hobbit culture, when someone has a birthday they give gifts rather than receive them. For those who don't know, I just had a birthday. And I thought that rather than dwelling on the fact that I am *old*, I would celebrate it all month long by giving away things to YOU. And then I got 100 followers and that just makes the idea even more perfect!

"Great!" you say, "Now what crazy hoops do I have to jump through to win?"

Sometimes blog giveaways can get a little...complicated. In order to get an entry you have to become a follower, blog about the contest and link to it, tweet every other hour on days that begin with an M, T, or S, put a placard on your dog while you walk him in a parade, answer a bunch of questions, play a game of Twister where every time someone has to put a body part on a yellow circle you have to chant "I will win the blog contest," etc.

In case you can't tell, sometimes that annoys me. So, because this is my blog and my Month of Giveaway Awesomeness, I'm gonna make the rules. In order to be entered to win any of my giveaways you have to...

Wait for it...

Comment on my blog.

That's it.

Post a comment--any comment--on any of the posts for the week (except this one), and you are entered to win the giveaway(s) of the week. Now, if you want to blog about my giveaways, become a follower (and I hope you do), tweet about my blog, or put up a billboard, that's great! If you tell me about it, I may arbitrarily grant you anywhere between 1-100 extra entries, depending on my mood, how much my kidlets are fighting, and the phase of the moon.

And if that wasn't awesome enough (which it is), I also talked Dragon Wrangler into doing some giveaways, too, although I think she's doing it just because October is her favorite month. So you can mosey over to her blog and get double the chances to win something in the... drum roll and reverberating echoey movie announcer voice...

Month of Giveaway Awesomeness!!!

12 comments:

Janet Johnson said...

LOL! I better get my psyche on for the right phase of the moon. Happy Birthday! Fun way to celebrate. :)

Lori-ann said...

Jame, you crack me up! I'll FB about it and Tweet just cuz I love ya! Hope your month of giveaway awesomeness is a smashing success.

Angie said...

Happy Birthday and happy 100 followers! I am a LOTR fanatic myself, though I was also traumatized by the Hobbit cartoon.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I LOVE Lord of the Rings. Mostly to stare at Legolas, and Aragorn. Sadly...I was traumatized by the cartoon as a child, but I do love Peter Jackson's movies. :) I haven't "gulp" read the books yet... Someday...
Happy Birthday, and congrats on 100 followers! :)

Jenn Wilks said...

I was really hoping to have an excuse to play twister. *sigh* :o)

Happy Birthday and Happy 100 Followers!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Now, now. You are NOT old. Because that would mean I'm old. LOL

Wow, all these giveaways. Such fun!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

You have a fab blog here! Thanks for the Twitter follow, and I look forward to your future tweets and following you here. I just had a birthday too! (Yesterday, the 3rd) Happy Birthday to you, fellow Libra!

I love the idea of giving gifts on your b-day!

Annette Lyon said...

Happy birthday--and happy Hobbit month. I'd forgotten about that little Hobbit tradition. Maybe I can get my kids to do the same on their b-days?

G.G. Vandagriff said...

Love your twitters (especially the picture). You're in charge of Storymakers conference, right? May have a thematic idea for you in the next month. BTW, I read LOTR while living in Austria in 1967! Bet no one can beat that!

Stephanie Black said...

Happy birthday month, Jaime! I love an easy-to-enter contest :)

And if you're old, holy moly, what does that make me? Grandma Moses?

Stew Campbell said...

So I have been a follower of your blog for a while now...I love your "Words of the Day" and I really try to remember their meanings and use them in my conversations. Keep blogging and thanks for all the thoughts about writing! PS-I really enjoy LOTR!

Julie Wright said...

What? You don't like putting placards on your dog? What about parakeets? Placarded parakeets are the best! Happy Birthday! And legolas is hot--even if he is ten years too young for me.