Wednesday, October 24, 2007

105TH POST DRAWING GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!


I have realized that this is my 105th post (!) which absolutely amazes me to no end. I started this because my friend Lynne started a blog and suggested that I should, too. She helped me tremendously in getting it started and I guess you could say that now I am hooked. Sometimes there are rocky days when I wonder if it is worth it to write anything. I mean, who really cares what I have to say? I have gotten overly involved in how many people comment (or don't), how many visits are shown on my map, and why don't more people put me on their links? I now realize that the point of this is to HAVE FUN and to have a way to express myself, tell my friends and family what is going on in my life and also, to meet new and wonderful people (like you dear reader).


I think I am finding my groove in this blog world and in celebration of that AND my 105th post, I am going to do a GIVE-AWAY. The process will be that anyone who reads this post should leave a comment here and also mention this post and link to it in your blog. On Wednesday, October 24th I will put the names of people who have commented here in a hat and draw two names. One winner will receive a book and the other winner will receive something vintage from my personal collection.

Thank you to anyone who visits. I welcome you all.


P.S. Thanks to Lynne for suggesting I date this 10/24/07 as a "sticky post" so that it will appear first. Any new posts will appear below this. Thanks, Lynne.

26 comments:

Literary Feline said...

Congratulations on your 105th post! I slide right past my 100th and didn't make a peep because I didn't want to have to do that 100-somethings about me. Haha Of course, I've seen people do it for other reasons too. :-)

kris said...

Congrats on your 105th post - it kind of sneaks up on you, doesn't it? I agree that the blogging should be fun - or what's the point? My family enjoys reading my blog, and it's a great way to share my gardens with them. I'm amazed at the friends I've made in blogland - and I love coming here to visit with you. You have a great blog and your personality just shines through - I love it! Someday we have to have a long sit-down and talk about our shared love of France!

Tristi Pinkston said...

What a very sweet thing to do!

And just so you know, you are on my links list. :)

G. Parker said...

What fun, huh? I just passed 125, and I never thought I'd get there. I too was blogging for the comfort and gabbiness of it all. Fun blog site, and just so ya know, you're going to be mentioned on my blog tomorrow. Have a good one!

W.L. Elliott said...

Hey, congrats on being over 100 - *grin!* You know, I hadn't even thought about putting links on my blog until I read your post. I guess it would be a really great idea to link to the ones I read all the time so other people could do the same. (Yeah, I know - I'm a little slow, something of a scatterbrain!) So thanks for the heads up.

Oh, and by the way, I LOVE your door!

kookiejar said...

Congrats on the 105th post. You don't really want to give away one of your beautiful vintage items do you? I'm sure whoever gets it will cherish it.

Lynne said...

I did a post! But I don't need to win a prize - you and your friendship are prize enough for me!

T*mmy said...

Hi...I am here from Lynne's place and just want to say congratulations on being a blogger and for your 105th post.
I think every blogger goes through the feelings you express in this post. And I think you have done a wonderful job of resolving your feelings and remembering why you post and I think it would be a wonderful think for all of us bloggers to remember.

So, yes I will link to this post as I think other bloggers need to read it...and hey if it nets me one of your prizes, then all I have to say is "Yay!"

Have a great day!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a cute blog you have! Very nice! Congrats on your 105th post!

PEA said...

Congratulations on your 105th post...isn't this blogging world so amazing?! When I started blogging a little over a year ago, I never expected to make so many wonderful friendships. I have so much fun with my blog and I'm glad that you've realized that's what blogging is all about:-) I will post about your giveaway on my blog tomorrow:-) xox

Brenda said...

Glad I found your post and just in time for a give away. Congrats and I love your writting.
Brenda`

Jo and JD said...

Hello from Ohio, Violet Lady and congratulations. I love blog surfing and any time I come upon a blog that I truly enjoy I add it to my links, just as you have been added. That is my insurance that I can find my way back to it.

I have added a few in the past that I enjoyed. I have returned to them many many times and nothing has been added. After reading your post, I have to wonder if they became frustrated from the lack of traffic, comments, etc and just gave up. I prefer to think they just have really busy lives and don't have time.

Welcome to my favorite blogs list and I hope you will stop by some time and visit.

Mary said...

Violet Lady,

Wow! It doesn't take long does it? 105 posts is exceptional. Congratulations.

I followed a link from Pea's Corner and am glad I did. I will definitely be back to visit and will be pleased to provide a link to your blog.

Have a wonderful day and keep up the good work.

Mary

Karen said...

Congrats to you for 105 posts! I guess I came back to visit you at just the right time. How sweet of you to have a giveaway -- but I'd be back anyway:) You have a nice place here. Love the music!

peppylady said...

105 what a number? I'm over from Peas and later on today I'll have my posting up and I tell more in blogger world about your drawing.

Wild Rose said...

How exciting to arrive in time for a giveaway. I read about your blog at Pea's Corner and thought that I would drop by and say hello. I will link to this post.

You have a delightful blog.

Marie x

Midlife Cycler said...

Hi Ms. Violetlady. Nice to meet you.I am a new blogger, like this week new...and I was excited to come across this giveway.Gosh it would be fun to have beginner's luck! I will have to share with Karen tho since I found you thru her blog :)

Andi said...

Congratulations on your 105th post! I'm glad to have found your blog and plan to come back for more visits.

Please know that you're always welcome at my place as well.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations on your "105!" I understand your feelings about links, comments, etc!

Katherine

Linda said...

Congratulations on your 105th post. Love the violets,and have enjoyed reading your earlier post.

I'd love for you to come by for a visit. Linda

kimagruber said...

Congrats, Kris! I have enjoyed reading your blog and appreciate you sharing it with me.

Wow, giveaways are really popular.

Kristina said...

Congrats on your 105th!! I can only aspire to such greatness as I am a new blogger!! I linked!
http://kristinasfavorites.blogspot.com

BClark said...

Congratulations on your blog and your 105th post. Nice to meet you and I look forward to checking in now and then.

BClark

Mary said...

Violetlady,

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on my elder abuse post.

Hope you had a great day.
Mary

Candes said...
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Candes said...

Congrats on your 105th post! May you reach 1005 next! :)
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