Friday, March 4, 2011

Coming Soon: Epic Giveaway for blogiversaries

This blog is going to be 2 years old on May 1st. I would love to have 200 followers by then for this blog and my other blog. That blog ( is only going to be 1 years old March 17th but right now they are close in number of followers thanks to blogfests for sure. I want to host a combined giveaway for both blogs and will soon. Every follower will be invited to take part in the grand giveaway.

So, I am holding a joint giveaway with... myself. But I need a little help. I'd love to make part of this giveaway international. And if people are willing to donate prizes, then I can give even more stuff away because I'm definitely not rich so resources are limited. Some of the prizes will be online gift cards for books because we all like books. There may also be special packages, depending. Mostly, I want this to be fun.

This massive giveaway has a couple of purposes. Blogiversary, of course, since this blog is going to be 2 and the other will be 1. And then there are the followers. I get excited with each new follower I gain and on both blogs I am close to 200 followers. Wouldn't it be cool, if by my 2nd anniversary of blogging I had 200 followers on each blog? I think so. Less than 40 per blog to make that goal and even if it isn't until after this blog turns two, that will be okay too. Even better than followers will be if more than 20 people enter the giveaway. I haven't had a super successful giveaway yet and this epic one could be the One.

Right now I'm considering for prizes:
e-cards for book depository
special packages (pencils, journals, maybe something from specialty store in town, other)
maybe critiques, not sure from whom
candy? I don't know, might avoid the food this giveaway, not sure
The only specific books I'll give this time will be if someone donates and at least a couple prizes will be the gift cards so that people can purchase what they want. Choice is usually a good thing.

I am open for suggestions.

How long is too long for a blogfest? I am considering starting at one blogiversary and ending at the other but that's a long time. March 17th to May 1st is over a month long. But it does make sense for a double blog giveaway.

Any other ideas on how to make the prizes international? Right now we have the book depository idea because it has free shipping anywhere. I don't know much outside of the US, so if someone with experience knows of some other great options, I'd love to hear them.

I look forward to the start of the giveaway in the future. All are invited.


J. D. Brown said...

Dawn I still need your address so I can mail you your prize!

Also, this is awesome! I'll try and see what I can do to help out with prizes and such. I'll get back to you on that! :)

Megan K. Bickel said...

Dawn - I'll head over to your other blog to follow it! I don't think I am, so that will get you one closer to 200 over there.

Also, I'm not sure if you have many picture book authors who follow, but I'd be willing to donate a picture book critique for a prize. Maybe you have some closet picture book author wanna-bes who have one in drawer and just haven't done anything about it?

If you don't want to use it, I totally understand that too, but figured I'd offer! : )

mkbickel [at] hotmail [dot] com if you need to contact me about it.