Sunday, March 27, 2011

Follower Celebration: An Easter Giveaway

At long last, procrastination on a giveaway has ended.

Writing Straight from the Heart is now having a  giveaway for a double celebration:

1) More than 500 posts written on this blog since its humble beginning in October of 2009. 

2) Having more than 200  Followers!

It is open to Followers, only, because you are each so very special to me.

Anyone curious about how this blog began can read about it here:  Writing Straight from the Heart.

As bloggers everywhere can testify, having a blog on the Internet plunges one into a fascinating and satisfying world. Life as a blogger takes on an entirely new perspective where boredom  or status quo are unheard of.

Each new Follower (a person who likes the blog and wants to stop in frequently), elicited a cheerful yell from me. This was as true for the first two Followers (one of my sisters and my daughter) as for the 202nd!

Among this blog's 202 Followers, numerous states and several different countries are represented.  On any given day I may have a comment from someone in South Carolina to Washington or Kuwait to South Africa!

Looking over statistics while preparing to write today's post, it's noted that this blog's had visits and/or Followers  from  Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Greece, Guatemala, India, Italy, Japan Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Murmansk (Russian Federation), the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, just to name some!

Stateside, visitors and/or Followers have come from Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Idaho, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri,  New Jersey, New York,  North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, among others! 

Okay.  The giveaway is humble but heartfelt. It includes two new Easter towels, six Easter bunnies, and a few small surprises NOT PICTURED,  thrown in for good measure.

All you have to do is  BE A FOLLOWER and write a comment on today's post, saying you want to participate.

That's all there is to it! So, Followers who want to participate, leave a comment indicating you are in!

Names of all participants will be put into a hat and pulled out on Friday, April 1st.  No fool!

Just for the record, I want to say, THANK YOU, dear Followers. You have enriched my life, validated my many posts with your comments, and have made me very, very happy. You are appreciated more than you will ever know!    Love to all,   Susan 


Elaine said...

You have certainly did your homework and know where your followers come from.. Congrulations.. someone indeed to celebrate. Yes it is fun to see a new one added to my list to.. Love all the bunnies.. Count me in on the giveaway.

middle child said...

I've been following for quite awhile. You share alot of really nice things. The bunnies are too cute. Keep on Blogging!

Bookie said...

Congrats on keeping your blog going---and so well. I visited your fist page and it was fun to read about your trips to the library. Loved it.

Thanks for your visit to my blog today. Love the new picture for you today too!

Annesphamily said...

Congrats on all your followers and posts! Those bunnies are sweet! I like the giveaway. Tiy syre know how to catch our eye. Anne

Pam Traskos said...

Hi Susan, Congrats on your blogging success! The bunnies are cute, I'd have to put them away for my grandkids, oh wait....I don't have grandkids yet :). Hopefully I will soon. Love your blog...hop over to mine for a visit. Hugs, Pam

Kay K said...

Blogging is something I love but I am not a correct wrtier ..just write from the heart
I have found so many CHRISTians on here which makes the journey sweeter hearing what GOD is doing in their life. The multitude Mondays as sure changed my life since I began blogging a short time ago .
I am a follower and love to read your blogs
Easter is my fav. time of year ...(oh I must blog about that maybe today)
The Bunnys and towels are so cute

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Susan I must say congratulations on over 500 posts and 200+ followers! I am a happy Georgia follower of your blog. I would love to throw my name in the pot for the bunnies and the towels! I love your blog and you!! hugs, Linda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Susan I wanted to come back and leave a comment about your very first post! That was so much fun to read. I too love the library and reading. I think you have accomplished your goal in blogging! Sharing your life and so many interesting subjects with us! Thanks for you being you! hugs, Linda

Chatty Crone said...

Hey don't forget Linda and I both are from Georgia! I have been a long time follower too. And I'd be honored to be entered. Your blog is always uplifting and colorful and informative. Love you. sandie

Leann said...

Well sweet friend - I'm in! I've been here for some time and have enjoyed the journey!



T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Susan, I'm just dropping in to say It's a Small World After All ... isn't it amazing how we can visit each other from thousands and thousands of miles away. Don't enter me .. you know how mail is on this side of the world. :) Have a great week. Tammy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I have been a follower for awhile and would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Lovely bunnies!!


diane stetson said...

I've been a follower since the first blog..Congratulations! I've loved reading all your blogs and looking at those fantastic pictures!

mo said...


You are such a dear. And I adore the way you write!

It is true what you say about the "Blog World".

I am happy I have become part of yours.

Congratulations and please enter me into your wonderful Give-Away!



Claus said...

Congratulations Susan!! Wow...over 200 followers and 500 entries?! That is certainly an achievement. Good for you.
I certainly want in the giveaway! The bunnies would be perfect for my little niece. She adores bunnies. Bunnies and chickens!...of all animals :o)

MeMeSue said...

It's me....ME...I'm the one from Pennsylvania...HA HA! What cute bunnies! Thanks Susan for being one of my babyblogger followers...It means a lot to me that you pop on over to my world every now and again *smile*

Sharon said...

Susan no it is I that want to "thank you" Even though you do not know it some of your words of wisdom have pulled me through a tough patch recently. But things are better now with the help of a lot of blogging friends and family plus my own family so I say "thank you". Yes I am a follower and yes please include me. I actually thought I already posted here but I guess I did not cause I do not see it but it doesn't matter when as long as you get the note of thanks...... take care.

La Tea Dah said...

A very sweet give-away. Congratulations on your beautiful blog and all your posts! You are dedicated and your love for beauty shines through. Thank you for sharing from your heart!


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