I made myself a silly goal this week and posted it on a pink sticky note to my computer screen: to make it to 12,000 blog views. You see, the thing about that is that I started the week at 11,000. If my math skills haven’t withered away into the dark hole of journalism that calculates to about 142.9 views per day, up from the 50 or so I usually get (ok, I used a calculator. Side note: when’s the last time you did long division by hand? THEY ACTUALLY MAKE YOU DO THAT ON THE TESTS TO GET INTO GRAD SCHOOL! …and they still let me in, but I digress).
The point is, I’m a very determined gal. I once walked to school in 85 feet of snow, uphill both ways. So, I may not have done that, but my mom has a lot of good stories about how she had to force me to eat when I was little. And there was that one time when my sister and I avoided eating our Jell-O by launching spoonfuls onto the ceiling above the dining room table each time my mother would look away. Then again, I’m not sure if that was for amusement or avoidance, I was only 8 or so.
On that note: I think we’ll have a giveaway.
I’m thinking you might want to know what the prize is. Yes? Maybe? DRUMROLL:
A $20 gift certificate to one of these local eateries:
There are four ways to enter the drawing:
✔ Share a link to any one of my Two Pots of Coffee and A Slice of Pie at Midnight posts on TWITTER
✔ Share a link to any one of my Two Pots of Coffee and A Slice of Pie at Midnight posts on FACEBOOK
✔ Subscribe to my blog. To subscribe scroll to the bottom of this post, down past the picture of my face and enter your email address in the box, then click the button.
✔ Critique me. Post one critical comment on one of my posts. Did I miss a coma? Do you hate my face? Positive comments will NOT be accepted. (Mainly because I have a 5 pound container of ice cream in my freezer and I need an excuse to sulk on the couch and drown my sorrows in it. What can I say, I like being sad.)
THEN you MUST
Comment on this post telling me how you entered. Your name won’t be counted unless you leave a comment.
You may enter one time for each of the check marks listed above. For you writers, that means you can enter up to 4 times. (1+1+1+1 = 4). Suzi that means you can correct all of my 18,000 grammar errors, but you’ll still only get one entry for critiquing. By all means, feel free to edit away though.
If you tweeted you will need to leave a link to your tweet in your comment (under your Tweet got to “expand,” then hit “details.” It will take you to a page with just that tweet. Copy the link). If you Facebooked and win, I’ll check to make sure you actually posted.
The contest starts now, about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 2. It will end at 11:59 p.m. on National Fluffernutter Day, i.e. October 8, 2012. As if a day of peanut butter, marshmallow sandwiches isn’t going to be enough fun by itself.
The winner will be announced within 24 hours. It may involve a live video, a 20 minute feed of me cutting up names and a bum drawing one from a hat. Or, more likely, we’ll just use Random.org.
Also, in case you hadn’t noticed, this is a very Eugene-centric contest. I’m happy to mail gift certificates out, though I sure as heck will not mail them internationally. However, the business are all located in Eugene and are not chains so it would be in your best interest to be in, near, around, or planning to visit Eugene, Oregon if you actually want to use your prize.