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Friday, January 09, 2009

Nothing Says "Celebrate" Like Bribing Bloggers to be Your Friend ...

... and I'm not proud.  (Vain, but not proud.)  So that's just what I'll do.


This is my 100th POST!

Can you believe it?  After a short 2 years and 9 months I have finally pressed "publish post" 100 times.  And what do folks here in bloggy-land do to celebrate 100 posts but have a cool GIVEAWAY!!??

And what, you may ask, am I giving away?  A beautiful felted purse!  Lovingly knitted and expertly hand-felted by yours truly.  (It will be ready to go in denim blue or choose your favorite color and wait a couple of weeks for production.)  The purse will likely contain some chocolate, which every giveaway should include.  It's perfect for times when you (or your wife) just need enough space for your cell, lip gloss and ATM card.  You could even fit in some mints or a mini-pack of tissues.

The Method:  I realize that there are marvelous, fancy-pants tools out there for finding winners.  But that is not nearly as fun as assigning each entrant from 1 to 5 BINGO numbers, putting the balls in the cage, and giving it a spin. (Also, this way, I can get the kids involved in my blogging, which will make me feel better about repeatedly putting them off to post and read my blog-list.  I'm a thoughtful mom like that.)

How to Enter:  You earn your first entry by commenting on this post.  Pretty typical.  You may earn additional optional entries, up to FOUR MORE,  by:
  1. Being or becoming a follower or being Kristina P.
  2. Mentioning my giveaway on your blog in a post or on your side bar, linking back here. (You'll need to let me know you've done this.)
  3. Reading a past post from September 2008 or earlier, and commenting on it. (If you're Jenny W., comment on newer posts!)  Read as many as will get you to a grand total of FIVE.
The Deadline:  Get all of this done by Tuesday, January 20th, 8:00 pm MST. 

The Drawing:  Wednesday, January 21st.  I will announce the result at 8:00 pm MST.

Good luck.  And YEAY ME!

77 fishy comments:

CaJoh said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!!

You'll have to show us your great purse design after you complete it.

You may also have to show your method— it sounds like fun to do.

Rhonda said...

All righty then, consider this my first of five comments.... your purse sounds fabulous.

WAIT... this is the second of five as I became a "follower" of your blog.

Hmmm... now does that qualify for Discipleship??

So said...

Woo Hoo on the your 100th post! Very cool.

clan of the cave hair said...

If I am not mistaken ( and its entirely possible that I am..because I'm vascillating between two dates) I do believe that Wednesday Jan 21st is your BIRTHDAY! (am I correct? or is yours the 24th? One of those dates is you, the other is my Grandma Mollie)

Anonymous said...

Merinda

Congrats on your 100th Blog. I am not a great commenter but I am a follower.


Reydine

Mina said...

Lisa--Grandma Mollie must be on the 24th. You are 2 years and one week older than me.

And yes, the timing of the drawing was intentional. Kind of an outward celebration!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

~HAPPY 100th POST~! You are a dear and precious friend of mine! I am a follower and will link your giveaway on my blog :) Please count me in! L♥ve and Hugs :) Shauna

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

P.S. I also commented on a past post :) Have a beautiful day!

Colleen said...

Hey! Congrats! Maybe I'll get there some day...do deleted posts count?

Lara said...

I think it took me that long to get to 100 too, but then I was hooked and started posting a lot more often.

I will go read some posts from your archive a bit later. Fun idea.

Jillene said...

HOORAY!! Congrats on your 100th post!! The purse sounds delightful!!

Jillene said...

You (literally) and your giveaway are at the top of my sidebar!! I should get like 10 entries for this!! hehehehe!! (0;

Kristina P. said...

OK, so I first thought that said that people get another entry for becoming a follower of ME!!

And I am so excited that I get another entry by just being me!! Hahaha!

Octamom said...

Congrats on the 100th post and throw my name in the bingo cage~

Blessings!

Heatherlyn Colt said...

I made a post about your give away! (I don't need to be entered though, I just think you have a great blog.)

ikkinlala said...

Congratulations on 100 posts!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Becky said...

Well, what the heck. I've heard good things about you, so I'm gonna become a follower, and I'll give you a shout out on Monday's post.

(You won't think less of me if I say that I'm doing this because I really need a new purse, will you?) :)

Sher said...

Congrats! Wow, that's a lot of requirements to be your friend! Are you one of those high maintenance friends?
Just kidding.
1) I wish I were Kristina P. (does that count?)
2)I'll post something about your giveaway today.
3)I'll have to camp out for awhile to read your past posts, since I've only known you existed for alittle while, so I'll be back!

Diane said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I really enjoy your blog and love that your are a fabric whore/hoarder too. I need to go through my stash, you have inspired me.

Natalie said...

i have no idea what a felted purse is! hm...this is intriguing! i'll be checking back for a picture for sure!

veronica said...

Just came over from April Shower's and decided to enter your contest!
I've checked in before (but never commented) and now I'm following! Mostly because I like what I've read....and also because I love chocolate and I'm curious about felting!

Melanie J said...

Congratulations!

I already follow you, so does that make this my second entry? It does? Yay!

Tink said...

Congratulations to your 100th post! Wahoo! I'll be linking to your post. I'm excited abouta felted purse! I knit, but I haven't felted before, so I'm excited to see your finishe product. Take a pic when you're done! I like several of your posts...some of my faves was on aging because I totally related to that one! And your realness about feeling lonely in your new move with friends and such. Also the one when it was cold outside and you were trying to get your kids to wear COATS. I can't remember the name of that one, but I related because I go through that with my kids. There are too many! Have fun with this giveaway!

Erin said...

I'm pretty sure I've already commented on all of your past posts. And you know how I feel about you (that is what e-mail is for - so I can proclaim my devotion to you by shouting in all caps). So tomorrow I will post about this giveaway and I'm set!

the letter Bee said...

Yay- congrats! I don't even know what number I'm on!

carogonza said...

I follow

Becky said...

Chocolate means I am in!

Mel said...

Rhonda from Because Mom said so...said to come visit and well because mom said so i am here!!!

Happy 100!!

Barbara said...

I'm not a regular here, just ran across your blog today. Hope it's still okay to enter cuz I need chocolate. ;-)

Natasha said...

Whoa. I had my 100th post after about 4 months and I missed it.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

B-I-N-G-0...imagine me singing the Bingo song to you. I would love to enter your contest, Mina. Sign me up.

Since I have accepted the sad truth that I will never become the fabulous Kristina P, I guess I am resigned to reading the September posts. However, all is definitely not lost. I can learn more about Mina. What fun for me! Do we need to e-mail you once we have commented on old posts?

Happy Friday!

-Francesca

shopannies said...

love purses we have several of them as we have 4 girls in this family and all of them are teens I also love the way that you are going about finding a winner good old fashioned way
shopannies@yahoo.com

shopannies said...

I am now following your blog
shopannies@yahoo.com

Lorie said...

Yeah you is right! Happy 100th!

And what if I WANT to be Kristina P. Does that get me an extra entry?

Wendyburd1 said...

Oh oh enter me, and yes I AM a follower, Yay! :p

Jeanne said...

Hi!

First visit to your cute blog!!

It never occurred to me to count my posts. (I've been too busy blogging to count).

:)

This is a great idea!! I have been writing since 6/1/2008. So I just looked up how many posts I have had. I was amazed to see that I have published 169 posts in just 7 months!! No wonder I am tired! :) Not bad for the fcat that I have multiple chronic illnesses, huh? (Yes, I am officially addicted to blogging).

OK. So here is my comment. If I win, I will have a lovely purse for my daughter. She is 8. So this will make her feel like a "big girl". :)

My purse works fine and I need a huge purse for all my junk. So I'm sure the purse you described would be passed by me to her. :)

I am now a "follower". If only my follow function worked right, I'm sure I'd have lots of "followers" like you. Alas, my Blogger blog seems to have a bug in the follow software. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it but still get emails from ppl trying unsuccessfully to "follow". I have been thinking of deleting mine again as it looks kind of lonely! (My traffic map is a much better reflection of my blog's readership). :)

OK. So I commented here and I am a "follower". Much as I would like to post about your contest, I have 6 posts in draft now. So I need to skip that one.

I have met the deadline. Cool!

I'll have to skip the 5 comments too because I need to get back to posting on my own blog right now. I'm getting really backlogged!

Soooo, I don't have as many chances to win as some here... However by posting this comment and by following the deadline... plus by becoming a follower, I have some chance of winning a purse for my daughter... who is the joy of my life. (I never knew if I'd have children due to my endometriosis and the potential for infertility. I have had 7 abdominal surgeries for endo).

I would be honored if you would stop by my blog. It's about chronic illnesses and support for patients/their loved ones. See my blog for more details. (Hey, readers here... feel free to check out my blog. It's about a LOT more than just endometriosis)!!

Alas, I am not Kristina P.

Seriously, thanks for the idea for the contest. I'll be approaching 200 posts soon. Maybe I should have a contest. (I am not handy enough to know how to make a purse for a prize. Plus I'm not a total copycat. So I will have to figure out what sort of prize I can come up with on $0.00... since medical bills have wiped me out).

Your blog is cute and the contest idea is adorable.

I'm not above begging for comments on my blog. After all, I work hard on it 7 days a week!! So please drop by and send your friends!! You seem to have many!!!! :)

I'm a big Harry Potter fan (you can tell from my blog). Also, I have a friend with trigeminal neuralgia (a fellow endometriosis blogger). So I'll have to refer her here. Also, I am familiar with NAMI's great work.

Enjoy your contest!

Jeanne

P.S. I see you have an adoption donation fund for friends on your blog. I have one for my friends too!! My friends Alicia & Josh are in the foster-to-adopt process. See my blog for info on how to help my dear friend Alicia. After 6 yrs of infertility and multiple miscarriages, she is bravely pursuing fertility treatments AND foster-to-adopt right now! I am so proud of her tenacity and positive attitude! Her blog is called Yayastuff. (See link to it from my blog).

Jeanne said...

Mina,

Just sent your link to 2 blogger friends who each have large followings. Do I get bonus points? Extra credit, maybe??

Jeanne

P.S. You are going to check out my blog now, right?? :)

Jeanne said...

Mina,

I just posted 5 comments after all. Man, you made me work for this contest. I sure hope I win this purse for my daughter! She loves winning things!

Thanks for dropping by my blog & commenting just now! I just replied to your comment!

I love your blog! ♥

Jeanne

Hula's Secret Blog said...

Cool!

Aliene said...

Congrats on your 100th blog. I have a way to go but eventually I will get there. I don't have the following you do. I came across your blog through one of your followers. I don't remember who.

Lolli said...

Yay! Congrats on your 100th post!!

Lolli said...

And you have totally hooked me with your humor in this one post, so I am now following you and will hop on over to some of your earlier posts. Come visit me sometime at Life is Sweet!

Lolli said...

I read back and commented on 3 of your past posts. So fun!

Motherboard said...

Happy 100th post! Yea for you!

I'm already a follower, so do I get another entry??

Happy Birthday too! (If I read the comments right, its coming up?!)

Kaylynn said...

Looks like fun!

Annette Lyon said...

I've seen you around blogland but never made it over until Erin linked her. Yay for 100 posts! Congrats! Now I'll have to read some of your archives for more chances to win.

(You knit AND love chocolate?! Kindred spirit! It's rare I find someone else who knits. Yay you a second time!)

Brooke said...

I love a good giveaway! Erin (my sis) linked you, and congrats on 100 posts! Off to read pre Sept. posts. . .

Heidi Ashworth said...

Holy Cow, Batman! So . . . 300 posts in eight months is probably a bad thing, huh? And being so busy posting to notice that you even posted 100 or 200 posts is a bad thing, huh? Sheez! I must have some kind of addiction or something . . .

Shelley said...

Please enter me in your contest!

Also, I have now become a follower of your blog as well.

Jennifer said...

Congrats on post #100! I'v enever won a givaway before pick me kids! :o)

Amanda said...

The deadline is my birthday! How cool is that? Giveaways are totally fun! Woohoo!

=)

queenbee4 said...

man... I should have thought about this for my 100th post. I need to bribe people too. Love your blog!

clan of the cave hair said...

holy comments! (and did you see you have a birthday buddy in there?!) For Cool!

Melissa said...

Just found you through Sher, and I must say, where have you been hiding? Read through several of your posts and - Mu bueno! Mi gusto!
Adding you to my reader - check
signed on as following - check
Link a post back to you on my blog - check.

Great job and look forward to reading more about you!!

Jess said...

Congrats on your 100th post.. and being nominated at MMB.... I am following as I want to see how your purse turns out!!

We are just learning to knit over here... and felting is the next thing on the list... =)

devri said...

Wow where have you I mean me been hiding. Love your blog

I will shamelessly enter your givaway,

I will follow you,

I will shout you out on Tuesay, and come back and let you know I did.

I also commented on past posts.

thanks for the opps.

(Any friend of Kristina P. is a friend of mine fo sho!)

Jenette said...

Happy 100th post! That is awesome!
Have a great day!

Kate said...

YAY on #100! I am now a follower. not because of the giveaway. well, ok, it was mostly because of the giveaway. but also because you are clever.

ps, I totally voted for you at MMB for jan spotlight. you seemed to be the only one deserving of my vote. :) good luck!

Jen K said...

congrats on you 100th post, enter me in your drawing please.

Sharla said...

Congratulations on reaching your 100th post! I'd love to win a bag made by you!

Sharla said...

I'm a follower!

Reta said...

Congratulations

Scott and Lonna said...

WOW 100 Posts! I am just over 1/2 way to my 100th post! Congrats! Looking forward to reading your Blog. AND I am going to become a follower! :)

susette said...

I love this! I just did my 100th post and just posted the drawing to reveal three winners. I'm sad you didn't get to be a part of that. I would love to have you follow my blog though. We can be friends :)

susette said...

I just posted your face on my sidebar. It's very obvious for people to see :) Is that worth another entry? This is fun! :)

Jessica said...

I am totally impressed by the number of entries! Good for you!

Heather of the EO said...

I became a follower. And sometimes I pretend I'm Kristina P, so I figure that gives me a half point.

I stopped by after seeing you on Erin's blog (I think that's the trail I followed) and now today on Becky's.

Both times I've thought you were hilarious so this following thing is a great idea :)

Loralee and the gang... said...

I put you on my sidebar, with your picture (thanks for the idea, Susette my friend)
I'm going to check out what happened to you in September!
:~D

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Families Are Forever Photography said...

I found your blog and have to say I love it!!

ramsam said...

I hope I am officially entered!

Tigger :) said...

You got it! Please enter Tigger in your giveaway!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Happy 100!!!...m...

Kelly said...

Okay I am taking the plunge into your giveaway. Congrats on your 100 posts. As you know I am a follower already. And I will have to go and comment on some of your older posts that I am sure I have read but just didn't comment on. I am going to pass on posting about your giveaway since I haven't started posting yet and only have you as my soul follower (what good would that do :) )

Tammy said...

What a fun giveaway!!! I lvoe the date!! my oldest turns 14 on the 20th!!! enjoy!!!

in time out said...

How fun....congratulations. Happy Monday! ♥

Wendyburd1 said...

Just making sure I DID enter, I would hit myself if I hadn't!!