Sunday, August 19, 2012

It's That Time Again...






It's been a while since I've given away anything and I think it's time for another BLOG CONTEST!

Almost nine months ago I started this blogging journey, not knowing where it would lead me, and I have been amazed by all the new experiences and new friends I have made along the way.  I have worked hard to make this blog a place people can come to ...not just writers... and maybe find something which will resonate within themselves and lift their spirits, even if just for a moment.

So, as my way of saying thank you for all the love and support of the past nine months (and to maybe help my goal of trying to obtain 300 followers by my one year anniversary), I have two giveaways for you.

Here is how my blog contest will work...

1.  If you are not following my blog yet, please consider joining the fun to  earn one entry to the contest.

2.  If you mention my blog (www.donasdays.blogspot.com) and my website (www.donnalmartin.com) and link back to this post in some type of post of your own (blog, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc),  you will earn two more entries to the contest.

3.  If one of your friends becomes one of my blog followers and posts a comment HERE while mentioning your name, then they AND you will both receive an entry to the contest.

That's up to four chances to win the prizes of this contest.  There will be two prize packs given away and the winners' names will be announced on Thursday, September 6th...the nine month anniversary of my blog!




Bet you're wondering what the prizes will be, aren't you?  Well, I will be giving away TWO prize packs.  One for the writers out there and one for the readers...

PRIZE PACK ONE includes:

1.  The Complete Idiot's Guide To Creative Writing
2.  The Complete Idiot's Guide To Writing A Novel
3.  Scholastic Guides: Writing Stories
4.  Writer's Digest Handbook Of Magazine Article Writing
5.  The Way To Write For Children

PRIZE PACK TWO includes:

1.  The Adventures Of Ook And Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen From The Future by Geeorge Beard and Harold Hutchins (creators of the Captain Underpants series)
2.  Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
3.  Trouble Twisters by Garth Nix and Sean Williams
4.   Flawed Dogs by Berkeley Breathed

There you have it...hopefully there is something in those prize packs to entice you to get the word out about this contest. Doesn't it just make you wonder what I will do in December for my next big milestone?




24 comments:

  1. Cool just blogged about it on my blog!

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    1. Hi Mike and welcome to my blog! Thanks for the shout-out! Good luck...

      I tried to access your blog and couldn't see a post about this contest...am I doing something wrong? What's your blog address?

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  2. Hello! I'm already a follower of your blog. I retweeted your post. Posted a link to your blog post on Facebook. I also Google +'d a link to your post.

    Have a great day!

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    1. Hi Susanne! Thanks lady...I will put your name in the hat two times for the shout-outs and you will get another one if any of your friends decide to join the fun...:~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  3. I do my best to follow your blog via your FB posts. Finally got around to signing up to follow via e-mail. Good luck with your contest and reaching your goal of 300 followers. Also congrats on your one year anniversary of blogging!

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    1. Hi Alayne! I will add your name to the hat now that you "officially" are following me...;~)...and I wasn't sure if you have a blog? If you did a post and linked my blog & web address, I will add two more entries in for you...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  4. You have done an amazing job building your blog audience in one year. Congrats. I'm making a note to mention you on my blog.

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    1. Hi Susan! Thanks you for your kind words. Like I've said before...this being my first blog, I have nothing to compare it too so I can only presume I'm doing well...;~)...please let me know when you mention this contest on your blog as I would love to read it!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!





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  5. I've been following for a while... I love your entertaining/educational posts.
    Congrats on 230+ GFC followers!
    And those prizes sound awesome!!

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    1. HI Michelle! Thank you for your kind words! Please let me know if you post a link back to this contest blog so I can put your name in the hat for those prizes...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  6. Absolutely amazing prizes, Donna! I am so proud of you, lady. I glad I've connected with you.

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    1. Hi Pam! Awwww, you're making me blush with your kind words...;~)

      Please let me know if you are posting a link back to this blog contest so I can put your name in the hat for those prizes!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  7. Even though I am not eligible for the prize packs.. I'm following Yooooooo!

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    1. Lol...yes, I know, Janet, I know...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  8. Hi Donna, Thank you for visiting my blog(which has seen sporadic posts lately!). I liked your blog, and I'll definitely participate in your contest. Following your blog now.
    Sangita
    http://skaypisms.blogspot.com/

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    1. H Sangita and welcome to my blog! I will put in an entry in the hat for joining my blog. Please let me know if you give this contest a shout-out so I can add some more entries for you! ;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  9. Those are some amazing packages! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm already a follower; I'll mention this on my blog on Friday. :)

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    1. Hi NIck! Thanks for joining the fun...good luck...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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    2. Just letting you know that my post is up mentioning your contest: http://nickwilford.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/get-agent-and-win-books.html
      Happy Friday!! :)

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    3. Thanks, Nick, for the shout-out! And congrats on the 300+ followers!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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    1. Hi Erik! Thanks for the shout-out...I will add your name to the hat!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  11. Hi Donna .. looks like there's lots going on here - and I do hope you reach 300 in one year - some achievement .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary! Yes, it would be a nice milestone to reach 300 readers in my first year. That being said, I'm more concerned with EVERY follower enjoying the posts so if I don't make it that's okay...I just want the ones I got to stay around for all the fun in year two! ;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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