Friday, May 9, 2008

OOOh, announcing a contest...

I just noticed that my little 'counter' is getting mighty close to that big ole number: 10,000 When I started my little blog in Oct 07, I never dreamed that I would have had this many visitors. Truthfully, it's probably already over 10,000.. I didn't know about the counter thing or where to get one for awhile.
I am so happy that people read my blog and now I want to reward you...

Did everyone 'ooh and aahh', when I announced that there would be a contest, like we do when the fireworks go off in the sky?
No? Well, I'll wait until you do...

Oooh, aaah, a contest!! :D

As you might have guessed, I'm really busy right now, and.. I still will post on my blog every so often- but, I'm truthfully swamped right now... and I wanted to do something to celebrate the almost 10,000 visits to my blog... and reward my readers.

How busy am I? Well, I'm beginning to think about hauling all of my stuff down to the trash on the next trash day (sorted for recycling of course) so, I don't have to deal with sorting it and deciding what goes to storage, what to get rid of, what goes to Germany, what needs to be thrown away, donated, returned, etc. Of course, if I did all of the 'sorting' for recycling it would be almost as bad as the sorting that I already need to do...

And, I'm seriously considering mailing my Christmas gifts now. Just so I don't have to pack up some of the items that I have already purchased for some of my Christmas gifts...


*Don't laugh, I did do this one year. It would have been a great plan-- except that I FORGOT that I had already mailed my gifts to everyone that June and purchased and mailed more gifts that December. lol.. I guess that plan would only work for the SUPER ORGANIZED people of the world!


Now, I see a few of you have your hand raised. So, I'll select a few and answer their questions.


1. Will there be a prize? A. Yes!


2. What will the prize be?

B. I'm not quite sure at this time.. but, I promise you it won't be a can of 'silk worm larvae'.. unless, that is what you want.. I will go to the local little Korean grocery store and get this for you- if you want.


I also won't send you a pig's head... Mostly, because I have no idea where I ran across this. All I know is it was in the Tongdaemun Market 'somewhere.' Do look closely at the pig.. do you see the little money bag? You'll see pigs at the beginning of the year... (and I'm sorry, but I can't remember what animal was for last year? If it was the pig-- that is why this was being sold. Now that I think about it, it might have been the 'pig?' I do remember seeing a lot of novelty pigs being sold in the market last year. If it wasn't 'the year of the pig' in 2007, just ignore me, I'm rambling at this point! lol



There might even be a choice of prizes that the winner gets to select from... (all depends on how much I can get done here in my apartment between now and then) I'm sure it will be something (but, worthwhile) that I find that I just don't need in my sorting of my 'stuff'...


3. How do we win the prize/s?
A. Well, you have to leave a comment on my blog. You may comment as much as you wish- but, only one entry per name will be entered for the contest.


4. What kind of a comment?
A. A comment explaining how you found my blog,
your favorite postings, do you read my blog on a regular
basis, have you shared my blog with others? What do you
like about my blog.. that sort of thing.


5. Is there a deadline? A. Yes, May 30 12noon Eastern standard time USA.. (that way it will be MAY 31 for me)

6. How will a winner be selected? Every commenter's name will be written down and put in a hat, zip lock bag, plastic bowl or something that I can get my hands on at the time.. and I'll stir the names all around, shut my eyes and draw out one name!!
(don't forget to leave your name and email address at: knitknitknit2007@yahoo.com)


Yes, you in the back.. with your hand raised.


7. How and when will we know that we won? Come back here to my blog and read all about it after 12noon May 31 (EST- USA) I will also send an EMAIL to let you know that your name was selected- so, don't forget to send me your email.


By the way, the movers will be coming to my apartment on June 2 and the 4th- so, things will be busy for a few days until I move into the hotel with Internet service. I'm not sure when the phone service will end? However, I can still read my yahoo email at work- but, I CAN NOT check my blog at work... to add updates/etc.


HOWEVER, every comment that is posted is EMAILED TO ME... and every comment starting right now will be entered into the contest... today... You may begin the comments. I look forward to reading them!

PLEASE do let me know in your comment if you DO or DO NOT want a knitting related prize. If don't write a preference, I'll assume it's not a knitting related item that you desire to win- since, knitters probably would not forget to mention knitting. :D

14 comments:

ChristyH said...

I found your blog through you being my friend at ravelry. I have enjoyed reading it and your move sounds exciting despite the work involved. I hope everything going smoothly. my email is scott-and-christy@ verizon . net remove the spaces

susanc said...

I found your blog through one of the other blogs that I read on a regular basis. I enjoy reading all about your experiences in Korea and look forward to reading about your experinces in Germany. I can "live" vicariously through you, since I don't travel much! I don't know that I have a favorite posting, although the food postings are pretty interesting! I especially love the postings with pictures of your vacation to Viet Nam and life there in Korea.

Good luck with the move. I look forward to reading your postings when you get there. Have a safe transition to Germany - how exciting!

sweetp said...

I think I found your blog via the blogging group on R. Possibly one of those comment games or something like that. Anyway been an avid reader since then and you are one of the first I check on my blog reader. I really love the funny stories of things you find in the markets and shops e.g the toast served with icecream. I love the photos of your holidays and life overseas as I havent travelled either. You are linked in the sidebar of my blog. email is on my blog. and i am all about knitting. GOod luck with your upcoming move. and congrats on the big number

She Knits Flying Monkeys said...

I found you through Ravelry - of course! You know, getting sidetracked by all that shiny...

You're bookmarked now - I'm a beginning blogger, and honey, I am slower than Christmas and not half as fun. I'm trying to figure out how to put a counter on my blog, using Bravenet. I'm sure it's elementary, but...

And I luv contests! For not good reason, so far, but I love 'em anyway! Some day I'll have one. Your odds will be good - not too may hits right now, I'm sure.

Oh, and knitting related prize, please and thank you!

I'm wwwknitsflyingmonkeysATgmailDOTcom

susanc said...

Oh, I forgot to say that should I win, I would like a knitting-related prize! Thanks!

lizzzknits said...

I found your blog thru Ravelry, (probably the comment train??) and have especially enjoyed your photos of the far east. I read regularly for more photos. And you are moving to Germany so I will have more to look at soon. I leave Thurs with my Mom for my European Riverboat cruise/tour. We will be in Germany for 7 days on the Rhine, Moselle, and Main/Danube. Look forward to sharing adventures after my trip. my email is hoskinsliz@aol.com

lizzzknits said...

oh, and knitting prizes are wonderful.!!! Liz

Bajanknitter said...

I found your blog through Knitting Help Forum. I love reading about your life in Korea and your knitting and seeing all the beautiful pictures you take. I can't wait until you get to Germany I am sure you will have much more interesting things to post about.

blackprincess_1001@yahoo.com

Christine said...

Well, I found your blog through - you! LOL I love reading it and seeing the pictures from overseas. I enjoy the way you write about your experiences and the people you meet. I am really looking forward to hearing all about your life in Germany, too, once you've moved.

And - oh - knitting of course!

trek said...

Love your blog's title. Good lcuk with the contest.

Rebecca Jo said...

I can't even remember where I found your blog - just enjoyed seeing your adventures from a different country! I just picture you as a Super-Traveler & adaptor - something I'm not - so I look to your Blog for a little dreaming of what I could do!!! Keep up the good work as you travel onto Germany!

And if I win....whatever is easiest to send - but I am a knitter as well....

How fun!

kittyscreations said...

I found your blog through Ravelry. I think in the Blogging Group. I love traveling in theory but rarely ever get to leave the state of Florida, so I love reading about other's experience in other parts of the world. Especially if they also knit. My e-mail is sonia334@tampabay.rr.com. Of course, I would be interested in a knitting related prize.

ikkinlala said...

If I remember correctly, I found your blog through a Google blog search for knitting. I like reading about your knitting and about your travels, as I haven't had much opportunity to travel yet. I wouldn't say I read on a regular basis; I have a tendency to read blogs less frequently and in bigger chunks at a time. (I am a knitter and would love a knitting related prize should I win, but if a non-knitting prize is easier for you then that would be wonderful too.)

Sharly said...

Hey! I found your blog through you on knittinghelp.com :) Knitting got me here, but all your interesting posts keep me coming regularly. While something knitting-related is a fine prize, something a little more exotic would please as well!!
Thanks!!