"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Thursday, March 11, 2010

100 posts, 14 followers and 1 contest

Sweet Muffins!

I went into my dashboard and yesterday's post was my 100th! blog post!

Last February I set up an account so I could post on Nikki Stafford's blog. That was my entire reason for doing this. I had kept a Xanga blog semi-unregularly, so I figured there was no way I was going to do anything here. Then I thought, well, I have the account and I love this book. I will post something about it. Then I had something about Lost I wanted to post. So for a while I posted random thoughts on Lost here and there. I honestly don't know what turned this into the place I go every week to share my ponderings. But it's here now and I love it.

Actually, that's not true, I know one of the reasons I've started writing consistently - it's you guys. Having people actually read and comment gives me a reason to write something new - even if I mainly do this for me, knowing someone else is taking time out of their day to read something I wrote gives the writer in me a rush :) And then of course I have tons of fun roaming over to you and reading and commenting on your stuff.

SO - that was a very long-winded way for me to say...

In honor of my 100th! post and my 14th! follower I am going to host a fun little contest.

The prize of which will be (drumroll please) an amigarumi owl!

What the hey? you are probably saying (and if you're not I am impressed). What is amigarumi? It is this Japanese crochet making little critters. I made a bunch for Christmas presents two years ago. And I decided to do an owl because of Joan Crawford and Falen and because everyone wants their own adorable owl to sit on their computer and watch them type? Amiright?

Now I haven't actually made the owl yet, but I will post a picture of one I made last year so you get the general idea...

Isn't he the cutest thing?! And I've had a lot of practice since making him so yours should come out even better.

The contest is open internationally and here's how it works...

If you are already a follower you get 2 entries.
If you are a new follower you get 1 entry.
If you blog about the contest or stick it on your sidebar or whatever, then you get another entry

So leave a comment letting me know how many entries you get and next Wednesday the 17th, I'll do a drawing and post the winner!


SonshineMusic said...

Oh, AchingHope - you can enter the contest, but if you win, then I will do 2! that's right 2! winners, cause I want it to be fair :)

Y.F.N. Palindrome aka Hannah said...

I want an owl!!! I will be posting on my sidebar!

And here I am, stalking you. so I win and next time, don't close the curtains! mu-hahahaha!

WV: mingiess-I hope I gave you the mingiess with my creepy comment.

Falen said...

awesome prize!
I have 3 entries (i will do a blog post this evening so don't check yet. I said DON'T!)

WV: subqqb - the sound an amigarumi owl makes

Teebore said...

I must have an owl!

Put me down for 3 entries. I'll post something on my blog in the next day or so.

Jenn said...

OK…so I actually love that owl—I want one! :)

Put me down for three entries, and I shall write the post on my blog at some point tonight.

Great idea, and congrats!

M.R.J. Le Blanc said...

Ooooo, I want an owl! New (stalker) follower, and I'll post this on my blog right now so I guess put me down for 2 entries! That little guy is so cute!

Sharon Mayhew said...

I came to you via Falen's blog...I think owls are supposed to be good luck or bring wisdom to a home. I bought an owl at a gift shop when I was around 12. He's in my shadow box...If you start looking around you, you might be surprised how many people have at least one owl.

(Now that I have that out of my system, I'll hop back over and follow your blog...)

SonshineMusic said...

@Palindrome: hahahaha ... I've got the mingiess now. Definitely closing my blinds TIGHTLY.

@Falen: I listened and did not check... can I look now? :P

@M.R.J. Le Blanc: welcome fellow stalker. I am now stalking you as well.

*I stalk you, you stalk me, we're a creepy family*

@Sharon: and Owls are just so darn cute :)

Al said...

cute owl
and cute idea.
Congratulations on 100 posts!


Publish or Perish

Erin said...

Hey Sonshine... I thought I was an official follower but apparently not. I've signed up now though, so you can officially consider me a CANDIDATE to win that cute little owl.

I'll post something about it later today, too. So I get what? 2 entries? 3? Not sure. Math has never been my strong suit. I like numbers though (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42...)

AchingHope said...

I will definitely have to rig the drawing so that you pull out my name so then you HAVE to make me one. Mwahahahahahahaha... >:) I will have to enlist the help of MoonDarkEvil.

Oh. And I will try to post something about your cool contest on my blog, even though we pretty much have the same followers.

ANYWAY... I should not comment when it is late because then I ramble.

VW: Osicar, a car for an Australian

Frank Quick said...

Okay! I am in for two entries. I am a new follower and will be spreading the word on my blog as soon as I get home and into a position to write more freely.

I don't know if it helps any but I found you through Jenn who wrote about you TWICE! I think I like that Pirate chick just a little. You should oughtta toss her name in the hat for an extra entry just for being cool. :p

Anyway... I will be seeing you around. I am starting to like this little blogger community thing that is happening around these parts and I totally agree and appreciate the sentiment about how knowing others are reading your work goes a long way toward motivation.

Wow... Sorry for the book... Talk at you soon!

Dangerous With a Pen said...

OMG, WHAT!?!?!

I need that owl. Wait, you don't seem to understand. I NEED that owl!

I love all things mod. I want to be Emma Peel when I grow up. Well, wait a sec, I guess 34 is grown up, but still... Mod. Crocheted. Owls. NUH UH!!!

If I don't win one, I'll buy one from you. :)

I am following youuuuuu (spooky, huh) and I'll put you on my sidebar which rocks because a bunch of contests just ended and I removed them from my sidebar and my contest widget is nakedlike and it's very modest, you know.

By the way, Hannah posted about sunflowers to torment me.


SonshineMusic said...

@Erin: That's really weird, because I thought you were a follower too, but I guess not. Strange.

@AchingHope: oh no, I have special wards on my blog to keep out the likes of MoonDark Evil. She shall not pass!

@Frank: welcome to another web rambler. Always glad to have another on board.

@Dangerous With a Pen: After the comments here about that owl, I may just have to set up a little business on the side ;D Who knew? and welcome to my little corner of the world

Joan Crawford said...

Yay! Owls are our mascot - the buggy eyed Ben's of the avian world. I am sorry I am so late to reply - put me name down :D

ashlie said...

Consider me entered twice! Follower and posted on my blog - just in the nick of time!

Suzette Saxton said...

The owl has to be the cutest little thing I have ever seen! My daughter loves owls exclusively, so if I win I will give it to her.

I am a new follower, I came here from your sister's blog. And I am sending my sister here to follow. (Don't you love having a sister?)

SonshineMusic said...

@Suzette: welcome! And yes, I love having a sister (I have 2 which is even better) but it's especially fun to have a blogging buddy sister :)