Sunday, January 3, 2010

First 2010 Contest!!

I've seen many people doing this and it seems to be effective at gaining some readers, so here I go! I'm hosting my first ever followers contest! I wish I had a button for this, but I'm really clueless so ya'll just imagine that I have a super cool button here! :)

So, here's the deal...if I reach 200 followers by Jan 31, 2010, I will draw a name from all people entered (using and the winner will get a $25 Amazon gift card. If you guys amaze me (like I know you can) and I have 300 followers, I'll throw in another winner for another $25 Amazon gift card! This contest will be open internationally since Amazon allows gift cards to be emailed.

To enter, please fill out the form here. Happy following!!

Just an FYI: This is my first time using google forms so if this doesn't work, please let me know so I can fix it!

***UPDATE: Several of you have emailed me recently saying the form was not working. I figured out what happened and when I last checked, it was working again. Please let me know if it quits again. For those of you who put your information in the comment box, I'll transfer it to the form. Everyone else, please use the form as long as it's working. I appreciate your patience!! Thank you for following!***

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  1. Hi Julie-the google form is not working-

  2. I'd love to enter, but the form won't work for me!

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  3. Melissa (Books and Things)January 3, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    What you need to do is go to the live form page for the link. When you are on. Open the doc page for the form you want. Goto the area that says "Form" (it's on the blue stripe next to Format) Click on it and then goto the part that says "Go to live form". Click on that. Once that is up and looks correct. Copy the address of that form. That is what you use for the clickable link. The embed part that you used actually embeds into the blog (like I have at my blog). If you need any more help, let me know.

  4. Jenn (Books At Midnight)January 3, 2010 at 12:32 PM

    Hey Julie! I noticed you were interested in doing a twitter discussion over Wake by Lisa McMann, and though I don't think I'll be able to do a full-blown discussion, I posted a link to your profile on Becky's website, The Bookette. I hope you guys can work something out if you're interested! Direct link:

    Wake was awesome, and I hope you enjoy it! :)

  5. Thank you for letting me know. Hopefully it's working properly now!

  6. Please try again. Hopefully I've fixed it! My first time using it so I appreciate your patience!

  7. Thank you for this information Melissa! I actually wanted it to embed (like you have in your blog) but it wasn't working for me for some reason. This works fine for the time being. I'll get with you before I put up my next post using google sheets. Since it started working, I'm really liking it! Please try again!

  8. Thank you Jenn! I'll be sure to get in touch with her!

  9. Great contest. Thank you!

  10. Melissa (My World)January 3, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Great blog you have going here. I have been following and reading for a while now. I hope the contest is going well for you. Just got the blog and tweet out for you, hope it helps! Good luck!

  11. Great contest hun. I've tweeted so hopefully you will get those 200! ♥ Parajunkee

  12. Thank you for stopping by Natalie! I hope you'll find some great book reviews here while your perusing through! :)

  13. Thanks Melisa!! I appreciate you stopping by! Thanks for the tweets and blog posts! :)

  14. Thanks Parajunkee!! I'm hoping to win your contest!! :)

  15. Wonderful contest!
    Just became a follower.

  16. Always happy to find a new blog!! Great contest too!! I'm a new follower and I Rt'd your tweet on Twitter. Good luck getting followers!! Thanks, Sue

  17. Chasity (ck.twilighter)January 3, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    Aloha!!! Wonderful contest!!

  18. Debbie's World of BooksJanuary 4, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    Is there a trick to entering? The submit button never becomes available for me after filling out the form.

  19. Sheila (Bookjourney)January 5, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    Hi Julie - I couldnt get the submit button to work on your form so here is my entry:

    HI Julie - I am going to tweet about this now (bookjourney) and I am going ot find you on Goodreads.

    I want to sponsor you for the Relay - I will have to look at it on your blog. ANd if you want me to make you a button just let me know what you would like it to look like and say and I would be happy to make one for you.

  20. Julie the form is not working cococroissants $25 Amazon gift card

    is my twitter

    and I follow

    and I sent you a friend's request on goodreads

    8 total from another horrible math person

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot com

    thanks for this giveaway.

  21. It didn't work for me either so here is my info :)

    + 2 new follower

    have a great week

  22. I couldn't get the submit button to work either. =(

    Here's my entry, but if you'd like me to try to do the form again, a PM through PBS is the best contact...

    +2 I'm a new follower.

    +3 I tweeted about this giveaway:

    +3 I sent a buddy request via PBS

    Total = 8


  23. It's not working D: But I'll submit my entry here :)

    +2 new follower
    +3 tweeted:
    +5 blog post:
    +2 sidebar:
    +3 on goodreads: I'm Justine :P

    total: 15

  24. Congrats on hosting your first contest! Good luck reaching 200 folllowers! Filled out the form. Thanks for the chance to win. :D

  25. Park Avenue PrincessJanuary 8, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    I entered and thank you SO much for posting about my contest! You've got your extra points!

    x0xx The Park-Avenue Princess

  26. Generous giveaway. Just became a follower.

  27. Thanks! Now a follower

  28. Shannon O'DonnellJanuary 13, 2010 at 8:23 PM

    This is a great contest idea. I love finding new blogs - LOVE your background. I'm a new follower. :-)

  29. Only seven more to go. Good luck! You have a lovely blog here!

  30. Wow, you are really close to 200 followers. You blog is really nice!

  31. I forgot to say that I am following as Smart Cents Mom.
    skstigger at hotmail dot com

  32. I would really love to win this giveaway,more books is the
    way to go.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

    I sub. by google reader.