I’ve decided to try something new, because my mama taught me to try everything at least once.
You’ll notice that a ton of awesome readers follow me via Google Friend Connect (723 and counting) – and I thank you for that! Well, a marvelous blogger by the name of Simply Stacie came up with a most inspired idea: what if we could reward our followers – and grab more along the way? Enter the Winter Follower Giveaway!
This season I was invited to join and just couldn’t pass up the opportunity after witnessing the success of past giveaways on other blogs. Essentially, a group of bloggers get together (usually within the same genre – in this case, a fabulous group of mommy bloggers) and offer readers a chance to win cash prizes. The only stipulation? You must publicly follow my blog via Google Friend Connect. If you already do, congrats! You’re already qualified to enter. Simply leave a comment on this post telling me that you follow.
You also have the opportunity to grab 18 extra entries: simply follow the other blogs participating in the tour. We’ve got 19 blogs in total this time ’round (whew!), so that’s a lot of chances at winning!
What’s in it for Lena?
I personally measure my success by the lovely readers who take time to comment, send me messages and recommend my blog to friends. But I’ll never say no to gaining new readers (welcome!), and am happy to introduce my own to other fun and fabulous blogs. And alas, the number of followers a blog has can strongly influence a company’s decision to work with a blogger, so its in my best interest to be open to new ways of increasing blog readership.
What’s in it for You?
Well, during the Winter Follower Giveaway, you’ll have a chance to score $950 in CASH prizes – plus, you’ll be introduced to some new blogs that you may have not otherwise known about. And after is all said and done, you can (hopefully) expect to see more awesome giveaways on my blog thanks to more companies requesting to work with me. Everybody wins!
Now I realize that some new followers may drop me off their dashboard the second the tour ends – and if you do participate, you may do the same with some of the blogs you’ve added (please don’t – check out the blogs individually and only follow if you’re truly interested in reading along). But I’m hoping that most readers will stick around, just as I’m hoping that you’ll stumble across a few new favourites as well.
Wow. That was the longest introduction to a giveaway in history.
So without further ado… Welcome to the Winter Follower Giveaway!
1st Prize: $500 Cash
2nd Prize: $300 Cash
3rd Prize: $150 Cash
How to Enter:
Follow Listen to Lena! publicly via Google Friend Connect and leave a comment on THIS post telling me that you follow my blog.
To Grab More Entries:
Visit each of the 18 other host blogs that are participating in the Winter Follower Giveaway, and follow them publicly via Google Friend Connect. Then leave a comment on THEIR giveaway post to let them know that you follow them as well. Since the winners will be chosen from a combination of all the entries, that’s a total of 19 entries for you!
The Host Blogs:
Still Blonde After All These Years
Mommy Kat and Kids
My Organized Chaos
Two Little Cavaliers
Enjoy Country Living
Enjoy Life, Enjoy Now
Kelly’s Lucky You
My Wee View
The giveaway ends on January 31st, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be selected by random.org from all the entries on each host blog. The winner will be notified by e-mail and will have 48 hours to reply back with his/her Paypal e-mail address before a new winner is selected. You must have a Paypal account for us to send you the money. We are not responsible for Paypal fees. For your convenience, please leave your e-mail address so we have a way to contact you if you win. Good luck!
BONUS: We will be having bonus entry days where you can grab extra entries into the giveaway – so be sure to check back so you don’t miss out!