One Hundred Followers And Counting

Last week, I hit one hundred followers. I will be the first to admit, I haven’t done a great job in reaching out in 2010, so I appreciate each and every one of you all the more!

That’s why I’ve planned for months on throwing a party when I reached 100 followers. Party hats, party trivia, and gifts. ;D

I’ve got LOTS of different giveaways, but there are some rules for winning.

1. You need to be a follower. Yup, since this is a “Thanks for Following Me” party, you need to be a follower. It’s only fair. That said, if you’ve been a follower before today, you’ll receive 5 points. If you start following me now, you’ll receive 2 points.

2. Commenting will get you an extra point for EACH COMMENT during the course of the contest because lets be honest, blogging just isn’t much fun if no one’s listening. Also, it’s the method you’ll need to use to officially enter the contest.

3. If you choose to FB, Tweet or blog about this, that’s awesome and I’ll give you an extra two points for each effort. I’m going to count on your honesty, though, so just let me know you’ve given this post a shout out; no links are necessary.

4. This contest will continue until Midnight on the Ides of February. (I’ve always wanted to use ‘Ides’ in a sentence! Woo hoo!) The Ides of February is the 13th, in case you wondered. I will announce my winners on the following day.

5. First prize will go to the person with the most number of points and so on:

A. First Fifty Pages Critique
B. Query Letter or Synopsis Critique
C. The wooden box to the right, carved by East Indian artists.
D. A Barnes & Noble Notepad with this beautiful Chinese-style illustration and magnetic closure. (See the picture at the top of this post for the cover and inside illustrations.)
E. Wonton Bath Fizzers. Fill your bathrub with warm water and dissolve the wonton – err, fizzer in it. Kinda cool, huh? (For all those interested, they contain Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Pentasodium Triphosphate, Cellulose Gum, Talc, Sodium Sulfate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Parfume, FD&C Blue #1 Cl42090.)

Now, if a prize winner would like one of the other prizes, (say, my first prize winner does not want a fifty page critique,) I will shuffle the prizes accordingly, but the next person in line will always be offered the biggest kahuna available. LOL

Good luck and many thanks to you all!




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21 Responses to β€œOne Hundred Followers And Counting”

  1. Eve says:

    Woot, congrats on 100 followers πŸ˜‰ I follow your blog feed on LJ, if that counts.

  2. Jack says:

    Do you mean readers of your blog or followers on Twitter or something else altogether? Congrats regardless, though.

  3. Victoria Dixon says:

    Thanks, Eve! I'm trying to focus on this site and don't do anything on my other sites. I may be over 100 followers on Twitter, but since I use Twitter mostly to either follow other writer's sites or to advertise what's on mine, I don't really pay much attention to my own account. ;D

  4. Susan B-K says:

    Congratulations on 100 followers! What a great idea to hold a contest! I'll repost on FB and Twitter asap!

  5. Walt M says:

    Congrats! I'm a follower, but I have a lot of catching up to do on my blog.

  6. Stina Lindenblatt says:

    Congrats on reaching 100 followers. Great contest. πŸ˜€

  7. Victoria Dixon says:

    Thanks, Stina, Walt and Susan! I confess, it's been a long journey to get here. I have lots of online buddies who made it here a lot faster, but I guess I've always been more like the tortoise than the hare. ;D Better late than never.

  8. Janet Johnson says:

    Congrats on hitting 100! Totally big step. πŸ˜€ And for anyone curious, Vicki's critique's are fabulous!

  9. TK Richardson says:

    Hi Victoria! What a great contest/giveaway!! And congrats on the 100 followers! Sign me up and toss my name in the hat. I'm off to tweet the contest now. πŸ™‚

  10. Lynda Young says:

    Congrats on your 100 followers! That's awesome!
    I'm an old follower. I'm about to go Tweet your competition as well

  11. Victoria Dixon says:

    Thanks for the vote of confidence, Janet! πŸ˜€

    I really appreciate the extra tweets! I've got you all down for oodles of entries. ;D

  12. Jemi Fraser says:

    Congrats on using Ides in a sentence – that is no easy task!! And congrats on the 100! Awesome πŸ™‚

  13. Barbara Ann Wright says:

    I started following you today! I read all the time, I've just never clicked the follow button. Wooo! Two points!

  14. Victoria Dixon says:

    Thanks, Barbara Ann! Three points for you – 2 for following and one for commenting. ;D

  15. Natalie Aguirre says:

    Congrats on hitting 100 followers. That's so awesome Victoria.

  16. Victoria Dixon says:

    Thanks to my wonderful followers, Natalie. πŸ™‚

  17. Misha says:

    Congrats on the 100 followers!

    I'm not sure if the competition is open to followers though…

  18. Victoria Dixon says:

    Yup! New Followers, old followers, I'm just grateful to them all! πŸ˜€

  19. Lisa_Gibson says:

    Congrats on the 100 followers! That's awesome.
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

  20. Victoria Dixon says:

    Thanks, Lisa! It's been a ride and one I've enjoyed every step.

  21. Mary Hill says:

    Woo Hoo! 100 followers! Wonderful!

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