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2/08/2009

THANK YOU For The Blog Giveaway Prizes From 'Twin Peas', 'The Girl Revolution', and 'Shaping Youth'!!

Gratitude Moment:

Recently, I was a winner of multiple blog giveaways. I'm behind schedule on publicly thanking people for the wonderful prizes I won.

The first blog giveaway contest I ever entered... I won! It was Kelly Damron's blog: Twin Peas Blog and Podcast. I had never entered a blog giveaway contest before and this particular contest was entered simply by posting a comment on Kelly's blog post about the contest. I was randomly picked as the winner of a book called Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus.



If it weren't for Kelly, I never would have known about this wonderful book. It's a beautiful book about hope, strength, and love.



Kelly Damron


I liked the book so much that I gave my friend Alicia a copy. She posted it on her blog and many of her readers commented that they were already familiar with this great book. Apparently it's a classic but it's thanks to Kelly that I discovered it!

Thank you, Kelly!

Tracee Sioux recently launched The Girl Revolution (formerly called Empowering Girls: So Sioux Me). This was a huge launch featuring a blog giveaway contest with 25 different prizes!

I had just won the book from Kelly when I entered Tracee's contests.



Tracee Sioux


The selection of winners was done randomly using a random.org program. I had diligently followed the instructions for entering all 25 contests. I blogged, tweeted, posted on Facebook, posted comments, etc. Since a large number of other people did the same, I didn't get my hopes up about winning anything.

Out of the 25 contest prizes, I won 4 of them!

Here's what I won!

"Precious Girls Club"

"Choosing Me Before We" book by Christine Arylo

"ProBlogger" book by Darren Rowse & Chris Garrett

"Packaging Girlhood" book by Sharon Lamb, Ed.D. and Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D.



Amy Jussel


This last prize was provided for Tracee's blog giveaway by Amy Jussel of Shaping Youth.

Amy shipped my prize directly to me and I just got it on Saturday! It's fun to open my mailbox and see something other than medical bills. :)

Seriously, this book looks amazing and I'm looking forward to reading it!

Since Tracee knew I already had the ProBlogger book, she kindly offered for me to select a friend to give it to so she can ship it directly to that person and save me shipping. (Thanks, Tracee)!

I asked my blogger friend Jannie Funster if she'd be interested in the ProBlogger book by Darren Rowse & Chris Garrett. She said yes. :) So Tracee is going to ship that prize directly to her.



Jannie Funster


Finally, I wanted to give a shout-out to Cassie Germsheid, of Mamas On The Web, who helped Tracee with her extensive blog re-design. Tracee's new site looks amazing and I know Cassie worked hard on it. (Pssst... Cassie is going to help me re-design my blog). :)



Cassie Germsheid - Always Busy!

Thank you to everyone for your patience. I have been dying to post this for awhile now!

I'm very grateful to these hard-working women. Every single one of them impresses me with their strength, passion, and professional work ethic.

I'm happy to have gotten to know each of these women and I'm thankful to have won these great prizes.

Thank you!

This article was posted by Jeanne via "Jeanne's Endo Blog" at www.endendoat.blogspot.com.

10 comments:

Jannie Funster said...

Wonderful post, Jeanne.

Glad to see you back and hope you are feeling better.

Thanks a bunch for the book, it is most generous of you to pass it on to me and I will receive it with very open arms. I owe you - will send you one of my CDs when they are pressed !!

Jannie
xo

Yaya said...

Glad to see you back in bloggy land!

LOVE that book! Thank you so much for getting me a copy of it! It's perfect. It will be my new go-to gift for people.

Congrats on all your winnings!

Cassie said...

Thank you Jeanne, and congratulations! I've won one thing in my lifetime, and that was a gift certificate to a men's clothing store :)

I hope you're feeling better. Take care of yourself and enjoy your prizes! You deserve them.

The Girl Revolution said...

Thanks for all the links and gratitude Jeanne.

Jeanne said...

Tracee,

It really was a nice surprise that day I got 1, 2, 3, 4 emails in a row telling me I had won a prize from your contest!

They just kept popping into my inbox. Rarely is my inbox much fun these days (too full). So that was a nice treat!

It was fun opening my mailbox Saturday and seeing that "Packaging Girlhood" was already here too! :)

Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Alicia,

Yes, I'm getting my feet wet and trying not to blog too much. The temptation is pretty strong to just dive right in because I have SO much catching up to do.

However, I will need to pace myself MUCH better than before!

Isn't that book great? I knew you'd like it. I agree that it's a perfect gift! I've never done a blog giveaway but when I do someday, I have a feeling that will be one of the prizes I give out. It's a perfect blog giveaway item, isn't it?

Thanks! As unlucky as I am health-wise, I have always been lucky at winning contests. From the first time I called a radio station contest as a teenager, I have always been lucky at contests. :)

Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Jannie,

Thanks!

I'm hanging in there. The trick for me right now is not to overdo.

I'm so glad you are interested in the book. I wanted to find it a good home and with you I did! :)

You don't owe me a thing, my dear!

However, you'd better believe I'm excited to hear your CD when it's ready!!

When do you expect your CD to come out? I can't wait to hear your music after reading about your poetry and songs on your blog! I'm looking forward to it!!!

Jeanne
xo

Jeanne said...

Cassie,

Thanks!

I seem to be as lucky winning contests as I am unlucky health-wise! :)

Sorry that your one contest win was something you couldn't use yourself!

I'm hanging in there. My task now is to stay in "balance" and not get carried away blogging. Health comes first!

By the way, I lost about 45 minutes today thanks to Blogger. I couldn't even pull up ANY Blogger blogs for anyone! I was spinning my wheels.

I pulled up Wordpress blogs immediately. All of the Blogger blogs would just get hung up!

I was writing a post at the time and I couldn't save it or publish it or check my links to Blogger blogs. (I had gotten so fed up with it that I was going to publish it and fix up a couple of spots later... like adding an image because Blogger would not let me browse for images).

Just think... once we are both feeling well enough at the same time to work on it, Blogger will be in my rearview mirror. (I realize this timing may not happen overnight but I'm excited for the switch whenever it does happen).

I hope you are getting some rest so you can feel better. :)

Thank you Cassie!!

Jeanne

Cassie said...

Blogger is poopy! Can't wait to get you transferred to Wordpress. I'm sure one of these days we'll both be healthy at the same time so we can get it done :)

Jeanne said...

Cassie,

Yes, Blogger acts up for me more and more as time goes on. I don't know if I got an especially bad version of it or what. I feel like I got a "lemon".

I mean... simple things that work fine on other Blogger blogs like the following function only work sometimes on mine. It's so annoying!

We'll get it transferred when the time is right. This all is happening so that I'll really appreciate my Wordpress once I get it. :)

Jeanne

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