Friday, December 23, 2011
It's going to be a short post today, because technically I have the "day off" (Brian's home and we're going to do some last-minute stuff), but I did want to quickly wish all of my readers who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas.
Incidentally, isn't this postcard lovely? I got a bunch of them from my friend Robin (of COURSE). :D It's too bad people don't send postcards like they used to!
I also wanted to mention something that happened yesterday that I feel is a MAJOR milestone for the blog - we hit 50 THOUSAND views. Fifty thousand! Now, by some blogs' standards this is three days' worth of views. But considering that last December I had 914 views for the whole month, and now I average that over four days, I'd say that I'm growing. I'm very excited about this and yeah, I'm kinda proud. I hope that by the end of December, 2012 I have over 100K non-spam views. :D
And because I'm excited about it, I want to share the excitement with you! Let's do a giveaway!
Because I think this is major, I want to make the giveaway bigger than normal. So here's what you'll get: a HUGE box of ephemera courtesy of Yours Truly AND a $25 gift certificate, furnished by me, to ONE of the following shops: Citra Solv, Manto Fev, Old Stuff Only, Paper Flea Market, Retro Cafe Art Gallery, or Silver Crow Creations. Your pick!
Here's what YOU have to do:
1. In the comments below (or on Facebook or in an e-mail to me via your newsletter, but only ONE of these, please!), tell us what you most look forward to in 2012. It can be a vacation, a gift, a special day, a milestone - whatever is happening in your life that has you giddy with anticipation! For example, I have many things this year but I'm very excited that I have a solo show at our library coming up in November. I'm already working on it and I'm VERY excited about it! So it can be something like that, or as easy as "I can't wait until the 4th of July!". :D
2. I can't emphasize this enough - BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR E-MAIL IN THE name(at)domain(dot)com FORMAT! Do you know how many people weren't included in the last giveaway because they didn't follow this instruction? If you want to be counted, you gotta do it. :D
3. I'm so sorry to have to do this, but for this giveaway I'm afraid I have to limit it to the US and Canada. Postage is just too expensive overseas.
4. I'm going to have this giveaway go until January 4 at 5 p.m. CST, which is a week from Wednesday. I know this is a CRAZY time of year so I'll remind you from time to time before the deadline.
Thank you, thank you, thank YOU for your readership. The only reason I have 50,000 views is because you took the time to read this blog. If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be writing this at all. But I love that I've gotten to "meet" so many of you over this past year or so. Here's to another year of Ephemeraology!