Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A 100K Giveaway!

Welcome back, my dear Ephemeraologists!  For those of you who live in North America, I hope you had a lovely 3-day weekend.  I had a WONDERFUL time at Ephemerafest and will be posting all about it tomorrow!  But first, I have some exciting news:

WE HIT 100,000 VIEWS YESTERDAY!!!  Here's a photo of the auspicious occasion (kind of a boring photo but it makes its point):


I knew it was going to happen soon, but I was still astonished when it did.  When I began this blog on May 6, 2010, I really started writing it for myself.  I love my stash o' goodies and thought that there may be others like me who would enjoy reading about this kind of stuff and would possibly enjoy commiserating about it.  Only in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine hitting one hundred thousand views.

When I look back on the page views from those early months, it makes me laugh.  In September of 2010, for example, I had 158 views for the whole MONTH.  Now I average about 350 a DAY.  I'm proud of that.

Those of you who follow my Facebook page or are friends with me have already heard me say this, but I'm going to say it again because I think it's a good tenet to follow:  It's only taken me six months to go from 40,000 views to 100,000; it took me a year and a half to get from my first view to 40,000.  If you believe in something that you're putting out into the world, keep doing it.  NEVER give up.  :D













Okay!  So who wants to do a GIVEAWAY?  :D  It's a doozy - you'll be entering to win a $25 gift certificate from my dear friend Trina at The Paper Flea Market, a JUMBOT ephemera pack (100 pieces!!) from my wonderful friends Annie and Pete at Silver Crow Creations, and a coupon for $5 off your order of $25 or more from my great friend Sara at Manto Fev!  WOO HOO!

Here's what you have to do:  In the comments below or on Facebook (but not both), let us know what you would like 100,000 of.  Money is too easy - get creative!  It can be anything, tangible or intangible!  Also, and I'm going to highlight this in black, italicize it and capitalize it so that you don't forget - YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR COMMENT OR I WILL NOT COUNT YOUR ENTRY.  PLEASE LEAVE IT IN THE name(at)domain(dot)com FORMAT SO THAT SPAMMERS CAN'T FIND IT.

Okay!  Let's see those entries!

One last thing, but certainly not the least thing:  Thank you, all of you, for reading this blog.  It means so much to me that you would actually take time out of your busy schedules to pause and read what I have to say.  I hope my posts brighten your day, or at least make you smile.  I love writing it and will continue to do so until I have no more ephemera to discuss (i.e., until blogs no longer exist).  :D  Who knows - maybe I'll even write a book about it someday!

Thank you again - you're all so lovely.  Now, on to 200,000 and then, maybe a MILLION!  It might take me ten years, but wouldn't that be COOL?  :D

30 comments:

  1. Great giveaway! This is an easy pick. With my bad back, I would love to have 100,000 massages.

    ashazart AT gmail DOT com

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  2. Oh that's easy...100,000 art supplies, a nice mix please!

    Your blogs are always fun to read, it must be because your so excited a bout what you do.

    linda dot stuelke at gmail dot com

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  3. I would like 100,000 minutes to relive with my grandma curly.

    Tagsale1221 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Outside of money, 100,000 is a lot of anything for one person...acres, books, supplies, bricks or days. So I would like 100,000 wishes that will come true that ... I can share.

    Nikki Soppelsa
    itzibitz AT aol DOT com

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  5. I'd love to have 100,000 postage stamps! I know that's a lot, but I love them! anis_po9 AT yahoo DOT com DOT ar

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  6. Hmmm, how about 100,000 genies in bottles.

    (FYI: The weekend before, not last weekend, was a long one here in Canada - Victoria Day).

    michaelsharp(at)rogers(dot)com

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  7. I'd like to have 100,000 people out of terrible situations, be it poverty, war or abuse of any kind.

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  8. oohhh that's a toughie - can I split? 50,000 vintage postcards for me and 50,000 blessings for all my pals in blog land... :) J My email is linked in my profile Mel

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  9. so exciting & great goodies! thanks! always enjoy your blog! i think i'd like to have 100,000 wishes of the most needy granted.
    sparemarbles (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Hmmmmmmm! 1000,000 of anything is too much to handle, care for, worry about, protect, find a place to put, or dust! I'd want 100,000 hugs!

    eschwanke1 (at) aol (dot) com

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  11. For myself, because I'm feeling selfish today, I would like 100,000 extra minutes of creative time, free of housework or any other responsibilities, and while I'm wishing, enough energy to use it.

    rubberbandwmn(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

    P.S. Thank you for allowing entries and comments at your actual blog, as I have not been able to bring myself to join Facebook yet.

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  12. Of course I want all kinds of suffering, pestilence, and pain to be over....but talking about EPHEMERA!!!! with my love of paper, that was my first thought, but I decided to go for 100,000 pages of vintage magazines (including covers) from the early 1900's all the way up through the 1950's...from several different countries. think of the possibilities!!!
    Andrea R
    agwynne50(at)att(dot)net

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  13. Gee, I could use the greenbacks with the unemployment here, but I'll get warm fuzzies from 10k hugs from 10k different people. : )

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  14. Hmmmm...100,000. I think I'd like 100,000 pieces of vintage paper - anything and everything would be fine! I'm not too picky! :-). Thank you for offering the giveaway, it's wonderful!

    tae2727(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. :) Thank you for the chance to win!

    I think... 100,000 free minutes of teleportation anywhere in the world to use whenever I find myself in a stressful situation would be freaking awesome! Lol

    maryc_west(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Thank you again and have a lovely week!! :D

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  16. I would love to have 100,000 pieces of sea glass so I could share and use in my art. Seems the perfect thing to have.

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Shelley - but I need your e-mail address! :D

      Funny - I went to middle school with a Shelley Wolfe! :D

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  17. I'd like 100,000 minutes with David duchovny circa 1992.

    Steimeygirl (at) hotmail dotcom

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  18. Oh my 100,000 of... shelves in a room to hold all my books and paper and findings and trinkets and collectibles, etc. you get the picture :)
    lgl_richey at yahoo dot com
    Thank you for a fun give-away.

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  19. Iwould love 100,00 extra minutes to just do my crafting, I never seem to have enough time to get it all done. I love your blog, it is really inspiring to me.

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  20. I love sorting things so 100,000 pieces of ephemera, 100,000 beads, 100,000 pieces of vintage jewelry or 100,000 assorted anything small and vintage would keep me happy for years!

    wildvintage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I would love 100,000 individually-wrapped chocolates (or choc bars) - think of all those wrappers to play with!!!! The chocolate - well, dark of couse (no milk product to dilute the flavour), and perhaps with stevia instead of sugar, otherwise I'll be out on 100,000 walks! ahsquire at hotmail dot com

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  22. hmmm. . .how about 100,000 extra square inches of studio space to fill up and work in? (100,000 square feet seems like too much!)
    kmletters at msn dot com

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  23. I would like 100,000 packages of food for those affected by the drought in East Africa. I saw a news story about it this week and it broke my heart.
    thullen@att.net

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  24. I'd LOVE 100,000 sq. feet of house/garage/yard combined without having to move! haha! Dream big much? notsoanonymousmichelle@gmail.com

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  25. I know you said money was too easy, but I really would like $100,000. I wouldn't want it for myself. I'd use for scholarships for at-risk students. They often get overlooked because they didn't always have good grades. A lot of my students turn their lives around but most decent scholarships are out and I'd love if I could help them out. janel6499(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. I would like all the pictures on our laptop in print form. that would be about 100,000 photos. then I could scrapbook them all!

    anndec12 at yahoo dot com

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  27. I would choose 100,000 vintage photographs. Would be such fun to look through, use in art and share with others who would appreciate them
    Carol
    chrchclrk (at) aol (dot) (com)

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    1. Sorry Carol, but this giveaway is over - we drew a name on Friday. Thanks for your response, though, and we have a NEW giveaway currently running - just check the newest post. :D

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