Monday, February 28, 2011

10, 9, 8..........

300 GiveAway

I can't believe it, I passed the 200 follower mark in record time. One minute I had 167 followers and the next time I looked I had 210.  This debunked my plan for a 200 follower giveaway. (says she with an afraid to be overly pleased grin on her face). Of course my follower number increase is due to the very wonderful Crusade I signed up for. I must give credit where credit is due.  So a major THANK YOU to my fellow Crusaders. I hope you all enjoy your visits to Inkpots n' Quills as much as I have enjoyed meeting you. 

The sword welding Rachael Harrie at  Rach Writes the Crusader Organizer is holding a follower celebration at the moment too. Pop over and have a gander. 

Talli Roland has graciously agreed to send me three signed copies of "The Hating Game" which will be released on March 9. One copy will go to follower 300.  Oh and Tallie is holding a "Hating Game" launch week with a Mega Bookosity give away.  Great books in the offing there!

Names will be drawn from follower commenters on posts until March 9, for the other two copies and two Amazon Gift Cards.



I can't say Thank you enough for following Inkpots n' Quills. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my posts. Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated.  
You are STARS!  Yes you are!





57 comments:

Amy said...

Congrats! and I'd say good luck on getting to 300... but it doesnt really look like you'll need it. I'll say it anyway.

Good LUCK!

Áine Tierney said...

Thank you for the stylish blogger award Ann! I've been very busy lately, but hope to do my post on it in next day or so. It's great the crusade is connecting you to so many people. I'm going to try the A-Z bloggers challenge in April. I really want to get my hands on a copy of Talli's book! I'm new to this blogging malarky, but I'm loving making connections with people with similar interests.

Margo Benson said...

Congratulations on your followers! The Crusade really has built them up, hasn't it?

Ann said...

Hi Amy, Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are right....

Hi Aine, I have been following the news at home and it seems Mr. Comb Over and his friends got their come uppence! See you on the A-Z Challenge.

Hi Margo, I am fairly sure this would be a 200 giveaway if not for the Crusade!

Zan Marie said...

Whooo Hooo! Great job, Ann. I'm having an explosion of followers, too. Though I'm still at 171. Have to think about a give-away... ; )

Mohamed Mughal said...

Congrats on building your blog so quickly, so well! :)

roxy said...

Congrats on the many followers, Ann! And what a generous give away that you're doing. I can't wait for Talli's book to come out. Cheers!

Happily Cheesy said...

Yup. This crusade rocks. I was going to do the same thing when I hit 100, but 100 is long gone. Going fishing now for good 200 give away ideas.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats on all the followers!

Brigid said...

Well done, Ann and what a great competition!!

KarenG said...

I love that I've been with you for so long, back before you hit 100! And me too, that was back before I had hit 50.

Talli Roland said...

Yay! Congrats on all your followers - very well deserved. Thanks so much for using my book as a giveaway, Ann! :)

Ann said...

Hi Karen, I love that you have been with so long to. I think back before I hit 35!

Hi Talli, Thank you for letting me offer your book as a giveaway!

Hi Brigid, I just love these competitions.

Thanks Nicole

Hi Happily Cheesy, Congratulations on 100 and here's to your next 100!

Hi Roxy, Yes isn't it exciting...I can't wait for Talli's book to hit the shelves in paperback!

Hi Mohamed, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Nice to meet you.

Hi Zan Marie, Isn't this crazy kinda wonderful all the new followers! Good luck with your giveaway. I will be on the look out for it.

Theresa Milstein said...

You're a star, Ann. Congratulations on your 283 followers and counting!

Shallee said...

Congratulations, and thanks for the awesome giveaway! Good luck getting to 300!

niamh said...

Congratulations Ann!
Onwards and upwards!

Ann Best said...

As with Karen, I go way back with you too, before I got a Blogger glitch and had to start all over again with Followers!

Congrats on passing the 200 mark! And thanks for stopping by last week and commenting on L'Aussie's blog where she highlighted my writer's journey. Yours was the second comment where you said my journey gave you hope--something we all need, all the time really. I HOPE for you that your following continues to grow!
Ann @ Long Journey Home

Old Kitty said...

Yay for your 200 followers and MANY MORE to come!!!!! Your blog is fabulous, you're fabulous and you like your shoes!!!

THREE copies of Talli's book all signed?!?!?! Not fair!! LOL! take care
x

Nas Dean said...

Congratulations on reaching 200+ followers!

Anny Cook said...

Just dropping by to say hello as I'm a Crusader, too!

Colene Murphy said...

WHoo!! Congratulations on 200!! Exciting about the signed books!!

Trisha said...

Well done on shooting past 200! This Crusade thing is great isn't it?!? :)

Rachael Harrie said...

Woohoo, congrats on your followers, you'll reach 300 in a blink of an eye ;)

Hugs,

Rach

Danette said...

HI Ann! We've all had quite an explosion with the crusades haven't we? I passed 100 without having time to even blink really. Now I'm closing on 200. I guess I should think about a giveaway or something... Cheers to you!!!

Lynnette Labelle said...

You're getting really close to the 300 mark. Congrats!

Lynnette Labelle
www.lynnettelabelle.com

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I keep thinking I've covered everybody and then find that I haven't.

Jackee said...

You are a star too! Which is why so many people want to read your blog. :o) Congrats much on your almost 300 followers, my friend!

I love Talli's Hating Game. It's such a fun story.

Have a great week, Ann!

Niki said...

Congrats to you Ann :o) You and your blog are great. I love the cover on Talli's book. Gorgeous!

Will Burke said...

Congrats, and 300 is just around the corner!

Jules said...

Congrats Ann on the big 2-0-0+! Here is popping a cork for the next 200 :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Tracy said...

But Ann, you are now at 291...so you are very close to 300; that is phenomenal!
You go Girl!!!

Kerri Cuev said...

Congrats on 300 Ann! Thanks for the great giveaway! You're also a star :)

Val B said...

Thank you Ann for the great giveaway.Much appreciated in these harsh economic times!Keep up the good work.Always a pleasure to take a little "me" breath in the day to absorb your writings.

lbdiamond said...

Woo-hoo! Neato!

Congrats! :D

Anne said...

I'm a new follower(coincidentally another Anne from Wisconsin)Congrats!

L'Aussie said...

Nothing like the crusade to shoot the numbers up. I still haven't got around to everyone but I think I just about follow everyone in the 'sphere. Congrats on the nearly 300 mark. How on earth did you get Talli to offer up some books for prizes? Wow. Well done.

Denise<3

Len Lambert said...

Yay! Congratulations on reaaching 300! :)

Lisa Potts said...

Congrats on all the new followers! That 300th is right around the corner.

Susan Fields said...

My follower count has soared with the crusade as well, and I've really enjoyed getting to know some fellow crusaders, especially those in my groups, better and better. It's been a great experience!

J.C. Martin said...

That's a cool prize! I've heard so much about Talli's book! Last I checked you're just 5 away from 300! Will help push you along by mentioning your giveaway on my blog. :)

Ann said...

If this was facebook, I would have liked you all. Now there's a thought!

Michael Offutt said...

Hello. I'm kinda late to the game but saying hi nonetheless.

Melanie said...

I was #299! Damn! Anyways good luck getting to 300! Talk to u on the crusade!
Melanie
http://lovestoryjunky.blogspot.com/

nick said...

Wisconsin and Ireland - that's an interesting combo; I'm trying to imagine leprechaun cheeseheads scamping around the place.

nick said...

Make that "scampering," although I wouldn't put it passed a talented leprachaun to scamp, too.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Ann .. some scampered in ahead of me - I'm 301 .. Congratulations .. and excellent giveaway .. I'm so looking forward to reading it .. good to be here and meet you .. enjoy the week ahead .. Hilary

alexia said...

Congrats on 300 followers!

Áine Tierney said...

I just saw you had a grandson Ann. Congratulations! I hope your daughter and grandson are doing well. looking forward to an update on how things are going!

Heather M. Gardner said...

That is great! I'm hoping the A to Z Challenge will bring me some great new friends!
HMG

Ellie said...

Congratulations! I'm not a Crusader but I'm thrilled it is helping so many bloggers.

Talli is so generous. Lucky winners, whoever they may be.

Barbara Scully said...

302 followers... *faints*
wow - go you....
Congratulations

Rachel Morgan said...

Woohoo! You topped your 300 followers! That is such fabulousness :-) And wow, Talli is being super generous lately!

Sylvia van Bruggen said...

That's awesome!!! Congrats!

Lynda R Young said...

Congrats on your many followers. That's so awesome. The Crusade has been brilliant :)

Zan Marie said...

Congrats on your 300, Ann! And on the two awards I gave you at my blog. Check it out. ; )

Zan Marie

www.intheshadeofthecherrytree.blogspot.com

taio said...

superb

Boonie S said...

It's always a pleasure to drop by here.

Have a good weekend, Boonie