I was going to wait for some symbolic big number of posts or something to do this, but curiosity has gotten the best of me. This marks my 1560th post....phew! That's a lot of blog writing.
I know why I write it, and why I read it - I've said it before and you can link to the left column in more of a detailed explanation of why I blog, but pretty much it's just for my family's sake. I'm kind of obsessive about keeping a history of what we've done in our life (though my lack of scrapbooks or baby books would tell a different story) - so in 2005 I took the plunge and quickly determined that keeping a family blog was not only fun for me, but the perfect answer as to how to chronicle the activities of our family's lives. (Eventually, each year gets turned into a book with the help of an online site called "Blurb").
But, for the life of me, I honestly wonder what part of the details of my life make it worth "following" for those 62 of you now, that happen to have signed up as official "Followers"?
I never want to get in a place where I am writing for any more of an audience than just my family, so it would be great to get to know some of you, so I feel like it's "online friends" that are stopping by, vs. merely strangers. I'm pretty good at swinging by your site if you "reveal yourself" on mine - and am always loving new places to "lurk" myself (though I do try and comment most of the time).
So, here's the challenge - to ANY readers (not just the "Followers") - leave me a comment! Tell me something about yourself - anything, where you are from, if you blog, whatever you want. And, in a week (next Friday, the 1st), I'll put the names of all the folks who commented in a basket and draw one - and send out a gift card to that person (when I draw the winner I'll let you all know, and if that's you, you can email me your address). I'm thinking $5 at Dairy Queen because that's a place that just screams summer good-times to us, but you are welcome to suggest another gift card locale in your comment if you want (sorry, though, despite any suggestions, the amount is going to stay at $5....my bribery attempts only go so far!)
Happy commenting, new friends!
P.S. - My blog allows for anonymous comments, so if you don't have your own account, don't let that stop you. However, I am not really into using my comments space as an advertisement for something you are looking to sell, so if that's your plan, unfortunately, I'll probably delete it.