Monday, March 22, 2010

300 & Birthday Contest!!!!


Amazing is it not?! 300 Followers.... You are loved! I couldn't have believed that I would have this many people loving my blog after just two months! You are amazing and I am glad to have you all in this wonderful rollercoaster with me!!!

Also it is my birthday on the 29th! I love that I have finally found a place where all us writers can band together and help one another, and I love that I can also share my birthday celebration with you!!

In honor of this great following I have decided to host a fun fabulous contest!!! And for Summer and all the rest of you who were interested in some sexy Spartans you will have noticed that I added them in... because what's a contest without a hunky sidekick!!! Whatever look you prefer!

I've decided to do a proper giveaway!!! I will be giving away 3 $10 gift cards to!!!! You will get to buy the book of your choice that way! I was going to giveaway some books but I realized that deciding what one's to giveaway was more difficult than I thought! So 3 gift cards instead!!!

So all I ask of you is:

1. Follow me (Which I know all of you do!!!) New or Old: +2 entries
2. Blog about it (Just a small little shout out) +3 entries
3. Sidebar it (This is one of my favorites!!!) +5 entries
4. Tweet about it +3 entries
5. Comment +2(I am thinking something random!! Make it fun! First thing that comes to mind!)

Add up your entries at the end add it in your comment with your email address!!! If you forget the email address don't panic I'll still hunt you down!!! Contest ends March 29th so good luck to all!!!


Christine Danek said...

How fun! Happy Birthday early! I think I will have 10 points. I will blog about it tomorrow and put on my sidebar:) How did you get 300 in two months. I am impressed. You rock Jen!

Unknown said...

I have no idea Christine!!! It's amazing, I feel so loved!! Thanks for signing up & Good Luck!

Catherine Denton said...

From Phantom to Spartan--your sidekick rocks!

Wow Jen that's incredible! Congratulations!! I'll have +10 points when I get everything up on my blog.

Bish Denham said...

Happy birthday! I'm already a follower and I will put your contest into a sidebar on my blog. So I think that gives me 7 points.

Robyn Campbell said...

Happy birthday early. I'll be unplugging for a couple of weeks. To make sure everything is on go as I start querying.

I love ya girl. Oh, before I leave I'll blog the contest, sidebar the contest and you know, I'd follow you anywhere. Sorry I haven't been by as much. All that will change when I start querying. And working on my next one.

So ten big points for MOI. (^_^)

Kimberly Franklin said...

Yay for contests!!! And yay for all of those followers!!! Happy Birthday, too! It's just a big celebration!

I'll add your contest to my sidebar tonight! Yay!!!

Rachel said...

Thinking of your birthday after reading your blog the last two months made me wonder, do each of your characters in your book that you are working on have birthdays? If so, when are they? Do they have birthdays that they hate because they are too close to Christmas and eveyone always tries to just give them one gift? Was their birthday in the summer growing up and they never got to celebrate it with their classmates in school? Were they always the youngest or oldest in their class because of when their birthday fell? Or were they like you or me whose birthdays fall in March and April and the only thing you have to worry about is every 5 or 8 years having your birthday near Easter when at least you might have had the excuse to wear a very flowerly dress on your birthday?

Happy Birthday, 2 points for following, 3 points for blogging about it (i'll give you a shout out), and any extra points you want to share!!!!!

Karen Lange said...

Happy Birthday! Congrats, too, on all the followers. What a great contest, thanks:)
I'm already a follower:
2 entries

Llehn said...

Kangaroos rule! Um, ok, you did say first thing that comes to mind, right?

Happy birthday in advance and congrats on all those awesome followers!

I'm now following.


Llehn said...

Whoops forgot to add up the entries :D

Total entries = 2


Unknown said...

Rachel - I've never thought about my characters birthday, I suppose it's because she is dying and doesn't see the point in worrying about it! Excellent thought though!

You guys Rock!!

Llehn - Great job!!! Way to be random, exactly what I wanted!! Thanks for joining the team!

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Happy Birthday - Congrats on the followers!

Follower +2
Sidebar +5
comment: Okay Gerard is one of the hottest men & yes in 300 he is insanely attractive, but I also love him in The Ugly Truth - when he grins at Katherine Heigl I melt... lol Just saw him Friday in Bounty Hunter - cute movie - he's hot. lol


Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Lynnette Labelle said...

Happy B-day and congrats on the followers! I'm a new follower.

2 points.

Have a great day!

Lynnette Labelle

undomestic mama said...

Congratsulations and happy (early) birthday!

Unknown said...

I love newbies thanks for stopping by!! Thanks for following and good luck on the contest!!!!

Yay for my favorites (all of you!!) for joining in the fun as well!

Anastasia V. Pergakis said...

Joyeux Anniversaire! Alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Feliz Cumplea–os! S dniom razhdjenia! Buon Compleanno! Qu ni sheng er kuai le! Otanjou-bi Omedetou Gozaimasu!Fortuna dies natalis!

(That's Happy Birthday in French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and Latin)

I have 7 total points, 2 for following and 5 for side bar linkage!
Labotomy of a Writer

Ms Sparrow said...

Have a happy birthday and keep up the good work! (Wow, that sounds like a school teacher remark, doesn't it?)

Talli Roland said...

300 followers - you rock! Congrats and thanks so much for your comments on my blog, too. Much appreciated!

Looking forward to reading many many more posts of yours. And have a *great* birthday!

Crystal Cook said...

Wow 300!!! You are the coolest! I just typed coolsest, he, he.

Who doesn't love a contest! And happy birthday!

Is that guy on 300 the Phantom?

Unknown said...

Giant congrats on gaining such an amazing following in such a short amount of time!! You rock, sista!

I've added a link to your contest on my sidebar and I'll blog about it later today!!

Happy early birthday, sweetie!

Crystal Cook said...

Ok I'm lame, forgot to add up my entries!

I'm a follower +2


total is 2

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Guess I get +2 for following!

Random: I love ice cream!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oooh, how fun!

Do we get points for tweeting about it? :)

Unknown said...

Tweeting counts Jennifer! So have at it! I added it to the blog post, I will keep a look out for the others who have tweeted before hand and I'll add 3 points to your total!

Carolyn V. said...

Woo hoo! 300 followers plus a birthday?! Awesome! Congrats! =)

Ashley Stone said...

I follow you!!!!! Hope you're having a great day!

2 entries

Tana said...

Happy 300 + followers! I aspire to be you.

Kenj said...
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Kenj said...

Oh course I am a follower.!
-I tweeted about it.
-My random comment is that I really have an ambition to go to Scotland before I die, simply because who else really wants to go there. Its usually France, or Germany... I feel bad for the neglected Scotland.

5 entries

DL Hammons said...

Look at you...rolling along and gathering followers left and right. And MUCH deservedly so!!

I'm a longtime follower +2
I'll post about your contest tomorrow +3
And I'll tweet about is (which I very rarely do) +3

Point total = 8

I'm very happy for you!!

Amy Holder said...

Wowzers! What an accomplishment in two months! Congratulations on 300 followers and a big happy early birthday to you!!!

KA said...

Congrats on the 300 followers--I'm still trying to crack the double digit mark. I already follow you, so can you enter me?

Kittie Howard said...

Happy Birthday (early)... and congrats on having 300, you're amazing...and what a great contest!

Lydia Kang said...

A pain in the neck is a pain in the neck. Sorry, it was the first thing that came into my head! I'm already a follower, so I guess that's +2.

Congrats on having such a successful blog!

Leigh Hutchens Burch said...

Five entries for me please!!

(I follow, and I tweeted it.)

(Can I let you know if I earn more entries by blogging about it?!)

Happy it's-almost-your-birthday!

Unknown said...

What a cool idea! Congratulations. 300 followers in 2 months. Impressive.

Something fun? Hmmmm... A lady in Ontario today won 20,000,000 dollars today after you ex left your high and dry (she had $84.00 in her account).
Sucks to be THAT Ex!

Samantha Bennett said...

Whoohoo for 300! Gerard Butler would be oh so proud. :)

Christopher said...

Spaaaaaaaaaaaaarta! I mean, happy birthday!

2 points for following

Julie Dao said...

Gerard Butler! DROOL... okay, enough of that. Happy early birthday! And congratulations on the 300 followers, HOLY COW. That is awesome!

+2 for following

Katie Ganshert said...

Happy early bday, Jen!

Shelley Sly said...

Happy (early) Birthday! What a fun contest! :D

Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Happy early birthday! I'm not entering, but you're so generous! :)

Natalie said...

You are a blogging queen! Happy birthday.

Portia said...

Oh yeah, I love him as Phantom and as Spartan! Happy, happy birthday, and thanks for the eye candy!

Jennifer Shirk said...

I just tweeted it. :)

Laurel Garver said...

I already follow and have a sidebar post. that gives me +7.

My random thought is that I "met" my WIP's protagonist when I was your age, but shelved the novel idea till I was 38; I focused on poetry writing in those intervening years.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Well, Congrats and Happy Birthday!!!!

I am jealous - 2 months and so well you have done! :) Congrats!

Random thought - I heard from a coworker there is still snow an hour up the road in the mountains. I would like to go get a picture of the small stream and small (very small) waterfall with a winter scene to it. I think I am going to run out of time to get there though.

I would like to enter your contest.
+2 - Follower
+5 - Sidebar

Shannon O'Donnell said...

My birthday is on the 26th - hurray for march babies! :-)

+2 loyal follower
+5 sidebar
+? comment

mrso_d at yahoo dot com

+7 and comment

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

For those who have already commented and signed up I will add your comment points! Thank you Shannon for saying something! I neve realized I didn't add points there!!!

Bookish in a Box said...

Congrats and happy early birthday!

+2 Old follower :-)
+3 Post:
+5 Sidebar:
+2 In that movie poster, Gerard Butler looks like he's about to eat something. An apple, perhaps? A cupcake? Yes, that's it. A nice, fluffy pink cupcake. Everyone knows that's the best way to unwind after a hard day of battle.

TOTAL = 12
whatinabox at gmail dot com

krystal said...

I hope you have a lovely birthday! :)
+2 old follower
+5 sidebar :
+2 Jennifer Aniston calls him Jerry.

Kristin Rae said...

Old follower: +2 entries
Sidebar +5 entries
Comment +2 The Phantom of the opera is there, inside your mind.

+9 total

Happy Birthday!

kristinrae023 at gmail dot com

donnas said...

Happy Birthday!!

+2 follow
+3 blogged -
+5 sidebar -
+3 tweet -
+2 comment - Congrats!

total - 15

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Dawn Simon said...

Happy birthday and congrats on all the followers! Wow! Regarding the Spartan, I prefer the second look. ;)

Fun contest! So I'm supposed to tally?
Follower +2
Comment +2

Happy writing! :)

Wowzer Schnauzer said...

You're mentioned on my blog - and even before I saw your contest. How's that for coincidence!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

LOVE the sidekick!
I'm a follower so that's 4 for me.

Abby Annis said...

Cool contest! Congrats on all the followers and happy birthday!

+2 Following
+3 Blogged about it here
+5 Sidebarred it here
+3 Tweeted about it here
+2 Comment

15 total

sarahjayne smythe said...

Cool contest, congrats on the followers, and happy birthday.

Here's my breakdown:

Follower +2
Blog entry (on Monday) +3
Sidebar +5
Comment +2

Total +12 :)

Krystalyn Drown said...

Happy Bday. Just discovered your blog. How exciting to find other unpublished authors.

2 for following
2 for commenting


MeganRebekah said...

Oh I love giveaways. Not that I win, but the excitement is still there :)

+2 for following
+2 for commenting

4 Total

Ann said...

I guess I missed this post. I can only claim to be a follower. HeyHo! Have a wonderful Birthday!

Crystal Cook said...

Ok, so I know you saw it on my blog, but I blogged about your contest, so my new total points is


and email


Happy Birthday!!

Crystal Cook said...

Ok Jen, I am lame, lame, LAME!

I forgot about +2 for commenting, so my new total is 7!!

Last time I'm commenting, promise!

Can you tell I'd really like to win a contest ;)

Mel Chesley said...

Wow, I am entering way late! Better late than never?
So a total of 4. 2 for following, 2 for commenting (is that right?)


VR Barkowski said...

It's 3/29!

Happy Birthday, Jennifer!

Congrats on your 325+ followers and wishing you a perfect day!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I am totally impressed. I've been blogging for about 9 months and thought I was doing good at almost 100 followers! Great job.

commenting and following.

B. Miller said...

Happy birthday! I am follower #330! :D I followed a link from another blog, and I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say.

Matthew MacNish said...

Hi Jennifer. Congratulations on so many followers! I'm quite proud to be your 333rd.

I don't tweet and my blog is only for one specific purpose so I can't blog about you but I will definitely link to your blog on my sidebar.

Feel free to return the favor.

300 in two months is fast. At that rate you'll have like 2000 or something in a year. Awesome.