Sunday, 3 April 2011

300 Followers Competition


When I sat down to read the comments on my first A to Z post last night, I realised I'd passed the 300 followers mark. As with my 100th and 200th milestones, I intend to celebrate 300 followers with a competition.

Here are the prizes, which come in two parts:

1. If you comment on this post by midnight Sunday 10th April (GMT) you will be entered into a prize draw for one of three $15 (£10) Amazon vouchers.

2. If you comment on this post by midnight Saturday 30th April you will be in with a chance of winning a grand prize of a $40 (£30) Amazon voucher. Everyone who has commented on this post will be entered into the grand prize draw.

The only rules are you a) must be a follower and b) you must comment on this post.

I'm not asking people to tweet or blog about my competitions for extra points, but I would really appreciate it if you did. It's not that I don't agree with blatant self-promotion, it's just I'd never keep track of whose done what. As my motto says, keep it simple.

80 comments:

  1. Hi Ellie...way to go girl. Congrats, you will soon reach 500 followers mark.

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  2. Hi Ellie - woohoo! Exciting and good luck... I've put a picture link in my sidebar - hope it helps a bit!
    Laura (daily dodo)

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  3. Congrats Ellie for reaching such a great number of followers. I'm sure you'll reach 400 in no time.

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  4. Curious, and not especially intending to sound sour, but what difference does having 300 or 400 followers make? The gratifying thing is surely when those who DO follow, genuinely, do so because of what they read here?

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  5. 300 - awesome!

    I think KISS is a good technique. In my case my writing is short but I tend to put a lot of photos.

    Grandpa
    Life on The Farm

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  6. Congrats on your 300th, a wonderful milestone.

    Have a good Sunday.
    Yvonne.

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  7. Good on you, next stop 400, etc.. Have a nice Sunday!

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  8. 300! *bows down in reverence* I'm not worthy!

    With all these people, 'The Shat' must be following you by now??

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  9. Congrats Ellie. Truly you are an inspiration for all of us.
    Thank you for your time, motivation, and this venue, the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Or in my case, Z to A...but that's another story.

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  10. Yay!!! *Me waving my hands in the air like I just don't care - well I do!! and jumping up and down to be seen and going me, me, me, me, ME*!!!!

    Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Take care
    x

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  11. congrats on the 300 followers.

    I hit my 200 mark this weekend and I was jumping for joy. I am going to be doing a contest just for that....and the fact that I am having my wisdom teeth pulled. Thought it sounded like a good theme for a giveaway...books dealing with teeth.

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  12. Congrats on the 300! And here's to 300 more! :)

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  13. YAY, ELLIE! Congrats on you 300 + several more!

    I hit 300 over a week ago....

    Thanks for the giveaway. It's so NICE of you.

    Michael

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  14. I'm follower 329, they are pouring in! Visiting from and participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge :-)

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  15. 3 or 300 or 3000... you have always had a great site... i am glad i could be in the follower mix.
    jeremy

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  16. WOW! Congratulations!
    300 followers is fantastic! Lol, i'm still working on a hundred.

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  17. Woo-hoo! 300! Congratulations, Ellie!

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  18. Congratulations to you. And that's very lovely of you to have a contest as well.

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  19. Congratulations Ellie, thats fantastic!!! I can't believe you have 300 followers well done.

    I am so proud of you! You have followed your heart and you are writing! I remember our chats years ago. You have done it!

    300 down the next mile stone is 500! What do you think?

    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  20. Hoorah for your 300 followers! Yay!

    I'm guilty of missing my 300 giveaway for mine as I ran out of cash, but maybe 400 will see another giveaway ;O)

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  21. Wow, congrats on 300+!!!! Very happy to be a follower :)

    And Happy Sunday

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  22. 300!!! Congratulations.

    KISS is a wonderful way to keep things.

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  23. You're doing so well with your blog - and what a generous competition, thanks. x

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  24. Congrats on reaching 300 followers! I'm *this close* to 200...I'll have to come up with some sort of blogfest or contest when I get there!

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  25. Congrats on all the followers! You deserve them. :)

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  26. Yay 300!! You know I'm a follower :P

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  27. Congratulations! Good luck reaching 400. :-)

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  28. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! I am a follower. Fingers crossed.
    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  29. Congrats on the milestone! Very awesome!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  30. Hi,

    Congrats on 300 + followers! I've actually blacked my figure total: it's not something I worry about nor want to get competitive over. Like OMG, I must wrack up the score. As it is, I've got one or two people who've never left a comment.

    I'm also thinking for my next blogfest of putting a limit on how many people can sign up for it. Too many participants and it becomes impossible to get round to everyone. Not only, that, it evens out the chances for other blogfest hosts to acquire more sign ups. I've seen blogfests with 40+ and others with merely 12 entries, a few with as little as four or five. I'm a great believer in sharing the system and sharing the love! ;) Hee hee, probably no one will sign up now, just to teach me a lesson in not rocking boats!

    best
    F

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  31. Congratulations on 300!! That's really exciting! Looks like I'm officially entered into the contest!!

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  32. Congratulations :) Great posts btw for A-Z. Look forward to reading the rest of them :)

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  33. wow, amazing you're reached 300 followers. congratulations :)

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  34. Congratulations - you deserve all of them... and more! x
    *shakes fist (in jealous-in-a-jokey-manner)*

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  35. Congrats on your 300+ followers!
    (with the a-z challenge you'll be doing a 400 celebration soon too hehehe)
    Lyn
    W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

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  36. Ellie, that's awesome! Congratulations! I'll mention it for me E post on Wednesday. That all right?

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  37. Congrats on 300. I'm a new follower now too from the A-Z. :)

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  38. Wow! Congrats on more than 300 followers...that is awesome! I'm working on 200 but still feel that sens of accomplishment when I get someone new. It really is exciting!
    "C" you tomorrow for 'C' day :)

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  39. congrats on the 300+ followers.

    visiting from A-Z challenge
    sema
    Expressive Impressive

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  40. Many congrats Ellie - richly deserved.

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  41. Congrats, Ellie, and nice to meet you! I was at 95 when the challenge started and hit 100 while I was...asleep ;-) (LOVE love love the idea of sleep illegal in the future. According to my m-i-l, napping is a sin and should not be allowed. Yea, we don't get along so well...) I'd love to be in your drawing ~ need Kindle money!
    Tina @ Life is Good

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  42. Hello. I have three official followers. On my old blog I think I got to 20. I don't know if I really want a lot..just more scrutiny! Anyway, I do like to win things so put me into the drawing. I am your Follower!

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  43. Hi Ellie,
    Just popped over to congratulate you on reaching 300 followers and saw that it's shot up to 337!
    Good going - keep up the great work.
    Regards,
    Col

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  44. I so agree, Ellie! You young whippersnappers take to this high-tech stuff like it's just another breath of air, but for us old-timers, it's a job to navigate through all the different rules -- so, I cop out and only join the less involved. Now, if the prize were somewhere above the $50,000 mark, I'd focus!
    Thanks for your comment love in the A-Z Challenge! Love your blog.

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  45. So exciting to pass the 300 mark!

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  46. Congrats on passing the 300 follower mark.

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  47. You make Stephanie M. sound good---I don't think she'll be unhappy with your paraphrasing. Congratulations on passing the big 300!

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  48. I think its nice of you to reward someone with an Amazon voucher.

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  49. That is awesome!! Congrats! I just hit 100. I couldn't imagine the excitement of 300.

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  50. Making my way through from the Challenge. You might be celebrating another 100 by the end of the month.

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  51. Congrats on passing the 300 mark :)

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  52. I'm excited to have found you through the A-to-Z Challenge. I like your blog a lot. Thanks for holding such a great contest :)

    Rosie
    East for Green Eyes

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  53. You are already at 348 as I write this comment, maybe 400 before the challenge is over?

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  54. Congrats! 300! It looks like 400 is right around the corner!

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  55. Ellie well done. Alex mentioned you blog on his post so came to have a wander. Great to be here, and glad to connect. Have a blessed week.
    Amanda

    realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com

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  56. Congrats Ellie; Well Done! I am a follower~
    Soon it will be 400! Enjoy your day!

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  57. Wow 300 followers is a whole load, impressive. But, as a newbie, after only a couple of posts I can sure see why you've got that many and the number keeps on rising.

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  58. Hitting 300 followers is quite an accomplishment. From the looks of it, you'll be at 400 in no time. As they say around here, it's the snowball effect.

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  59. Good luck with your two novels you hope to publish one day!

    I came over from Alex Cavanaugh to meet you. 300 followers and plus more now. Congratulations!
    Ann Carbine Best’s Long Journey Home

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  60. 300 is awesome, looks like it will be 400 before this contest is even over! Congrats!

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  61. Congrats on the big 300...make that 360!

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  62. 300 - very cool! Count me in!

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  63. Hehehe look at all the comments! Congratz on 300 followers.

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  64. Yay! Congrats on the followers!!! :o) I'm in!

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  65. Congrats on reaching 300 followers. Looks like you are well on your way to 400.

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  66. Wow! That's an impressive number of followers. :-)

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  67. Congratulations on all the followers! I love coming here and I can see why so many others do as well. Here's to 300 more and beyond. :)

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  68. Congrats on 300 followers Ellie. You write a great blog post so you can see why people have joined you.

    Denise<3

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  69. Wow, thanks for the opportunity! Follower and commenting! Congrats on 368, awesome!

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  70. Congratulations! 371 already!!! Maybe it will be 400 by the end of April?

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  71. Congratulations! By the time you have the final giveaway, you'll be celebrating 400! :)

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  72. I agree I was 381. you will be pass 400 by April 30th.
    Way to go.

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  73. And here's little old me still trying to break the 100 mark! I'm commenting twice...because I can and because I'm bored and because a £30 Amazon voucher would be VERY useful and because the purple monkey on my shoulder says if I don't he'll cut me and make me listen to Celine Dion :( He's not an evil monkey, just a little misguided.

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  74. Congratulations Ellie on reaching 385. Yes I wrote about the Gorn, actually Kirk vs the Gorn.

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  75. Couldn't remember if I entered this already, but I don't see my name. ;)

    Yay for 300!! Now you're at 400 almost!!

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  76. Congrats on 300 and 400 followers! Now you're on your way to 500! Whoo hoo!

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