Monday, June 30, 2008

share the love

Swistle has started a massive group effort for a Pay-it-Forward type of make someone's day, we all love winning something, let's share the love kind of movement.
She's calling it Pay-it Forward; I didn't much care for that movie and can't get past that title, so for my purposes here, I'm calling it 'Share the Love'. Much more deliciously cheesy. :)
Also, she refers to it as a contest, which puts the emphasis on the winning, while I'm leaning to something more like the word crusade... "an organized effort to accomplish a purpose"; said purpose being to pass on the bloggy love... LOL! So there you have it. Welcome to the first installment of my Share the Love Crusade.

Here's how it works.
I want to make your day, I know you want to win something, and I want to share the love. So I'm going to make up a little goody box to send to a random winner. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by noon ( my time central time) on this Friday, July 4th. I will then randomly pick from the commenters a winner and that commenter will be sent my little goody package.
THEN. Here's the share the love part. If you win, you must pay it forward share the love. In this context, it means it's your turn to assemble a package and pick someone else to mail it to. Then that someone will find a "winner" and send on another "prize", and so on and so forth. Until we're all passing the love around all over the place. There's that cheese again.

You can participate even if you don't have a blog (Although my personal opinion is start a blog already). If you're not a blogger, just email me and I'll enter you in my drawing and throw your name in with the commenters. Then if you win, to keep the cycle going, either I can do a post for you here and you can pick from the comments on "your post", or you can just pass on the love to someone you know in real life; just pick a random person you know and surprise them with a little care package! It's all about just passing on that little bit of something nice to put a smile on someone's face... and the real world is just as important as the cyber world!
(It's just more fun to see it unfold on blogs so we can all see the goodies everyone gets! :) )

So that's the fun around here this week. Oh, and the goody box is a mystery... part of the fun. Will I bake something to send? Will I buy something? Create something? Rummage through my junk drawer regift closet for something? Go Target Clearance shopping? Taylor a package specifically for the winner or just randomly purchase a generic gift card for whoever might win? I'll let you know when the contest's up. I can't wait to see what I decide!!

Now go forth and comment.


Also: if you're feeling adventurous, Swistle has a whole list of Pay-It-Forward contests linked on her blog so you can go check those out.

Also, also: stay tuned this week as I'm finally doing another book giveaway. I know, it's been forever. Sadly, I haven't read a book in that long. But I'm coming up on the close of a good one and I'm excited to pass it on! :)

65 comments:

Mimi said...

I love mystery prizes!

Smiling Mama said...

Yay! This is SO fun!!!

Erin said...

I love sharing the love! Count me in, sister!

parkingathome said...

I very much enjoy your banner picture. Hello!

beejo said...

i'm in! :)

moo said...

It's been so fun, seeing new blogs today!

Stacy said...

I could use all of the love I can get! Thanks :)

MzEll said...

Yep yep yep!

Saly said...

Hi, I love the photo in your blog header!

Ecchs said...

Yay contests! So fun! Please enter me!

Eleanor Q. said...

I'm in!

Nicole said...

Ooh that sounds like fun! You know I'm in!

Daycare Girl said...

Fun! I want love!

hotomom said...

This is going to be fun. I also thought about doing a book exchange, like a pass it on.

Sara said...

count me in!

Fiona Picklebottom said...

Great header picture! Count me in!

Katie said...

Fun....I'm in too!!

K.M.L said...

Pick me please! :)

nicole said...

Hi. I want to win. I also suggested nonbloggers pass on a package to a friend, just to spread some unexpected goodness.

anne said...

I'll play!

Emily said...

I'm in!!

Brooke said...

I am all about some baked goods so count me in!

Michelle said...

I'm in! Wish me luck!

Barb @ getupandplay said...

Fun!

Paige said...

Oh, for fun. I could use a really nice surprise!

Erica said...

Count me in!

Misty said...

Wait...book giveaway?

Shut up. How come I didn't know about this?

Maggie said...

As a general rule I am NOT a fan of surprises. But this sounds like it could be an excellent surprise!

Danielle-lee said...

Mystery prizes are fun! count me in!

clueless but hopeful mama said...

hello! you have the best banner picture EVER.

NotAMeanGirl said...

This is such an awesome Idea! I wanna be involved toooooo.

Janice said...

Enter me!

Missy said...

I really want to hold a contest of my own, so it's in everyone's best interests that I win ;)

Becky & Ryan said...

Wait, what? Book giveaways AND pay it forward contests??? How have I missed out on this blog so far??? I'm excited to come back and find out what book you liked so much!

-Becky

notthelifeiordered said...

I love your header! So cute! Count me in :) I have my own contest too so you should go enter too

Dana said...

This sounds fun! Count me in!

SP said...

This pay it forward thing is awesome. Can't wait to WIN and then do mine.

Laura said...

Count me in! I want to take my turn to recripricate too!

Heather said...

These mystery prizes are getting to me!

Tessie said...

That is a seriously great header.

jenny said...

so fun - i'm in and i have to go join and have a contest of my own! :)

Miss Grace said...

Entering already :)

EMama said...

I'll share love. I'm into that. :)

Playful Professional said...

Ooh I'm imagining what my prize will be!

Leash said...

I love to share love! Free the love and pass it around. Woohoo!

pinkelefant said...

i never win anything :(

Jennifer said...

Winning and a surprise? What a fun twist to the summer!!!!

Anna said...

I love packages!

lina said...

Please put me in the running :)

Courtney said...

Oh! Your book giveaway is a great idea. I've been doing bookmooch.com but I like your idea better. :)

Also, please enter me in the PiF group effort thingy. Thanks!

Fine For Now said...

Yay fun!

Dr. Blondie said...

Count me in!

Catherine said...

Please enter me too!

bethiclaus said...

I'm in!

lolanewyork07@yahoo.com said...

Count me in!

Joanne said...

Your header picture is so neat! I'm in.

Jenny H. said...

ME! PICK ME!!

may said...

I, too, love that picture!!

Christina, Steve, Clara and Elena said...

Ooh, I want to be a winner!!!

ya ya's mom said...

pick me! pick me! pick me!

Ginny said...

Mystery prizes are fun, like Xmas!

Chraycee said...

Book giveaways! You're a genius! I have so many books to share :)

Mommy Daisy said...

I'm in...just in the nick of time.

Laura said...

Did I miss it?

Nicole said...

Holy-Hell (I think I just made up a word).... 64 comments?!? Yeowsers!

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