JANUARY’S GIVEAWAY DRAWING PRIZE

kerithskontest-1.jpgASPIRING PROBLOGGER’S “I GOTTA HAVE IT” BASKET

My prize for January is a basket of blogging goodies that every blogger just has to have:

  • Coffee Mug
  • Coffee
  • Creamer
  • Planner for 2008
  • Notebook for all your bloggy ideas
  • 1 or more cool and awesome pens
  • 1 custom bloggy badge of your choice–for any contests, Memes, or whatever you may have.
  • $10 to spend at Vista Print any which way you want (it may not sound like much but just visit the site–you can get a “brand“, business cards, or even postcards advertising your Problogger business.  It is a jumpstart for you new business—check it out)

Everything to start your business.

Just comment on this post.  I would like you to tell me your favorite thing about blogs and blogging.  I will need a real e-mail address to get back to you if you win.

You don’t have to have or write a blog…but each month I will highlight the winner so it would be good free advertising if you did.

You do, however, have to have a United States mailing address to get the prize.  For now, postage out of the US is just out of my prize budget.  But if you are not in the US but want to enter for some linkie love and free advertising, that is wonderful also.

Only one entry per person, please.  I will have a random drawing for this prize on the last day of January. 

Now comment, and spread the news so others can enter!

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104 responses to “JANUARY’S GIVEAWAY DRAWING PRIZE

  1. Hi and thanks,,,,I have only blogged for a few days, another blogger with ups and downs made me want to write. i felt better by the end of today..not resolved but better.

  2. I love the idea of a contest. My business is my passion, and my blog is a major part of that. I deeply enjoy blogging, sharing ideas, trials, advice, and getting comments. Blogging is a way of sharing part of yourself with the rest of the world, and for a few commentors, it’s a way for them to share back.

    Plus, everytime, I read a blog, I learn something new. It’s great……………………:)

  3. hey i dont need the prize, but a link would be great… so if you pick me, link me and draw someone else for the prize.. k? and i’ll link your contest to my page.

  4. Wow, I am pretty new to blogging, but am excited about getting some new thoughts down. I also love to read everyone else’s thoughts and ideas as they help me thing a little more. Hope you have a great new year! – my email is uponfurtherreview@gmail.com

  5. I blog because my memory is faulty, it’s a family trait. Now I just have to try to remember whether the person I am talking to reads what I write…

    Good luck with your contest. I don’t have a US address. Maybe you could give me a link if you choose my name.

  6. Neat idea to get the ideas flowing!! Thanks!

    I blog mainly because I read other blogs and aspire to be slightly as inspiring.

  7. Coolness! I have to say my favorite thing about blogs is getting to “meet” other people, Knowing I’m not that unusual! LOL

  8. Ooooo! What a fab idea! I love it!
    My fav thing about blogging is documenting my every day life with my 3 silly boys. It will be such a great journal to look back on when they are older. And it is also great “meeting” new people and hearing all different points of view. There are so many wonderful writers out there, it has really been eye opening.
    Thanks!

  9. I like the personal touch blogs give to stories about people’s lives.

  10. I like how blogs can updated frequently easily. It feeds the needs of a news junkie like myself.

  11. What I love about blogging is having a close community at my fingertips!

  12. I love blogging for the bloganship. I have met the greatest people here on the net and I receive so much encouragment and hope I encourage others as well.

  13. I love to see inside other people’s lives from all over the world. I love all the wisdom and info you get from other people’s blogs. I like to share interesting things with others. I love contests!!

    betskev(at)earthlink(dot)net

  14. While I certainly like the freedom blogs provide and the networking you get to do with awesome people, I mostly like the idea of having an outlet for my thoughts and jokes. There’s something really wonderful about getting feedback to things you really care about.

    I like this concept. As soon as I can, I’ll start something similar.

  15. What a wonderful idea. I need to look at something like this. Thanks for being so giving.. I’m fairly new to blogging as well, I started it as a way to share some of my thoughts as I was working on my Nano story. Now it’s become a place to share my journey and aspects of my life. Its a great place to work through my thoughts.

  16. I love the interaction in blogging. I live for comments, ok I don’t live for comments, but I love them!
    I also love, love doing reviews and giving away products.
    I don’t think there is anything about blogging I don’t love, except the occasional nasty commentor.

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  18. I really just started blogging with the NaBloPoMo and I have become hopelessly addicted. Why do I love it? I find it so cathartic some days to be able just to sit down and get out things that have bugged me, and when I get comments back from other people that say “me too, I’ve been there etc it just makes me feel better that I am not alone out here. I also just started a humorous one I love to be able to make people smile, and if I can cheer someone up a bit I feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.

    Soon I hope to get a photography one up that will hopefully get some people to hire me to take photos for them.

  19. I love getting to explore my voice and meeting others who actually want to listen. Sure beats talking to myself. LOL I’d love to win, I need that planner. LOL

  20. My favorite things…getting to meet new friends – and winning contests! :)

  21. Sharing the products I really love with other people.. plus its a really great outlet for me to vent sometimes!!

    I blogged you too :
    http://www.prizeatron.com

  22. Favorite thing: being able to write what you want.

  23. For me . . . blogging is therapy! I can be myself on my blog & not worry about what others think. I also enjoy reading other blogs because it puts things in perspective for me (i.e., my day wasn’t nearly as bad as ‘so-and-so’s’ day). I would love to win, so please count me in! Happy New Year to you & yours!

    Jennifer :-)

  24. Hello, I am not a blogger, but I sure visit a lot of blogger’s sites! They are very interesting and amusing! I also learn a lot from most of the people. Please enter me in your contest. I do appreciate it. Thanks,Cindi

  25. Blogging is a creative outlet for me! I also enjoy using it as a vehicle for keeping in touch with my loved ones living far away. The new friends, ideas, recipes, tutorials…so many great things about blogging! It’s my new favorite hobby! Happy New Year! I hope I win! :)

  26. I’m not a blogger, but have always wanted to start one. This might be my reason to get it done! I have been an avid reader of blogs since struggling with infertility and then finally becoming pregnant with twins. I am in awe of all the great writers out there who inform and share with all of us. Thank you!

  27. Great prize! I like blogging because it makes me think people actually care about what I’m doing. It’s like having my own talk show (in a tiny tiny way!)

  28. awesome giveaway! I love my blog because it lets me organize my mind and get my thoughts out. Sometimes, I am even funny with out meaning to be. I don’t even care if anyone reads it. I have been journaling on line since 2001.

  29. I love blogging because it is a great way to capture memories, funny things, vent about life/the world and most importantly to meet new people.

    TheAngelForever
    http://www.theangelforever.com

  30. I love reading blogs and learning about things I would never otherwise find!

  31. I have found I like blogs! I love checking them all out and if there’s a contest or giveaway, I love to enter them!

  32. I love the inspiration I get from reading other blogs…and meeting the people.

  33. I really love blogs. I’ve become acquainted with many different people and ideas. I want to start blogging, but am just in the process of trying to figure it all out and get started.

    Your giveaway will make me feel as if I’m on my way.

  34. Sure! Why not!

    I love getting to know people through their blogs. I’m a SAHM with a total lack of adult interaction. Blogging and getting to know other bloggers is my way of reaching to the outside world, and finding out that I’m not alone!

  35. I love blogging, I enjoy meeting people throughout all the blogs & writing something each day. I was always terrible at keeping journals, so blogging works out well for me!

  36. I’ve been meaning to start blogging since i love reading them so much!

  37. I enjoy reading people’s comments and their ideas. And I do love contests!

  38. I love to blog about my preemie son. Also, I love all the “mommy” blogs out there and the great contest and giveaways!

  39. I love connecting with people all over the blogosphere. It amazes me, and also points out my provincialism, that so many of us have the same problems, same outlook, and same desire to improve not just ourselves but to help each other, also.

  40. blogged ya:

    http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/01/wednesday-edition-of-contests-galore.html

    I love meeting new people and blogs provide a great way to do that plus I can blog my frustations! lol

  41. I don’t have a business but I do have two active blogs.

    Favorite thing about blogging? I can post any of my writing even if it doesn’t make any sense or if it’s just a bunch of bad writing.

  42. I find that blogging is a great way to get to know people. It works great as a kind of journal and lets me share pictures and other sites that I might have found interesting.

  43. Why do I like blogging? B/c I ALWAYS like giving my opinion, whether I’ve been asked to or not. So, blogging is a place I can give my opinions without worrying about getting slapped! :)

    Actually I just like to talk and I like to read about what everyone else is doing – to see what I’m missing (or not!).

  44. i love reading about everyone’s else everyday life!! i also enjoy entering all the blog contest!! thanks

  45. awesome giveaway! My favorite thing about blogging is actually writing, which I have spent too much time NOT doing. I am also really enjoying getting to make new friends through our blogs!

  46. me me!
    dansan826 at yahoo

    Check out my blog!
    daniellesquest.blogspot.com

  47. My favorite thing is sharing fun ideas–love that!

  48. Please count me in. Thank you :)

    I LOVE blogging because it helps me to keep in contact with my family and friends :)

  49. Reading blogs keeps me up-to-date on my friends & on news around the world. I like to share interesting things I find on the net in my blogs.

    Great contest!

  50. My favorite thing about blogging is actually reading other people’s blogs. I really like the mommy/baby blogs that highlight cool products and give me great ideas for my baby! It also keeps my family updated on our life (especially with pics/videos of my son)

    http://sweetnlow121.wordpress.com/

  51. What a fabulous giveaway! I love blogging because it keeps me connected with others I would never have the opportunity to meet otherwise offline.

    I love the create outlet it provides me to explore, create, and express at my own free will :)

  52. I love meeting other bloggers!

  53. I’m mostly a reader of blogs and don’t have one myself. It’s a great way to bond with other people…We all have drama and mundane tasks to do and I love being able to relate to others with the same issues!

  54. Hey! I love blogging because it really lets me tell my feelings. I really have no one else to actually blab what i am really thinking. Its just really nice to know there are girls out there who read my site and comment back and i know that they understand what i am talking about and i know they will not judge me. I don’t have such great friends where i live and go to college so it really helps knowing there are people in the world who are on the same level. Not to mention i love making my site look cute haha.

    I also really love reading other peoples sites. There are some that are really interesting and its just really great talking to many different people.
    Jessika

  55. I LOVE COFFEE and free coffee is even better.

  56. This is great thanks!

  57. I love that I find a new blog everyday and I know I will never be able to read every blog out there. It is great to be able to blog the way you want and express who you are. LOVE BLOGGING

    Thanks Shanda from http://www.Parentswithstyle.blogspot.com

  58. I don’t have a business blog, but I blog several times a week for my daughter (now 2). It’s the best way to keep friends & family up to date on my beautiful little girl. And I love checkin’ out all the blogs out there for giveaways, tips and advice!

  59. This is a new journey for me, I am enjoying the blog surf and hope to meet some wonderful people!

  60. Hi there. Ive been blogging about a year but more so the past few months. Its a great way to let people know your thoughts or what your up to. My blog specifically is about scrapbooking. Its connected to my webstore and has been fantastic for SEO and bringing people back to read daily.

    Nicole
    nicole@itchintoscrap.com

  61. It’s fun to read about thing that people have going on, little stories of what happened in there life even if you don’t know them.

  62. Hi Kerith,
    Thanks for the comment on my blog and for the headsup about your contest. I would have missed it otherwise, since there is so much information here.

    I love blogging for three reasons.
    1. It is a wonderful outlet for my writing, providing a framework (dare I say discipline) for me to write every day.
    2. It is the most wonderful doorway into the lives and thoughts of amazing people that I would otherwise never have the opportunity to meet.
    3. It is therapy and classroom all rolled into one package that I can access on my own schedule – how cool is that!?

    OK, those are my reasons – now if I could just figure out how to make money at this!

  63. ooh I found out about this through your new found twittering :)

    What do I love about blogging? It connects me to other likeminded people. I’ve only been blogging for 2 months and I am loving every minute of it.

    It’s a great way for me to get used to writing every day, something I had completely gotten out of the habit of doing.

    And lastly, as Linda said, it’s great therapy! ;)

    oh how nice it would be to eventually find a way to make a living doing this – I’m very jealous of those who have, I don’t think I’m of that caliber of writing to be able to do it though.

  64. ooooo! Great contest. Please enter me. I like blogging because it is a way to connect with other people without having to leave home.

  65. How fun!! This is one of the reasons I love to blog!!! The other is just having visitors check in on us!! I love takin pics and i love to read what others are up too!!!

  66. I love contests (though I never win) and I love Coffee!
    Great blog!! :-)

  67. What a cool assortment of prizes! What a fun way to end January!

  68. Great idea!

    I love how my blog keeps me connected with family and friends who live far away. Even better, I’ve made new friends.

    Thanks to me being a blogger, I’ve met other people and now I’m hooked on their blogs. It’s a win-win!

  69. Hey there! I’ve been blogging since back in late 2005. I do it because I love writing and I find blogging to be an easier way to keep a journal. I love the multimedia and graphics possibilites of a blog. And it’s proved to be a great way to keep in touch with old friends and meet some others along the way.

  70. outside :|

    hope you’ll have budget soon.

  71. Well I’m not in the US but my mom is–and she accepts packages for me :)

    My favorite thing about blogging isn’t a thing at all…it’s the peoples ;)

    Great contest idea!

  72. Please enter me!

    I started my blog in March 2005 and have enjoyed meeting many interesting folks, as well as reading about the many different ways we all look at the world.

    Have you submitted a post to the Carnival of Family Life! Hurry if you want to be included in this week’s edition hosted at Write from Karen! The deadline is midnight tonight (Pacific time)! You can enter using the link on my site!!

    If you would prefer, you can enter next week or any subsequent week. The Carnival goes live every Monday.

    Always looking for hosts, too. Just take a peek at the available weeks — the schedule is posted at Colloquium — and drop me a note.

  73. Ooooh, I would LOVE this prize! I have been blogging for a little while and love how it keeps me in touch with my far away family and friends. I was never good at sending emails or pictures, but this way is fun, and it gets DONE! Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. I think that my favorite thing about blogs and blogging is the absolute freedom I have to express myself ALL THE TIME. That, and the infinite ability to be helpful. I’ve started doing reviews of geeky stuff, and I am really enjoying that.

    Thanks for a contest! :)

  75. I’m not a blogger– but enjoy reading what others write.

  76. My favorite thing about blogging is it gives me the ability to “speak” my mind on topics that I might not normally have a forum to do so. It lets me get frustrations out in an arena where others share, or are at least open minded, to my views.

  77. I started blogging for one reason only, to hear myself think aloud. That was almost 4 years ago and I’d not give up the blogging life. My military obligations sometimes made it tough to blog, but man o’ man, there was nothing like sitting in the sandbox, receiving an email from a complete stranger to me telling me they liked my blog. It kept “home” oh so very real.

    I’ll never stop. they will have to pry BOTH my blog out of my cold dead hands.

    w00t & oorah

  78. Favorite thing about BLOGGING.
    B = BLAST
    L = LINKING
    O = Originality
    G = Geography
    G = Graphics
    I = Interesting
    N= News
    G = Gathering

    That’s why I enjoy blogging. I am able to do all of that.

  79. I have just started to surf around and find differnt blogs in the last month or so, I love reading the reviews of items I am interested in, and enjoy reading about other peoples ideas on just about everything!

  80. I became so addicted to reading blogs that I started my own, and now I just can’t stop. I love the idea of a contest each month and think I will try that also. I’ve been checking out your blogs and am super impressed. I don’t know how you do it!

  81. Sherre Schwartz

    I am kinda new at the blogging thng! I got started on the big brothers boards while the show was on! Let me vent some frustration that I had built up! Great way to interact! And thanks for the sweeps they are wonderful!

  82. Very nice prize! Please enter me.

  83. Theodore harvill

    Awesome site. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks and God Bless.

  84. I love to meet new people & exchange ideas, Blogging is great.

  85. Kimberly Gillette

    I am new to the blog thing ,but i am learning slow but sure .I love contests and can not live without my coffee.

  86. Great idea! Thanks!

  87. i love the real time aspect and the ability to hear from people all over the world

  88. i’m not a blogger,but i enjoy the awesome giveaways

  89. Isn’t it great that we live in a world where we can share who we are with random starngers from around the world? I love having an oulet and hearing from others from all walks of life.

  90. I’d really Love to Win this…

  91. I blog because I’m pretty expressive and I would like to look back on it and read what I’ve went through my adult life & whatnot. I also keep my handwritten journals handy in case I have no access to the computer. It’s just one of my hobbies.

    Count me in!

  92. THIS LOOKS LIKE A COOL CONTEST

  93. My favorite thing is reading the comments and viewpoints of so many others from such varied backgrounds. It is a fascinating look at human nature.

  94. Found the blog via Blog365 and thought I would stop by and comment. Thanks for running such a cool contest!!!

  95. Thanks for letting me enter for your contest!

  96. I love blogging!

  97. I like to lurk and read since I cant write fast or very well.

  98. I love blogging because it’s a great way to communicate and exchange ideas.

  99. cool contest! thanks for sponsoring!

  100. I love reading about other people’s lives. It’s also a fun way to keep up with family members.

  101. I do papercrafting so I’m always browsing blogs for inspiration, tutorials, and links to new stores to buy supplies from. Plus, I have made some great friends through blogging!

  102. thank you!

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