Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The 800-Posts-and-Counting Giveaway!


It's true. Birds of a feather DO flock together. And I like it that way!

Which means that I couldn't begin to celebrate my 800th post blogiversary without expressing gratitude to all of the valued friends who have frequented my blog in the past 2 1/2 years. Much of the enjoyment I find here is derived from your support and interest, and your comments are so appreciated that I've actually come to prefer blogging to writing books (which surprises me more than anyone). Sue's News, Views 'n Muse has become my preferred writing arena, and you guys are a big part of that.

I also love visiting your blogs and being a part of the atmosphere you create there. The talents displayed never cease to amaze me, and I am touched, uplifted, amused, and taught by each of you on a regular basis. I appreciate the sense of community we have established, and I am glad every day to be a part of it.

By way of thanks, I've decided to host another giveaway! (I do love a good giveaway, and I hope you will find this one very good indeed.) All ya gotta do to participate is (1) be or become a follower and (2) leave a comment below, telling me which type of post you prefer from me (poem, essay, travel, review, Centus, family, humor etc.). Optional is (3): put a link on your blog and get your name placed one extra time in the lovely red bowl from which I draw the winners. Easy, right?

Now for the best part: the prizes!


The first place winner will have first choice of these pendants, the second place winner second choice, etc. These hand-painted glass tiles include 18-inch ball chain necklaces, and I hope the winners will enjoy wearing them. Additionally, each winner will receive a copy of one of my books, whichever he or she prefers. (If you scroll down, you can see all three in the right sidebar.)

The last day to enter will be Saturday, March 26th at 11:59 PM, and winners will be announced on Monday morning. Good luck, everyone!

And thanks again for being here.

=)

43 comments:

Laraine Eddington said...

I am excited to enter the contest, but sorry I can't tell you which type of post I prefer. I like the variety and enjoy them all. Happy 800!

Grandma Honey said...

I like your variety too, but I especially enjoy your essays on what you are thinking or doing at the time. Reviews are a favorite too.

I hope I win because I would love to have one of your books!

Terra said...

How unfair would it be for me to say I enjoy all your posts, I haven't met one I didn't like yet! I am partial to Centus posts since I miss them so much...I am also partial to family posts because a connection is made...

Congrats on your 800 posts...I wonder how many I have? I have never looked...I think I might need to see!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

A copy of one of your books? I am soooo down with that prize!!!! :)

Pick me!!!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I'm a follower...to the end! :)

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I'm link to you on my blog...and my favorite posts are your witty ones!

and the poetry of course...

Myrna Foster said...

I like all of your posts, Sue, but your poems are probably my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win one of your books!

Anna M said...

800! You don't look a day over 750

I am amazed at your poetry, but I enjoy all of your posts. It's the variety that makes your blog so enjoyable.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Woohoo...LOVE these! And, congratulations, Sue. I look forward to getting to know you even better!

Wendy said...

I follow.

Wendy said...

I love posts about family and pictures and essays and when you express you opinion.

jen said...

I think I may be in that select group of the first 25 or so followers. Ah, I remember those early days--not much different from now.
You know I love you and all you write. I think my favorite recently was the mothering post. For sure.

Brian Miller said...

800...now there is longevity...we must have started within a month of each other...and i am glad i found you along the way...put me in for the bling bling...and heres to another 800...smiles.

Ames said...

I'd love a copy of one your books Sue!~Ames

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Wow, 800!! Congratulations and hope there are 8,000 more!!
What fun necklaces, and a book, too? Oooo! :) Can't get much better than that!
I love all your posts: you make me smile and you make me think. I like to do both of those. But I like seeing your life, too. I can't pick; I just can't do it.
You make life better through all your writings; glad to have met you!

Roger and LeAnn said...

Happy 800 Posts - That is awesome!
I am excited just reading your blog. I have learned a lot from following your blog and your sweet mother's. The contest sounds great. I seriously can't pick what I would like you to blog about because I like it all.
I loved your one book; so I would be thrilled to read another one. The pendants are adorable.
Have fun with this one.
LeAnn

Kim said...

800 posts is quite an accomplishment. I love your blog, but especially the funny posts. Thats not to say I don't enjoy all the other ones. I'm also going to post this on my sidebar to increase my chances of winning. Love the pendants and would love to win one of your books too.
Kim

Lisalulu said...

1.wow 800, 2.you have quite a blog following...keep it that way 3.great gifts only I am ashamed that I still haven't finished your book (now that my house is clean and I can't start too many projects I should get it in gear and finish it!)4. I love all your posts-love the personal insight. And where you tell about 'something' new like music,dance,movie,book etc.

Lisalulu said...

button button, I have your button

karin valdez said...

I think I would be a fantastic candidate for winning!! I can't believe that u have done 800 posts! I think that the posts about your family is always fun!

Love all that you do!

Dixie Mom said...

Congratulations!!! 800! I always love your poems because I could never write that way and you say what I think perfectly. And I also like your family posts...and thoughts about things going on in the world...and well you get the idea...I love all your posts!

Stef said...

Are you seriously going to make me choose a genre of your posts? I love your diversity of posts. You are an amazing writer. You are fun! And choosing would be like saying I really like your arm...when really, I like all of you. I can't choose.
Does that get me into the drawing?
Pleeeeease?

Jenny said...

Ummm....OK, I am a new follower...and I ...ummm...like your blog.

I get depressed when you write about puppies dying but other than that I liked the two posts of yours I read....

mwahahahahahahahahahahahaha

PS. It's me! You know I'm a fan of all your writing. Don't box yourself up girl. Keep things the way they are!

PPS. Please enter me...right now...or else....

BECKY said...

Hi Sue! How in the world did you get this many followers in two and a half years??!! Wow! You are awesome! OK. I'm already a follower, and my favorite post by you is either humor or essay!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Congratulations on 800 posts, Sue! That is awesome! All three necklaces are adorable--what a great giveaway!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

And I am a very happy follower who is glad you are a blogger! :)

anitamombanita said...

congrats! I like it all. But mostly I like knowing what's on your mind and in your life! ;)

yaya said...

Congrats on 800 posts! Whew, that's a lot of writing. I enjoy your essays and actually, everything you write! I especially enjoy reading your Mom's comments because, for some reason, she just cracks me up!

karen said...

Congratulations on the 800 posts! My favorite posts are your poetry, your essays, and especially if they're about your family. Bonus points if they're funny. Oh - and the Centus. I like that too. Who's kidding who? I like it ALL.
When/if I get time to post again this week, I'll link to your giveaway! Lovely prizes, all.

PS - I AM coming to San Francisco to interview after all! I'm not sure on the date or timing so we'll see if we can squeeze anything in - right now I feel like my hair's on fire. Start chilling the ice cream sandwiches, though, just in case.

Em said...

Have been a follower for 2 1/2 years!!!! Yahoo sue!!! My favorite posts of yours are when you give wisdom and insight about life. Always keeps me coming back!

Lisa H. said...

Congrats on your 800th post! I always appreciate your frequent visits to my blog and your comments. It is a joy to see your smiling face next to the comment.

I haven't been in the 'blogsphere' long enough to know which type of post I prefer from you, but I always could use a laugh. So, I'll choose HUMOR.

Renegades said...

Congrats on your 800 post.

Renegades said...

I am a follower.

I enjoy your poems.

sayer13 said...

You betcha....I'm definitely a follower of your blog. Have been for some time!

sayer13 said...

I enjoy the mix of everything that you put on your blog. It makes it all an interesting read. I wouldn't change a thing.

Kristin said...

A follower - Oh! Yes I am :)

How can I possibly choose which post I like best . . . love the poems and essays, and love to vicariously experience your travels . . . don't think I can decide . . nope!

Kristin

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Sue I can't believe you have done 800 post in two and half months. WOW I am in awe of that alone. lol
Of course I follow you and it is hard to say which I prefer since I look forward to anything you write.
I suppose your essays would be it if I were forced to choose.
Wish I had been over here sooner to have this on my sidebar but I am off now to do it
Love
Maggie

cj Schlottman said...

Sue, I love your poems, and, of course, your Saturday Centus posts. They are my favorites, but coming to this conclusion felt a little bit like having to choose a favorite grandchild!

Namaste..........cj

Joyful Noise said...

My favorite posts that you write are your essays. Mainly just because you write about me and my life, only I am not a good writer.

I also love your reviews, poetry, family stuff (who doesn't love to be a fly on the wall in someone else's life?).

I guess I just like reading your blog. Which is why I am a follower. Please enter me two times in your wonderful drawing!

Your giveaways have better odds than the lottery!

Lesley said...

I just started following you this morning... which means, I've just discovered your blog so, as far as what kind of posts I enjoy... what is it they say? "Variety is the spice of life..." Did I say that right? Happy 800th. I think I have some catching up to do :-)

Lisa Loo said...

I love your family and humor blogs best with your poetry and fast 2nd. And I have been a follower since pretty close to the beginning. My favorite thing? The picture of little Bryce In A Basket that you have had on your sidebar--just love that--isn't that odd????

Sue said...

Little Bryce in a basket is one of my favorite things, too!

;)

VK said...

Hard to believe your in the 800's for posts. Very prolific I might say. Still enjoyable to keep up with too.
Thanks!

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