I love blogging…

You might already know this, but I enjoy blogging. I find it so neat that I can just write about random topics on my mind, and about 5 (or more) people are actually interested in what I have to say!

I also enjoy reading blogs. I find so many other bloggers to be the coolest people ever. In fact, as much as I’d love to go to get togethers or conferences to meet other bloggers, I have a feeling the introvert in me would show up and make me a quiet, starstruck weirdo. It happens. I sort of think of bloggers as mini celebs. Y’all are crazy cool!

Anywho, lately, I’ve noticed that I’ve gotten a bit of a stage fright in my blogging. I start writing and wonder if y’all will hate me or find me lame. After looking through old entries and thinking about the fundamentals, it made me remember that I blog because it gives ME the warm fuzzies. If people grow to hate me, they can simply unsubscribe, right? It’s not like y’all will throw my gym bag in dog poop…heh.

So, this month, I’m going back to the basics. I’m blogging everyday this month, since it’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). I hope my AP English IV teacher never finds my blog though. I think she enjoyed writing large “C”s or “D”s on my papers. Sorry Mrs. Thompson…my below average writing has made its way on the Internet. :-P

Hope y’all don’t hate me after this month. :) I have quite a few great bloggity ideas in store!

Another reason I love blogging? The freebies/giveaways!

Y’all…before blogging, I never really won anything. Ok, I lie. I won a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant in 5th grade, because I made the winning poster for nutrition awareness month in elementary school……

Ok, ok.

And maybe I won kids bingo ONCE at my Dad’s company bingo day. $20 Walmart gift card…mmhmm! I bought some major Jane make-up with that…anyone remember that line?

Anyway, since I got into reading the 241 blogs that I read regularly, I’ve gotten hooked on entering giveaways. It’s free to enter, and EVERYONE has the same chances, so why not?!

October was a pretty lucky month for me! I won two pretty awesome things…Christmas in October, for sure!

Check this out…I won a RoadID bracelet from Krista of Commitment is Liberating. RoadID offers bracelets and other items to help ID you in case something bad happened while you were exercising outside. I like to always prepare for the worst…I’ve been known to pass out in high heat, so this was a wonderful prize to win. Thanks Krista for hosting!

RoadID

RoadID 1

You didn’t think I’d leave my information on the Internet, did ya? Ok, well I’ll away that I’m O neg….no worries, I donate this ”universal donor” blood regularly. Good karma.  :)

As you may know, I don’t necessarily run marathons, but I am getting back into an exercise routine and just having this on me will make me feel a little more safe while exercising in the great outdoors. :)

I won another giveaway too, though. Complete opposite of fitness…baking goodies! I read a blog called Baby Loving Mama. It’s a pretty huge blog, where she gives away items ALL.THE.TIME. I started reading when she gave away a Coach bag around last Christmas. I’m not into designers, but I figured I’d enter and just probably would have gifted this to my Coach obsessed sister had I won. (Sister of the Year award, anyone?)

Anyway, she had a LIVE giveaway last week. Neat idea…all the readers comment back and forth (this time it was about Halloween baking, since it was a Wilton giveaway) and you have to be a certain commenter, like commenter #100. I didn’t think I would win, but I thought I’d start commenting about royal icing and other fun cookie things. Lo and behold, I won the first prize! Look at all of this baking stuff! Most of it will have to wait until next year…sadly I was sick towards the end of last week. No baking for me.

Wilton Giveaway

Or maybe coworkers will get super late Halloween baked goodies…hmm.

What do y’all like about blogging? :)

Comments

  1. Whoa, great wins! Congrats. It’s funny, I also wonder sometimes if people read my blog because of the lack of comments, and then I read your post and realize that I blog cuz I love it, and if people read my blog than that’s the cherry on top.

    I know I don’t blog alot of personal stuff, and maybe that’s why my readers (if i have more than 5) rarely comment, but I think this month I will try and put myself outthere (though I know the husband won’t necessarily approve)

    I love the blogging world and how many “friends” I’ve made along the way. I just find there is not enough time in a day to read all the great blogs, and I find wasting part of my day reading my google reader. I tell you 24 hours in a day is not enough!!!

  2. I won my first giveaway a few weeks ago and now I feel like all I do is enter contests! Haha.

    In the end, I really blog for myself. It’s like my online journal and I’m just keeping track of my life and all the semi-interesting/boring things I do. :D

  3. I’m looking forward to your month of posting! I think I’ve won one giveaway online–well, two if you count your craft-it-forward thing (which I still need to do, btw!), and it was a magnet set on Jenna’s blog when she did a ton of giveaways. I enter them whenever possible though, cuz like you, I figure we all have the same chance!

    Can’t wait to see what the month has in store for your blog posts!

  4. I love blogging for the warm fuzzy feeling too! :)

    And giveaways! Although I’ve yet to win anything from a blog yet. You’ve got some serious good luck!

  5. I’m so glad you’re doing NaBloPoMo too! I love reading your blog :)

    I am a SUCKER for an online giveaway as well! I won YOURS! ;) I’ve also managed to pick up a hair piece, and 2 garters during my wedding planning days! I am super duper jealous of your Wilton giveaway win…that is so awesome…

  6. LOVE your winnings!!! Nothing is better than unexpectedly winning a giveaway. And ps I can’t have the Wilton melts in my house BECAUSE I STRAIGHT UP EAT THEM. Super nom.

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