Contest! YAY!

I just realized the other day how close to 100 followers we are. Wow! Whoda thunk?

I think the best part of having 88 followers is how many #5MinuteFictioners it brings around every Tuesday.

So let’s get some more. What do you say?

Generally that means a contest. Now, we’re all bookish and writerly people around here, so the expected prize would be a book. But who wants to do what’s expected? We want to have something original, right?

This will definitely be original. One of a kind, in fact. Because the winner of this contest will receive a hand knit accessory of their choice. That’s right, knit by me. Probably while I’m holding a book open with my foot, reading and knitting at the same time. (I got skillz.)

The winner will get to name the item (scarf, gloves, handwarmers, hat, socks, beer cozy) and color and I’ll produce the requested prize. Sound good?

photo by user phidauex on Flickr

Oh, and a book too. ‘Cause, I know you really want one. But I get to pick. :p

I just finished Brent WeeksThe Black Prism and loved it. So if you prefer fantasy, that’s the prize. If you’re more a sci-fi fan, how about Across the Universe by Beth Revis?

Now. How to win. Well, let’s see. Just earn as many entries as possible and pray to the random number generator gods. Here’s how to earn:

  • Follow this blog: 3 point
  • Current blog follower: 1 point
  • Follow me on Twitter: 2 points
  • Current Twitter Follower: 1 points
  • Refer a new follower: 3 points
  • Tweet about the contest: 1 point per day (must use @leahpetersen or I won’t see/count it)
  • Blog about the contest: 5 points (please provide url)
  • NEW! Become a fan of my new Facebook page for 5 entries.

Post your total number of entries below. I’ll add additional tweets as they come through my stream.

Contest will close Feb 27th (’cause that’s my birthday.) Here’s the cool part, if on that date I have:

  • 100 followers: one grand prize winner DONE!
  • 125 followers: one grand prize winner and one runner up to receive a knitted item
  • 150 followers: one grand prize, one first place, and one second place, to receive a $5 Amazon gift card.

Sound like a plan? Then let’s do this thing!

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24 Responses to Contest! YAY!

  1. Let’s see. I’m a twitter follower. 1
    new blog follower. 3
    hard to know if I’ll refer anyone. hmmm.
    Tweeted a link to contest. 1

    That’s 5 points for me. So far. Sure would like a new scarf…

  2. Ahem. I just blogged about it. 5 more points for me, please.

    http://thatneilguy.blogspot.com/2011/01/unexpected.html

  3. Andy says:

    Hi Leah

    A cool contest. I think I have:
    new blog follower: 3 points
    new twitter follower: 2 points
    tweet about the contest: 1 point per day (must use @leahpetersen or I won’t see/count it)
    So 6 points – I’ll take that!

    Will keep an eye on the 5min fiction as well, sounds cool.

    Cheers Andy

  4. Welcome Andy! #5MinuteFiction is today at 1:30, so stop by if you can.

    And hello again, Neil. πŸ™‚

  5. new blog follower: 3 points
    current twitter follower: 1 point
    tweet about the contest: 1 point per day

    I was following the #5minutefiction blog. I guess this is different. πŸ™‚

    my total= 5 points!

    Hand Warmers? (whistle) Faaaaaaaancy. I can only do scarves.

  6. Welcome “back”, Monica. I moved from the blogspot not too long ago, and I know you were following that one. The hand warmers are a bit tricky in that you have to learn to use double pointed needles. But the jump from scarves to anything else wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be.

  7. Have tweeted several times. *coughcough* And just tweeted again. #justsayin

  8. Tony Noland says:

    Nice contest idea, Leah.

    Current twitter follower -1
    Tweeted link – 1
    New blog follower – 3

    That’s 5 for me.

  9. Woo hoo! We’re over 100! And, um, I tweeted again today.

  10. Bronwynk says:

    Current twitter follower -1
    Tweeted link – 1
    New blog follower – 3

    That’s 5 for me.

  11. Welcome aboard Bronwynk! Already a 5MinuteFiction veteran. πŸ™‚

  12. Let’s see…

    Current Twitter follower – 1
    Tweeted about the contest – 1
    New blog follower – 3

    That only gives me as much points as many of the others! I’ve got to get tweeting if I’m gonna get some sweet sweet knitting.

  13. *waves at Eric as she records his points*

    On a related note, I’m reading and knitting today. I call it research and investment in my writing career. At least, that’s what I tell my husband. πŸ˜‰

  14. New blog follower: +3
    New twitter follower (@Sachula): +2
    Will Blog about Contest at http://jdwrites.com (To be posted on 1/31/11 @10:30 am EST): +5
    Tweet about the contest: Not sure how many this will come to.

    Current Total: 10 and counting

    Thanks for offering such a cool contest!! I’ve heard about the #5minutefiction, but I’m always too caught up in the day job to sit and write then. Maybe someday I’ll be lucky enough to have some time to submit. πŸ™‚

  15. That’s lotsa points. πŸ™‚ Welcome, JD. I hope you make it for 5minfic one day.

  16. Jeff Pfaller says:

    * new blog follower: 3 points (really, I should get negative for not being one already πŸ™
    * current twitter follower: 1 point
    * tweet about the contest: 1 point per day (must use @leahpetersen or I won’t see/count it)
    * blog about the contest: 5 points http://jeffpfaller.com/2011/01/win-fabulous-prizes-from-leah-petersen

  17. Ashley Holt says:

    current blog follower so +3 for me!!

    great giveaway!!!

  18. Ashley Holt says:

    i meant new blog follower

  19. Corinne says:

    Hello! Congrats on 100+ followers! I am #113. I am also having a 100 followers celebration, but my knitting skills = scarfs for all, so I’m just doing some books and swag and cookies!! πŸ™‚

    I have 10 points so far:
    Facebook = 5
    New Follower = 3 (how was I not following!?)
    Twitter Follower = 1
    Tweet this baby = 1 (so far)

    Awesome contest. Would LOVE me some handwarmers and The Black Prism. πŸ™‚

  20. Welcome aboard, Corinne! I just finished Brent Weeks’ first trilogy and loved it too.

  21. Already a twitter follower, joined the FB page, and one single, lonely tweet. πŸ™‚

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