8.9.10

Spring has sprung. And a giveaway!

Pink!

Flowers are beginning to bloom in my garden, and my blog is in blossom too. I am so excited to have 100 followers here on Wellington Road. You are clever, talented, amazing people, and I am grateful that you keep coming back for more of my neurotic whining and navel-gazing.

I started my journey on Wellington Road without a map. I just wanted to ramble on about whatever was on my mind. So my blog was about where I happened to be in my life. (Basically, I wanted a place to complain and whinge.)

Since I have been writing publicly on this blog, I have been reminded that a writer really wants to charm or entertain an audience—to try to make a difference in some small way.

You all have made a difference in my life. You have encouraged me, laughed with me, and inspired me. I really appreciate it.

I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway to say "thank you" and so I’m having a drawing for a NZ$40 Amazon gift card. (Or, if you live in New Zealand, and you prefer it—a $40 Whitcoulls gift card.)

"I wish I could give something to everyone," I said to Adam.

“Are you crazy?” Adam asked.

You need only to be a follower and leave a comment. One entry per person, please. Entries close Saturday at 6pm (NZST). I’ll put your comments in a random number generator and name the winner in a post that I will try very hard to write on Sunday.

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Edited to add. There are no hoops to jump through. You don't need to suck up to me in the comments (but you can if you want to). The giveaway is open to all, local and international.

31 comments:

Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...

Congrats on the 100 followers :-) I love reading your blog!

Aliceson said...

I'm jealous of your springtime flowers! Ours are dying and the air has a chill in it. Fall is here in the US!

Awesome about the 100 followers and the GIVEAWAY! Very exciting!

Lisa said...

I am so glad we've had a chance to meet out here in the blogosphere. Adam's question made me laugh because I figure the answer is something like, aren't all bloggers a little crazy?

TechnoBabe said...

One of the things I like about reading your posts is you are just real. Not fancy shmancy or uppity. Just real. Adam makes sense.

Happy Frog and I said...

Adam's response made me laugh, sounds like the sort of thing my other half would say! I really enjoy your posts as you know, well done on reaching 102 followers at the time of writing this. I'm afraid you may have a bit of a wait till I get to do a give away!

Lovely flower too. :-)

Ann said...

I am glad spring is springing for you. I think in Auckland we just have the wet and the dry and we're in the wet... I so enjoyed your daily struggle to write last month - some of the posts I most enjoyed were the ones where you said nothing much at all. Cleverly written, always. And I am not sucking up to you (Australian phrase I think) for your gift card. Honest!

Kathleen said...

Happy Spring to you! Congratulations on 100 followers, how cool :) And how lovely of you to have a giveaway!

:) Kathleen

bernthis said...

Following and commenting my darling. I would love to come to your part of "town" one day. How long have you lived there now?

Andrea D said...

just started following your blog
look frward to reading your posts
andrea d
check out my blog too on my page

drea8685@yahoo.com
thanks for entering me

sarah said...

You're up to 104 now! I'm glad to have found your blog! That picture is absolutely beautiful!

Thanks for making a give away that's not about 8 billion tweets and scavenger hunts through your blog. I appreciate it! :-)

drlori71 said...

Congratulations on 100 followers! I hope you have a wonderful spring :-)

Domestic Executive. said...

You most definitely cheer me up with your posts and tweets. Keep them coming. I'm not sure I'd like to feel the pressure of 100 followers but well done for building a loyal readership. Count me in!

Anonymous said...

Always enjoy your blogs and tweets. Nice to see kiwis & kiwi way of life from another perspective.

injaynesworld said...

Congrats on cracking the 100 mark. I'd love to be included in the Amazon giveaway. I've got about 6 books in my "shipping cart" just waiting for a way to pay for them. ;) Thanks so much.

MFA Mama said...

Congrats! Also: I am SO jealous of those gorgeous flowers!

Heather said...

but I rather like jumping through hoops! ;-) Congrats on the 1-0-0!

Andrea said...

Is family included? xoxo I did try send you a cup of coffee..

Cowtown Pattie said...

Congrats! Living in New Zealand! How cool is that?

Be back here often!

From AA to NZ said...

Congratulations! Miss the flowers .... and you. (No worries, other loyal followers, I'm pretty sure the author's mother is ineligible for giveaways - royalties, not so certain!)

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

One of the best things about blogging for me has been the opportunity to connect with other expats in New Zealand. I'm so glad I found out about your blog, and I look forward reading much more!

Vodka Mom said...

that shot is GORGEOUS. I love my garden- one of my favorite places.........

millie mirepoix said...

Hooray for springtime! And 100 followers too. I'm pretty much repeating what's already been said by all the commenters, but I love reading your blog, often having a quiet chuckle at your witty & sometimes self-deprecating style... keep it up!! :)

darsden said...

Happy Spring to you and pick me :-)

Ann Imig said...

Congrats on 100! It's been a pleasure meeting you, and I appreciate your bloggy support!

The Empress said...

What an inspiration idea. I'm going to copy it.

I LOVE THIS!!

Count me in, giftcard or not, as a faithful, devoted, admiring follower.

I love Wellington Road.

harmzie said...

I love your blog! Even if I don't always comment.

Thanks for being here for us!

Neil said...

All I want to do is WIN! But hi, anyway. Love your blog.

Laurie said...

Pick me, pick me! Or am I disqualified because I'm family? Congrats on all of your followers and I'm impressed with all of the postings you managed to do last month. I can't even get it together to write anything beyond a grocery list!

Kirsten said...

I was linked to you by VodkaMom, and I'm very glad that she did! Congratulations! <3 And I envy your spring -- I'm halfway around the globe in the U.S., and fall is approaching. Or not, as it's still boiling hot and summer-like here. I do miss spring.

Sarah (Chez Lee) said...

Congratulations! Count me in! Finger's crossed x So nice of you and happy blogging :)

Café Chick said...

Congratulations on reaching (and passing) this achievement with your blog! I love spring time; it's my favourite season. How can anyone not smile at the sight of apple blossom, baby duckies and sunshine? :-)