Friday, September 10, 2010

And Now For Something Completely Different...

He's a lumberjack, and he's OK!


Talli Roland is taking on Amazon December 1st! Visit her blog and sign up for the Blogsplash and take on Amazon!

VR Barkowski has an agent!! Congratulations!

Steph the Bookworm is holding an Int’l giveaway contest for her blogiversary! Visit her site for details.

The second annual Blogmania is coming September 15-16! Visit Luxury Reading for details and list of sponsors and happenings.

Alex J Cavanaugh is hosting a blogfest - Top 10 TV Shows - on September 20. Visit his blog for details and to sign up.

Shoveling in a Jo Storm is having a CSN $70 Store giveaway contest!!

Blogfest 2010 is this weekend, September 10-12. 200+ blogs are hosting giveaways!

Which leads me to…


It’s been yet another crappy summer with my mom in the hospital and several trips across the country. I’ve written next to nothing and some days even failed to check my blog.

But by some miracle, I have finally hit 300 followers!

Thank you, everyone. Spunky’s been a bad bloggy friend and commenter, but I am trying to get back into the groove. Hate it when I lose my groove!

How can I top my 200 followers giveaway? I gave away all five books of my series last time!

This time, instead of one winner, there will be three!!!

Leave a comment with your email address.
New followers - 1 point
Old followers - 3 points
Tweet, Sidebar, or other mention - 5 points

Three winners will be drawn at random. First person gets their choice of three books, second gets choice of two, and third gets choice of one. Sound fair?

This giveaway is open from today until September 26. Winners will be announced on the 28th.

Good luck and thank you everyone!


  1. Very cool! Count me in.
    I follow the blog. :)

  2. Thank you SO much for the shout-out! I'm so amazed and grateful for all the support bloggers are giving me.

    Ahem. Oscar speech over.

    Great contest - congrats on all your followers! My email: talliroland AT

  3. Thanks for keeping me up to date on the blogosphere, Diane! (And sorry if this posts twice...Blogger is acting up today).


  4. I would love to win your books for my son. Count me in.

    clarissadraper at gmail dot com

    Now, I'll go tweet this.

    Clarissa Draper from Listen To The Voices

  5. Such exciting events going on all over. Thanks for the great links. Congratulations on your 300 followers.

    Thoughts in Progress
    mcbookshelf at gmail dot com

  6. Congratulations on your 300 here's to the next.


  7. No need for apologies, Diane. Family is family and blogging is blogging. We must all keep that in perspective. Congrats on 300 followers. That's awesome.

  8. It's been so fun to watch my blogger friends advance in their writing careers. Another one I know just got a publishing contract. So cool! Woo hoo on 300 followers! Maybe I'll win a book this time!

  9. You are so welcome, Talli!

    Thanks everybody!

  10. Thanks for mentioning my blogfest. And congratulations! We both hit a big milestone this week.

  11. Great list of links this week! I knew about a couple, but several I didn't. And now I have the Lumberjack song in my head... it's responsible for my love of cross-dressers, you know... (and my theory about the death eaters... long story)

    So... old follower and I am Tweeting... (what's that, 9?)

  12. Nice shout out post, and great giveaway!

  13. Great contest Diane! You're such a sweetie! :)

    I'm an old follower and I'll tweet for you!

  14. Aw, thanks so much for the shout-out, Diane. And
    CONGRATS on 300 followers. Wow!!!

    Fabulous contest - count me in. I'm old and side-barring you. (I'm sure side-barring is in the dictionary, lol.)


  15. It is very difficult when you have an ill loved one...been there, done that.

    So, you shouldn't worry overmuch when you miss some days. And I understand about losing the groove. Blogging makes me feel connected and productive and creative....I'm glad it's working again. Your groove...

    Congratulations on the 300 milestone, wow!

  16. I'm in! Or is it on? Attached? :)


    I'm tweeting about your contest right now also.

  17. Wow! When Spunky gets her groove back, she really goes all out. I hope the last few days of summer are good ones for you and your mother. And congrats on all the followers!

  18. And Robyn Campbell is ready to query agents. ;)

    Cool contest. I'm in. I'm an old follower. Uh, that sounds...;)

    I'm tweetin' and puttin' it on my sidebar.

    Congrads on the big 300. YAY



    Putting Pen To Paper


  19. Hi Diane .. that's excellent you're promoting other bloggers and their successes or challenges .. and to be part of your 300 followers is just great ..

    Enjoy the weekend .. Hilary

  20. congrats!
    +3 old follower

  21. Hooray 300!! You deserve it. You make me feel bad that I don't have any give aways to celebrate my milestones in blogging. Well, my congratulations--you do a great job.

    Tossing It Out

  22. Cool. I'm feelin' lucky.


    Stephen Tremp

  23. Yay! Please enter me in!

    +3 old follower

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

  24. Congratulations on 300 followers!

    Do count me in for the giveaway- old follower + I just tweeted it.

    nuts246 (at) gmail dot com

  25. Oh, I love contests. I'm an "old" follower. I've also tweeted about your giveaway.
    email: beverlysmcclure (at)

  26. Congrats on so many followers, you deserve them, your blog is great!

    Please count me in the giveaway :)
    +3 I'm an old follower

    Thanks for the chance to win and congrats again!

  27. Count me in and congrats on the 300 followers!!! And for the links...I'm catching up on some very cool contests and happenings!

    +3 for an old follower
    wardkristi (at) hotmail (dot) com

    And my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family! Sending you lots of bloggy hugs!

  28. Just noticed I forgot my e-mail address...


  29. Nice! What a terrific giveaway. I'm an old follower +3

  30. Congrats on the followers! Sorry to hear it's been a rough summer. xox