Hello everyone!! So, I’m actually late with my own blog anniversary, but I promise to make up for it! Hahaha December 11, 2012 was actually the anniversary that I published my first post- ONE YEAR!! :) I’ve had such a crazy year but even with the bad, I wouldn’t trade it because it made me love the good so much more! But first, I wanted to show you a little something. If you subscribe to any wordpress bloggers you’ll see I’m not the only one showing you this :)
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 12,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 20 years to get that many views.
Click here to see the complete report.
I’m going to show you some screenshots I took while reading this review…
This is so humbling to me as I’ve gotten people from 99 countries!!! That’s crazy!! I’m a small town South Louisiana country girl who really never travelled before this last year! :) HEY EVERYONE FROM MY 99 COUNTRIES!!!
Jean if I didn’t know how much awesome you are full of, WordPress actually put it on record!!! I’m totally in awe of your love! THANK YOU for being the coolest follower EVER!!! Ps, Jean is so awesome, she got me a PERSONALIZED SIGNED copy of Daughter of Smoke and bones by Lani Taylor- HOW TOTALLY FANTASTIC IS SHE!!! I scared the neighbors when I opened that package as I got sooooo excited :) I have something extra special for you in that package going out this week!
I took this picture a few nights ago, this is me and my mommy! Without her, I literally wouldn’t be alive, but I promise you- I got the BEST parent package in my mom. She is always so strong for everyone else that you forget she’s human, and not a saint! Out of all the things in the world, my mom is my most prized possession :) There’s never enough words to say everything I love my mom for but I LOVE YOU MOMMY!!
This year was hard for my mom, losing our Koda Bear, but that is Penny in her Santa outfit, which she hated and chewed immediately!! Hahaha she is bad too, as she is always finding EVERY SINGLE MUD PUDDLE and must play in it!! But she loves to swim in the pond so at least she kinda cleans herself off! She actually RAN THROUGH WET CEMENT when they were pouring my slab for my house. It was hilarious as all the workers were trying to catch her and she thought it was too fun! She was covered in cement! Luckily me and my mom got her cleaned quickly! LOL I do love me some Penny, and she loves her big sister right back! :)
So with this said, I’m going to have several things to give away! I’m going to take everything I have left- minus a few things I’m keeping for me- from Authors After Dark 2012 in NOLA, and split it into multiple swag packs!! Yep, I’m gunna give almost everything away!! I’m also going to add a few extra things to the giveaway, but I can’t list them just incase those few things fall through :) I’m hoping to pull about 10-15 winners!! Yeah a whole bunch!! :) and some will be international and some will be US. Some of the heavier swag packs will have to stay US, but I’ve got signed bookmarks and cups and bags and magnets and tshirts and all kind of light weight things to give internationally so, all are welcome, and if I can’t ship something affordably, I’ll send you a gift card or book from the Book Depository! :)
If you happen to be one of my favorite author or publisher people and you wanna help out, you hit me up!! I’ll make sure to promote it :)
So, HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! :) I will continue to spread this giveaway around for the month of January! And if you spread it around and let me know that, I’ll give you extra entries!
To enter:Leave me a comment of some sort, tell me something, like what you’re thankful for this last year, or what you look forward to this coming year, or a resolution you hope to keep…. I dunno, whatever is on your mind at the moment! :) or whatever you want to tell me!! Or if you have a question- I’m actually quite honest- my mommy tells me bluntly so- so I’ll answer something you may want to know but never wanted to ask!
To each and every one of you reading this- THANK YOU!! Blogging has given me some wonderful friends and I can’t believe the wonderful things life can bring you. And it’s help me heal a few- well many- of my heartbreaks and wounds. One day, I’ll maybe tell you about them :)
To each author who has let me read and promote their books- THANK YOU a million times over!! Books have become a therapy to me as I love it, but I also need it, to keep sane! :) I will forever be grateful for what you do!!
I wish you all the most of your Heart’s desire! happy New Year everyone!! :) and happy reading! I will leave you with some fun pictures :) Later my gators!!