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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Win $25 Dollars For Reading and Commenting!


Today and running through June 15th I will be keeping a running track of blog entry comments and that person with the most comments (of substance) will win $25 to be paid via PayPal from me to them! (Comments on older entries ARE allowed!)

We did this last month and it was a huge hit and our winner was Debbie P.

You can do whatever you want with your money you don't have to spend it on the site. You don't have to spend it on handmade, although you know you want to!

Giveaways from Handmade Businesses during this contest welcome!

Let's put some steam back into the blog. Go Handmade Guru!

Say hello if you're reading! Give me the steam to continue! :P

64 comments:

Tami said...

I'm here. Just found you today via Entrecard. This sounds like a great idea. I'm game! :)

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

TWENTY-FIVE BUCKS!!! Whoot! More fuel for my handmade addiction:-D

Heather said...

Hi Kimberly! I've been reading, just haven't been commenting a lot! Love the new look of the blog site!

Heather said...

Crap, I spelled your name wrong...sowwy!

Roz Andrews said...

I know what you mean about a lack of comments! I find it a bit de-moralizing too, if I'm blogging away and don't get any comments!

~Kimberly said...

I just started following you on twitter today!

Campbell said...

I'm here and check in most every day-lost a couple of days last week following the removal of my gallbladder, but I'm slowly, but surely, on the road to recovery and am hoping to be sending in some items for future boxes within a month or two. I love your site and how you spotlight the Handmade community!!

Anna
www.annasplaceofholding.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Hi, I to read your blog eveyday and enjoy it and the goodies I have rec'd from the boxes. I don't always have time to comment. This is a fab incentive to, thanks..

Laura said...

Hi, Kimberly, so sorry I haven't been commenting lately. My mom was visiting for me for about 10 days, so I wasn't on the computer much. She just left this past Saturday. I've also been job hunting. I'll get back into the swing of things soon. I haven't forgotten about you by any means.

Laura said...

Sorry, Kimberlee, I made the same spelling mistake. By the way, I also love the new look of the blog!

KPP said...

I would totally love $25--I have a hankering to buy more pretty handmade stitch markers (for knitting) instead of cheapo plastic ones from the store (don't want to break down and get ugly cheapo ones)...but I feel like I should have magic money in my paypal account first. Which I should have had some this past weekend, but a craigslist deal appears to have fallen through. Alas!

Jelene said...

I'm here!! I posted a link to you blog too and posted my project wonderful ad!!

Hugs!!
Jelene
http://jelene.vox.com

Jennifer said...

A very fun contest!! I read all your entries, but rarely comment...now I will comment more!!

Jeweltrinkets said...

Awhile back, I was made aware that I needed to spend more time with my family rather than online. there was no neglect, but yet more of me was needed. So now I limit my time online and have not visited the many places I used to. Had to make things balanced and prioritize more. I love what you have done with Handmade Guru, and love the layout too. Excellent!

Roy -n- Cheri said...

Hey! Love your blog! Just found it today and I bought my first Black Box. AND-I am one of the contributors for May! VERY EXCITED!!!!

Vanessa said...

Hello!! I'm reading :) What a generous offer!

tstept2 said...

Very fun idea! Look forward to following along!

Tami Steptoe
www.DesignsbyTami.etsy.com

The Handmade Guru said...

I love all the comments here gals! Thanks for stopping by and showing me you're here. :)

Karen D. said...

Sending lots of love your way!!! I LOVE buying handmade, so I'm n board all the way!!!!!

Nightowl Mama said...

awwww hugs. I too feel like I've been talking to my self lately. I think now that the nice weather is up and going people are starting to get out. Hope you get some bloggy comments to fill up your pages.

Ricki said...

This is so cool that you now have your own domain. WTG!

Soapbuddy said...

Way to go and congrats on the domain!
Irena

Momwithahook said...

$25 dollars in paypal just for loving handmade? Yikes, Yah, I'll I give it a go. I really like the new design especially your logo.

I haven't really tried the Black Boxes before but have tried sampler and found it to be a great way to see a variety of products up close.

I would think with a name Handmade Guru you would get some guest bloggers for your blog that would speak with topics your readers are interested in.

First how about getting someone like Michelle of TheSmallBusinessMuse.com to share some of her marketing tips with your readers. Second, you can introduce your readers to a number of Blog Tips (i.e. Set a schedule, Write from your heart, How to get followers and subscribers). Third, a Blog giveaway (ad space) is always a good route to go.

Hope this sparks some ideas in your head as well as anyone reading. It should be interesting to see how this will turn out.

P.S. I'll be posting the Paypal giveaway on my blog as well as AmityMama so Hopefully you'll see traffic and many more posts to give your Blog the LOVE it deserves.

Alicia said...

Hello :) Thanks for commenting on my blog. I enjoyed reading through yours.

Tip-Tops said...

Hello! This is my first time here...But I love reading blogs, so I'm sure I'll come back.

:0)

And I might contribute to the box very soon.

sweetpicklespottery said...

I am NOW Following you!! I LOVE Little Black Boxes... I cant wait to get next months!!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I think that's a wonderful way to increase blog readership! If you want to do a giveaway, let me know :) I'll donate something!

Nightowl Mama said...

R u coming back to post anything new?? Hope your doing ok.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I am a follower but you are not showing up on my google reader. That is odd!

And how in the world is this post dated May 14, 2009?

bizzycakes said...

Aww don't give up! And hello of course :) For some of us who have an LJ instead of a blogspot it's *kind of* a pain to leave comments, but I promise I'll say my piece more in the future. But tweeting at you is soooo much easier ;)

Wendy T. Gibson said...

Just found you ... and I may have a crush lol! What a great idea! Thank you! See ya around!

jacjewelry said...

The date for this post is May 14, 2009 - how did you do that? :)

Jingle said...

I'm sorry you are feeling neglected! That's not fun at all!

Pien said...

I was just passing by, but here some love form Holland

Rosanne said...

I love your Blog. I love the boxes (I prepaid for a year's worth!!) I have a hard time getting to your blog everyday so I now have them automatically forwarded to my email. Now I'll never miss one of your awesome suggestions!!

Nightowl Mama said...

are u reading any of these posts>>??

The Handmade Guru said...

Of course I am! What's up?

I have this post stuck at the top and all the new posts are under it. That's why the date is marked as May for this one and everything under it is new.

Lauren said...

I'm here and reading... Yay handmade!

Joni said...

Awww we're reading - honest :)

Lenox Knits said...

We're here! I'm sure this will bring us all out of the woodwork now. I'm all about free $, and you know I'll spend it on handmade!

Marlene aka LuckyDog said...

I love your blog! I follow it and you on twitter too!

dolls123 said...

Wow, very generous

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Krystyne said...

We are reading :)

EastCoastLife said...

First time reader. I came here through EC.

Shu Fen said...

Hello! Dropping by for the first time! :D

Have a happy sunday! :)

Cheers! ^^

Molly said...

Hiya Kim! Love your blog! I've found so many cool shops and products through you...I'm in on the commenting game, girl! :)

☆Willa☆ said...

count me in!! $25 will go a long way!! :)

marin said...

happy to be following!
i have yet to figure out how to leave comments from google reader, but I will definitely be reading every day:)

Colorado Catnip Toys said...

Hi,
I follow your blog all the time. I am a big supporter of The Little Black Box. Great way to get my catnip toys out to the many kitties.

shydub said...

Hi its my first time here inyour site found it of course at ebtrecard. That is such a great idea, giving rewards for the commenters.You have a nice blog and I see it even if you don't give any rewards to the commenters im sure lots of bloggers in the blogland following your blog and gave you some lovin even before. Of course who deosn't want any buck hehehe. Have a great day and have fun blogging.

Mommy Kennedy said...

What a creative and cool idea! Just found you today thru Entrecard (which I will drop mine shortly). Will be back tomorrow to look around more! (it's late now!)

Stop by and see me anytime. My blog needs some love too!

http://thefrugalkennedys.blogspot.com

Sassy Soaps N Such N Always Crafty 2 said...

Love your blog and the little black box too!
sandi

Britton said...

Ohhh, I just found your blog ... and I love it! Totally started following you :D

3 Little Monkeys said...

I feel the same way... I don't think I have but a couple (and I do mean a couple) of followers. But I am here and I'm reading:)

Buggys said...

Love the blog. Really like those picture frames by Second Line Frames! Beautiful.

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

aw, sorry to hear you are not feeling the love... things have been busy right now but I made sure to stop in and leave you a comment!

Kerri said...

I just found you. Was thinking about sending you some samples soon and wanted to check out the site.

urban craft said...

I love bloggers and this is really nice of your to giveaway actual cash. I would have commented even if you didn't. And no, I am not sucking up in hopes to win.

You rock, love the name.
Thanks!

Moxie said...

retweeted for you...good luck :)

http://twitter.com/moxiebeauty/

queenvanna said...

i'm buying more and more handmade as the months go on - so many high-quality beautiful items out there!

Kristen said...

Wow, $25 is a lot! I could really use the money.

I found this on Twitter from the Little Black Box. How exciting!

KPP said...

Wow! Another big giveaway! Very exciting!

Debbie said...

Glad you are going forward with this comment contest. Can't wait to get the box I won. Hopfully tomorrow would love to pamper myself with all the bath and body. Great blog, I read and try to comment everday.

Jeweltrinkets said...

I'm stopping in again, just to check out all these wonderful featured shops. Never cease to amaze me, you always find something unique