Tuesday, October 25, 2011

5 years = 5 giveaways

In some ways I can't believe that it's been five years since I started blogging.....but that feeling quickly fades when I start scrolling back through the 675 posts that have been written since then. So many different projects, workshops, books, travels, colours, tools and ideas since that October day – it's almost amazing, in a way, that it's only been 5 years.

I had no idea when I started blogging how much I would love it. Or how motivating it would be. It's helped me to be more productive and encouraged me to take a lot more photographs than I ever did before. It's provided me with a tangible record of my making, doing, and thinking.....even though I don't always share everything here.

I don't really spend a lot of time thinking about who is reading my blog, so it amazes me that people from 108 different countries have visited here in the past 3 years. I am surprised every time I meet someone for the first time and they tell me that they read my blog. Somehow I tend to think that it's only just my family and close friends, and the handful of people who comment....although Google Analytics shares a different picture.

To help me say a great big Thank You to everyone who comes and spends a bit of time here, I will be giving away a few things at the end of next week. There will be 5 giveaways in all– one for each year of blogging – and each giveaway has its own separate post, below. Because I love comments and I want to find out a little more about you, the readers, you need to leave a comment and include your answer to the question(s). Readers are encouraged to leave a comment on any or all (or none :-D) of these giveaway posts....do as you see fit.

On Thursday November 3rd, I will randomly draw names for each of the five giveaways (using only the comments from the applicable post), and announce all the recipients names on Friday November 4th.

All readers are welcome to comment – the only thing that I ask is that you check back here on the 4th to see if you are one of the lucky ones. I want to get the parcels out quickly, so I will need the winners' mailing addresses ASAP (and I'd really like to mail any US parcels when I go to Shelburne the following week....for faster delivery and cheaper postage).

Good luck.....and thanks again!