Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blogoversary Giveaway!

Two more weeks! I can't believe it! When I first started blogging, I had no idea what I was doing or what I was getting myself into. I quickly caught on to how things worked in the blogosphere by checking out other blogs and asking questions. Bloggers are such friendly people, always happy to help and share their knowledge! So now, as my first blogoversary fast approaches, these are the top 5 things I've learned about book blogging:

1. The blogosphere is HUGE! I've realized that non-readers have no idea how big this world is, how strong our voices are and how much we influence the book market.
2. Blogging can feel like a full-time job. My mind is always working the critic angle: always on the look-out for things to share with my followers and making sure I get the news out in a timely fashion.

3. You want followers? You'll have to go out and get them! Yes, some will find you on their own but mostly it's up to you to go out and promote your blog by following or commenting on other blogs or using great sites like The YA Blogosphere or The YA Book Blog Directory.
4. It's not always easy to articulate why you love a book in such a way that encourages other people to read it. Sometimes I just want to post: 
"This book was awesome! You should read it!"

5. I don't have enough eyes or hands to read all the books in my TBR pile!
Now let's get to the good part! THE GIVEAWAY!! YAY! I wish I could offer a crap load of books and multiple winners and a whole buncha swag but this prize will be coming out of my own pocket so the limit is one winner - one book.

I will buy the winner one book of their choice!!
Limit is $20.00USD
Here are the rules:
1. You must be a follower to enter - USA entries only please as I cannot ship internationally.
2. To officially enter you must leave a comment on this post or any other post. Please be sure to mention the comment is your giveaway entry.
3. Spread the word! It is not required but much appreciated! Copy my Blogoversary pic and tweet it, post it or just tell a friend!

You have two weeks to enter (ends March 5th at midnight) and the winner will be announced on my blogoversary, March 6th! So think about what book you want and enter to win!

On a side note, I have a a new cover to share with you! Supernaturally by Kiersten White!

I love the warm colors and the way the models hair seems to glow against them. What do you think of it?


Jess said...

Congrats on your upcoming blogoversary Elaine! I would totally enter if I was in the US.

And I totally agree with all the things about book blogging, esp. number 2 and 4!

Lexie said...

I would love to enter your giveaway. Congrats on the blogoversary! I am a GFC follower (Lexie@BookBug)I put our button on my blog at

Elaine said...

Thanks for entering Lexie and good luck! And sorry Jess :( Wish I could do international - maybe next time!

Orchid said...

Congrats on your first year of blogging. I definitely agree with the top five things about blogging, especially 1,2 and 4.
Here's to another year. ^_^

Thanks for the great contest, I'd love to be entered.

GFC follower (Orchid)!/HauntedOrchid/status/40899899843280896

hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

WulfLuva said...

Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway! I follow viz GFC as oreo_93.

oreo_93 at hotmail dot com

A Modern Bard said...

I would Love to enter your giveaway! Follower ID: (AModernBard).
Congratulations on your blogoversary!

AModernBard said...

I would love to enter your giveaway! Follower ID: AModernBard.
Congratulations on your blogoversary!

Christi said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! I'm a follower and would love to be entered in the contest!

latishajean said...

Thank you so much I would like to enter your giveaway!Im a GFC and twitter follower/latishajean Congrats on your blogoversary :)

Elaine said...

Thank you guys for entering and following me! Good luck everyone!

Dawn said...

Great advice, I was looking for advice when I found you! :)

LindsayWrites said...

congrats on the blogoversary! new follower!! this is a great prize! =]


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