So what is it?
As a way to reward followers, I've decided to start a year-round contest. Don't worry! I'll have multiple chances for commenter's to win a book throughout the year.
Who can enter?
Right now, only US residents. I'll let you know if there is any change, though.
How do you enter?
1. Leave a comment on this post with your email, if you plan on committing to this first contest.
2. Comment away on all other posts I make! Every legitimate comment you make counts as an entry. At the end of the cutoff date, I will take every follower who commented on 80% or more of my posts (For example, I have 30 posts, and you comment on 27 of them. You will be one of the people in the running to win) and have a random drawing for the winner.
note: For those of you who are shy to putting your email on this post, you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with Comment=Love in the subject box, and tell me that you would like to enter.
What is a legitimate comment?
Anything that is a sentence, at least. If you comment only the word"Awesome" and nothing else, then that comment will not count. And please note, do not comment hundreds of times on a single post. I will only take five extra comments (so if I have 30 posts, and you comment on all 30, and have 7 more comments, I'll take 5 of those extra seven).
These comments can be positive about the review/interview, or negative. But remember to be respectful.
When does this contest end?
For the first part of this contest, the cutoff date is October 23rd. After that date, the contest is still open for the next cutoff date to win. And the next, and the next. I'll let you know each time when the cutoff date for winning is.
When can I enter?
Anytime. All you need to do is backtrack a little, and make sure you leave your email on this post so I know you're entering.
The first post I'm counting as a part of this first contest will be my Looks Interview with Madeleine George (below this post). Start there, and keep checking in for more posts!
What do I win?
If you win this first contest, you'll get your choice of any YA book you want, as long as it's under $20 (which I doubt will be a problem, since the most expensive one's seem to be 17.99).
So why am I doing this contest? I wanted to do something where I could reward followers, people who do show up and comment. This way, by commenting on my posts, you might actually receive something in return. This contest is about spreading some comment love, hopefully on other blogs you run across as well.
Any questions, comments, concerns? Email me at email@example.com . I would be happy to elaborate on anything for you.
If you don't have any questions, then get commenting and make me regret having to sift through all of the comments next month!
***As a side note, I would like to say that my heart goes out to all of you who lost someone on 9/11.***