Friday, January 30, 2009

Reed & Barton Giraffe Infant Spoon Giveaway: Contest Closed, Winner Announced

As promised, here is my first official giveaway! I'm offering a Reed & Barton, Giraffe baby spoon. I had originally bought this to go into a basket I was making for my friend when she had her baby over 2 years ago, but I recently found it in my office downstairs sitting on a shelf. Every time I look at it I realize how fast our little ones grow up. Isn't it amazing? My youngest is going to be 5 next month and my oldest is already 15. Anyway, enough of that…
Since I am relatively new to the blogging scene I want to get as much exposure as possible, so here is what you have to do to win:
  1. Leave a comment here telling me how to gain more (or any, for that matter) followers (1 entry). – (MANDATORY REQUIREMENT)

Want more chances? Please leave separate comments for each entry.



  1. Leave a comment here giving me ideas on how to make my blog better (1 entry). – (BONUS ENTRY)

  2. Subscribe to my blog (1 entry). – (BONUS ENTRY)

  3. Follow me on twitter (see my sidebar – 1 entry). – (BONUS ENTRY)

  4. Twitter about my giveaway. Make sure you include @lisasamples and the link to the giveaway. Leave me a post letting me know you twittered and what name you used (1 entry). – (BONUS ENTRY)

  5. Blog about my giveaway on your blog. Come back here and leave the link (2 entries). – (BONUS ENTRY)


I will pick the winner using a random number generator. This is open to all US residents. Deadline to enter is February 5th at 11:59 pm EST. I will announce the winner by February 6th. Please be sure to include your email address. If winner does not respond to email within 3 days a new winner will be drawn.



I am so excited about sharing this with you! Thank you and GOOD LUCK!

33 comments:

Deborah said...

I am not sure. Giveaways always make me go to a new site or having a link on someone elses site.

dlewis8664@google.com

Pierrette said...

Read blogs lots of them, leave comments lots of them and always remember to leave your url...

Pierrette from Wiseman Conspiracy

Pierrette said...

Oh I also started to follow you... would you do the same?

Pierrette from Wiseman Conspiracy

Pierrette said...

Looking forward to read your tweets...

Pierrette from Wiseman Conspiracy

Kathleen said...

Consider extra entries for blog followers, or do an exclusive giveaway for just followers. Or try a "follower exchange" where you follow someone and then ask them to follow you.

Kathleen said...

I'm following on Twitter under Katydidandkid

Kathleen said...

I added your contest link to my blog here

http://katydidandkid.blogspot.com/2009/01/weekend-contest-love.html

Dee said...

I have found the best way is to make it yours and personalize it! Go and visit other blogs and leave lots of comments! GOOD LUCK! :)

Jennifer said...

I am new to blogging to but one thing that's helped me the most isn't giveaways or anything like that, but really just following other people with similar interest, and commenting on their blogs! Good luck, and hope I win!

Jennifer said...

I'm following you now too!

valerie2350 said...

main entry - have a giveaway and give a bonus entry for followers :)

valerie2350 said...

1) offer email subscriptions (i can't keep track of things in my reader....often miss good stuff)

valerie2350 said...

reader subscriber ;)

valerie2350 said...

twitter follower
valerie2350

valerie2350 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/1170671107

valerie2350 said...

blog
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/02/momof2boys-baby-spoon-giveaway-2509.html

valerie2350 said...

blog 2
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/02/momof2boys-baby-spoon-giveaway-2509.html

Riannon said...

Leaving comments on other blogs often really helps!

Enter my "Spread the Blog-LOVE" may also help!http://momonamission2008.blogspot.com/2009/02/spread-blog-love.html

Riannon said...

Following you on Twitter: momonamission20

Aura said...

having lots of giveaways and posting comments on other blogs with a link to yours
aahaft at gmail dot com

Aura said...

I subscribed
aahaft at gmail dot ocm

Shelley said...

I would like to win for my friend Angela's new baby!

Shelley said...

I would say to improve it I would amp up the colors a bit, and maybe add some photos/buttons on your sidebar?

Courtney said...

subscribed!

Courtney said...

I'm following you on Twitter...@theappleofmyeye

Courtney said...

Tweeted your contest!

Carrie said...

i would suggest giveaways- and commenting on lots of other blogs with topics like yours. That's a great way to make blog friends!

free indeed said...

Do the giveaways and leave comments on other blogs...I often find a new site from links from other places. Once I get to the new site, it needs to have stuff on the main page that would interest me in wanting to keep coming back otherwise I enter and skiddadle. Tutorials, recipes, coupon finds and deals...if you have info I want, I'll subscribe or follow(I preferto subscribe by email as I too don't really end up with time to read my rss feeds. I love giraffs...

Cheryl said...

Offering a giveaway and linking it on another blog that does a giveaway roundup list is a good way to get new people to you blog. Leaving comments on other blogs helps, too. I prefer e-mail subscriptions to RSS feeds. I will sign up for e-mail but rarely for a RSS feed because I will never check on them.

Lisa P said...

Well I found that leaving lots of comments on other blogs, and following them they reciprocate

Lisa P said...

Im following your blog

Lisa P said...

im following you on twitter!

lindsayanng said...

Maybe you should update this thread to let people know that this contest has ended.. You dont have to delete the content, just post a bolded sentence saying it is over and that you can check back about new contests..

On another note, i do have a suggestion for your blog (even though the contest has ended)

It looks random, and I think its because there are no borders around your content.. I think you should add borders around the content OR make the outside background a different color than the inside.. SO if you make the outside bg white, and keep the inside content bg this color, it will look more organized.. OR you can do visa versa.

You should also consider a nice graphical banner image for the top.. I have some ideas in my head.

If you want to learn a little more about web design, feel free to check out my blog.. Its a web design tutorial blog (also very new) that is based STRICTLY on explaining things to newbies.

Web Design for Idiots - because your not an idiot, but coding makes your head spin