Saving My Life

Anything I post on here about PCOS or any other condition, is general information or information I've accumulated in my experience having PCOS or other conditions. I'm not a doctor, so nothing I say should EVER take place of a real diagnosis from your doctor. My eating plan described on this blog is one I've made for myself and I'm constantly changing it according to my body's needs.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

My First Giveaway.....Sorta

Ok, so I've never had a giveaway on my blog. For one, I've never really had any great ideas for a giveaway. Also, I want to make it something good. Also, I didn't want to have a giveaway just to get more followers. I like attention but then I don't really like attention. I kinda get stage fright when a bunch of people notice one of my posts. It's dumb really....I know....b/c one would ask why am I posting all out in the open anyway if I don't want the attention. On the other hand, I like it b/c I meet lots of new great people and get to read blogs I never would have seen otherwise. I guess I've always liked the idea of putting my thoughts out into the universe w/o having to worry about the consequences tomorrow...kinda like a confessional. There's only a couple people I know in real life who read my blog......the rest of you guys live pretty far from me. I meet awesome new people through my blog and I guess when I'm getting the least amount of attention, there's not much expectation I have to live up to. Instead, I end up with a nice small group of true bloggy friends who seem to like me no matter what I'm going through.....and I really like you guys too. So, I was thinking. I really want to read Women Food and God. I'm going to buy it. After I'm done reading it and done making little notes inside of it, I'm going to pass it on to one of you. Here's the catch; whoever I pass it on to has to do the same thing.....pass it on after they are done reading it and making little notes in it for the next person and so on and so forth. If there is enough interest in this and people uphold their end of the bargain, then this should be a fun game. It could also be better than just reading the book b/c every time someone gets the book, they'll be getting thoughts from other people as well. After I decide how many people I want it to go through , I will come up w/ some kind giveaway at the end for the people who participate---well, I'll draw one of the names from all who participate. I'm not sure what that prize will be, but I'll try to make it good. So, I'm hoping that this will sound good to a few of you.....I guess we'll see. If you are not a reader, if you're not struggling with food issues, or you have no desire to stick w/ the game.....this may not be for you. If you don't want to read it, sometime in the near future I'm sure I'll have another giveaway that won't include work. lol Anyhoo, if you'd like to participate in this, write a comment telling me about a victory you've had here recently or if things have sucked for you.....tell me why you'd like to read this book. I'll choose which one I like best and send the book after I'm done reading it. ☺ Laters Gators.

PS--If you have read the book and would still like to have the opportunity to write in my book, you can enter the giveaway too. I'm sure you've had time to reflect on the book and have thoughts to share too. This way you can be entered into the final giveaway after the book has made its rounds. ☺ Just a thought.

8 comments:

  1. Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog (http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ ). thanks, Josh

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  2. I would participate in this but I don't have food issues. As an aside, I haven't checked out the above website, but I don't think that is what you have in mind...

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  3. lol Robin. I thought the same thing when I saw the website too. I'd love to have you participate. :) Food issues was just one of the things. Anyone who likes to read and wants to read this book, and will uphold the game is welcome. :)

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  4. And this is for everyone that's been following even if you don't normally comment....please...I'd love to have you participate. :)

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  5. Me me me me!! This is a book I just found over the weekend and have it on my 'to read' list!!

    I love the ideas of everyone taking and sharing their notes! :0)

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  6. I am actually reading this book right now. And not because she was on Oprah. Sheesh.
    Anyway, even though I have my own copy, I'd love to be part of the sister/brother-hood of the travelling book.
    Count me in.

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  7. I love this idea...I tried to do it myself with a parenting book but the 1st person that received the book from me never finished reading it. :( I hope you have better luck.

    I love this book and I'm blogging the Oprah workshop questions on my weightloss blog. So...I already own the book so I don't need to be included in getting to win it.

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  8. I would love to have you two on board as well. :)

    Connie, the prize wouldn't be the book. I actually would like to have it back after everyone is done w/ it. lol. ---"After I decide how many people I want it to go through , I will come up w/ some kind giveaway at the end for the people who participate---well, I'll draw one of the names from all who participate. I'm not sure what that prize will be, but I'll try to make it good."
    I don't think I worded myself right b/c another friend thought that's what I meant too. Sorry. :) I will have a drawing at the end for a completely different prize...and it will be something good--I think. :)

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