On a cold December morning, back in ’10, I sat down on a chair in the living room, opened my laptop and began to type. Seven years later, I am sitting here, in the living room, typing on my laptop. Whodathunk? A lot can happen in seven years, and a lot of it is here in this running stream of blog posts.
To celebrate this plebeian event, I want to do a couple of things:
First, to say THANK YOU. I have the best blog readers ever. When I started out, I had no expectations that I would have any readers, yet it happened. What I was totally unprepared for was that there would be such a sense of community with all of you. It turns out that a group of strangers that share common values and beliefs, can build a virtual community that extends to all corners of the earth. (Last count: 168 countries)
Most of that sense of community comes from being siblings in the gospel, but 25,000 blog comments and countless Facebook conversations don’t hurt, either.
So thanks to all of you, my wise, funny and attractive readers. I appreciate you. You make this whole endeavor so much more meaningful. I appreciate you hanging with me all these years, and your friendship and feedback – both public and private.
Which brings us to the next thing…
Since you are important to me, I searched high and low to find just the right things to give away. I finally found them – at the Dollar Store – where else?
Yes, I will be giving away SEVEN amazing prizes to lucky winners. Here is a sneak peak:
3 Dollar Store Penguin Paddle Ball Games. (Estimated value, $1 each)
I know, I know: Exciting stuff. Please don’t hyperventilate. (If you are feeling faint, breath into a paper bag.)
And it gets better. I will even sign them before I mail them to you! I guarantee that none of your friends have a Christmas Paddle Ball Game, signed by yours truly. (Estimated value, Priceless.)
You are probably wanting to know how to be a lucky winner. Here’s how you do it:
Leave a comment on the blog, and include your best guess for MY favorite Book of Mormon scripture(s). (CONTEST CLOSED)
Whoever is closest, wins. Simple. (Please do not submit entries from the Old or New Testaments, Doctrine & Covenants, or Pearl of Great Price. Or the Apocrypha.) Guesses posted on Facebook don; count – only comments here on the blog.
Thanks for celebrating my Blog Birthday with me today!