Friday, July 30, 2010

Ava Elaine's 1st Contest: Comment Contest!

Without further ado, I'd like to introduce the very first contest that I will be having here on my blog: the Comment Contest. I actually got the idea from fellow writer/author and new friend Jamie Debree when she did a drawing for Kristen Lamb's book We Are Not Alone: The Writer's Guide to Social Media.

Now that I've done a bunch of name dropping-which was necessary to show my appreciation and give credit to these 2 helpful women-I can get back to the Comment Contest.

Starting at 5PM central time today which is in about 35 minutes as I write this, you will have from that time to Sunday August 1, 2010 at 11:30PM CST to comment.

So what is the drawing for? Well, that's my surprise to you. Instead of having just one overall drawing, I am going to have 4 drawings in one! That means 4 different prizes for 4 different people. And, even though these first prizes are books (shocker! lol), I still hope you guys are excited. I want you to have fun and engage yourself in my blog, my work, my content, etc.

And what are we commenting on exactly for this contest? I've broken down the 4 prizes into 4 ways to win:

*Subcontest #1-Go to my FAQs page, read it to make sure it hasn't been asked and comment on that page with a question of your own for me. I will choose, in my opinion, the best question asked.
Prize #1: "Helping Me Help Myself" by Beth Lisick
This is now a national bestseller! And Beth Lisick is author of New York Times bestseller "Everybody into the Pool"
Beth Lisick's website HERE

*Subcontest #2-Visit my blog: and comment on any blog posts or pages that are located on the upper left corner of the Home page. The winner will be randomly drawn for this prize.
Prize #2: "Now You See Him" by Eli Gottlieb
Eli Gottlieb's website HERE.

*Subcontest #3-Go to my Associated Content Page and choose out of the many different types of content I have up on there and comment.
Prize#3: "House Rules" by Rachel Sontag
Rachel Sontag's website wasn't working, so go here to read a little more about this book: Powell's Books

*Subcontest #4-The winner of this will be chosen by me just like #1. Excluding all the comments from the FAQs page, I will choosing the best comment I will receive from you guys on my blog or on my Associated Content content.
Prize#4: "What's Next: The Experts' Guide-Predictions From 50 of America's Most Compelling People" by Jane Buckingham with Tiffany Ward
I couldn't find a reputable site, so read about this book HERE.

So that's the first contest here on my blog! All that I ask is that you guys leave genuine comments and no "good" or "I like this" or "hi" I actually want your comments to be feedback for my writing, etc. So, no rinky-dink comments. Give me some substance please.
And just so we're clear, you can comment as much as you'd like on anything you want. Each comment will give you one "entry" basically into every drawing. If you win something and I love one of your comments, I still have to give the ones I choose personally to someone else. We want to spread the love around here. So I will do the 2 random drawing ones first on Monday and choose my favorites after.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me and PLEASE tell your friends. I want this to be fun.
And my biggest apologies for not having this post up by 5....10 minutes late for my first contest-how horrible is that? I'm so sorry!! Anyone who happened to leave comments starting at 5PM will still be credited as entering the contest just to let you know.
Thank you in advance for all of your kind words, constructive criticism and support!!

Ava Elaine
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Jennifer Shirk said...

Your first contest IS exciting. :)

I did #2. :)

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

I totally missed your contest. Man, am I lame or what? Sorry. :(

Sundays are bad, bad, bad for me. Way too busy!

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