Friday, February 1, 2008

Bloggiversary and Race For Life - Competition Time!

You may have noticed the little widget in my sidebar. Wednesday July 2nd will see me taking part in this year's Race for Life at Malvern. Don't let the word "race" fool you though, I shall be walking as sadly running is now beyond me - where to start, dropped foot, sciatica, dodgy hip, alas I couldn't run for the bus these days but happily the lovely people at Race for Life encourage walkers too, so I can still take part.

February is my bloggiversay month. I really can't believe I have been blogging for a year. I love my little blog, even though it was sadly neglected in the run up to Christmas.

I have decided to have a little competition to help me celebrate this auspicious occasion. So as well as the obligatory prize draw, I have decided to donate 50p for every comment made this month. At the end of February I will count up all the comments and add one gift aided donation to Race for Life via my widget on behalf of you all. This month for example I have had 23 comments on my blog which would see me donating £11:50. I hope to double, treble or even better this, so I'm going to try to make my blog as interesting as possible.

I know from my counter that I have visitors - so may I ask that if you are someone who just pops in and looks from time to time, can you also leave a comment for me. It won't cost you anything, but you will be making a difference, and a comment will give you automatic entry to my prize draw.

The prize will be a Forest Canopy shawl. I have some smooshy yarn from Socktopus I make no apologies for this - I need some holiday knitting and this will fit the bill perfectly. And for the draw purposes, it will be one entry per comment, so if, for example, you make 7 comments you will have seven chances.

So come on folks - help me to start off my fundraising, it won't cost you a penny and you will be making a real difference.

21 comments:

mogs said...

What a lovely idea , Joy! You get the fun of walking, knitting and giving all rolled into one. Good for you.

pictish said...

What a great idea!! And happy blogiversary ;-)

Hawkesley said...

Happy Bloggiversay!!! Good luck with the Race for Life and I hope you raise lots and lots of money!

Rosie said...

Yay go Joy walking it still is brilliant !

Jacky said...

Brillent idea and I could do with my own FCS :o)

franney said...

Such a lovely thing to do Joy, did anyone ever tell you what a kind and generous soul you have?
I wish you all the very best for your Race for Life and i shall be walking with you in spirit :o)

belaybunny said...

yes, great idea and happy anniversary ;) your FCS are always sooo lovely :)

Sandra said...

Many congratulations on your Bloggiversary!! And good luck for the Race of Life, I do hope you raise lots of money for such a good cause.

Queen of the froggers said...

Well done! I will be here commenting!

ambermoggie said...

brilliant idea:) Haven't managed to make one of the FCS yet
hope you get many comments:)

kathryn said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary and well done for taking part in the Race for LIfe :)

Blossom said...

Here is my 50p's worth Joy! :) Good luck with it...I think I might do the Sport Relief Buggy/Toddle thing this year with the boys!! LOL Happy Bloggiversary! :)

Jacquie said...

Good luck with your Race For Life!

We saw Spamalot in Las Vegas. There was added amusement with the actors trying to get the British accents right - great show!

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

Got to have at least 50p's worth ;)

Here's wishing you all the best for your run and HAPPY BLOGGIVERSARY!!!

GO Joy!!!

gilraen said...

Happy Blogiversary! Good luck with the race/walk, you are a star for doing this :)

Auntie Noo said...

Happy Bloggiversary to you
Happy Bloggiversary to you
Happy Bloggiversary dear Joy
Happy Bloggiversary to you!!!


(You have to imagine me singing it in a very un-musical tone, but with feeling!!) - Worth 50p???????

Anonymous said...

Joy, I admire you so much in doing the race for life. What an admirable cause. The girls on ctny are such an inspeirational lot that I've logged on to the RFL site and very nearly clicked the register now button. My local one isn't until late june so still got time to make my mind up. Hope you raise your target.
Craftylady.

Woollywarbler said...

A very Happy Blogiversary and a very generous way to mark it. Here's to many more blogiversaries!

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

Well i'm here again, just like I said (almost sounds like a will young song lol)

I promise not to over do it but you ask for revisit....and so i'm here to thank you for my award and to well....just wave to Mr A *wave* :D

Craftybernie said...

God luck with your training and the fundraising.

Happy Blogiversary and thank you for celebrating it with everyone this way. The draw should bring the lurkers out of the shadows!

Will be back again soon.

xx Bernie xx

dreamcatcher said...

Wishing you a very happy blogiversary, and the very best of luck for the Race for Life! The FCS is a lovely prize :-)

Glad you enjoyed the touring production of Joseph too, I found it is coming to our local theatre this summer - might have to go and see it :-)