All right, I’m jumping the gun just a tad, but it was June 16, 2010 that I posted my first blog entry, “The technophobe starts a blog”.
In the year since then, I’ve gone from being a full-blown techno-idiot to someone who can actually help friends set up a blog – at least on WordPress. I’ve also been a geek for my dad, helping him get a printer driver into his notebook computer.
I deeply enjoy writing about writing – at least some of the time – and I’ve really enjoyed sharing my writing journey with those of you who have been reading this blog. You’ve cheered me through my goals, sympathized with my losses, and I appreciate that so much. I want to give something back, small though it may be, and I’ve decided to run a tiny little contest.
Between now and Monday – that’d be June 20th, I guess – post a comment and pick a number between 1 and 300. What kind of comment? Oh, I don’t know – anything at all. Did you like the penguin? Want to see more of my adorable dog? Wish I’d shut up about The Swan Harp? Or maybe there’s something you want to know about me – go ahead, ask. I might even answer!
I’m going to be offline a lot of the time between now and Monday, mostly at Wild Ginger Witch Camp, but when I get back online, I’m going to draw three numbers out of a paper bag. The three numbers that are closest to the ones I draw will get a copy of one of my handbound mini-books of flash fiction, or a handbound commonplace book. That’s a blank book in which you can write down pithy bons mots, song lyrics and so on. I’ll announce the winners on Monday, and then you can email me your mailing address and I’ll send them out.
In the meantime, thank you all so much for making this blog a success, because it doesn’t matter what I write – if you’re not reading it, I’m talkin’ to myself.