Happy 1st Blogiversary to me! (and my blog)
Well, it's my blogiversary here at Three Dead Moths ... My blog and I have had our ups and downs, at one point my blog broke up with me, but we made it through year one.
To celebrate I've updated my template (blogosphere reno) and am launching a contest, but first a walk down bloggory lane. Over the year, I've had nearly 10,000 visits from all over the world. Thanks bloggowers who visit regularly. You rock!
It's interesting to see the search words people plug in that lands them on my blog. You'd be surprised how many times people have found me by searching on this phrase: 'I ate a dead moth, am I going to die?' First of all people - stop doing that! - seriously, don't eat dead moths! Leave them in their natural habitat of the mail box. There have been lots of searches on Sasquatch, Batfink, character development, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and sour ju jubes.
We've meet Jocosa of the Earrings, the Tiny Canadian and Barbie Kong. We know that Jade hears voices and Candy Gourlay has notes from the slush pile. I've nominated the Sasquatch as the super hero for writers (and made the word into a verb - to sasquatch oneself). Over the year we've explored the writing process, community, and life. I've illustrated how life can teach us about writing and how the life of a writer is better when filled with awesome characters and writing buddies. We now know why cliches are to be avoided like the plague and why we all need to work on craft (Hi, I'm Jan and I splice commas).
It's been great and I hope you will continue to join me here on Three Dead Moths ...
Here's the contest - there are two copies of my debut novel Dead Frog on the Porch to win.
If you already follow this blog (thanks) you get 1 point.
If you become a follower: 1 point.
If you leave a comment: 1 point.
If you cross post this contest to your blog: 3 points.
If you cross post this to your Face Book: 3 points.
If you cross post the book trailer video to your blog or Face Book: 3 points.
If you feel you have earrings that rival the coolness of the earrings worn by Jocossa of the Earrings and you send me a pic of your earrings: that's like 5 points because that probably entails rummaging around in your jewelry box, finding the camera, charging the battery, and then finding various bits of cable to download and send the photo (send through the email on the website).
When you leave your comment please tell me what you did and add up your points - bloggowers, I'm a writer, not a mathematician or an accountant or someone who ever got pleasure in counting the number of jelly beans in a jar.
If you can stand on your head and divide by zero you get my undying admiration.
Contest closes next Friday (June 18th), winner to be announced shortly after.