Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rebuilding Beth's Blog

If you missed my post earlier this week, google ate my friends and followers. I went from having 250+ followers to 0 overnight. Fortunately, I posted about it and some of my old followers have seen it and came re-followed me. But for now, I'm re-building. The irony of it is, I've said several times since 2012 that I feel like I'm completely starting over, because I made so much progress in 2010 and digressed in 2011. And now I really am starting over.

So I'm hosting a contest for to celebrate a new beginning. I'd like to give away a $25 and a $15 voucher for the book depository. I have not yet figured out how to do this, but if I don't the winners can select books and I will order the books and have them shipped straight to the winner. This contest will be open internationally as long as I can procure a voucher or the international picks a book that can be shipped directly to them. You will get 1 entry for following, 2 entries for posting this to social networking sites per site per day, 5 entries if you tell me you're an old follower re-rofollowing, 3 for putting me in your sidebar and 3 if you dedicate a post to my contest.

Thanks guys. I know these contest are everywhere, but I really appreciate the help.

XOXO,
Beth

EDIT: I just realized I didn't post an end date for the contest. Let's call it midnight CST on March 31st.

55 comments:

  1. Ooh, great giveaway. I'm an old follower refollowing. :) (5 entries)

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  2. I did miss that post. Following you again, and I'll tweet!!

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    1. Sorry. I was an old follower, and I'll tweet and FB for you. If you need any help with the vouchers, just let me know. I've done it. Easy-peasy. You log into the site and give it as a gift. Usually the site leads you from there. :D

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    2. Thanks for fbing & the info. I haven't used book depository before.

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  3. hey hun you sppose to go to linky the begging of march but i am follwoer
    and then i got you on twtter and face book

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  4. How awful to lose all your followers. I hope everyone finds you again soon.

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  6. Yes, I saw the older post and am an old follower, following you again. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  7. -I'm an old follower now re-following you as Joder.
    -I posted your giveaway on Twitter here... https://twitter.com/#!/jone402/status/180699290379882496

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Thank you for posting! I'm hoping to get out the word, so everyone knows.

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  8. I'm a new follower! (1 entry) Good luck with getting your followers back!

    GFC: Rumana

    Rumana @ Relookthebook

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  9. 1 new follower
    2 Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/bethfred08/status/180476611433463808
    2 FB: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=369676246386193&id=127243570648433
    2 Google+: https://plus.google.com/110424208625443702067/posts/8nU35sV1eRB?hl=en

    7 total. I hope that helps you gain a few more. By the way, Rafflecopter is open to everyone now and it's free. Much easier if you don't have to put the numbers in a cup and spill it while you're trying to draw one without looking. Once you make a form, you can manually enter any previous entries from your comments by moderating, which opens a spreadsheet you can edit. Is that pointer worth a couple points?

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  10. Soooo sorry that happened :( But maybe like you said, it is a blessing in disguise?

    +1 for following (GFC Carrie Ardoin)
    +5 Old follower
    +2 for Tweeting: https://twitter.com/#!/celjla212/status/181082394680504322

    And yes, I would agree with Sher about using Rafflecopter to make things easier on yourself :)

    celjla212 at aol dot com

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  11. 1 for following,
    5 for being an old follower.

    Also tweeted for you, but did it before seeing this page. :-)

    Hope you get everyone back.

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  12. Well, that's rotten of Google. I hope you get your followers back!

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  13. Hi Beth
    Sorry you lost your followers. I actually was stopping by to say hi and thank you for visiting my FF post Thursday and follow you anyways! So now I'm following you back GFC Miss Vain & I added you to twitter I'm @SooooVain

    Goodluck getting your followers back!!;)

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  14. 1 following, 2 for posted on facebook, 2 for posted on blog, 5 for old follower refollowing, 3 for addition on sidebar, and 3 for dedicated post. 16 total

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  15. OH! that explains it!!! I am a old follower re-following you!!!
    +1 on G+
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/117371390429577683040/posts
    https://twitter.com/#!/b00kr3vi3ws/status/181962350180573184
    https://www.facebook.com/b00k.r3vi3ws


    Also, I am hosting a Giveaway for beginning chapter book for ages 7-10.
    I would love it if you could drop by and Participate:
    http://b00kr3vi3ws.blogspot.in/2012/03/lionels-grand-adventure-book-review.html

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  16. I am not sure I was an old follower...but I think you rock and that you are very brave to go for it again!

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    1. Thank you. When I realized what had happened, I felt like quitting. But I'm glad I didn't. I think I can re-build. People have been great.

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  17. Hi Beth! Wanted you to know that I Tweeted your post and also Facebooked. Hope you get all your followers back.

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  18. Older follower following again! And I tweeted and FB'd

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  19. It doesn't say I'm still following, but you're showing up in my blog reader feed, so at least I still get to see your posts. I've refollowed and I hope your followers stick this time ^_^

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  20. Oh how frustrating :( I'm sorry!

    New follower but I'll FB it for you :)

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  21. That is seriously scary. I hope you get all your followers back.

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  22. Hi! I'm a new follower!! I hope you get all your followers, and then some! I'll tweet this, hun. I'm so sorry!! Here's to you!! :)

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  23. I'm a new follower but I posted about you on my blog www.gailzuniga.blogspot.com and on Facebook. Good luck!

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  24. I am an old follower...if you need me to cross post a rafflecopter contest for you on my blog or host a contest for you to generate some of your lost followers, I'd be happy to do so :) http://livetoread-krystal.blogspot.com/

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  25. We're baaaaaaack! You can't get rid of us that easily :)

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  26. I follow. I'll be back to spread the word when I have more time.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  27. I'm an old follower...refollowing. I'll tweet about your problem and put it on facebook....

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  28. I'm here refollowing thanks for Sharon Mayhew. I'll share this on Facebook too.

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  29. I'm a new follower! GFC: Lexie@BookBug
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

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  30. I'm a new GFC follower (Maeva).

    Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway :)

    Maeva
    Murphy's Library

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  31. I'm a re-follower as well. Sorry to hear about what happened with Google. I hope you get all your followers back and a whole bunch more!! Take care!

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    1. Check back Sunday evening. I havent had time to do the random.org thing yet.

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  33. I follow you on google, magic5905
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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