Anyone who's been around these parts for a time knows I'm a passionate supporter of the very small blog. The blog that talks about daily life, doesn't try to be perfect, doesn't gain revenues from ads, is honest, and generally wants to share a piece of its author.
Whenever I spot a blog that had less than 10 Followers, I put in an extra effort to read the contents and, if I like it, support it by telling others about it, encouraging the author by commenting and so on. Blogs with 200+ comments per post (they exist!) or 400+ Followers were not for me.
However, here's what I've realised. That if you've blogged long enough, and are a prolific commenter, you'll gain Followers. And um, well, then despite your Small is Beautifil theory (there I am at #82)... well, erm... you're no longer small looking. But, I AM small in heart. Oops, that doesn't sound right.
I mean, I'm not a Big Blogger. One that blogs to make tons of money, or is used by companies to push their products, or is a professional journalist. I don't do giveaways or reviews for revenue, or, or... well, you know.
But 100 seems a number that ought to be recognised. So I'm going to offer a, erm............... gift. Yes, a gift. It's not a giveaway. No, no. Most definitely not. It's a thank you gift.
Your comments have inspired me to no end. I would still blog without a single comment or Follower, but your friendship has been the vanilla extract in my muffins (this makes all the difference to my muffins).
My gift? A baby carrier. Pretty cool huh? Never expected to have something so groovy for you. But the lovely Kozy Carrier I bought for the Wildflower is too much for our 35C+ temps. And she's so mobile that she wants to get out and walk all the time. And the Mr only wore it twice. So after less than 10 wears, it's no longer of use. I feel terrible for the waste of precious funds, but some things are not foreseeable right?
But I get to give it to one lovely Blogger out there!
1. You must own a blog.
2. You must be a Follower (new or old, doesn't matter)
3. You must have a kid to put into the carrier. (or know of one to re-gift it to) Small furry animals do not count.
4. Make a comment here and tell me 2 things:
a) why you want the carrier
b) what topic/s you'll like to see me blog about more
Everyone who complies will go into the very sophisticated draw. The Wildflower will pull out a scribbled number from a bowl
And it seems what other Blogger's do is offer a second chance if you blog a post about the gift (if you say it's a giveaway I'll deduct 20 points from your blogger karma - yes, I have that power). And make sure to let me know probaby by creating a 'link to this post' in the comments area, or just comment a 2nd time.
How long should I give it? 2 weeks?