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So I missed appreciating you all last month, and so I’m going to do an extra personal giveaway this month. JUST to show you how very much I love you all, and that I haven’t forgotten to stop and appreciate you!

Disclaimer: Depending on who you are, you might find this giveaway COMPLETELY USELESS or maybe possibly nice.

Sooo. . . .

You might or might not have noticed, but I’ve been dabbling in a bit of blog design on the side.

And by “on the side”, I mean “I love doing it, but I can’t very much because I’m so stinkin’ busy in the bloggy world already”.

However, I really do love it, and so this month, I’m giving away a free blog design!

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With the following caveats and guidelines:
1. Blogger blogs only – Sorry I don’t know WordPress HTML yet.
2. I am new so still limited in my abilities, but I will try my bestestestEST to make it what you want it! (You will pick out the “kit” you want, and then I will design it with your input)
3. I might not have it done overnight or anything, but I’ll be relatively expedient.
4. This blog design includes a background, header, “link to me” button, and signature button.

For some examples of my work, visit (and say hi to these awesome bloggers!!) these blogs:
1. Sparks’ Notes
2. Diana’s AUsome Creations Etc
3. Long Days, Short Years
4. Alabama Bloggers

Now as I said, I know that this prize means NOTHING to those of you without blogs, with happily designed blogs, that hate my design work, or have WordPress blogs.

And to you, I sincerely apologize, but this prize is like a coupon: it’s cash value is 1/100th of a penny. I promise to have a more general interest prize NEXT giveaway.

But I hope there are some of you that would want to win this, and if so, you can enter one or all of the following ways:

1. Comment on the post
2. Follow this blog
3. Subscribe to this blog in a reader
4. Follow me on Twitter

(Comment on this post separately for each of those entries).

Oh – and, of course, because I am infinitely appreciative, my top commenters get extra entries. Since I didn’t do a reader appreciation giveaway last month, I combined the comments from the last two months together to get this list of top ten commenters, who get five extra entries each!

As always, I am SO grateful for your feedback and comments – it means the world to me! And you are (in alphabetical order):
1. AmyG
2. Ann Marie
3. Carol
4. Gina
5. Jennifer
6. Kitty
7. Leanna
8. Lianne
9. Mama Hen
10. Rachel (and Kariya)

(Just FYI – If you got entries for being a top commenter, win, and can’t/don’t want to use the prize, you can either give it to someone else or I can redraw.)

This giveaway is open until Monday, June 22nd. I will randomly draw a winner and announce it Tuesday, June 23rd.

Good luck, and thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!!!!

28 thoughts on “June Reader Appreciation Giveaway!

  1. Hi Everyone! Rachel redesigned my blog for me! She did a great job and made it "just the way I wanted it." She took the time to ask lots of questions and find out what worked for me. I really think you will enjoy working with her. Good luck!

  2. Wow I didn't think I was I top commentor this month. I have been slow in my reading. I would love a Rachel designed blog.

  3. You know I am a stalker/follower already.

    You're in my Google Reader, but I always end up coming to your page because I HAVE to comment on something.

    You are the one who got me started on this crazy Twitter business. ;)

    So, yeah. And stuff.

  4. You know I love reading your blog and I'm glad I'm still one of your best readers. :) :) :) Yay. :)

  5. What a great idea for a giveaway! Rachel designed my blog too, and I couldn't be more happy with it!

  6. I have always wanted to design my own, but I am so computer illiterate I wouldn't even know where to begin! I love your blogs!

  7. Hey Rachel…what about those of us who blog but are bloggie-challenged and just need help in the blog-design world so that we are MORE encouraged to "GET WITH THE PROGRAM"????

    Debra (aka Giann's mom)

  8. So what does this say about me that even when I have cut WAY back on my blogging/Internet activities, I am still a top commenter??? I guess my addiction is worse than I realized!! :)

  9. Thanks, Mama Hen and Christen!!!

    Jennifer – I'm pretty sure that you just overcompensated last month for this month's fast – I combined the two month's comments to get the total. :)

  10. well how exciting! Ive been thinking about talking to you about a design…so i guess count up my entries for this one!
    If i dont win, lets talk soon about it! :)

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