A New Contest

As with many bloggers, Kathy and I are not afraid to admit that we crave the shallow validation and witty banter of our readers (all seven of them). For that reason, we are sponsoring a new ‘Participation’ contest.

The winner of the contest will be the person who submits the largest number of comments, and will be awarded a valuable music CD, worth thousands of Turkish Lira.

The rules are as follows:

  • Your comment must be at least one full sentence long, and may not include any links to online stores that sell pharmaceutical products of a dubious nature (we get a lot of spam comments, which are automatically deleted).
  • Your comment may not be created by an automated program, but rather must be typed in by hand. Don’t ask me how we’ll tell the difference, programmers aren’t allowed to reveal their secrets.
  • Your comment must have something to do with the post to which it is attached.
  • If there is a tie, we reserve the right to either provide a prize to each person or to have a drawing to determine the final winner. Remember, Sarah is turning five, so 4 may not be her favorite number anymore.
  • Those who have commented already in July will have a slight advantage over those who have not, since we’ll be counting comments from July 1 to 31.
  • We reserve the right to reveal (or not reveal) how many comments each person makes over the course of the month to provoke (or suppress) the competitive spirit.
  • To qualify for this contest, a comment must be submitted during the month of July, but it can be associated with any blog entry since the inception of this blog. We’ll find it, don’t worry. :)

Here is a gratuitous picture of my oldest son, who is one of our most faithful readers, but does not comment much. Maybe this will be the turning point for him?

Joshua on his favorite porch swing
I doubt this boy will win the contest, but I’m not much of a prophet.

Project 365, Day 187

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17 thoughts on “A New Contest”

  1. Sounds like a fun contest! I’ve only been reading for about six months, so not sure I’d be in the running, but it should be interesting.

  2. Do I get any credit for being the first to comment? I am going to need to turn off my 60 second RSS feed for the blog comments since I won’t be able to get any work done at all keeping up with the flood of comments that are going to start now that you have thrown down the gauntlet so to speak. Because of course I am obligated to read every one.

    I would like to comment that the real prize should be a paid vacation to somewhere away from the computer since anyone who spends that much time commenting on blogs seriously needs to get away. Or perhaps you could send them a big box of Life cereal since this person probably also needs to “get a life”.

    If I had been smart I would have divided this comment into three or even four comments, but that would be cheating in my book.

  3. All right. This is MY kind of contest. I’m in for the gold. Ha.

    That is a scrumptious picture of Joshua. Please print it and save it somewhere. He is VERY handsome. And some of us know how kind and helpful and FUNNY and dear he is, too.

    Happy contest!! Watch out everyone. AK

  4. I just realized that the previous comment may not be the first comment since there may very well be a whole truck load of comments waiting for Tim’s approval. By the way, how is Tim going to get any work done moderating all the new comments? Maybe you should turn on the non-moderated option.

    Ha ha, now I’ve managed to sneak two comments in on this one.

  5. I’m one of those lurkers who reads everything, but rarely takes time to comment. Sorry! Every single blog is very special to me, and I actually laugh at much of what I read, even when I’m the only one in the room. I’ll try to do better, but I’m not promising. I always enjoy seeing pictures and reading about the challenges of raising five children, since Rob and I have been there and done that! Keep up the good work, both of you! Your kids are beautiful and smart. (Joshua, you’re already so handsome!)

  6. Maybe you should have a contest on who can do the fewest comments.lolololol At least I try to comment whenever the baby isn’t screaming in the background. O.k. so sometimes I comment even when she’s screaming in the background, like now. Poor kid.lol

  7. Hi!I think that I will try this contest.I always read your blog,but I never post anything! I think that will change now that there is an incentive!

  8. Wow, Joshua looks about 12″ taller than he did in January! (I hope this counts, I’m not feeling very witty this morning.)

  9. You win the prize…for silliest contest. LOL It will be such a thrill to find out who wins at the end of the month.

  10. LOL! I just started my own “participation” thing of sorts… My scrapbook Challenge. It’s quite fun! Are you going to offer some sort of KEWL icon to put on the winner’s blog? I usually always post a comment to every one of your blog entries… hmmm… maybe I’ll have to go back and double my comments now (LOL)! Seriously, I LOVE reading your blog.

  11. I’m so glad we could win the contest for silliest contest. :) Surely that’s something. I just think about poor Emily in FL. She’s another faithful commenter but is out of town. Then there’s my mom and dad who read faithful but never comment. Of course, my dad said he PRAYS for me when ever he read the blog so he probably WINS the spiritual contest.

  12. Lisa – there should definitely be an award for people who comment while nursing or holding a crying baby. Ha!

  13. ::snort:: OK – what would THIS icon look like….a big blabbing mouth, hand curled with writer’s cramp????

    Wow – there are sure a lot of new challenges and contests for me to figure out when I get home……

  14. Good idea, De’Etta! I’m sure Yvonne’s ds could design something for us. :) Actually I hadn’t thought of an actual icon to accompany the award. Those side bars can get pretty crowded.

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