Today marks three years of blogging! On May 29, 2009, I decided to create this blog. I already had one on Livejournal, but my friend Aubrie told me about Blogger. Quickly, Blogger became my blogging home. Aubrie was also my first follower. Three years later, I have over 500 followers and have almost 700 posts and 35,000 page views. I'm amazed and humbled by all of this.
In honor of my blogversary and 500 followers, I am offering a $10 Gift Card to Amazon. All you have to do is comment below and sign up for my author newsletter here. Anyone who signs up for my newsletter receives a free fantasy short story. If you already have signed up, then just comment below to enter the giveaway. I'll announce the winner on Thursday, May 31.
Okay, I know why you are all really here. You want to hear the winners for the 2nd Annual Flash Fiction Blogfest. We had 63 entries, and I narrowed it down to a top six finalists. Voting began on Friday and ended yesterday. We had 180 votes! I said I would pick a random winner as well of a $10 Amazon GC. That winner is:
In third place, we had a tie of 22 votes a piece for Geek Banter (1) and Far Away Eyes (2). In the event of a tie, I said I would use Random.org to choose between them. Our third place winner, who will receive a $15 GC from Amazon, is:
With 48 votes, our second place winner, who will receive a $20 GC from Amazon, is:
With 60 votes, our first place winner of the 2nd Annual Flash Fiction Blogfest, who will receive a $25 GC from Amazon, is:
Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you so much to everyone who spread word about this blogfest, participated, and voted. There will definitely be a third flash fiction blogfest, so stay tuned for details of it in May 2013.
And don't forget you still have a chance to win a $10 GC from Amazon. Comment below and sign up for my author newsletter (I promise not to spam you!).