Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Bloversary to Me! And Winners!


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!).

37 comments:

Julie DeGuia said...

Thanks again for a fun blogfest Cherie!

Congratulations Jenn - well deserved!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

CONGRATS! *throws confetti*
And congrats to the winners as ell. :)

Heather Murphy said...

WOW! Thanks Cherie and Happy Blogversary!
Congratulations to all of the winners! This was such a great experience!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to you and the winners! Don't remember if I've signed up for your newsletter but I will do so now.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats to the winners! Happy Blogversary!

Laura said...

Congratulations to all of the winners! I loved taking part in this blogfest and reading all of the different flash fiction stories :)

Kyra Lennon said...

Congrats to the winners! And Happy Blogversary to you!

KarenG said...

Happy Blogoversary! Three years is a nice long time-- I think those of us who stick it out that long mean we're in it to stay.

Kittie Howard said...

Congrats on some major accomplishments, Cherie. Your blog rocks!

L. G. Keltner said...

Thanks for the awesome blogfest and congratulations to all the winners! I hope we can do this again next year!

Chris Fries said...

Congratulations to you on your blogoversary! You've accomplished a tremendous amount in only three years!

And also a hearty "Huzzah!" to the flash fiction winners! Jenn, Medeia, Geek (and faraway): Excellent work, all of you!

DL Hammons said...

Congratulations to ALL the winners, but especially Jenn!

And Happy Blogoversary! What a great ride its been. :)

Nick Wilford said...

Happy Blogversary! Three years is a long time in this fickle internet world. Congrats on all the followers.

Samantha said...

Congrats to all of the winners!

And happy blogversary to you!! 3 years is pretty incredible!

Esther Spurrill-Jones said...

Congratulations to the winners, and Happy Blogversary!

Rachelle Ayala said...

3 years old! Congratulations. I look forward to more fantastic posts. :)

Nicole said...

Congrats to the winners! I read some fantastic entries - thanks again for hosting.

L.P.C. said...

Congrats Cherie! Wishing you more blogversaries to come...

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations to the winners! And happy blogversary! That's awesome. You're an old pro at blogging now. :)

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Happy 3rd Blogversary Cherie! Three years is something to celebrate.

Thank you for hosting the Flash Fiction Contest. I learned so much by reading all the wonderful entries. I don't know how you were able to select six finalist. Another testament to your genius!

Congratulations to everyone who participated. Nicole is right, the entries were FANTASTIC.

Thanks everyone!

Jamie Gibbs said...

WhoO! Happy bloggiversary,and congrats to the winners! It was no small fete, but kudos to your for whittling the entrants down :)

Elise Fallson said...

Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you Cherie for the awesome blogfest, you rock! AND, Happy Bloversary to you! Wishing you many, many more. (:

stuartnager said...

http://wp.me/p1jCKo-jS Gave you a well deserved award

Spacerguy said...

Happy Blogversary Cherie

Medeia Sharif said...

Thank you so much, Cherie and all participants. I had great fun. It was fantastic writing my piece and reading the other entries.

Congratulations to all the winners.

The Golden Eagle said...

Happy Blogoversary! :)

Congratulations to the winners.

Mary Maddox said...

Happy anniversary and thanks for a fun contest.

Allison said...

Thanks for a great blogfest! Congrats on the anniversary :)

Tara Tyler said...

what a fun fest! congrats to the well deserved winners!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations on your third anniversary of blogging! And congrats to all the winners!

Michael Pierce said...

Happy Blogoversary! And congrats to the winners! :)

Mina Lobo said...

Kudos to the winners and happy blogversary, Cherie!
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M.J. Fifield said...

Congratulations to all the winners as well as to you, Cherie. Happy Blogoversary.

marybelle said...

Congratulations everyone.

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats everyone! Cherie, for your anniversary and everyone else for winning!

Nicole Pyles said...

So amazing the blogging journey! Happy Anniversary!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congrats to the winners, and Happy Blogaversary!!!! Thank you for the fun blogfest!!