Saturday, April 28, 2012

What Was Really Happening




There has been a giveaway a day for 13 days, it's been wildly fun and I must confess- I'm pooped (do people still say pooped? I do).  I've been sitting at this little lap top twice as much as I usually would and receiving packages from the postie almost every day (there were even a few little gifts in there for me too, but they will be revealed later).

Today, i'll be compiling the winners and having a south coast rest. Check back in later on today to see if you're a winner.

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During this little party I've had a few little comments asking about when this space will return to usual, you know- self obsessed me, just doing what I do. It occurred to me that maybe my regular posts were getting lost amongst all the glitter. So if you missed them, here they are (in all their not so shiny glory). 

It's been up and down baby. Emotions like a roller coaster. 















13 comments:

  1. Hiya, your blog is beautiful. You are very talented. I think that give aways are usually spread out at a Rate of about once a week or so, (going by the blogs i read that advertise with 'give aways') any more than that and your audience can feel a little 'captive' and marketed to. It's that fine line yeah? Your doing a great job. Peace and Love

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    1. Hey anon,

      thank you so much for your honest feedback- it is invaluable and I have heard what you are saying (both here and in the comment below). The giveaways were meant to be a thank you for the people who have made the time to come and read my blog, and as a celebration of one year of blogging.

      But you are right, having such 'bulk' can be isolating for those peeps who are not interested in giveaways. I suppose my intention of the above post was to point out that I had still been blogging my 'regular' posts each day and not only giveaways.

      anyways, I get what you are saying and appreciate the kindness with which you have communicated it.

      :)

      xo em

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  2. loving month of sundays. ♥ made the pumpkin and eggplant patties, but also had a fail with some fresh pasta. evidently it doesn't keep until you get another five minutes to roll it out.

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    1. oooh we are yet to try pasta here! I must get onto that.

      xo em

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  3. Can you perhaps put all your giveaways in the one post and see if that works better :)

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  4. It's your blog - blog how you want, Em! :)

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  5. Must agree with "look see" - your blog, your thoughts, your space....do whatever you like. For what it is worth, I thought the giveaways were fantastic! Loved how there was one every day - very exciting! I thought it was really cool and very kind of you to go to so much effort and organise it all for your readers. Thank you!!

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  6. I second 'look see' and spark - it's your blog Em. One of my favourite places to come to.
    Hope you have a lovely time down south. Love that gorgeous south coast.
    Ronnie xo

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  7. ....if someone is running a giveaway week, (which you were very clear that's what it was and lots of blogs have giveaway "weeks"), and people are not interested, that is their choice. I partucularly think your blog is fab, when I first discovered it, I read every post you had ever written (after the kiddies were asleep) and I laughed my head off, retold stories to my hubs etc....so I think if you want to run a special week of giving FREE stuff to people you don't know, then go right ahead, and don't feel the need to justify your space to anyone!!! Keep up the good work Em!!

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  8. Everyone loves this blog! Lots of people love give aways. You get to give 'give aways' cause you have an audience. But for those audience members who r not interested in commercial advertising, To run it 13 days in if it a row it can feel like sitting down to watch your favorite tv show and it's ALL adds. This feedback is meant to be helpful and constructive. The conversation became open because it was acknowledged in this Post.

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  9. I just did four little giveaways for my blog birthday and I was pooped! I can't even imagine how you must be feeling! Enjoy your break away. xx

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em