I'm not new to talking, sharing ideas, or stating my opinion, especially stating my opinion! After all, I taught elementary school for 30 years! However, my audience has typically been smaller,just family, the classroom, or just talking to myself!

My blog has two goals: be an outlet for sharing thoughts on writing children's books and the path to publication (got my fingers crossed that I'll get there) and a place to chronicle my journey of losing my sight. Sometimes I imagine these two paths will overlap .

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Write From the Soul

I  want to increase my readership and I'm learning that giveaways are a great way to attract new followers. So here's my goal: I would like to have at least 50 followers by the end of May. Since I'm not a published author yet, I don't have one of my own books to give away. Any suggestions on prizes to  give away??? Leave me a comment and as soon as I have prizes lined up, the giveaway rules will be posted and it will begin.  Thanks blogosphere!


  1. I've noticed that bloggers give away all sorts of things: tea or coffee, mugs, chocolate, books by various authors, unique items from other cultures, gift cards from B&N or Amazon. I've got a contest going (ends Friday) and I'm giving away tatted bookmarks that I made.

  2. Personally, I get a little more excited when the giveaway includes a gift card to Books-A-Million or Barnes and Noble b/c then I can use it to buy whatever books I choose. :)

  3. I agree! I always get really excited when contests feature gift cards to book stores or Amazon. That way you have an excuse to buy what you love most!