Thursday, September 20, 2012

Celebrating 3 Years of Blogging with a Giveaway!

Another year has rolled around.  Can you believe how fast time flies when you're blogging?  For some of you it was a long, hot summer (wasn't there a movie by that name?) and some of you barely saw the sun, let alone beach-worthy temperatures.

Either way, Fall is just around the corner and so wraps up another year for me in the blogosphere.  No year of blogging is "just another year".  There are things to be learned, people to be met and new experiences to be had.  One of the highlights of this year was participating in a month-long writing marathon hosted by  Nicky and Mike of We Work for Cheese.  These innovative individuals decided it would be fun to come up with 30 topics and see how many people would or could post for 30 consecutive days.  I entered this challenge with doubts, only promising that I would give it a shot since I normally post 3 days a week. 

It was fun and most definitely a learning experience.  I learned that I could take 30 random, off-the-wall topics and write a post for each one.  Granted some were not the most spectacular pieces of literature ever to grace the internet, but I was pleased enough with each to post it for all to see.

After the high of writing for 30 straight days and/or nights, the summer slump hit hard, and it seemed as if much of the blogging world went on sabbatical.  I'd like to end summer on a positive note, so to celebrate my third year of blogging and say "Thank You" to my readers,  I am giving away a $25 Amazon gift card.  One lucky reader will be chosen from a random drawing to be held on Monday, October 1.  This is my first giveaway, so the rules are very simple.  All you have to do is leave a comment on any post, starting with this one, through 11:59 p.m. September 30.  Each comment will count as a separate entry.  

The winner will be announced on October 1, following the Quote of the Week.   Good luck and thanks for visiting Roses to Rainbows over the past three years.


  1. Oh wow.. time does indeed fly when blogging. Congrats on your 3rd anniversary. We're all the better for you having begun your blog.

  2. Congrats on 3 years, Linda! It's been so nice to be "back in touch" with you & to be able to enjoy your blog. It's fun to read your current thoughts and see how they really do relate to the girl I knew so well oh so long ago. :D

  3. Happy blogoversary! And I'm so touched that you consider our blog challenge a highlight of your year! You know, MikeWJ and Ziva are hosting the 30 Days of Photographs III, if you're interested. :-)

  4. Hoooray! Congratulations on your 3rd blogging anniversary!! XOXOXO

  5. Hi Linda - congratulations on 3 years of blogging - it's so much fun and it works as a real connector for so many ideas etc ... Well done on posting for the 30 day "We work for Cheese" challenge ..

    Summer was warm - here it was my brain that was fried ... so much going on and still going on!

    As you say Fall is on its way ... happy weekend .. and excellent Giveaway .. cheers Hilary

  6. Happy blogoversary!

    I enjoyed that 30 day blog challenge too, though I don't know if I could do another :)

  7. I hope you gets tons of comments Linda. You are the most faithful blogger I know!

  8. Many, many warm congratulations on your 3 year Blogoversary! Your blog is such a lovely, friendly place to visit in cyberspace, needless to say - I always enjoy stopping y here. :-) Thank you so much for sharing with us! And I wish you lots more of amazing blogging years to come.

    By the way, what a great idea with a Giveaway to celebrate. I especially love your very, very simple entry rule!! Excellent!

    Lots of hugs to you from Sweden! :-)

  9. Hilary- Thank you for kind words.

    Connie- Thanks. As we both know, time really does fly. So glad to be in touch again, too.

    Nicky- Thank you! I don't think I'm ready for another 30-day stint just yet.

    Meleah- Thank you!

    Hilary- We are having some lovely weather this weekend. On the warm side at about 80 degrees, but at least it isn't 90.

    Babs- Maybe when next year rolls around we'll all be up for another challenge.

    Ashley- Thanks. I have to maintain a schedule or it would easily fall by the way.

    Alexandra- Thank you! I have been enjoying your adventures this summer, and those of your sweet doggie.

    Thank you all for entering my Third Anniversary Giveaway!

  10. Linda, congratulations on your three-year blogoversary. I just celebrated mine in August and every year since I, too, have experienced the summer slump. Here's to a productive fall!


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