Saturday, September 18, 2010

Blogmania Kudos, Thanks, and Welcomes!

Ladies and gentlemen, Blogmania has come to a close for 2010. I have drawn all the winners and will be e-mailing them shortly. I will announce the names of the winners early this coming week once all of them have had time to answer their e-mails and confirm their wins. If any winner doesn't reply within 48 hours of the time I send the announcement e-mail, I will choose another winner, so it may take a few days to hear back from all 4 winners.

This was atruly eye-opening experience for me with much more participation that I could have ever imagined. My giveaway alone had 1,146 entries!!! My GFC, twitter, and facebook follower numbers all increased at astronomical rates, as well, making me happy to know my future book reviews, other assorted posts, and giveaways will be reaching even more wonderful people just like you!

There were a few people that really worked their hearts out making his September '10 Blogmania event such a rousing success, and I want to take a moment to properly thank them. If you enjoyed this event as much as I did, please take a moment yourself to visit each of them and leave them a comment letting them know!

The Hosts:
Lynda @ Between the Pages – The founding mother of Blogmania. This is her baby.

Gina @ Parker PR Online – She invested hours of hard work into Blogmania and really made it a success. If you want to participate in next year’s Blogmania in April 2011, she’s the one you should contact!

Bree @ Bree Bee’s Thinking Outside of the Box - She was right there with Gina the whole entire time, making sure everything was going smoothly and that the entire blogosphere knew about Blogmania. She is Blogmania's Twitter expert, will have an even bigger role next year, so make sure to check her out!

I also want to thank the other 161 bloggers who participated in this event for their comeraderie, support, and cooperation. Whenever you put that many people together in a constantly evolving situation, things can get tricky and sometimes even unpleasant, but this absolutely fabulous group of bloggers was wonderful, and as a very new blogger they welcomed me into the group, taught me so many things about blogging that would have otherwise taken me years to learn, and provided unconditional support not just to me but to every blog host in the group. I sincerely hope I can remain friends with all of you and get to know you better as individuals for many years to come!

And of course, I can’t forget to thank the people that made my own giveaway possible. Please take the time to visit each of these websites and see what they have to offer! I’m sure you can find something, either for yourself or for that special purrbaby or purrbabies in your life!

Crazy Cat Lady's Library's Sponsors:
Altered book purses, recycled materials jewelry, and upcycled houswares
Ferdinand Home
Screenprint, Gocco, and letterpress designs on clothing, stationery, jewelry, and accessories
Fun and Funky clothing and jewelry for people and their pets with a focus on recycled materials
Marjji - Folk Art & Whatnots
Whimsical hand-felted wool animals and hand-crafted and vintage ceramics
Beaded wine charms, beaded and ribbon bookmarks, cell phone charms, and zipper pulls
Quirky, captivationg screen-prints and lino-cut prints on stationery, clothing, and accessories
Hairbows, headbands, hairclips, hats, necklaces, and other accessories for women and their pets
Clothes and accessories for the well-dressed feline
TC Witchcraft Factory
Scrapbooks, cards, tags, needlework items, hand-carved rubber stamps, home deco and more
Mollie Ink
Paintings, prints, jewelry, magnets, and clay-mache dolls and figuirnes
Julia Anna's Handmade Art Studio
Hand-sewn felt and fabric dolls, journals, handbags, hair accessories, and home decor items
Country Charmers
Tole-painted wooden ornaments, pins, and other country keepsakes
Original watercolor paintings and prints of animals and nature and custom animal portraits
Watercolor and acrylic paintings and prints, silk floral arrangements, charmed dream catchers, greeting cards, masks, and custom portraits of people and pets
Hand printed and embriodered sachets, silk scarves, shawls, hats, bags, treasure boxes, and more
Cierra's Sweets
Yummy novelty chocolates, fudge, candy, and more - custom order specialist
Sparkling stained glass panels, suncatchers, ornaments, plant stakes, etc.
Danie Amyotte designs
Shimmering and colorful handmade jewelry often showcasing elements from nature
Sideshow Stamps
Hand-made rubber stamps featuring retro, vintage, por-art, quirky, unique and beautiful things
Vintage and handmade beaded jewelry
My Lil Pumpkins
Handmade embellished greeting cards, personalized journals, bookmarks, and gift baskets
Glitter Tart Designs
Pillows, coasters,table linens, wall hangings, magnets, and stationery - custom order specialist
Sticky Kitten
Kitschy and cute jewelry and accessories
Digital scrapbooking designs and templates
Cottage Creations
Handmade hanger covers, herbal moth sachets, bone-shaped travel pillows, hand-crocheted beaded bookmarks
Stimulating and fun catnip crinkle mats with homemade fringe and recycled materials
Pet products, pet theme gifts, sterling silver jewelry, and macrame jewelry
Soft stuffed toys with multiple knotted streamers ideal for babies and pets
Handmade fleece toys, crickle sacks, and crinkle tunnels for ferrets (and cats!)
Gifts and Goodies
Flip-flops, necklaces, scarves, earrings, handmade cat toys, and more
Blank books and journals, collages, stationery, vintage ephemera, paper and fabric accessories
Magnetic spice racks, specialty spice gift sets, and magnetic catnip bottles

Thank you all for making this September 2010 Blogmania a resounding success! To my 150+ new GFC followers, 86 new Facebook “likers”, 103 new Twitter followers, 99 new e-mail subscribers, and the hundreds of visitors I’ve had over the last few days, I hope you’ll stick around and like what you see. I’d love to hear from you, too, so feel free to comment any time! You can also contact me privately by e-mail any time with comments, post ideas, or concerns. I’m always open to suggestions and discussion!


Tree said...

Congratulations to the winners!! And where would we be without our sponsors! :) And of course, our Team Leaders went above and beyond to make sure we had a successful event. Great giveaway too!

Mary EH! said...

I'm definitely sticking around! I won some wonderful prizes with Blogmania and I have begun following some WONDERFUL blogs including this one. =)

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for hosting such an awesome Blogmania giveaway. Also, I received your email about winning prize pack #4 and I replied back with my address earlier today. Hope you received it! Thanks again!

Jeanie said...

Congratulations on all your success!

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