And here I am. Apparently I, too, can come up with 100 things for people to read - or at least skim. And most of it I've just been making up as I go along.
So in honour of this achievment on both of our parts - me writing and you reading - I've decided to have a little give-away.
Actually it's a huge giveaway! Really! It is! You don't believe me do you?
I think it's a pretty neat one, anway. There will be three (or more) winners and the prizes are as yet undetermined. Because the winners get to determine the prize!
Okay, yes, there are some restrictions. I will be making the prizes and I refuse to make conterfeit money; so sorry about that.
But I am pretty handy with a sewing machine and all kinds of handmade loveliness. I can make clothes, toys, or books for your children. Or I can make bath fizzies or bookmarks or a blog or digital scrapbook or a mazillion different things for adults.
Here's the way it works. If you're a follower or subscriber to this blog tell me so in a comment. If you're not, than follow or subscribe and then leave a comment. That will get you one entry.
Because my 100th post falls smack-dab in the middle of Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month and because my son has Neurofibromatosis, you can earn extra entries for engaging in educating the public about NF. Go to The Children's Tumor Foundation or another reputable source of information and read a bit about Neurofibromatosis. Come back here and leave a comment about one thing you learned. That will earn you an extra entry.
Want even more entries?
- Tweet an NF fact on Twitter and copy @ReadilyAParent when you do so - that's another entry.
- Create an NF fact status update on Facebook and come back here to leave a comment with the link to your update - that's another entry.
- Do both and you earn another entry for doubling up.
- Blog about NF and/or this contest and earn another three entries.
- Not on Twitter or Facebook or own a blog? That's fine (though, really, what DO you do?). I'll take your word for it if you leave me a comment telling me you've told at least one friend about Neurofibromatosis. One entry for that.
You've got time to get those entries in. I will use a random draw tool at the end of May (that's over two weeks) to pick three winners. I will announce the winners on June 01. At that time we'll decide what your prize will be.
AND to make it even sweeter. If I decide to make and sell the same item at craft fairs/farmer markets/flea markets this summer, 10% of the profits from the sale of each item will go to a charity of your choice and 10% will go to NF Canada.
AND to make it even easier to win: those extra entries for facebooking, tweeting, blogging, or telling a friend about NF are unlimited. Each time you do it, let me know and you'll continue to get extra entries.
AND to encourage you to tell your friends and enter as often as possible: if there are over 300 facebook status updates or tweets (remember to include @ReadilyAParent) before the end of May about NF then I will pick an additional 3 winners.
What did I tell you? It's pretty neat isn't it? Potentially six winners each getting something they really want or need. But the real winners will be me and my son and all the other NF sufferers, because I'm hoping there will be lots of awareness about Neurofibromatosis spread this month.
*Edit: Just found out about the giveaways list over at sewmamasew (yet one more reason why you should always subscribe to a blog rather than just bookmarking it!). So if you're into winning handcrafted items, check out their list