Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My First Post, A Thank You, And A Giveaway!!

Well, I've decided to give blogging another chance! I've been thinking about it for quite awhile, and I figured now was just as good a time as any.

The reason I stopped blogging before was because my perfectionist attitude got in my way. I wanted my blog to look perfect and to have all the cool bells and whistles that I was seeing on other peoples' blogs. The only problem was that I couldn't figure out how to make that happen, and instead of enjoying my blog for its intended purpose...documenting my thoughts, feelings, and my life in general...I just gave up. I decided I didn't want to blog at all if I couldn't have it be perfect from the beginning instead of just learning slowly as I went along. I know, not the best attitude to have.

So, this time around I've decided to take it one step at a time. I'm just going to blog with what I already know how to do, which is write, and the rest will come eventually (If you're wondering, yes, part of my work with my therapist is working on how not to be such a perfectionist, LOL!). I'm so proud of myself for actually managing to get a few blog buttons on here already, and with this post I'm hoping to be able to get a hyperlink working. So, wish me luck!!

Okay, for my first post, I thought I'd let you know about an awesome giveaway going on at Photo Bug Baby!! There are an amazing TWENTY-TWO SPONSORS! You might think that means there will be twenty-two winners, but, guess what? You'd be wrong! There is actually going to be a whopping TWENTY-EIGHT WINNERS!!! You can stop rubbing your eyes and cleaning your glasses because they are working just fine. Yes, you read that correctly. It does say there will be twenty-eight winners. How awesome is that??!!

Now, you probably want to know how to enter this fabulous giveaway, right? Well, all you have to do is click here. Toni at Photo Bug Baby has offered each reader twenty-six chances at winning a prize, and you are able to win more than once!!! It doesn't get much better than that! Oh, and you have until November 30, 2008 at 11pm EST to enter.

Before you head on over to Photo Bug Baby to enter the Tinsel Town Giveaway, I want to thank a couple of people who helped me figure out how to do some things on this blog. I'd like to thank Toni from Photo Bug Baby and Mary from Adventures In Mommyland who were both kind enough to email me excellent directions on how to put buttons on a blog and how to create a hyperlink. Thanks so much, Toni and Mary, for all the help!! I appreciate it more than you know!!

Well, it's just about 2:30 in the morning so I'm going to say goodnight for now. If you stopped by, I hope you'll leave a comment so that I know you were here. Take care, and have a great day!!


Mary512 said...

I'm glad your giving it a second shot! For me blogging is a daily learning experience, and you'll only get better as you go. Look how far I've come in 11 months! Also I like your writing style, it engages the audience. Let me know if you have any more questions! Regards, Mary

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I can relate. The first year or so of my blog is so bad and I thought about deleting all those posts but I've decided to just live with it. I'm glad to see you haven't given up on blogging all together!