What does one call the annual celebration which marks the date of a blog’s launch? A blaunch? A blirthday? A woo-fricking-hoo-versary? I do not know the terminology, but in Tartitude’s case, I know that date occurred this last weekend on May 30, 2009.
Twelve months, peeps. One hundred fifty-two posts. A wealth of shared wisdom, community, and hopefully a few laughs. And I owe it all to you folks, the people who have given me the most precious of all resources: your time.
If I owned the universe, I’d:
- pay you back with Daniel Craig-delivered backrubs (or another celebrity, if you haven’t forgiven DC yet for the Unfortunate Moustache).
- pay to meet you for a week in Hawaii, where we’d wax surfboards and philosophic, ogle the pool boys, and fight a losing battle with sand butt.
- fix BP’s mess.
Alas, since I’m not God — only the next best thing, which is to say a hopeful Canadian romance writer and Tart — you’ll have to settle for smaller delights. They are simple, but heartfelt, and as eclectic as the range of blog posts you’ve suffered through. I shall call them the I ♥ the Tart™ Prizes. Ain’t that swell?
To qualify as a winner, between today and midnight MST, June 10, 2010, you will:
- Think about a book or blog that especially touched you in the last year. (ETA: Not me!)
- Make a genuine effort to contact the author with a brief note of thanks. (Feel free to do it on FB, Twitter, their blogs, whatever…)
- Record the author’s name and book/blog title here, so we can all add to our groaning To Be Read piles. (Or in Glinda and company’s case, your groaning, er…electrons.)
- I will enter your name in the RNG to a maximum of three entries per person. I will not follow up to see if you’ve done your part, because Tartitude’s readership are honorable people.
- (Optional) If you don’t yet follow this blog through Networked Blogs, Feedburner or WordPress (link below), sign up for one of those services.
The three winners (Canadian or Continental US locations only, please) will be able to choose one of the following:
Come, Thou Tortoise – by Jessica Grant (an quirky, awesome book by a Canadian I want to promote)
Tender Graces – by Kathryn Magendie (an incredible example of southern women’s fiction I want to promote)
Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path – Nancy Pickard & Lynn Lott
Becoming a Writer – by Dorothea Brande
And in case you’re not into books, A 26-oz. Orange-cinnamon candle
Is that clear as mud? Exciting? Bizarre? Doesn’t matter, the buzzer’s ticking as we speak. Go forth and spread hope to all those awesome writers you adore, guys.
Oh! One last thing, in case I haven’t been explicit enough: To each and every one of you who’ve walked this citrusy hall of wonder, thank you!!! You’ve made it a year of juice and zest. 🙂