Friday, May 09, 2008

Weekend Chatterbox Contest: Mother's Day

Sorry, for not posting that much this week. I am committed to completing my book for myself for Mother's Day. So here's this weekend's chatterbox question. It comes with a contest. One mother will win a free registration to the ACDW-VIP Online Writer's Conference on May 31. A $10 value, plus two free CFB May book picks. (If you don't know the picks check the site and watch the carousel in the sidebar.)

Here's the question:

What are you doing for yourself for Mother's Day?

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5 comments:

Rhonda McKnight said...

Hi Dee,

That's a great question. What am I doing for myself. I had considered that. Sent a gift to my mom and got a card for my close girlfriend, but what about me. Since I matter, too. I think I'll go and get a pedicure tomorrow. Thanks for making me think of myself.

I don't need the VIP registration (since I'm teaching), but I sure would love a book!

Dee S. said...

Thanks, Rhonda.

I hope you enjoy Claudia's book.

Matthew S. Urdan said...

All, thanks for taking the time to stop by, read, and comment on this very long post! It's much appreciated.

Dave, looking forward to the post!

LadyJava, thanks for the validation and the very kind words! I'm at Roxy's blog every day, so no doubt we'll cross paths there!

Mariuca, thanks for the validation and the kind words! You're absolutely right, it's very fair just to comment on your regular reader's posts, or on posts that you come across that catch your eye. If they don't catch your eye, chances are it isn't worth reading (for you) in the first place.

Also, thanks for the tag. I'll get to that later this week. I've got my blogging all done through Thursday and the posts have been made--they're just waiting in the blogger scheduler for the time stamp I put on them to come around.

Dee, thanks for the kind words and the validation. I couldn't agree with you more. EntreCard has introduced me to blogs I never would have found otherwise. I now have a solid core group that I try to visit every day.

Henson, you're absolutely right. Over time, when you drop on a blog repeatedly, even if you're just dropping and running, you get to know some basic stuff about a blog: how often it's updated, what the theme looks like, the graphics, the entrecard graphic....If a blogger drops on me consistently, I'll often pause and look around before dropping and running. And I'll echo what you and Dee both said about meeting people you never would have met otherwise. You're one of those great people.

Ken, yeah, in the blogosphere it's typical for someone else to beat you to the punch. But I think it's clear we're all of a like mind.

Also, the way I drop isn't necessarily the best way. My style is a little rigid, but I find it maximizes the use of my time. But every once and a while I deviate. I think all writers do--when you come across something by chance that seems worthwhile, it's often worth the time to follow the road less travelled to see how it will pan out, even if it's not part of the program.

Matt--so far no negativity or criticisms, I'm actually kind of surprised, but gratified.

Cheers all!

Dee S. said...

Thanks, Matthew for stopping by. What a surprise. :)

Audrey said...

I found you through the MommyFest. I had a great mother's day. It began with a Starbucks from one daughter and ended with steak on the BBQ from the other daughter. Hope you too had a great day.

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