Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Posted by Laurel Garver on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 22 comments
I've made so many lovely new friends through the Whoops! Blogfest, it appears I'm about to hit a blog milestone, the first 100 followers.

What is it about 100? It's really such an arbitrary number. It's not even symmetrical, and I groove on symmetry. After all, I picked 2/22 for a blogfest date. It's symmetrical, memorable and had wonderful homonym potential. (I appreciate you all letting me geek out that way.)

So, I've decided to announce a fun contest celebration when I reach 111 followers, that amazing age Bilbo celebrates in The Fellowship of the Ring.

Here's to eleventy-one!
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22 comments:

  1. Woo-hoo! What a creative and amazing idea!!! Happy soon 100 and happy soon eleventy-one! Who doesn't love bilbo?!

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  2. Heehee! This made me laugh!! Eleventy-one! Cheers to that!

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  3. Sarahjayne: I think you'll like this one. There will be writing involved.

    Jen: Thanks. Bilbo is awesome, isn't he?

    Tiffany: :-) Tolkein's humor is the best!

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  4. Love it!! And I have an 11 thing, too.

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  5. Thanks Laurel for doing the fest yesterday. i got 3 new followers and checked out some great blogs in the process! Can't wait for the 111 fest

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  6. What better reason to celebrate than eleventy-one?! If it's good enough for Bilbo, it's good enough for me. :-)

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  7. Ha! Very cool, good lady. Eleventy one it is. :)

    Plus, you haz a new blog award waiting...

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  8. Karen: Thanks. A friend of mine has a black cat named Eleven. Cool, huh?

    Julie: I added your link to the festival widget from the comment you posted on my scene. Hope that's OK. More folks shouls be able to find you now. Thanks for participating!

    Shannon: Indeed! You've been one of best followers from the very beginning, so many thanks for helping me get to this momentous time!

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  9. Simon: Ooh, I do? Yipee! Thanks, friend!

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  10. Congrats on almost-100-followers! I'm sitting pretty at 95, hoping I don't hit 100 before I think of a good giveaway. :)

    I guess I could do something like what you're doing and wait for an arbitrary number!

    Can't wait to have a chance to check out some of the entries from yesterday.

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  11. Amber: Thanks! Nothing arbitrary about it, though it *might* be a slight stalling tactic on my part. LOL. I fear folks might be getting contested-out. But I do have a good idea in mind.

    Have fun catching up with the fest!

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  12. Eleventy-one! But didn't he disappear on his birthday? Do you have a magic ring, Laurel???

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  13. I love this! Here's to Eleventy-one!

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  14. Tricia: actually it's Bilbo's using and awakening the ring that gets the whole LotR adventure going, isnt' it? The idea of incitement or change will part of the contest theme. Stay tuned!

    Nisa: Thanks! Stay tuned!

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  15. Wow, look at you go! Great idea with the 111. I like colouring outside of the lines.

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  16. Elle: and I like your willingness to show your Canadian flair--colouring indeed. :-)

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  17. Love it! Looking forward to your eleventy-first :)

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  18. Jemi: Looks like it will be soon. Stay tuned!

    Karen: Thanks! Stay tuned for more details.

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  19. The Whoops! Blogfest was fun. I'll watch your numbers rise quickly and prepare my party hat!

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  20. Mary: Thanks. I have some fun times planned!

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