My life has been so edified by you, the kind readers of this blog. With your sweet comments and e-mails you have given me confidence as a writer, with your excellent book recommendations you've given me many delightful evenings of reading, and with your loyalty you've given me the motivation to continue this discipline of blogging.
I want to thank you and express my sincere gratitude in some tangible way.
I wish I could give one of these to everyone who visits! Sadly I can only gift this giveaway to one person, but my gratitude and prayers (yes, I pray for you each day... mostly not be scandalized by anything I write!) extends to everyone.
I also know that many of you aren't familiar with all of the bloggy accouterments and doodads. Let me give you a rundown of some of the symbols (which will play a part in how you enter this giveaway).
What the buttons mean:
On the right sidebar you should see something that looks like this.
The orange box with the signal symbol on it is called an RSS feed. If you click this (and then click "subscribe" after that), you can read all of the posts from this blog on your computer desktop, in a feed reader (such as Google Reader or Bloglines), or even as a folder in your bookmarks that will auto-update each time there is a new post here.
The envelope icon is an e-mail subscriber. Instead of visiting the blog to see if there has been an update ('cause I post at all hours of the day), you get an e-mail each time there is a new post.
The blue Facebook button is for my page on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, you can "Like" my page on Facebook and receive blog updates there (and also extra pictures, statuses and things that don't make it to the blog).
The little blue birdie icon is for Twitter. If you tweet, you can get updates there.
The YouTube button is for my channel on YouTube. Hopefully this will get more use in the coming months.
Finally there is that "Follow with Google Friend Connect" button. If you have a Google account (or even Yahoo) this is another way to stay updated.
Giveaway Rules: There are 3 possible entries for this giveaway.
1. To enter, simply leave a comment answering the question: What is your favorite type of post on City Wife, Country Life? Recipes, stories, marriage posts, photos, earthy crunchy stuff, homeschooling, homesteady stuff... something else? (I'm not doing this to inflate my ego. Seriously! I just want to know which types of posts I should focus more of my attention on in the future).
2. To increase your chance with a second possible entry, leave a comment indicating that you have (or already) subscribed to this blog by RSS feed, Google Friend Connect, or E-mail.
3. For a third possible entry, leave a comment indicating that you have (or already) liked CWCL on Facebook, followed on Twitter, or subscribed on YouTube.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
Entries must be received by Tuesday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced on Wednesday.
Good luck, and seriously... thank you!
Oh, and if you need any ideas on how to spend it, I'd highly recommend: this, this, or this.