05 March 2011

Winners, Plural

"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else."
~ Albert Einstein 

Winners.
That's right. I said winners. Plural. I mean, what else could I do with 190 comments?

190 comments?! Wow! This was the best soup party yet! 

I have to apologize if I have not left a comment on your soup. Yet. I got bogged down in some major deadlines this week and I still have about 40+ more to go. I promise that I will get there to sample your soup! Keep a little bit of leftovers just for me!

I am a busy bee making more of my 'simple truths' pendants right now and since that is what I am giving away to not one... not two... but THREE lucky winners, this is a great time to choose! 

The rules were that you had to leave a comment, any comment on the post. AND you also had to have some way for me to get in touch with you directly. I found it a bit disheartening to find that there are scads of soup-ers out there how do not have their email visible in their profile, or didn't bother to leave their email in the comments. 


That makes me so very sad. 
You see, I love to respond to each and every comment that is made on my blog. {Okay, I don't always respond to EVERY comment. And I am still going back and re-reading certain comments from certain posts that were very personal for me. But I really do try.} I love it when I get a comment and it has the email turned on so that all I need to do is hit reply and we can keep the conversation going. It feels like maybe we are friends sharing a chat over our favorite beverage.
But if you don't have that turned on in your profile? Then you likely are not getting many comments back. 

So... if you left a comment on my Bead Soup post from last week, and you did NOT get a reply from me, it is likely that you don't have a way for me to find you. {And unfortunately, that means that you were out of the running of the swag...} 
:-(
{Never fear if you were in that group! Read on for a redemption!}

It is a simple thing, really. And I want you to know that I have never experienced spam because of it, so don't let that stop you. 
Just go to your dashboard, and next to your pretty picture select "Edit Profile." From there you need to check that box next to "Show My Email Address." Your email address on file will be below. You can even change your email address for replies if that is not the one that you log in with. Don't forget to click save! Easy-peasy and sweet as pie you will start getting comments. 
;-) 
[NOTE: I found a tutorial on another blog that will show you step by step if you just can't picture it from my description because I lack the ability to take a good screen shot. Click here.]

I encourage you to give it a try. I have yet to meet a blogger that doesn't like to get comments. This little check box will make it easy for the party to continue!

Okay. I am stepping off my soap box. On to the winners!
{What will it be ladies? One from my Etsy shop? Or a custom one made just for you?}
1st Prize - A 'simple truths' pendant (either one from my Etsy store valued at $12 or less OR a custom pendant just for you!) and that scrumptious bar of marzipan chocolate all the way from Germany goes to..................................................... 
2nd Prize - A 'simple truths' pendant goes to ..................................................... 
3rd Prize - A 'simple truths' pendant goes to ..................................................... 
CYNTHIA of CynthsBlog!

Ladies... please email me your contact information and choice.


But wait! Time for a redemption! If you were one of the unfortunate few who was an unwitting No-Reply sort of blogger, I encourage you to turn that email on and then leave me a comment on this post letting me know that you did,  (to which I will reply, of course! ;-). I want to hear from you (yes, you... and you... and you!). I will select ONE MORE WINNER of a 'simple truths' pendant from all former Non-Repliers pulled at random on Monday, March 7th!
Enjoy the day!

25 comments:

Leigh said...

Sorry about that- brand new to blogger here. Thank you for giving us a chance to redeem ourselves ((hugs)).

Mine is now fixed, but just in case:
liamsamuel@gmail.com

Carol B said...

I switched my email to "on" after reading your post. :) I love those pendants!

Janet said...

Such Treasures Erin!!!! I want them all lol. I am going to have to be buying from you more and more I see. Luckey Winners congratz to the winners!
Jan x

rosebud101 said...

Congratulations to the winners!!!!

somethingunique said...

Hi Erin, congrats to all of you lucky winners, & to you Miss Erin Thank-you for your very generous givaway your pendants are abso fabu.ttfn Lana :)

Penny said...

Hi Erin, I was rolling along reading your post and then I was pleasantly surprised and I let out a big hooray, to see my name posted as one of the winners of your lovely pendants. Thank you so much for sharing the love. I am really excited to receive your package.

Deb said...

Hi, I have switched my email on after reading your post, I did think it was on so thanks for the education ;-)

Deb

Rebecca said...

Drat! I was so hoping it might be me who won one of your gorgeous pendants! Congratulations to all those who did - I'm very jealous. I guess I'll just have to get one the old fashioned way...I am going to have to think what I would like written on mine...

mary jane said...

congratulations to the winners! you are a generous one erin...

artybecca said...

I turned my email on so I can earn a redemption slot in the drawing hat!

Kristen said...

You are too sweet to hold another giveaway for those who don't have e-mail on. I know how much you love to carry the conversation further. I am so happy for the lucky winners!

Norma's Clay said...

First, congratulations to all the winners. Second, thanks for the lesson on blogging correctly. Now I have my e-mail ON. Third, thanks for redemption. And last, well said by Einstein:"you have to know the rules of the game..." You are very generous, thanks.

jamberry_song said...

I'm glad you posted this! I have no idea if my email is turned on. Checking now...

EmandaJ said...

Hi Erin, I just checked my profile and discovered it have the correct email address, (I sign in with a different one.) So redeem me, please.

Emanda

sandi m said...

Duh, thanks for the tutorial.
I think I finally got it! And now for another chance....

rosebud101 said...

Mine is on now! At least, I hope it is!

Cindy said...

CONGRATS to all of the lucky winners in Erin's generous give away! Erin, you got me....finally listening to your advice and turned my email on! I guess I didn't pay attention since I don't blog with Blogger. Thanks for the tips on how to do this. :-)

BooBeads said...

Well I thought I had my email turned on but it wasn't!
Thanks for the chance!
I inspired myself and made a pendant after my last comment in metal :)

TessM said...

Erin ~ I'm no longer one of the unwitting scads that mistakenly thought their e-mail was on (but it really wasn't) ~ thanks to our chat last week!
Thanks again for your help ~ and for generously giving us another chance to win one of your amazing pendants. Crossing my fingers & toes that I'll be lucky #4!!

Pretty Things said...

Congratulations, everyone! And I'm glad this party was a good one for you!

MoonRae said...

Congrats to the winners!! and you're a real sweetie Erin giving the others another chance!
~Sharon~

KayzKreationz said...

I don't know if my e-mail shows or not. Will be checking that out. In the meantime, here's my e-mail

kaythomerson@hotmail.com

KayzKreationz said...

Just updated my profile and made sure my e-mail shows up in it. Thanks.

Karen Williams said...

I am definitely the slow tortoise, running through the tour at my own slow pace. But it's definitely worth it!

I love how you worked with the warm, autumnal colors of your soup mix! Beautiful!

And this post answers a question I've had about how in the world to email other bloggers. I was one of those with my email turned off. Thanks for the tip!

Sandi Volpe said...

Hi Erin,

I think I was one of the offenders, since I have multiple emails and my boys have gmail accounts, plus updates on wp got rid of my contact thing there.

Anyway, fun meeting you, thanks for the paper and bead for my pendant, hope to have some pictures up later this week.

info@sandivolpedesigns.com

Back to laundry so I can do some creating later:-)

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