Friday, February 17, 2012

Let's Celebrate!

First off --- have you noticed the changes to the blogger word verification codes just turned impossible? Well I did! I hate 'em. Seriously - it takes me at least 2 tries to make the darn thing work! So... if you haven't read J.A. Bennett's post on how to turn these little SOB's off, go HERE to find out. Of course, afterwards, you really should turn yours off. Am I being mean? No! I'm not trying to be. It's just that I really want to keep commenting on your blog but if those verification codes are there, it may weaken my resolve. Just sayin.

NOW ON TO THE CELEBRATION!!!

If you missed my last post, you'll notice that I reached 200 followers! I love it! I'm so excited you guys. It means so much that you would follow me. I, in return, love to follow you back, as long as google friend connect allows me to find you. I love meeting you guys and finding out how truly awesome you are. In honor of your "awesomeness" ... I have a prize!

A copy of EVERNEATH by Brodi Ashton
I am currently reading this & LOVING it!


a Rafflecopter giveaway Contest closes Friday, February 24th. You must live within the continental U.S. to win. WINNERS will be announced on Monday, February 27th.

56 comments:

David P. King said...

I want some of that action. Congrats on 200. That was FAST! :)

Cristina said...

oohhhhh! I want this book so much. I entered, I think I did it right :)

Kyra Lennon said...

Living in the UK means I can't play, but congrats on all the followers! :)

Thanks for directing me to the instructions on how to turn off comment moderation. I assumed that it was off because I couldn't find it, but when I looked, I realised it had been on the whole time, oops! It's off now though! :D

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Congrats on 200 followers! :D You don't have to enter me. :)

S.P. Bowers said...

Hope I did it right. Congrats on the followers! And I totally agree with the word verification. I recently turned mine off but only because I didn't know I had it on in the first place. sorry.

Cortney Pearson said...

Yay, 200? That's awesome!! Congrats. I just entered--hope I did it right! :D

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Everneath has beautiful art. I love all the swirly red surrounding the lady with the perfect body.

And yes...I too hate captcha. Please everyone...turn it off!

Tobi Summers said...

Thanks for the giveaway! And congrats on the 200!

Juliana said...

Nice! Congrats on 200 followers!

Hildred said...

Congratss on 200 followers! I'm teetering at 99 myself. My goodness, somebody push it over already! Haha.

I'm entering the contest simply because that cover is gorgeous. I love me some red, but woooow. (Although the whole "missing eyes" thing is as disconcerting as ever, ha.)

Ruth Josse said...

I wants it! I was going to buy a copy at LTUE but they were almost literally snatched from my fingers.
Congrats on 200!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

It seems to be the week of 200s - congrats!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Congrats on getting to 200 so quickly! It's on account of your awesomeness.

I met Brodi Saturday, and she's adorable! And oh, my gosh. She struck gold in the book cover department. It it so fabulous!

And I'm right there with you on the Word Verification thing. I hate it in all its forms! I've almost done a post begging people to turn theirs off so many times!

Jolene Perry said...

I don't have word verification.

The WORST that'll happen, is I'll get comment spam that can be deleted with ONE button, lol.

I"m going to stop visiting blogs, lol. I"m spending more time squinting and trying to type and re-type than commenting, lol

And now I"m half off topic and full on my rant, lol

Morgan said...

Eeeee!!!! I want to read Everneath so bad!!!! Go Brodi!!!!

Annnd I loved J.A. Bennett's post... right after, I went and turned off the word verification. It's sooooo much nicer!!!

Carol Kilgore said...

Thank you for not using word verification. Blogger's filters work extremely well, and if people don't allow anonymous comments, there are next to no spam worries.

Happy Weekend!

L.G.Smith said...

Love the cover on that book.

And I've begun carpet bombing sites that use word verification. Seriously, I'm asking them in my comments to please turn it off. It's beyond annoying now.

Elana Johnson said...

Hate the word verification too!

Congrats on the followers -- and I loved EVERNEATH.

Hope Roberson said...

Congratulations on 200!!!!! Woo hoo!!! That's so awesome, glad to be one of them :) I love your blog!
And I started thinking my vision was getting worse and that I was getting really old cause I couldn't figure out half those darned verify words! They're poop! Okay, so maybe it is my vision and my age, but geesh, do they have to be so blurry?

inluvwithwords said...

Congrats on the 200!!
The new word verification thingy is driving me mad! I'm clicking over now to find out how to turn it off, thanks!

Jenny S. Morris said...

Congrats!!!

Word verification is kicking my BUTT. I can't figure out the second set of words. LOL.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Way to go, 200! That's awesome. I've already got an ARC of Everneath (got to read it the first time last July), and I just finished listening to the audiobook. *sigh* Love this book

And listening to it after a break really made a lot of stuff stand out that I blew past the first time. Can't wait for the next book, which Brodi jokingly calls Everneathier. lol

prerna pickett said...

what an awesome giveaway. I've been dying to read this!

i'm erin. said...

HOoray! I'm glad you're over 200. I also truly appreciate the eye-candy on your blog and I want that book in a bad way. hint hint.

Lara Schiffbauer said...

The word verification is awful. One word was bad, but the two word thing is beyond frustrating. I can't read the darn things. Spam is not that big of a deal, I swear!!

Congrats on 200 if I didn't say it before!

Julie Hedlund said...

OMG I was JUST thinking TODAY about how I wanted to write a blog post about turning those darn word verifications off but felt I shouldn't do it because I didn't have a "how-to" resource. Well, you gave me one, and I'm fired up now, so off I go to write it! :-)

And I would LOVE to win Everneath! Congrats on 200 followers !!!

Angela Cothran said...

Lets all band together against verifications!!! It could be like a cult! You could be our leader and I will make the brownies :)

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Yay on the 200! I'm glad I cut out the captcha a while back. I don't like the new two word and numerical settings. geez.

Trisha said...

Re: the word verfication..um, YESSSS. I've been struggling with the annoying mofos for the past few days too ;) I wish everyone would turn theirs off.

Pretty sure I did turn mine off, but feel free to let me know if somehow I didn't ('cause I thought I had once before, but then I hadn't, and then I turned it off again...but maybe I didn't? hehe)

Trisha said...

typo! verIfication ;)

Shallee said...

Ooh, such a cool book! Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats on the followers!

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations, Leigh! :D

Kelley said...

Look at you go missy! SO awesome! You deserve all the followers. I bow to you my dear ;)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Congratulations and I agree...turn them off!

Hope Roberson said...

Scrolling down through the comments, just wanted to say thanks for the eye candy ;)

Samantha said...

Congrats! Just entered :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on 200+ Followers! :)

Laura said...

congrats!

Julia Hones said...

Congratulations on the number of followers! I also hate that code, by the way. I never get it right the first time.

clarbojahn said...

Congrats, Leigh. We love you back. I think you're great. And thanks for the give away. Count me in.
Clarbojahn

Melanie Fowler said...

200!!! Wahoo!!!

Krista M said...

Congrats on 200 followers! That's awesome! :)

And I agree, the word verification has become impossible! I turned mine off.

Leslie Rose said...

200. 200. I'm chanting. The word verification send me to Walmart for reading glasses and I STILL can't see the darn letters.

Cassie Mae said...

Oh my gosh! Blogger ate the comment I made the other day! I swear I was here before! I'm entering the giveaway again just in case it didn't take it before, which it looks like it ate that too.

Arg.

Anyways... yay for 200 followers! Whoot whoot and happy dancing and lots of chest bumps!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Oh, man! I'm so glad it isn't just me that can't read the new capchas! They've been driving me NUTS! Thanks for the post. And congrats on 200 followers! :)

Jack said...

I turned off word verification cuz if I found it a negative on other people's sites, others would find it a negative on my site! So, I chucked it! The hilarious part of this whole change blogger implemented is that the same word verification process was used over at MegaUpload...and we all know what happened with them!

Jack said...

Woops! I forgot one thing: CONGRATS on the 200 followers! Big milestone! :)

designofthepicturebook.com said...

You make me want to read YA forever and ever. xo
Carter

Nichole Giles said...

So turns out, I wasn't following YOU either! *face palm* Remedied. And now we are even.

LOVE.Love your header. It's awesome.

Catherine Denton said...

Yes, I HATE the new verification; I second your request to turn it off.

Congratulations on 200!!! Got my fingers crossed to win. hee-hee And thanks for your sweet words on my blog.
Catherine Denton

Deana said...

Congrats on the followers Leigh! And so you know I HATE the verification too! Mine is off:)
And I am entered:)

Margo Berendsen said...

This was the first book added to my 2012 TBR list. Would love to win!

Mark Koopmans said...

Hey,

Congrats on 218 :) AND for being a RockStar-ess :)

Thanks also for comments on my Challenge post re the word verification issue :) It's meant to be humorous, but boy has it struck a chord, and I have already sent several peeps over to J.A.'s blog :)

Betsy Love said...

Congrats on reaching 200+ followers. I am your newest one! It's been so much fun getting to know you on FB and on your blog. The book give-away looks fabulous. I'm always looking for a great book to read. (But then you should see the pile next to my bed.)

I've love to have you follow me, if you haven't already. And guess what? NO VERIFICATION CODES. Never have never will. I want folks to feel comfortable in my world.
http://betsyloveldsauthor.blogspot.com

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

That was FAST, Leigh!
And I would LOVE to be entered but it says 'contest closed' :(
I've done that before with Rafflecopter where you tell it the day to close and it closes at midnight on that morning, a whole day earlier than you were planning on. Live and learn.
If you can add me to the contest, I would love it. If not then I'm glad I stopped by to say, 'congrats!'
I don't think I've told you how much I love your banner, either, but I DO!

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