Monday, March 28, 2011

One Year Blogoversary*

Today marks the one year anniversary of Polliwog on Safari. Google Analytics tells me I've had more than 2600 visits from more than 1150 unique visitors from 54 countries.

Thanks to all of the readers who've dropped by, commented, or shared this blog with others. Special thanks goes to those who've tweeted, linked to me from your blog or Facebook account, or otherwise helped spread the word.

As a special thanks to my readers, I'm offering you the chance to win a copy of The Green Hour by Todd Christopher. (I'll pay to ship it anywhere in the U.S. Readers outside the U.S. will need to pay for shipping).

Here's how you can win:
  • "Like" my new Facebook page "Michelle Cusolito, Writer"
  • "Subscribe" to this blog. (Bloggers may want to "follow" with Google Friend Connect) A new gadget on my sidebar allows you to follow by email. All you have to do is enter your email address on the right. Leave a comment or send me an email to let me know you're a subscriber.  michelle(at)michellecusolito(dot)net.
  • Tweet about Polliwog on Safari
  • Post this contest on your blog. (Again, leave a comment or drop an email. Google Alerts should notify me but sometimes posts are missed.)
  • Share a link to Polliwog on your Facebook wall. (If we're not FB friends, send me an email or leave a comment to tell me you did it). 
Every action you take earns you another chance to win. I'll put your name into a hat for each action and draw one winner.

This will be open from today until midnight EST on Monday, April 11th 2011. On Tuesday, April 12, 2011,  I'll post the winner. (I will post your name or handle only).

Thanks again readers!
    * I heisted this word from Melanie Linden Chan. I'm not sure if she coined it, but I heard it from her first.


    1. Hi Michelle. I've been enjoying your blog. I found you through a link on Wicked Local. Great to see you have a FB page to spread the word. I'll share a link on my blog and FB page. Keep the great ideas coming!


    2. Hello Barbara,
      Thanks for being a regular reader and for leaving a comment. I've entered you for the drawing 3 times. Thanks for spreading the word!

      Please leave us a link to your blog. Perhaps some of my readers will be interested.

    3. Wow, that is truly a milestone -- One year! Congrats!

    4. Thanks, Alexis.

      Readers, Alexis maintains an excellent blog called The Traveling Writer. She blogs about her work as a writer and also offers advice for writers/bloggers trying to establish their name and grow their readership. Check her out!
      She's on my blogroll, on the right sidebar, too.

    5. Hi Michelle!

      Nope, I didn't coin the term, haha! (I forgot where I bumped into it, actually.)

      Happy Blogoversary to you! Keep up the great work!

      ~Mel :)

    6. Hah! Well, I just wanted to give proper credit. Thanks Mel.