Monday, May 21, 2012

1st Blogiversary Giveaway!

That's right! 'So, You're a Writer...' started one year ago in May. (Seems longer, doesn't it?) To celebrate, I'm having a giveaway with three winners!

But first, a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me in the past year. I love you guys to death, and you're all rock stars. Seriously, I consider each and every one of you a blessing. Here's to another year of sharing our highs, lows, and everything in between!


Prizes:
  • Custom Blog Header
  • Custom Blog/Promo Button
  • 20 Page Critique 


Want to see examples of the design work I've done around the blogosphere in the past year? Click here. :)


Shout-out to my GFC followers + Feedburner subscribers!



Have a great week, guys!

 Did you notice? The balloon is reflecting the blog page. ;)

138 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on your first year!

Suzi said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Kyra Lennon said...

Congrats on your first year of blogging!

Candilynn Fite said...

"Happy Blogiversary to you!
Happy Blogiversary to you!
Happy Blogiversary, dear Carrie...
Happy Blogiversary to YOU!!!"
(Imagine me singing to you in soprano, except I'm not all that good. :) )

"...and many more!"

Tara Tyler said...

con gratulations!

yay for carrie, and many more!

Juliana Haygert said...

Congrats Carrie!

JeffO said...

Congratulations to you, Carrie. Hey, we started at about the same time!

Charity Bradford said...

Congratulations on surviving the first year! ;)

Angela Brown said...

It is amazing to think that it's been only one year since getting into the blogosphere.

Happy Blogiversary, Carrie!! Look forward to so much more as you blog about writing do's and don'ts, covers you love or don't and share the why's behind your thoughts so that the rest of us can learn a bit here and a bit there.

Cassie Mae said...

Yay yay yay!!!! I love blogoversaries! and what awesome prizes! (Pick me!)

Let's see, what do I wanna see you blog about, hmm...

I dunno, I love all your posts, lol. I love seeing the pictures you do for your wip's though. Like that casting call was awesome and the thing you did for the Oh My Hero was hecka cool. I just love your writing and I'm in love with Wallace, lol. (That was his name right? Started with a W)

Iain said...

Happy Blogiversary. Celebrate by writing a few lines of your WIP :o)

Sharon Bayliss said...

Thanks for the contest! Those are some great prizes. Congrats on one year.

bailey m kelsey said...

Wow, a whole year! I haven't been a follower that long, but in the 2 months ish I've known you and your blog, it's been a great read. You have some really great posts, and I'm glad I know you now!

Peggy Eddleman said...

Carrie-- You are the bomb! FABULOUS prizes. Happy blogiversary!! The balloon is awesome.

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Alex! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Suzi! :D

Natasha Hanova said...

Way to go! Congrats on your one year.

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Kyra! :)

Nancy Thompson said...

Happy anniversary, Carrie!! I, for one, am so glad I found you and your awesome blog. Those prizes are spectacular. As a lucky recipient of one of your fantastic header banners, I can honestly say those are wonderful prizes! You are incredibly generous, and we're lucky to have you. (((hugs)))

Melissa said...

Happy anniversary! :) You need to start your own business, girl. Your cyber skills are awesome!!! :D

Clarissa Draper said...

Congrats! I'm glad you have so many followers.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

You're a blessing, Carrie. Thank you for a great first year.

Hildred said...

Congrats! I have no idea when my blogoversary is, ha!

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, Candilynn!

...Man, I knew I should've thrown karaoke into the festivities! ;)

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I've been looking for some help in blog design, so that would be an awesome prize! I could also use the critique on my WIP, too!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Tara! I hope we're all around for many more. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Juliana! :D

Leslie Pugh said...

congrats on your anniversary! And I love your design work. I was just admiring the banner on Jessie Humphrey's blog.

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jeff! :) We did, didn't we? This calls for congratulations right back at you, blog twin! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Charity! :)

Carrie Butler said...

I know! It feels like I've know you guys for years now. We're all "old friends". :)

Thank you! I will add those topics to my blogging list. :D

Giora said...

Congrats on your anniversary, Carrie, and it's impressive that 340+ people follow your blog after one year. Nice blog headers. Do you also do covers for books?

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Cassie! (This reminds me. It's time for you to get a nickname!)

Oo, okay. I'll try to incorporate more artsy/WIP things this year. :D

I hope you get a chance to "meet" Wallace soon. He loves you, too! *Grins*

Carrie Butler said...

I've got it! You shall henceforth be known as Cassiopeia. :D

...Sure, she was a little vain in mythology, but her name means "she whose words excel". How cool is that?

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Iain! :)

...Always the motivating critique partner, aren't you? *Grins* I'll do it!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Sharon! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Bailey! I'm glad I know you, too! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Hmm...

If I am the bomb, you just wrote a book about me! *Grins*

Thank you, Pegasus!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Natasha! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Nancy! I really appreciate that. I'm so glad to have found you, too! *Hugs*

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Melissa! :) Oh man. I would love that!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Clarissa! We have such a supportive community! :)

Carrie Butler said...

So are you, Joylene. :) Thank you!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Hildred! Hmm... looks like your fourth blogiversary (on Blogger, at least) will be in October. That's pretty darn impressive!

Carrie Butler said...

You're very welcome!

Oo, sounds like perfect timing. Good luck! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Leslie! I appreciate that. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you very much, Giora! Covers aren't something I've tried yet, but I've been looking into that recently. :)

Iain said...

Only 'cos I want the next installment asap. lol

Summer Lane said...

Happy Blogosverary, Carrie!!! :)

Jessie Humphries said...

Happy Blogoversary! I am so honored to have my new banner highlighted on your examples page! It is so dang good. All your work is amazing.

Kathleen said...

Happy Blog Birthday/ Blogoversary!

Melodie Wright said...

Yay for thriving in the first year! Your prizes are great...as is your design skill. I second the commentor who asked if you design book covers. Maybe it's time to hang out your virtual design shingle, eh? You could already fill your 'customer testimonial' page.

Gail said...

A year in which you have done some amazing things! Congratulations.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Happy Blogoversary, Carrie!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Summer! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Aww... thanks, Jessie! I'm so glad you liked it. :D

twentysomethingfictionwriter said...

That's awesome, Carrie! Congratz to you, my sista :D

Morgan said...

Holy! A huuuuge accomplishment/thing to celebrate! And you're *such* a fab blogger/writer/etc... I respect you a whole lot ;)

Leigh Covington said...

Congrats Carrie! What a fantastic reason to celebrate! I totally thought you'd been around longer than a year. You're amazing! I love everything that you blog about so just keep it up! :)

Leslie Rose said...

They say the first year is the hardest, but I'm not sure "they" are talking about blogging. Happy Blogoversary. Blog on.

Sally said...

Aww, congratulations!! I always thought you had been blogging for much longer- hard to believe this is only your first year! Happy Blogiversary! I have enjoyed your posts these past months!<3

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

How fun! I love your work!
I was just looking at Nancy's new header and thinking how cool that looked. Nice job!

Next year you should do a blogfest with me where we get other writers to write the best advice/one great writing tip in 500 words or less. :)

Cristina said...

COngratulations on a year. and what great prizes, thank you!!!

Jennifer Lee Young said...

Congratulations! New here thanks to Leigh Covington. What a lovely blog you have!

Mina Burrows said...

Happy Blogoversary! And what a great contest. Love it!

Talli Roland said...

Yay Carrie! Congrats!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Kathleen! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Melodie! That's something I've always wanted to look into. Maybe now is the time. :D

Lindsay N. Currie said...

WHOOPEEE! Congrats Carrie:)

The Golden Eagle said...

Happy Blogoversary! Congratulations on a year of blogging.

Clever thing to do with the balloon. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Gail! :D

Hildred said...

Yes, on Blogger. But I've been writing-blogging even longer, just not on Blogger. And why am I not surprised it was in October? Probably did it to myself as a birthday present~

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Donna! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Victoria! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Aww... thanks, Morgan! I respect you, too. :D

Carrie Butler said...

It does feel longer, doesn't it? :) Thank you, Leigh! I appreciate that!

Carrie Butler said...

Sounds about right to me! *Grins* Thank you, Leslie!

Patrick said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! ^_^ Took a while to scroll through all these messages to find a place to leave my own comment! So many comments, and followers! How much this blog has grown in just a year. It's not a surprise though to anyone who reads it because then they would know how awesome it is.

Keep up the great work! :D *Cheers to the next year*!

Cassie Mae said...

Oh sweet!!! That's a barrel full of monkeys cool. :)

So you're going to rename your female lead, yes?

Wallace = drool :)

Carrie Butler said...

*Grins* I don't think Rena would appreciate the name change very much. She'd probably fight you for him!

Elana Johnson said...

Yay to year one! Congrats!

Carrie Butler said...

It is hard to believe, isn't it? Thanks for sticking with me this long! :D

Speaking of blogs...

Okay, okay! I'll spare you this time. *Grins* Thanks again!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Shelly! I really appreciate that. :D

Oh, that's a fantastic idea! Count me in. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Cristina! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you and welcome, Jennifer! It's great to have you here. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Mina! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks so much, Talli! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Lindsay! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Eagle!

...You must have eagle eyes, too. I didn't think anyone noticed! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Patrick! It's so fun, isn't it? You will not find a more supportive community on the internet. Blogging writers/readers are the best! :D

Carrie Butler said...

I won't lie, Elana. I squealed a little when I saw you commented on my blog. :D Thank you!

Cassie Mae said...

It. Is. On. :)

Sharon Bayliss said...

I mentioned your giveaway here. http://sharonbayliss.blogspot.com/2012/05/mayjune-2012-contests-critique.html

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Sharon! I appreciate that. :D

Kelley Lynn said...

Yeehaw!!! One whole year! You go girl :) Mine's coming up... oh my gosh I can't believe it. haha

Jessica Therrien said...

It does seem longer! Congrats :) Look at all these comments! YAY!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Kelley! It goes fast, doesn't it? :D I can't wait to celebrate yours!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Jessica! :D

linda said...

Awesome! Congrats on the blogiversary! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Linda! :)

Julia King said...

A huge congrats to you from me. I've entered ... I think... haha But at any rate, I'll get the word around about the contest. :D

Melissa Sugar said...

Congratulations and happy Blogoversary!. Way to go. Very impressive. I have also joined your two other blogs. You are on a roll, girl.

Carrie Butler said...

Yep, looks like your entries went through! :) Thank you, Julia!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Melissa! :D I appreciate that.

Angela Ackerman said...

One year and you are kicking butt in the blogging world! :) Congrats!!

Angela

mare ball said...

I don't know if it's too late, but I'm entering the contest. :-) I hope I understood correctly how to enter, it seemed the entry button clicked before I commented. :-) Anyhoo....congrats on your anniversary! My two year anniversary will be July. You have accomplished a lot!
mare
http://adventuresintheballpark.blogspot.com

Nicole Zoltack said...

Happy Blogoversary, Carrie!

Carrie Butler said...

Aww, thanks, Angela! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Don't worry, Mare! Your entry went through, and you still have 6.5 days left to earn additional entries. :) Thank you so much! I'll be sure to follow your blog, so I can return the congratulations in July. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Nicole! :D

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary! I love how you put all the pics under the post.

Have a great weekend!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Sharon! :) You too!

Jeff King said...

You rock... keep it up!

Jeff King said...

20 Page Critique, is what i want... if that matters at all.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jeff! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Duly noted. :) I view the prizes as interchangable, so that'll work. Best of luck!

Lydia Kang said...

Wow, that is an awesome giveaway! Congrats on makign the 1 year mark!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Lydia! :D

Mark Murata said...

As for the question I want you to blog about: How are your business cards working for you?

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks for the suggestion, Mark! I'll do a post on it soon. They're working out well, so far! :)

C.M.Brown said...

Congrats Carrie on one year of Blogging! Great contest, thanks for the opportunity!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, C.M.! :)

Sophia Chang said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love those - and yes, it does seem longer :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Sophia! I guess the whole "time flies" thing doesn't apply here. ;)

Michael Pierce said...

Happy Blogaversary and thanks for the giveaway! I'm new to your blog, so I don't have any suggestions for the next year. Thanks for commenting on my post. It's a pleasure to meet you. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Michael! It's a pleasure to meet you, too. :)

Julie DeGuia said...

Just found your blog. Thanks for the giveaway! I always enjoy reading about the "road to publication" process... from anyone going through it!

Jennifer Hillier said...

Happy one year blogoversary! Why does it feel like I've known you forever? And I mean that in a good way - I honestly can't imagine not having you around! :)

Carrie Butler said...

It's great to have you here, Julie! :) Welcome!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you! Because we're cool like that, of course. ;) You too!

kelworthfiles said...

Wow, congratulations, and it's nice to meet you! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you! :) It's nice to meet you, too!

Emily said...

Happy one year anniversary! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Emily! :D

Nick Wilford said...

Nice to have met you and here's to many more blogiversaries to come! What an amazing giveaway. Congrats! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Nick! Nice to have met you, too. :)

Sally Berty said...

Haha, this is a totally late reply, but guess what I have for you to see...

http://sallythedestroyer.blogspot.com/

(...I really hope links work here xD)

Carrie Butler said...

Sally!! You did it! :D I'm so excited!