Friday, October 2, 2009

BLOGTOBERFEST - Day 2 - These Are A Few Of Your Favourite Things

Wow! Can you believe the number of people who are joining in with BLOGTOBERFEST. I'm absolutely gobsmacked.

If you haven't signed up and want to join in with BLOGTOBERFEST, do it here. You can join in anytime during the month. Even October 30th if you want. You know me, no pressure.

I've decided that I'm going to treat the sign up list like a candy bowl. You know, something you can dip into when you've got a spare bit of time and feel like a treat. Best not to try and eat all the candy at once - you'll make yourself ill!

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So it's Friday and that's good news. Good news because it's the weekend and great news because it's time for the Friday Giveaway.


I've decided to do something a little different. Pop yourself in the draw for the giveaway, and if you're the lucky winner I'll make you up a very special, personalised giveaway including supplies, inspiration and an original creation by me. Once the winner is chosen I'll visit your blog to get ideas and put your prize together. A little gift from me to your creative heart.

Just leave a comment on this post by midnight Sunday (or thereabouts) and I'll draw a winner on Monday sometime. I'll happily post to anywhere in the world.


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I feel like I have so much to say. The words won't quite come yet, and let's face it there's plenty of October left for the saying. I feel surrounded by community and bursting with joy about BLOGTOBERFEST. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey.

147 comments:

  1. Ooh thank you Tinnie for creating such a wonderful idea. I try and read a few newbies from the list that I havent heard of before and have discovered a few new people to read already. I am having fun thinking of future posts for the rest of the month and have loved reading about others ideas too. It really does make you get inspired with an idea like this. Can you count me in the draw too please, thank you!

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  2. I am having to organise myself to divide all the Blogtobers by 31 to try and visit them all!! I hope I last the distance!!!

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  3. I'm just having a great time with this Blogtoberfest thing... and I've only posted one day! But, I've got ideas.. :) Thanks for "hosting" this. I would love to be considered for the drawing!

    LauraB in Utah USA

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  4. this little festival of yours seems to have a snowball effect - it's great!

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  5. awww... from your heart to mine?? That's the sweetest thing ever!! I love the idea though. Extremely personal. I am still working on ideas for my give away and it's driving me a little nuts hehe. I have passed a few blogtoberfest blogsand they are just great!! Well done on creating a massive hit!!

    xo Steph

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  6. Thanks for "creating" this fab idea. I'm new to your blog and love it already. I love that you're letting us dip our toes in or rest if needs be too. I can't wait to have a "free" evening after the bebito is safely tucked in to have a read of everyone's awesome blogs. YAY!

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  7. I'm gobsmacked at how many people have joined in too! It's so fantastic! I am dying to visit them all. Will try to pace it out by looking at 50 a week = 7 a day. I could probably pull it off...


    great giveaway idea too. It's fantastic! I'm in

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  8. you are truely wonderful and it's just so you to say...join in on the 30th, no pressure.
    looking forward to the month ahead and have already discovered some wonderful adventurers (?) along the way...and it's only day 2! hooray for the weekend ♥

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  9. How could one NOT join in? Blogtoberfest is a wonderful idea!! And how great is a PERSONALISED giveaway? You don't get much better than that!

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  10. Would love to be in the draw! I've always been blogging everyday, and having a festival as an 'excuse' to blog is even better!

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  11. wow, a personalised gift sounds divine! with so many blogs to visit, nothing else will get done this month, or the next!!

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  12. It's wonderful Cathy! Such fun! Yay for Blogtober!
    x

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  13. Oh I'm so glad it's not too late. I was thinking about joing in and then I was worried I wouldn't have enough time or things to write about. Considering how happy I am that I'm not too late maybe that means I'm ready to commit to Blogtoberfest too.

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  14. What a great way to do a giveaway. A personalised gift would be very nice to receive. Thank you for organising Blogtoberfest. I am so excited to be able to take part this year.

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  15. Ok so I really really want to join but I am afraid of commitments. What if I can't stick to the one post a day thing? Argh!

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  16. Sounds like an interesting giveaway!

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  17. Oh I love this idea, I was going to sign up but I can't even get to my e-mails daily, but thank you for the fest and may I please enter the draw.

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  18. Well, gracious host, this blog fest is already looking bigger than 2008 ... maybe even bigger than Ben Hur! Its going to be a fun month.

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  19. Hey chick, last year I thought about it, this year, I'm in. Thanks for organising us all.

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  20. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity.

    I am looking forward to trying to read a reasonable whack of these at least on the weekends.

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  21. Thanks Tinnie for starting the festival. Great idea. I'm looking forward to finding some 'new to me' blogs and entering all the giveaways :-)

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  22. Thanks so much for organizing such a great event! 2 blogs down 29 to go.

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  23. Thanks for the creating such a great idea that united so many people together!
    I am so happy I joined this festival and now a giveaway too!
    Thank you for the opportunity!

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  24. What a sweet idea! That's what craft & creating is all about, at is's core - the personal touch, the connection... bravo! (& I hope I win one lol)

    I am loving Blogtoberfest too - it FEELS like a festival... as odd as that sounds... and it's so, so great.

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  25. oh yes there is plenty of time - days and days, in fact weeks left. I'm trying to pace myself!

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  26. Thankyou Tinnie for your amazing blog and the Blogtoberfest. It is amazing how many people are doing it - I am doing my very best to visit each and every blog on the list! I would love to be included in your giveaway : )

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  27. I'm amazed how many bloggers out there have signed up. I already have one new public follower on one of my participating blogs.
    Oh what a generous gal you are a giveawy so quick!

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  28. Thankyou for hosting again this year, I'm looking forward to seeing everyones posts but considering how popular it is this year I don't know if I'm going to be able visit every one!

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  29. What a lovely post for a Friday evening. Would it be just plain greedy for me to enter???

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  30. I just wanted to say what a great idea Blogtoberfest is! It's given me and my sister the encouragement we need to really get into blogging. We're really looking forward to meeting all the other crafty minded gals out there too!
    x Lauren

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  31. Add me to the list of thankers for the creative brain that came up with Blogtober. Motivation has been a bit thin on the ground in recent months so a hypothetical kick up the bum was appreciated!

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  32. Another thanksful person - a spot of self discipline AND peer group pressure should help me though Blogtober :)

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  33. I love the candy bowl comparison - But I really want to check them all out - I know if I do I will make myself sick...(too much candy or too much computer time)

    Love to be in your giveaway.

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  34. 206??? gulp. Oh dear! I hope lots of people I already read are signed up! This is certainly a challenge, but I have lots of ideas, so hopefully I can keep it up until October 31 :-)

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  35. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful idea! This is definitely going to challenge me!
    Count me in for your draw!

    :)

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  36. I'm enjoying the Blogtoberfestivities and have been visiting a few new blogs everyday - hopefully I'll get through the list by the end of the month!

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  37. A candy bowl sounds like the perfect analogy. I really, really love finding new blogs to read and devour but I need to pace myself.

    The giveaway sound perfect too - you're full of really good ideas! x

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  38. Thanks so much for being the creative genius behind Blogtoberfest - count me in for the Friday Giveaway xx

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  39. I can't wait to sit down this weekend and peruse all the participating blogs. Thanks for organizing so much fun!

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  40. It's so wonderful reading through everybody's blogs ... I've read a few today and I really enjoyed badskirt and I'm looking forward to reading more. Thanks for a great idea.

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  41. Thanks T for organising Blogtoberfest, I'm having a ball already! So much to do and so little time, where am I going to fit 'reality' into October?

    Maybe I won't! Would love a personalised pressie, should one feel like coming my way....

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  42. This thing has mushroomed from last year and I think that's a good thing. October is an energizing month to me and hopefully I'll be able to sustain the energy to the end!

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  43. What a great giveaway and what a great blog festival turnout! Well done you!

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  44. I'm so excited to be part of Blogtober! I wasn't sure, as I'm pretty new to blogging, but I'm so glad I've dived in - I'm loving feeling a part of this crafty community! Thanks Cathy :)

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  45. what a neat idea for a giveaway! yes please. me, please!!

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  46. Wow, so many people have signed up since I checked yesterday. It's so much fun to discover some amazing blogs and so many creative people. Truly inspiring!

    Please count me in for your fantastic giveaway too ;)

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  47. oh, wow!
    last year was so fun! this year looks like it is going to be so fun, too! i love this blogtoberfest thing. :)

    and mmm, hmmmm.
    of course i'd love to win your giveaway!

    and you've got me thinking of something i could do for a giveaway . . . :)

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  48. Wowee, what a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :-) Really must stop reading everyone else's blogs now and post to my own before the whole day is gone...

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  49. How could I resist going into the draw for some of your creativity???

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  50. Best month name since Movember!

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  51. Wow, Cathy! There are a lot of people joining up... I just scrolled down, and it's 212 including you! Oh my god!! Yay! Look how many people there are out there reading your blog! :o)
    x

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  52. Eee, this is exciting! Thank you for this, I totally needed it. I think this could be a better month than I've had in awhile.

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  53. I am so glad I stumbled upon Blogtoberfest. I really hope I can keep up the momentum. I must remember to take my camera with me evrywhere now!
    Thanks for hosting.

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  54. what a great idea for a giveaway :) I'm going to try to post everyday in october, even if it just a picture

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  55. Fabulous idea for a giveaway !
    There are so many wonderful blogtoberfest blogs to read...Mum always said too much TV viewing was bad for you....she would be pleased to know I am hardly watching any these days....computer screens don't count though??.. right??

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  56. Count me in on the giveaway!

    And also, thank you for putting together Blogtoberfest. I'm feeling so inspired to write (and do other crafty things)

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  57. I love giveaways! I'm hoping to keep up with the blogtoberfest posts. Pick Me! :)

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  58. I'm SO happy to have found this! I started a blog in August and have tried to post nearly every day since then, but was about to run out of gas . . . thanks for the re-inspiration!

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  59. Wow Ms Tinniegirl this is amazing. I was dreading the big girls going back to school on Monday but now I'm excited for the bit of extra blog reading time it might give me. Thanks heaps for organising this. Love Kate

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  60. Have to say you are the Queen Bee if you're going to be going to someone's blog to get ideas on their giveaway package.

    I just followed a link here regarding the Blogtoberfest thing. Sounds like fun, I might have to join in.

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  61. Oh that sounds very interesting! Would love to be in the draw too.

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  62. Just found your blog a few days ago, and I'm loving it! Hopefully you'll inspire me to start working on mine. It's fairly new, but I can't quite make myself do it you know? Of course you do! So thanks for the challenge!!

    Hugs,
    Gina

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  63. I have read through the first 20 blogs so far. Step by step I say.Having a lovely time doing it so thank you very much Missus Tinniegirl

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  64. Thanks for this! I am loving it! Although also rather dreading running out of things to say!

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  65. Thanks so much for coordinating this! I am a little intimidated, but mostly excited to be part of larger blog community!

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  66. Hi, Tinniegirl. I just joined Blogtoberfest. Can't wait to see how the month turns out. Lane

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  67. I have just discovered your blog and am excited to explore it more to see your creations.
    Thank you for offering this give-away!
    I think I will be joining in on the Blogtoberfest as well!

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  68. Blogtoberfest has been fantastic so far. It is going to be a fun month.

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  69. What a month October is, it's a foodie month, a pink month, a frock month, a walking month and now I've discovered this fabulously inspiring idea of yours, a blogfest! Wow, I'm enjoying it so far, writing, photographing and meeting lots of new bloggies out there. Hey, and a cool thing, I'm number 141 on the sign up list which adds up to 6, my fave number. Ahhh, the planets are aligned! Thanks Tinniegirl!

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  70. I'm having fun with blogtoberfest and have enjoyed sharing so far.

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  71. I just have to tell you that it is exciting to have a purpose for my blogging this month...

    "Just do it."

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  72. Thanks for helping me get a habit of blogging each day!

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  73. Thanks Tinniegirl! That is sooo exciting! Please count me in. :) Happy Blogtoberfest!

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  74. This sounds like a lot of fun. A great giveaway idea. I'm off to check out the Blogtober fest.

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  75. Thanks for the shove to blog every day. I'm looking at the things I love in my life in a whole new way--as blogfodder! One of my favorite parts of the Blogtoberfest list is that all crafts are involved so I can peek into different worlds and maybe translate an idea or (god forbid) pick up yet another hobby. Count me in for the drawing!

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  76. As I usually have a post for each day of the month, I thought why not join in the fun! Btw, I am a poet as well as a book blogger. That Is I have separate blogs for each. Here I link my book review blog.

    And do count me in for the draw. I live in India!

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  77. I'm so glad I found this via Badskirt. What fun!

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  78. Such a great idea! Thanks for hosting such a fun event :)

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  79. I'm not a blogger (and hence not participating in Blogtoberfest of your giveaway), but I'm having fun reading new blogs from your list of participants so thank you for hosting this!

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  80. Thanks for creating Blogtoberfest. I, for one, needed a real kick in the pants on the blogging. Motivation and prize drawings together? Can't beat it!

    So glad you got such an overwhelming, positive response. You deserved it.

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  81. I will be visiting your blog for prompts and ideas - I think I will need them! Pick me please!!!!

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  82. I'm excited to join Blogtoberfest this year :)

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  83. What another fun idea you have! I've had fun with my first two posts :) Not sure how much I'll have to say as the month goes on, but I'm definitely keeping my eyes open for post-able inspiration everywhere!!!

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  84. What a very cool analogy (candy bowl)! And an awesome giveaway! Sign me up! :)
    I'm glad to be taking part in Blogtoberfest!

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  85. Whoa! That is such a cool idea. It's really generous of you to not only give material stuff, but also your time and thoughts and brainpower to custom select just the right thing.

    ruthcosta@hotmail.com

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  86. Blogtoberfest sounds like a fun idea! I'll start following you to see what you blog about - Plus giveaways - who can go wrong?

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  87. I could really use some inspiration so please enter me!

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  88. Thanks to Bells over at bellsknits.blogspot.com for reeling me into Blogtoberfest. I'm so excited! And now I feel compelled to give something away! Off to blog!!

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  89. Thanks for this fantastic idea - its inspired me to get back to my somewhat neglected blog. Long live Blogtoberfest.

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  90. hooray about blogtober fest! And hooray for me because I just found your blog and I really like it :)

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  91. I always do these "post every day for a month" groups and I can't keep up, so thanks for the links of inspiration and the no guilt zone. I'm looking forward to visiting others too.

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  92. I am really enjoying blogtober so far, there are so many Aussie bloggers that I never knew existed. Fun. Please pop my name into the draw. xxx
    I have a giveaway today too, come on over, have a browse, you may just win. :)

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  93. I too am so excited to be a part of bloggerfest;) I joined a little late but I am going to post all 30 posts anyway (even though 2 will be at the same time) teehee

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  94. Look at all these comments, this one will be a tough one to win but you never know your luck in the big city right.

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  95. Sounds cool. I always love interpretting other people's styles. Cherrie

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  96. Yeah!! I love prizes, Just wish I would win once than always do the giving away with my KAL on Raverly. Oh, well one can always dream right.

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  97. Oh a Melbourne girl! I thought I drop by and say hi. I lived in Melbourne for many years before and still think that it's the best city in the world, though I have lived in about 5 other different cities around the world. I'm in Sydney now. I won't be able to join Blogtoberfest because of many reading commitments, but it sounds great!

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  98. The 09 festival is gearing up to be as much fun as the 08 festival! I'd be interested to know how many more participants there are this year, I've noticed several already on my blog reader have signed up!

    You should be proud to have orchestrated such a fine event :)

    Count me in on the draw :) Thanks

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  99. Thanks for organising this whole month. I think it will be lots of fun!

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  100. Wow. what a great way to do a giveaway.

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  101. WOW!
    look at what you have created and the list keeps growing every day!!

    see how inspiring you are? =-)

    BTW: love the pics of the "brown paper packages tied up with string" ;)

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  102. Thank you for the great QUEST to not only post daily but I'm also going to try and read EVERYONE'S blogs!!! I plan to put down my books and open up the blogs.

    Hugs
    -missy-

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  103. What a great idea for a giveaway. I like the idea of the candy bowl as well - I am limiting myself to 10 a day and working down the list:)

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  104. I'm loving Blogtoberfest! So many new wonderful places and people to explore.
    Thanks so much!

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  105. Great idea and glad to join, even if I am little late to the party :-)

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  106. Wow what a most amazing give-away. I love the lolly analogy, sadly i am a lollyaholic, so it's still sure to end in a tummy ache! I'll do my best to pace myself.

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  108. This is the first time I'm participating in blogtoberfest and I'm loving it... getting all excited about leaving a post every single day!

    Am currently having a little holiday with my family in Bintan, Indonesia not knowing if there's any Internet access but i brought along my lappy hoping and crossing both my fingers and toes! And boy was I glad there is!!!

    Thanks so much for organising this! Am loving it!

    And of course... I would love hope to be able to get a pressie from your draw!

    ps: oops log in from the wrong account previously! here's mine address!

    jasopheleb from singapore

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  109. Love this idea! It's going to be a fun October! :)

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  110. I may be crazy for doing this, but what the heck! Thanks for the giveaway--if I get picked you'll have a multitude of options for customizing the prize. I love anything to do with needlework, the violin, fountain pens, and journals. Can't wait to start reading all the other blogs!

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  111. what a wonderful giveaway idea :)
    I would love to be in :)

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  112. I am so enjoying Blogtoberfest! Thank you so much for organizing it and inspiring us all to THINK! I have already started a list of things to talk about this month so I can be sure to keep it up. It's fun visiting all of the other bloggers.

    Thanks for entering me in your drawing (I got the 2009 this time!)

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  113. such a wonderful and special giveaway Cathy and thank you for starting Blogtoberfest it's wonderful

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  114. What a great idea for a giveaway!!
    Really enjoying Blotober!!

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  115. I love brown paper packages tied up with string! I did all our Christmas presents like that last year and they were classy! Great blog and blogtober idea.... I might unofficially follow on.

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  116. Wow, that's an amazing idea for a giveaway! As is this blogtoberfest list you've got, I'm finding lots of fun new blogs to visit!

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  117. Forget the contents, your wrapping looks too perfect to open.

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  118. I hope my name gets picked. Thankyou forBlogtober, it's really helped me think more about my blog.

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  119. THANKYOU, THANKYOU, THANKYOU TINNIEGIRL; yes I am shouting, sorry but I really feel it needs to be shouted from the roof tops. Thanks for organizing and hosting it is so much fun.

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  120. I'm sort of hopping about with a grin on my silly face at the AMAZING response you've had too! Love it. And boy, do you know how to do a giveaway!

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  121. so far so good. I have posted 3 days in a row and reckon I can use this awesome idea to journal my progress throughout this month as I have so many new goals and deadlines.
    cheers! great idea

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  122. What amazing blogs to find and read, and what a generous giveaway. Thank you so much! I will have to think (very quickly!) if I can do the every day post thing. I am so impressed that so many people have committed already

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  123. Flibbity bibbit! Lookit all those comments. Methinks you've started something Ms. Tins.

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  124. Thanks for hosting this event! I'm still fairly new to the blogging scene and am enjoying the challenge of looking for things in everyday life to blog about. Thanks again!

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  125. Hey thank you for inspiring us to reach a fun goal!

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  126. Thanks for hosting Blogtoberfest. What a great idea to lead us to new blogs! Please enter me in your drawing too.

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  127. I've been dipping into the list (after I found the list - NoScript blocks it) and having fun!

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  128. I think this is such a great idea, and I'm trying my very best to post every day! Thank you for such a generous giveaway :o)

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  129. Woohoo, sounds exciting. Everyone loves a surprise!

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  130. just loving the candy bowl you have created for us...visits all over the world..three cheers to you for your blog fest..

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  131. I'm so excited! Thank you so much for your give-away idea, and also for organizing the Blogtoberfest! It's my first year participating, and I'm so thrilled to be a part of it. Looking forward to meeting a bunch of new bloggers!! Yay!

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  132. I am so proud of you following your dream and achieving what you want out of life. By being a 'giver' you are reaping the rewards by receiving in return. You are truly a success, because you are 'living'. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to learn and grow through Blogtoberfest.

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  133. So happy I "remembered" to be aprt of the Blogtober fest community... so inspiring ...enjoying the regular updates from old bloggers and new!!!!

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  134. Love your 'candy bowl' anaology Cathy. Perfect way to tackle what could have been a daunting task. This is a gorgeous giveaway, especially that you will visit the winner's blog to investigate... so thoughtful.

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  135. Thanks for sharing your blogtoberfest idea with the world, I look forward to enjoying the month with you!

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  136. Thanks for inspiring me to really get back into my blog - it's going to be quite a challenge I can tell!
    Would love to be entered into your draw, thanks!

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  137. Thank you so much Tinnie! I've just gotten home after a few months of being displaced, so getting back into blogging/reconnecting is doing my soul good. I've realised that it really isn't too hard to blog so often, and I'm enjoying reading so many new ones :)

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  138. I'm glad so many people are blogtoberfesting!!

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  139. Have only just deiscovered your blog. About to go and read all about Blogtober.

    Gail
    gcom31@msn.com

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  140. maybe I'll have to join in a couple days late, we'll see if I can find the energy to do it

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  141. Its very cold and windy here ,the leaves are blowing in swirls around the garden--you are just the thing to cheer us up please count me in even though its a bit late please

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  142. You know you read too many blogs when you can't even remember if you entered or not! I don't think I left a comment already - I scanned the comment list (although quickly) and didn't see my name.

    Love this idea!

    Tricia

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  143. hey tinniegal,tks for this opportunity to challenge myself this month... suddenly blogging is so fun!

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  144. 146 comments on a single post, I should be so lucky! Great festival!
    I'm still planning a giveaway, but I love your idea baout tailor made prize packs - very cool.

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