Thursday, January 27, 2011

3 Month Ad Spot and Ad Button Giveaway!

I thought it would be a nice winter pick-me-up to offer a little Giveaway today. One lucky winner will receive a 3 month ad spot here at Serenity Now as well as an ad button design! A great way to get some exposure for your blog, Etsy shop, or online business.
Lauren from Designer Blogs has graciously offered to design a 125 x 125 button for the winner. The button will be yours to keep and advertise wherever you like. If you already have a button, then you can consider having Lauren create an "I've been Featured" button or something else for your blog or shop.

Something I work really hard to do is find a good balance between sharing my life with you all and featuring the wonderful women and shops who make it possible for me to share my life with you. Blogging consistently is hard work, and the money from sponsorship helps justify the time I spend writing, crafting, and visiting other blogs. I take this balancing act very seriously, and I hope that comes across to my readers!

Anyone is welcome to enter this Giveaway: bloggers, Etsy shop owners, small business owners. Current advertisers can also feel free to enter, and I'll tack on the 3 months to your ad slot if one of you wins. My only limitation is that your blog/site/shop has to be appropriate for my audience...this means that pervie psycho crazies need not apply!!

You can check out my Advertising Page to see what I have to offer my Sponsors!

There Are Several Ways You Can Enter:
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry)

1. (Mandatory to Enter) Leave me a comment with your name and the name of the blog/shop/site you'd like to advertise. This is so I can make sure you don't sell pervie stuff or support child labor or something.
2. Tweet this Giveaway and be sure to link to this post.
3. Facebook this Giveaway and be sure to link to this post.
4. Follow my blog through Google Friend Connect (so your cute face shows up on my sidebar over there -->) or let me know if you are already a GFC Follower.
5. Blog about this Giveaway and include a link to this post.

I'll leave the comments open until Sunday night at 10 pm (ET).

{Good luck!}

In other news, special thanks to each and every one of you who stopped by my little "Bliss-at-Home" project yesterday. It's a bummer we can't make it to the Blissdom conference this year, but we had fun with our own little virtual meet and greet, right?

I hope you'll come back tomorrow to link up YOUR best post of the week to my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. It would be awesome if you could please link back to me or add my party button to your post. Share and share alike, right? I enjoy reading your posts and leaving comments, and it helps get the word out about my party when you take a minute to link back. Thanks!
Weekend Bloggy Reading



79 comments:

Wendy said...

I could REALLY use this for my blog - Ramblings from the Sunshine State!

Wendy said...

I follow you via google!

Melissa said...

Count me in! I like my button, but I'm sure there's a variant that would help.

I'd use this at Frugal Creativity (linked from my profile).

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Melissa said...

I already follow via GFC.

leemeandthegirls said...

Hey! I'd like to advertise my blog at www.leemeandthegirls.blogspot.com
:)
Check it-- no child labor or sex scandals included. Promise.

leemeandthegirls said...

I follow your blog. :)

Mom in High Heels said...

Oh, oh, me!!! I'm getting ready to revamp my Etsy shop with more beautiful vintage flea market treasures.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tresmagnifique

I follow your blog, but not on Friend Connect, because I don't use my real name online. Does that count?

Mom in High Heels said...

Oh, wait, yes I do follow on Google Friend Connect. I thought you meant Facebook. Stupid pregnant brain!

Rachel Bice May said...

I would love to give a shout out to my Blog at www.the-come-what-may.blogspot.com

Rachel Bice May said...

I follow your Blog and really excited I found it!!

Rachel Bice May said...

I linked about your Giveaway on my Blog. Good Luck to everyone!

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

This is a great giveaway! Thanks so much!
Sarah

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Amanda you make me laugh..."This is so I can make sure you don't sell pervie stuff or support child labor or something." HILARIOUS! I would love to advertise my blog here...one blogger helping another is awesome:)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I follow on GFC!

FrouFrouBritches said...

My name is Tanya and I am froufroubritches.

FrouFrouBritches said...

I'm a follower of serenitynow4amanda.

FrouFrouBritches said...

I'm a follower of serenitynow4amanda.

Karena said...

Amanda this is a great giveaway!!
I would love to win of course and I am a follower!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Holly said...

I'll throw my hat in the ring...I could always use a professional button!

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

I would LOVE some advertising. I am new to the blogging world! I love your blog! I follow you already. Check out my blog at http://prudentlypaintedvintage.blogspot.com

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Would love to use this for my etsy shop!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/countrychiccottage

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

And I am already your follower! :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Tweeted about it! @countrychiccott

1 Funky Woman said...

This would really be fantastic! I can't believe I haven't been by for a while, where does the time go?

http://1funkywoman.blogspot.com

Megan

mcarusopartridge@gmail.com

1 Funky Woman said...

My cute face is already under your GFC!

Megan

mcarusopartridge@gmail.com

1 Funky Woman said...

I just tweeted about this wonderful giveaway!

mcarusopartridge@gmail.com

Megan

Ashley @ The Hillside Home said...

I hope I win! Ashley from The Hillside Home

Ashley @ The Hillside Home said...

I'm a follower!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

What a fun giveaway!

www.whateverdeedeewants.com

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

i follow on gfc!

Alicia said...

Alicia at www.purplepaisleypinweels.com

Alicia said...

I am a follower thru GFC =)

Alicia said...

I linked the giveaway in my sidebar =)

Sarita said...

hey hey! Sarah (me) would LOVE to win - I'd like to advertise my etsy shop - MississippiMud.Etsy.com :-)

Sarita said...

I AM a follower.

Sarita said...

And I tweeted :-)

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

I'd love your free ad! www.healthyeatingforordinarypeople.com.

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

I also tweeted this post and added myself as a Follower.

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

Great giveaway!

Lyndee
A Recovering Craft Hoarder
(recoveringcrafthoarder.blogspot.com)

ALLY said...

Ally - I'm at Cute In Boots and a follower!

http://cuteinboots.blogspot.com/

Smarts Magazine said...

I'm launching a new blog next week but you can still see that it isn't pervy since it's up and well defined already. Winning your contest would be HUGE! But so would you checking it out and considering hitting us up with your momSMARTS!

Jamie @ Happy House, Happy Home said...

I love these giveaways!

My blog is Happy House, Happy Home <3

www.happyhousehappyhome.blogspot.com

Jamie @ Happy House, Happy Home said...

I've also been a follower for quite a while now!!! :)

Kaitlyn @ The Birds Nest said...

Oooo I would love this for my blog!! I don't have a button yet and would love the advertisement to gain readers...thanks for hosting!

Kaitlyn @ The Birds Nest said...

Also, a follower & love to read your blog!

P.S. ~ Thanks so much for commenting on my recent posts!

Mary Joy said...

Amanda,

Winning this one would mean so much to me!!! I would love, love, love to have a button made to go with my new design! And getting the word out about my blog would mean so much with the three months of free advertising!

I am Mary Joy.
My blog, which you visit regularly...so you you know its not one of THOSE sites LOL...is Seeds of Encouragement Sewn with Grace
Here's the link: http://maryjoy-lifemoments.blogspot.com/

I am SO excited to see who wins!!!

Building Home with Him,

Mary Joy

Mary Joy said...

I just shared about it on my blog facebook page!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I would really LOVE to win your giveaway!!! Thanks so much for hosting. Lauren is great, she did my new blog design!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I'm already you follower! I just love your blog :)

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Your giveaway is on my sidebar!

Kirsty said...

Ooo this is sooo cool! Pick me pick me! I want to advertise http://kirstygirl7.blogspot.com

Mary Joy said...

My cute little face appears in your Google friends! :D

Can't wait to hear!!!

_kArLy[*] said...

how fun, i love this! so cute! im excited to follow your blog and start catching up on your posts!
-karly
www.karpluswade.blogspot.com

Kara said...

what a great giveaway!!!

Im Kara...I blog at www.mineforthemaking.com and I have an etsy shop at www.mineforthemaking.etsy.com

Kara said...

I follow your blog!!

Lala said...

I'm a new member to your blog!!

Lala said...

I'm new to the blogging world!!!
Ooh Lala...thirty
http://esmerlala30.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

What a great giveaway! My name is Jill and my blog is madeitonmonday.blogspot.com

Jill said...

I'm a follower!

Paula said...

What a generous giveaway! I don't have a shop, but I wouldn't mine promoting my blog by advertising through yours.

Paula said...

I follow!

Kaitlyn @ The Birds Nest said...

Just FB about this! http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Birds-Nest/159655150741608

the little wife said...

Oh, this would be lovely! I'm Mary and my site is thelittlewifeblog.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Wonderful idea!! I blog at Simply CVS where I teach others how to save money while shopping at CVS. http://www.simplycvsshopping.com/

Cheryl said...

GFC follower.

Rene said...

What a nice giveaway Amanda! Thank you for the opportunity. I follow through GFC.

-Rene

Lauren said...

I would love to advertise for my etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LBird226

v8ambition@live.com

Lauren said...

I'm a follower of your fantastic blog!

v8ambition@live.com

Lauren said...

I tweeted this post!

v8ambition@live.com

~The Bargain Babe said...

Wow! Great prize! This is my comment for the mandatory entry. I go by "TheBargainBabe" and if I win, would use the ad for my etsy shop-
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBargainBabe

I sell vintage dishes, handmade cards, etc. Nothing pervie. :)

~The Bargain Babe said...

Tweeted. Not sure how to give u a link to the actual tweet, but my twitter is @zucchinisummer

I included the link to this post in my tweet.

~The Bargain Babe said...

I'm following now. Here's the confirmation that blogger gave me once I clicked "follow:"

Congratulations, TheBargainBabe
You are now following Serenity Now-A Mommy's Solution to Staying Sane

Anonymous said...

Kelly Battles
Silpada -- Sterling Silver Jewelry!

Anonymous said...

I'm following via GCF (kellylovesslvr)
Kelly Battles -- Silpada

(I'm publishing my comments "anonymously" until I can remember my password!)

Anonymous said...

Tweeted link to this post! @kellylovessilvr
Kelly Battles
Silpada

Anonymous said...

FB'd link to this post. :)
Kelly Battles
Silpada

Anonymous said...

3littleprincesstutus.etsy.com or 3 little princess tutus on facebook...Also I facebooked this :) Thanks for the opportunity!Jennifer Lutker

Elizabeth R said...

I would love advertising for my blog Nurturing Cuisine .

Elizabeth R.

Elizabeth R said...

I am now a follower!

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