Earlier this fall I took some time to re-evaluate my writing here and in that process I wrote a blogging manifesto.
I asked myself some hard questions about why I publish these thoughts (on family life, homeschooling, creativity, being outdoors, etc) in public and why not just keep a private scrapbook. And the truth is I continue to blog and love doing so because people read it.
Yes, I'd still write and publish my thoughts, in some form, even if no one but my mom continued to read but it sure wouldn't be this much fun and or so rewarding (no offense mom).
And so I'd like to thank you and offer a little giveaway. I don't have much to give, I'm not affiliated with sponsors and advertisers but I have things made from my hands (and heart) to show my appreciation. I've saved two bars from my latest soap batches for this very purpose.
I'm not asking you to tweet, subscribe (it would be sweet if you did), facebook fan me or otherwise advertise my blog to enter this giveaway. I find that kind of giveaway hoop jumping annoying.
Trust me, I don't want to annoy you because the purpose of this giveaway is to say thank you. Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting, thank you for encouraging and inspiring me. (Oh and thanks for voting - I won!)
This thanks(for you)giving holiday giveaway is for a bar of my homemade soap, either Autumn Spice Cake of Peppermint Patty. I will choose two lucky winners Wednesday, December 1st but I do have one request. If you leave a comment to enter your name please answer the following question. It's not mandatory (no hoops) but it would be helpful for me.
What I like best about FIMBY is the:
- homeschooling talk
- family life updates
- creative ideas and inspiration
- random mother musings
- soap recipes and skin how-tos
- outdoorsy hiking family stuff
- gardening, flowers, herbs
- homemaking in general
- vegan recipes and health
- other - please specify
You see, at any given moment I often have something to write and share about all of these. This blog will continue to be an expression of what's going on in my heart and home in the moment but I'd like to keep my readers in mind also and write content that is helpful for you in some way.
Please do let me know what you think (new comments not eligible for giveaway).
And thank you.