Sunday, September 22, 2013

My 1000th Post! And a Giveaway!

It's hard for me to believe but this is my 1000th blog post! I started back in 2005 and I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to be posting about but I was in a bad place back then and pretty much hated and thus the name "Dark Thoughts" was the first thing I thought of when making my blog. 

A couple of my friends made blogs at the same time as I did and while all of them stopped blogging, I kept plugging along, even if I did have weeks and months that I didn't have anything at all to say. I think it helped me to write my thoughts out and to find people that had some of the same interests as myself. 

A lot has happened in the 8 years since I started this blog. 

I've had over 250 articles published. 
3 Internet friends passed away. I may never have met them in person but I miss them just the same.
My daughter grew up and became an adult. 
My hubby and I celebrated our 23rd Anniversary. 
My mom passed away. 
We became grandparents. 

When I noticed that I was getting close to 1000 posts I knew I wanted to do something for all of you that have been here with me through the years, left me wonderfully encouraging comments and spent time with me, reading and commenting on my posts.

So I'm giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one person who leaves a comment on this post with their email address so I can get in touch with them if they are picked to be the winner. I will pick a winner from all the posts on Oct. 2nd and email the winner. He or she will have 24 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be picked. 

Update: This contest is now closed and a winner has been picked and responded to my email. Thank you to everyone who entered.