First Business: Blog candy & how I did the count
- I tracked all commenters' names for each of the days I had posted new blog candy. Each day that I added something to the collage, I had a scratch sheet where I listed each commenter's name for that day's post & would add when I saw new comments come in. After I saw the 200th follower, I created a spreadsheet with all the data, so I could see the names, assign numbers & get a total count. . Then used the maximum number of total entries & entered into the Random Generator thing-y. Several sweet commenters did not get included in the count, because I could not find them in the Blog Followers listing. I checked & doublechecked. So hope I didn't miss counting someone who is a follower but that I can't see them. Anyway, several commenters loyally commented each day, and I put that information by the names as well (but I didn't use that as part of the RG thing & the name only had one entry for the final count)The number that showed up was no. 8. (I'll identify that name in a moment).My intentions with tracking the number of days each commentor visited, was that I plan to include a few extra treats for the winner...and I thought "One extra item for each day if more than one day's visit". I hope all this makes sense, and seems fair to everyone.
OK...now Random Generator selected #8, which my spreadsheet identified as
Carol L of Our Little InspirationsCongratulations Carol L, and I hope you like the goodies. Carol L. will have 3 days (until Jan 20)to contact me with her snail mail so I can get the package off in the mail. If you leave the info as a comment, your personal info will not be published as I have moderate comments set on.
Carol has been a loyal follower, steady encourager and tip suggester- visited 3 days out of the 4. I have appreciated getting to know her. I wish I could have sent something to everyone who was kind enough to visit & leave sweet words each day. Even if I could give each a gift, the bloomin' postage would be too prohibitive! My sincere & humble thanks to everyone who comes, leaves words & gives me a link to return to your own lovely blogs for so much enjoyment & inspiration. So many talented people, and I'm so lucky to have each of you come see my work.
Think that's all the blog candy business, so on to a card on a separate post that will be scheduled later this evening. Come back again if you have time to check out one of my spray experiments and until then, God Bless & hugs. Thanks again to all of you lovely people who were along on the journey to 200 followers.