There's a lot going on here in Hartwood, and my blog reflects that. It's been almost four years since I started blogging, with the intention of using it as a way to keep track of what was going on in the garden ... I never could keep up with a traditional garden journal, and blogging seemed like something I could stick with. Stick with it I did, 450 posts now, and my little slice of cyberspace has evolved to be a pretty accurate reflection of who I am. If something interests me, I share it ... and I hope it interests you, too. I figure you know me pretty well by now.
We have a pretty close-knit group of regular commenters here, and I have come to know a lot about many of you. Sometimes it seems as if I have a whole family that I never knew about until I started blogging. Occasionally I find a comment by a drive-by one-timer, and I'm thrilled. Lots of you read posts here each day without leaving anything behind to say you were here. That's okay ... I do this a lot, too. Many mornings while I'm reading blogs, I don't have anything profound to contribute.
The idea of this giveaway is to flush out some of my regular and not-so-regular readers so I can learn more about you. I hope to use this info as guidance to find out about the type of posts that you can't wait to read, and which ones bore you to tears. There may be something that you've been for me to tell you about, and I have absent-mindedly neglected to even mention it. This is your chance to speak up.
Now about the Giveaway ... here's what you have to do:
Leave a comment on this post telling me and the other readers of this blog something about yourself to help us get to know you
In the same comment, tell us something about what you most enjoy when you come here OR offer a suggestion for something you'd like me to show you more of.
You don't have to be a Follower, though I would love it if you were. You don't have to post about this, or do anything on Facebook, or tweet or chirp ... a heartfelt comment is all it takes. One entry per person, please.
In exchange, you will receive one entry in the drawing for a chance to win this lovely tray with hand-painted tiles. I chose a tray with an autumn theme, a White Oak like the trees in our front yard. (The tray itself is the color of dark mahogany, almost black, and the handles are brushed silver.)
The Random.org number generator will choose the winner from among the qualifying entries at 8am on Thursday, September 15. (I will contact the winner via email immediately thereafter ... if your email is not visible in your profile, please considering doing so. It will be a good thing for you, I promise.)
Thank you, all of you, for spending any amount of your valuable time reading what I write. It is humbling to know that so many of you care about goes on around here.
P.S. I'm guest-posting today over at Curly Willow DIY . Run over there to see what I had to say. (Blogger is misbehaving today, and poor Vicki had a devil of a time getting my post to publish ... poor Vicki.)