Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Unintentional Isolation...And A Contest!
My mom and I were discussing this trait we both share. Although we can exist just fine in a crowded room, we're much happier by ourselves. The problem is that I do actually enjoy the stimulating conversations and things I learn from friends. Withdrawing into seclusion makes me miss out on all this fun stuff. Needless to say, I am aware of the problem and am going to be taking steps to make sure I don't do this too often.
On another note, I am in possession of an extra copy of Beth Revis' awesome book Across The Universe. How did this happen, you ask? Well, I purchased a copy when it came out (because I was incredibly anxious to read it). I also helped chat up Beth's book whenever I could help get the word out, and unexpectedly in the mail, I received a SIGNED copy of her book from Beth and/or the publisher. This means I have opportunity to hold a contest and give my other copy away to some lucky recipient (sorry, I'm not giving away my signed copy. I cherish it way too much).
And although it might be difficult to find someone out there who hasn't purchased this awesome book already, I'm willing to try. If you have a copy already, enter the contest anyway and give this one away to someone else. Let's pass this awesome book on to as many people as we possibly can.
The contest is going to go like this. I'll hold the contest for a week (ending on June 8th) and send the book out to a random winner. Unfortunately, this is only for people in the US. Sorry, but I can't afford to send this overseas. But hey, if you're near Beth or find her near your town sometime, I'm sure she'll be more than happy to sign it for you. She's cool like that. You can also earn extra entries:
Comment here - +1
Long time follower - +2
New follower - +1
Post about the contest - +1
Facebook about the contest - +1
Tweet about the contest - +1
Tally the total for me - +1
Those who know me well might wonder why I'm adding in the Facebook and Twitter stuff, since I don't currently use those social tools. I'm all about getting the word out and getting this book to a new loving owner though, so I'm embracing those tools too. I'll depend on the honor system. If you say you've done it, I'm just going to take you at your word. I personally haven't seen any writers lie about something like that, so I feel pretty safe.
Lastly, do you ever feel isolated from things here on the Interwebs? If this is just me, feel free to say so. If not, what do you do to stay a part of these social connections (aside from FB or Twitter)?