Last week, I noticed that the On My Plate Facebook page was nearing 500 likes. We have all seen the promotions to meet follower milestones on Facebook, and I decided that it was a great time to give it a go. Coincidentally, I had recently done a late summer inventory of the home-canned goods from last year's garden and knew just what kind of giveaway I could offer with my promotion.
Late on Friday, I made a(n admittedly) hokey graphic and shared it on Facebook with an outline of my plan for the giveaway. I was just shy of needing 30 likes, and I thought that with all the people out enjoying their summer weekend, the Facebook post was just a sneak peek for the diehards. I had a blog post for today (Monday) in mind to kick of the real event and get things rolling.
Well, you all proved me wrong. Way, way wrong. You LOVE a giveaway. You want some of my home-canned goods. You love to "like" and "share" things on Facebook. And, you liked the On My Plate Facebook page. A lot.
I had Facebook notifications on my phone throughout the evening and into the night on Friday, but was taking a break from "working." I have just returned from a roadtrip to New Mexico and have been trying to catch up with all the things that were neglected in my absence (including sleep). I knew that Facebook would be there when I had some time to dedicate to it...and boy howdy, was it ever! When I checked in on Saturday, you had surpassed 500 likes and were approaching 600. Wow. I am floored. You are incredible. Your support means so much to me.
So...Lisa Gayle Peterson, you are On My Plate's 500th Facebook like. You shall be receiving an assorted package of home-canned goods from my garden pantry. Please PM me your mailing information through Facebook, or contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am so thankful for your interest in the blog.Congratulations!
For the rest of you, never fear. You aren't out of luck. I also have something for you. One of my pet peeves with service companies like satellite and cell phone providers is that they always offer great discounts and deals for new customers and seem to forget about the loyal clients that have helped build their companies. I am not a doofus like that. I may be a doofus, but I am a doofus offering a chance for all existing Facebook followers to also win a package of assorted home-canned goodies. All you have to do is:
- Go to the blog's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OnMyPlate)
- Find the post pinned to the top promoting this giveaway.
- Like it and/or Share it.
- That's it.
- On Friday, August 1, 2014, I will randomly be drawing a winner from all likes and shares of that post for another package of homemade goodness.
Sounds awesome, huh? Well, you must think so. There are already well over 100 likes and/or shares of the On My Plate Home-Canned Giveaway post. I am totally flabbergasted. I had no idea this would explode so much for my little blog. I am eternally grateful for your interest and support. I also hope you stick around and check out some of the recipes I have shared and the crazy life stories I have paired with them. On My Plate truly is my menu with a little life thrown in.
So...GOOD LUCK! Have a great week, and I will check back with you on Friday to announce the winner. (And, Lisa...get in touch with me, please.)
Disclaimer or whatever: This blog post is not sponsored. I have canned all of the goods that will be given away in my home kitchen and am offering them to you simply as a thank you for supporting me. If you worry about the safety of home-canned goods, perhaps this isn't the giveaway for you. All opinions stated are purely my own.