Thursday, May 31, 2012

Giveaway and Apology

100 Followers Giveaway and an Apology from me to you.

When I started blogging last October I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to do with the blog to begin with. I knew I wanted to be involved in the literary community but I didn’t know how. At first I was just doing the occasional review. See, I want to write my own series, I’ve been having these characters doing the rounds in my head for such a long time now that I was thinking that maybe by starting a blog I could somehow get them out. Feat that I started but I’m nowhere near half way through, let alone finishing it. So slowly I shifted my blog’s focus from me into book reviews. And I have to say that so far I have found an incredibly supportive community that I had truly no idea of its magnitude. Still, 7 months later, I’m not sure I can fully grasp it.

UPDATE: The Giveaway is over and the WINNER IS.....


So why am I apologizing? Because I’ve been so focus on getting my Google Friend Connect (GFC) to reach the first 100 followers (currently at 87) that I had completely bypassed and ignored all of you that have so amazingly follow me through email. Yes, I had not realized that as of today I have 121 followers through email. So I’m sorry, I should have seen this sooner. But, I have some news for all of you.

Giveaway, Open Internationally!

In honor of my blog breaking through the first 100 followers milestone I’m having a Giveaway beginning today and going through all the month of June.

What’s the prize?

A $25 Amazon Gift Card to the lucky winner.

How will I do this? I have a Rafflecopter widget at the end of this Post, if you want to have a chance at that Gift Card all you have to do to is:
  1. Leave a comment on this post describing something that you like from my blog Journey with Words. 
  2. Leave your email on the widget so I can contact the winner. DISCLAIMER: There is a space for you to leave your email within the widget. Please, don’t leave your email on the comments section below. I want to keep your privacy. The widget is only moderated by me; the comments section can be seen by anyone who enters the blog. 
That's It!!

Want better odds on the raffle? Complete the additional, but optional entries to increase your chances. The more entries you complete the better your chances.

Terms & Conditions

The giveaway is open Internationally. Since the prize is an Amazon Gift Card (which can only be redeemed at, it is assumed that the participants have an Amazon account.

  • The giveaway expires on June 30th. A winner will be chosen on July 1st. 
  • The winner will be contacted via email and given 48 hours (2 complete days) from the moment the confirmation email is sent to claim the prize. 
  • If 48 hours (2 complete days) from the moment the confirmation email is sent go by without any response from the elected winner, another winner will be chosen instead. 
Redeeming the Gift Card
  • Once the winner has been chosen and confirmed I'll send said winner an email with the redeeming code for them to apply to their Amazon account. 
  • If required by the winner, a picture of the card's back with the number will be sent to confirm the authenticity of the number. 
  • Once the winner has been selected and confirmed, a congratulatory message will be Posted on Journey with Words, Facebook, Twitter, and other venues announcing the winner and conclusion of the giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  1. Okay, three things:
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Congrats on making it to 100!
    Liked your rating system.
    And loved how many different types of books you read!
    Well, 4 things then!

  2. I love the look and layout of your blog, it looks very nice and clean and easy to navigate.

    GFC Follower-kindlemom1

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    1. Thank you, I change the background and the header according to the season (or celebration) all year 'round. Stick around to see the various designs. I like things as clean and simple as possible but with so many things I want to do it can (and probably will) get clutter from time to time =D thanks for the support ^.^

  3. I like the "Books in the News" segment. I don't recall ever seeing that in a blog before and I thought it was a good idea.

    1. Thanks ^.^ I actually enjoy making that post. I want to share the book related news but sometimes they are too many so I figured, better group them in one single weekly post so people who wants to read them don't have to go hunting for them. Thank you for Joining ^.^

  4. I really like the layout of your blog. It is clean and simple, yet personalized.

    Thanks for having a giveaway and congratulations on reaching 100 followers.

  5. I love new suggestions for books!

  6. What I like about your blog is the rating system for reviews. Very easy to understand.

  7. I have to agree with Melissa. Your blog is just so pretty!

  8. I like your reviews. I honestly don't read very much (I know, I know). I have a hard time finding books I like, but I find a lot of the ones I DO like through reviews! If you like a book, I probably do, too!

    1. Thank you, and you are not alone. Must people around me don't read much either. That it partly why I started this blog, I write my thoughts on the various books I read and hopefully it can help others with their reading lists.

  9. It would have to be the review! There organized so well :)

  10. I totally love coming to your blog for the beach background! Always makes me feel like I can escape to a peaceful setting :)

  11. The reviews, I love the reviews, I like you don't know many open reads, mainly just "before bed" readers who always seem to be reading the same book because they never finish it. I have used goodreads for years as my book outlet but I like to venture to different GR friends' pages/blogs to read their reviews. Maybe one day I will start mine.

    1. Thank you. Blogging should be considered as a full time job. It certainly feels like it sometimes, but it's an incredible experience. If you want to, you should go ahead and try it ^.^

  12. Malvina BeatriceJune 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    I love your blog's layout, everything is so organized and I also like that you read different genre of books.

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