I found out about this event at the last minute and I’m so glad I did. It’s an event for bloggers and the purpose is to find one another in this great big blogging world!
This is how creator, Lisa Swifka, describes the event:
I created this event in 2007. The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. 2007 had roughly 85-90 participants and many connections were made because of it......friendships that are still going strong.
We had a strong showing the first year for sure, and then in 2008 we had just about tripled that number. In 2009 there were 911 participants, to say I was amazed is an understatement. 28 countries were represented in the 2009 event as well.This is more than wanting to win something.......that is only the means.......in the end it's about finding kindred spirits. Someone who may be fairly new to blogging, not sure how to navigate, find others and have others find them....Some are long time bloggers and in some cases well known in the blogging community. Whatever the case it brings all of them together. This is an INTERNATIONAL event that has and had participants from the US, Canada, France, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Malaysia, Brazil, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, England,Wales, Slovenia and more. It transcends geographical location, socio economics, political affiliation, religious beliefs......it's a coming together like the giant community we are on this planet. If only it took a simple giveaway to create PEACE everywhere, in the mean time here we give from our hearts. We are not solving the worlds problems nor are we curing anything nor are we changing the world. We are merely generating a closer community between humans through blogging. What more could I ask for, my little idea has surpassed my wildest dreams of what it could become.
How cool is that?? So, here’s my little giveaway:
I couldn’t give away just one heart~this necklace has a bazillion hearts! Or maybe it just looks like a bazillion. The pendant I found on one of my yard saling expeditions. When I found the bright connected hearts chain, I knew my pendant had found a home. And, well, the heart toggle begged to be included!
To enter the contest, just leave a comment on this blog post. One entry per person. Also leave an email address for notification if you should win. Using this format will keep the Evil Internet Bots from being able to access your email for spam - myemailaddress at aol dot com. The contest ends at midnight PST on February 14th (The Heart Holiday) and I’ll announce a winner on February 15.
I’m really looking forward to checking out the other blogging participants during this event. Thank goodness we have 3 weeks to do all this virtual visiting!
Click on the logo above to participate or see the other Magic Carpet ticket holders’ blogs.
Good luck and hope I get to see YOUR blog!
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