Do you like my clothes? Do you want them for....free?!

June 26, 2008

To get the Grosgrain word out, I've decided to try something new and radical with this blog. We'll see how it goes. The plan is....on a semi-regular basis (approx. once a week)....I will raffle the clothes that I create to visitors who leave links on their blog THAT LINK BACK TO THE GIVEAWAY POST.
To leave a link all you have to do is:

1) Click on "Create a Link" at the BOTTOM of the POST.
2) It will open a smaller window where all the linkage is already prefilled.
3) Click Publish Post.

And voila. You're done.
It took me so long to figure out how to write the code for this link so I'm quite proud of my meager hacker skills.
I can see who's created a link and will choose randomly from those who have. I will then post the winner's name and blog at the top of the post a week after it has been listed.
I'm guessing that I won't have a slew of posters, at least for now, so if you link, you might actually have a sporting chance of winning something!

I'll then get your address and send you the piece courtesy of Grosgrain:)
What do you all think of this? Neat idea? Not so much? Please let me know. I'd like to get your thoughts.


I'M GOING TO POST MY FIRST GIVEAWAY TOMORROW SO PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON!

In response to Joanna,
If you don't use blogger, just create a link using whatever site you are affiliated with and I will use Technorati to see who has posted. Just remember to link back to THE GIVEAWAY POST and not the main page. Just click on the title of the post to get to the post's page. Otherwise I can't tell what giveaway you entered.

Oh, and if anyone knows how to add a "blog it" link for Typepad or Wordpress to use on a Blogger page please let me know.

Create a Link! <Click on this link!

34 {comments}:

simplesong said... Best Blogger Tips

hi there ... just discovered your blog + love everything about it...the clothes [ama-zing], your header, the photos..love it all!

and how generous of you to raffle off the clothes!

to help you get the word out, i just did a kirtsy post about your blog. :)

Jackie said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like a fantastic idea! I'm sure you will be inundated with "linkers" and traffic in no time. I only wish I had the time to blog. I would definitely link to you... not just to have the chance to win :-) but because your designs (and little ladies)are gorgeous !! Jackie

Kellie said... Best Blogger Tips

Are you kidding? Of course it's a great idea!!! because people NEED to be exposed all the fabulous creations you sew. I love reading your blog(s) & others will too. Just you wait
& oh giveaways are always fun because it's like playing the lotto for free! Thanks for letting us play =)

Natalie* said... Best Blogger Tips

count me in - in a BIG way, honey! love your designs and style - wishing you would make patterns, too! I've already linked your site on my blog (it's private - do you want an invite so you can verify? just let me know) and have been preparing an entry on your little lovelies. I am waiting with baited breath!!

kim said... Best Blogger Tips

A couple days ago I dedicated an entire post on my blog to get people to check out your cute designs! I also added you to my side bar. Like simplesong, I also love your photos and the entire vibe of your blog. And, I think this is a good idea to increase traffic but if you get on Kirtsy, you should have no problem with that! :)

k-ori said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi - I found your blog through kirtsy under editor's links so you should get lots of traffic. BTW you did a great job describing what you are all about in About Me. Definitely count me in on the raffle! I love crafting but have been in a rut but by reading inspiring blogs like yours I'm getting the itch again to create! Thanks!

meg said... Best Blogger Tips

I think this is a great idea--you need to get out there more, your work is amazing. and I've been linking to you all along. does that count?

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea! I've got you in my blogroll already, and have forwarded your blog to some of my girlfriends. We love the clothes!

Meghan said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea! I bet you'll get a ton of traffic in a short time...

I love your blog!

joscelyne cutchens said... Best Blogger Tips

OH my goodness. how clever that creat link button is! wow!
The first time I visited your blog was through a link on Kirtsy. I think your garments are beautiful. they make me wish I had a daughter. actually they make me wish I were YOUR daughter, hee hee. I do have neices though... :) I will post your link tomorrow as I just posted two blog posts tonight on my blog. :)

amandasasikirana said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, I linked to your blog few days ago about your kindergarten dress and now you're doing a giveaway! I hope you make THAt one! I'll surely do a post on your giveaway.

Bunny B said... Best Blogger Tips

Cool! I've linked you HERE. Hope it helps!

Thanks!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

A. said... Best Blogger Tips

So neat! I found your blog by way of Sasikirana Handmade....I am in love with the things you make and your photography, too...beautiful, all of it!

Joanna said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm not sure if that link system works for me as I am on Wordpress! What if I just leave a comment with a link back to my blog where I mention your giveaway and link to it? Did that make any sense AT ALL? I think it is obvious that I am pretty computer illiterate!
Love your site by the way. I would be thrilld to win a raffle!

Leslie said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooh pick me!!

amandajean said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a feeling that you are going to have a slew of visitors! your work is exceptional!!!

Grosgrain Kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

In response to Joanna,
If you don't use blogger. Just create a link using whatever site you are affiliated with and I will use Technorati to see who has posted. Just remember to link back to THE GIVEAWAY POST and not the main page. Otherwise I can't tell what giveaway you entered.

Oh, and if anyone knows how to add a "blog it" link for Typepad or Wordpress to use on a Blogger page please let me know.

Emy said... Best Blogger Tips

It linked to my old blogger account, but I posted linking to your site yesterday anyways! I love the clothes you make. My daughter is 5 months old and I've been looking for inspiration to make her some clothes.

Belinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Just found you via a link. So the idea seems to be working.

Naomi said... Best Blogger Tips

really lovely stuff, I'd love to see Roo in your designs...

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello...
I think it's a great idea to raffle your beautiful creations. It's a wonderful way to get your name out and get known! I linked to your blog a while ago when I found you just because I come and see what you are doing quite often and wanted to share it all with friends. Keep creating and inspiring! I love it all.

All moments remembered said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful outfits! Email me and I would be glad to put your link on my blog.... I have a message board full of wonderful ladies. Lots of readers of the blog and website. Always wanting to help other women in the business world!
Stacey
Stacey@allmomentsremembered.com

Margaret aka Supermom said... Best Blogger Tips

sounds awesome!

I linked you here
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Margaret

cshell said... Best Blogger Tips

I am new at blogging, and have been reading yours about a month I think. Will try to link you..love love love your beautiful creations!

Cami said... Best Blogger Tips

I also found your blog through a post! I love it! It's very generous of you to offer such beautiful things!

Kimmy said... Best Blogger Tips

Just discovered your blog- through a post on someone elses... and after much arguement with blogger I managed to post your link on MINE instead of the otehr one I belong to. LOL

Em said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, what a great giveaway! I will definitely post about it with your button! Great idea! I just found your site, so have to go look at what you do - I have heard your clothes are wonderful!

Jami said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE your blog!! You are so creative and your girls clothes are soooo cute!! fantastic idea for the giveaways- I'll definetly enter and hope to win!

Kamey V said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea!! Thanks!! I'm glad that there are people out there who love to sew. I'm been on a sewing freenzy, and so it helps me love it even more when ohers like i.

shaina said... Best Blogger Tips

Just found your blog. Looks cute! I am impressed with anyone that makes clothes! I posted a link to your blog on my blog! Good luck.

Timster said... Best Blogger Tips

I would be thrilld to win a raffle!

Mollie C said... Best Blogger Tips

I found your blog through a post! LOVE your site and LOVE the clothes!!! I hope i did the "new post" correctly! I"d love to be in the drawing!!

PieceOfCake said... Best Blogger Tips

I am in LOVE with your clothes. I can't believe how awesome you are to give them away. I am so ecstatic and crossing my fingers that I might win!!

Parrish Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Hope I win!

 
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