Oct 18, 2016

Blogiversary Announcement!


How long have I been away from this little blog?  Has it only been one or two weeks?  I've missed you all so very much!  You don't realize how close you grow to your delightful readers until you take a break from blogging.  *sigh*  Even so, I hope that this announcement will make up for one less blog post last week. =)



Yes!  I'm announcing some fun things that are coming up in my blogiversary celebration!  =)

First of all....

Blog Changes!  I'm working on designing a potential new blog banner as well as making some other changes.  After creating several designs, I sent them to a handful of friends...and everyone gave me a different answer. =P  *sigh*  So...it's up to me to decide. =)  I hope to have the designs final this month without getting grey hair.  ;)  Let's see if this actually works out like I'm hoping it does... hehe.

A Giveaway!  I'm actually hosting three giveaways, all presented below!  *throws confetti*  I'm actually super excited to be giving these away...I can't wait to see who is the winner and gets to be blessed. =)  These are some great books...just saying... =)  hehe.  They include two paperback books for local readers (USA please!)  my novella The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser and a nonfiction book by Leslie Ludy that convicted me on several levels called Set-Apart Femininity: God's Sacred Intent for Every Young Woman (see my full review here).  Even if you don't win these books, I do recommend them for future reads. =)  For my delightful international readers, I am giving away an ebook edition of my novella. =)  I hope that whoever wins these books are blessed by them and that they help you to grow in your relationship with Jesus.  ♥  I would send these books to every one of you... but money would be an issue. =(

As a note, yes - I am only doing free entries!  There is no need to share this giveaway, subscribe to my blog, add the books on Goodreads, etc.  BUT... (there's always a but, right?) feel free to do so if you desire!  The more who enter the merrier. =)



Lastly, after numerous readers requested it, I will be hosting a Q & A Vlog!  =)  If you have some questions that you would like me to answer, go ahead and write them below!  I will then answer them through a video!  However, I do retain the rights to pick and choose which questions I will present in my vlog.  (thus, if you ask stalker-ish questions like, "When is your birthday and where do you live and what is your bank account number?" I might not answer) =P  I have put 4 slots for questions on this questionnaire, but if you want to submit a second or third form, feel free to do so!  *whispers*  Ariel, I'm talking to you...  ;)






Let me know if you have any questions!  I hope to post my vlog and the winners of the giveaway sometime near the end of October.  I'll leave you there wondering when the special date will be. ;)

I hope you have fun and are blessed through my blogiversary celebration. =)  You are such a blessing to me, and I am thankful to know each and every one of you.  As always, let me know if I can be praying for you. ♥

18 comments:

  1. Yayyy! SO exciting!!! Can't wait to see your vlog and the winners of the giveaway. :) Funny because I just did my vlog yesterday and so I'll be posting it very soon if not today. :) So much excitement! :) And I can't wait to see your new banner!! We weren't very helpful, were we?? ;)

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    1. No, Hannah! You weren't helpful at all! hehe. =)

      How cool! I can't wait to see your video, although I already know what you look and sound like. ;) Lol...I know everyone else will love to see you for the first time though. =)

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  2. I'm really looking forward to seeing your vlog, Hosanna!! :D I'll have to think of some questions to submit. ;)
    I'm also excited to see what your blog will look like once you do your changes. :)

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    1. I'm excited to see what answers you submit too, Rebekah! =) Thank you for your as lovely as ever comments. =)

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  3. How exciting, Hosanna!! I can't wait to see your vlog. =) Your giveaway is also super sweet- I'm trying to decide if I should enter or not, since I already have your novella, but I'd love to read Leslie Ludy's book!
    Haha, too bad that we weren't much help on the banners... I know whatever you pick will be lovely (it's your blog, after all! :D)
    Continue to have a great blogiversary celebration!

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    1. Thank you so very much, Emily! =) Feel free to enter the giveaway! If you win my novella and want me to pick another winner, it's very easy to do so. =) And it would be so fun for you to join everyone else. ♥ I do hope you get to read Leslie Ludy's book! It was so amazing, convicting, and encouraging. =)

      Lol...well, you helped but not quite as much as I hoped. =) I'm still experimenting around with photos and designs. =) hehe. Thank you! =)

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  4. Fun stuff, Hosanna!! :) Looking forward to all the upcoming excitement!

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    1. Thanks, Faith! =) You have been such a blessing to me. =)

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  5. EEEP my Hosanna is doing a video!!!! I CANNOT WAIT (and you are most cruel for making us wait in suspense for this... ;D)!!
    Awww...you are such a blessing to ME, and I'm so thankful I know you!!! (man, look at all these exclamation points...BUT I'M SO EXCITED)
    *rubs hands together* Prepare to be bombarded by all my questions...;)
    -Ariel

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    1. Don't worry...I'm getting scared now. =) *shudders at the thought of all those questions* Thank you, dear Ariel! =) Hehe. I'm glad you are looking forward to it! Last time I checked there were so many questions ...I might have to separate it into several vlogs. ;) But that makes it all the merrier, right? =)

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  6. Congrats on your blog anniversary!!!! :)

    Hey--I tried to send you an email via the contact form, but it wouldn't go through. How can I send you an email?

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    1. Thank you so much, Ivy! =)

      I'm very sorry. I have gone through so much trouble getting that to work, and sometimes it still acts up. =P I *think* I fixed it...so you can try through there again. =) If that doesn't work, you can contact me through GoodReads. =) I hope that helps! Now I am getting eager to read your email. hehehe. ♥

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    2. No problem! It worked--check your email. ;-)

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  7. This is exciting! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in mind for your blog (although I do like the current design!), and the vlog sounds like it will be fun too! :)

    I already have the ebook of your novel, so I won't enter the giveaway, but I just wanted to say I really appreciated the fact that you have only free entries. Your heart for Him is so encouraging to see.

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    1. I appreciate your kind words so dearly, Jessica! ♥ You have been such a blessing to me. =)

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  8. Happy blog anniversary Hosanna. Thank you so much for the giveaways. I would love to read those books. And thank you for allowing us to ask you questions for your ur vlog. I look forward to watching it. :)

    Love,
    Ashley

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    1. You are very welcome, Ashley! =) I am glad that you are eager to participate in the vlog and giveaways. Thank you for your sweet comments. ♥

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