Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Blogoversary & Giveaway!


Three years! I can't believe it. Never in my wildest dreams did I think blogging would be so cool.

To celebrate this occasion, I'm doing a drawing for: Drum roll, please...Love Remains by Kaye Dacus!


Zarah Mitchell's job as a historian is not only her passion, but also a symbol of her inability to let go of the past. When handsome Bobby Patterson arrives back on the scene, Zarah's painful memories surface.

Bobby has some ghosts haunting him as well. When his job and his personal life collide, he learns some interesting facts about his former love.

This is the first book in the Matchmakers Series. Once again, Kaye Dacus chose unusual occupations for her characters and intertwined suspense with love.

Giveaway details:
1. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post along with your email address in the SPAM busting format: susanjreinhardt AT gmail DOT com. Sorry, but if you don't leave an email, you won't be entered in the giveaway.

2. Deadline: Saturday, 5/21/11, at midnight. The winner will be notified via email and announced on the blog on Sunday, 5/22/11.

3. Eligibility: Only residents of the U.S. are eligible. The contest is void where prohibited. The winner takes all responsibility for eligibility and any taxes.

4. Disclaimer: I did not receive any payment for this giveaway and purchased the book myself. The opinions expressed are mine.

Question for Bloggers: How long have you been blogging and why did you start? Have you encountered any surprises along the way?

Question for Non-Bloggers: What are your favorite kinds of posts? Please elaborate.



46 comments:

Sonia said...

Hi Susan. Happy Bloggy Birthday!!

I started blogging a few years ago, led by God to share His will in my life.

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

quilterships AT yahoo DOT com

Raquel Byrnes said...

Happy Anniversary! Great job sticking with it for three whole years.

raquel(dot)byrnes(at)gmail(dot)com
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. congratulations and happy birthday blog .. well done .. worth the journey though.

Cheers and have a happy week ahead .. Hilary

sarah said...

When I started blogging I never knew how awesome it really was either or how many incredible people I would meet worldwide. Happy Bloggy Birthday Susan. I'm not in the U.S. so just leaving a comment and cheering you on. ☺

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sonia -

Thanks! Thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Raquel -

Thank you. It sure went fast!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Hilary -

Thank you for the good wishes. I appreciate your comments.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sarah -

Thank you for celebrating with me.
I appreciate all my international readers.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Karen Lange said...

Congratulations Susan! Three years is something to celebrate! :)

Thanks for the review on this book. It sounds like a winner. Thanks also, for the giveaway. I'm happy to celebrate with you! :D

Blessings,
Karen
klange61(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lynn said...

Happy blog birthday. Did you have cake? I have been blogging for 16 months and it started with twice a month to three times a week and think I have found the balance with once a week. Juggling work and all else is tricky, as you know!

Marja said...

Happy Blogoversary Susan, thank you for your faithful writing and posting!

Carol J. Alexander said...

Happy blogoversary, Susan. I've been blogging for almost 2 years and it has been an interesting journey. Please enter me in your drawing. everythinghomewithcarol at yahoo dot com.
Blessings,
Carol

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Anniversary to you! Three years is a long time.

skcz at comcast dot net

Thanks

Lily Robinson said...

Congratulations on this milestone!
I've always loved to write, and when I found out about blogging, it just seemed liked the natural thing to do.

I enjoy sharing my adventures on the farm, especially when Mr J and I get in over our heads!

On my writer's blog, my favorite posts are sharing something I learned.

mzzlily (at) live (dot) com

Sarah Forgrave said...

Congratulations, Susan!

Let's see...I think I've been blogging for a year and a half. Or maybe two years? LOL, I guess I should keep better track so I can have a fun party on my blogiversary. :)

DenaNetherton said...

That's great Susan. I hope you keep it up for another three years.

Rhonda Schrock said...

Congratulations, Susan! I've been blogging for apx. 3-1/2 years, and it's becoming more than I think I anticipated. Such blessings through it and the people I've met that way!

Anyway,my email address is rschrockmt at yahoo.com.

Hope all is well with your new job!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

The proverbial "they" say, "time flies when you're having fun." It has and I am. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lynn -

I started off blogging three times per week. Thankfully, I've been able to maintain that pace. The scheduling feature has saved my sanity more than once.

With a new job, I hope I can continue pumping out posts. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

Thanks for your faithful commenting. All my blogging friends make this endeavor so fulfilling.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carol -

Thanks for entering the giveaway.

I think when a blogger sticks with posting that long, they tend to stay with it. Momentum and all that good stuff. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Chatty -

Nice to see you. Thanks for entering and the congrats.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lily -

I never thought blogging would become such a joy. It's been a great outlet for my writing.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sarah -

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I love celebrating, and it's an opportunity to give back to my blogging friends.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Dena -

Me too!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rhonda -

You're a bit ahead of me. :) Any words of wisdom?

Blessings,
Susan

kristen said...

How very cool. Congrats.
I love your blog. You give us things to think about, great sites to explore, and books to put on our lists.
Thanks!!

I think I've been blogging for almost two years. Anniversary coming up in July!!

kristengjohnson (AT) gmail (.) com

~Rain``` said...

Hi, Susan!

I've been blogging for five years, but only seriously for a year! It's so fun. I love it.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway (and this great blog. :)).

neelamalik06 AT yahoo DOT com

Mel

Ryan and Melanie said...

oops, my sister was using my computer, so I signed in with her account by accident;)

-Mel

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

Thanks for your kind words.

The Adventures of History Girl always has valuable and fun information. Are you planning anything special for your blogoversary?

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Melanie -

LOL! I thought you decided to go incognito.

Interesting - 5 years blogging, but 1 year serious blogging. I wonder if there are others in a similar situation.

Thanks for entering the giveaway and celebrating with me.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats on three years!!!!! Hope you keep on blogging:)

Stephen Tremp said...

I like a variety of posts. I like movie an book reviews. Not so much interviews though. The tend to ask the same questions that aren't very interesting.

kristen said...

Hi Susan!
Yes, I think I will do something. I have a few fun ideas in mind!!
Have a fantasic day!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations, three years is a long time and you have a great blog.

I started about 2 years ago and I wanted to put some of my writing "out there." What I couldn't guess is all the fun I would have with all of the other bloggers. I feel that I am a part of a happy blogger family.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

You guys are stuck with me. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Stephen -

Thanks for the input. I occasionally do author interviews, but try to come up with different questions.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

Let me know, and I'll be there to celebrate!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

I totally agree. Meeting and making friends with other bloggers has enriched my life. I've even met several in person.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jessica Nelson said...

Happy blogaversary!! :-) If it's not too late, I'd love to try one of her books.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Happy Blogiversary, Susan! 3 years zipped by, didn't it?

Please enter my name to win this nifty galifty book! Thanks,
Jen

jeanettelevellie(at)gmail(dot)com

I've been blogging for 2 1/2 years. I started so I could review books for Thomas Nelson, but have made many new friends, and improved my writing skills in the process. That's a 3 for 1!

Christine said...

Yay, I made the deadline. So I'm throwing my name into the ring. Would love to read this book. Here's my email address: Christine.d.schmidtke@gmail.com

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Christine -

Yay, you made it and with plenty of time to spare. :)

Blessings,
Susan

quietspirit said...

Susan:
Happy Blogoversary to you.
I've been blogging for almost 3 years. I strive to post 3 times a week. I started blogging as a way to get my writing 'out there.'

Please include my name in your drawing.
cll4him(AT)sbcglobal(DOT)net

quietspirit said...

Susan:
What I discovered along the way is a whole host of blogging friends.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

Thanks for entering the giveaway. We must have started blogging at almost the same time. :)

Blessings,
Susan