Resorting to Bribery

By Moriah on March 30th, 2009

When Emily (chatting at the sky) changed her URL, she hosted a giveaway for her readers who had updated their links/subscriptions and I told her I just might have to use her idea – because it was GENIUS.

So. Here is how to win a $20 giftcard (she used Target, but I think I’ll let this winner choose, although who doesn’t love Target?):

1) Leave a comment telling me that you updated my link in your sidebar/blogroll/whatever to (Or you can link to me now for the very first time; it doesn’t matter.) But it MUST be my current link to win. (And yes, I’ll check.)

2) Leave a comment telling me that you updated your subscription to my current address ( or feed ( in your feedreader of choice. You do not have to have a blog, just be subscribed – and you know, it’s free! You can also enter by subscribing now for the very first time.

3) I’ll allow an extra entry by your posting about this giveaway on your own blog to help me spread the word. Just leave a separate comment with the permalink to your post (not your main blog) saying you posted about this giveaway. And I’ll be indebted to you forever.

(Or at least until I give away the gift card. Then we’re even.)

So basically, you could have up to three entries! (And make sure they are all separate comments.) Doesn’t matter if you haven’t commented here in a while or never have – perfect day to de-lurk, don’t you think?!

I’ll leave this open all week and choose a random winner on Friday.

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51 Responses to “Resorting to Bribery”

  1. Meagan Dennison on March 30, 2009 8:39 am

    I updated you on my blogroll!!!

  2. Heather of Troy on March 30, 2009 9:14 am

    I did it! Check my blog roll. It’s all good!

  3. Heather of Troy on March 30, 2009 9:14 am

    I did it on my Google Reader too!

    P.S. Do you believe in weaning pacifiers at 9 months? Sounds like a great idea you know…until your baby is screaming in the night for an hour…would love your comments.

  4. Mer@Lifeat7000Feet on March 30, 2009 9:22 am

    You’re current in my reader and in my blogroll…and if I link to you in a post, I’ll come back and let you know. I’ll do it this week…when I do my linky post.

  5. Jacquie on March 30, 2009 9:33 am

    I have not ever commented here but love to read. I have updated my links!

  6. Jacquie on March 30, 2009 9:33 am

    I have also updated my feed reader!

  7. Amanda - VintageDutchGirl on March 30, 2009 11:52 am

    Of COURSE I updated my blogroll AND my links :)

    And you are correct, who DOESN’T love Target? I’m thinking new shoes for Mama are in order…

  8. JanMary, N Ireland on March 30, 2009 12:48 pm

    My feed has got you included :)

    I am sure if I had ever been to Target I would love it. If I win, will it include a transatlantic flight to I can come spend my $20?!!!!

  9. Gretchen on March 30, 2009 1:23 pm


  10. Janelle on March 30, 2009 1:34 pm

    You are update in my blogroll.

  11. Rebecca @ a chair of bowlies on March 30, 2009 1:58 pm


  12. Rebecca @ a chair of bowlies on March 30, 2009 2:00 pm

    Also updated google reader. :)

  13. trina on March 30, 2009 4:08 pm

    I changed it on mine! :)

  14. trina on March 30, 2009 4:09 pm

    Mine is updated on Bloglines too

  15. Debbie on March 30, 2009 4:48 pm

    Nothing like bribery to light a fire! Changed as requested.

  16. Alissa on March 30, 2009 7:03 pm

    hey, I care! ;) I updated your link, and it took me forever! for some reason, I kept thinking that the “1” was still part of the address, and was really confused as to why the address wasn’t working…smart.

  17. Jenny from Mommin' It Up! on March 30, 2009 7:03 pm

    I put you on the blogroll (which I pretty much ignore, so thanks for reminding me that it was there!) and I’ll post about your fabulousness sometime this week! xoxo

  18. Molly on March 30, 2009 7:28 pm

    I updated you on my blogroll!

  19. Molly on March 30, 2009 7:28 pm

    I updated you on my reader too!

  20. EmilyV on March 30, 2009 7:38 pm

    I updated you on my blog roll last week.

  21. EmilyV on March 30, 2009 7:40 pm

    And on my google reader as well!

  22. camille platt on March 30, 2009 7:41 pm

    Your link is updated in my blogroll… feel free to confirm!

  23. camille platt on March 30, 2009 7:45 pm

    I blogged about your contest, so enter me a second time!

  24. Kellie@LaVidaDulce on March 30, 2009 9:03 pm

    I’m definitely updated!

  25. Mama Hutch@hutchinlove on March 30, 2009 9:12 pm

    Got you on my blog roll! And I (finally) started a blog too. Fun fun.

  26. Mama Hutch@hutchinlove on March 30, 2009 9:19 pm

    Wrote about your blog on my blog. I am shameless – I wanna win a gift card ;)

  27. Mama Hutch@hutchinlove on March 30, 2009 9:22 pm

    Wrote about your blog on my blog. I’m shameless – I want that gift card ;)

  28. mary kathryn on March 30, 2009 9:35 pm

    That is bribery! And for us computer-challenged folk, it’s hard work! I’ve changed my blog link on my home page. Time to go fix my google reader, b/c it clearly wasn’t working, since it’s taken me this long to realize I wasn’t catching your latest posts! Thanks for the alarm on FB!

    And sure, I’ll give you your OWN POST on my blog. Not that anybody reads it…

  29. mary kathryn on March 30, 2009 9:40 pm

    Okey dokey – I just linked to here STRAIGHT from my google reader, and I just dedicated a post JUST TO YOU, dearie :) So that’s 3 ballots for me in the kitty! I hope I win!

  30. Tammy Taliancich on March 30, 2009 10:11 pm

    I’ve updated you MK – I read her blog from yours! – love your blog!

  31. Nicky on March 30, 2009 10:27 pm

    Allright already- now that I am plugged back in, I have you plugged in.

  32. Mer@Lifeat7000Feet on March 30, 2009 11:33 pm

    Friend, I am writing a post and linking to you in just a few!

  33. Jackie@Our Moments, Our Memories on March 31, 2009 1:36 am

    Updated in my blogroll, and I just noticed that I need to fix my feedreader – I didn’t even see this post, but thanks to Mer linking to you I jumped right over. You’re a genius.

  34. CarpoolQueen on March 31, 2009 9:21 am

    Here from Mer’s page. I think we jump around the same periphery of friends, though we haven’t met. I’ve added you to my reader, so I’m in! I’m thinking Target would do just fine….

  35. sarah c on March 31, 2009 9:35 am

    I’ve subscribed ;o)

  36. Erika on March 31, 2009 2:16 pm

    I updated, as soon as you sent me a facebook message! Good thing too since you disappeared the otherway. ;)

  37. mary kathryn on March 31, 2009 4:50 pm

    Argh. I realized I’m supposed to leave a comment HERE, with a live link to my blog post THERE. Let’s hope this works!

    It doesn’t look live — looks pretty dead, but there it is!

  38. Kristin on March 31, 2009 5:25 pm

    I don’t really use a reader, and don’t make much use of my blog either, but I changed the link for you under my bookmarks.

  39. Angie on March 31, 2009 7:24 pm

    Done and done! I’ve lurked a few times, but just officially added you to my Reader and blogroll. :)

  40. dolly on March 31, 2009 11:52 pm

    I guess I’m not that magnanimous after all.

  41. Jonesey on April 1, 2009 8:33 am

    I did change you on my blogroll and in my reader, dear.

  42. Colleen - Mommy Always Wins on April 1, 2009 12:30 pm

    Your posts were still showing up in my Google Reader, but I officially updated the feed URL today!

  43. whimzie@Snoodlings on April 1, 2009 12:46 pm

    Oh, how I love a good bribe (especially one involving Target)! You are officially on my Google Reader! I look forward to hearing more from you!

  44. Sara on April 1, 2009 4:19 pm

    I have updated on my feed reader. Love reading your blog, yours was one of the first ones I ever started reading on a regular basis!!

  45. Lindy on April 1, 2009 7:05 pm

    Nothing like a free giveaway to make people get up off their butts to change a link!!! I did what was asked. Have a wonderful day.

  46. Christina on April 1, 2009 10:30 pm


  47. Karen Monahan on April 2, 2009 9:20 am

    Consider yourself added!

  48. brite on April 2, 2009 3:12 pm

    I’m not above bribery…and thanks for the reminder. I wondered why I wasn’t getting any new posts in my feed.

  49. brite on April 2, 2009 3:12 pm

    Oh, and you’ve been updated on my sidebar as well.

  50. Leane on April 8, 2009 1:59 pm

    Stupid question, and not an entry…..which Friday does this end??!?

  51. Michelle on April 9, 2009 11:50 am

    I updated your link right away- but am late posting- sorry- I vote for this friday!

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