Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wilson's Winner! on WORDY Wednesday

Well today is the day! I rolled the dice over at and.......

....but before I announce the winner I want to comment about this little contest. About a week ago, Elizabeth, at Chronicles of Cardigan  posted this very helpful piece about increasing traffic to your blog. She gave many good tips (Thanks Elizabeth!) but some of them definitely involved a good bit of effort. Well, I found a short-cut to getting TONS of traffic! Just put the word giveaway in your post. My blog is not what one would ever consider a high-traffic site, not even close. A new post  will garner about 25 page views over the course of a week. Last wednesday's giveaway post has had 260 hits so far! That's a tenfold increase! So if you want more readers, I highly recommend sprinkling the word giveaway liberally throughout your posts.

The other thing I found curious was that with so many hits, only 12 people decided to leave a comment. Maybe everyone gave up caffeine as their New Year's Resolution? Oh, well, it certainly improved the odds! Let me say thank you to each of you for playing my game. I really enjoyed reading your stories!

So, without further ado, the winner is......drumroll..............

AubreyLaine......Congratulations! Since you left your email address in your comment, be on the lookout for an email from me! We will work out the details from there!

Next week I will return to my less verbose Wednesday posts.....but in the mean time just let me say it again: GIVEAWAY, giveaway, giveaway, GIVEAWAY ! There! I am assured of lots more blog hits for this week ;-)


  1. Even though I didn't win, it was fun thinking for these last few days that I might! Thanks for the fun! Having you add me to your "Blogs I Follow" list increased my traffic BIG TIME. Thanks, Taryn! Melissa

  2. Craziness! I love Starbucks, and I have no idea why I didn't leave a comment for the giveaway! Must have been snoozing...which means I need more caffeine, which means it would have been perfect for me! Congrats to the winner!!!

  3. Aha! Yes, the magic word, "giveaway". It's amazing, isn't it? Like I (who has entered every Pioneer Woman giveaway since I started following her) can pass a good one up. :) It is puzzling that you didn't get more comments.


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