Tuesday, January 03, 2012

It Finally Happened

I'm secretly an attention seeker. A "glory hound" if you will. I probably wouldn't necessarily describe myself that way, but some might. Those same people might not think my attention seeking tendencies are so secret. While I don't often point out the number of followers I have on this blog or the amount of comments my posts receive, I love seeing those numbers rise.

I'd love to get more comments. But I know that door swings both ways. There are a lot of times when I think that I should be commenting more on others' blogs, then maybe what goes around would come around. But I have such a hard time coming up with witty things to say in response to blog posts most of the time. Hard to believe, right? Me? At a loss for something witty to say? I can hardly believe it myself, but it happens.

As far as followers go, I've been sitting in the high forties for months. Don't get me wrong, I appreciated that number. I really do appreciate the fact that 48 of you had been following my random ramblings for as long as you have. But last night I noticed that I had crossed the threshold. I now have 50 followers.

This is the part where we cue a certain Miss Jessie Spano...

That's right. I'm excited about having 50 followers. But I'm kind of scared too. The more followers I have, the more popular I feel. But on the flip side of that, I run a serious risk of letting someone down. And then what if I lose a follower or two... or fifty. I've lost followers in the past. I assume that kind of thing happens when I write something particularly cynical or sarcastic and it's taken the wrong way. I never mean to offend, but I'm sure it happens from time to time. I tend to sometimes not think before I write.

But let's not focus on the scared part. Let's just zone in on being excited. Because I now have 50 followers! This is a number I've been hoping to reach for a long time. And do you know why? Because I've been planning to do a giveaway when I hit that magic number!

Now, before you all start hyperventilating, keep in mind that I'm not Oprah. When I do a giveaway it isn't a favorite things kind of day. I'm not gonna stand on the sofa and scream, "You get a car! You get a car! You get a car!!!" I'm sorry, that's just not gonna happen. My excitement is much more subdued. So is my wallet.

So what could you win? The winner of my Fifty Follower Giveaway will win three prizes. First, they will receive the greatest movie of all time on DVD. That movie, of course, is Back to the Future. Next, they will receive the smartest comedy that is currently not on television. That comedy, of course, is Community. Specifically, the first season. Finally, the winner will receive a Superman t-shirt, similar to the one worn by your friendly neighborhood Single Guy.

This giveaway is full of all kinds of awesomeness. You might have to shield your eyes. If you need to get your sunglasses, I'll understand.

Now, you may be asking yourself, "How can I win these awesome prizes?" I'm glad you asked. It's fairly simple, actually. First, you must be a follower of the blog. If you're not already one of the 50, just look over at the right side of the page and click the button that says "Join this site." Point, click, bam... you're follower number 51. Once you've done that, leave a comment on this post. It doesn't have to be anything awe-inspiring or tear-inducing. But it must make me laugh. That is key.

Okay, it doesn't really have to make me laugh. But if you leave a comment, your name will be entered into the drawing for the awesome giveaway. Would you like to have your name in the drawing multiple times? Of course you would. To increase your odds of winning, all you have to do is include a link to your own blog in your comment. You know, if you have your own blog. I'm not trying to be discriminatory or anything, I'm just trying to help my fellow bloggers with some advertisement of their own blogs.

Would you like a third entry? Well, for that to happen you just need to link back to this post in your own blog. I'm just trying to get crazy popular. What part of glory hound didn't you understand? With your help, we can get me my own sitcom on NBC. I figure they're pretty desperate, right? I mean, have you seen Whitney? I rest my case.

The winner will be announced next Wednesday, January 11. So you have up until Tuesday to get your name in the drawing.

And there you have it. You could potentially have three entries in this contest. A contest where you can win three prizes. Anyone else get chills? Couldn't have just been me. Okay, here's a reminder of what you could win...

You know you want it.


  1. Zacimus Prime (stein)January 3, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    I want to go to their

  2. silencio....mopo el.....well you know the rest....

  3. Your mom's a glory hound. (Your mom jokes never get old and they are hilarious. Clearly, I should win.)

  4. Well, since Brandon beat me to the typical Marta comment...

    I think I'll have to say "Hey dude, you headin' to THUNDER VALLEY?"

    but, for the record, NOTHING tops

  5. Thanks for the chance!
    I am a follower!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  6. Ooh, man! I came back to the blogging world in PERFECT time!!!

    I'm a follower!!

  7. I have a blog...although it has been lacking...


  8. PS. AWESOME prize pack!!!!!!!!

    I might need to do something similar but maybe with Parks & Rec instead...hmmm...I must think about this!