***CONTEST IS CLOSED***
*Edited to add: Due to a blogger malfunction, the contest will be going on until 10PM PST tomorrow, 9/2/2011. Thank you all for your patience, and keep on guessing!*
As you all know, today is the last day of August. I might consider doing this on the last day of every month, but the idea is not 100% settled, so... don't get too excited yet!
What am I talking about, you ask? Why, a contest, of course! From today to tomorrow, I'm going to be posting four posts of different topics at random time intervals. I will probably also post some random blog news in between, and will mention to you if they do not count as one of the aforementioned four posts.
So, what is this contest? Well, I want you to comment below what you think those four posts I'm posting will be about. I will be checking the time you leave your comment, so please don't cheat by writing down your answer after the post has been posted. It might lead you to a disqualification, which I will hate to distribute. You have two options:
1) Comment on what you think post number 1 will be of ON THIS POST BEFORE post number 1 is posted. And you can do the same with post number 2. You can comment your guess then on either post number 1 or this post, but you have to put down your guess BEFORE post number 2 is posted. The advantage, if you go this route, is that you can eliminate whichever topics have already be posted off your list of possible post topics, and that way you will have a better and more educated guess for the next post. The disadvantage, however, is that you will have to always post your comment before the next post goes out, or it wouldn't count. And since I'm not announcing when the posts will be posted, it could be a tedious process to continuously check back and forth.
2) Comment your guesses for ALL FOUR post topics ON THIS POST. You have to do this BEFORE post number 1 is posted. However, let's say post number 1 has already been posted and you want to guess on all of the other topics, you can write down in the comments what you think the remaining three topics will be. You will still be awarded extra entries for each correct answer, but you won't be illegible for the extra entries that you get if you guess all four topics correctly. The advantage of this is that you won't have to check back too frequently, and the disadvantage is that you won't be able to get a good grasp on what the topics could be about and eliminate your guesses. Your guesses DO NOT have to be in the correct chronological order to be rewarded extra entries for a correct answer!
How this works:
To enter, all you have to do is comment on this status, hopefully with a guess.
You can also receive extra entries for tweeting about this, posting it on your facebook/tumblr/myspace, or sharing it on your blog (3 extra entries for blog post, 1 for the others). Post their individual links in the comments, please!
If you go with option 1, you will receive 1 additional entry for each correct guess. If you succeed in guessing all four post topics correctly in their chronological order, you will receive 4 extra entries IN ADDITION to the ones you already receive for an individual correct answer.
If you go with option 2, you will receive 2 additional entries for each correct guess. If you succeed in guessing all four post topics correctly in their chronological order... you will receive 7 extra entries IN ADDITION to the ones you already receive for an individual correct answer.
Remember, this contest will be going on today AND tomorrow. From now until 10PM PST tomorrow, September 1st. You are responsible for converting the deadline to your corresponding time zone.
-check this blog for a good idea of past topics.
-check my twitter.
-For the posts that will be posted tomorrow, they will NOT be posted before 3 PM PST.
-2 signed cards by Leigh Fallon, author of (The) Carrier of the Mark.
-a Vanish (Sophie Jordan) post card.
-a Meg Cabot bookmark.
-a Desires of the Dead (Kimberly Derting) bookmark.
-a SPECIAL, SECRET prize pack at the end of this contest!
May the odds be ever in your favor! :)
*Edited to add: Contest post number 1 is up!
Contest post number 2 is up!
Contest post number 3 is up!
Contest post number 4--and the secret prize reveal--is up!*
***CONTEST IS CLOSED***