14 February 2010

Giveaway on The Skirted Roundtable!

The French Rolling Basket from The French Basketeer company – Cote de Texas’ last giveaway.

 

On this week’s Skirted Roundtable, we talk blog giveaways – how to set up a giveaway, the pros and cons of hosting a giveaway, and we discuss how easy it is to win something fabulous on a blog, like, for instance, a $350 French Rolling Basket, which was my last giveaway!    Traditionally,  it is the magazines that run most contests – when you enter a magazine contest, you are competing with tens and hundreds of thousands of other competitors making the chance of winning very, very small.   Why even bother?  But, in the blogosphere – it seems there is a different giveaway each day.    The smaller the blog readership – the greater your chances of winning.  Sometimes only 20 people may enter a giveaway contest and 1 in 20 odds is pretty fabulous.  Even with large readership blogs, you might be competing with only 300 or 400 people, again, very small odds indeed, especially when compared with magazine contests.  

 

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Plantes Sans Fleurs:  A French teaching poster.   This item is the Skirted Roundtable’s giveaway – be sure to enter the contest to win!

 

To go along with this week’s discussion on giveaways – we are hosting our own, thanks to Jill Mitchell.  Jill is an American living in Provence (poor thing!) who hosts antique and vintage shopping weekends in her adopted homeland.     Her company, Le Trip, conducts various types of tours in France, some of which specialize in “women only” shopping trips  - no pesky husbands allowed!   While conducting her tours, Jill does quite a bit of buying herself and has an EBay and Etsy shop to sell her goods.    We are thrilled to offer one of her items as a giveaway – “Plantes Sans Fleurs” - a vintage French school poster.   The print measures 29.5 x 35, so it is quite large.   Linda, Megan and I are so thankful to Jill for such a generous giveaway.

To enter the contest, all you need to do is visit ONE of Jill’s sites:  her web site HERE, her blog HERE, her EBay store HERE, OR her Etsy shop HERE.  Come back and leave a short comment about whatever catches your eye and we will select a winner from one of the entries.   Hurry though, the contest will be closing on Thursday, February 18th!

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Photograph from Jill Mitchell’s blog, Le Trip.Org HERE.

 

This coming week, the Skirted Roundtable will be interviewing author, interior and fabric designer Jackie Von Tobel.   Jackie is a powerhouse, a true entrepreneur, and the interview promises to be informative and entertaining.   The following week we have photographer Michael Lee, who will explain how to take good interior shots, how to get published, and everything else about photography.

Be sure to listen to this week’s roundtable on giveaways – and enter the contest today!!!!  As always, we appreciate your continued support!

To listen and sign up for the contest, visit the Skirted Roundtable,  HERE.

VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE:   DO NOT ENTER THE CONTEST ON THE COTE DE TEXAS BLOG!!!   TO ENTER THE SKIRTED ROUNDTABLE CONTEST YOU MUST LEAVE THE COMMENT ON THE SKIRTED ROUNDTABLE BLOG!!!!   ENTRANTS ON THE COTE DE TEXAS BLOG WILL NOT BE COUNTED!!!!!   PLEASE BE SURE TO ENTER ON THE SKIRTED ROUNDTABLE BLOG HERE.