Friday, April 10, 2009

Help spread the word about our adoption.

UPDATE: I decided that the original button that I made was too busy and hard to read, so here is an updated version. For those of you who have all ready added the previous one, don't feel like you need to change it (although you can if you want.)

My friend, Diana, asked if I had a button advertising our adoption blog that she could add to her blog. I hadn't thought of that, but of course, I am always happy to implement fantastic ideas! Thanks Diana!

We would love it if everyone (yes, even if you aren't in the US, but have US readers visiting your blog) to help us by adding our button to your blog. Here is the code to insert that will also make the button a link to our adoption blog.

<a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href=""><img style="margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; float: left; cursor: pointer; width: 200px; height: 134px;" src="" alt="" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5325571333120019154" border="0" /></a>

To do this on blogger:
1. Go to your "Layout" tab
2. Click on the "Add a Gadget" link on your sidebar
3. Select the option to add html
4. Copy the code you see above into the space provided

That's it. Easy as pie! (I never really got that saying, Pie can actually be quite difficult to make.)

I also thought that I would offer some encouragement in the way of incentive. (Or in other words, LET'S HAVE A CONTEST!)

If you include the button in a post on your blog I you will be entered once. If you put it on the sidebar of your blog (with the intention of leaving it there) with a short post about what it is, then you will be entered three times.
After you have posted the button, leave me a comment here WITH A LINK BACK TO YOUR BLOG!

For a contest that is this important to me and this close to my heart, one prize and one winner isn't good enough, let's have several. SO ALSO INCLUDE IN YOUR COMMENT IF YOU ARE A KNITTER OR A NON-KNITTER.

For knitters:
-A Namaste needle binder in retired color camel with cranberry interior.
-100 yds of handspun yarn in the color(s) of your choice
-2 hanks of STR Sock Candy (200 yds each, cotton and elite) in colorway Autumn

For non-knitters:
-a cotton chenille knit washcloth with a bar of some yummy soap. (The washcloth is cream colored and oversized- very luxurious!)
-a knit hat in the colors of your choice
-a set of 6 magnets in the colors/theme of your choice

There you go SIX prizes. Please pass the word along, the idea here is to get the word out to as many people as possible!

-Post the button to your blog, either in a post (with some explanation) or on your sidebar (also with a short post explaining it.) A post gets you entered once, on your sidebar gets you entered 3 times.
-Leave a comment ON THIS POST with a link back to your blog and let me know if you are a knitter or a non-knitter, or "either".

Yeah! Thanks again to Diana for the great idea and thank you in advance to all of you who are willing to help us find our baby!

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