Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Dog Days of Summer Bloggy Giveaway

Welcome to my blog! In case this is your first time visit to my Moroccan corner of the world, please come in and have a glass of Moroccan mint tea while you take a look around. I'm mayogi, which is NOT my real name but we all need a name on the 'net, don't we? So that's the name I chose. One of these days I might tell you why. *lol*

I'm married and I live with my two sons in Morocco. My husband works abroad. I'm a SAHM officially, but I do lots and lots of other things too - like teach Spanish at a culture center, do private tutoring for kids, make cards for sale and try to make a few cents writing on the 'net.

Anyway, kick off your shoes and feel at home. If you're here for the Blogaway, the photos will be up late tonight.

Shannon at Rocks In My Dryer has started a whole week of giveaways. And since I LOVE giveaways I thought I had to participate too. *lol*

I'm giving away the cutest Moroccan key rings, 2 of them. One of the key rings is a lime green Moroccan slipper with the word Morocco written in Arabic (that's the one in the photo). The second keyring will have the winner's name on it, so I can't go and buy it until the winner is drawn. You can chose from: another slipper, a sandal, a book or a "hand of Fatima". It's your choice! And you decide what name to put on it.

International players are more than welcome. *lol* I will cross the border and post it next week, since the postal service here sucks and most things get "lost".

All you have to do is write a comment to this post and tell me about your experience with on line friendship. Have you made any friends on line and then met them IRL? What are your experiences? I want to make sure there are real persons entering the contest, not just a robot or something like that. *lol* You don't have to have a blog to enter, but you do have to give me your e-mail address so I can contact you in case you win.

I will enter all the names in a hat and have one of my kids chose one on Friday night around 9 PM GMT. Then I'll write an e-mail to the winner and announce the lucky person here on my blog on Saturday morning.

More information on the Giveaway is found here. And here you find the complete list of participating blogs. And wooohooo, there are more than 350 different giveaways!!!!!

I hope YOU're the lucky one!

76 comments:

tAnYeTTa said...

Please count me in to win! Thank you.

madamspud169 said...

I used to live in Khouribga in Morocco so this would be a lovely reminder for me of all the fantastic times I had there.
Please count me in

Jenn said...

They sound like cute prizes, count me in!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

How fun! Can't wait to see a pic!

steph

heather said...

My best friend is someone I met online 5 1/2 years ago. :)

Peach said...

Forgot to answer your question . . . I have made some dear friends here online and look forward to deepening those friendships over the years. Delete my other comment so I don't have a duplicate, please. Thanks ; )

Silly old bear I am!

ellinghouse said...

would love to win this one...

Nanette said...

I pretty new at blogging but have met a couple of new blogging friends. After the giveaway I plan to go back to some of the sites that participated and read some of the entries. This contest has been fun. I'm from Louisiana and have never been to Morroco but would love to go there someday.

Amy Grant said...

Please enter my name! Thanks so much!!

I Was Just Thinking.... said...

Sign me up!

KSmith said...

I have become friends with several on-line friends. As a matter of fact on sunday met another on line person who lives about 1 hour from me, this is so cool to gain friends from all over the world, its like the pen pals but better. count me in on your giveaway

Nichole said...

Sounds beuatiful! Please include me!

Monique said...

sounds great! i have a few online friends, one in France recently sent me a postcard for my collection and I sent her one... both homemade using our digiscrapbooking supplies since that's how we became friends-through digiscrapping. Thanks for the great contest!

Jill S said...

I am a member of a group online that sells the same line of children's clothes. A bunch of us ended up meeting and several of us remain close!
count me in to win!!!!

Lissete said...

Sounds like a fun prize! Please count me in. I've never met any of my bloggy friends in real life, I hope to do so one day though! :)

Sherry said...

Oh I bet these are beautiful! Enter me, please.

MommaBlogger said...

I have a friend I met through a political blog a few years back. We still exchange jabs on line, and meet up occasionally in the real world.

I would love to see the keychains, I'm sure they are gorgeous!

Dolly said...

I met my bestest friend/sis 3 years ago online!
We have adopted each other as sisters, we chat everyday and know each other thru and thru!
We have yet to meet but hope to someday!
I love the internet..it takes us to so many places and to meet so many people!

Blessings,
Dolly@From my CHERRY heart
http://frommycherryheart.blogspot.com/

dbz said...

Count me in! http://beckbeck.wordpress.com

Jen said...

What a neat gift! I'm in!

Jo said...

One of the greatest things about this huge giveaway is that I'm finding blogs I'd have never known of. Like yours. Morocco? I can't wait to read more!

I have met some amazing people online and when I met them IRL they were even better than I could imagine. The friendship and caring that goes on with fellow bloggers and people I meet on here is just fantastic. I'm very thankful to have this experience.

Terri Sue said...

I have online friends but have never met one yet! I have never been out of the USA so would love your gift

heather said...

I'm new to the blogging world and am considering starting one. I can't believe how connected I feel to some of the women who don't know I exist!

Thanks,
Heather@pagesbyheather.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to be put in the drawing, thanks, Diana
Farley80@sbcglobal.net

Angela said...

Those sound cute!

I met a group of ladies online during pregnancy ten years ago and they are now my bestest friends. :)

Grace said...

I would love to be included in the drawing!

I met a girl online when I was planning my wedding, and then her dad ended up giving my husband a job!

Dolly said...

me too.

Ginny said...

Count me in, cool prize!

Jen said...

I would love to be put in the drawing, thanks

Funky Art Queen said...

I have met the dearest person on-line who lives in California-I met her because I loved her photography on Flickr site. We corespond via email all the time and I feel like I have known her forever. Her name is Marah. Please enter me in contest

Natalie Marie said...

lol! I met my fiance online and we're getting married Oct 6! :) I have been to Morocco--Meknes and Rabat and loved it--how neat!

The Snipes said...

I actually need a new keychain. Thanks. Count me in.

~Nancy~ said...

I'm in!
Be sure to enter mine for "Simple Abundance"!

tegdirb92 said...

what a great give away!! Please enter me in this one. Thank you very much!

Kim said...

I would love to be entered. I'm just starting to make small steps towards online friendships. It's hard to work in the time just like in person relationships. But it's tons of fun!

Melinda said...

I have several online friends who I met on a quilting message board. Even when the board shut down, we still get together and chat. I've met one of them in real life. The funny thing is that I met all of these people because of my mom. She was friends with these ladies, too.

Hugs,
Melinda

Spam said...

This looks great! Please add me to your list. My e-mail address is myspamfoil@gmail.com.

Frazzmom said...

I'm fairly new to the blogosphere and usually lurk so I haven't really made a lot of connections yet. I do have several real life friends who blog- but I met them all in person before any of us started blogging!
Please enter me in your drawing... Thanks!

Chris Reeder said...

Count me in... Would be a great gift for my wife!

Check out my giveaway here

Michelle said...

I would love to be entered in your give-away. I will have to try and come back later to see the photos.

Mrs. Sara said...

Please count me in!

pipsylou said...

I'm in! pipsersmom@gmail.com / pipsylou.typepad.com

Karen C. said...

Oooh, I have always wanted to go to Morocco so I had some fun wandering around looking at the pictures on your site. I will try to stop by after all this crazy giveaway stuff and check out your site more. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

kcecilio at ureach dotcom

PEA said...

Fabulous giveaway!! Please add my name to your draw:-) Thank you!! I met my soul mate online 6 years ago and we're very lucky to only live a 3 hour drive apart so we can see each other often! He's also my best friend and every day I thank God for the internet! lol xo

cre82learn said...

Please count me in!! I have never met any of my "internet friends" IRL yet but I did met a mutual friend at a homeschool conference once. I think it's cool to meet people in other countries.

Kristi said...

Your giveaway sounds so cool! I did meet my good friend Dany through an on-line quilting group. We emailed back and forth for 2 years and finally were able to meet IRL last fall. It was great! I don't know what I did before I had my friend on the other side of the world!!

Vana said...

I've met lots of on-line friends in person! I crossed a national border to meet one of my friends and have traveled miles and miles (never to Morocco!!) to meet my beautiful friends face to face.

I'd be ecstatic if I win a gift from Morocco. I'm happy I had the chance to visit your lovely blog too!

Andrea said...

I would love a little token of Morocco! Please count me in!

jodene said...

Thanks for the chance!!

Krissy said...

I hope I'm the lucky one, too! Your life sounds so fascinating - thanks for the summary!

Jill said...

Cool count me in!

Nikki Angels of heart said...

Please enter me.

Nikki

jessica said...

I have a friend moving to Casablanca in a few months to teach at George Washington Academy, She is excited.
pick me please
jesslunger25@hotmail.com

Qtpies7 said...

I met someone from a large family homeschooling list who moved to a town near us. We visited a couple of times, but now I moved away!
I have two friends who met and married someone off the internet, one from just surfing through IM's!

Karen said...

Please count me in!

I haven't met any blogging friends in person that weren't already RL friends, but I have "met" someone on here that went to the same small college as me and we had the same friends, but didn't know each other!

Kristina Lewis said...

Thanks for a chance to win! I've never been to Morocco, but it sounds so exotic - I would love to go!

Lura said...

Please enter me into the drawing.

Shana said...

Please count me in as well, thanks!!!

Thankfulheart said...

Have made some online friends, never met any IRL. I have a young family member that was preyed on, the police were involved...scarey stuff!

aBookworm said...

Wonderful collection of eclectic prizes. Something for everybody - mighty generous of you! Do count me in. Thanks!!!

Dawn said...

That is such a cute little key chain. I haven't been blogging long so I haven't made any real friends yet, but I have certain blogs that I read a lot and I know I am getting some people that read mine regularly. The only blogger I know in real life is my sister.
debh203@yahoo.com

Erin M in MO said...

This is so cool... I collect keychains and especially shoe ones so this would fit right in! :-D

Nine years ago I joined an online group of homeschooling teenagers who loved Jane Austen... and nine years later I still have 10 really really really good friends from that group. I have met most of them in person at one time or another and even though we are all in our mid-20's and our lives have changed much since we met, our friendships keep going strong.

author_erin@Lycos.com

Linda SS said...

I'm thrilled to have found your blog. I've never met anyone from Morocco. Thank you for offering your visitors such nice prizes:)

Anastasia said...

I'm in too :)

I've met several people from the 'net. Some I've been friends with now for years. So it is possible to find good friends and good peoople online :)

anastasia_falling@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

I had the wonderful priviledge to visit Morocco (Rabat, Casa, Fez) 10 years ago. I taught English for 2 weeks to high schoolers. It was fantastic! Hope I win one of the keychains!

Marcia said...

Hi mayogi

Thanks for visiting my blog too!

Count me in for your giveaway :)

Organising Queen and
Take Charge blogs

Sarafu said...

Great Giveaway! Sign me up!

LivingforGod said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks! I have made friends online through blogging but have never met them in real life yet.

PastorMac's Ann said...

I started blogging last summer and I met a other blogger who lives in a different country. She's terrific and I would definitely say that we're friends now. We've talked on the phone and our kids are penpals now too.

I would LOVE to win one of your little keychains. Hope I do. Please count me in.

shoeaddict said...

I'd love to win. I have made a GREAT friend through my blog. I wrote a whole post all about her. We talk on the phone and will meet soon. She's lovely.

Thanks

Laane said...

Online friendship... Yes, I have experienced true friendship online, with people from everywhere. It's one of my deepest wishes to meet some of my friends.

Your prizes are so sweet... I love them!

Feel welcome to enter my give-away at: http://laaneworld.blogspot.com/2007/07/give-away.html

Stacey said...

The keyring is so adorable and tiny. I'm in the deep South and would love a lil' taste of Morrocco!

Janne said...

I have been online since 1999 and have met several families -- a few of them becoming my closest friends. I have never had a bad experience with meeting someone with whom I first had an online friendship with.

Count me in, please! And feel free to stop by my blog and enter to win free Scripture!

Blessings
Janne

mom in the know said...

nifty!

Fiddle D. Dee said...

Please enter me!
Lynnomartin@hotmail.com

Mayogi said...

It's 10 PM and the time is officially up!

Thanks for participating! This has been such a fun experience. This weekend I'll visit all your blogs to say hi. I'll announce the winner tomorrow.