As of this month I have been blogging on my own domain for ten years. Before that I spent about six months on a subdomain (orange-jello.com was the domain name, though for the life of me I couldn’t tell you what my subdomain name was), before that six months or so on Geocities (I wrote my “online journal” entries manually, and there were no commenting options, obviously), and before that I spent about two years on Bolt.com and Kiwibox.com.
Needless to say, my combined blogging history has chronicled a lot of my life — close to half of it, in fact. My blog has documented many important milestones in my life, including meeting Daniel, moving in with him, getting married, getting pregnant (three times), giving birth (twice), moving (six times), my fears about Ryan’s neurological development and his subsequent autism diagnosis, Alyssa’s amazing milestones and now her progression to being in kindergarten (!), my choice to have gastric bypass surgery and my resulting weight loss journey (from 331 lbs to 184 lbs), a few health issues here and there; and then the mundane everyday things, like the antics my kids are up to, how cute my googly-eyed Pug is, what I want for Christmas, how much I’d kill for more sleep, etc.
I have a lot invested in my blog: time, effort, dedication, and as of this post, 5,000 entries documenting my life over the past ten years. I did a lot of domain hopping in earlier years (though most people who have followed me for a long time only recall kiss-my-kitty.com), but settled into Jenn.nu on January 1st, 2007, and I have no plans on moving to any other domain. Why would I? My name is Jenn, I embrace my Jennness, and Jenn.nu is the perfect domain name for me.
With all of that said, I am honoring my ten years of blogging by giving away a super awesome prize — a Nook! My friend gave me one of these for Christmas, and it is my newest and most favorite sidekick, second only to my cell phone. I have always loved to read, and now that I have a convenient, space-saving way to do so, I have been happily devouring book after book since I set up my Nook and downloaded my first book (Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn) the very day I received it. Needless to say, I love to read, and I am choosing to give away a Nook because I feel it’s a great product to encourage a love for reading.
One winner will be randomly selected to win a Nook Wi-Fi. Please note that because of shipping costs, entries are restricted to U.S. only.
How to enter
Mandatory entry: Leave a comment telling me if you blog, and if so, how long you have been blogging and how long you plan on blogging for!
You can earn additional entries (one each) by doing the following:
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- Tweet the following to your public Twitter account: #Win a Nook book reader from Jenn @kissmykitty at Jenn.nu! http://bit.ly/jennng #giveaway
- Blog about the Ten Years of Jenn Nook Giveaway on your own blog (don’t forget to include a link to this post!)
Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry. For tweets and blog entries, please include their permalink URLs with your comment.
The Ten Years of Jenn Nook Giveaway starts on January 24th, 2011 at 9:00am EST, and ends on February 28th, 2011 at 11:59pm. Entries are open to anyone living within the US. All entries must be in by 11:59pm EST on February 28th, 2011. At that point a winner will be randomly selected and contacted. I’ll announce the winner on Jenn.nu on March 1st, 2011.
Good luck to everyone who enters! :)