I've got all kinds of things that I want to post about at this point. Yet, this will likely be one of my shortest posts.
It is post #100.
I know, it's such a minor milestone in the grand scheme of blogging. You've got Fuji with his 1000th post, after all -- he's a full decimal place ahead of me -- and he's running a contest that far outpaces mine (and, let's be clear, his blog is far better than mine too!).
But, I see how contests get folks to various blogs and following. So, a contest it is for blog post 100 -- which comes in just 10 weeks after post 1.
Here are the rules:
As I mentioned in my post teasing the contest, there are two groups of people up for prizes -- the "veterans" and the "new folks".
But, the more I thought about it, the more I decided that it's more fun and fairer to run two drawings. The first drawing will be based solely on what you did before you ever knew there was a contest -- in other words, it's a retrospective contest based on the number of comments you have left, the fact that you are following this blog and/or the 1982 Topps Blog, and that you have traded with me.
EDIT: To be clear, if you've commented before here or on the '82 blog, if you've followed this blog or the '82 blog, or you've traded with me (and I'll count in progress trades), you are eligible for the "Veteran" drawing.
To enter that drawing, you need to comment on this post before TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM.
The bonus there is that the top three finishers will receive first crack at the treasure chest.
Okay, got that?
The second giveaway will be to get new followers but also possibly to reward folks who have been reading for a while.
It's really not different than other contests: you get 1 entry by commenting below, 3 entries more for putting up a post on your blog about this contest (and putting the link in your comment), and then an additional 2 entries for referrals who mention you when they comment. Also, if your referral starts following the blog, you'll get an additional 2 entries as well.
The top three finishers in that random generator will then get to select from the treasure chest.
Please note -- you can claim your "old-timers" entries through your comment for the second contest. Just say that you are doing that.
Remember, no purchase necessary, void where prohibited, see store for details, supplies are limited, comment now, etc.
Thanks again to all of you for reading, following, and trading.
What's that? What's the treasure chest?
Well, take a look at the trade bait tab. It's been updated and is the treasure chest. Each winner, in order, will get to select one item that is listed in that tab.
So get commenting!