$50 PayPal GA-WW-Jan 5th marks 3 years of Miki’s Hope-Ends 1/30/2014 | Miki's Hope

$50 PayPal GA-WW-Jan 5th marks 3 years of Miki’s Hope-Ends 1/30/2014

Monday, December 23, 2013


I am having trouble believing that I have had this blog for 3 years! Yes, it was started on or about Jan 5, 2011—where have the years gone. Like all things it has changed over the years and although I like what it is now—it will probably change again somewhat-eventually!

When Sheri Carpenter, who was the person who convinced me to start this blog (and believe me that was not easy!) AND set the entire thing up for me (she is responsible for how pretty it looks) and literally babysat me through the entire learning process—I really was a royal pain in the neck-I wanted it to be about charities and books. My first ever post was a review for The Literacy Site. Then I got sidetracked.

At that point in time I still had a website with lots of really nice affiliate sites—but it never really took off and I have very recently let it go. I also picked up a couple of affiliate places that were blog friendly and started to blog and do giveaways of those items. I am still an affiliate of some of them—but no longer even attempt to sell! I am so not a salesperson—if someone buys-I’m happy—if not—no problem. I was wise enough to pick companies where I did not need a monthly quota nor did I have to pay for their websites.

People have been after me to do product reviews for like forever—truthfully unless I actually need or want the item—and remember I am 63—well I will do them once in a while and will put giveaways for other bloggers on my blog (for which I receive a rafflecopter link)—I have always been a reader—and used to buy books by the dozens—so I always had a bunch on hand. I started by doing giveaways of the books I owned and eventually found the rest of the book bloggers and more important-the publishers and authors found me! Now I read and review books that are sent to me which really helps since I now am semi retired!! There are giveaways with a lot of these lately-but the “gift’ is from the author or publisher or sponsor mostly). I definitely do not get paid for this nor am I an affiliate of Amazon. For a while I was able to review sites but then Google decided to drop my PR because of do follow links—I have gotten it back (8 months later)-but will no longer take the chance (unless it involves NO follow links).

Miki’s Hope has evolved over these three years into a Book and a Giveaway Blog-with some miscellaneous stuff thrown into the mix (like my Diabetes Saga) and of course Charities when anyone asks me--

Most recently I decided to recap my blog into a post which I will update daily and tweet, G+ and put on FB—you see all 3 of the major social media are going a little crazy lately and I am not playing their game—Heavens, you’d think these companies could learn to play nicely! With this change I might even be able to blog about my tyrant cat Baby more often!


One other change that has occurred is that I use Rafflecopter for my giveaways instead of comments—and on that note--

To celebrate Miki’s Hope 3 year anniversary and to thank each and every one of you for making Miki’s Hope what it is today- I am self sponsoring this giveaway (you will always know if I am self sponsoring!) I will be giving 1 lucky winner $50.00 Pay Pal. This contest is open World Wide to thank ALL my readers and of course as all of my self sponsored giveaways are—this will be short and sweet and easy as pie to enter. I would also like to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza, Happy Chanukah and a peaceful, wonderful New Year filled with family, friends and love!

a Rafflecopter giveaway







All opinions expressed are my own honest opinions. For more information please check my Disclosure Statement. Our giveaways are in no way sponsored or promoted by Facebook.

246 comments :

«Oldest   ‹Older   201 – 246 of 246   Newer›   Newest»
Jess&James said...

Happy New Year but I do like all of your reviews and giveaways
Jessica Cox

Serahe said...

I've never seen a paypal contest!! awesome!!

katieoscarlet said...

I wish you a very happy and healthy new year

Kitty Iecvan said...

Happy New Year!

Fairytales and Fitness said...

I appreciated that you are so generous with your giveaways! Happy New Year!

Lulu said...

Congrats!!! I like your blog! and giveaways)

Benny Sequeira said...

Happy New Year and wishes for dreams to come true!

Tara Carlson said...

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year - I love your blog for the obvious time and care you put into it!

Dee said...

Hi Miki,
Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary. I pray that your blog continues to grow and that you continue to enjoy blogging. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I went to give your blog a review via Alexa but that feature has been discontinued. I love the way your blog is organized as well as the softness of the colors.
Blessings,
Dee

gibberish said...

I like that your blog has a charities tab - shows where your heart is!
My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

Emily C. said...

I love your giveaways, and that awesome picture of your cat! Happy New Year!

Wanda Craighead said...

Happy New Year everyone!!

dusty katt said...

I hope you had a great yule season.

alena said...

Happy New Year!

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

Congrats and Happy New Year

alena said...

Happy new year 2014 to u!

tobyhir said...

A wholesome blog!

Sania Wasif said...

happy new year

Ashley Trail said...

Have a AWESOME new year, thank you for this chance and thank you for all you do !!!!!!

Mai Tran said...

Happy Lunar New Year!

Soozle said...

I love the quality of the posts you have! :) Thank you

Krystal Dunlap said...

I am new here but i love this giveaway! Happy late New year and almost Valentine's day to you and everyone. Good luck all I know I could really use this as could lots of others.

Karen Ang said...

Good wishes to you and your blog. I'm sure you'll have more anniversaries to come!

Shadip Kumar Joshi said...

Good Day

Jenny Esplana said...

More blessings and More reviews to come <3
More wishes to everyone.. Godbless <3

Jenny Esplana
jenny.pinayformoda@yahoo.com

Shinchaos said...

I wish everyone a happy New Year! All the best and that all dreams can be realized ;)

Eileen said...

Thanks for hosting a giveaway like this... Happy New Year! :D

Jericho said...

awesome giveaway! Happy New Year everyone and good luck! :-)

Rodney Jackson said...

I love the reviews and giveaways

bochog said...

happy new yr

nelabratinella said...

Happy 3rd blog anniversary! More blogging years to come! :) I love the look of your blog. It's simple and pleasing to the eyes. I'm a certified book lover so I'm always looking forward to the book reviews and book giveaways.

Larysa Y said...

Che bello questo omaggio!

Meg A said...

Thank you for the giveaway, and happy new year! :)

Jay said...

Happy New Year everyone!

ELENA said...

Happy New Year!!
elperrel@hotmail.com

Jessie Abing said...

Happy New year!

Monchitoy said...

Happy new year Miki!

Rhonda said...

Happy 2014!!! The soft pink back drop is lovely! Thnaks for all your giveaways too.
via Rhonda W G.

Melissa Cushing said...

Love the generosity of this program and Happy New Years to all!!!!

Andrea said...

I appreciate the work you do. I especially like the book reviews. Hope you have a wonderful 2014.

Sano Sansar said...

I love your book reviews.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year! I always look forward to the great giveaways, thank you!

Jennifer Speed said...

Happy New Year to you and everyone

Kamla L. said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Wishing you many more years of success and fun. Thanks for all your generosity!

Sherry said...

Happy New Year!!!!

Thomas Murphy said...

Happy new year!

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

«Oldest ‹Older   201 – 246 of 246   Newer› Newest»
 
Miki's Hope . Design by Pocket