We have a winner!
This morning I figured out who won my Birthday Giveaway Contest and the $10 Target Gift Card prize!
There were 49 entries. I had mentioned in the contest rules that I would be disqualifying anyone that didn’t follow the directions, but today I realized that cross-referencing 49 entries between the Comments Section and the Facebook Page would be a giant pain in the ass. Shoulda thought of that earlier. So I found a way to make it easier. I decided that everyone that entered would get a number, based on the order of their blog comments. Then, the random number generator would pick one of the numbers. Whatever number is picked, I’ll cross-reference that entry. If they followed the rules, then Congrats! They’re the winner! If they didn’t, it sucks to be them, because they don’t win and I generate another random number, and so on.
So – I established the parameters at the random number generator, which I found here:
And then I clicked the “Generate” button… can you feel the suspense? I could barely contain myself! The winning number is…
The fourteenth comment was left by none other than GlenSmith501, who wrote:
Let’s check the Facebook page, and make sure he left the same message there:
WE HAVE A WINNER! Congratulations, Glen! I’m going to send you a message on Facebook, to we can figure out how I’m gonna get your prize to you, so be on the lookout for that.
And what an insightful and thought-provoking comment you left – I like it a lot.
A big thank you to everyone that entered. I really enjoyed reading your entries, which ranged from poems to birthday greetings to recipes and more. Congratulations to everyone that shared their own weight-related successes and a heartfelt thanks to everyone who said so many nice things about me. Sometimes I still can’t wrap my head around the thought that I’m an inspiration to others, mainly because my own journey is still very much a difficult day-to-day process, but I never tire of reading compliments, that’s for sure! The idea that there are people out there that read this blog and are inspired to make changes in their own lives truly renders me speechless. All I can say, to all of you, is Keep it up! And the same goes for me…
Keep it up, David!