Friday, August 28, 2009

Spam I am-GIVEAWAY!!!!!

So, I thought that in this era getting "the word" out for such an event would be easy. There's facebook, websites, blogs, myspace and the twit thing (that I don't do). However, it's not as easy as I thought.

I spent 3 hours yesterday on facebook...looking for new friends. I found this great group of "fans of Burbank". Thinking to myself how perfect, this will be a great way to get the city involved! Letting the community know that we're looking for artsy, fartsy folks and having a continual reminder to look forward to the show...a la facebook style. Well, I was well into my hundredth request when I get this BIG FAT error message that says...stop what you are doing, spam is NOT allowed, you cannot request this many friends, you are a horrible person taking advantage of us, YOU are a terrorist. Ok, maybe not that bad...but ME a spammer (said gasping in horror)???

I thought those were little skinny guys who don't shower, live as hermits, never get out and spend their day trying to scam money out of grandma's who don't know any better. But ME, a humble housewife with a baby and a cat...who likes to sew, bake stuff and gets all excited when I see the miniature size tents at Costco cause I think they are cute...a SPAMMER??????

Yes, I am a spammer and I'm not proud of it as I walk away slowly with my head down.

I need your help people, "spammer" is not a badge that I want to wear.

Things have been mad crazy with all the vendor paperwork going out, so I haven't had a chance to select a new vendor to showcase this week. I will be giving away 2 more newborn gowns, one for the facebook friends and another for the blogging friends.

The first way you can enter is if you make a new post about hiphandmaids, making a link to the blog. Make sure to post a comment with the link so I can read all about it.

The second way to enter is to comment about it as a status update on your facebook. Perhaps then your friends will ask to be my friends instead of the other way around. Make sure you leave a comment in the facebook note letting me know what you said.

Now I am a briber instead of a spammer...I can accept that. The final day for vendor submissions is Tuesday, so look forward to their announcements this week.

Deadline for this giveaway will be Sunday before I go to bed.


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  2. What a GREAT idea. I am so excited to go to the first show!
    I can never seem to log in under my wordpress account, but I blogged about you at my craft blog here: SewGirly!

    I also added you as a FB friend. Yay!

  3. I can't wait to see who all the crafty ladies in the ward are and around town.

    Such cute little clothes for your own kids or as gifts!

    Congratulations with everything, hope all is going well!

  4. Thanks for the second chance! I blogged and linked at - thanks! alicedemskehansen at

  5. I think a great advertising spot would also be to see if we can get on Daily Candy!??