Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Making it Happen's 5-Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

Welcome to my 5-year Blogiversary!  I can't believe it's actually been that long since I started this blog...I must be having fun, because the time sure has flown!

So, here's a little background on how Making it Happen came about...

Back in August/September of 2009, I had started to become serious again about losing weight and had joined a free site called to help me track my food and exercise (plus it has recipes, articles and forums-all free).  I had read an article there about training for a 5K and thought "I could do that!"  And then I decided what better way to keep myself honest than by sharing that journey on a public blog?  Even if no one else read it, I'd have it for myself as a journal.

Part of my journey-at the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon
Posts came and went, sometimes with a lot of time in between, sometimes not.  While not necessarily consistent (like the weight loss LOL), I was still around trying to keep up with posting.  Then earlier this year, I decided to change the main focus of my blog to one of my other obsessions, books, and started posting my book reviews, joining blog tours, release day launches and cover reveals (I do still do personal posts from time to time of course).  I suppose the rest is history ;-)  I am the only one running the blog, doing all of the posts myself as well as keeping up with my blog's Facebook page and Twitter.  

On October 3, 2014, I hit my 5-year blogiversary.  I've had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful authors and other bloggers, and have had a fantastic time along the way.  To celebrate, I wanted to give back to my readers, who have helped my blog grow quite a bit since I started out.  

A huge thank you goes out to author Alison Kemper (Donna of the Dead, Dead Over Heels) for donating the Zombie teeny-tote of goodies (including a $5 Amazon gift card!) to the giveaway!  Be sure to check out her books, they're funny and full of action and YA romance all in the middle of the zombie apocalypse-really awesome reads!

The giveaway starts today, October 15, 2014 and runs through midnight, Monday October 27, 2014 and is open to those with USA mailing addresses for the tote and for the e-books, to those who can accept e-books gifted from the Amazon US online store.  You could win a $3.99, $2.99, $1.99 or $0.99 e-book of choice (Amazon) or Alison's zombie teeny-tote, so check out the Rafflecopter below (also accessible from the Giveaway tab on my Facebook page) to get your entries in...and good luck everyone!

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  1. Wow, 5 years is a substantial amount of time! Congrats on hitting such a major milestone!!

  2. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)October 19, 2014 at 6:44 AM

    Congratulations on 5 years! Many more to come! This is a great giveaway!