I’m always tardy for the party, even when it’s my own. August was insanely busy for me. So busy that I forgot a major special occasion here on AwesomelyLuvvie.com! On August 8, 2006, I launched this blog with a simple post, not thinking it would turn into anything but a random space for me to talk about my random life. FIVE years later, I’ve won the “Best Humor Blog” award from the Black Weblog Awards, have received over 10,000 comments and have gotten hundreds of thousands of people from around the world to read my words.
To say I’m honored and surprised by what my little rinky dinky eCrib has become is an understatement. But to celebrate AwesomelyLuvvie.com turning FIVE, I bring you:
FIVE for FIVE!
Five of my Top Posts:
Five countries that most of my readers are from. I’ve had visitors from over 189 countries. These are the top five: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Kenya
SHOUTOUT TO MY GLOBAL READERS!!!
Five bloggers who inspire me: Patrice Yursik of Afrobella, Angel Laws of ConcreteLoop, Claire Sulmers of The Fashion Bomb, Champ of Very Smart Brothas, Erika Kendall of A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss.
They take their craft seriously but don’t take themselves that serious. They really put in work in this blogging/writing game and have used their sites as platforms to do even greater things. Nothing but respect for these folks!
Five other websites I started after this one:
And yes, they’re all still active. Some more than others. I am aware that I’m a busybody.
Five of my Top Commenters:
I wanted to thank each and every one of you for reading my site. And for sharing it with your peoples. It takes a village to pass on the ratchetness.
Anywho, to further thank you, I’m having a giveaway, something I haven’t done here in AGES.
I’m a Gap brand ambassador, and have been for the past 2 years. Remember when I blogged about the jeans party I had in 2009? MMHMM. Some of you do. WELLS, Gap surprised me with a package two weeks ago containing 2 pairs of pants from the new line. AND they were generous enough to send me a free jeans certificate to give away to my readers.
Heyyyyyy!!! So… one lucky AwesomelyLuvver (hehe) will be winning a free jean certificate, that can be redeemed for any pair of jeans you’d like at any Gap store. For my non-skinty folks, know that the Gap has up to a size 20, so yes, you definitely count too!
Sooooo to enter to win, do these things:
* Send me an essay on why I’m awesome.
* Then send me a package of red velvet cupcakes
* And then start a petition asking VH1 to hire me to snatch their stars’ wigs.
Ok I kid, I kid. You don’t have to do any of that. Just simply leave a comment (between now and Friday, September 9th) at 4pm EST) saying how long you’ve been reading my blog. And leave your email address. I’ll be picking the winner randomly and announcing it on Monday.
To my international readers, I’m sorry but I wish I could include you in this giveaway. I can’t ship the certificate to another country. :-/ But still feel free to comment!!!