Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dear Brittany Ann...

I know that everyone who's anyone knows about the BEST giveaway in the blogosphere right now.

Yes, Brittany you are reading correctly.

This blog post really is just for you!

And I'm sure you've seen all the cute little posts on blogs about how how AWESOME/AMAZING/FABULOUS/WONDERFUL your blog giveaway is.

And it is.

I will not argue with that in the least bit.

It really is all of the the capitalized words mentioned in the fill in here spot listed above.

But they didn't write a post about why they should win. I'm sure they gave it a few lines today in their blogs.

And that's great and all.

You did after all just ask for the giveaway to be mentioned on their blogs. They did what was required of them.

I, on the other hand, decided that I'd go beyond what was asked of me because...well truth be told, I happen to very good at what I do.

I'm not bragging. It's just a fact of life.

It is what it is some would say.

And so, today I'm not just giving your giveaway lip service about how great it is.

I'm gonna give you the full blown opening statement, the state's case and closing argument about how great your blog giveaway really is.

After all, I'm gonna be an attorney and I figure a little practice couldn't hurt.

I realize that this blog will only be one point in the grand scheme of things that are my chances of winning the giveaway. But I say why not. And if this argument is really good who knows, maybe my chances will get a whole lot better.

So here goes...

Opening Statements:

I first found your blog because you started commenting on mine. I had been blogging for a little over a year and was slightly getting bored with the whole thing and then you commented. And suddenly, it was wonderful all over again. I realize that while I am campaigning for myself mostly in this open letter to you, I'd like to take the time to put in a word for the regular commenters. I again realize that someone will win by random drawing but I really hope that it goes to someone who loves you and your blog on a regular basis by commenting almost as often as you post. Because we all know that comments=bloggy love and bloggy respect. I'd also like to say that I normally do not care about give-aways, but seriously this one is fabulous enough that I'm not only writing this post. I'm writing it with the full hope that I might change your mind about the rules of engagement for the giveaway. If I don't well, then I've still done my part of mentioning your giveaway in my blog post and thus got myself one more shot at winning what truly is the best giveaway that I've seen thus far in my blogging career.

State's evidence:

The facts in my case for why I should win this giveaway are as follows.

  1. This truly is the first giveaway that I really want to win.
  2. It isn't someone's extras on a gift you got. It's not a re-gifting. It is something that you picked out for your readers. I appreciate that you care about all of us enough to do that. I think said appreciation should be spoken. People like to be heard, respected and loved.
  3. And EVERY item is something that I use or love.
  4. I love your blog.
  5. I convinced you to twitter. My track record is quite distinguished. This blog I hope will do the same.
  6. Your idea of a perfect day is my idea of a perfect day which is why I'm so jazzed about the giveaway so much.
Closing Arguments:

In closing, Brittany, I really enjoy your blog. Truly I do. And while the majority of this blog post has been funny, I'm being serious when I say this. I greatly appreciate our friendship. You are one of my people. When something serious is going on, you're one of my people I tell. You're honest with me and I appreciate that. You are genuine. And that makes you too legit to quit my friend.

And if I didn't think that I had a shot at convincing you of changing your mind I wouldn't have written this post. After all I am the one who got you to tweet. I know there were other reasons that determined this, but honestly how many people do you know that would a) write you 16 emails trying to get you to tweet with very serious and legit reasons b) write an entire post about your fabulous giveaway in the form of a very good persuasive article if I say so myself.

And if I didn't convince you to change your mind I just completed the requirement of mentioning your GREAT giveaway in a very unique way.

And most of all, I get to say this: "Lady of the jury, I rest my case."

And I've been dying to do that ever since I found out about law school.


P.S. In legal talk, my case is what they like to call a "smokin' gun."


Brittany Ann said...


Seriously, I adore this!

You are too funny, and too sweet, and definitely, "one of my people."

Unfortunately, I'm a thoughtful decision-maker, so the jury is still out, but I'll keep you posted.

Oh, I can't wait for you to be a lawyer! (As evidenced by the fact that I am reading this at work before I even get my classroom ready for the day! Yowza! I love it!)

Gina said...

That's awfully good, and quite funny, and proof that you are going to be a fantastic lawyer. But waaaaaah, I am preggo and sick and crying every other minute because I am on Progesterone and I NEED A PICK-ME-UP!!!!

Not quite as eloquent as you, perhaps, but sometimes pathetic works too. Just sayin.

Lindsey said...

This was great, I loved reading it@

Carrie said...

What a hoot. I'm so glad you won! Girl, you had the win coming.

Ashley said...

i love the post..congrats on winning!

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