I didn't expect that I will be writing this to you but since most of the posts I've made for this month mentions both of you, I guess it almost sounds logical. Anyway, this is supposed to be a letter of appreciation. I think without your blog contest, most of my entries for this month would have been forced with cheesiness (as if I'm not cheesy) and all the romantic things that involve love. Instead, I am glad to be learning more of new bloggers that I would have not encountered had I not joined your contest. I love that my writing skills are being honed, I am in doubt whether they have improved but at least I gave it my best shot. I am constantly rooting for Niko, Chris and Kikamz and Tetcha too. I've also enjoyed receiving reviews. Hopefully, if I earn some money or when I do, I can get to make a contest or draw a prize from those who painstakingly reviewed my blog. What I'm really saying is, since I think I'm doing a roundabout... Thank you. I've learned so much more about my blog and how it appears to other people. Your contest widened my horizons and made me learn that nothing is lost in trying. For that, I thank both of you so much.
Today is the 3rd Thursday of the month and that means that it's a write-to-anybody-you-want day on Mys' meme: Letters That I'll Never Send. I may not have the chance to write to you ladies again so that I am grabbing this chance. So where do I start?
First I want to thank you ladies for the invitation to be one of the sponsors of the biggest blogging contest. Through it I have enjoyed backlinks to my site and wonderful reviews that gave me assurance that people find my blog interesting and worth reading. The reviews also allowed me to evaluate my blog and to fill in what's lacking.
Secondly, I want to let you know that allowing me as a sponsor to still join the contest has been a blessing to me, both personally and as a writer. It has indeed helped me to be better at writing reviews, or at least that's what I think. It has helped me to manage my time better. I must admit that it is not easy to write reviews, just completing the requirements was a task. Thank you for giving me the challenge to challenge myself and my capacity, that even if I have reviews to write, tons at that, I am still able to use a big portion of my time on what's most important: my family.
Lastly, I want to commend you for joining forces for thinking about this contest and for giving us bloggers a challenging and worthwhile venue to earn some money on the side. Through this, I have more than enough reason to update my blog on a daily basis. It has allowed me to visit other wonderfully written blogs as well, making me realize that indeed, there are lots like me who also have something profound and funny and interesting to share in the worldwideweb.
I hope you ladies get to read this entry before it gets buried by more reviews. Needless to say, you ladies deserve a thumbs up for all the hard work you have thrown in this contest. Hugs to you both and wishing you success in all your endeavors.
*sniff* Pehpot and I have been debating for a while whether to take away the "hard" task of reviewing the major sponsors as a requirement for joining our contest. We had to give in in the end, for the sake of our dear sponsors. But we didn't really want to. We aren't sadists, we just want to make that clear. We aren't divas, either. We admit, however, that we see A LOT of sites that are a pain in the ass to read. So we decided to use our contest to encourage bloggers to practice their reviewing skills in preparation for (more) writing opportunities. What better way than to motivate them with cash and Adgitize gift cards? I know
To Mys and marce Kikamz, we thank you deeply for your letters. We may not be able to leave a comment on each and every review that you make, but rest assured that by the end of the contest, we will give credit to EVERY ONE of your reviews and let the recipients of the reviews know how much time and brainpower you spent in doing all of them. That also goes to the other contestants who painstakingly checked off all the sponsors in our list and made a blog review for them. Again, we know it takes a lot of time, but we WILL reward those who will persevere until the end. And also know that by the end of the contest, YOU WILL be MUCH MUCH better in writing down your thoughts than most of the other bloggers put together. Now that, my lovelies, is what we want to see, and what matters the most.