Thursday, April 18, 2013

100 Followers? Let's Play A Game To Celebrate!

That's supposed to be a "100."  The lovely wife said it didn't look like a 100.  I have to agree.  It looks like something, but I'm not sure what.  But it's a 100.

I noticed today that my follower count is now 100.   Not sure when it happened.  It may have been 2 months ago for all I know.  The first 6 months to a year of doing this blog, I was totally into how many followers I had and what my traffic looked like on a daily basis.  But I remember when I hit the 40 follower mark, I felt like I had enough justification to keep doing this and I haven't worried about it since.  I have no idea what kind of traffic I get.  But 100 followers is a cool number and sounds like a lot.   True, I know 100 followers is on the average side at least compared to other blogs I read, but I'm still excited about it. 

So to celebrate, I'm holding another Big Fun Game! For those unfamiliar with this, it's basically a "White Elephant" type game.  There will be 10 players and 12 prizes.  Here are the basics:

  • Sign ups will start from now until next Friday, April 26.  Saturday the 27th I'll randomize the entries to get the 10 players.  
  • I'll then randomize the picking order and the first person up selects any prize numbered 1-12.  The prize will then be revealed.
  •  The second player will go next and can either "steal" the first revealed prize, or can pick from the remaining prizes.
  • If a player has their prize stolen, they get to pick again from the unknown prizes or steal from someone else (except from whoever just stole from them). 
  •  A prize can only be stolen twice, and then it becomes frozen and can't be stolen again. 
  •  A person that has had their prize stolen can not immediately steal it back, but can if the opportunity presents itself one turn later.  
  • Once we get to the tenth player, that person can either steal from the previous picks, or can take one of the last remaining unknown prizes and end the game.
  • I mentioned that there will be 12 prizes and only 10 players.  If for any reason at the end of the game, a player wants to toss their prize back and try for one of the remaining unknown prizes, they can do so, but are stuck with what they get.  If more than two people want to do this, I'll choose two people via randomizer.  
  • Then I need everyone to send me their address so I can get this stuff sent out at once. 
Make sense?
I would like to acknowledge that a couple participants from previous Big Fun Games have asked that I eliminate the "steal" aspect to the game as it can cause hurt feelings.  I totally get that and considered it for this incarnation.  However, the majority of feedback I get is that the "steal" aspect is the best part of the game.  I also think since these prizes aren't exactly bank breakers, I'll keep it in. No one is getting a $100 item stolen from them.  Having said that, I will disclose that I've got something huge in mind for later this summer in another Big Fun Game and stealing won't be allowed.  Stay tuned for that.

This weekend and next week are very busy for me, which is why I'm waiting until next weekend to get started.  To enter is easy-  just be a follower of my blog, or a follower on my stupid twitter account and leave a comment on this post, or send me a note on Twitter.   I'd offer an additional entry for promoting the contest on your blog if you have one, but that doesn't seem fair to folks who just read and don't blog. 

I've got some pretty good stuff lined up, but like my previous contests, don't expect T206 cards or Derek Jeter autographs.  I just want to set realistic expectations up front.

So 100 "Thank yous" for giving me a little attention, and let's play! 

33 comments:

Matt said...

Congrats on 100 followers!

Superduperman99 said...

Congrats on 100 followers. I am one and I would like to join the Big Fun Game. Sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks!

Dhoff said...

Congrats, sir. Yours is one of my favorites and has long deserved the triple digits.
I'd love to have some Big Fun.

Mark Aubrey said...

Good job. Count me in.

Stealing Home said...

Count me in as well. Thanks.

jaybarkerfan said...

Congratulations! Id love to play!

Justin said...

The Big Fun Game is always awesome! Count me in! Congrats on the follower milestone!

Sarah said...

I will steal a prize...much like this blog has stolen my heart.

(FYI - Those Doon Discs are really effective!)

Josh D. said...

Ahhh! That last comment was me. My wife was logged-in. Oops. I pray you have not also stolen her heart.

Fuji said...

Congratulations on reaching 100!

Nick said...

Congrats on 100 followers! I'm in!

irondequoit36 said...

Congrats and I am proud to be 101..Sounds like a great contest.Count me in.

Matt Pederson said...

Count me in!

Steve D. said...

Congrats on 100! Had a ton of fun the two times I played, so I'd love to get in again.

Greg Zakwin said...

congrats on hitting a c-note! count me in! I hope haha.

Hackenbush said...

Congrats on hitting the century mark!

Captain Canuck said...

I'm in, and thanks.

congrats on the groupie haul...

madding said...

congrats! I'm leaving a comment!

jamicfin said...

Congrats on the followers, and thanks for offering the contest!

Oh, and I'd say that image is "in the ballpark" for looking like a "100".

The Lost Collector said...

Oh hell yeeeeeeeeeah. I'm ready to "steal" some cards from fellow members of the blogosphere.

Richard Nebe Jr. said...

Big Fun!! Heck yeah, I'm in for some more of that!!

cardanathema said...

Awesome. In for a chance to be in.

The Angels In Order said...

Nice milestone. Looking forward to the contest, I'm in.

AdamE said...

Congrats on the milestone.

Wilson said...

I've stolen and been stolen from, and I say keep the steals. Congrats on 100; sounds like I'll have a tougher time getting in the game this time.

The Diamond King said...

I want in too!! Thanks for the chance.

Spiegel83 said...

Count me in, brother.

The Dimwit said...

Yay! I love this game!

Commishbob said...

In.

We play this game at Christmas at my family gathering. My sisters-in-law (sister-in-laws??) almost had a fight one year. That would have been fun!

dkwilson said...

Congrats on 100! Count me in!

Red Cardboard said...

Count me in. You're already on my blogroll

Matt
redcardboard.blogspot.com

cynicalbuddha said...

I'll throw my hat in the ring!!

FISHLEGBOOTS said...

I like big fun.