I've just closed comments for the contest and will no longer be taking Mr. Linky entries.
Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to enter. The winner of the contest has been chosen by the Random Number Generator and will be announced tomorrow morning, 3/5/09 at 6:00AM!
If all goes well, and I don't have an absolute heartastroke putting this post together (I am missing the geek/techie gene that allows one to put together cool badges and buttons for this kind of thing, and then create the code for them. Also, Mr. Linky and I have an on-again-off-again relationship!), I hope this post will be the official kick-off to something I have been looking forward to for about 6 weeks...
But you don't really care about that do you?
You just want to know how to get your hands on the $250 Target gift card, don't you?
You want me to shut up and tell you what ridiculous stunts you're going to have to pull, in order to win this, don't you?
Oh...wait a sec. There are no ridiculous stunts.
I'll wait whilst you rub your eyes and make sure you read that correctly. NO RIDICULOUS STUNTS.
No pictures of stickers/post its on your forehead.
No shots of what's under your bed.
No virtual bloggy dinner parties where you have to invite 10 of your favorite bloggers to dinner and then post about it.
Hang on just a moment! There is something you'll have to do! But this is good. I promise. It's all about you!
All you have to do to enter for a chance to win the $250 Target Gift card is create a post which links to your Top 5 or 10 Favorite Posts. They can be your funniest, most profound, thoughtful, entertaining...whatever. Just as long as they are your favorites. Then, once you've done that, come back here and link that post in the Mr. Linky area and LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST! Also, make sure, somewhere in your post, that you link back here to Barking Mad! The contest runs through tonight, until march 4th, 2009 at 10:00PM EST.
THE FINE PRINT - Void where prohibited...which really is just my fancy way of saying that if I've had sex with you, you gave birth to me, if I gave birth to you, if you are a sibling (rivalrous or not), or in any, way, shape, or form related to me, nanny nanny boo boo, you can't enter the contest.
One more thing...please add the button below, that will appear here momentarily (I hope, I have to first publish the post in order to get the URL for the code), to your sidebar. Seeing as how I can't create that damn box, just lift the code I'll paste below the box. It will work, I just hate how I don't have a neat little box to put the code in. Pfffft!
That's all! Yes, I'm serious. No, you don't have to take a picture of yourself acting like a jackass and post it too. Although, if you want to, go for it.
The idea behind the contest came from me surfing so many new blogs and really enjoying what I was reading, but yet wanting to get to know the writer/blogger better. Anyhow, I thought this would be a cool way to show off your best and share it with other people too! It's just one big linky love-fest...without the bell bottoms, bongs, and VW vans painted with daisies and rainbows.
So...are you guys ready to show off your best? Your favorite? The posts you are most proud of?
Well then, what are you waiting for? There's a $250 Target gift card up for grabs!
Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to answer.
Oh...check back later tonight. Mr. Linky will be up and so will the code for the nifty (OK so it kinda sucks, just keep in mind what I said about not possessing that geek gene!) badge you see below.
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