15 February 2008

Quirky Quote Contest 2008

It is that time again for the Quirky Quote Contest - 2008 Edition. It was almost a year ago when we had our last one. This year's prize is a $15 Amazon gift card. The rules are pretty much the same:
  1. Post your favorite quote to your blog by midnight on Friday, February 22nd, in an entry entitled "Quirky Quote Contest Entry" and link to it using "Mr. Linky" below.
    Your quote may be from anywhere - a song, movie, book, famous speech. The quote can be political, religious, politically incorrect, and otherwise controversial - but please keep it family friendly. (Hey - my kids and friends kids occasionally read this blog! They are usually bored to tears - but sometimes they read and even comment!) The quotes do not have to be quirky as the contest name suggests.
  2. PLEASE READ OTHER ENTRIES PRIOR TO SUBMISSION - the second submission of same quote will not be eligible.
  3. I will host a voting time from February 23rd - 27th – so come back and vote for your favorite quotes.
  4. Post on your blog and put up a button if you like about the “contest” and tell others to come and enter - Here is the link to grab a button or banner on Flickr. If you need help with this, please let me know.
  5. You may enter this contest twice - every other contest says only once, but why be like the rest! So a two quote limit for you - but please post them as separate entries for my sake!
  6. Contest winner will be announced on Thursday, February 28th - which is also my birthday! I decided it would be pretty cool to give a prize on my birthday.
Voting will be a little different this time around - as the poll I am using will restrict one vote for every IP address. So, be thoughtful and careful when voting time comes around. Our winner last year was Karen who received a template tweaking that is still looking good.

The quotes do not have to originate with you. Please be sure to attribute them correctly. Here is an awesome quote, appropriately about love, since yesterday was Valentine's Day, to get you started:
Love is not an affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. -C.S. Lewis

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at julientexas AT sbcglobal DOT net.
I also cannot stress strongly enough how important it is for you to link to your actual post where your quote is, and not just your blog in general. It is very difficult to weed through a lot of other posts to find your entries. It will make my job easier, and get your entry more recognition as other contestants follow the links to survey the competition!

Have fun! Now let the quoting begin!


26 comments:

  1. I will put one on my blog this weekend.

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  2. This was a lot of fun last year. I'll get one up soon.

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  3. Wow, we have known each other almost a year now. I just checked to see when you joined RCU and it was Feb.27, 2007.
    That was a fast year, it's been so awesome getting to know you.
    I'll come up with a good quote for the contest.

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  4. I've got my first one up. Another to come this week.

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  5. yeah, I love this. What a great idea. I wanna do one on my blog. I posted my first quote. #2 coming soon.

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  6. Hope I can figure out how to do this--the links and all.

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  7. I just sent you a different link, since I entered the wrong one before. Sorry. Also, how do we know when it is time to vote?

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  8. Fun contest! I saw this on Karen's blog. I love quotes anyway, so thought I'd join in the fun.

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  9. I saw this on Reviews by Heidi's blog and knew it would be great fun to enter. Thanks for hosting it and I look forward to reading all the other quotes.
    Ginny
    www.homeschoolblogger.com/proverbsfamily

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  10. I'm going to put one up in just a second.

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  11. Ok, I think I did this right. Let me know if the link worked out the way you wanted it. I went more quirky, hope you like it.

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  12. What a fun contest! Thanks for having it

    Angela

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  13. There is amazon.fr which is here in France. But I can also order from the normal one and send it to my mom who can then mail it to me.

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  15. I put both entries in one post, I hope that doesn't mess up the voting, if I need to separate them let me know.

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  16. Nevermind I made a separate entry

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  17. Mine is up and I linked to your contest! This is fun, I've really enjoyed reading all the great quotes that inspire everyone!

    Thanks for letting me play along!
    Leigh Ann

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  18. Thanks for this fun contest! I like collecting quotes :). I posted two of my favorite quotes on my blog. I've enjoyed reading all the quotes others are sharing.

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  19. Posting two on my blog! I didn't read through the others yet and may have used someone else's but don't think so. I love things like this!!!

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  20. I had fun reading all the quotes. Thanks for hosting the contest. ;D

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  21. I entered! Enjoyed reading the others!

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  22. I just found my way here for the first time and I've added you to my google reader. I love it. I'm entering.

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  23. Just wondering... when will you choose and announce the winner of the Quirky Quote Contest!?
    Thanks again!
    Have a fun weekend!
    SchoolinRHome

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