Monday, July 21, 2008

Mrs. Who's White Elephant Giveaway Heads For The Elephant Graveyard

Yes, the White Elephant Giveaway has died. It died a peaceful, quiet death and absolutely no tusks were extracted for their ivory.

When I started the Giveaway, it was because I was always finding cute, interesting and cheap things at Goodwill for which I wanted to find a good home. And, not incidentally, I hoped it would bring in some new readers.

But, just recently, when I was in Goodwill holding a truly hideous green ceramic frog and actually contemplating buying it because I had nothing in the house for the Giveaway even though it was (did I mention?) truly hideous, I realized the White Elephant Giveaway had become an onerous chore instead of a fun excuse to shop and it was at that point that it died a quick and painless death.

I still wanted to do something fun each week, something that would be quick and easy, bring in tons of new readers and for which someone would pay me a substantial amount of money.

As soon as you figure out what that is, would you email me?

In the meantime, I have come up with "Try It Tuesday".

This was a no-brainer. I like to shop, I like to try new stuff and I like to write about it. So, I thought I would sponsor a weekly blog carnival where other bloggers can also write about the cool stuff they have found, sign up with Mr. Linky and share our bounteous shopping experiences. What could be better? Well. Possibly if we could TRY ON the new shoes you bought, that would be better. But this will have to do.

So. Start thinking about what you have bought recently - clothes, shoes, cleaning products, food items, cosmetics, whatever. Write a blog post about it. And be ready to sign up, hopefully, next Tuesday. I'll put more specific information up next Monday, so you can be ready. If you don't have a blog, you can check back for great ideas to try. On Tuesday. See the alliteration?

I have my resident graphic artist extraordinaire working on a graphic for me and I have high hopes that she will generate her usual fabulous design. And there will be much oohing and aahing. And life will be good.

Sorry about the elephant.

Check back for the new stuff posts.

Because I KNOW you like to shop. Or you wouldn't be reading this blog. And you KNOW you have always wanted to sign up with Mr. Linky.


Bunny B said...

Sad to see the white elephant die, but it was fun while it lasted! :)