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Ooh-Ooh! Less Than 400 Comments to Go!

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Just letting you know–we are nearing the climax of our current Comment Contest, with only 326 more needed to reach the magic 40,000-comment mark.

Magic? What’s magical about it? Well, heck, don’t you remember? You get turned into a rodent if you win! That’s if I can swing it. Otherwise, the winner will have to settle for an autographed copy of my new book, The Temptation, when it comes out, which should be very soon.

Again, everyone can play and all comments are eligible, with just the following exceptions: comments abusive to anybody else on this site, those containing profanity or blasphemy, ads disguised as comments, and comments that are just too mutton-headed to bother with.

Comment Contest… Counting Down

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Would you believe it? In our quest to post 40,000 comments, we have a mere 600 to go! The readers here should be able to do that standing on their heads. Although it would be easier to do, sitting down.

Ah! And what’s the prize for posting Comment No. 40,000? Well, it was going to be an autographed copy of my new book, The Temptation, which should be published pretty soon. But now, if I can swing it…

From the picturesque fjords of Norway! a genuine, live baby Tyrannosaurus rex! Pictured above, and pictures don’t lie. Just ask any TV noozie. The little girl in the picture is actually someone famous, disguised as a little girl. I am not at liberty to reveal her identity, but you know famous people never lie.

All comments are eligible, except: those of abuse of anyone else on this site; any comments containing blasphemy or profanity; commercials disguised as comments; remarks too inane to bother with.


February: Let Slip the Dogs of… the Comment Contest!

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February is the shortest month, but it just may be long enough to find a winner in our latest comment contest.

Shooting for the milestone of Comment No. 40,000, we currently have 39,186, which means only 814 left to go. The tension, the drama, the excitement! And the winner gets to be a rodent!

Oops, didn’t mean to say that. The reader who posts No. 40,000 will win an autographed copy of Bell Mountain No. 11, The Temptation, which is just about ready to be released for publication. Everyone is eligible!

All comments are eligible, too, except for the following: comments abusive of anyone else on this site; comments containing profanity or blasphemy (I know that lets out a lot of liberals, but I can’t help it: let them clean up their act, if they can); commercials thinly disguised as comments; comments simply too inane to be published. Anything else goes.

Comment Contest Update

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The picture of the frog is only here because it’s interesting. What do you suppose he’s thinking?

Just in case you missed the announcement a couple of weeks ago, we are in the throes of an epochal comment contest, racing along toward the landmark of 40,000 comments. We currently have 38,827, which means we have 1,173 to go. The reader who posts Comment No. 40,000 will win an autographed copy of my new book, The Temptation, No. 11 in my Bell Mountain series. It hasn’t been released for publication yet, but that could happen very soon.

All readers are eligible, even those who’ve already one a comment contest or two, and all comments are eligible, with the following exceptions: Comments that insult or abuse any other commenter; commercials thinly disguised as comments–like, you really think you’re gonna fool us with that?–any use of the f-bomb or any other profanity or blasphemy, and comments simply too inane to bother with. You may wonder just what would be too inane for me to publish as a comment. Well, trust me–they’re out there.

We’ve been clipping along at a pace of about 50 comments a day since Christmas, but today… well, not so hot.

All Aboard for Obann!

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My wretched sinuses have gone back to sleep, and today I finally was able to start typing up the first six chapters of my new book, The Temptation (No. 11 of my Bell Mountain series). Two chapters now in the can!

Will it have giant flightless birds in it (see above)? You bet! It will also have heroes and villains, courage and cowardice, the whole shootin’ match. Not to mention a couple of new characters who have just recently shown up at my door.

Meanwhile, there’s a comment contest going. Whoever posts Comment No. 15,000 wins an autographed book. There are about 300 comments to go, so don’t say I didn’t give you notice. Anyone can play, and all comments are eligible except for comments abusive to anybody else on this site, or containing profanity or blasphemy, commercials thinly disguised as comments, or remarks simply too inane to be considered.

I will try to arrange a gaudier prize–say a six-week Caribbean cruise aboard the luxury liner Patna, much refurbished since Lord Jim abandoned it–but of course I can’t promise to pull it off.

Comment Contest: Less Than 50 to Go!

Come on, now–whoever posts Comment No. 9,000 is going to win big, big, big! And there are less than 50 comments left to go.

Anyone can play: just leave a comment under any post on this blog. The rules are simple. All comments are eligible, except for any that are abusive to me or to another reader, any that include the f-bomb or other profanity (but I’ll just delete those), commercials thinly disguised as comments, blasphemy, or any remarks just too inane to bother with. Aside from that, anything goes. The last contest was won by a reader who just said “Ugh.” Please don’t let that become a trend.

“So what do I get if I win the contest?”

Well, you get an autographed copy of one of my books. I know–last week I promised the winner would get the country of his choice to be absolute ruler of. I haven’t been able to swing that deal. Sorry!

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