Thursday, March 27, 2008

Contest Entrants & YOUR Self PROMOTION

Contestant entrants officially closed -- I'm going to bed!

If your name is posted here, it's because I have gotten your comment that you'd like to be entered into the contest to win a Jennifer Weiner GOOD IN BED book and then qualify to win her latest CERTAIN GIRLS!

WOW! And by the way, HER NEW SITE ROCKS! I just clicked on and was like, COOL! So check it out! Dawg. I feel like Randy from American Idol, and don't even get me started on the fact that I completely missed my boyfriend singing We Are The Champions because Ajers has had the flu all this week and even though we DVR'ed the show, it screwed up and I missed my Michael Johns -- CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!?!?!?

OK, back to our regularly scheduled blog post on Jennifer Weiner and contests and self-promotion!

If you're NOT listed here, and still would like a chance to win, you have until 8 PM tonight to enter, just leave your NAME and EMAIL in the comments HERE.

ALSO, if you are listed here, this is your chance to SELF PROMOTE your own blog, business, book (or whatever that is not gross or inappropriate!) in the comment section here. I just wanted to give others a chance to self-promote. It seems unfair that I should hog all this here blog space for myself...

So, go at it! If you haven't yet entered, please do so, and also, self promote away dear friends!

Here's the list that I will be drawing names from tomorrow! Get YOURS added by leaving a comment with your name/email by 8 PM tonight. The drawing will be held via youtube video tomorrow sometime, barring anyone else in this family comes down with the flu!

ROBIN – who didn’t leave an email but I’ll forgive her.
MELISA – grapevine86
HALLY – hulahal –
JAMIE – thisjane –
DAWN – Morninglight Mama
MELISSA – Hope for the Hopeless –
EILEEN – of Eileen Cook Fame! See, even other famous authors want to win famous author books!
ROBIN – The other ROBIN (the one who gave me her EMAIL! LOL!)
TANYA – Tanya.for.president -- Have fun in CHICAGO!
MICHELE – myboysarearmybrats
KIRSTEN – "I WANT TO WIN" BUT DIDN’T LEAVE HER EMAIL! But has the zodiac year of the rat and the astrological sign aquarius, and she appears to be 252 years old according to her blogger profile!
REBECCA – Thisreadingismanic
LAURIE – Who didn’t leave her email but discovered JW in MODE mag.
TAMMY – thopgood –

Last three on the list:




I am going to bed, the winners will be drawn SOMETIME tomorrow, via a YOUTUBE video, so please be patient, especially since I've got a sick kiddo at home! Thanks


MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

I know you're all a very shy group of people so I'll give you an idea on how to self promote yourself in the comments section. For instance, I might say, Hey everyone, go check me out at Betty Confidential at

You know, something like that!

Go to it my friends! Pimp yourselves to your hearts content!

DeeMarie said...

I would love to win!! Jennifer Weiner is such an awesome writer!!!

Thanks for always self-promoting and having contests!!!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

I am pimping TRISH RYAN WHO unexpectedly was PIMPING ME and BETTY CONFIDENTIAL... what a fun surprise:

And check out her awesome book which is coming out the end of April too--


My Two Army Brats said...

I'm a newbie blogger, Army wife, and mom to two naughty (creatively naughty though) little blonde boys who have the potential to make me have to be institutionalized by the time my hubby comes home from the sandbox on the other side of the pond.

(I am pimp worthy?)


Monnik said...

I'm not on the list either, but would love to be in the contest!!!


Cat said...

so, do we post here... post there... i dunno what's right, so i'm posting BOTH places :)

k-since everyone is pimping someone, can i pimp too?

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Mandee, Monique, I've added you to the list for the contest.

Michelle, you know you are THE BEST, pimp AWAY!!!

Cat, post HERE, I'm going to see what you're pimping!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

come see me and my insane life... at my self promoting blog :-) I have contests too from time to time (inspired by mrs manic here) so come on over...
grins the self promoted peach :-)

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

And Cat, this is exactly why I posted this list of contestants, in case I missed someone!!!! So now you're on the list! And I'm posting this on both places so I can be sure you see it too!

morninglight mama said...

Pimping us out these days, Manic? First the soft core porn entries, now this? :) It's obvious that you're losing readers, right, what with your comment numbers being in the 80's? Man, what would Anon say today? Hee hee.

Okay, here's my own shameless plug. I am a writer-wannabe, and I blog at Maybe, just maybe, some day people will pay cash money to read the silly little words I put together. (Is there a market for irate rants, wifely nagging and relentless baby/toddler anecdotes?) But for now, I'm dishing it out for free. You may just get your money's worth, come on by.

Thanks for always making me smile, you famous blogger, you!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Oh, and check out morninglight's fabulous profile pic--it ALWAYS makes me smile looking at how calm and happy she looks holding a wild bunch of babies who are crying. Now THAT'S my kind of momma!

Tanya said...

Visit my blog. Lately my hits are all from people looking for mood rings or mint chocolate phones.

I had a contest, but its over now. Maybe one day I will have another. I have no kids, but I hope I do have fun stories.

Melisa Wells said...

I am more than happy to take Manic up on her offer to self-promote.

*rolling up sleeves, clearing throat*

I am proud to say that I am a Tiara-wearing, book writing, group fitness teaching, dog owning, Manic-stalking girl who has two blogs.

The first one, Suburban Scrawl, is at:

At Suburban Scrawl you can search for the label called “Manic” and read about our cra-zay-zee antics. I would encourage you to dig deeper and read my other stuff too. In fact, on the latest post you will find one of the most funnily disturbing photos you’ve ever seen in your life. (If you ever read my sister’s blog, House of Jules, you’ll really, really like it.) (In fact, while I’m self-promoting, why not promote for my sister, too? Read her awesome blog at

My other blog, Remembering Ruby, is at:

That blog is all about the book I published a few months ago. It’s a children’s book about pet loss and I am so proud of it! Check it out!

Whew! I’m done. Thanks, Manic!

Kalynne Pudner said...

I don't know about pimping, but I freely admit to being a Manic Mommy minion; she says "click," I click; "enter," I enter; "bleed," I bleed. (Search "manic mommy" at and see for yourself.)

My kids want to be her. All nine of them.

Eileen said...

I love you and your self promotion. Have I mentioned recently that I have a book out? People who don't win should buy one and then they will still have something to read. Pimp pimp pimp

Martini said...

I'm not pimping myself....Haven't updated my blog since Lindsey Lohan wore an ankle bracelet. :)

However, I'm committed to Manic.

Her regular readers are so expressive. It's fun for me to read.

You can email me anytime.

Manic you Rock! Have a Martini ;)

Kate said...

My blog is all about myself and whatever randomness I feel like sharing. I sometimes have a grand total of 30 readers in one day. Woo-hoo!

Self promotion time: I am looking for experiences of moms and dads who have had babies while mama was medicated (or not) for a psychological condtion. I have bipolar disorder (also manic! =) and we're thinking about babies. Seeing docs, but want some info from others. More about it on my blog.

Thanks Manic!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...


KALYNNE--AS long as your kids want to be me but not LIVE WITH ME!

EILEEN--You forgot to tell them your book is called UNPREDICTABLE and it is FAB and FUN!!!

Martini--what kind should I HAVE? LOL!

Barb said...

Okay ~ I wanna play too! Shamelessly hanging my head since Jennifer Weiner is my daughter's favorite author and I haven't read anything by her yet. I'm Barb my blog is
It's mostly family stuff and quilty/crafty stuff ~ come check it out!

Unknown said...

It's not self promoting because my blog is basically updates on my boring life, but my friend Michelle made an awesome bag for my dear Joy and sells bags, and other great goodies at she even has a baby registry so those of you without half a dozen kids already you can register your next baby and get your friends to buy you all the cute wonderful stuff for your new little one.

MaBunny said...

Hey there Manic:)))
You have my moniker on the list, so here is a little pimping for me own blog.
I'm at 91 posts, at 100 posts I will be doing a week long contest. I know people have done the baby story thing, and all that, well this will be the same but a bit different topic. Stay tuned to my blog , and I have a pretty cool prize that will be up for grabs so keep checking in!
Have a great day!!

stewbie2 said...

Woo Hoo! Of COURSE I want to win! I love "The Weiner!"

And...i'm always at

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

sTEWBIE!!! wHERE you been? Haven't seen you around since Minute With Manic failed miserably--remember those yucky baby soap hands??? Ewwww!

your name is on the list!

Anonymous said...

Dear Manic Pimper,
PIMP AWAY...PROMOTE AWAY....all of your contests & book recommendations are great!!!
Put me down for this one,

Cheers ;)
(arrg, I had to go wouldn't let me on otherwise since I am blogless *cries*)

Anonymous said...

it is just,

don't know why it added the Laura in front, must have been my ghost writer :s


Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Screw Anon! I heart self-promotion! And, hey, I'd love Jennifer's new book, what the hey...

Come read my ramblings and laugh as I pretend to know what I'm doing with these short humans.

(And where's your tiara?)

Anonymous said...

Well, I run my own book review site that mainly focuses on YA literature, but occasionally, I will review middle-grade and chicklit novels, and I also post interviews and contests, as well as an Ask Book Chic feature whenever I get enough questions to post it, lol.

Here's the link:

Feel free to add me as a friend!! :)

Steph said...

You go girl! Self promote on!
I LOVE your blog! I think you may just get MORE readers from this...haha!

Check ME out at:

:) Thanks are loved!

cubmommy said...

The definition of a blog in Webster is this

: a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.

i.e. self promote.

Always a reader, Manic!

CelticBuffy said...

I commented on the original post but am reposting my original comment as I didn't see myself on your list. Unless I've morphed into "celticbutterfly". I'd really love to shed my cocoon and be as beautiful as a butterfly!

Original comment:
Loved "In Her Shoes"! Unfortunately I'm of the blonde variety that gets to the bookstore and gets too swept away by new book displays to remember the original authors I came there to buy. Count me in!

Michelle said...

Eek, it's after 8pm. You have too many Michelle reader's, Manic. I can't tell who you have entered ;) I think I am though via ahnya from excite dot com.

Oh, and I went over to Betty Confidential a bit last night before I went to bed. Such a fun site! And I have to ask... did they choose "Just Another Manic Mommy" for you, or did you take my suggestion for your new handle and use it? Either way, I love having that singing through my head again!

Oh, and pimp pimp pimp... I need readers to tell me how absolutely gross and wrong and icky something my in-laws did is. But that's tomorrow's post. Today was my day of decadence all about ME!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Michelle-yep, you're in, and in the master list, I have the emails written down. I just didn't include everyone's personal emails on the list on the blog post! ; )

And they chose Just Another Manic Mommy, but I do love it, although I was just researching on the 'net and there are OTHER Just Another Manic Mommies out there! The NERVE! LOL!

Anonymous said...

manic....I have lots of time to read!! So pick me!! Although my six kids were born in just under 7 years, they are now 35 to 42...I'm retired with lots and lots of time to read!!!

Denise said...

OH NO! I missed this!!! Darn!!! This is what happens when my cable internet goes out for a few days! I miss all the good stuff!!! :( ACK!!!! Phooey!!!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Necie, I'll put you on the list. I'm still up, and it's 8 PM somewhere still. But when I go to bed, that's it, contest is closed for the night! : )

Michelle said...

There may be "other" just another manic mommies out there, but you're the original, and that's all that counts :)

Danielle said...

Hi, wanted to say love your blog and the chance to self promote, hope you take a moment to visit me at my new blog

Anonymous said...

I know I missed your deadline, but can you put me in your contest anyway? I could LIE and say you missed my name... but I won't. And I could sign ANON, but I'll just put my name. I'll watch your video to see if I won and I'll send you my email if I do. PICK ME PLEASE!


MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Danielle and Karla, you made the cut. Contest entrants are now officially closed. I'm going to bed!

See you all in the morning!

Anonymous said...

Hey Manic

I will no longer be reading anon post from uptight asshats. carry on

Much love,

yoo hoo said...

CRAP, you give things away and I just found you? That sucks, for me!! But I'll be back, cuz im a winner.

Jules said...

PImping... I love that word. It sounds so decadent, illegal and yet very legal at the some time.

First, thanks for having the contest and letting us self-promote. Gotta get the thank you's out of the way first, 'cause my mom taught me that good manners are important.

And second - you rock! Go ahead and self promote and don't let any anons with bad attitudes "steal your day" - you know what I mean - sour souls make a nasty comment and all you can think about is that. Their comments steal away your fabulous day and their nasty words linger if you let them. So poof to them!

Third - I get to pimp - how cool is that? I'm the "I hate needles and I'll have two kids to go WITHOUT them, thank you very much" person. But I did give blood and had to have a big ginormous nasty needle to do that. *big pat on the back here*
So... I write about my family, my crazy life, and various and sundry other things. Come on over. I LOVE visitors.

Denise said...

Yes, I got the comment! :) Thanks! I know I haven't updated my blog since September. One of these days I will! LOL! I'm more of a blog stalker than writer.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Manic! You're awesome.

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