The first paying job I had in television was working for 4 years at CFMT in Toronto. The station is called Omni now. I’d talk in between all of the television shows, mainly doing what I do here now. 2 minutes of me commenting, ridiculing and contemplating any topic that struck me.
Once in a while I’d give stuff away. Things that were provided by advertisers at the station. Could be anything from cookbooks to cars. One book I remember in particular was a book on “Krafting”. You know. Like crafting, but spelled with a “K”.
I hated that book based on the fact they thought spelling crafting with a K was either clever or cute. It was not. Crafting with a K conjures up images of flowers made out of toilet paper and hats made out of yarn and paper plates.
So, as I was saying we gave away books and stuff. And for some reason a lot of people, my mother included thought nobody really won those things.
Like there was some sort of contest conspiracy with people making up elaborate prizes, like an autographed copy of a book by an author you’ve never heard of with a questionable stain on the back.
A very popular blogger I speak with once in a while said she gave up on contests because they were too much work and the prize provider always got more value out of the post than the blogger did. Which is probably true. BUT … contests are fun.
Who doesn’t like a contest?
So I continue to have the odd giveaway here and I will continue to do so. Clearly you people believe there are actual prizes involved or 1,500 or so of you wouldn’t have entered.
Now onto the winner of the Bogs boots courtesy of Bogs.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your boots!
I have 2 more giveaways coming up in the near future. There may be a cookbook but definitely not a car. Not even a kar.