Monday, December 10, 2007

Welcome to the Virtual Reception

Suppose you really really REALLY wanted to come to one of our holiday sales, but for whatever reason (broken leg while skydiving? live 2,000 miles away? stuck in parking lot traffic jam while holiday shopping?) you just couldn't make it... what then?

You're invited to take part in my Virtual Reception. The VR will be held this week, starting today and going through this coming Sunday, December 16th. Here's the basic (borrowed!) premise:

I post on my blog.

You comment on my blog.

For every day you comment on a blog post, I will enter you name into a drawing for a pair of my recycled paper art earrings (I will substitute a necklace if you don't have pierced ears!).

Sunday afternoon, during the Open Studio, I'll draw one name out of a hat (or Art Helmet!).

I'll post the name of the winner here on Sunday evening.

Check back here to see if you've won!

(if you comment more than once on a particular post, you're still entered only once; if you comment on different post (even if it's on the same day ie: if I feel inspired and post more than once on a particular day... it happens...), you are entered again.)

(does that make sense?)


Here's how:

1) at the bottom of each post, there's a link that says how many comments have been posted (it's usually 0! we're trying to remedy that!) Click on that link.

2) A pop up window will pop up. There will be a box for typing in your insightful and fascinating comment. Type comment.

3) Underneath that, there is a place to type in your Google Username and Password. YOU MUST REGISTER WITH GOOGLE TO COMMENT ON MY BLOG (I did this because I believe it keeps out spam-type comments). And it's easy.

To register with Google:
Click where it says: "No Google account? Sign up here". You will be asked to enter your email address, a password and a display name. The display name is what people will see when you leave your comment. After you are registered:

5) Leave your comment (if you haven't already). Click "publish your comment".

6) Win earrings.

So, here's the first post. I'm looking forward to see what you have to say!


Sanoma said...

Hi! I think I successfully created my Google Identity. You were right. It was easy. What a great idea! I am over 2,000 miles away and would gladly partake of mulled wine, chocolate, and most of all artistic spiritual sisters if I were closer, so What a Great Idea!! to have a virtual reception. (And I really really hope I win a pair of your wonderful earrings!!)

Melissa Lanitis Gregory said...

Hi Nomi!
I'm so glad that you (easily!)registered with Google and that you took the time to comment. Maybe a community of artistic spiritual sisters can be had through cyberspace? Maybe through this very blog...?

Good luck! You're the first name into the hat!

cahillmulligan said...

Hello Melissa!

Those truffles are wonderful... and so is your art!

Best of luck with the Virtual Reception...


Melissa Lanitis Gregory said...

Hi Carrie,
Glad you enjoyed the virtual snacks (they're low-cal) and my art. Thanks again for the great idea, and for commenting! You're in the hat too!

Kristen Schwartz said...

I brought Walter. I hope you don't mind. Oh look who's here! Gotta run...I'll be back.

Melissa Lanitis Gregory said...

Walter is always welcome at my Virutal Reception...unless he tries to pounce on my ankles. By the way, who was "here"? You ran off without explaining!

Kristen Schwartz said...

Sorry, I thought I saw Ewan McGregor, but it was only John Cusack.

Hey Sanoma, can you pass over some of that amazing dark chocolate? I can't seem to make my way over there what with all these people...

Melissa Lanitis Gregory said...

Ewan said he'd stop by later with James. McAvoy.

Kristen Schwartz said...

Should we save some chocolate? It's going fast.

Melissa Lanitis Gregory said...

Virtual chocolate lasts forever.

Kristen Schwartz said...

That explains why all the truffles I put in my pocket aren't melting!