Sunday marks three years since I started this blog. Three years, and I've never celebrated my blogoversary before. In fact, I've celebrated no milestones with this blog.
Which is ironic, since Sunday could very well mark three different milestones: the Blogoversary, 500 posts, and 10,000 unique visits. With my current planned posting schedule, the 500 posts should happen on Sunday. The 10,000 visits, that's hit or miss.
I haven't decided what to do on Sunday, but I thought I might follow the lead of other bloggers and open myself up to questions. Anything you want to know about me, feel free to ask. Anything. We'll see how honest I feel on Sunday when it's time to answer. :)
Also, I'll give 1,000 Entrecard credits to the first person to send me a print screen of my blog with the hit counter as close to 10,000 as possible. An extra 1,000 Entrecard credits if the 10,000 mark happens when it's July 20 in Chicago. (If that person is not on Entrecard, I'll work out a $10 giftcard to Amazon or some place similar at my discretion.)
Send the print screen as a jpeg attachment to webmaster (at) haleyhughes (dot) com. (Replace the (at) and the (dot) with the appropriate symbols, of course.)
So I've announced a contest -- buried it deep in the post -- but it's my first contest, so you'll forgive me, I hope. Consider it a reward for reading. :)
To recap: Contest (see above) and taking questions (see above).
Addendum: How to capture a print screen
If you have Windows Vista, there's something called the Snipping Tool that you can use. I've never used it myself, but here are the directions. (Thanks Monique for the tip.)
The way I've always done it on my Windows PC: There's a button on my keyboard marked "Print Screen". Arrange your desktop the way you want it, then press the "Print Screen" button. This saves a picture of the screen to your clipboard. Open a graphics or photo editing program and paste in the image. Then do a save-as, and save the file as a .jpg or .jpeg.
If you have an Apple computer, there's probably a similar option, but my Apple skills are very rusty, so I don't know.
If all else fails, Google: How do I capture a print screen.