Mar 2, 2009

Stats and Drawing Winners

Finally, it's time to reveal the stats for the Mike/Karli Blog War 2009!!!

Are you ready for it.....

Unique Visitors for Mike: 1851
Unique Visitors for Karli: 1956

Look at all those hits!!! We were counting Unique hits which are the ones in blue. You can see that they dropped dramatically once the contest was over but to be fair, this graph was taken at 12:20 a.m. so it was actually only 20 minutes into the new day. I just hope that the blue bars will continue to look like this from now on!

Wow! That was so much closer than I wanted it to be! To be honest, Mike was picking up speed and I was kinda dwindling so I'm really glad we didn't go another day. I'm afraid he would have pulled ahead and clinched the win.

I am in such disbelief that I had that many different people visiting my blog. It was so much fun. I know that a lot of those hits were probably due to the giveaway but I don't care. Hopefully you found something you liked here and plan on coming back soon. Remember, I have another giveaway later this week. And it's gonna be good!

I feel like I need to take a minute here and thank a few people. First off, my wonderful and talented sister Kara. Without her there is NO WAY I would have won this blog war. She may live in another country and be a super busy mom with three little boys and a brand new baby girl, but she went to work as my self designated campaign manager and she blew my socks off. If you ever need something done and done right then Kara is your woman. And guess what... she has a super fun blog too. Her photography is awesome and her boys are hilarious. I dare you to visit her site and not laugh!

Secondly, my other sister Jana who forgave me quite a bit while I should have been working and selling inventory but instead was busy drumming up hits. She also had a big hand in the awesome giveaway so thanks Jana!

And last but certainly not least.... Mike. Yep, Mike. I cannot even begin to tell you all how wonderful he is. He is another person that helped me win and I'll explain that a little now... A few different times I had questions like, "why did my profile disappear on Digg?" (because I broke some rules there. Oops!) and "what are some good ways to drum up visitors?" Seriously, he could have told me to stuff it but he helped me out here and there and was such a good sport. I can't say that I would be as nice as he's being if he had won. But I'll blame that on hormones and leave that discussion for another day. Thanks for the fun little "War" Mike. I had a blast! And if you haven't checked out Mike's blog yet then you should. Just click here.

Thanks again to all those of you that helped me out with the win. I had so much fun doing this and found some really great new blogs to visit through your comments. I would suggest that you take a half hour and go back through the comments. Click on the names in the comments and you'll find some fun blogs too.

And finally... the moment you've all been waiting for... the winners of the drawings....

There were a lot of names! I wrote them all out by hand and I had six pages just like the one below!

I then cut the names out and folded them up and put them all in this pretty blue bowl that I made at Color Me Mine. If you haven't been there you should go.

Like I said, there were a lot of names!
And because Mike is such a good sport, he agreed to pick the names for me. I was just too nervous!

Mike picked the names and then Porter held them out for me to take a picture of.

Ok, ok. I hear you yelling, you want to know the winners... I get it!

And so, without further ado...

1st place - the wonderful gift from Upon the Shelf goes to .......

2nd place - the handmade ruffle apron goes to .......

3rd place - the five handmade corner bookmarks go to .......

Congratulations ladies and thanks for the support. Just e-mail me at to claim the prize and I'll get your mailing addresses.


lusum54 said...

YAY, YAY, YAY!!!!!!!!!
Lucky ME!
Now I have made some bookmarks, I can get the pattern for the apron, and I get a great prize fom the store!
Awsome Contes.
PS. So do you and Mike have a prize for you being the winner?

Diana said...

Darn. But you have good handwriting. AND that is a lot of dedication to write each name out by hand.
But I'll keep visiting---because any cousin of Anna's must be cool. Haha.

Also, how did you get the graph dealio?

Lynn said...

Congrats to ALL the winners.. This was SO much fun! It made an otherwise dull and humdrum winter less dull and humdrum.

I'm with lusum54....I was thinking the same thing. What prize did YOU get from Mike for winning, Karli??

Trish said...

congrats to all the winners! Keep up the good blogging Karli:O)

Arah Debra said...

Yay! I'm so excited!! I never win anything. I love to read and those bookmarks will be awesome. I'm always using little scraps of random papers as a bookmark. Thanks, can't wait to see them!!

Abbie said...

Congratulations to you all!


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