Good morning guys! I was MIA yesterday and through most of the weekend generally. My dad turned 70 and it was awesome. When I think about it i think about when I was much younger and I'd see an obituary or hear that someone was recently deceased then I'd ask how old they are and when I hear 70 I go oh well, they were old, they tried. But when your own parent gets to 70 you suddenly realize how young 70 is. Yes o! 70 is very young and daddy still has many years ahead of him. I'm sure he wasn't and isn't the perfect husband but he is the perfect father and he's going to talk me through child bearing and motherhood so Dear Lord I need him around for many more years to come. Amen.
TTRWT I think should finally wind down and we should look for the next great idea! Now I'm going to have to ask for your understanding, I'm not making this decision arbitrarily but also based on the opinion and under advisement of other blog readers; initially I had said that the TTRWT post with the most comments would win the prize. When I said this the idea was not to make a contest out of it, it was basically for fun and to encourage as many people as possible to try their hands out at writing or to share their thoughts, experiences or stories if they'd been looking for an outlet. I added a token prize of 3k airtime just for the fun of it.
The posts were sent in and the post with the most comments was by Ruthylicious for Please Wake Me Up 2. However although we all loved Ruthy's story it had an advantage over others in that we obviously had people visit the blog to read and comment on that post. This gives it an unfair advantage over other posts and makes it unfair to the other writers to still pick the winner this way.
We have decided that in a couple of days a vote would be done and you get to vote for your favourite TTRWT post. I'll put up the links just in case you want to read through or in order to refresh your memory. Please this voting will be done by only readers with Blogger IDs or Names that are familiar to us on the blog eg Steele, Funmi, cccc, Eniola, Favourite etc or Anonymouses that still add their names afterwards eg F, Enjay etc, in order to avoid confusion.
Also although this isn't about the prize, blog reader HSF said she would add 7k and raise the prize to 10,000 naira and she redeemed this pledge last week. So the prize is now 10K. Big Shout Out to HSF! I (and the winner) really do thank you, most especially for redeeming your pledge. You're simply amazing! Hey, just in case you're feeling generous and you want to boost the prize money even further by any amount, big or small, do let me know ok. Mail me and I would give you my account details, let's put a huge grin on the winners face, ok?
Ruthylicious your post had the most comments so rightfully you ought to be the winner. I hope you understand why I need to do what I'm doing; it's only fair. I admit I should have thought through things more thoroughly. Ruthylicious I love you and the last thing I'd want to do is offend you so I sincerely hope you understand.
Have an awesome week guys!