So, I don’t normally publish on Tuesdays, but this is a very special Tuesday (and not just because it’s CLEgrandpa’s 87th birthday and PIP‘s Mom’s birthday too).
It’s Why CLE’s one-year blogiversary!
When I started blogging, I wanted to be anonymous. I thought the experiences of a faceless CLE-er would be enough to share. But the more I blogged, the more I realized that sharing myself with you, dear readers, enriched the blogging experience (for both of us, I think).
So, I’m switching from CLEgal to Jen.
Hopefully it feels friendlier to you…it’s a little change, but one I wanted to make as I start to share even more of “me in CLE” with you.
One year ago, I never imagined a lot of things that have happened in the last year through this blogging medium, such as:
How much fun I would have planning posts, writing about my city, and sharing CLE love
The new friends I would gain
The readers/tweeters/random CLE-ers I’d get to meet
The amazing events I’d get to atend
The way my deep love for my city would grow and change and strengthen
That’s what the blog has given to me. So, now I’d like to give something to you. I’ve shopped up a basket of some of my favorite homegrown CLE things and one lucky Why CLE? reader will take home the whole thing.
The basket includes:
An aluminum Cleveland Metroparks water bottle
A giant Malley’s milk chocolate candy bar
A six-pack of Great Lakes Brewing Co. Christmas Ale
A bottle of Bertman’s Ballpark mustard
A bar of “Cleveland Gray” soap from Terra Verde Soap & Candle Co.
A pair of Ohio-shaped earrings (with a star where CLE is) from Banyan Tree
So, how do you enter?
1. Leave a comment letting me know something/someplace in CLE you’d like to see Why CLE? write about in the coming year.
2. “Like” Why CLE’s brand spankin’ new Facebook page and leave a comment letting me know you did.
3. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment letting me know you did (you can tweet once a day for additional entries, just make sure to comment each day): I’m #HappyinCLE and I want to win a basket of CLE goodies from @WhyCLE: http://wp.me/p1fb9r-tU
The giveaway will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, December 18 and the winner will be announced here on Monday, December 19.
Thanks for a wonderful year! I can’t wait to see what the next one brings!