I meant to post the winners on Halloween, but got caught up in festivities.
Before we give the names, I want to thank all of you for entering. Special thanks goes out to those of you who either added us to your blog rolls, blogged about us, or both. We had thousands of new hits this month and tons of RSS adds, and we can only hope you like the site enough to keep those links up (no guilt if you want to take ’em down now though!).
It took me a solid hour to type up the entries list in a name randomizer (which claims to base its results on atmospheric noise). But without further ado, the winners receiving three notebooks each (lined vs. blank selected at random) are:
Brian C., Brentwood, CA
Tasha C., Williamstown, MA
Ron G., Kansas City, MO
David G., Granite City, IL
Christian B., Phoenix, AZ
If you won, you don’t have to do anything – we’ll contact you.
As it happens, we have three additional notebooks to give away. The first goes to Brad over at The Pen Addict, whose site brought us the most amount of hits. The second goes to Chris at Amateur Econ, who came in second. The third goes to the very last name on our random name generator list (because being last is not always a bad thing!), which is:
Scott K., (address needed!).
If you’re looking for another contest to enter, Moleskine is having a rather silly one in which they’re asking for pictures of your notebook pages. This is the sort of thing where your pages should be brilliant, as if you planned every word, doodle, and scribble, only it should look very incidental, as if this brilliance just happened by accident. And irony helps too. I’ve always felt that Moleskine is promoting a dumb philosophy of notebooks, in that you’re using the tools once favored by Picasso, Hemingway, Van Gogh, Jesus, etc., and everything you write down had better be up to their level. Personally, my notebooks are a mess, with lots of crossing-outs, horrible penmanship, and often have spots and stains. And not in a pretty way.
However, if you’re the type who creates beatiful notebook pages, or can forge one quickly, I’ve been told that you should go here now. It’s funny, because the intern who sent us the email acknowledged that we probably wouldn’t post this info, because we hate Moleskines in part because they are “prohibitively expensive for some.” Haha, cute.