Up for Grabs has officially moved to Wordpress http://upforgrabs.wordpress.com

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Last post at Up For Grabs ... Signing off

As I sit and write this last post please remind yourself that I've put a lot of thought into it before putting fingers to keyboard. Remember in the bygone years when it would have been pen to paper?

I believe in the beginning that Up For Grabs was a good idea but one that is repeated daily on book blogging sites across the web. As I browse many, many, many book blogs looking for giveaways and contests to post here I find the same ones repeatedly posted on personal blogs. So the word about a giveaways and contests is definitely out there and thriving in several different places. I feel like I've been reinventing the wheel, so to speak, these last couple of months.

The giveaways and contests posted this morning are the last that I will be posting here. I will retain the blog address and someday, maybe, do something else with the site.

For those who posted giveaways and contests in support of Up For Grabs I thank you. Everything you contributed was and is truly appreciated.

My parting gift to you all is the new Read It Forward progarm at Crown Publishing via Random House. I just got the first edition newsletter in my email this morning. You can check it out and sign up here

Take care,
Everything books in my world can be found at The Printed Page


Josette said...

Ohh, it's so sad that you're going to stop doing what you've been doing for this blog! I recently found out about Up For Grabs and thought it's a excellent idea.

It's true that there are other bloggers who post about giveaways they come across but then different bloggers will stumble upon different giveaways. So there's a chance that some of the giveaways you post about may not be on anyone else's blog!

I think that you should continue scouring the Internet for giveaways and then post them up. But then, it's up to you if you want to continue or not! :)

All the best to you!

Kathleen said...

Aw sorry to hear that. I was a great fan while it lasted :)

lorisreadingcorner said...

I'm sorry to see you go Marcia!

I've been trying to keep a running list of contests on my site as well, so if anyone wants to be added to that list, come on over and post.

tracy said...

Sorry to see it end. But thanks so much for posting all the contests for everyone (and mine)!!

Tina said...

hi Marcia: I am sorry to see this end, it was a great site and very, very useful to me and other I am sure.

I wanted to say thank you for everything you did - you stepped up to the plate to help your fellow bloggers and that is what the Net is about.

I will be visiting your site (the other one). TINA

PopinFresh said...

Sorry to see you go! Thank you for all your hard work, you will be missed.

~ Popin

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