Tuesday, 20 July 2010

What The Internet Means To Me and a Giveaway.

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and I mentioned I'd recieved a parcel from a blog friend of mine and she (my friend) commented on how lucky I was to have such a nice friend ,which of course I am (The bloggy friend in question is This Lovely Lady ).
But it got me to thinking and I realised that the internet is a wonderful place to be...and yet it is portrayed by the media as a evil place populated by only paedophiles and murderers.
Now theres no denying the internet has played its part in helping some of these people commit the most terrible of crimes and it bothers me terribly to think that criminals like this have access to the internet.
But no one ever mentions the good things that happen on the internet...the people that meet and marry, the funds raised for charity, petitions for unjust treatment of political prisoners etc etc
On a more personal level though... I have met some lovely people through my time on the internet both from my gaming experiences and my time as a blogger and in celebration of these great friends I am going to hold a giveaway...

                               Friendship Giveaway.                                      
 So the main giveaway prize will be some Gisella Graham lovlies, yankee candles, a little tin filled with buttons and beads , an FQ of the lovely red spotty fabric behind my goodies and a hand crocheted brooch (which I haven't made yet so its not in the picture).
A runner-up will get a little tine filled with buttons and beads, an FQ, a yankee candle and a crocheted brooch.
 I'll keep my giveaway open until 9th August as I am going to be so incredibly busy in the next couple of weeks with the run up to my sisters wedding.
To enter become a follower and please leave a comment, I'll draw two names at random on 10th August.
I'd love it also if you would add my giveaway to your sidebar.
One last thing ...this is open to bloggers all over the world!!
Heres to friendship!!
Em xx


LaaLaa said...

Oh, Em! Thanks for your lovely words. It's a pleasure to know you. I agree, the Internet is a fab place full of lovely people. I have found lots of lovely people since I started blogging. We're lucky, aren't we?!

Can I join your giveaway please? I'll put a link on my sidebar. Lynda xxxx

winnibriggs said...

Oh Em what a lovely post. I would love to join your give away and will put a link on my blog.
Jenny x

Cheryl said...

What lovely words. You are absolutely right. We (media, public, organisations with views) all focus on the bad stuff and forget that it reaches the news because it is remarkable rather than the norm. Great to celebrate the good side of the internet.

I'd love to enter your giveaway and I'll spread the news via my sidebar.

Kandi said...

Em that is a lovely post, I agree since I have been blogging i have (virtually) met the most lovely of people.
Please add me in to your lovely giveaway, I will add your button to my bar tonight too.
Kandi xo

Raggedy Sana said...

such a beautiful sentiment, i'd love to join in celebrating friendship :) I'll just add the button now

fuelforbodyandsoul said...

What a lovely giveaway :) The internet, when used as a force for good, can be such a lovely place! It makes it so much easier to meet people who understand where you're coming from and what you're interested in!

The Girl said...

Good call lady! I am constantly amazed at how kind and thoughtful people are and I have to say that through the recent break-up with my boyfriend you lot have been far more supportive than my 'real life' friends have at times!

Hope the wedding preparations are going well and aren't too stressful for you!!

Taz said...

What a lovely post - I have made some wonderful friends here on the internet and living in a small village hundreds of miles away from all my old pals I'd be lost without you all.

Amanda said...

I completely agree with you Em! I love my bloggy friends. It's such a joy, getting to know you all and receiving such encouragement and support. Your give away looks lovely. May I join please? Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Sue said...

Well said Em, the goodies look great. Hope the wedding preparations go well. I'll try and put a link on my blog but will probably need tec support from eldest daughter!

Jill said...

I totally agree with you Em. I don't have that many followers, but those that do pop over and read my blog seem absolutely lovely and always leave me such sincere and genuine comments.

You're very kind to offer such lovely giveaway gifts. I'll try my very, very best to put a link on my blog.

Jill xx

Maggie said...

I agree about the internet and the positive side. Thanks to a certain friends reuniting site I 'met up' again with my very first serious boyfriend, the first true love of my life. He has an unusual surname so when I looked and found it, I knew it had to be him. Similarly I have an unusual Christian name, so when he saw an email with that name on it,he knew it was me. Lots of water under the bridge, lots of good and bad things happened to both of us in the past forty years, but amazingly, wonderfully, it is almost as if we have never been apart. We still love each other, but these days, both being very happily married, the love is different, but it makes the friendship special, and we both know we are back in each others' lives for good... and that is such a special feeling.
I found you via another blog by the way, thought the name was interesting to say the least, so had a nose. Nice blog, thanks for inviting us all in.

Louise said...

What a lovely blog post! I very much agree with you and I have enjoyed reading this... I came here just through clicking a link to here from another blog and I'll be reading more a little later as I've enjoyed what I have seen so far! The give away looks fab. I'll be following your blog from now on.


Little Messy Missy said...

Nice post! xoxoxoxo

Pooh's Abode said...

Love your post. And it's all so true,
I have met some super people through the internet including my husband!!!
Recently life has been a bit of a struggle but all I have had from fellow bloggers is sympathy and understanding.
Please enter me in your draw
Thanks and take care

Country Girl said...

In complete agreement with everything you have said. Can't imagine life withoutthe internet and blogging.
I'd love to enter, please!

CraftyHelen said...

Thanks for this, I'd love to enter. You are so right...there are some lovely people out there.xx

michelle said...

Oh, Count me in please!!:)

Just have to work out how to link you:(

But I will manage it!!

Have you seen my give away? Am drawing it on 25th July though, so time is almost here!!
Michelle x

The Patchwork Heart said...

I would love to take part in your giveaway and have added your button to my sidebar. I have become a follower too.
Heather ~ The Patchwork Heart ♥

Tête en l'Air said...

You're so right, I met my wonderful boyfriend on the internet, and lets not forget the Facebook petition that got Cadbury's Wispas back on our shelves!!!

I'd love to join the giveaway, and will now attempt to link you on my page (very new to this lark!) xx

gill said...

Hear hear
Well done Em


Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

I love yankees, they last so long!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

just gonna put a linkback too!

Busy Bee said...

You are so right,I don't know where I would be with out the internet, I grew up in the UK and now live in Ireland so its a main part of contact with all my old pals, plus I have met some wonderful new pals too. I will put a link to you on my side bar.

Ukka said...

Your candy just awesome! Thanks and thanks for the chance to win! I really want to be the lucky winner. Linked candy on my sidebar and I'm your follower.
Greetings from Russia,

Hearthandmade said...

jeepers! This giveaway is absolutely massive!! I have met some wonderful people in the blogging community and have currently joined up a nice blogging community after some folks had bad experiences!!

I like your blog very much and i will tweet about this giveaway!!

Sal said...

I'm a follower!

yeay to new friendships via the world wide web!

Sarah said...

The blogging world has been nothing but lovely, such a happy post xx

Please could me in on the giveaway, now popping a link on my blog xx

Elsina said...

I totally agree with you, the internet can be a beautiful place and I have met so many nice people trough blogging and so much inspiration! Would love to enter your candy and will post it at my blog!

Victorias-Vintage said...

Aww thats so sweet of you :)
New follower, love the blog!
So many nice people out there.

Good luck, x.

Pene said...

I agree the internet can be wonderful, I've met so many lovely people through blogging and we act like a support network to each other. Even though we're far apart it's nice to know theres someone out there..
Love the Blog
Pene x

Lily_Loves... said...

So lovely to see someone talking about how great the internet can be. Ive been so surprised by the generosity of 'virtual' friends.

Bethany said...

The 'net is a great place to find oodles of like-minded people, and strike up friendships with people you may never even meet.
What a nice post!

Keira said...

I just found your blog through the felt fairys link and I must say it is lovely!

Shirl said...

So true, I find blogland a wonderful place to be. Your giveaway looks lovely, please do count me in!

Shirl x