I bought a Pioneer Woman calendar to let her know "I appreciate what you do!" since I visit her site nearly daily. I figured clicking the ads can only bring in so much, ya know? And I like the calendar... but it's not something I'm going to use. I feel sorry for the cows. I offered the calendar on Freecycle, but it ends up that apparently no one on Freecycle here reads her blog, or if they do, they already have a calendar. I asked people who wanted it to let me know their favorite article, and I'd pick from the responses. I was purposefully vague in my offer - I didn't link to Pioneer Woman, or even hint that it was a blog, because I wanted a true fan to get it. I got two responses, one saying her favorite was Clara Barton, and another saying my post got her excited about googling women pioneers, and she was going to make her daughter write essays about all the ones she found. Lord help her.
Here was the text of my ad:
OFFER: Pioneer Woman 2008 Calendar
Ordered it to help support Pioneer Woman, but it's not something I really want to put up.
Let me know your favorite Pioneer Woman article, and why. I'll pick someone from the responses tomorrow evening.
Now I'm worried the readers of FreeCycle think I have poor grammar and writing skills. (Didn't she mean Pioneer Women? And "article about *a* pioneer woman?" tsk, tsk Her mother should have made her write more essays.)
So - here's this calendar, and I know many who read here are fans. (Do I even have many who read here?) Well - of the three of you, if you'd like this lovely, large calendar filled with cows, cowboys, horses and sunsets, leave a comment. I'll draw a name from a hat when I get around to it, and mail the calendar to the winner.
Simple, no? No essays about pioneer women necessary.