Thursday, October 2, 2008

Custom Blog Design Giveaway



If you like the new design here at So a Blonde Walks Into a Review, you're going to LOVE this giveaway!

I am so excited to announce that my blog designer Lindsey, from Mommy Chronicles Blog, has offered to give one lucky reader here a FREE custom blog design! Here's what the winner will receive:
  • Custom 2 or 3 column blog design
  • Custom signature
  • Custom square blog button and code
  • Up to 8 sidebar buttons &/or horizontal navigation bar
  • Complete widget transfer
  • Installation of your new design

Yes, the winner will receive ALL of the above at no cost!! What a prize, huh?

To be eligible to win, entrants must either have a personal blog (no business websites, please), or be planning to start one. And it must be on Blogger, since Lindsey only designs for that format. So be sure you have both of the following before entering:

Here are a some examples of Lindsey's other designs:





Soooo pretty!

Click here to see her full portfolio (with links to the blogs) and the amazing designs she has created.

"Custom" is key here as the winner will receive a one-of-a-kind design based on their preferences and no one else will be able to have that design. The process is so simple and it's so exciting to watch it come along!

Lindsey is wonderful to work with and will not stop until you are completely happy with your new look. And she's very intuitive at capturing the feel you want to go for. I just showed her a photo and explained in a few words what I wanted my site to look like and she designed it exactly as I envisioned it!

As an incentive, Lindsey is also offering $10 off custom blog design for anyone who doesn't win but wants to hire her for their new design. Her prices depend on what is requested so prices cannot be listed, but if you email Lindsey, she will give you a quote.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment here telling me why you'd like a custom design from Lindsey.

For FIVE bonus entries, blog about this giveaway on your site with a link to this post and to Mommy Chronicles Blog. Then leave a separate comment here with your link so that I know to credit you with the extra entries.

For THREE bonus entries (or a total of EIGHT if you do the above step as well as this one) Twitter this contest with a link here and then leave another separate comment letting me know you've done this. Please be sure to provide a link to your Twitter profile in your comment.

All entrants must have an email address that I can easily find so that I can contact them if they win.

Deadline to enter is Thursday, October 9 at 11:59 EST. Winner has two weeks from the time of notification to claim their prize, or the prize will be forfeited.

Good luck!

So A Blonde Walks Into A Review

65 comments:

Jerri Ann said...

I left a comment, then my computer went crazy, sorry if this is a repeat. I'm about to start a blog for the community of parents in my county school system.

The more professional the blog looks, the more readers, more readers means more action and maybe our little system can make some headway in getting Alabama schools out of the bottom in education.

See, I really am a charity case, lol.

Jerri Ann said...

Here's my link girlfriend

http://blondereviews.blogspot.com/2008/10/custom-blog-design-giveaway.html

Jerri Ann said...

Here's my link on another blog of mine http://acracknlife.squarespace.com/advertising-and-celebrities/a-contest-a-contest-but-dont-win-ok.html

Jerri Ann said...

Here's one too...I need this baaad!
http://www.lifeinreality.com/?p=1249

Jerri Ann said...

Twitter it http://www.twitter.com/jareason

BangYourHeadMetal said...

Honestly, i've tried searching and searching for the perfect look for my metal music blog. The layouts either look too cheesy or the alignment is all off.

Making my own doesn't seem to be an option, so maybe winning one will be!!

Jason said...

I would love to have a BLOG! or website.

Thanks Jas

jashogue @ gmail. com

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

I twittered it!!! Enter me 3 times! I've been wanting a totally new look. Hope I win!

PS I've never been here before, this template is gorgeous!!

OMGosh, the word ver is a mile long!
nmhlnncz....what the heck?

Mik said...

Some great designs there, I'd like a new theme for my Blogger blog as I am about fed up of the theme it currently has, something original would make me spend more time posting on it.

Lorina said...

I twittered it!
http://twitter.com/lorinalately

I so want to win this! My blog is so boring right now.. I need this..

Thanks.

mverno said...

the design would be different and unique for each person

LifeNStuffUSA said...

What an exciting offer! I'm brand new at blogging, and am doing so about all the different aspects of being a wife, mother, WAHM, and wannabe inventor. I'm not even sure how to leave comments here! Here is my blog address: http://www.lifenstuffusa.blogspot.com - My e-mail address is chrissypete3 at yahoo dot com.

Mekhismom said...

I would like a new blog design because I have outgrown my current one. I need a navigation bar with more buttons and I need it as soon as possible.

Mekhismom said...

I twittered it. http://twitter.com/cutiebootycakes

danosor said...

I am a subscriber.

janetfaye said...

I would ike a custom design from Lindsey because I really want a better looking easier to navigate blog.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I blogged this giveaway here:

http://grammyjanetsplace.blogspot.com/2008/10/october-blog-giveaways.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

heaventrees said...

I really want to start a blog but I just can't stand to be one of the pack. I need to have something original and attractive. This designer's blog templates are fabulous!

janetfaye said...

I sent a tweet to twitter about this giveaway.

My profile
http://twitter.com/janetfaye
My username is janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Miranda said...

My blog needs a face lift and I would love to have a cute new design with 3 colomns so I have more space to add links and other things and it would also be easier to navigate which is very important to me. I'm a huge fan of Lindsey's designs, I'd be so thrilled to win and I know my readers would definitely love it too.

miranda_e19[at]yahoo[dot]com

Miranda said...

I blogged about this awesome giveaway and left my link (I think) in the Links to this post area. But since I'm not 100% sure it worked right, here's the link.

http://www.keeperofthecheerios.com/2008/10/so-blonde-walks-into-review-mommy.html

Dana said...

This is sooooo cool! I love the designs..Yes I want to enter and I'll do all the extras...too fun.

I would like a custom design, because mine looks BLAH! ;)

That girl said...

I'd like a design by Lindsay because this is my third blog, (I had to keep switching blogs due to nasty trolls finding me) and the last two were professionally designed...one by Splat Designs, and one by Bella. (come to think of it, I think the lady who did the splat design blog was also named lindsay)

Now, for my third blog, I'd like to have a professional look to it as well, given my last two blogs are no longer being used.

Wow, that was a mouthful, wasn't it?

thanks.

Yipee~It's Leah said...

Ok, I guess I'm just another sorry soul begging for a break...I have a blog, but it's just a regular ol' blogger template. It doesn't really say "Me." HELP! Please! 4 kids, house full of pets, hubby supports us all and God see us through!

Yipee~It's Leah said...

I just blogged about your fantastic contest. Count me in for 5 more entries!
http://exclusiverandomness.blogspot.com/

email is leah828@cox.net

Yipee~It's Leah said...

Last step. I've twittered! http://twitter.com/leah828

Now I'm crossing my fingers, my legs and my toes and I'm gonna go cross some more things too. Thank you!

Angie said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would just love a chance to win a beautiful designer blog...I have tried to jazz mine up with free templates but I have drooled over the 3 column blogs for awhile now..thank you for the chance!

~Angie

Karen said...

Great giveaway. I'd love to win a designer blog !!

Takiela, the redeemed sinner...not the drink. said...

I have heard every Tequila joke under the sun. I want a blog that's as unique as the name. Your blog designs are Grrreat!
~Takiela

queenoftheclick said...

I wanted to enter for my friend, Karen. Her blog is http://bklynsweetie.blogspot.com/

All of our friends blog and I know she would actually love blogging if it was more inviting. She set up links on blogger, but hasn't actually written there. She also has a Photobucket account. She even enjoys twitter.

J... said...

I would love a custom look for my blog!!! Here's my site...

www.spicingupthelittlethings.blogspot.com

I will blog about the contest and then come back for the additional entries!!!

Oh, I hope I win this one!

yadgirl said...

I'd like to win a blog design so I can have a blog that looks nice until I can figure out how to create one. I think having the elements there would help me learn too.

Dana said...

I hope I did this right. I posted about this contest on my blog:

http://essenceofawoman.blogspot.com
I hope this helps you!!!

Dana said...

Okay, I did it again...I posted it on twitter!!!!! ;)
http://www.twitter.com/mrsevents

Dana said...

sorry, that should be
http://twitter.com/mrsevents

dddiva said...

I know the look and feel I want, but I am at this time unable to do these nifty things to my blog and I need help badly. I just love the designs I have seen.

dddiva said...

I blogged about you here: http://www.myloonyverse.com/2008/09/giveaways-you-might-enjoy.html

dddiva said...

I twittered you I think here: http://tinyurl.com/3vet57 haven't quite got this one down yet.

Andrea said...

Wow! I'd love to be entered... I have two blogs one is my review blog and such and my other is my family blah, blah blog. Ooohh how would i pick which one to be redone. I hope I win. I"ll try to blog about this soon! Thanks.

Andrea said...

I blogged about your giveaway on my review blog at :

http://mommainflipflops2.blogspot.com/2008/10/enter-for-custom-blog-design.html

Thanks!!!

Cissa Fireheart said...

Entering your contest because I would like something a little more polished and unique for my blog. I really don't like what I have right now....

Also twittered about it on 10/07/08 http://twitter.com/CissaFireheart

Aimee said...

I've love to have a custom design that incorporated pics of our family...since our blog IS about our family. :)

Great giveaway!

Sharon said...

Wow...impressive work!

I'd love a new look so that my blog is more unique and memorable.
I'm not very talented in that area to do it myself. lol

Thanks for the opportunity.

justicecw said...

I would love to have a blog but I don't know where to start so this would be great for me! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

stokesmichellebrandy said...

I just because a SAHM and I want to do a blog, I just haven't been able to come up with a good idea, I actually just saw my first blog last Saturday...so Im really new at this.

Ellen said...

I am BROKE and need a makeover sooo bad and your blog looks amazing

Ellen said...

I twittered I need all the entries I can get

Ellen said...

And I blogged PLEASE pick me!

Kristen said...

Wow, that's fantastic. Thanks for the opportunity, i need this because I'm trying to update my blog and failing miserably. I have no clue what i'm doing. I need professional help!

tnajk at cox dot net

Danielle said...

I am desperately in need of a blog makeover! I wish I had learned of your giveaway sooner so I could have had time to blog about it:(

Blanco's Blunder's said...

We need a new look, and would love help to make it happen.

scoomer said...

I would love to win because the designs look fantastic!

heatheranne99@hotmail.com

deborah said...

Why would I like one? Well, hers are honestly the NICEST I've seen. Really. They are gorgeous and VERY professional. I'd love to have one!!!
deb[dot]heerema[at]gmail[dot]com

LadyBug-Kellie said...

I would LOVE to have her design my blog!!! My blog i so boring because I haven't been able to get it done yet - so it's one of the default templates. See I NEED this!! Her designs are amazing too! My blogis new and this would give me the jump start I need!!

Julianne said...

I have had a well-known free children/family ministry website for years. However, I just have not found the time to figure out how to customize blogging themes.

Now I am getting ready to start a free resources website for families with autistic children, as I have one myself and have found huge success with products I have developed when we could not afford to buy the resources. I think family intervention is the MOST important step in working with autism and I am not happy with everybody turning a PROFIT off this challenge. Too many families cannot afford to buy expensive resources or don't understand how to use them. I want to develop an easy to use resource with free tools and training. I know in time I will have to do fundraising to supply the materials to those who need them and cannot print them out online. Anyhow, I would love to have a blog to coordinate with the site.

Thank you for the opportunity!

sweetmp7[at]yahoo[dot]com

redjennschroed said...

I was laid off in February and for the first time in my life, I became a SAHM. My oldest son started started Kindergarten this year and I'm really active with his school. I'm also really active in my husband's hobby which is off-road motorcycle racing. He and some friends have put together a race team and I would love to be able to Blog about it. I'm a newbie to the Blog world, so winning something like this would just be so amazingly helpful. Thank you so much for the great giveaway!

jlilleysprint@earthlink.net

Deb said...

I signed up for a blog a few years ago, but I've never set one up. Okay, I'll admit, I was a little intimidated by the set up process. If I could win this, I'd be VERY grateful!!

My2Gs said...

I would love to get a custom new blog! Yipee I'm so excited about this contest.

My2Gs said...

I twittered it :)
www.twitter.com/my2gs

FriedrichFamily said...

LOVE her examples! Please enter me! (I have a wordpress blog but would happily move it if I could get a great design.)
Allisonfriedrich@teacher.com

donna444444 said...

My blog needs an update.
donna444444@yahoo.com

noreen said...

I have a PLAIN and boring blog. I have some standard thing that came with blogger. I love these designs and would love on for my blog
Silly Mommy of 2 Silly Girls!!

Jenna said...

I have fallen in love with Lindsey's designs! She is so talent and my blog needs a "Cutesy" look to it that I know she'd rock at!

Rebecca R. said...

I would love to get a custom blog design! I have only just started to set up a family blog, and have never done much with it, because I can't make it "look" the way I want! As a stay home, homeschooling mom to our 7 children 10 yrs. old and under, I don't have time to figure it out myself, or money to pay someone else to do it.
elireeves(at)stny(dot)rr(dot)com

Sarah said...

I sooooo want to win this! I just started my blog and love her designs! my e-mail is sarahforseen@hotmail.com visit my blog at http://thriftyminnesotamama.blogspot.com