Celebrate With Me: CSN Giveaway

**This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!**

When CSN contacted me recently about hosting another giveaway on Bon Chic Bon Gastronimique, I said of course! And it could not have come at a better time: this morning when I visited my blog's dashboard, I noticed that I've finally reached one hundred followers! Why not celebrate with a giveaway, right? If you aren't familiar with CSN, that needs to change! They're an online mega-shop, with 200 stores, featuring everything from lights to beautiful handbags. Although I unfortunately can't win my own giveaway, I went ahead and picked out some things I would like from CSN's website.

They have a great selection of lamps, and I really need one so I can read in our (currently poorly lit) living room. This one would do the trick!

I've also been daydreaming about a brightly colored bag like this.

Finally, despite the fact that it would be terrible for my waistline, I would love to have a deep fryer. This one would be great, and it's less than fifty bucks!

Okay, so there's got to be something you're itching to buy right? Well the lovely people at CSN are offering a $45 promotional code to any of their 200 stores! 

Here's how to enter:
-You must be a US or Canadian citizen.
-You must be a public follower of Bon Chic Bon Gastronomique (and tell me how you follow)
-Leave a comment on this post telling me a blogging tip you've learned since you've started blogging.
-Leave a valid e-mail address so I can contact you.

This giveaway will be open until 12:00 midnight, central time, on Wednesday, March 9, 2011.

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  1. Super congrats on the first 100! I follow through Google (right? that's what following through Blogger shows up as, right?). What fun!

  2. count me in and congrats! i follow through google reader.
    and a blogging tip? hmm. i switched to disqus for commenting so that i could reply directly to people. so far i like it a lot!

  3. congrats on 100 followers! i follow with google. one tip ive learned is that interactions is key. answering peoples questions is important!

  4. Congrats!!

    I follow through Google reader - under Fatale Fashion.

    I've learned that flickr is wayyy better for photos than just using blogger's photo uploader, the quality is better!


  5. 100 Followers! Congratulations! My best blogging tip would be to stay true to your voice. I want people who know me to say, ' reading your blog I can hear you saying it', and I want people who don't know me to feel the same way. When bloggers try to mimic what they want to be, instead of who they are it definitely translates.


  6. LOVE CSN.....and congrats on your followers babes!!!

    Stop by and say Hello♥
    Statements in Fashion Blog♥

  7. I'm an official GFC follower now! My blogging tip is to keep things organized by setting up posts in advance and timing them to run at specific times. It makes keeping up with daily posts so much easier!


  8. I follow on gfc

    I don't keep a blog, but I read a lot of them. My tip: stay true to yourself. Don't try to be everyone else.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Hey! Congrats on 100 followers! My tip: only photograph food in the daylight...even if that means using leftovers the next day!

  10. I follow on GFC.

    I've learned to leave my blog address when asked for when leaving comments so others can be aware of and visit my blog, too.

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

  11. i follow you gfc
    tip- updated daily

    tcogbill at live dot com

  12. My best tip I've learned is to focus on one or two topics and stick with them. No one (except your mom) wants to read about your recipes, workouts, craft projects, work troubles, wallpapering fiasco, trip to Chicago, etc. ETC! Stick with one or two at the most (fitness and recipes, or just crafts) and you'll get more followers who stay and read religiously!
    beastbunny at hotmail dot com

  13. I follow you through Google! And the best tip I've found since blogging is lots of pictures, short and sweet so not to bore my audience and great tips are always appreciated!

  14. I'm a gfc follower. I don't have a blog but my tip would be to always ask for feedback.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  15. I am a GFC follower. Best tip would be to ask readers what they like and what they'd like to see more of !

  16. Congrats on 100 followers! I follow with GFC.
    The best tip I've learned so far is Big Photos!

  17. Congrats on 100 followers (I've been trying to crack 75 for oh, a year now - lol!). I follow with GFC! My best tip is to schedule posts - that has saved my hide so many times. I'm still learning though.... :o)

  18. US Resident - Check!
    GFC follower - Check!
    Tip - Try to respond to people that leave a comment on a post. If they are spending a little time to say hi, take a moment and wave back :o)

  19. yay! congratulations! i'm a public follower through google connect. i think one of the most important suggestions i can give about blogging is to take the time to thoughtfully reply to comments. As a reader it's wonderful to feel a sense of interaction with the blogger!


  20. I follow you publicly on GFC "Crave to Save"

    Tip I have come to know: Be true to yourself and don't try to be someone else!

    gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

  21. Hi, I am a follower with google. I don't blog, but i do follow quite a few blogs, my only tip is a picture is worth a thousand words.

    vbgems at gmail dot com

  22. I follow via Google Friend Connect. I don't blog but love reading them and follow quite a few. My blog tip would be to have a blog roll, I love to check out what my favorite bloggers are reading!

  23. I'm a follwer and I"ve learned to maeke sure to know what your readers want.

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  24. I follow with google friends.

    My tip is to always proof read my posts before I hit the post comment button.

    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

  25. I follow with google friends.
    My tip would be to read everything carefully to make sure you have everything the blogger wants.

    hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

  26. Congrats! I love CSN! Build relationships with bloggie friends and post what makes you happy.

  27. yay for this giveaway! :D

    i am a follower via gfc. :)

    tip... it's good to branch out and find new bloggers to follow and be friends with. :D


    <3, Mimi

  28. Bonjour Shea!
    I am definitely a US resident.
    I think I am following you through Google and/or Bloglovin'.
    I don't have a blog myself, but I have tried a ton of the recipes you have recommended since July and... yum! Our stomachs are definitely friends :)

  29. Oops... here is my e-mail: kuclo@hotmail.com

  30. please enter me!

    I follow you via GFC!<3

    I've learned that there is no such thing as too detailed:] and to never be ashamed to share your feelings!


    xoxo, Bree


  31. Hi! I am a follower via GFC!

    One thing i've learned from blogging is to be fun and edgy. Don't be afraid to blog about anything. And i also learned how to set my schedule. I make sure that i blog for at least an hour everyday.

    my email is mylifeascarrie@gmail.com


  32. Follow via google reader

    delane73 at gmail dot com

    my tip, put it out there or don't put it out ther at all.

  33. I'm a Google reader addict, so of course yours is in there. :)What have I learned since I started blogging? hmmm. Always proof read before posting. Lesson I learned just today actually. hmmmm. :/

    Anyway, congrats on 100 followers. That's so great!!! maybe someday I can get there!

    Abbeypeters7@gmail.com. :)

  34. I am a public follower of yours on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue). My tip is to interact with your readers by asking for comments.
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

  35. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower, and my tip is to write about what interests you and try to organize your blog in a user-friendly way!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com


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