The bloggy world is a social psychologist’s dream-come-true with all the many subcultures–each with their own customs, unspoken rules, traditions, norms and mores. It fascinates me. For example, in the decorating-blog-world your comments on someone’s post should always be gushing and affirmative. It’s not acceptable to say for example, “Roosters Beth??? Seriously? What has happened to you? I thought you were uber cool? Shame on you for your foul (fowl?) French-country ways!” Also, if someone comments on your blog it appears that you are to comment on theirs. Some of these ladies easily accumulate 80-100 comments on one post, and they actually take the time to return the comment favor! Crazy…and admirable. Perhaps I should be grateful that only my nearest and dearest leave comments for me! One last custom which is strange and cool in bloggy-land is posting giveaways. Not sure if this is done for purely altruistic reasons, to gain more readers, or as an advertising ploy, but it’s fun nevertheless. Who doesn’t love free stuff?
So, up for grabs here is a giveaway with a cause behind it. (I wouldn’t have it any other way!) There is an organization called Suubi (Lugandan word for Hope) which supports African women artists. My MIL gave the necklace pictured below to me as a Mother’s Day gift. Each bead is actually made from bits of magazines, advertisements, and other scraps of paper. The proceeds from the jewelry help these talented ladies gain a fair tra
de income and support their families. I will buy a necklace like the one pictured below for some lucky person. Simply leave me a comment telling me why you (or your wife, friend, mom, etc.) should be “the one” to receive this giveaway. I’ll post the winner on Mother’s Day. Good luck!