Lisa from A Whimsical Bohemian is the creator and host of an international giveaway event. Bloggers from all over the world (including me - so read on to find out what you can 'win' here) will participate by announcing their giveaway today, January 25, 2010. Lisa can better explain the origin and purpose of this One World One Heart Giveaway Event:
"WHAT IS ONE WORLD ONE HEART?
I (Lisa) created this event in 2007. The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. 2007 had roughly 85-90 participants and many connections were made because of it......friendships that are still going strong.
We had a strong showing the first year for sure, and then in 2008 we had just about tripled that number. In 2009 there were 911 participants, to say I was amazed is an understatement. 28 countries were represented in the 2009 event as well.
This is more than wanting to win something.......that is only the means.......in the end it's about finding kindred spirits. Someone who may be fairly new to blogging, not sure how to navigate, find others and have others find them....Some are long time bloggers and in some cases well known in the blogging community. Whatever the case it brings all of them together. This is an INTERNATIONAL event that has and had participants from the US, Canada, France, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Malaysia, Brazil, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, England,Wales, Slovenia and more. It transcends geographical location, socio economics, political affiliation, religious beliefs......it's a coming together like the giant community we are on this planet. If only it took a simple giveaway to create PEACE everywhere, in the mean time here we give from our hearts. We are not solving the worlds problems nor are we curing anything nor are we changing the world. We are merely generating a closer community between humans through blogging. What more could I ask for, my little idea has surpassed my wildest dreams of what it could become."
I (Bonnie) have decided to throw my hat into the ring, or perhaps I should say on the 'magic carpet' by offering the print below as my giveaway. It is an 8 x 10 inch print and you will receive it in a minimalist black frame, under glass. You can display it immediately with this frame, or reframe it with mats if you choose.
Good luck to all and thanks to Lisa for creating and hosting this event. You can link to her site here and discover the 500+ other bloggers who are hosting giveaways for this event.