Unforseen Consequences

Okay, so I sent out an email earlier tonight to those of you on my mailing list about a fun idea I’ve had for a while — giving a prize (a $50 gift certificate) to people who spot me using French phrases in my blog posts.

For whatever reason, I seem to do that with some regularity and I thought it would be a fun game to play.

But, as soon as I sent the message I realized that: 1) I was making a “race” for the first person to get there, 2) encouraging people to not really read my blog post but just skim through it look for a phrase / possibly discouraging people from reading the posts in their entirety, and 3) possibly coming across like I was only trolling for blog comments.


Anyway, I just wanted you to know that none of these were my intentions at all — I was really just aiming to have fun, make a game of something I seem to be doing anyway, and reward those of you who are paying attention. :)

I may change the “rules” so that it’s a drawing for people who post the requisite note within 24 hours of the post, or widen it to include responses via Twitter and Facebook. I’m not sure. I may even up the prize amount. But I was excited to give Gina a gift certificate for $50 tonight for spotting one.

Thanks for playing with me, everyone! If you have any fun ideas, let me know.