I have a terrible habit of keeping things in backlog purgatory. I have countless half-finished diary entries written on various Word documents scattered across my hard drive; I haven’t uploaded a proper photo album onto facebook since I went to Australia in December 2011.The most taxing part of it is, I always say I’m going to do all these things — tomorrow. Next month. One day.
Eventually it all gets dragged on so long that my backlogs become backlogged, I’m stressed out for months on end until I finally get around to it, and next thing you know I’m posting photos 14 months after the fact and I can actually hear the internet friends all whispering to each other, WTF Edna? We don’t even care about this anymore.
All of this to say: I’ve been talking about Azerbaijan for quite some time now, and while there’s still much more I could write, after ten posts spread over four months I need to move on. Otherwise I’ll never get to writing about London, or Hong Kong, or any of the travels in between. So I’m making the executive decision to draw the line here, accept that I’m happy with everything I’ve gotten out about Azerbaijan, and start March on a clean writing slate.
So to celebrate the end of my Azerbaijan posts (for now, anyway; you never know when I might pull some material out for a flashback post), I’m holding a giveaway!
While I was in Baku I fell in love with the silken scarves — so much, in fact, that I decided to keep all the colors I bought after my first shopping trip and had to return to buy several more for friends and family.
I also picked one up specifically to give away to a blog reader. It’s silky, colorful, and perfect for spring (plus you have to admit, it’s fun to say, “Oh this old thing? It’s just a scarf I got from Azerbaijan.”).
How to enter
I’m going to make this super easy.
No, I’m not going to make you like me on facebook or ask you to follow me on twitter. (I mean, if you want to, I would love to see you around! But I don’t believe in making people follow you to enter a contest.)
All you have to do to enter is simply leave a comment, telling me about yourself.
I want to get to know my readers better. I still think that this site is something all of five people read, and am constantly surprised when acquaintances or strangers tell me they read my posts.
So come out of the woodwork! If you read my blog, leave a comment. Tell me about yourself: maybe who you are, how you found this little site, if you’re a traveler or expat, anything at all. Tell me your life story, or just write a sentence. If you’re a regular commenter or a friend of mine in real life, tell me something I don’t already know about you.
I look forward to getting to know you all a bit better!
Contest ends Friday, March 8. Winner will be chosen by a random number generator.