Feeling Lucky, Feeling Positive? Can you be happy for 100 days in a row?

As you’ll remember from my New Year’s resolutions post, this year I resolve to be happy and lucky!  I’m enjoying being positive and I’ve really enjoyed reading your inspiring comments on the blog.

Flying around on social media at the moment you might see the hashtag; #100happydays

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I love social media and how it can connect and reach people so very quickly, so I thought I’d check out what all this was about.  Well its about being happy!  The challenge is to post a photo of something that made you happy on each day, everyday for 100 days.  We live in a fast paced busy world.  This project is about taking just a moment of time to sit back and reflect what makes us smile, to recognise and appreciate how lucky we really are.

You can find more information and sign up here:  http://100happydays.com/

Needing more practice on instagram I decided to share my happiness there, I’m on day 12 and its already very interesting to look back and see what made me smile;  http://instagram.com/mesueyouwho

I hope you will join me in this inspiring challenge.  If you do please let me know in the comments section below, lets be happy & lucky together in 2014!

New Years Resolutions 2014 & Wins from 2013

My New Years Resolutions are very simple this year:

1.  To get this blog up and running properly, (after 2 years in the thought process)!

2.  To dedicate more time to comping & enter more creative competitions.

3.  To keep a spreadsheet of all my wins.

4.  To be happy & lucky.

To achieve all of these things I am going to need to focus and it starts now……..

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When I started the blog last year I asked you, in this post:

http://how2bbornlucky.com/2013/05/23/210513-210514-prize-log-entry-1/

To guess how many prizes I would win in a year.  I had estimates ranging from 18 to 365, but in general most people felt I would win 52 times – or once per week.  I was very bad and didn’t keep up the log, (or blog), as promised, (hence New Years Resolutions)!  So yesterday I went through old emails, facebook messages and twitter mentions.

I found I had won 28 prizes totally a value of £3180.  

This isn’t a great amount compared to some of my previous years but I am pleasantly surprised.  Remembering I only started the blog in May and had comped very little in the early part of the year, I also spent 2 months overseas during this time, so 28 wins is really for 6 months moderate comping.  I’m very happy, (but will still seek to improve this year)!  It also shows my readers have great guess work as around 52 wins for the year would have probably been right.

As I mentioned in my original post I don’t enter anything and everything.  I do go for the prizes I want.  Often I go in for easy to enter competitions on facebook and twitter but I will look for ones with very low entries.  Infact 2 of the facebook competitions I won this year I knew I was going to win……. as I was the only entrant!  But definately this year I would like to focus more on creative comping, again looking for those low entry competitions thereby increasing your chances to win.

My two biggest wins last year were the trip to London with £500 spending money from Nestle Bueno, and a Caldesi cookery weekend in the Cotswolds worth £1000.  I found I was busy coming up to Christmas so didn’t do much except twitter competitions but had a great run winning Ringside seats at a Boxing Match, Lunch & a Falconry experience, £40 Wagamama Vouchers, £50 GBK Vouchers, a Topshop Personal Shopping Experience and much more!

I have yet to have my first win of the year but I do have my spreadsheet all ready to record it when it does happen and of course I shall be sharing my wins.  It is really great to keep a record of your wins so you can look back and cheer yourself up in those lean times.  Wishing you all a very happy and lucky 2014.

I’d love to hear how many wins you had in 2013?

Guess who’s back, back again…….

Hello & belated Happy New Year!

I’m back & ready to rock this blog with fabulous new competitions planned for the coming weeks.

So I didn’t keep up to date with the winning log as you can see, I’m currently doing a quick tally of wins from last year, (combined with giving myself a kick up the bottom area), and I’ll be back to advise you of those wins and my New Year Resolutions very soon.

Where am I?

Hi all,

Just a quick note to say – YES! I have gone rather quiet.

The reason being I had some advice that it would be better to change my blogging platform so I have been taking some time to investigate this at this early stage of the blog, before things get too hard to rectify.

Thank you to all of you that have been entering the competition, it closes today and the winner will be drawn and announced tomorrow.

Thank you very much.

Sue

Blogging Crazy

I couldn’t sleep last night, I think I am going blogging crazy!  I haven’t even got the pages in the right order and I am in blog overload.  I have looked at so many amazing blogs out there, I already have an inferiority complex.  Will mine shape up, should I be more niche, what sort of blogger am I or aiming to be?!?  I just want to share some ‘lucky’ hints and tips but will anyone want to hear them?  Its all a whirling and blurring in my mind.  So I resolve at this early stage the blog is for me, I will write about what I want to write about.  And well find and dandy if someone likes it then Yeah, Woop Woop, parTEE time!  But if they don’t then oh well, I don’t mind.

How2bBornLucky.com is me, Sue Mellor.  Its my lifestyle and I’m happy living it, and writing it.  If you don’t like reading it hop over to one of the other 200 million blogs out there, (as at April 2013).  It seems it’s not just me then, the world is Blogging Crazy!