On this day, 10 years ago, I published my first article on Women’s Tennis Blog, about the 2007 Miami Open final between Serena Williams and Justine Henin, without any expectations and never even considering that in 2017 I would still be blogging and not to mention being a contributor at the official WTA website! I simply wanted to share my passion for tennis and fill my free time, while practicing writing. But just a few weeks into launching my webpage, when I had only a dozen readers a day on my blog, I received a link from BBC and that was the first time I amazingly realized I could be doing something good, that my articles were worth something.
What started then as just a modest online experiment has developed into the biggest blog dedicated to women’s tennis and I owe it all to you, my lovely, kind, heartfelt, encouraging and generous readers, who have motivated me to persist in publishing and kept my passion for writing alive with continued trust and support. It’s absolutely amazing that so many of you have been with me through many years, a handful of you even from my first months of blogging to this day, which I’m especially proud of!
To give back, I will award one of you with this lovely sterling silver tennis bracelet made by hand in the USA by jewelry designer Emily Austin. The adjustable bracelet, valued at $99, is adorned with handset Swarovski crystals and plated with rhodium to prevent tarnishing. Emily is yet another wonderful person I met through WTB and she’s contributed with her designs, including her famous String Blings, for many years now.
Thanks to my dear friend John Bolan, whom I met through blogging and had a pleasure to meet in person a few months ago, I have this large collection of WTA autographs and I will send an autograph of choice to FIVE lucky entrants of this giveaway.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Step 1: Share the word about the giveaway and link back to it anywhere on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, your blog, etc.)
- Step 2: In the comments below, tell me what is it that you like the most about WTB and include the link to your shoutout from Step 1.
I will randomly choose 6 winners from all the eligible entrants. The person I draw first will win the bracelet, while the other 5 winners will pick a WTA autograph from my collection.
The contest closes on April 8th, 13:00 h Central European Time. I’m looking forward to sending prizes all over the world!
I’m wishing you all good luck! If you have any questions about the giveaway, just ask me in the comments below.