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New Contest / Nuevo Concurso: Birdie’s Resolution: New Year, New Blog Design!!

Posted by Gis in Contests & Giveaways - Friday, December 25th, 2009


EN – Yes is time for a contest again!! And this time to win a blog design (or revamp)!! So read carefully the guidelines, and GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

What you can win:

  • A custom blog theme/template for selfhosted WordPress or Blogger (no, sorry, it’s not possible).
  • With up to 15 credits in istockphoto images for the design (if you want more images, you’ll have to purchase them).
  • And up to 3 revisions of the blog sketch!
  • You will also get a 125 x 125 px banner for it!

Important Guidelines

  • The design will include fonts that are free for commercial use (but you can choose to buy yourself a professional one, there’s some really cheap ones).
  • The theme/template will include a credit link in the footer.
  • The prize does not include plugin customization, or anything like that outside the theme itself. Uploading content to the blog is your responsability.
  • If you have images you want included in the design, you must own them, or have a license for them. Using images right out of Google or other places won’t be possible.

How to enter?

(you have to complete all of the following -except the 4 that is optional-)

  1. Subscribe to the Blog via RSS or email!
  2. Post about this contest on your blog using the banner below, and LINKING to this post with the guidelines.
  3. Come back here and leave me comment with a link to your post, and tell me what is/was your New Year’s resolution for 2010!!
  4. If you use Twitter, retweet about this Contest in Twitter to get twice the chances (and remember to leave me your twitter username in the comment)!!
  5. Only 1 comment per person, so make sure you put all the info in your comment. I will delete the extra comments and asign you all numbers for the shuffle once it closes

Deadline to enter:

January 20th, 2010 (specially extended because of the holidays). At midnight of the 20th, at GMT+1 (norwegian midnight) I will close the comments on this post.

Contest Banner

Make sure you use it when you post about the contest! And good luck everyone!!

ES – Si! Es tiempo de concursos nuevamente!! Y esta vez para ganarse un diseño de blog!! Así que lean detenidamente las reglas, y MUCHA SUERTE A TODOS!!

Lo que pueden ganar:

  • Un theme/plantilla a medida para WordPress autohosteado o Blogger (no para, lo siento, no es posible).
  • Con hasta 15 créditos en imágenes de istockphoto para el diseño (si quiere más imágenes, el ganador deberá comprarlas).
  • Y hasta 3 revisiones del boceto del blog!
  • También recibirán un banner de 125 x 125 pixeles para el blog!

Reglas Importantes

  • El diseño incluirá únicamente tipografías que sean gratuitas para uso comercial (pero por supuesto el ganador puede elegir comprar una tipografía profesional, hay algunas muy baratas).
  • El theme/plantilla incluirá un link de crédito en el pie de página del blog.
  • El premio no incluye customización de plugins, ni ninguna otra cosa fuera de la plantilla/theme. Subir/generar contenidos para el blog es responsabilidad del ganador.
  • Si tienen imágenes que quieren incluir en el diseño, deben ser propietarios de las mismas, o poseer una licencia para su uso. No se aceptará trabajar con imágenes bajadas de Google o cualquier otro sitio sobre las que no se tengan permisos.

Pasos para participar:

(hay que cumplirlos todos -con excepción del 4 que es opcional-)

  1. Suscribirse al Blog via RSS o email!
  2. Postear en sus blogs acerca de este concurso usando el banner que aparece abajo y linkeando a este post con las reglas para participar.
  3. Dejar un comentario en este post, con un link al post que ustedes escribieron sobre el concurso, y contarme cuál será/es su resolución de Año Nuevo para 2010.
  4. Si usan Twitter, retweeteen la info de este Concurso para duplicar sus chances en el sorteo (y recuerden dejarme su nombre de usuario de twitter en el comentario)!!
  5. Sólo 1 comentario por persona, así que asegúrense que ponen toda la info en el comentario. Voy a borrar todos los comentarios excedentes y asignarles los números con los que entrarán al sorteo una vez que pase la fecha límite.

Fecha límite para participar:

20 de Enero de 2010 (extendido especialmente por las fiestas y las vacaciones). A la medianoche del 20, en GMT+1 (medianoche en Noruega) voy a cerrar los comentarios de este post.

Banner del Concurso

Asegúrense de usarlo cuando posteen acerca del concurso! Y suerte a todos!!

There are 138 Piips in this entry!

  • 1. Birdie Elle Says:

    I love your designs so I hope I win

    I subscribed to your feeds with my email and posted about the contest here

    My nee year’s resolution for this year is to be more environment conscious. I will try to minimize my personal waste and will try to live as green as possible.

  • Wrote on Saturday, January 16th, 2010 - 5:24 am
  • 2. Birdie Elle Says:

    oh sorry, my tweet id is elelmomma

  • Wrote on Saturday, January 16th, 2010 - 5:33 am
  • 3. Birdie Mary Says:

    For 2010 I want to be a contestant on the Price is Right. Thanks for your lovely layouts, I use them all the time. My blg is:

  • Wrote on Saturday, January 16th, 2010 - 8:23 am
  • 4. Birdie Camille Says:

    I was linked here from the above “Birdie Mary”. Anyhooo my resolution is to look better than Christie Brinkley. My blog is

  • Wrote on Saturday, January 16th, 2010 - 8:25 pm
  • 5. Birdie Amy Says:

    OH, how I adore you and I SO want to win!!

    I subscribe in my google reader!

    Here is my post!

    My resolution this year is to really start loving my home.

  • Wrote on Sunday, January 17th, 2010 - 12:48 am
  • 6. Birdie Trisha Novotny Says:

    Love your cheerful fun site…..

    My new years resolution is to go Organic/natural in as many foods as I can for my family

    I subscribed
    I tweeted – @247moms
    I blogged


  • Wrote on Sunday, January 17th, 2010 - 6:07 am
  • 7. Birdie Janet Wolff Says:

    I subscribed via e-mail and although I don’t tweet, I did post on my profile on Facebook:

    You can find me on Facebook @ janet.wolff

    My New Year’s resolution is to lose weight (my husband and I signed up for Weight Watchers online and are well on our way… and to redefine myself as me. I don’t want to be defined by the things I need to do or have to do, but by the things that I believe in and want to do to help other people. Perhaps too altruistic, but that’s my goal. I’ve considered starting a blog before, but don’t know how. I’m hoping this contest (if I win) will give me the tools to help me get started. I want to blog about women in relationships (with husbands, boyfriends, their children, and such).

    Thanks for the opportunity! Here’s to winning! <3 :-)

  • Wrote on Sunday, January 17th, 2010 - 9:53 am
  • 8. Birdie Gis Says:

    You have number 1 dear

  • Wrote on Sunday, January 17th, 2010 - 3:39 pm
  • 9. Birdie Gis Says:

    I will enter the number of each person that retweeted the contest TWICE

  • Wrote on Sunday, January 17th, 2010 - 3:39 pm
  • 10. Birdie Michelle Ng Says:

    Here’s the permalink to the post where I blogged about the contest:

    My new year resolution for 2010 is to learn how to forgive and to forget. I’m trying really hard to move on from the pain and hurt my ex-boyfriend has caused me. So yeah, though it’s hard, my 2010 resolution is to try my best to forgive him and forget what he has done to me so I can accept him back as a friend.

    Oh yeappie do, my Twitter username is wallabymichy. *fingers crossed*

    Michelle Ng Reply:

    Oh oh, i forgot to mention that I subscribed through email!
    .-= Michelle Ng´s last blog ..Sometimes. =-.

  • Wrote on Sunday, January 17th, 2010 - 6:07 pm
  • 11. Birdie Sue Says:

    I subscribed via RSS, blogged about it at and tweeted about it on my twitter – bk2nocal.

    My new year’s resolutions are numerous – I made one for each month. But, one thing I want to do is use my blog to raise awareness about Congenital Heart Defects!
    .-= Sue´s last blog ..Joy, Sorrow and Hope for Tomorrow =-.

  • Wrote on Sunday, January 17th, 2010 - 9:33 pm
  • 12. Birdie Sue Says:

    Hi Gis!

    Here’s where I posted them! First post in the year 2010. LOL!!

    It’s nice of you to ask us to post about our resolution, so I could plan mine ahead (I haven’t think about them til now! )

    1. Keep fit and not to gain more weight unless other circumstances
    2. Save more $$$ and earn more $$$$
    3. Be healthy
    4. Be focus on what I want >_<

    I think this should be it! Good luck to everyone!
    .-= Sue´s last blog ..It’s a Funday and the start of the week of Dec 20!! =-.

  • Wrote on Monday, January 18th, 2010 - 4:03 am
  • 13. Birdie Chacoy Says:

    I’m a little new to blogging, and I would L-O-V-E to have a beautiful blog design that is made just for me;}
    a.i subscribe via email
    i subscribe via rss through google
    b.i posted on my blog here:
    My new year’s resolution is to not sweat the small stuff, because it is all small stuff;}
    c.i tweeted:

    Gracias for the opprotunity!
    .-= Chacoy´s last blog ..Slice it or Dice it… =-.

  • Wrote on Monday, January 18th, 2010 - 5:51 am
  • 14. Birdie Kaili Ittensohn Says:

    Hi Gisele,

    I have been a LONG time fan of your beautiful designs. I am already a subscriber to your blog (via email) and I have posted your give away on my blog and retweeted it at KailiArt!

    One of my many new years resolutions for 2010 is to get more serious about my art and illustration and promote promote promote! I am hoping 2010 will be a successful year creatively!

    Hugs, Kaili x
    .-= Kaili Ittensohn´s last blog ..Gisele’s Give Away! =-.

  • Wrote on Monday, January 18th, 2010 - 6:32 am
  • 15. Birdie Denise Says:


    About comment n. 16:
    My blog have a new name and the new link is:

    Thank you!
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..Sobre as virtudes da inutilidade =-.

  • Wrote on Monday, January 18th, 2010 - 3:45 pm
  • 16. Birdie Madonna Says:

    I signed up for email. I posted about the contest at
    One of my resolutions is to save more money so I can buy a house of my own.

  • Wrote on Monday, January 18th, 2010 - 7:32 pm
  • 17. Birdie Senyth Says:

    Hello! Thank you for hosting this really awesome contest! Goodluck to everyone!

    Email used in subscribing:
    Blog post:

    My New Year’s resolution:
    – to know how to draw
    – to sleep early
    – improve my designing skills
    – study and avoid procratination

    Thank you!

  • Wrote on Monday, January 18th, 2010 - 8:11 pm
  • 18. Birdie yourstrulydear Says:

    ohhh i hope you pick me!!!

    1. i subscribed via google reader
    2. i posted it right here:
    3. one of my resolutions is to pump up my blog (which is fitting because THIS would really help!!!)
    4. i tweeted! yourstrulydear

    i really hope i win! i love your designs! xoxo

  • Wrote on Monday, January 18th, 2010 - 8:21 pm
  • 19. Birdie JEANETTE HUSTON Says:

    I subscribed rss

    I tweeted this contest here

    My new years resulotion is to make my blog better.

  • Wrote on Monday, January 18th, 2010 - 11:34 pm
  • 20. Birdie Maryann Peik Says:

    1. I subscribe to you through rss google feed.
    2. Here is my blog post:
    3. My resolution this year is to try to spend more time laughing with my kids.
    4. Tweeted! (@tictacdoughshop)

    .-= Maryann Peik´s last blog ..Why I would LOOOOOVE to go to Blissdom– well rather "Escape to Blissdom." =-.

  • Wrote on Monday, January 18th, 2010 - 11:52 pm
  • 21. Birdie Katie Says:

    Well, I am knew to all of this blogging stuff and would love to win something that is comfortable looking, like your designs. everything I have found has been too digital (if that makes sense)

    My new years resolution is to balance my kids, school, moving, my sons surgery and my happiness to the best of my ability (without going crazy)

    Twittername: kaiteabee (tweeted and posted on my blog)

    Thanks! Good Luck everyone!

  • Wrote on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - 1:35 am
  • 22. Birdie Monti Manis Says:

    Hi Giselle,
    Great to be in the contest :-) especially if the prize is another beautiful design from you :-))

    I post the contest to both of my blog:

    1. (in English)

    2. (in Indonesian)

    My Twitter is a bit abandoned lately :-)

    And, this is my new year resolution, only one though:
    – generating adequate income from my blog

    Hopefully, it is successful as last year resolution of loosing 5 kg of weight was totally failed :’-(

    Thanks for your generosity for this contest!

    Monti Manis Reply:

    oh, btw, i subscribed using my email above
    .-= Monti Manis´s last blog ..Do You Really Want a New Look from Birdie’s Resolution Contest? Me, too! =-.

  • Wrote on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - 4:59 am
  • 23. Birdie herroyalbleakness Says:

    My 2010 Resolution is to quit procrastinating!

    Subscribed to your RSS via google reader!

    Posted about this giveaway:

    twitter id: argietabac
    .-= herroyalbleakness´s last blog ..Pinay Online Shoppers Alert! =-.

  • Wrote on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - 5:28 pm
  • 24. Birdie Helen Says:

    I’m so glad! Happy! I’M SO EXCITED!
    My eyes were shining when I read this post, I really wish I can win this, and I know everyone giving their best to win too and that’s making me more excited!

    My new year resolution is:
    – sleep less, eat more (gain weight)
    – finish reading Holy Bible
    – change bad habits, pushing my phobia away (automysophobia)
    – graduate and search for a job
    – reach my dreams (become entrepreneur, bring my parents abroad)

    Here is the link to my post about this contest

    And my twitter username is “eunnyen”:

    I’m Indonesian, so I wrote the post in two language, just like you! I’m sorry for miss speling

    Thanks for this opportunity.. ;D

  • Wrote on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - 6:25 pm
  • 25. Birdie Hanna Says:

    I subscribe with Google reader, I’ve linked to this post at my website and my twittername is hannamelaa

    I didn’t make any new year resolutions for this year, but I just became a mom and I strive to be the best mom I can be for my baby girl

  • Wrote on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - 7:04 pm
  • 26. Birdie Celes :) Says:

    Holaaa! Casi al límite pero ya está todo hecho para participar.
    * Estoy suscripta a tu blog por mail desde hace muuuucho!
    * Publiqué sobre el concurso en esta entrada –>
    * Mi resolución para este año es ser más ordenada!
    * No uso Twitter así que el paso 4 te lo debo

    Quiero tener suerte y ganar! Un beso enorme
    .-= Celes ´s last blog ..Concurso “La resolución de Birdie” =-.

  • Wrote on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - 8:17 pm
  • 27. Birdie Eva Says:

    Hola Gisele, veamos, creo que he dado todos los pasitos:
    1. suscrita a tu blog por mail
    2 publicado el banner y link en este entrada de mi blog:
    3. mi resolucion para este año es poder seguir pecando una vez por semana, y si consigo tu premio mis pecados se veran preciososssss, jajaja tranquila, se trata solo de postres deliciosos.
    Besotes y cruzo los dedos de las manos y de los pies para que me toque.
    .-= Eva´s last blog ..Oeufs cocotte aux deux crèmes/ Cazuela de huevo con dos cremas =-.

  • Wrote on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - 9:11 pm
  • 28. Birdie Adriana Bon Says:

    I suscribed to the blog! which by the way is lovely and, I posted your contest on my blog, here’s the link!

    and well, i see that you speak spanish and i’m from spain (although i live in the US) so… mis resoluciones para 2010 son…

    cocinar mas y poner mas recetas en mi blog!
    hacer mejores fotografias de comida!
    hacer yoga por lo menos 3 veces por semana…

    ooooh and i twittered you! my twitter name is nanoadri

  • Wrote on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - 9:27 pm
  • 29. Birdie Kathryn Ong Says:

    Hi Gisele, I subscribed to this blog with google reader. I am also subscribed to this blog using my other email account in yahoo.
    Here’s the link to my blog post about this contest:

    My 2010’s resolution is to be healthier! This one is a bit tricky because it comes with a lot of sub items so I’ll just focus on the following for now:

    -Start munching fruits and veggies.
    -Explore raw food – salads, sashimi, etc.
    -Drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday.
    -Get at leat 7 hours of sleep every night.
    -Run at leat 4 times a week.

  • Wrote on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 - 4:02 pm
  • 30. Birdie Carla Says:

    1-Ya me suscribi a traves de Reader
    2- Ya lo subo a mi blog
    3- Ya retweeteen en Twitter.

    Espero tener suerte!!!
    Me encantaria tener mi blog lindo.
    Vos sos de LA Plata? Yo tambien!!!

  • Wrote on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 - 8:04 pm
  • 31. Birdie Nancy Cuevas Says:

    Hello, Love your site!

    i did all the steps as retweeted as well

    hope i win. I use one of your templates for my other sites

    thanks much!

  • Wrote on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 - 10:47 pm
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