Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Epic 2000 Follower Giveaway! Plus Genre News, 18 Truths, and Ninja News

Genre News

Blastr posted photos of a wall in London covered with Alien graffiti.

The cast of Godzilla recently talked about the film. It’s been confirmed that part of the 2014 Godzilla movie will take place in 1954, the same year the very first Godzilla movie was released. You can read more at KpopStarz.

And on JoBlo, they confirmed that Amazon Studios will be making a Barbarella television series.

18 Truths

In celebration of her upcoming release, 18 Truths, Jamie Ayres is hosting a special blogfest this week and it includes prizes:
Players tell two truths and one lie. The object of the game is to hop around the blogs and determine which statement that each blogger posted is the false one. Anyone who posts for the Can You Handle The TRUTH? blogfest between January 22nd-28th can enter to win a number of prizes donated by 18 terrific people.

My two truths and one lie:
1 – I saw Rush five times on one tour alone.
2 – I partied with the band Night Ranger at a bar.
3 – I got to jam with Rik Emmett of Triumph once.

Which is the truth and which is the lie? Answer on Monday.

Ninja News

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Online Marketing Symposium on Monday. There were some awesome ideas. All links lead directly to the symposium posts, so check them out. Special thanks to my fellow co-hosts, Arlee Bird, Yolanda Renee, and Jeremy Hawkins.

Juliana Haygert’s latest is out - Cup of Life. This novella takes place between book 2 and book 3 of The Everlast Trilogy. Congratulations, Juliana!

Cherie Reich revealed the cover for her upcoming novel, Reborn, Book One of The Fate Challenges.

To save a kingdom, a prophetess must challenge Fate.

Is that not a stunning cover? Congratulations, Cherie.






 

C. Lee McKenzie is participating in a contest and if she wins, she’ll sell one hundred copies of Alligators Overhead. She just needs a few more votes at Linked In

Tara at Feel of Something New just released a new book - Hands-on Therapy. Congratulations, Tara!








The Epic 2000 Followers Giveaway!! 


This blog is nearing 2000 GFC followers and to celebrate, I’m hosting a giveaway!

Here’s the rules: 

Must be a GFC follower. (If you’re following in another manner, time to click that GFC button!)
Open to everyone.
Open until the magic number 2000 is hit and holds for one day.

To enter:

Leave a comment. Current followers get five entries, followers after 1962 get ten entries, and follower number 2000 gets twenty entries. (One comment per person.)

Tweet about it – five entries.(@alexjcavanaugh)

Blog about it – ten entries. (Leave a link here. Bonus five entries for creativity!)

Prizes:

First place – Signed copy of one book, $10 iTunes card, and one book donated to the library (middle school, high school, public) of your choice.

Grand prize – Signed copy of all three books, $10 iTunes card, t-shirt of your choice from Neat-O-Rama, designed by Retro Jeremy Hawkins, and three books donated to the library of your choice.

There you have it! Bribing allowed – Hot Tamales always welcome.

Think the Graffiti is cool? Can you guess the lie? Learn a lot from the symposium? And are you feeling lucky…?

197 comments:

Nick Wilford said...

Just browsing my blog list during my time off and can't believe I'm first here! Hopefully I will be first to say congrats - I thought you already had 2000. :)

Patsy said...

Wow congratulations on the 2000 strong ninja army.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats on having almost 2000'followers! You'll be there in no time soon. It's very difficult to guess which one is the lie, but I'l have to go with #2. Very tricky, but fun choices! Great giveaways for your celebration, Alex!

Julie

mooderino said...

Godzilla is looking pretty good. No so keen on the Barbarella tv show, campy sci-fi tends to get old very quickly.

Congrats on getting 2000 followers (although I'm sure there are more than that visiting you regularly).

mood
Moody Writing

Cindy said...

Congrats on 2000 followers.

I think it won't be long before Amazon has their own cable channel or web-channel of some kind. "The Amazon Network"

Suzie F. said...

Wow! 2000 followers...that's amazing! Congrats, Alex!

A. M. Diaz said...

Now that Master is away, do the dwarves count as an entity of their own? Our fingers itching to click the button.

Cherie's cover is amazing indeed. Go, Cherie!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nick! Good to hear from you. You are first today.

Julie, you'll find out Monday.

Moody, not sold on Barbarella either. And with Google+, Linky Followers, etc., yes, there are a lot more than 2000.

Cindy, they are trying hard to compete with NetFlix.

If the Dwarves, have their own profile they count!

Fanny Barnes Thornton said...

The alien graffiti is spooky; looks like demons - very cool!
The 'Reborn' cover is truly amazing.
All the best on the 2,000 followers. You certainly deserve to have that many.
Can't say I remember being lucky - sometimes 'blessed'.

writing for pleasure said...

Great post as always. Good luck to those who enter the giveaway.

writing for pleasure said...

Great post as always. Good luck to those who enter the giveaway.

Laura Pauling said...

Congrats on reaching such a big milestone! :) Lots of great prizes. And I really enjoyed the marketing symposium. :)

M.J. Fifield said...

Wow! 2000 followers—what a huge milestone!

And I had no idea they were making a new Godzilla movie.

J.L. Murphey said...

#1 is the lie
What is GFC?

Creepy Query Girl said...

Congratulations Alex! 2000 followers is huge!

Rebecca Bradley said...

Congratulations on nearing that magic number Alex! I was following via Feedly, but I've now hit that button!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm already a GFC follower. It's so much harder now knowing how many followers we have since google changed things. I know we have over 4000 but can't really verify it. And GFC moves up so much slower now. Good luck reaching your goal.

Zoltán Gecse said...

2000... it's just the begining. ;)

Congrats!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congrats on the follower numbers! What a great giveaway.

I think the lie is #2

Sandra Almazan said...

Thanks for being a co-host of the OMS!

Cherie does have a great cover.

Congrats on being so close to 2000 followers! Hopefully F2K doesn't crash the blog. ;)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations, Alex! Great news.

Hmm. Which one is the lie? I totally believe the Rush one. I think maybe it's the Night Ranger one....

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Fanny, blessed works.

MJ, yes! From the directer of Monsters.

JL, Google Friends Connect - widget in the sidebar.

Rebecca, thank you!

Natalie, I know it's really slowed down since the death of Google Reader. Just want to hit 2000 and be done with it.

Annalisa, you'll find out Monday.

Sandra, hope not!

Elizabeth, answer coming next week!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I think #2 is the lie. And I had no idea that they were making another Godzilla movie. I'm intrigued. I hope it's better than the last one :)

SA Larsenッ said...

Firstly, love the alien graffiti. How cool????

Major congratulations for hitting 2,000 followers. Amazing, yet doesn't surprise me. You RAWK!

(Yup, been a GFC for a loooong time.)

jamieayres.com said...

The symposium was great! I think #2 is your lie . . .you just don't seem like a party at the bar kind of guy to me, but I could be wrong . . . and I often am :-)

Liz Blocker said...

How could I not get excited about a blog post called "Epic 2000 Follower Giveaway"???? Awesome! And congrats on almost reaching 2000 :) I almost want to unfollow and re-follow to gain more entries... don't worry, I won't. I'll just THINK about it.

Bob R Milne said...

Holy crap, Alex! Creeping up on 2000 GFC followers, even after all the end-of-the-world nonsense about GFC last year? That's an accomplishment in and of itself. :)

Brian Miller said...

i am going to say the Rush 5 times one is a lie...

i am a follower so count me in...

a barbarella tv series...interesting...will have to look up and see if i can find more on that...godzilla, i am def looking forward to that one...takes me back to watching the early movies sunday afternoons at gramma's

Charles Gramlich said...

A Barbarella TV series! Wow, that I will watch.

Rusty Carl said...

Graffiti is awesome. And 2000 followers? Seems like only yesterday you broke the internet when you passed 1500.

I think your lie is seeing Rush that many times in one tour. It's like seeing the face of God or something. You would die.

shelly said...

The marketing fest was definitely full of great tips. Cherie's cover is awesome, too.

Hot chocolate hugs to everyone!

Sean McLachlan said...

Why don't we have alien graffiti here in Santander? All we get are badly done tags.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

I am honored and jealous... thank you. That is the boost I needed today, finally catching up on backlogged of art/design. Jealous I cannot enter, because I am part of the giveaways... well not like I am going to come to the winners house.

It is awesome that you have come so far in the time you have. We should be giving you prizes for being the one blog, knowing we will visit.

Great rest of the post, info and covers... Much success to reaching 2000 well deserved followers!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Hmm, I know I'm already a Follower, and I'm pretty sure GFC is how I followed - through Blogger, right?

And I think #2 is the lie.

Elsie Amata said...

I had you in my blogroll but wasn't a member of your blog. How crazy is that? It's all fixed now. I upped your followers by one =)

Karen Walker said...

2000 followers - wow! So much to be grateful for, Alex.

Michelle Wallace said...

Close on 2 000 GFC followers? Congratulations!
I'm still making my way slowly through the posts for the Online Marketing Symposium. It will probably take a few days to get through them. I don't want to miss out on any "marketing gems", waiting to be discovered...
And the lie is DEFINITELY #2.

Christine Rains said...

2000! Wow. Congratulations, Alex! Instead of raising a glass, I'll raise my Kindle on which I'm reading CassaStorm right now and loving it. Cherie's cover is beautiful. Wait until everyone gets to read the story! It's just as amazing. Hm, Barbarella as a TV series. Might be interesting. At least in the way of SyFy Channel kind of interesting! *LOL*

John Wiswell said...

Huh. I didn't know I wasn't a Follower here before. I wonder why - maybe because I follow by Blog.ly? Anyway, happy to click there to show support. Congratulations on nearing 2000!

Catherine Stine said...

AWESOME alien subway graffiti!!!!
And wow, what a sexy cover for Hands On Therapy.

Leovi said...

Yes, I really like those graffiti London!

S.K. Anthony said...

Cool graffiti! And almost 2000, woot!!! I'm going with… #2 for the lie. Why? I dunno…lol

Great cover for Cherie, congrats to her, Juliana and Tara ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Keith, the director is excellent, so I have high hopes for it.

Jamie, you'll find out!

Liz, that made me chuckle.

Bob, it's rather wild.

Brian, takes me back as well.

Rusty, you'll find out on Monday.

Sean, you could doodle some...

Thanks, Jeremy! And of course you can enter. If you win, you probably don't need the shirt though.

Thanks, Elsie!

Michelle, there were some great tips.

Christine, thank you! Hope you are enjoying it.

Thanks, John!

ilima said...

LOVE the alien graffiti, and congrats on the followers...awesome contest! My husband's been to a couple of Rush concerts, but 5 in one tour, wow. I'm gonna guess that one as a lie. (And you're probably gonna say it was 6 concerts instead, haha)

Gossip_Grl said...

Definitely liking that graffiti. That's pretty cool! My hubby is waiting for the new Godzilla movie. He has been a fan of Godzilla from his childhood days and has a really large collection of the movies. Many fights he had with sister were over his watching Godzilla when she wanted to watch Gidget at the beach! :) Congrats on the 2,000 follower milestone. WOW and sounds like a great contest to celebrate! Happy Wednesday!

Danette Baltzer said...

second attempt at commenting. blogger isnt as friendly to cellphones (androids) and they need to!
congrats on 2000 followers. pretty cool!!

Robin said...

First... wow almost to 2000 followers. That is truly impressive. So happy for you!!! I am happy to post something on my blog to help you along:)

This is just a guess, but I would say that #2 is the lie. I guess I'll find out on Monday....

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Happy 2000, Alex! Is there going to be cake for this???? Cause seriously, there should be cake...

LD Masterson said...

Barbarella? Really? Why?

Congratulations on nearing the big 2K.

I think #2 is the lie but several people have picked that one so I'll go with #3, just to be different.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I love that Alien wall!

I'm guessing number 2 is your lie cause I'm so hoping that number 3 is true!

I hope you hit your 2000 mark soon! Great prizes. It's awesome that you always want to give to the libraries! So smart!

Heather

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I'm so excited for Godzilla!

Bish Denham said...

From humble beginnings come great things. 2000! That's fantastic. Congratulations.

I'm going with #2 as the lie because, because... I don't have a reason, just because!

A. B. said...

I love the alien franchise - all of it, even the aweful ones - so that grafitti wall tickles me. And I will be going to see Godzilla, because it can't be worse than the last one - and the trailer does give me hope. But a Barbarella remake? I've been dreading that for ages. I love the original for how wonderfully awful it is.

Congratulations on getting so close to 2k!

D.G. Hudson said...

It's your dedication - those lovely comments you sprinkle over the Ninja armies, your loyal troops. . .
And, yes I like that alien grafitti. I look at railway grafitti, too, It's street art,and some of it is well done.

Congrats! Good luck to all entrants! I like the prizes too. I told our library they should order your books.

Which statement is the lie (#2)??

Mary Aalgaard said...

I think your lie is #2. I am already a follower. Congrats on accumulating so many and supporting all of our efforts!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ilima, I have seen them a lot in concert. And your husband rocks.

Gossip Girl, Godzilla just rocks.

Robin, yes you will!

Cathy, I'll see what I can do about the cake.

LD, I don't know why either. And dare to be different!

AB, I'm betting this Godzilla will be a lot better.

DG, I try!

Michael Di Gesu said...

WOW... 2000 already! I remember when you had like 600! SO AWESOME! CONGRATS!

THE LIE... hmmm. I'D say number 1.... Maybe three times, but five is a LOT! LOL.

Love the badge... really fun!

cleemckenzie said...

Barbarella, Godzilla and an Epic Giveaway! I'm overwhelmed here today.

And thanks for the shout out about the contest. :-)

cleemckenzie said...

Oh, and the Graffiti was amazing. I'd love it on my wall to see every day.

Juliana Haygert said...

Congrats on 2000!

Thanks for posting about my book :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I wish only the highest sales to those you spotlighted! And congrats to you for nearing 2000 followers. You made my time here in the blogverse special. Thanks!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I can't even imagine 2000 followers. I think #2 is the lie because I don't think you party at bars very much.
I love the alien art and learned a lot from the symposium.

L.G. Keltner said...

I can't even imagine what having almost 2000 followers is like! Congratulations on being awesome!

I know we'll eventually see the new Godzilla movie. My kids are huge Godzilla fans, and my dad and I watched old Godzilla movies growing up.

Cherie Reich said...

Wow! 2000 followers! You'll get there before you know it!

Thank you so much for supporting me, Alex, and helping with the cover reveal! I really appreciate it!

Julie Flanders said...

Congrats on your followers - amazing!! And I love the alien graffiti, how cool.

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Pat Hatt said...

haha finally realized the way to do it huh? Bribe! Worked for the cat, went up in no time flat. Since you only drink water, I'd say #2 is the lie.

Gail said...

Congratulations!

Andrew Leon said...

I'm gonna go with #2 as the lie, because who would admit that if it was the truth?

I'm kidding. Kind of.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Michael - I had fun making it.

Lee, you're welcome.

Appreciate that, Roland.

LG, I've seen every old Godzilla film and more than once.

Cherie, you're welcome. Awesome cover.

Pat, not above taking bribes!

Andrew, they did know how to rock back in the day.

Cathrina Constantine said...

I love Cherie's book cover.And congrats to everyone with book releases coming soon. 2000 followers is awesome! My daughter easily see's her fave band Paramore 5x in a tour. She even flew to SanFrancisco to see them, and I can see you jamming with Rik, so I'm guessing your lie is #2. Though,I've partied with a few bands in my time....this is a hard one...

Guest Blogger said...

Alex-- Congrats on nearing 2,000 followers. It is quite an accomplishment!

Chris said...

Congrats to Jamie on the book release. I'll have to stop by her blog hop.

I'm going to guess that #2 is the lie.

I'll cheep checking in on the chase for 2000. Can't wait to see who it will be.

Birgit said...

Congrats on the 2000!! I think that art piece is great!! I will say #3 is a lie:) Always great how you support all the writers out ther

Deniz Bevan said...

I think it's #3 though I hope it's true!

Congratulations to all the new releases!

I tweeted :-)

Johanna Garth said...

What with the snow and the hamster stuff I've been off the blogging grid. Need to go and check out the advice given in the marketing symposium.

Crystal Collier said...

Ooh! It's a race to 2000! That's such an epic number. Way to build up the blogging world in such a wonderful way, and here's wishing you 2000 more followers. =)

downsizers said...

I'm a new follower thanks to Robin. I am looking forward to reading your work.

M Pax said...

Congrats on almost 2K! Yay for Godzilla.

A. M. Diaz said...

Done, but it is not that easy. Don't know if it was just me but I had to do all the process twice because first time didn't register it. No wonder why people is dropping it.
No need to follow back. The blog linked to this account is in Spanish and you already know where the true fun is. ;)

Jamie Gibbs said...

I love that graffiti - the world needs more pop culture as urban murals :)

Good luck getting to 2k followers - it's a hell of an achievement!

Yolanda Renee said...

My guess for the lie is number 2.
Congratulations on the 2000! That is amazing!

Loved the graffiti - well maybe not love as much as admire!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cathrina, you need to talk about those party days!

Thanks, Birgit.

Thank you, Crystal.

Al, thanks, and now I'm curious!

Patricia Lynne said...

That is some cool graffiti.
I have no idea which of those facts are truths or lies about you. That sounds fun though. Kind of bummed I missed it.

Jemi Fraser said...

2000 is incredible! Woohoo! :)

ediFanoB said...

I remember that I wrote in 2013 that it is just a question of time until you can welcome your 2000th follower :-)

Anyway it is incredible and it shows your talent and endurance to arouse interest of so many people for your blog.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

J E Oneil said...

Wow! Two thousand followers is pretty awesome. I'm going to guess number three is the lie, but only because I have no idea who Rik Emmett or Triumph is.

Liza said...

You are a marketing maven. Whoosh! Off you go, straight to the moon. Congrats, Alex.

Cynthia said...

Is #2 the lie?

How cool is it that you're hosting a contest! I'm already a follower (yay!) and I will go tweet about your contest right now!

Congratulations on getting so close to 2,000 followers!

Jo said...

Love that cover for Reborn. Makes me think of Father Dragon.

Talking of which, I don't really think the dwarves count as they are using the Dragon's name to comment.

As I don't know who those people are in your truth or lies I wouldn't have any idea if you were lying.

Love the alien graffitti, I wonder where in London.

Erin L. Funk said...

That Alien graffiti looks pretty awesome! Lots of new book releases--congrats to all the authors!

Shell Flower said...

Wow, Cherie's cover is awesome. Tara's book looks hot, too, though in a different way :) Congrats on nearing 2000 followers, I, too, thought you would have more. I am going to guess your lie it the partying with Night Ranger, though I hope that one is true.

Lynda R Young said...

Love the giveaway. I've already tweeted :)

Also love the graffiti.

I can't imagine Barbarella as a tv series, lol.

mshatch said...

I think #2 is the lie.

Congrats on 2K :)

S. L. Hennessy said...

I's so glad to be counted among the 2000! Congrats Alex :)

Mina Burrows said...

I love that graffiti. Very cool but I'm sure the city officials would disagree.

Cherie's cover is amazing.

Will you compile the results of the symposium in a page of sorts?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Edi, yes you did. About thirty to go and I am there. Whoa!

JE, you have no idea...?!?!?!?!

Cynthia, thank you!

Jo, too late - the Dwarves just followed.

Shell, you'll find out on Monday.

Lynda, I can't either.

Mina, good idea! Maybe at the IWSG? Maybe in a book? The wheels are spinning now...

DMS said...

I think #2 is a lie. :)

I love the pictures of the graffiti. Awesome!

So excited for Cheri's book and I voted for Lee. So many great things happening.

I have been an old follower of yours for a long time. Always enjoy your blog. :)
~Jess

Helena said...

The alien graffiti is gorgeous.

Barbarella as a series? Really? Couldn't Amazon go for something less campy and even slightly more intelligent than that old '60's flick that even Jane Fonda ain't too proud of?

Karen M. Peterson said...

Congratulations on the big 2000! That's a huge deal!

Kimberly said...

The symposium was awesome!

Congrats on nearing 2000 followers - so, so cool and what a giveaway!

I'll say the lie is #3 (I'm bad at this though). :)

Trisha F said...

I'm a follower but I think it took me ages to remember to be a follower via GFC, back in the day. :P

It's awesome you're nearly at 2k!!

I admit I winced when I saw that news about Barbarella - but hopefully it will turn out well. :)

Suze said...

Sister Christian!!

I think 1954 is a cool choice for the year in which to set the film (Godzilla.) That piques my interest.

Samantha May said...

Holy cow. 2000?! That's insane!

That graffiti is pretty cool! I saw a lot of cool graffiti in Italy, but it was considered art there. No one tries to paint over it or anything. Pretty neat stuff!

Arlee Bird said...

2000 followers! I'm sure you'll reach it soon after the A to Z list goes up.

I'm going to guess that the Night Ranger story is false. You in a bar? Well, maybe.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Sorry I'm so late to your party here, Alex. I'm guessing #2 is the lie. You're not the bar type, unless it's a sundae bar.

You'll be at 2000 in no time, and that's a great giveaway. Mini-Alex looks smashing too.

xoRobyn

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats Alex and I think #3 is the lie. Thank you for the amazing giveaway and featuring all these lucky bastards...I mean people.

Kyra Lennon said...

WOW, congrats on all the followers! That's amazing!

Carolyn Brown said...

Good luck getting the 43 followers needed to reach 2000! Wow, that is an amazing number.

Carolyn Brown said...

Woops! I mean 33, excuse me, I indulged in a few drinks this afternoon.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jess, thanks, even when I forget to visit you for the Monday riddle.

Helena, you'd think so?

Samantha, hopefully no one paints over that.

Carolyn, but it made me laugh!

Bonnee Crawford said...

The alien graffiti looks awesome! So do all of the books and covers you've mentioned here. All three of those options sound really cool, I don't think I'd be able to pick the lie! Thanks for sharing, Alex :)

Matthew MacNish said...

Godzilla should be so awesome. Can't wait!

Kirsten said...

That Alien graffiti puts me in the mood to write a story--thanks for the inspiration. :)
Since I wouldn't put it past you to see Rush five times in one tour, I'll go with #3. I hope I'm wrong though, because it would be pretty cool if you did that!

Talli Roland said...

Almost 2000 followers! You rock, Alex. But then we all knew that!

Teresa Coltrin said...

Nearly 2000. What a fantastic thing, my friend.

I remember watching Barberrella. A tv show huh--not sure I'll be into that?

Leovi said...

A wonderful game of truth and falsehood, fun!

Julie Luek said...

Congrats on reaching that amount of followers, Alex. Definitely a reflection of your investment in a lot of people. The marketing symposium had some very helpful tips!

Sarah Ahiers said...

LOVE the grafitti! I think #3 is the lie, and how are they going to do a barbarella show without all the crazy sex? (unless they aren't...)

A Beer For The Shower said...

Woohoo, congrats on the almost 2000 GFC followers! I would commend your progress but I think it's currently broken on my end, as it says...

There are no members yet.
Be the first!

Whew, so only 2000 more to go. No pressure!

Decadent Kane said...

Go you- that's a ton of followers!

Oh look at the beautiful covers <3

Susan Oloier said...

2000 is incredible! I think #2 is the lie. My husband used to work for a music story back in the day and saw musicians out and about with the "common folk", so I could see #3 happening. I don't think you're a drinker, Alex. I'm thinking I read that about you somewhere so I don't know that you're the partying kind.Though I could be wrong. It's been known to happen :-)

Maurice Mitchell said...

LOL That graffiti is awesome. I hope the artist gets some kind of credit. Congrats on the followers! I don't use GFC anymore, but I know it's still popular.

Patricia Stoltey said...

If you really saw Rush five times on one tour, I'm in awe of your stalking abilities. But that's the one statement I doubt.

Miranda Hardy said...

Wow! 2,000 followers is amazing. Congrats.

Jen Chandler said...

I'm just getting started with marketing posts from Monday! They're great so far and I'm looking forward to everything I'll learn.

2000 followers!!!! That's AWESOME!! Congrats, Alex! You're one cool dude. That being said, which one is the lie...I'm going to go with number 2. They all sound like they could be true, though.

Jen

baygirl32 said...

an army of 2000! WOWzers

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS on having almost 2000 followers! I know you'll reach that magic number real soon!

I'm a GFC follower. I also tweeted about the giveaway and I remembered to use the @alexjcavanaugh. : )

Misha Gericke said...

Awesome graffiti!

I have no idea what my follower number is... But that's okay, cause I live in South Africa. :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kirsten, you'll find out! And now you need to write that story.

Sarah, they probably aren't. Then again...

Brandon and Bryan, don't you hate that?

Susan, I am definitely not a party animal now. One beer and I'm asleep.

Patricia, you'll find out.

Thanks, Jen.

Susanne, thank you!

Loni Townsend said...

2000 followers? Congrats!!

A Cuban In London said...

Just five times? I wuld have followed them throughout the whole tour! :-)

Greetings from London.

Susan Kane said...

Not sure if you are talking about graffiti as a proper noun or common noun?

In general, graffiti is not cool. It is the sign of someone trying to carve out a kingdom where none exists.

On the lie/truth--not a clue. Today, I think I'll believe almost anything. almost.

Li said...

Love the artwork, don't approve of graffiti though. And I'm guessing #2 is the lie.

T.F. Walsh said...

A lot of fun things happening... can't wait for the Godzilla movie. Am sharing your post on twitter:)

T.F. Walsh said...

A lot of fun things happening... can't wait for the Godzilla movie. Am sharing your post on twitter:)

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Congrats, Alex! Wow - 2000, that's a fab number. I still remember when you broke 1000 :-)
I will spread the news.

Medeia Sharif said...

Yay on all the followers. :)

Great book news and covers.

That alien graffiti is cool.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours!

Michael Pierce said...

2000 is an epic number! That's awesome and a great start to the year. The alien graffiti is pretty spectacular. I wish I had just of fraction of that artistic talent. I have to check out the symposium posts to get some of those best practices.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. two thousand is a great number and you'll be ticking over soon - lots of time for everyone to enter the contest.

I hope Lee wins her contest .. giving away 100 copies of her book will be amazing ..

I think # 2 is the lie .. no idea why!

Cheers and good luck as the ticker tape ticks on .. Hilary

Tim Knight said...

Congratulations - looks like it won't be too long until you hit the magical 2,000!

Love the Alien graffiti and Cherie Reich's book cover.

You can't go wrong with Jeremy's designs - the man is an artist!

Mark Koopmans said...

Never mind you... I want the 400 Clones to sign my copy :)

Currently standing at 1969 followers... that was a great year :)

Mark Koopmans said...

Oh and PS... you soooo didn't do #2 and if you did... I will find and post a picture of me in a grass skirt ahead of our upcoming dance off :)

(Wondering how many people are scrunching their faces and going... whaaat?

Ava Quinn said...

Can't believe I wasn't a follower yet. I swear I don't come up for air enough to truly pay attention. OY! Good luck on your 2000. That is truly epic!

Rhonda Albom said...

Congrats almost. 2000 is a pretty amazing milestone. As for Hot Tamales (assuming you refer to the red candies) - they don't have them in New Zealand. It is one of the things I have people bring over when they visit.

The lie, my guess is Rush.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cuban, if I'd had the funds, I would do that.

Thanks, TF!

Thank you, Angela.

Tim, he is!

Mark, that's a lot of clone signatures. And just wait until Monday!

Thanks, Ava!

Rhonda, no Hot Tamales? The horror...

Karen Jones Gowen said...

2000 is such a huge milestone. It takes a lot of work to get to 1000, and so that's doing it twice. I already follow you with both of my urls, or I'd follow again just to add to the excitement.

Rachna Chhabria said...
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Rachna Chhabria said...

Congratulations on 1970 followers, That's like a small army that you have ;)

What a wonderful giveaway. Winning a signed copy of one of your books will make my day and week and month.

RaShelle Workman said...

Alex, Congrats on 2000!!! So exciting. I've been a follower for a long time (because YOU ROCK) and verified I'm a GFC follower too. Plus I tweeted: https://twitter.com/RaShelleWorkman/status/426753429059280896

=)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Very cool graffiti! And congrats to all the authors and to Cherie - sweet cover! I'll be over at linked in a bit for C.Lee.
Truth and Lies - hmm. I think #2 is false, not because I can't see you jamming with Night Ranger but because it just sounds a little different from the other two . . .

Congrats on 2000 followers. I'll tweet today. :)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Boy, lots and lots of good info here.

As for which of your tidbits is the lie, I've gotta go with the one that had you hanging out in a bar. Ninjas don't hang out in bars... unless they're drinking ginseng tea.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Karen, appreciate the thought!

Rachna, good luck to you then.

RaShelle, thank you. YOU rock!

Tyrean, appreciate it, and you'll find out Monday.

Susan, either that or killing someone.

Lexa Cain said...

I'm sorry to say I don't see the need for another Godzilla movie and definitely no need for a series about Barbarella (unless it's a comedy/satire).

Congrats to Jamie, Juliana, Cherie, and Tara! I voted for C. Lee. :)

Jamie Burch said...

Oh, man...I can't guess which is the lie! I'll have to stop back and find out. :)

Congratulations on nearing 2,000 followers! That is really awesome and well deserved.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I'm a current follower and would love to be entered. Great prizes by the way!

Lynda Dietz said...

Wow, what a huge number of followers! Congratulations! I had to scroll for about 1/2 hour just to get to the "leave a comment" area. I guess everyone loves you.

Donna Hole said...

Awesome stuff going on. You been to so many concerts and done lots musically, I have not guesses for truth. Congrats to Cheri and the others. You'll have 2000 in no time.

have a good weekend.

.......dhole

Karen Lange said...

I did learn a lot from the symposium. Which reminds me, I should go back and check out the posts I missed. Only made it to a handful so far.

Thanks for all the info. Have a great weekend! :)

Angela Brown said...

The symposium was a great idea. Lots of ideas shared and some new things learned.

You love bands so it's hard to tell which of those three is the lie. Hmmm...

I heart Cherie's cover :-)

And such an awesome giveaway Ninja Captain!

M. J. Joachim said...

Now that's some give away! Kudos to you for having so many followers! And donating to schools - really cool!

Carrie-Anne said...

Congratulations on almost having 2,000 followers!

I'm going to guess the lie is #2.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lexa, we need a good one after that last Godzilla fiasco.

Jamie, thanks!

Lynda, thank you. Just a dude doing his best.

Angela, that's why I selected those three items.

klahanie said...

What's this Alex, you are going to giveaway 2000 followers? I'm okay with my total number of followers, a word I hate. However, thanks.

Seriously,you are getting close to the 2000 mark. You gain folks joining into your site, I lose folks joining into my site. Weird, eh.

All the links are noted as best I can. I need a faster computer or one of your clones.

Gary

Sarah Allen said...

Oh, this is awesome!

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, with Joy)

Nicole said...

Okay, ALL of your two truths and a lie sound epic! Guess I'd better tune in to see which is which.

Spacerguy said...

Congrats on the awesome ninja buddy numbers. 1972 is a cool year. You the wizard of ninjaland!

sjp said...

That graffiti is so cool!! You can find some awesome graffiti in places like Bali

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Gary, would you like some followers?

Nicole, you will be surprised.

SJP, let's just hope that graffiti lasts.

Pk Hrezo said...

I'm excited about Godzilla!!
Awesome giveaway! I say #2 is the lie. :)

VikLit said...

Congrats on the 2000 strong!!

Ella said...

This is major, Captain! Congrats!
I am craving Godzilla, popcorn and Ninjabread cookies.
Alien graffiti how cool is that..
3 is wrong ?!

JJ said...

I look forward to Godzilla. The original was super, and the last re-make was awful.

Leovi said...

Full of fun and very sexy, I like Barbarella!

Milo James Fowler said...

Netflix might get Ron Howard's adaptation of THE DARK TOWER, but Amazon has BARBARELLA... Wow. 2K followers? Well done, Alex. Your clones will be very busy keeping up with all their posts!

Jeff Hargett said...

Love the alien graffiti. No idea on the truth choices. 2,000 couldn't happen to better guy.

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Because I follow you on Google+ I didn't realise I wasn't following you here, so now I am :)
Suzanne @Suzannes Tribe
x

Al Penwasser said...

I just hope Godzilla isn't a silly waste of time and they don't camp it up.

Tim Knight said...

Alex, I gave your giveaway a plug on HeroPress today: http://heropresstwo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/alex-j-cavanaughs-epic-2000-ninja.html

Hope it helps push you towards the 2,000 mark ;-)

kdrausin said...

Congrats on 2,000 followers!

I'm going guess #1 is your lie. I saw Rush in concert last year. They were great but five times during one tour...?

Mason T. Matchak said...

I have nothing to say but that the alien art wall is awesome. ^_^ And I'm follower 1970something. W00t!

Katherines Corner said...

Congrats my friend I am happy to be one of your happy 2000. Can't wait for the films. hmmm not sure about the Baraberla Series....Hugs!!

Pat Tillett said...

Congrats on 2000 followers! I may be too late though. Either way congrats Alex!
Loved the alien graffiti...

Jay Noel said...

2,000...wow. That's an amazing accomplishment.

And I think the Alien graffiti is fantastic. How the heck did the artist do such intricate work and not get busted?

The Happy Whisk said...

Look at you, Alex. Congrats on creating and maintaining this blog.

Tara Tyler R said...

well, boy howdy!

1974 was a good year (and climbing!)
party like it's 1999!

you'll hit that golden number in no time! (esp with a to z starting up!)
congrats!

Toinette Thomas said...

Congratulations on being so close to 2000 followers. I know you'll surpass that soon. The cover of Reborn does look pretty sweet. At first I wasn't feeling the whole Godzilla reboot, but I'm starting to get hyped.

Deniz Bevan said...

I blogged!
http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca/2014/02/taras-visiting-today-also-row80-blog.html

garrisonjames said...

Looks like you're well on the way to 2K followers. Wow--that is quite a following indeed! As if you weren't enough of an inspiration already...

Robyn Campbell said...

Congrads Alex. You're almost there. The prizes are awesome. I don't need a prize. I'm just tweeting it to help spread the word about your fantastic blog!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi, Alex! Just blogged about the Epic 2000 Follower Giveaway. Here is the link: http://susannedrazic.blogspot.com/2014/02/epic-2000-followers-giveaway-2014-to-z.html

Also tweeted about it using one of your supplied tweets from another blog post

Ellie Garratt said...

Eighteen to go. Nearly there!

Kristin Smith said...

Just became number 1983...only 17 to go!! Good luck!! Looking forward to following your blog!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Oh, man, I would have loved to participate in that marketing symposium. *sigh* I was at sea.

Dean K Miller said...

Hitting it soon, if not already.
Awesome!

Sleepy Bison said...

Leaving a comment for my entries, and here's a link to my tweet:
twitter.com/sleepybison/status/442522388526137345

Mary Preston said...

I think I am # 2001 .

GFC: Mary Preston

Congratulations!!

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com