A Thank You and a Giveaway CLOSED

I usually do only one giveaway a year to celebrate the New Year, but I’ve reached a few blog milestones and wanted to spread around a little love.  The Vintage Traveler has reached 500 followers, I’ve passed 200 followers on Bloglovin’ and I just noticed that I have 100 plus followers on Instagram.   I also recently passed 800 followers on Twitter and I’m closing in on 700 likes on Facebook.  Thanks to all who boost my ego daily by reading , commenting, following…

I was lucky enough to find another copy of Amy de la Hay’s excellent book, Chanel, which I reviewed a few weeks ago.  To have a chance at winning the book, all you have to do is post in the comments that you want to be entered.  The giveaway to open to everyone, worldwide.  It will be open until Monday, November 11, at 6 pm EST.

So many of us feel overwhelmed by “social media” and the feeling that we must keep up with the latest thing on the internet.  The problem is that it all takes time.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I have to have priorities, and just use what works for me.   I find Twitter to be a quick and easy way to keep up with the news and with fashion and museum happenings.  And while Facebook might serve the same purpose, I just don’t find it to be so easy to use.  Knowing that Facebook filters out my posts and the posts of others makes it much less valuable to me as a source of information.

My relationship with Pinterest is of the love/hate variety.  I’m still bothered by the copyright issues associated with the random pinning of other people’s work.   On the other hand, it is great exposure for people who are selling, and I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve bought things after seeing them on Pinterest.  But some days it just seems like so many pretty pictures, all removed from any context that would give them meaning.  Not that I don’t love pretty pictures.  I find Pinterest on my smartphone to be very useful when sitting waiting for an appointment.

I’ve used other photo sites like Tumblr and Flickr.  I find tumblr to be very similar to Pinterest, and I can’t be bothered with both of them.  Flickr is very nice, especially since so many historical institutions have posted their photo archives.  But it’s not a site I spend much time on, and I never post photos there.  It tends to overlap in usefulness with Instagram, which I do find myself using every day.  Why?  Because Instagram has an actual social feel to it.  People post things from their real lives.  It has a fun voyeuristic feel.

If you read a lot of blogs, you might try Bloglovin’, which is actually just a page that previews all the blogs you follow there.  I find it saves me a great deal of time.

So feel free to follow and friend, and to suggest people I should be following at Instagram, Bloglovin’  and Twitter.

And please, let me thank all of you again for supporting my writing and my love of fashion history.

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62 responses to “A Thank You and a Giveaway CLOSED

  1. Betts

    Please enter me in the giveaway, and thanks for a fascinating blog.

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  2. Hi – Just found your blog a few weeks ago and am thoroughly enjoying it. Please enter me, and happy blogging!

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  3. Please enter me too – I love your blog, thank you x

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  4. Congrats on all those followers across so many different platforms 🙂

    Please pop me down for the giveaway – that book looks fab!

    http://www.mancunianvintage.com

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  5. Love your blog! Very insightful. Thanks for offering the giveaway–sign me up!

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  6. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you. I always read your posts and I’m particularly interested in the brand histories. Fascinating!

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  7. The only blog I read regularly, is yours!
    Great job, Lizzie!

    I’d like to take a crack at winning the Chanel book. Thanks!

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  8. I read you in my emails and so love all the wonderful pictures and your take on the past. Please sign me up and if I knew how to blog I would join you there too. Have a wonderful day and thank you for investing your time.

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  9. Congratulations! Well deserved. You have an excellent blog.
    Please enter me in your fab giveaway. Thank you very much!

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  10. Hi Lizzie,

    I enjoy your blog very much and appreciate all the hard work that goes into researching each post.
    I would like to enter you giveaway, and best wishes for many more fascinating posts!

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  11. Hi there!
    Please enter me to win the lovely book!
    🙂

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  12. I find your Blog most informative and fun.

    I would like to enter your fantastic giveaway for the Channel Book.

    Christy
    Lil Bit Brit

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  13. Me too, Lizzie, please and thank you!

    Your blog is such an inspiration because I’ve learned so much from you. I also use your blog as a reference site because there’s so much good (and accurate) information here.

    Cheers!

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  14. Congratulations Lizzie!!! Enjoy your blog and ever learning through your writing about so many interesting people, places, and things! Please enter me in your give-away.

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  15. Congratulations on so many followers – you deserve it!

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  16. John

    Your posts are always fun, inspirational and a great service to all us other ‘vintage addicts’. Thank you from one of your minority ‘guy fans’! Oh, and please enter me in your thoughtful give-away. Hugs!

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  17. Lisa Reppenhagen

    Love the pieces of fashion history you share with your readers. Makes me inspired to do more thrift store shopping. Please include me in your giveaway.

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  18. You have such interesting posts and I enjoy reading them! Please enter me in your Chanel give-away.

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  19. Congratulations on all of your followers! I’m with you, instagram is my favorite social media, you put it perfectly when you said it has a “fun voyeuristic feel”! Being a relatively new follower of yours, I didn’t realize you had so many social media sites, I’ll be sure to follow!
    Please enter me in your giveaway!
    -Kait

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  20. Your blog helped me with my senior thesis on vintage textiles created post-WWII by famous artists – thank you! I’d like to enter to win please.

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  21. S GEIGER

    Please enter me, Lizzie.
    Chanel fascinates me, still.

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  22. Hi Lizzie, i so enjoy your blogs and learn so much from them!! please enter me for your giveaway!!
    Maria

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  23. Christine

    You are so right about the time involved in keeping up with all of our interesrs on the new technologies. It’s important to be thoughtful about what to invest our time in. That said, I always read your blog as an RSS feed. i’m fascinated by your sewing talents, your fashion knowledge, and your vintage finds.

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  24. Christine

    PS: Please enter me in the giveaway

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  25. I’d love to be entered, as well!

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  26. regina

    Hi. Just read your latest posts. Like your blog. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

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  27. Please enter me! I’d love to read it. Congratulations on reaching your milestones! 🙂

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  28. Hi Lizzie, I’ve been following your posts for around a year and love your work. Thanks for keeping us all informed and for the interesting information we clothing and style lovers enjoy! I’d love to be entered in the drawing for the book. CoCo Chanel is my absolute fave.
    Have a great weekend!
    Jill

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  29. Diana Coleman

    Have already posted my affinity for anything Chanel! Just recd the Metropolitan Museum book from their Chanel exhibit so would love to add the Amy de la Haye book to my growing library. Your blogs always seem to strike a familiar chord.

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  30. Karen Antonowicz

    Love your blog!! Would love to be entered in book giveaway. Thanks!!

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  31. Irene

    Please enter me! I just realized that although I’m subscribed by email, I wasn’t following on Bloglovin or Facebook. I love your blog, not only are the posts you write incredibly interesting and knowledgeable, but it keeps me updated on news from the fashion world (especially those related to vintage fashion, like exhibits). Keep up the good work, I’ll always be a loyal reader!

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  32. Nennam

    I haven´t found that book anywhere in Finland. It would be so nice to win it 🙂 PS Have a nice weekend!

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  33. rosesmith

    As Always, I enjoy your blog so much from over here in Sunny Sydney, Australia. Please enter me! Rose 🙂

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  34. Oh I definitely want to be entered!! I would love to add this gem to my collection. Thank you for the opportunity. My fingers are crossed!

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  35. Lizzie – put my name in the bowl please.

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  36. Congratulations, Lizzie! Please enter me because I just finished making my 4th Chanel jacket and finally have time to read! I’m going to go reintroduce myself to my family now…

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  37. Michelle

    love your posts and links on facebook, thank you! *please enter me in your giveaway*

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  38. Oh please enter me as well! I want to tell you how much I love reading your blog posts. They are just the right length and with so much information packed into each post and I also love reading everyone’s comments! Many thanks! Julia

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  39. Sheila Hall

    Please enter me! I’d love to win this book.

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  40. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Congratulations on your milestone!

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  41. Ewa

    Hello-I’d love to be entered in this giveaway, if it’s ok with you – considering the fact that I’m from outside US (Poland, Europe). I’m so happy to see your fanbase grow!

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  42. Ooohhh! So many comments Lizzie. Congratulations on your achievements! You’re doing a wonderful job. Keep up the good work!

    Oh, and yes, please enter me in your giveaway competition. It would be rude not to!!! 😉 xx

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  43. Well, of course I’ll leave a reply (and I would have anyway.) I have not caught the Twitter bug, and I don’t think I will. But never say never, right?

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  44. MS

    I too really love your blog, it’s my favorite one.
    I am not a Twitter girl either…
    But I am a reader, so please enter me & thanks!

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  45. Thanks Lizzie for your ongoing work in this blog project of yours. I am hooked on it, both the content and the readers that comment. That I have gone on to connect with several (like Lynn above for one), attests to your success.

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  46. Love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway, I’d love to be entered. You and I feel the same way about social media with instagram being in the lead. I got into it so quickly!

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  47. cass

    I am way behind in the social media world, just using fb and pinterest, and i’m happy with the fact that this blog shows up in my email as a reminder to read. I would love to be included in your giveaway.
    thanks
    cass

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  48. Wire 9 Vintage

    Please include me! This is, hands down, the best blog going! Here’s to many more informative posts!

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  49. Please include me on your giveaway. I love your blog!!

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  50. Ellen Lawrenson

    Please enter me for a chance to win what looks to be a fascinating book.

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  51. Love your blog, love fashion, so please I’d love to enter the competition! xx

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  52. Please enter me 🙂

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  53. Hey Congrats on your social media milestones!!! I know how you feel about having time for the so many various social interactive sites. I am on Twitter and IG and FB and of course, have a blog, and used to feel that I was ‘missing’ something if I wasn’t all up to date on every singe one of these mediums. As much as I enjoy these social outlets, I now realize that it is not enjoyable to feel anxious if you do not keep up to date, so instead use them when I have time and when I actually feel to socially interact. Mostly I keep up to date with the blogs I follow and with my own blog. I find you get the most information and also can interact within the comments so if fulfills a lot of checkboxes.

    I would LOVE to win this book, please enter me, and I do believe I’m just under the wire, woot!

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  54. Maria Carruth

    Please enter me to win the book, have always loved your blog, glad to see it growing and doing so well.

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  55. Thanks so much for all the well-wishes! I appreciate each and every one.

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