There Can Be Only One (Winner)

The not-so-gigantic ink giveaway is over and the winner has been decided. I’m not going to tell you till I go over how the choice was made. This is a blatant attempt to increase the anticipation and totally ignores the fact you can skip ahead a few lines and find out.

I went through the comments and removed my responses. In one case someone had two comments but the second one was more in keeping with my loose requirements so I removed the first. That gave me 29 people who entered and could win. I then went to a random number generator site and set the range from 1 to 29 and generated said random number. That number was 6. I wonder if I can be more verbose about this simple procedure?

Anyway, click on the scan at the left to enlarge it and see the order and names. The winner (and I know you’ve just skipped to this part to find out) was Pennednpapered. Congratulations (but not a big one since this is only a bottle of ink and not the lottery)!

I was really happy to see many people I don’t know enter and write a bit about ink. Thanks to everyone who took the time to come over here to try their luck. I liked this so much that maybe I’ll do this again in a month or so. I do have this bottle of Omas ink that I’m not fond of and never used beyond a test and…

  1. hazel
    December 15, 2009, 11:51 pm

    argggh, missed me by one….

    methinks you wanted to find out who reads your blog so you cooked up this raffle…

    1. TAO
      December 15, 2009, 11:58 pm

      Hazel: Just because someone entered doesn’t mean they read this stuff. It was interesting to see who gave it a shot I don’t know and I don’t know the winner at all.

  2. December 16, 2009, 3:54 am

    congratulations to pennedandpapered! 🙂

  3. Pat
    December 16, 2009, 8:22 am

    So what if the drawing was to find out if people read the blog? What a delightful way to play!

    Both writer and reader enjoy the game.
    I’ll look forward to the next one.
    Love and Light,

  4. TAO
    December 16, 2009, 8:48 am

    Pat: I really had no ulterior motive for the giveaway. I just won something on another blog and I thought I’d do it as well. 🙂

  5. December 19, 2009, 3:57 pm

    Bah, I lose again. Oh well. the order I mentioned arrived and included a green ink, Diamine “Old English” Emerald, and I must say I do like writing in green.

  6. Raffy
    December 20, 2009, 10:34 pm

    congratulations pennedandpapered:)

  7. TAO
    December 27, 2009, 3:26 pm

    Steve: Sorry you didn’t win but I may be giving away another bottle of ink in a bit.

  8. January 8, 2010, 10:43 am

    Will it be pink ink? :))

    1. TAO
      January 8, 2010, 11:43 am

      Probably not. Sorry. 🙁