Month: July 2009

Tori or Neil? will be giving away another exclusive item soon but we can’t decide which item to offer. Help us settle by voting!

Do you want to win:

Adventures in the Dream Trade by Neil Gaiman

Adventures in the Dream Trade by Neil Gaiman, Trade Paperback, hard-to-find locally
Adventures in the Dream Trade by Neil Gaiman, Trade Paperback, hard-to-find locally
SIGNED by Neil Gaiman
SIGNED by Neil Gaiman


Tori Amos signed photo, 8“x11

Tori Amos Signed photo
Tori Amos Signed photo

Just comment “Tori” or “Neil” in this blog post, through our Plurk account or through our Facebook Page.

One vote per person, everything will be tallied by August 10, 2009.

Tori or Neil! Leave a comment here, feel free to express yourself too.

Other voting sites:

Plurk voting: Facebook Page voting:

Thank you very much!

Winner of the Topaz Horizon Contest!

Congratulations to Aicha! You won a Moleskine Large Cahier Black Set of 3 plus a Php500.00 Gift Certificate.


Thank you everyone for participating in our contest series. I hope you discover new blogs to add in your regular browsing routine and will continue to support them.

If you like to be a participating blog in the Blog Hopping Moleskine Giveaways 2009 – Series 2 (Sept/Oct 2009), check out the details here.

Be part of the Blog Hopping Moleskine Giveaways!

Update: Please ignore deadlines set in this post as it is already past due. We are now accepting submissions for the 2010 edition. Give or take status will be updated by April 2010. Hope to see your blogs soon!


Since last year, we received numerous requests to have their blog participate in the Blog Hopping Moleskine Giveaways. This is your opportunity to be part of the contest series. We are holding a 2nd part of the 2009 Moleskine Giveaways sometime September/October.

More Moleskines

Here’s a quick list of preferences (not requirements):

– not a Top 10 blog in any local (Philippine) category. The goal of the giveaways is to introduce/discover new & old blogs. Of course, there will always be exceptions when I see fit.

– blogs running a self-hosted WordPress platform is a plus.

– blog owner having decent connections in Facebook, Twitter, Plurk, Flickr, & other social networks. You must be willing to promote the contest in your social networks.

The above mentioned preferences are not strict requirements at all, so feel comfortable to submit your website.

At the moment, the contest series is still an experimental thing for us. We are trying to get a feel of what combination works best both in bringing more readers to your website as well as marketing

Just send an e-mail with the following details:

– Name and a working e-mail address
– Blog/website where you intend to run the Moleskine Giveaway contest
– Why do you want your website to be part of this?
– Optional: a short suggestion, comment or observation about the Blog Hopping Moleskine Giveaways.

E-mail to: support [@] avalon [dot] ph

Last day of submission is August 21, 2009. We value your privacy so we won’t publish/disclose any information you submitted.

Once your completed application is received, an acknowledgment e-mail will be sent to you within 48 hours. I might send follow-up questions but most likely the next response you’ll get is if your blog/website is accepted or up for consideration for a higher ranking.

I will be very honest with you, I do not feel comfortable sending ‘rejection’ e-mails. Technically, there won’t be any rejections but blogs/websites will be ranked accordingly. So if you do not received any e-mails by August 30, 2009, it simply means there are blogs/websites with higher priority rankings than yours. Please do not take it personally.

Thank you very much and I hope to see your blogs soon!