Friday, April 8, 2011


When we started the Loops Facebook page, we were always running these fun little contests, asking people to post their favorite photos, captions or comments, for a chance to win a prize. Often we did this on what we call "Facebook Friday" because, well, Fridays are just fun. Everyone loved it.

Problem was, I met this brilliant Facebook guru who pointed out that it was against Facebook rules. Bummer, right?

We can still run contests like that here on the blog, of course. The thing is, what I want this week is to see all the amazing Spring projects that our Loops customers around the world are making. I love when our customers inspire each other with new pattern and yarn combinations. And Facebook makes it so easy to share you photos instantly. So here is what I propose for this week's Facebook Friday:

Head over to the Loops Facebook Page. Post a photo of a Spring project you're working on. Be sure to tell us the pattern and the yarn.

Maybe something like this:

(Except you don't have to be a Russian supermodel. You don't even have to have started the project. It can be a photo of the yarn, work on the needles, finished project - whatever!)

Monday, I will randomly choose a winner. And because this is sort of a test, to see how many will respond, we've got a mondo prize:

$200 Loops gift card for the winner
$50 if you join Facebook and "like" Loops for the first time when you do this (it's so easy)
$50 if it's the first time you've posted a photo on Facebook (it's also easy - just click the little box above "write something" that says photo when you post, and follow the instructions)

Yeah folks, that's a potential gift card prize of $300!

Yes, our obvious goal is to get all of you on Facebook. This blog is awesome for lots of things (like longer stories, and contests!) but Facebook is where we post every day with new arrivals, inspiration and deals - and we don't want you to miss a bit of it. Plus, it's just fun.

Here's a picture of our Facebook page. See, nothing to be afraid of!

Let the Post-o-rama begin!

- Shelley
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Blogger Dana and Daisy said...

your cute yarn banner doesn't show up in my browser, hmm?
and giveaways are against the facebook rules? wow! Like every commercial page on facebook does it! Are they afraid you will crash the facebook server or what? that seems kind of crazy.

April 8, 2011 at 5:45 AM  
Blogger Shelley Brander said...

Dana, the cute yarn banner is my personal Firefox browser bar. You can get it free here:

As for Facebook rules, you're right - everybody does it. Unfortunately, the "everybody does it" defense works about as well as it did for all of us in high school haha.

April 8, 2011 at 6:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, although I am on FB to see my family, that's all I do there. I dislike the propensity of FB inventor Mark Zuckerberg to change the privacy rules whenever he feels like it. I will not be doing any business over there or playing games, wonderful prizes or not. Just saying'.

April 8, 2011 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Shelley Brander said...

Elizaduckie, you have a good point, but it is still a pretty cool tool for getting people together and sharing project inspiration. My dad would agree with you though - I can't get him to get on FB even though I bribe him with cute pix of his grandkids ;-)

April 8, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger annamariegross said...

Whoo Hoo! I have grounded myself from buying any more yarn until I have some completed projects! Yikes! But a giftcard....hmmmm that wouldn't count as buying anything so in that case PLEASE pick me! LOL Actually I would use it to take more classes. I LOVE learning from the awesome loops troops! My last class was the crochet flowers with Gene and I had to wear my baby on my tummy in her carrier but I was taking that class no matter what I had to do! :) Thanks Shelley for such an awesome store! My name is Anna and I am a yarnaholic!

April 8, 2011 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Dana and Daisy said...

Ha ha! I guess the "It's not my post! I didn't post that!" defense won't work either.

April 11, 2011 at 6:50 AM  

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