Epic Edits 1-Year Birthday Party!

It’s hard to believe, but we’re ONE year old today! And what a year it’s been too! So rather than rehash the site stats or most popular articles, I think we’ll throw a party and hand out some gifts. Plus, you can see those stats and articles in my post titled “2007: A Great Year of Photography and Blogging.”

You guys are the best audience ever. You’re actually more of a community than an audience, and I’m really blessed to be surrounded by so many great people. To show my appreciation, I’ll be handing out some cool prizes to you guys.


I’ll announce four different prizes over the next four days, starting tomorrow. If you want to have a chance at that gift, just drop a COMMENT ON THE SPECIFIC GIFT ANNOUNCEMENT POST and let me know you want it. Only those who enter themselves will be included in the raffle, so don’t forget to leave the comment! Here are the four prizes being handed out:

So if any of these things are of interest to you, click through to the page and read the directions for the raffle entry.


Prizes will be raffled off, and each comment you leave (and those you’ve already left) for the entire month of January will count as one raffle ticket. This is why it’s important to let me know that you want the prize given for that particular day, because then I have to keep track of your comments and mark you down for an entry into that raffle. You can enter into as many prizes as you want, but you can only win one.

Prizes will be raffled off in early February. If you win one of them, you won’t be eligible for the remaining raffles. So don’t enter for the prizes that you really don’t want. If you don’t win the first one, your entries will carry over into the next raffle.

So keep your eye on the blog and subscribe to the feed if you haven’t already. The prize posts over the next four days won’t be showing up on the front page, so make sure you check the recent posts in the sidebar or keep up via the feed.


If anybody else wants to contribute to the prize pool and extend the giveaway, contact me by email with your idea. It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive, and I’ll post your gift on day 5, 6, 7, etc and give you full credit for contributing. It would certainly be appreciated, but it’s not expected of anyone — the main idea of this birthday party is to GIVE OUT some presents!

38 thoughts on “Epic Edits 1-Year Birthday Party!

  1. the_wolf_brigade

    Whoo hoo! I love presents!

    Nice way to encourage more reader interaction as well πŸ˜€

    And purely because I’m too lazy to send an email, is your workmate still considering thinning out his gear? Or has he decided to hang on to it a bit longer?

  2. Brian Auer Post author

    Everybody loves presents! And yes, I’m certainly curious how this will effect the number of comments!

    I’ll give the boss-man a little nudge about the camera gear. He had a lot of family visiting over the holidays, so I think he kind of pushed it off to the side.

  3. Jeff Hostetler

    I have subscribed to your feed for some months now and continue to enjoy it. Many blogs are the tired same old stuff; however, yours continues to be fresh. Please keep up the good work.
    Stay groovy!

  4. Patricia

    Congratulations, Brian! In the short time I’ve been reading your blog, I’ve learned a lot. Keep up the great work. I’ll keep an eye out for the birthday gifts. I’m actually having a birthday (much more than 1 year, unfortunately) in a few weeks; perhaps I can snag an early birthday present. πŸ™‚

  5. Jim

    Happy Birthday, and Pick Me, Pick me!!

    Great blog and information. Thanks for the tutorials and information.


  6. inspirationbit

    Happy Blog Birthday, Brian. You’ve certainly built a great community around your site. Kudos to you! Look forward to your 2nd year of blogging and wishing you all the best!!!

  7. davew

    Happy birthday to Epic Edits!
    I don’t know how you do it, but thank you for keeping up with constant fresh update on your blog!

  8. Prasoon

    Its one year already Brian – I’ve been following you for over 2 months now and the best part about your blog is the insight it gives me to take better pictures ;-). Have just started with my DSLR and the photophlowing also and hell yes, a FLICKR PRO account is all that I’d want to get started rightaway.

  9. kRiZ cPEc

    Brilliant idea you have. Congrats!
    I love presents, but I love food even more, LOL~~
    As a token of good will – I wish Epicedits make it to the top five in Technorati ranking. ^^

  10. Shama-Lama Mama

    Wow, I just discovered your site and love it! I think I am gonna be staying up late tonight reading! An aspiring hobbyist is exactly what I am. Giveaway? Free stuff? Seems I got here right in time!

  11. randallt

    I’ll leave a comment just because. Well not really. I won a gold fish when I was a kid and would like to expand my booty. I’ve been a hobbyist since high school (I’m 56 now) and I just fell into a professional portrait gig for the first time. I start Monday. More than a little nervous, I’ll be working with a team that includes award winners, degree holders and folks with a lifetime in the biz. Wish me luck. Love this blog.

  12. Tibor

    Brian, congratulations for your blog. I know that it’s the result of really hard work.
    And thanks for the presents. πŸ™‚

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  14. kozzmen

    Happy birthday Epi Edit Weblog!!!
    Thanks for sharing so much. You’ve became a model for bloger and how to run a good blog! Keep going!

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