For a couple of weeks now I have been participating in a game at DigiShopTalk wherein there is a random giveaway given when the contest host says STOP. Basically you have to post in the particular forum thread and cross your fingers or try your luck. It’s that easy, and so far contest winners have been given kits, coupons and the biggest prize of all – unlimited access to the host’s store.
I thought of it as a great opportunity at first, not being a part of any CT, joining the contest will help me hoard kits to scrap at my leisure time. And then I met the people I am in the competition with. I am not really a sociable type of person but if you embrace my craziness then I get to loosen up and be funny. Posting in the thread is not about the contest anymore, it was more like a seal of friendship that I had made in digiscrapping world.
Don’t get me wrong, I have had a few acquaintances when I was in a CT of several designers but the friendship somehow just ended when I left the team. But now I have met very nice people from different parts of the world! Our time zones are absurd but we get to cause clamor in the thread all at the same time. So I have had sleepless nights recently and I have been late for work too. However, getting to know the girls is a priceless thing and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. I wonder what happens when the contest ends. Somehow, posting in the thread doesn’t seem like a competition. Getting to know the girls and being friends with them is a big prize enough for me.