There is an old, old saying, I believe attributed to Ben Franklin, that goes something like this: “Such a one that tooteth not his own horn, hath not his horn tooteth whatsoever.” And a sad thing that would be: that a person – or an eZine for that matter – would go without a compliment. Never one to leave this sort of thing up to chance, personally, I am not above fishing for a good word (do you think this browser makes me look fat?).
Anyway, to bolster a long eZine tradition, I have taken this penchant for praise to another level and have decided to come up with a new contest. As this is the back to school season, we are calling it the Woodworker’s Journal eZine Apple Polishing Contest. The prizes? Three $25.00 Rockler gift certificates, one awarded to each of the top three folks who writes and submits the best compliments of the eZine as selected by our crack compliment evaluation committee. (That would be me …)
In this contest, creativity definitely counts. Simply email your utterly sincere, and over-the-top, compliment to email@example.com. We will select and announce the winner in our next eZine, as well as share the best and worst of the apple-polishing submissions.
I am really looking forward to hearing from you.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal