Monday, August 24, 2009

Are you ready to Live Your Five?

We're delighted to have you joining us for our launch week as we introduce the world to the Living Your Five way of life. Living Your Five is all about knowing what matters most to you and making a difference in your world in ways large and small.

It began with an idea

In late 2008, I created the concept of Living Your Five as a way to help me focus my energies on the parts of my world that were most important to me. Goodness knows we're all busy - we've got school or jobs (or both!), loved ones and friends, activities and volunteer work, and so much more. Most of the time we're so busy it's all we can do to just go about the business of living our lives.

But we're capable of so much more. Every one of us has an opportunity to make a difference in the world around us. Sometimes it's hard to remember that when you're working long hours and come home to face bills that need to be paid, laundry piles that need to be tamed, and bathrooms that need to be degrunged. Or going to school all day, rushing off to practice, then high-tailing it home for a quick bite to eat before tackling hours of homework. It's easy to let the things you aspire to do fall by the wayside.

No matter how busy we are (or how tight our budgets are), we can always reach out and make a positive impact on our world. We don't have to change the entire world in a single day. Just one small effort every day adds up faster than you'd ever imagine. All it takes is remembering what's important to you. And that's where we come in.

It's time to make the shift from living our lives to Living Our Fives.

What matters most?

Living Your Five is a simple concept. It starts by sitting down and taking a good look at the world around you. What are the issues you're concerned about? What do you read about in the newspaper and think "I wish I could help"?

Living Your Five is all about how you can make a difference to others, whether those others are people you know, people you've never met, animals, the Earth... whatever you care about deeply. You can make a difference - you just have to decide where you want to make a difference.

Once you know what matters to you (and if you're like us, you'll probably come up with way more than five things!), it's time to narrow it down to the five things you're most passionate about. The things you would stand up on a park bench and tell the world about if you could.

Your list can include anything you're passionate about... from caring for shelter animals to living a greener life to supporting a charity that resonates with you to mentoring a younger person. The sky’s the limit! The key is that it has to make a difference to others rather than just to yourself.

Once you choose those five areas, you've created a foundation for changing your world. You don't have to know exactly how you'll make a difference in those areas. You just need to know that's where you want to focus your attention.

The how will fall into place once you begin Living Your Five. I promise.

Creating my Five was one of the most powerful and life-changing things I've ever done. I truly believe every one of us has the capacity to change our world in a meaningful way. And it got me thinking, "Wouldn't it be great if we all came together to cheer each other on as we did?"

Changing the world, one Fiver at a time

I'm very fortunate to have wonderful author friends who are every bit as passionate as I am about making a difference in the world. So in early 2009, I shared the Living Your Five concept with Tera Lynn Childs, Alyson Noel and Becca Fitzpatrick and invited them to join forces with me and create an online community devoted to living our Five. They all enthusiastically climbed aboard for the adventure.

And now, many months later, it's time to say... welcome to Living Your Five!

As you'll see in our inaugural posts this week, Tera, Alyson and Becca are more than just brilliant YA authors. They're amazing, caring people as well. The Living Your Five community will grow and change over time, but we're launching the interactive group blog piece first to take advantage of its ability to quickly connect us all on the Living Your Five path.

As we kick off Living Your Five's adventure this week, we will each be sharing a post about what our Five are and why our Five are important to us. (Update: Want to read our Fives? Check them out here: Kay's Five - Alyson's Five - Becca's Five - Tera's Five) Then, beginning next Monday, we'll begin our regular bi-weekly rotation on Mondays and Wednesdays to share with you what we've done in the last two weeks to live our Five.

We'll be cheering each other on with our successes, sharing the obstacles we overcome along the way, and even giving you a sneak peek into our sentimental side when something we've done comes full circle and we can see first-hand the difference we've made. (And let me tell you, those are incredibly powerful moments.)

But it's not just about us. It's about you! It's about all of us working together and cheering each other on as we change our world. As our favorite quote says:


"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

We're ready to be that change. And if you're ready to embrace your amazing potential, we want you to be that change with us.

So we'll be chiming in on Mondays and Wednesdays. Fridays we save for our exclusive Friday FiveSpot features. One of those Friday features is an extra special series we host on the first Friday of every month. (Psst... the first one's coming up on Friday, September 4th!)

This special series is called Honorary Fivers. It's a chance to share your Five and become an Honorary Fiver (you'll even get a cool Honorary Fiver badge for your web site created by our own Tera Lynn Childs!). Once you've officially shared your Five on an Honorary Fivers Friday, you'll be able to share your progress toward living your Five just like we'll be doing.

It all begins with a single step. And we'll be taking our steps right alongside you.

And that's worth celebrating!

To celebrate the official launch of Living Your Five, we're kicking off with a week-long mega contest where we're giving away daily prizes plus a fabulous grand prize!

The lucky grand prize winner will win:

A $100 Barnes & Noble gift card
(because we know you love books!)

A $100 donation in your name to the non-profit of your choice
(because we know you love making a difference!)

And the latest book (or ARC) from each Founding Fiver
(that's four signed books!)

You can earn entries into the contest in tons of different ways. Here’s how the contest works (each point = one entry into the contest):

+4 Comment below to share why you're excited about Living Your Five
+4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
+3 Follow Living Your Five via RSS
+3 Mention Living Your Five on your blog
(check out any of our blogs today for the official announcement - permission granted to forward!)
+2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll
+2 Tweet about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com
(be sure to use the #fivers hashtag!)
+1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
+1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
+1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
+1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

Once you’re finished, simply post a comment with the things you’ve done and your total points. Comments must be posted below by 9:00 p.m. EST on Friday, August 28th, 2009. The grand prize winner will be announced on Saturday, August 29th, 2009.

But that's not all!

You can also enter to win the latest book (or ARC) from a Founding Fiver by commenting on her debut Five post this week. Here's the launch week schedule:

** Tuesday - Kay shares her Five
** Wednesday - Alyson shares her Five
** Thursday - Becca shares her Five
** Friday - Tera shares her Five

All winners of the daily contests will be announced on Saturday along with the grand prize winner.

Are you ready to Live Your Five?

117 comments:

  1. +4...1.Im excited about living my five because its a good feeling to know that your helping other people and not just thinking about yourself. :)

    And heres the link i posted about it on my blog

    http://irishprincess440.blogspot.com/

    and i checked out all the websites and blogs !

    Cassandra:)

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  2. I love that Ghandi quote. Have it on my website and my fridge.
    Best of luck with this!

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  3. What a wonderful idea!

    +4 I'm a follower
    +2 I added Living Your Five to my blogroll (http://www.chicklitteens.com)
    +2 I tweeted about the site (http://twitter.com/ChickLitTeens/status/3506436000)
    +1 x 4 I'm a follower of all of your wonderful blogs!

    Jessica

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  4. +4 This is such an amazing idea! I mean if everyone picks their areas they want to focus on, think of the impact. All the little small things would help, even if everyone just picked 1 thing it'd make such an impact on the world and everyone around you!
    +4 Follow Living Your Five
    +3 Following Living Your Five via RSS
    +2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll at http://thebookcellarx.blogspot.com
    +2 Tweeted @thebookcellarx
    +4 checked out all four sites.

    :) Erica

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  5. This is really cool, ladies! All the very best with it!

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  6. +4 It's a great idea to remind us how we can save the world, and it shows that writers and book bloggers don't just do what their titles state!
    +4 Followed!
    +2 Blogrolled!
    +2 Tweeted (@dy0ulee)
    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

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  7. +4 This is really great idea! If everyone feels that they can change the world, then maybe we will.
    +4 I'm a follower.
    +2 Your on my blogroll.
    +4 I checked out all of your blogs.

    Sophie

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  8. +4 Awesome site and premise...I can't wait to find out more- so exciting! It's a wonderful feeling to focus on the well-being of others for a change. :)
    +4 I'm a follower
    +2 Added Living 5 to my blogroll
    +2 Tweeted about Living 5 with a link
    +4 Moseyed through all authors websites/blogs

    Cate
    sparrowreview@yahoo.com

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  9. I'm excited because this could bring attention to great charities and benefits. It's a very original idea. :)

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  10. +4 Commented above.
    +3 Follwoing LYF via RSS
    +2 Tweeted about it (@omgitswendy)
    +4 Checked out all of your blogs (Becca's on my blogroll already!)

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  11. Hello, Fivers!

    D. D. Scott here!

    What a fabulous concept! I'd be honored to be one of your inaugural Honorary Fivers!

    At the top of my list is my new vegan lifestyle. After much research, I've been horrified by how animals are treated to get food to our tables...food that isn't even good for our bodies. This is now at the top of my Fivers list.

    Best of luck to all of you in this fabulous endeavor!

    Let me know what I can do to help!

    Sexy, Sassy, Smart Fiver Wishes --- D. D. Scott
    http://www.DDScott.com
    http://twitter.com/ddscottromcom

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  12. I am excited about living ym five because it makes me more thankful for what I have and reminds me to step outside myself! Aimee - acirucci(at)gmail.com

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  13. I'm excited about this because sometimes it's not enough to just write books for kids- kids are still going home hungry, and this is a great opportunity to enlist folks in the campaign to end hunger. Seriously- 75 bucks for weekend food for one kid all year, it's not that much. www.blessingsinabackpack

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  14. +4 I am excited about Living Your Five because
    it is amazing to see others coming to together to make a difference. Even if it is something small, it is a difference to someone.
    +4 Following
    +3 added to RSS feed
    +3 blogged about it
    http://neverendingshelf.blogspot.com/2009/08/follow-your-five.html
    +2 added to my blog roll
    +2 tweeted
    http://twitter.com/neshelf/status/3512437642
    +1 Checked out Kay Cassidy's site and blog
    +1 Checked out Alyson Noel's site and blog
    +1 Checked out Tera Lynn Childs' site and blog
    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's site and blog

    Total:22

    Kate
    neverendingshelf@gmail.com

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  15. +4 It sounds like a really awesome idea that would work. It promotes change that is needed.
    +2 I tweeted!
    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog... yup!

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  16. Fab concept! Congratulations on such a great idea. )

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  17. WOW. This is a really, really amazing contest!:) It would be like a dream come true to be able to win this, but I really really hope I do!!:)
    +4 I'm really excited about this site! I can't wait to see what's in store for us, and how Living Your Five will be able to change the world!!
    +4 I follow via google friend connect:)
    +4 I checked out the Fiver's blogs and websites, although I think Kay Cassidy's website is not available, I think? Or maybe it's just my crappy internet, I'm not really sure:D
    Anyway, that's all, thank you very very much for holding this wonderful contest!!:)

    sylvia_uy4@yahoo.com

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  18. Wait, wait!! I just checked Kay Cassidy's website again, and it's there!! Tsk,tsk.. the crappy internet:)

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  19. +4 What a beautiful project you girls have embarked upon! There is so much we can do as individuals to help create change in this world and if we collectively channel our positive energies and intentions, there are no limits to what we can do. I am very excited to be apart of this and see it develop, huge kudos to you all!

    +4 Following on Google Connect
    +3 Following on RSS feed
    +2 Tweeted at @peacelovevegan
    +4 Checked out all your wonderful sites and blogs!

    Brodie
    hanging.by.a.moment_@hotmail.com

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  20. +4 Comment: What a wonderful project. I'm so excited that you're bringing everyone together for a good cause.
    +4 I followed with GoogleFriend Connect
    +3 I followed via RSS
    +2 I tweeted at https://twitter.com/jpetroroy/status/3513367069
    +1 x4 I looked at all the sites and blogs!

    THanks!
    JenP
    jpetroroy@gmail.com

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  21. +4 this looks like a great idea. Looking forward to talking to others about what we want to do to make a difference.
    +4 following on Google Connect
    +3 Mentioned Living Your Five on my post for today!
    +2 added you to my blogroll
    +4 checked out all your websites/blogs!
    __
    Total: 17

    Amazing contest, thank you!

    Kelsey
    kelseythebookscout@gmail.com
    (:

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  22. +4 I'm excited about Living Your Five because I think it'll be a cool place to gather people who want to make the world a better place. I really look forward to seeing each and everyone's Five and why those are important to them.

    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
    +3 Mention Living Your Five on blog: http://serenehours.blogspot.com/2009/08/in-my-mailbox-31.html
    +2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll
    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com (serenehours)
    +4 Check the websites as well as the blogs.

    Thanks for letting me know about this and good luck with the site ^^

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  24. +4 Comment below to share why you're excited about Living Your Five

    I'd love to do sth for my local library, cause libraries here are't as well stocked as are the one in the US. Also sth for kids like me and younger. To tell them that it's not all about the peer pressure, but also you can do things on your own, and at the end of the day just lay in bed reading a good book.
    AND, to make little kids read more, I have 2 younger brothers who spend a lot of hs in front of the computer, and they could be doing sth else, sth more active.
    Maybe try and help them before I go away to college next year.

    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect

    +3 Follow Living Your Five via RSS

    +3 Mention Living Your Five on your blog

    +2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll
    http://theclockmonkey2.blogspot.com/

    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com (be sure to use the #fivers hashtag!)
    (@EllaPress)

    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog
    (I love them all, especially Alison's Immortals site, where you can play with a pic of yourself!)

    Total: 22

    Can't wait to see what cool things you'll be showing us!

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  25. +4 Comment below to share why you're excited about Living Your Five:
    I'm excited because this could really benefit charities. It's a positive way to encourage helping out! This is a FANTASTIC idea!

    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect

    +3 Follow Living Your Five via RSS

    +3 Mention Living Your Five on your blog:
    http://theundercoverbooklover.blogspot.com/2009/08/living-your-five.html

    +2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll:
    http://theundercoverbooklover.blogspot.com

    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com with hashtag

    My twitter is: @ReggieWrites It's twittered over here:
    http://twitter.com/ReggieWrites/status/3513629019

    +4 Checked out all the websites and blogs! All are FANTASTIC!!!

    This is such a wonderful project! Be proud!

    Reggie :-)
    regietc@gmail.com

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  26. +4 Comment - It is so easy to become apathetic about the world we live in and forget that we can each make a difference I am thrilled to see this project and hope it will give me a push in the right direction

    +4 Following

    +3 Mentioned on my blog http://itsjustmejenn.blogspot.com/

    +2 Added to blogroll

    +2 Tweeted (JennM14)

    +1 Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    (+19 yay!)

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  27. +4 I'm so excited to have an opportunity to work with some amazing people to make a difference for others!

    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect

    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com (be sure to use the #fivers hashtag!)

    +4 Checked out all websites and blogs

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  28. +4 Living Your Five sounds like an awesome step in the right direction. I'm excited to see people that readers look up to taking a stand and helping us improve ourselves. Very cool.

    +4 Following Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
    +3 Following Living Your Five via RSS on Google Reader
    +3 Mentioned Living Your Five on my blog
    +2 Added Living Your Five to my blogroll
    +2 Tweeted about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com
    +1 Checked out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog (new follower)(the LINK to Kay's web site doens't work! There's extra text!)
    +1 Checked out Alyson Noel's web site and blog (already been there a ton!)
    +1 Checked out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog (new follower)
    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog (already been there a ton!)

    22 points total. :) Great contest. Great everything!

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  29. +4 I'm excited because it's good to know that I'm puttin myself ot there to help the people around me and not just sitting with my arms folded.
    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
    +3 Follow Living Your Five via RSS
    +3 Mentioned Living Your Five on blog prodelektric.blogspot.com
    +2 Added Living Your Five to blogroll
    +2 Tweeted about Living Your Five (ProdElektra)
    +1 Checked out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    prodhi@live.com

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  30. +4 I'm excited about Living Your Five because I think it's an amazing idea and think it really could help us improve ourselves and our worlds
    +4 Following Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
    +3 Following Living Your Five via RSS
    +3 Mentioned Living Your Five on blog (http://aflightofminds.blogspot.com/2009/08/so-you-say-theres-contests-eh.html)
    +2 Added Living Your Five to blogroll
    +2 Tweeted about Living Your Five: http://twitter.com/aflightofminds/status/3513076933
    +1 Checked out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    Total points: 22

    Thanks!
    Alex (& Lauren) at aflightofminds(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. +4 Great idea! What a great way to help others!
    +4 Following via Google Friend
    +3 Following via RSS
    +3 Mentioned LYF on my blog http://randomlyjenniesimpson.blogspot.com/
    +2 Added LYF to blogroll
    +1 Checked out Kay Cassidy's web and blog (web link didn't work)
    +1 Checked out Alyson Noel's web and blog
    +1 Checked out Lynn Child's web and blog
    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's web and blog

    Total points: 20

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  32. I'm excited about Living Your Five because every person can make a difference, but with synergy the results becomes exponential! This is HUGE, and I'm proud to be a part of it.
    -Elizabeth Fais

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  33. Wonderful site, Kay, and amazing concept. I look forward to watching this site build into a powerful and wondrous force for positive change!

    Hooray for you all!

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  34. Thanks to everyone who has commented so far! I fixed the link, so thanks for that heads-up as well. :-) Here's to Living Our Five!

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  35. This is a great idea!

    +4 Comment below to share why you're excited about Living Your Five:
    I'm excited to make a difference by changing just five little things and seeing how it all works from there, exponentially!

    +1 I checked out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog

    +1 I checked out Alyson Noel's web site and blog

    +1 I checked out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog

    +1 I checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    geekettesarbear(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. +4 I'm excited about Living Your Five because it gives me a chance to decide what I care about most, and perhaps even set some goals for myself. School is starting up again, and this might give me a chance to do things for myself/the community which could help me de-stress.

    +4 I'm a follower via Google Friend Connect

    +3 I mentioned Living Your Five on my blog here: http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/2009/08/what-are-you-reading-live-your-five.html

    +2 Tweeted about Living Your Five (I'm @cornucopiaofluv)

    +1 I've already checked out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog, and read about how she created the fun Scavenger Hunt for librarians.

    +1 I checked out Alyson Noel's web site and blog, and I didn't know she had written a book for adults! I'm also really excited about Shadowland, which has an awesome cover! Yay November :)

    +1 I checked outLynn Childs' web site and blog, and I definitely need to read her books. I love Greek Mythology, and just bought myself a copy of Oh. My. Gods. I also liked her post about her trip to NYC, I need to go there (I'm only a few hours away, too...hmm why haven't I).

    +1 Of course, I also checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog. How excited am I for Hush, Hush? Pretty excited! I've been hearing amazing things about it.

    -Lizzy
    Cornucopiaofreviews@gmail.com

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  37. I'm mostly excited because I'm always behind important events, causes, and other things that I know I should know about. I think that Living Your Five can spark something that makes me go out of my to stay with the current events.

    I'm a follower via Google

    Added to blogroll

    I've checked out all 4 author sites! I love Becca's character images, dying to see more!

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  38. Great idea! You are right on track. I love the fact that it betters our communities and the world. I'm on board 100%.

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  39. +4 I've always wanted to help somehow and with this I know I'll find out how and actually do it.
    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
    +2 Addded to blogroll
    +2 Tweeted (@kelseybee17)
    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    =16

    Thanks!

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  40. +4 I'm so excited about this website and I love how the winner gets a donation to the charity of his choice (among other great prizes)!!
    +4 Follow via google connect
    +2 Added to my blogroll
    +2 Tweeted @bookbutterfly9
    +1 checked out Kay's blog
    +1 checked out Alyson's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Tera Lyn Child's website and blog
    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog!
    =12

    Thanks!!

    Kim
    bookbutterfly9@gmail.com

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  41. What a fabulous idea! I'm really looking forward to reading this blog. :)

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  42. Wonderful idea--taking those steps to make a difference. I can't wait to read about all of your fivers!

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  43. This sounds amazing! What I love about it, is it's something I can share with my students and encourage them to live their five. I teach 7th graders, so they are at a time in their life where helping them find their focus, their passion is so important! Thank you for this!


    +4 Commented
    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
    +3 Follow Living Your Five via RSS
    +3 Mention Living Your Five on your blog
    +2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll
    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com
    +1 Checked out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    http://owlforya.blogspot.com

    foltzsfantasticbooks(gmail)dot(com)

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  44. +4 Comment below to share why you're excited about Living Your Five
    This is such an amazing site and concept! Love it!

    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
    HAHA did that before I even knew it was a contest!

    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog
    Checked them all out! Some I had already been to (Becca and Alyson) while the others were new for me!

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  45. Oops - twitter was under @justkeepreading

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  46. +4 This is such a fabulous idea!
    +4 I follow through Google Friend Connect
    +3 I mentioned Living For Five on my blog
    +2 I tweeted (MelaniesMusings)
    +1 Checked out Kay Cassidy's web and blog
    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's
    +1 Checked out Alyson's

    I can't wait to learn more about this project!

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  47. +4 Comment below - I think it's a great idea to find ways to share something with others -- I look forward to seeing what comes of it all!
    +4 Follow Living Your Five -- I'm a follower.
    +3 Follow Living Your Five via RSS
    +3 Here's the posting on my blog: Link.
    +2 Add Living Your Five -- done :)
    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com -- will do soon (I'll let you know when I complete it)
    (be sure to use the #fivers hashtag!)
    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog -- will do soon
    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog -- soon
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog -- soon
    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog -- done (where I came from)

    =13 so far -- will come back and have the total soon :)

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  48. +4 I am excited to live my five because i want to make a difference on our planet!

    +4 I'm following Living Your Five via google friend connect.

    +4 I checked all of your sites and blogs and love them all especially how Kay does the great scavenger hunt contest,how Tera has the goddess quiz (btw I got artemis which was all d's!), how Alyson has the aura globe where u can put your face (mine was yellow), and I am now going to buy hush hush by Becca Fitzpatrick!.

    +2 I tweeted about living your five with a link to the website (@taylort20).

    +3 I mentioned Living Your Five on my blog (http://tori-7.blogspot.com/).

    +2 I added Living Your Five to my blogroll.

    +3 I added Living Your Five to my rss feed
    which all adds up to.....
    22 points!

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  49. +4 This is an amazing opportunity to get people involved in doing something that has the potential to benefit so many people!

    +4 I'm a follower through Google Friend Connect

    +1 I'm a follower of Alyson's blog, and checked out her site

    +1 Also of Becca's blog, and I checked out her site too!

    = +10

    pepsivanilla14(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. +4 Comment: This is an awesome idea and the website looks great! I've always been about changing the world, especially for today's children & teen.
    +4 Follow via Google Friend Connect
    +2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll: http://raeweakly.blogspot.com/ under Hip Blogs
    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five: http://twitter.com/raewea
    +1 Check out Kay's web site/blog
    +1 Check out Alyson's web site/blog
    +1 Check out Tera' web site/blog
    +1 Check out Becca's web site/blog

    = +16

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  51. this is awesome.
    i'm excited.
    so so so so excited.
    you guys are amazing.

    +4 Comment below to share why you're excited about Living Your Five
    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog
    =8

    I also became a follower, not sure if that's any points.

    ~robby
    runningforamsterdam @ hotmail . com

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  52. Added the RSS, Tweeted (robinprehn), and checked out all the blogs -- everything looks great :)

    Total now = 22

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  53. I'm following. +3

    shutupjessicasreading(at)gmail(dot)com
    Jessica

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  54. What a great cause! Way to pass along the passion :)
    I'm excited to be a part of such an inspirational idea. My five that I cant wait to share:
    Writing, Dancing, Music, Animal Rescue, and Natural Health
    (I wanted to choose chocolate but I wasn't sure if that counted.)

    4-Comment
    4-Follow via Google
    3-mentioned on blog
    2-Tweeted
    2-Blogrolled Fivers
    4-Checked out all founders blogs

    Yay for Fivers!

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  55. +4 This is an awesome idea and a great way to reach a lot of people. Helping the world and others is always great, and having a community to share stories of doing so with makes it even more exciting.

    +4 Follow via Google Friend Connect

    lookaftermyheart1901(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. i'm excited about living your five because its a great idea and its going to be a fun helping helping other people.

    +4 comment
    +3 mention on my blog http://bookworm1-books.blogspot.com/
    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog
    = 11

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  57. Im excited about living my five because its a good feeling to know that Im helping other people and not just thinking about myself and what I want to change. I am actually helping others and changing their lives. Plus. the Fivers are truly amazing women and I am glad to be a part of this change with them.

    +4 I commented about why I am excited about living my Five
    +2 I Tweeted about Five
    +4 I checked out the Fivers sites and blogs
    =10

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  58. What a wonderful idea.
    I have to say that this has just come along at the right moment in time. The entire country seems to have a more positve vibe as of late. I have strong feelings about amimal rescue.
    The poor animals can't do anything to help themselves. They live at our mercy.
    I am ready to have a positive impact on my little part of the world.

    +4 Followed!
    +2 Blogrolled!
    +2 Tweeted (@pasiveagressiva)
    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog
    +4 I commented about why I am excited about living my Five

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  59. Yeah! Time to be change! I'm always taking these quizzes that end up telling me that I'm not happy with the way things are - kind of a fight the man thing. And it's true, if I'm not happy with things, I should make them change. Here it goes!

    +4 Comment
    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five
    +4 Check out Kay Cassidy's and Alyson Noel's and Tera Lynn Childs' and Becca Fitzpatrick's web sites and blogs

    Great idea!
    Thanks!
    Cari
    neohippy10 hotmail

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  60. +4 I think it's very inspiring! I became a vegetarian at New Year's, and there are 2 charities I support, but this is the kick in the pants I need to learn about others. I can't wait to see what ideas you all have!

    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
    +3 Follow Living Your Five via RSS
    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five (jessica_shea)
    +4 Checked out all 4 blogs (already followed Kay's and Becca's!)
    = 17

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  61. What a wonderful idea. I truly believe there are problems we can solve by working together passionately. I've become much more green in the past year--and little things, if a LOT of us do them, can change the world.

    Jane Myers Perrine

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  62. 8 points!

    I tweeted, added you to my blogroll and commented here! I think this is a fabulous idea! I hope that it helps you get your message out into the world!!!

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  63. +4 I'm so excited for this because if we all do something small, it will really add up.

    +4 Follow via Google Friend Connect
    +4 checked out blogs

    McKenzie mac.attack17(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. +4 I'm excited about Living My Five, because I think together we can all make a difference and that's what is needed right now. Brava for coming up with this awesome idea!

    +4 Following via Google Friend Connect
    +3 Follow Living Your Five via RSS
    +3 Added Living Your Five on my blog
    +2 Added to the blogroll!
    +2 Tweeted wit the #fivers hashtag
    +1 Checked out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    Total: 22

    writersblockreviews(@) gmail (.) com

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  65. +3 I also follow via RSS

    McKenzie
    mac.attack17(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. Terrific idea - love it! I think people often underestimate the impact each individual can have. Imagine how awesome it will be when all us new Fivers start being more intentional about making a difference in the areas we're passionate about! (Yes, this is why I'm excited about living my five! +4 And I'm following via RSS +3 and I'm off to tweet about it +2... total of 9)

    Thanks for taking the initiative to start this. Good luck with it!

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  67. +4 I'm excited about Living Your Five because with all the bad things going on in the world, I feel like a lot of forget that there is still a lot of good that can be done. Plus this is a complete booster kick and encouragement for people to jump on the bandwagon to do so!

    +4 Following

    +2 Tweet: @JYTBB

    +4 checked out all four blogs and sites =D

    Amber
    sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  68. +4 I'm excited because I love doing things for other people and I think that this will really make a difference.
    +2 Add Living Your Five to my blogroll
    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    booklovergal12@hotmail.com

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  69. +4 This is such a great idea! We can all help out by just doing small things--and it feels good! :)

    +2 I tweeted about Living Your Five
    +4 I checked out all four author blogs
    +3 And I blogged about Living Your Five http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com/2009/08/living-your-five.html


    Total points=13

    Andrea
    belle2211(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. +4 This is a wonderful idea! I am excited to be a part of this because my involvement with have a postive impact on me and those around me.
    +3 following
    +3 mentioned on my blog
    http://ellzreadz.blogspot.com/
    +2 added to my blog roll
    +4 I checked out all the sites and blogs
    (I recognize some new releases!) :)

    Total points...16
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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  71. Paying it forward and trying to change the world one person at a time is a wonderful idea... I can't wait to be apart of this great movement...

    +4 commented on this blog...
    +4 following u on google
    +3 my blog http://babycatscritique.blogspot.com/
    +2 add it to my blogroll
    +2 tweeted about it...ginger_katie
    +4 I commented on everyone's blogs
    (So happy I did 2. I just learned about HUSH HUSH can't wait until 10/13/09 now...)

    Good luck to everyone...

    Have a great week:)
    Caitlin

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  72. (+4) This is such an awesome idea, thank you ladies so much for getting this together!

    (+2) Re-tweeted contest (@texaspixie)

    (+4) Checked out the other ladies blogs. :)

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  73. What a great idea! I'm really excited about this, especially because I've started a ton of time-sucks recently. I just got a job and am working towards my license, plus school and blogging and reading and writing, and AAAH! *hides* So it's nice to have something to remind me, that, hey! There are things in your life that you love. And I'll try and remember those when I'm in my next horrendously boring three-hour driving class session. :)

    +4 for the exciting comment bit.
    and +1 each for checking out the websites/blogs. I LOVE me some author blogs.

    So that's 8 total. :) Thanks for the fabulous idea, ladies!

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  74. I am excited for the sekrit project that is not sekrit anymore because 1) IT'S NO LONGER A SEKRIT! 2) all the authors involved rock and 3) it's a supa festive idea. :D Lurve it! (+4)

    And I have followed the blog! :D (+4)

    And checked out all you lovely authors' websites, again. (: (+4)

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  75. +4 This is a really great project. Using literature to change the world is something I aspire to do, and I'm on board with any project that's trying to do that!
    +4 following with google
    +3 mentioned at the end of this post:

    http://taste-life-twice.blogspot.com/2009/08/review-if-you-come-softly-by-jacqueline.html

    +2 added to my blogroll
    +2 tweeted
    +1 checked out and now following Kay
    +1 same goes for Alyson
    +1 and Tera
    +1 and Becca

    total of +19

    tashiluvsu@live.com

    P.S. All of the blogs had cute layouts, but I especially love becca's black and white header.

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  76. +4 Commented here
    +4 I Follow Living Your Five via Google
    +3 Mention Living Your Five on my blog: http://entrelibelulas.blogspot.com/
    +2 Add it to my blogroll
    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five: http://twitter.com/Libelula89/status/3550005935
    +1 Checked out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    This is awesome!!!
    --Mariana
    sarima89@gmail.com

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  77. I am excited because I think this might make teen readers think more. Narcissism in on a raise and this could help decrease the growing rate
    +4 Commented here
    +4 I Follow Living Your Five via Google
    +1 Checked out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog
    cindysku07@aol.com

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  78. So, here I am.
    Here's my comment (4).
    I follow (4).
    You're on my blog roll (2).
    Here's the post where I mentioned Living Your Five http://readersrandomramblings.blogspot.com/2009/08/living-your-five.html (3).
    Lots of entries for me! It would be great to win a prize, but I'm just excited about being involved!
    c_fjones(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  79. +4I am excited about living your five because like I said in my post I believe it is important for people who have influence to use it in a positive way like you ladies are doing so great job!

    +7 I follow through Google and Rss
    +2 you're on my blog roll
    +3 here is my post http://mariah-readingadventure.blogspot.com/2009/08/living-your-five.html
    +4 I visited all of your websites/blogs and they all in their own ways are fun and exciting!

    awesome contest! and website!

    silverbookgirl[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  80. +4 I love the idea of helping others. And to have positive influences in our lives.

    +4 follow you

    +3 Mention Living Your Five on your blog

    http://bookworm411.blogspot.com/2009/08/living-your-five.html

    +4 checled out all the blog and websites . Which are all cute and amazing.

    Megan
    bookworm8675309@yahoo.com

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  81. What an amazing initiative. People forget how much the simple things can change lives, and the world. For instance, the company I work for is helping with the Power IT Down Day initiative {http://hp.com/go/poweritdown} - an easy way to help the environment and save money.

    I think everyone should embrace their five, and I'm going to start now. Thanks for sharing!

    As for the points:
    +4 Comment below to share why you're excited about Living Your Five
    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
    +3 Mention Living Your Five on your blog
    {http://samantha-elliott.blogspot.com}
    +2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll
    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com
    {@sam_elliott}

    Total: 15!

    samantha [dot] elliott [at] gmail [dot] com

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  82. Alyson,

    I LOVE your five! I live by the saying "Be the change you want in the world" and it sounds to me that you do just that as well!

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  83. +4 LYF sounds awesome. I'm happy to see you using your influence to make the world a little bit better of a place.
    +4 checked out all the websites and blogs
    +4 following LYF via Google Friend Connect

    katiesbookshelf@ymail.com

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  84. +4 I love the idea of living your five and I'm excited about it because the idea that everyone in this world can make a difference is something I've believed for a long time. Every little thing we do can help. No matter how small, everything matters.
    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
    +3 Follow Living Your Five via RSS
    +3 Mention Living Your Five on your blog
    http://booklover07202.blogspot.com/2009/08/more-contests-galore.html
    +2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll
    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com
    (be sure to use the #fivers hashtag!)
    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    Ok I did them all!! :)

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  85. This is some inspiring stuff! Hopefully more and more people will join in and we can all truly make a difference together!

    +4 comment
    +4 Follow through Google

    Sherry

    dragonbladz14@hotmail.com

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  86. +4 I'm excited to see anyone make a difference in the world. It's great seeing the author's I love committing to that. It definitely is motivating me to try to Live my own Five. :)
    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
    +3 Follow Living Your Five via RSS
    +3 Mention Living Your Five on your blog
    http://www.bookworminginthe21stcentury.com/2009/08/living-you-five.html
    +2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll (http://www.bookworminginthe21stcentury.com/)
    +2 Tweeted http://twitter.com/bookgoil/status/3569765104
    +1 Checked out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    +22 points :)

    bittahsweetharmony@yahoo.com

    P.S. you guys are awesome! :)

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  87. Wow Kay - thanks for thinking of me! While I was reading this post I actually had an "aha moment" on an issue that has been concerning me about an upcoming mission trip I will be on in November. I suddenly knew by reading about Living Your Five that I had a solution to this potential dilemma that has been haunting me... I actually had to write it down before finishing reading and I think I can use this in my meeting to prep the team. WOW.

    +4 My Comment is above on sharing why I am excited about Living my Five

    +4 I am following on Google

    +3 I am following Living Your Five via RSS

    +3 I am posting about this on my blog

    +2 I have added Living Your Five to my blogroll

    +2 I have tweeted about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com

    +1 I did check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog

    +1 I did check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog

    +1 I did check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog

    +1 I did check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    Total points: 22

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  88. +4 I'm excited about Living Your Five because it will give me the motivation I need to actually do something to make a difference in the world instead of just thinking about it.

    +4 Following via Google Friend Connect

    +3 Following via RSS

    +3 Blogged HERE

    +2 Added to my blogroll under People To See

    +2 TWEET

    +1 Checked out Kay Cassidy's website and blog

    +1 Checked out Alyson Noel's website and blog

    +1 Checked out Tera Lynn Childs' website and blog

    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's website and blog

    Total Points: 22

    lelou2 AT ymail DOT com

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  90. +4 I like this initiative a lot, I think that it is better to start doing small things, because the world nor the people will change from one day to the next.

    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect

    +2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll

    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    Upss, forgot the points
    Total: 14


    sheere.dry@gmail.com

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  91. +2 add living your 5 to blogroll

    +1 check out Kay Cassidys web site and blog
    +1 Cheack out Alyson Noel's web and blog
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs web site and blog
    +1 check out Becca Fitzpatricks web site and blog

    shinagawa324@hotmail.com

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  92. +4 Comment below to share why you're excited about Living Your Five: I’m really excited about this idea because maybe if enough people hear about and read this site they’ll start living there own five. Therefore, making the world a possible better place.

    +4 I Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect

    +3 I Follow Living Your Five via RSS

    +3 I mentioned Living Your Five on your blog: http://laurenscrammedbookshelf.blogspot.com/2009/08/awesome-new-site.html

    +2 I Added Living Your Five to your blogroll: http://laurenscrammedbookshelf.blogspot.com/ under my “ Blogs I Love” list.

    +2 for Tweeting ( from Lauren817) about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com and used the #fivers hash tag.

    +4 for checking out all of your sites and blog which I already follow through Google Reader.

    Lauren
    laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com

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  93. This is just an awesome idea! I can't tell you how often I think of trying to do something that will help others but not really coming up with anything. This idea will inspire me with my own five, and give me the incentive to keep at it! Brilliant! (+4)

    I follow Living Your Five on Google Friends Connect. (+4)

    I have blogged about Living Your Five (+3):
    http://jo-scrawls.blogspot.com/2009/08/are-you-living-your-five.html

    Living Your Five has been added to my blogroll - can be seen while checking above url (+2)

    Tweeted about Living Your Five (+2):
    http://twitter.com/jo_scrawls/status/3584607985

    I now follow the blogs of Kay Cassidy, Alyson Noel, Tera Lynn Childs, and Becca Fitzpatrick (+4).

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  94. +4 Comment:

    I'm excited, because it will make me (and others) pause and think about what one person can do to make life better - I still will have to think about what I want my five to be...

    +3 Follow Living Your Five via RSS

    +2 Added Living Your Five to my blogroll

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  95. This is such an AWESOME giveaway.

    +4 I'm excited about Living Your 5 because I believe anything that encourages others to do better in the world is worth getting excited about.

    +4 Follow Living Your Five

    +2 on BlogRoll: http://thebookpixie.blogspot.com/

    +2 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/thebookpixie/status/3586153133

    +4 Checked out all websites and blogs. :D

    ~Briana
    thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  96. Okay, I'm really hoping my comment goes through this time! =D

    +4 I'm so psyched for Living Your Five, simply because there's so much we can change in the world. Now, especially, with both heightened awareness and no concept of geography, thanks to modern technology. And because it's our world, and we're going to live in it... so it's our job to make it as awesome as it can be! =D
    +3 Following via RSS (Bloglines)
    +3 Mentioned it at my blog (click on my name)
    +2 Added to my blogroll
    +2 Just tweeted! #fiver
    +4 I'm an old-time lurker on all your websites and blogs! =D

    mya DOT rooney AT gmail DOT com

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  97. +4 Comment below to share why you're excited about Living Your Five

    -I'm excited because I love so many charities and care about a lot of different things, so it'll be nice to try and focus that on certain ideas like childhood cancer and GLBTQ rights, etc. etc.



    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect

    -I am following!!

    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com
    (be sure to use the #fivers hashtag!)

    tweet: http://twitter.com/ShootingStarMag/status/3592093594

    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog

    -yep

    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog

    -yep


    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog

    -yep

    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    -yep


    What fun, I love the idea!
    -Lauren

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  98. +4 Comment below to share why you're excited about Living Your Five
    such a great way to make a difference. and u guys already have great ideas and theres so many ppl already following and coming together to try to make a difference in the world

    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect

    +2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll

    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog

    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog

    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog

    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

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  99. +4 Comment below to share why you're excited about Living Your Five - I am so excited about LYF because I try to be that change everyday, even though it is hard some days. But I think that the idea of this has a such a global scale and really, it can have such an impact on anyone's life.
    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect - done!
    +3 Follow Living Your Five via RSS - done!
    +3 Mention Living Your Five on your blog - http://book.always-try.net/?p=59
    +2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll - done
    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com - http://twitter.com/lunaimper/statuses/3594522994
    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog - done!
    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog - done!
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog - done!
    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog - done!

    Believe that's everything! I am so excited about LYF!

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  100. +4 Comment below to share why you're excited about Living Your Five: I think Living Your Five is wicked inspirational. Everyone has the ability to change someone's life, just by doing something nice. I think this is awesome.

    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect

    +3 Follow Living Your Five via RSS: I'm pretty sure I'm following you guys via RSS.

    +3 Mention Living Your Five on your blog
    (check out any of our blogs today for the official announcement - permission granted to forward!): http://wickedgoodbooks.blogspot.com/2009/08/check-out-living-your-five-website.html

    +2 Add Living Your Five to your blogroll
    +2 Tweet about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com
    (be sure to use the #fivers hashtag!): http://twitter.com/Bianca1946/status/3596563256
    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog
    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog
    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    Again, I think this is simply amazing!

    infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com
    Bianca

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  101. +4 This something I've wanted to do for a while now but never really sat down to commit to it. Now I will.
    +4 Following via google
    +1 Checked out Tara Lynn Child's website and blog
    +1 Checked out Becca Fitzpatrick's website and blog
    +1 Checked out Alyson Noel's website and blog
    +1 Checked out Kay Cassidy's website and blog

    What a wonderful inspiring idea!

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  102. Here's my Living Your Five contest totals:

    +20 Commenting on Living Your Five (all five days this week)
    +3 Follow Five via RSS
    +3 Mention Five on my blog (in my Sunday Blogs2Follow)
    +2 Add Five to my blogroll
    +18 Tweet about Five w/link (did 9 times at 2 pts each)
    +4 Check out each Fiver's blog (did for all four at 1 pt each)

    Grand Total = 50 points

    Sexy, Sassy, Smart Fiver Wishes --- D. D. Scott
    http://www.DDScott.com
    http://twitter.com/ddscottromcom

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  103. This is a brilliant idea. I'm so excited to be a part of it! Thank you.

    +4 I love the fact that you're standing behind your names as authors to reach out to the world and make a difference and involving not only your fans but anyone who wants to be part of a change to better the world.
    +4 for following with Google
    +2 for tweeting with the hashtag #fivers
    +2 added to my blog roll
    +3 mentioned on my blog on the sidebar with a description and link
    +4 visited all of the authors fabulous sites

    19 points total

    rebeccalsutton@aol.com
    www.rebeccalsutton.com

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  104. +4 The kidlit community has always struck me as containing some of the nicest people ever. This seems like a terrific way to harness some of this energy to make the world a better place.
    +4 I'm a google follower.
    +3 I followed via RSS.
    +2 I tweeted. (carrharr)
    +4 I visited all the authors and commented and/or followed. Regardless of this contest, I'm happy to be introduced to your sites!

    Total: 17

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  105. Forgot to add that my total points is 12!

    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  106. +4 I'm excited because I'm always trying to do things to help out the world and this is just the thing I need to encourage me. I'm already working on ways to make MY difference.

    (This reminds me of a quote on a card I picked up at Busboys + Poets. It says "I am in the world to change the world."

    +4 I follow everyone's blog.

    I follow via Google Reader...does that count?

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  107. +4 I would love to live my five because then I'd feel like I have accomplished a great goal.

    +4 Follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect

    +3 Mention Living Your Five on your blog

    +2 Add Living Your Five to my blogroll

    +2 Tweeted @iheartbkgossip

    +1 Check out Kay Cassidy's web site and blog

    +1 Check out Alyson Noel's web site and blog

    +1 Check out Tera Lynn Childs' web site and blog

    +1 Check out Becca Fitzpatrick's web site and blog

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

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  108. +4 If I start saying how much I love this idea, I'd go on forever and forever. I'll give you one reason: we make the lives we live, but that doesn't mean you can't help other people with their lives too. This is a FATNASTIC idea!
    +4 I follow Living Your Five via Google Friend Connect
    +3 I posted about your awesome site over at my blog: http://thedreamereader.blogspot.com/2009/08/this-site-epic-awesome.html
    +2 I tweeted about Living Your Five with a link to LivingYourFive.com

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  109. A day late and a dollar short- IF I were still elig:
    +4 Checked out all blogs
    +2 added to blogroll
    +4 trying to live my five
    +3 mention on blog

    13 total.
    lmilstead22@gmail.com

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  110. This is a great idea! Perhaps I can get my students to create a "Classroom Living Five"?! That could be really amazing! Thank you for inspiring us all with your actions and your words!

    Danesa Jepson

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  111. tht is a great idea i think i want to do tht

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  112. I think this website is amazing! So many authors devote too much time to talking about fashion, how much money they have and spend, or whatever superficial thing is popular at the moment. All that's fine in moderation, but I think it's important to use your voice and influence to make a difference in this world. You rock for doing this!

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