I stumbled upon this fascinating blog event yesterday--just in time to get ready to participate.
It's apparently an International mingling of bloggers, by means of a blog giveaway event whereby people will go to your blog after January 19 and comment on the giveaway posting (the posting on that day stating what they can win by just posting) and then, on February 12, a winner is drawn (ior winners, as some will be giving away multiple items) and prizes mailed to the winner(s).
So, I thought, what a cool idea! I want to play, too!
I'm going to post my giveaway on Monday and join in the fun!
Here is more info about the event
here is info about the earlier events in 2007 and 2008