Just One Cookbook celebrates 8 year blog anniversary with first-ever reader survey and giveaway!
January 1 – Oshogatsu & JOC Blog Anniversary
January 1, 2019, marked Just One Cookbook’s 8 year blog anniversary. This year was especially special as my family and I got to spend Oshogatsu (Japanese New Year) with my parents and my brother who was visiting from Thailand where he lives.
Celebrating the biggest holiday in Japan with my entire family was a dream of mine for a long time as we live far from each other. We traveled to Yamanashi Prefecture the day before (New Year’s Eve) and spent the next two days to celebrate the New Years, enjoying the big feast, soaking onsen (hot springs), and seeing beautiful snow-capped Mt. Fuji.
It was truly a magical time, and I am fully recharged for what 2019 will bring to us!
JOC First-Ever Reader Survey
Every blog anniversary I celebrated with a giveaway, but this year, on top of the giveaway, I wanted to do something that would help my readers. For that, I created our first-ever reader survey so I can learn more about what YOU want to get from visiting Just One Cookbook.
If you have two minutes to spare, would you please fill it out? Your answers will provide valuable information for us to figure out the future of Just One Cookbook. Click here to fill out the survey!
8 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway – Win a $250 Amazon Gift Card (2 Winners) I asked JOC friends on Instagram Stories what gift would make their day, and many responded. Thank you for answering them! Some of you wish for sleeping in, an engagement, a trip to Japan…Well, I probably can’t grant you these, but you have my best wishes! Some of you wish for Japanese sweets, Japanese ceramics, a knife from Japan, bento box, tea set, matcha, tempura pot, stationery, and more. We can definitely do a giveaway on these items when we spend the summer in Japan. Please stay tuned. Some wish to cook with me or meet me in person. I am flattered! I can definitely find a way to meet you in person. Ping me! Some of you mentioned JOC swag… Actually, we’re checking different brands to see their quality. When it’s all good, we will definitely do a giveaway and put on our shop! And some of you said Japanese ingredients. Make sure to subscribe to my weekly newsletter. From this month onwards, I will randomly pick one person every month from the email list and send a Japanese ingredient that the winner cannot get locally. Now to grant most of your wishes, we decided to give away a $250 Amazon gift card or $250 cash via PayPal to 2 lucky winners! [Full Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by yours truly.] Thank you for being on this journey with us! You all make this blog so fun and make it possible for Mr. JOC and I do what we love together. We’re forever grateful and just can’t thank you enough. 🙂 Giveaway Rules: Two (2) winners will be selected via Pick Giveaway Winner Plugin and contacted via email, so please include a valid email address in the email address entry box (please double check your spelling!). This giveaway contest closes on Thursday, January 31, at 12 p.m. PST and is open to everyone worldwide. The winners are required to respond within 36 hours to claim the prize. How to Enter: Step 2 (Optional): Please fill out our first-ever Reader Survey and leave a separate comment below on this post.
Thank you for participating in the giveaway! The winners are…
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