I am so excited to participate in the TOMS Books for Bloggers Program! Yesterday, I came home to a package waiting for me with the stylish TOMS sticker right on the front. Inside were two copies of Blake Mycoskie's new book, Start Something That Matters. One copy is for me to read, and the other I will be giving away to you! The giveaway will last for two weeks, which I will spend reading the book during my metro rides and any other time I find. At the end of the giveaway, I will post the winner as well as a review of what I thought of Start Something That Matters.

To enter the giveaway, you must:
1. Like my new Facebook page here.
2. Follow me on Twitter here
3. Write a comment below of what you hope to gain from the book.

Good luck and make sure to check back in two weeks! Also, read below for more info on the book and make sure to
watch the official video.

Love your work, work for what you love, and change the world—all at the same time. 
What matters most to you? Should you focus on earning a living, pursuing your passions, or devoting yourself to the causes that inspire you? The surprising truth is that you don’t have to choose—and that you’ll find more success if you don’t. That’s the breakthrough message of TOMS’ One for One movement. You don’t have to be rich to give back and you don’t have to retire to spend every day doing what you love. You can find profit, passion, and meaning all at once—right now.

In Start Something That Matters, Blake Mycoskie tells the story of TOMS, one of the fastest-growing shoe companies in the world, and combines it with lessons learned from such other innovative organizations as method, charity: water, FEED Projects, and TerraCycle. Blake presents the six simple keys for creating or transforming your own life and business, from discovering your core story to being resourceful without resources; from overcoming fear and doubt to incorporating giving into every aspect of your life. No matter what kind of change you’re considering, Start Something That Matters gives you the stories, ideas, and practical tips that can help you get started. 



  1. 1. Liked the Facebook
    2. Following you!
    3. I am a huge supporter of TOMS and Blake Mycoskie's vision. If I were to receive this book, I would hope that I would gain a new understanding of how my blogging/web presence can potentially positively impact others. Even with a small audience, I know reaching out and connecting with just one person can start the transformation. Blake is great at providing inspiration and perspective and I know this book will be a must read for anyone in the blogging as well as social media industry!

  2. Hey I had actually applied to do this as well and my books came in the mail today so I will have to retract my entry - thanks anyway!

  3. I am following you on facebook and twitter. I have always loved the TOMS brand, in large part because of the philanthropic work they do. I have wanted to read this book because it is always interesting to read the story behind a brand, and I think it would be a great source for personal inspiration as well.