Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond Gives Away Mixers, 43,000 Commenters Clamor For Them

A couple months ago, I started reading The Pioneer Woman blog. It’s run by a woman named Ree Drummond, who has a cowboy for a husband, and a crew of kids, and lives on a ranch in Oklahoma. She’s like Dooce, but not so cranky. She writes about her life, and posts photographs, and blogs about cooking. By doing this, she’s gotten famous and successful. Currently, her life is being turned into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon, and she’s written a cookbook. Supposedly, her blog gets in the neighborhood of 13 million page views a month. So I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when, recently, she wrote a post in which she was giving away three candy apple red Kitchen Aid mixers. It retails for up to $400. To enter to win, all you had to do was a post a comment in which you stated your level of happiness on a scale of one to 10. That give-away post got nearly 43,000 comments. I don’t know how many comments the most commented-on post on The Frisky has gotten, but I know it’s not 43,000 (although we haven’t started giving away mixers — yet). That that many people wanted a free mixer has boggled my mind. It just seems strange to me. A mixer? Really? Enlighten me, girls. [The Pioneer Woman]