Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2nd post today!

Has anyone noticed that we are slowly but surely getting closer to my 120th post giveaway? I think not. Do I need to ease up on the rules a little? Why don't I do just that? Firstly, let me explain the giveaway. My initial reason was to both celebrate my blog, and to bring new people into it. I have no concrete prize to tell you about yet. It's not going to be a big prize, nor are there going to be multiple prizes. I'm sorry, but we just cannot afford it on one income. Some of the prize will come from my own collection. The rest will be new, and bought by me. Okay, onto new and slightly relaxed rules!

1) Must be a blog follower through both 'followers' and 'bloglovin'
2) Must live in CONUS, sorry to all the followers who live in other countries, but again, I just can't afford the postage.
3) Must post one comment on my blog, either prior to now, or before 120th post.
5) If you have a blog, you must post about my giveaway on your blog, and send me the link.
6) If you don't have a blog of your own, then I want 2 comments posted on my blog instead of one, and you must introduce one new follower to my blog who will follow through either 'followers' or 'bloglovin'. You must tell me who they are, so I can clarify with them whether them joining my blog was through you.

Personally, I don't think this is too much to ask:
-If you're already a follower, it takes 5 seconds to also join through bloglovin.
-It takes maybe a minute to post a comment. If you've already done so, then this is a moot point!
- If you're a blogger yourself it takes 10 seconds to cut and paste this post to your blog, and another minute to add an explanation at the bottom.
-If you not a blogger, just add one more minute for your second post. We all have loads of cyber pals now, it'll take you another minute or too to find someone to follow my blog. If you're reading my blog, you're already into nail polish.  If you're into nail polish, I bet my arse you're a member of some kind of nail polish forum, or club, or MUA or whatever.

Even though I know you're all busy, it's not going to take a huge chunk out of your personal time to fill the requirements!

I'm doing this for all of us. Come on people bring fun into it! Spread the news! There's nothing better than receiving free stuff!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Pennie,

    I hope you don't mind my input on why you may not have many entries.

    Forcing people to follow seems pretty pointless. Most of those people don't come back to read what you've said. My Google Reader is filled with a bunch of blogs whose giveaways I've entered. I don't remember the last time I even checked my reader, other than to clear all the pesky notifications.

    I have a Bloglovin' account, but I don't use it. Same thing applies to GFC. I don't ever check it. If I didn't have a Bloglovin' account, I wouldn't sign up to use it. No need in signing up just to put my name on for a giveaway that I might not even win.

    I don't post about giveaways on my blog because, well, I just don't. I feel it clutters my content. I might tweet or Facebook giveaways, but not blog.

    I might introduce someone to a blog, but no way in hell am I going to force them, or beg them, to "follow" a blog. I think that is pointless. Someone should "follow" or "like" a blog/page/whatever because they genuinely like it/the content.

    Giveaways can be a great introducer to a blog, but they shouldn't be the reason why people comment, like, tweet, etc. Your content should be the reason why people follow or comment.

    And frankly, a giant grocery list of what I have to do to win this or that is a really big turnoff. Like you pointed out, I am busy, and it might not take that much time, but looking at all the things that are required makes me want to just close the tab. It makes the potential free stuff not that worth it.

    Hope that helps.