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Revisions to my giveaways...

March 31, 2010
I feel like a ping pong ball, albeit one that's taking a while to traverse back to the original whacking paddle...

What am I talking about? Well... The experiment that is drey's library giveaways is moving on to the next stage: a bigger (!), better (hopefully!!), new and improved (crossing fingers!!!) thingamabob. I had to throw that in there somewhere, I've been jonesing to use that word for some reason... Yes, I'm wacko today!

Anyway... Changes. I like lists, so here we go:
  1. I'm removing the "follower" restriction on my giveaways. This means that you do not have to follow the blog, or on twitter, or on facebook's NetworkedBlogs. Of course, you're totally free to do so if you'd like, I LOVE seeing the counts go up. But. No longer necessary for giveaways. Unless specifically stated.
  2. I'm removing the forms for giveaways, too. While the forms are cool and all, I still have to do WORK: create form, post form, gather spreadsheet, tally up extra entries, put randomizer to work, post winners. Instead we'll be using the comments feature. 1 comment per person per giveaway. Extras will be deleted. Yes, this means that I'll have to monitor comments for duplicate entries, but it's still less work! And as comments are numbered, all I have to do is put randomizer to work. Et Voila! Now, to find a magical widget that'll take the randomizer output and post the winners for me... Hmm...
  3. Just 'cuz a 2-point list seems kinda pointless. But I had nothing else to add. So consider this a placeholder of some sort. I just don't know for what yet, or whether it'll be used at all. hoo boy, I'm really in a funky mood, eh?

Thank you for your patience whilst I figure out what's going on here on this ol' blog! I really appreciate your comments, visits, and emails. And while I always say change is good, I am thankful that y'all stick around for the dust to settle every time I "renovate"... THANK YOU

7 comments:

wheels209 said...

Hey drey you know I love it when you are wacko and funky. You know you can't get rid of us that easy. No...No...No... Never going to happen.
Have a very wacko and funky day. You know I just had to use wacko and funky one more time. Ok you can slap me now....Thanks I feel so much better now.
Steve

lingeorge said...

Works for me. I actually prefer one comment, one entry. I have quit bothering with the super complicated, RSVP here, follow here and here and here, post here and here, then comment in two days, when we will add still more. I do have other things to do with my life, like read the books! So I love the one shot entry on a blog I really enjoy following, like yours.

drey said...

awwww you guys... Steve, you're like duct tape or super glue, you just won't go away, lol!!! j/k!! Thanks for appreciating the wacko and funky!

lingeorge, I finally figured out that I spend more time managing the giveaways than I do actually (a) signing up for 'em and (b) posting 'em... I don't want to stop offering them up, 'cuz free books are cool, but there's a line somewhere, y'know...

bookaholic said...

I love wacko people cos I am one of them! So way to go Drey!

Karen H in NC said...

Wacko? What Wacko? I don't see Wacko....maybe 'cause I'm a wacko! Wouldn't you want to be a wacko too!

All I can say is 'It's About Time!'. One comment, one entry is just fine with me. I say whatever is easiest for the wacko...oops, sorry, person running the show is the best way to go! While I've won my share of books here, I sometimes feel left out because I don't do twitter or facebook or have a blog or whatever. All I do is follow! OK, I'm done with my rant...I'll pass the soapbox on to the next in line!

drey said...

awwwww, y'all love me, you must! =)

Have a great Easter weekend, everybody!

Bookfool said...

Those are all great changes. I did exactly the same. After tallying up extra entries for a while, I decided it was just too much work and I'm not blogging to watch the little numbers go up. I blog because I love books and can't shut up about them.

BTW, I'm a long-time follower. I just never say anything.

Wacko is good.

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