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Announcement: 2010 changes for giveaways!

December 2, 2009
Hey everyone!

First of all, thank you so much for coming by. I really do appreciate that you take time out of your day to swing by and read what I post. I had asked about multiple entries for giveaways on my blogoversary post, and based on the response, I'm going to make some changes to the giveaways that I hold. Hopefully this isn't going to annoy or alienate any, some, or even all of you! Note that these changes will take effect January 1st, 2010.

Change #1: Giveaways are for followers only.
I'm "borrowing" this from J.Kaye. To enter the giveaways, you must have drey's library listed under the blogs you follow. See below:


Don't worry too much about this--most of you are already set up correctly. Just take a few moments to verify that drey's library does show up under the blogs you follow. The easiest way to do that is to click on yourself on a comment and check your profile page.

For more information on how to create a Blogger profile page, go here.

For more information on the Blogger Profile Page and Google Friend Connect, go here.

Change #2: The only extra entries will be for sharing.
Because giveaways are now for followers only, there will be no extra entries for following. So. Sharing will give you 1 extra entry for every share.

Put each share in its own comment, please. For example, if you enter a giveaway, then tweeted it, and put a link on your sidebar, there should be 3 comments from you--1 for the entry, one for the tweet (with the link to your tweet, not just your twitter page), and one for your sidebar link (with a link to your blog). If you're listing the giveaway in a blog post, then please include the link to the blog post itself, not your main blog link...

Updated 12/20: I have decided to give embedded Google Forms a try with my giveaways. Hopefully that'll clean things up quite a bit. So, don't worry about all the comments, etc., just fill out the form. And the comment form will be for actual comments. *grin*

I'm making these changes to make it easier for me to manage the giveaway entries. Currently I pull everything into a spreadsheet, and manually make sure everyone has the correct number of entries based on what they've done. These changes should let me skip that step, and go straight to picking a winner.

I hope none of these changes make it too terribly difficult for you to keep swinging 'round. If it will, let me know, and let's see if there's something we can do about it.


lingeorge said...

I can understand the changes. This sound like it will be a whole lot easier for you. I really enjoy your posts - and who doesn't like to win free books?

drey said...

lingeorge ~ Thank you for making the 1st comment positive!! I admit to holding my breath...

I love to win free books, too. I just haven't had time lately to go cruising 'round the blogosphere to sign up.

KR said...

I have a blogger account but I don't blog so I really don't understand even tho I read the directions, :)

drey said...

MJ, as far as I understand it, you don't need to blog... =)

When I click on your name, I get to your profile, and drey's library is listed under blogs you follow, so you're all set.

wheels209 said...

Hi Drey,
I think I am all set for your new rules to be put in place for giveaways. You can stop holding your breath. Although that is a very cute image for me to hold on to just now. You never fail to make laugh when I need one. It was no problem for me to update my Blogger account. I think your blog name was already there but I needed to make sure.
Take care my friend and have a great day.

Anonymous said...

I totally understand your rule changes, unfortunately I guess it'll leave me out though. I don't follow anyone on Blogger. I use Google Reader solely, but I'll still stop by. I enjoy your reviews.

Sheila Deeth said...

The changes make sense. My profile doesn't show who I follow, but my blog does. Would that count?

Dixie said...

Change is good and these make perfect sense. Happy New Year Drey :-)

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