Jul 6, 2008

Why do we have to do all this?

I've been asked more and more about the rules for my giveaways.  Many people questioning why they "have" to follow me etc to enter my giveaways.

First, let me point out that you do NOT have to follow me at all to enter my giveaways, EVER.  My required entry is always based on something to do with the giveaway sponsor because after all the reason they sponsor giveaways is to get the word out about their products/website/etc.

Additional entries are earned by following my blog via google friend, twitter and facebook, as well as following the sponsor if they use these site as well.  But these are never required!  This is common practice in blog giveaways, which by the way if you've never check out anyone else's giveaways, I highly recommend it, I enter many a week myself.  Yes, this is done to increase my numbers.  But these numbers dictate what companies are willing to do with a bloggers so the higher my subsribers and followers, the greater giveaways I'll be able to offer.

So yes your chances are lower if you only do the required entry but really, it didn't cost you anything but a few seconds of your time, so why not go ahead and try.  All I DO require is that you leave me a way to get in touch with you.  If you have a blogger account with a visible email then no need to do anything else.  But if you do not have a blogger account or you don't have your email visible then you'll need to leave your email in your comment.  I wil admit that doing this can lead to spam bot things finding your email address and increasing  the amount of spam email you get.  However, if you write out your email like this LisaNoel03  at  aol (dot) com.  It is less likely, and I will know how to find you.

Still have questions?  Feel free to ask. 


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