Monday, January 31, 2011
For What It's Worth - Your opinion.....on contests
This isn't a contest post - sorry to mislead you - but it is a post about blog contests.
There has a been a bit of controversy in the bloggerverse about contests and requiring people to follow their blogs. (actually there's a controversy about almost everything pertaining to blogging these days!)
Anyway, it got me thinking. How do you guys feel about blog contests?
*Do you mind following a blog to get an extra entry (if it's optional)? Or follow on Twitter/ Facebook etc.? (I never require you to follow but I do give extra entries if you do)
*Do you like extra entries? (Personally I hate cutting and pasting the links - even though I require it for my contests - so I usually don't have extra entries when I enter a contest other than following the blog/Twitter, but I do put up links on my own blog or RT to help out)
*If a contest didn't have extra entries, would you still be willing to RT the contest to help spread the word? (I always try to RT contests or link them in my sidebar whether I have entered or not. This is probably the #1 reason bloggers use extra entries - to help spread the word about the contest. I know it's a pain for you guys entering & believe me it's a pain for us too to check the links etc.)
*Would you rather leave a comment as an entry or use an entry form - usually Google Docs? (I like using forms when I enter but I haven't used them myself for my contest....for a couple of reasons; I like reading comments and more importantly - I don't know how to use Google Docs...lol)
How about the prizes??
*What type of contest do you like? Do you like to choose your book/signed books/swag/Gift Cards? (I've had a few "pick your own book" contests and they seem to be the most popular.)
*Any suggestions as to how bloggers could make contests easier or is there a type of contest you would like that you haven't seen yet? Maybe more movie giveaways or something else?
I'd love to hear your thoughts............