I Need Input on My Giveaways

I almost titled this, “I Need Suggestions for My Giveaways,” but I knew some yahoo (probably, but not necessarily, related to me) would post some off-the-wall suggestions for things I could give away. I’m hopeful that the title I chose is a little more selective.

I’m trying to figure out the best way to run my giveaways.

If you’ve been entering my giveaways, you know I’ve been using PunchTab recently. It loads slow on my page, though, and requires Facebook, which not everyone uses.

I thought about using Rafflecopter, but last time I looked, there were still a few glitches.

I can also just stick with comments. Just single entry, leave a comment. Or several options, such as tweeting, liking the page on Facebook, following on GFC or Twitter. My problem with using likes and follows as contest entries, even if they’re not required is that I don’t really want people to follow me just to win a book. I want people to follow me because they want to. (That’s just me. I know different blogs have different goals, and that’s fine.) I would like to do entries for sharing about the giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, and maybe Google+. (I’m there, but I haven’t really figured it out.)

So, now that you know where I’m coming from, I’d like to know what you think. What is your preferred way to enter a blog giveaway?

Bloggers, what method has worked best for you?

3 thoughts on “I Need Input on My Giveaways

  1. Thanks, AmyS.!
    I had forgotten about the Google docs. Now if I could just figure out how that works with Blogger…
    Sharing on the blog is a good idea, too. I've actually had people do that, even without the extra entries.

  2. I have seen a lot of blogs use google spreadsheets. I have seen Rafflecopter and I find that it loads slow. I think that having someone share the post for the giveaway is good. That way it gets your blog out there. People click on the link for the giveaway but see how great the blog is also. Sharing could be on Twitter, Facebook or that person's own blog. I hope my suggestions help šŸ™‚

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