Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Giveaway Questions…

All right people, I have some super-important-live-changing-epic-and-awesome questions for you.  And they’re all pertaining to my giveaway!  If you didn’t know I had a giveaway, I wholly suggest you check it out:

$100 Avelle Gift Card

Now, I’ve noticed that I haven’t gotten nearly as many entries as I would like.  I have been getting a small trickle of new followers who enter my giveaway right away, but none of my old followers seem interested!  And that makes me sad, because that was the whole reason I wanted to have a giveaway!

So, here are my questions…

  • Should I change the number of followers it ends at?  Right now it’s 300 (as I write this I have 247).  Should I change it to…say…275?  Or some random number like 263?
  • I recently won and received an additional $100 Avelle Gift Card.  Should I add it to the prize and have 2 winners?  Do you think more people would enter?
  • Do you have any tips for when I eventually host another giveaway?


Well, that’s all I’ve got…please leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail giving me some feedback!


  1. I've been blogging for six months and still have under 200 entries to most of my giveaways. It turns out that almost 75% of my readers are actually visiting to strictly view the content, which means only 25% are entering giveaways!! (I always assumed people would be more interested in my giveaways but surprisingly, that didn't turn out to be the case!)

    From my experience (as little as it, I find that the easier the Mandatory Entry, the more people are willing to enter. I also try to add lots of other easy ways to enter, since not everyone will have Facebook or Twitter...etc. That way everyone has options to choose from.

    It's certainly a learning process and through trial and error you will figure out what works best for you and your readers!! :)

    There are some months when I only got 50 new followers and others that I got 150! Perhaps you might just set a date for it to end? (Say..a month away?) I might suggest doing a few Blog Hops as well.

  2. Blog Hops are the best way to get your giveaways out there, has a great list of daily giveaway linkies to submit your giveaway in, I recommend trying that.

    I also notice it's difficult to find just giveaways on your site, you have to scroll pack through the post to find it and most people are honestly not going to. I recommend putting a link at the top for giveaways or a button linking to it on your sidebar to possibly help with navigation.


  3. I have an award for you at

  4. Hey! Thanks so much for letting me know about the changes...I updated the LEL with the info!



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