Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's getting hot in here!!!

Since we're on the topic, I just have to mention those giveaway blogs that make you jump through hoops if you want to win. You know the ones where they say, to enter just leave a comment on my blog. And for extra entries, blog about this contest, tweet about this contest, re-tweet about this contest, grab my button...what else do they say...oh yeah, go to the company's website, sign up for their e-mail alerts, pick out which item you want, come back here and tell me all about it but leave each sentence in a separate comment....WHEW!!! It's enough to make your head spin!!!!

I did that once for a friend blogger (different from a bloggy friend) and of course, I didn't win, but good grief! Who has the time for all of that?

This post was inspired by Queen of Spain, who is definitely turning up the heat in the blogosphere.
Read her.....I love a good debate!!!


  1. I know what you mean! Of course, I always then feel guilty for never doing a giveaway of my own (lack of time/inspiration/sponsorship... compounded with the fear that nobody will enter and and it will be a huge FLOP). And then I think, "Well, they're GIVING something AWAY for FREE...the least I can do is follow/visit a website/join an email list/submit a video of myself explaining why I should win...right?

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've been stalking yours for a little while, so it nice to see your name pop up in my comments section!

  2. I admit that I was guilty of doing something along those lines when I had my first giveaway. But it turned out to be just as hard for me as for anyone else! So next time I host a giveaway, it's just going to be simple: leave a comment, get an entry.

    And thank you for visiting me!

  3. The two giveaways I've done were straight up "leave a comment.
    I generally won't enter a contest if I have to jump through hoops.
    It also leaves a bad taste in my mouth towards that blogger.

  4. Love this post, so true! I did a chocolate giveaway, one comment/one entry. Worked great for this non math whiz.