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Monday, June 28, 2010

MBE: On Giveaways

Monday Brain Exchange is sponsored by Jill at Finishing is Winning.  This post accidentally posted on Saturday, which was due to a typo on my part!  Here is the post on time....

Topic: Give-A-Ways- Love Em or Hate Em
Question: What are your thoughts on give-a-ways? Do you enter them often? What entices you to enter or turns you off from entering? Have you run your own give-a-ways?

I like giveaways, and I enter them pretty often.  Honestly, I do only enter giveaways where I truly want to win the item that is being given away.  Otherwise, I will usually pass.  The other thing I look for when deciding if I want to enter is how many hoops I have to go through to enter.  Sometimes, I don't really feel like writing a whole bunch of things or trolling around on a website that I'm not really interested in.  If I just have to leave a comment and I can move on, that is usually the kind I'll more likely enter.

I've entered a lot of giveaways, but only won once.  I won a cookbook earlier this month from Kovas!

I've had two giveaways on my blog.  They were pretty good.  I ran them mostly to drive more traffic to the blog and get more followers, and I think I've been successful with that.  I'll run more of them if I have the opportunity!  With the Hydrapouch giveaway that I just had, I also wanted to introduce something new that I truly believe in and promote cup-free racing!

Any thoughts on giveaways here on my blog?  I was thinking of giving away one of Todd's photos (framed), but I didn't know if I'd have any success with a giveaway of art.


onelittletrigirl said...

Hey- you are two days early!!!! I haven't even posted this yet- you are better than me actually because, I haven't even written it yet! I really AM behind, huh!!!

marathonmaiden said...

i always get more confused as to what day of the week it is when you post MBE on other days ;) hahaha

i like giveaways but, like you, i only enter for things i want and there's that pesky ratio of how much i want it vs how hard i have to try to enter hah

Mary said...

I'd enter a giveaway for one of Todd's photos! :)

Marlene said...

Hey Kim!

THANK YOU for your comments recently. Sorry it has taken me so long to swing by! Just became a follower.

In my opinion, giveaways are ALWAYS a good idea. ;)

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

im having a love/hate relationship with giveaways right now. love to enter and win them (i have several recently!) like you, i only enter the ones i am interested in. and i do like to host them as it helps increase blog traffic therefore gaining more awareness for my cause. what i hate about giveaways....i know some people only visit my blog just for the giveaway, they could care less about my cause or my blog and that hurts a little since the cause is so near and dear to me. and i hate when people dont read the directions!!!! but all in all, if i can gain a couple faithful followers out of the dozens that gain from each giveaway thats ok with me! :)

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Oh man, I'd enter to win one of Todd's photos, especially if it was one of the scuba photos from your recent trip. They were awesome.

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