I wanted to make some announcements about rule changes to my giveaways so everyone will see!! It's recently come to my attention that there some followers of my blog that are confused as to how my giveaways are run, and why I have been running them the way that I do.
Over the past months, I had not been announcing the names and e-mails of all giveaway winners on my blog. I used to do this, and I recently had not been. Why? Many, many of my past giveaways winners were contacted by different, jealous individuals, harassing them verbally via e-mail for winning their respective giveaway. (Which is totally uncool!!) In light of trying to cease the harassment of some of my readers, I had stopped announcing any information that others could use to contact them with--I simply directly contacted the giveaway winners via their e-mail due to this privacy issue.
However, I noticed that this has also caused confusion with many readers, not knowing when contests are officially over, etc.
I racked my brain trying to think of ways that I could announce winners, but also not forfeit their privacy in the process--and I found the answer! From now on, if this process works well for you guys, I will be using Rafflecopter for all my giveaways! Winners names will be announced, but NOT their e-mails! Awesome, right? Here's an example of a Rafflecopter giveaway, run by my friend Jennifer:
It's a little widget that you use to enter, rather than messing around with a bunch of other stuff--AND it lets you all know when the giveaway is over, too! I feel like it's way more streamline, don't you??
Anyway, I'm always trying to think of ways to make this blog more fun, or easier for you guys to use. So if any of you have any suggestions, please do use this post as an outlet--I didn't know about Rafflecopter until just recently, and it's obviously a much better method, so don't be afraid to suggest awesome things I may not be privy to!
Thanks for reading my blog, as always!!