These are a few of my favorite things:
G is for giveaway – but not right now!
A couple of weeks ago, I had a giveaway here on my blog. I wanted to make it easy for anyone who wanted to enter. To enter my first giveaway you didn’t need to be a follower, you simply needed to comment, plus I gave extra opportunities for extra entries. My giveaway is done and the two jugs of maple syrup that I gave away are safely en route to some fine people that I hope will enjoy them.
There are only a couple of drawbacks to doing a giveaway. First, and most important, I wanted everyone to win! It’s hard to only give away one thing. That’s why I ended up having a runner-up. Next, when someone enters and you don’t know them and they tell you that they shared about your giveaway because that will gain them another entry…well they’re not always telling the truth. And that’s disappointing. I don’t mind at all that I don’t know everyone who enters, because I love to meet new people. But…please don’t cheat to win something, especially from an everyday simple gal like me who just likes people and wanted to share a part of her life with them.
So that said, for my next giveaway, I have to ask that everyone be a public follower of my blog. Commenting will get them one entry and sharing on their blog and then coming back to comment and providing me with the link will get them a second. I would love to offer extra chances for extra entries, but, just like when we were kids in school, one person can ruin it for the whole class and I would love to do giveaways an a regular basis, but not to cheaters.
After I reach 50 followers, I’m hoping to do a book giveaway. But I have a question…
|These are only some of my books. I have many more. And I’m continually buying more. I mean…who can pass up a library sale when you can get a bag of books for a buck??|
I have tons of books and, quite honestly, the majority of them I will only read once. Then I give them away. The other day, I thought to myself, “When you read a book that you’re not going to keep why don’t you give it away to one of your blog followers?” People love books.
Would it matter to you if the book had been read once?
I would love to buy new books or other things and give them away, but to be totally honest, our business is slow, times are tough, and I really can’t afford to spend a lot of money right now.
So, what do you think? Do you mind if I have giveaways for books that have been read once. I will be honest. If I didn’t necessarily like a book I will tell you! As a matter of fact, that is the case with the first one I have chosen. However, it is considered a classic and it was written by a famous writer. It just wasn’t my kind of read. Someone else may be thrilled with it!