Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Giveaway Guidelines

I have just revised how to enter giveaways to make things a little smoother. All entrants must now be a follower of Girly Girl Giveaways in order to enter giveaways.

The reasoning is twofold: first I want MY readers to win prizes. I spend a lot of time on this blog and want to reward those who are loyal to Girly Girl Giveaways. So if you are not following publicly (no anonymous followers or I cannot verify that you are truly following) do so!

Second is that the more followers I have the better prizes we are able to obtain for review AND to giveaway. So it means a lot to you, the readers, if everyone is honest as well! The first question I am asked when applying for reviews is for my blog stats, including my following. We've been turned down way more times than we've been accepted due to low stats. So a HUGE thank you is in order to sponsors who've given Girly Girl a chance. We are growing and it is so incredibly exciting!!!

What does it mean to 'follow' anyway? If you look on the right-hand sidebar you'll notice something called the Google Friend Connect. It has a button that says FOLLOW. When you want to follow a blog and have that blog show up in your Blogger feed you click on it. Make sure you sign in with your blog account and not anonymously. If I cannot verify that you follow I'll choose a different winner. I've done this many, many times. Some of you have been chosen as a winner for something but didn't get the prize because I couldn't find that you followed Girly Girl Giveaways.Thankfully that hasn't happened in a long time though.

When we reach 700 followers I am giving away a $70 prize package to one reader from my shops (see MY ETSY link above!) and other sponsors. When we reach 1000 I want to giveaway a $100 prize pack to one reader. DETAILS TO COME!!!

I'm working on a new blog button. I know, such a hassle, but if everyone could change their blog button to the new one I would be eternally grateful. It makes it so much faster for me to look for one design when verifying entries. I will make an announcement when the new button is available!

So now that business is taken care of... what is everyone doing for Labor Day (US)?!
We're going to a potluck at some friends' house. Looking forward to great food and even better fellowship!

Joy is a stay-at-home-mom to three daughters. She is the wife of a worship leader & youth pastor. She runs her own Etsy shop selling handmade, hand-stamped sterling jewelry. Joy has taken courses in journalism, play writing, poetry, was in Honors English throughout school and has had small publications made of her work (mostly poetry).

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