I love hosting giveaways for my readers. Its fun to send someone an e-mail that reads “You are the winner…”. Over the years I have entered online giveaways too, and won a few. I know it’s an awesome feeling when you open up that “You are a winner” email.
There are hundreds of blogs on the Internet, as well as other sites, that host giveaways for their readers. What I would like to do is bring some of those giveaways to my readers.
I want to host a giveaway “Linky” on my site. If you are not familiar with a Linky it’s basically a way of listing giveaways on other sites. If you come across something you are interested in you simply click on the link and get taken to the giveaway page on the hosts site. Many bloggers host Linkys on their sites so I’m sure many people have come across one from time to time.
I want to host a weekly Linky on my site so that readers can learn about other awesome giveaways. I also want to help my fellow bloggers by sharing their giveaways too. I think it’s a win-win situation all around. Bloggers can reach more people so that they can enter their giveaways and readers can find more giveaways they like to enter.
I need YOUR help with a few things.
1. Do you prefer a Linky that has just the text (ex. Win a Diamond Ring) or do you prefer a small thumbnail photo of the prize similar to the one below?
2. Is there a certain day of the week you would like me to start the weekly Linky? I was thinking starting a new one every Saturday and it would host giveaways that start from that Saturday to Friday. Does that sound like a good idea, or do you think I should start is a different day of the week?
I’m going to put a tab up on top of my site for the Giveaway Linky. You will be able to access it at any time to either check out the available giveaways, or to post your own giveaway, at any time. Currently there is nothing there.
I know some of my readers are bloggers so I am curious to hear blogger’s thoughts as well as readers thoughts. The Giveaway Linky won’t interfere with regular posts. I’ll simply update it each week and if you are interested you can check it out at your liesure. I might comment on Facebook or Twitter if I see a really awesome giveaway show up on the Linky, but by no means would I be “Spammy” about it.
Feel free to share your thoughts. I value my readers opinions.