Giveaway Linky?

Giveaway Linky

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.

Thank you!


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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. I like to see pictures and I like ongoing linkys, Feel free to list your giveaways on my giveaway linky. http://naturalhairlatina.blogspot.com/
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  2. april yedinak says:

    I like giveaway linkys with pictures. I also like where you can read what blog the link is from.

  3. Tammy Shelton says:

    Yes, please & thank you. I would really like a Linky with pictures. On Saturdays would be good.

  4. Icon with words

  5. photo with words

  6. Tracy Allen says:

    I love this idea because I like your blog best so it would make a good central reource for me.
    I like the photo of the prize.
    Any day to start sounds good.
    Thanks so much!!

  7. I love reading blog articles, finding new recipes and entering giveaways. My fave linkys have a link directly to the giveaway, not just the home page and also list the expiration date with the link. The link should open in a new window or new tab so we can come right back to your list. Picture not necessary if the description is detailed enough, not just “win a prize”. So a good description might read “win a
    dyson vacuum, exp 1/!5”. Saturday or Sunday would be good days. Thank you for asking for opinions. I visit many blogs everyday and see so many things that would make them better, thus draw more traffic. I’m going on and on so will stop now. Keep up the good work!

    • Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate it very much. I agree, there needs to be a direct link to the giveaway page AND the expiration date should be included. Nothing worse then going to enter a great giveaway to find that it already closed.


  8. vanessa richard says:

    photos and word makes it a lot easier

  9. I don’t care for photos. It makes the page take longer to load. I’m usually just scanning for keywords, anyways.

    The day of week doesn’t matter to me.

    I do like the suggestion of having the expiration date in the description.


  10. I too love linkys with photos.

    I actually have 2 Giveaway Linkys 1 with photos – http://www.linkiescontestlinkies.com/p/ongoing-giveaway-linky.html

    1 without and it is dedicated to giveaways using Giveaway Tools only – http://www.linkiescontestlinkies.com/p/giveaway-tools-linky.html

    Both are ongoing.

    Thanks hopefully you have one up soon.