Friday, August 3
Well my Musings friends, I think this will be the last Winners post I do for a while. No, I'm not going to close the blog, or stop doing giveaways....just the way that I have been doing them.
Selecting winners has always been somewhat of a chore, not to mention keeping track of the ones that have longer cutoff dates, and hoping not to forget one. Then there is the sad fact that some winners never claim their prizes.
Recently I tried out the Rafflecopter widget on a whim, since I had seen it all over the web I was curious. I was also skeptical about it, and I really didn't want to add anything else to possibly make the posts load slower, but decided to give it a try a few times. I have to admit that it's easy, and it's a huge time saver for me. It will keep track of the entries, select the winner using Random.org, and you can even email the winner direct from the their site with a push of a button. It's seductively simple, and I like that...I need to streamline where I can and this is a no brainer.
So from this point forward, when possible, a Rafflecopter widget will be added to the giveaways. Winners will be emailed via Rafflecopter, and displayed on the widget on the actual giveaway, eliminating the need for these "Winner" posts. How do you feel about this change? Do you like the Rafflecopter entries?
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