52WoC#22: Hold a Contest/Blog Raffle

52 Weeks of Blog Community It’s 52 Weeks of Blog Community project time again. This week, it’s another 52WoCer-inspired task, courtesy of Kari. She just suggested that we all hold some kind of contest or blog raffle/drawing in our blogs.

What should your contest/blog raffle be about? It really is up to you. Usually, the simpler it is, the better. Just offer a prize, ask people to join (usually, by leaving a comment), then decide how to award a winner or two (random drawing or best entry, etc). It’s up to you how long you wish your contest to run. I suggest a minimum of 2 weeks (maximum 1 month?), if you want us to help you promote it.

Anyway, once you have your contest blog post up, leave the URL in the comment below and you’ll be part of this week’s task. This way, you can start promoting your contests too.

In the next few days, I’ll be sharing some interesting resources on holding contests and raffles on your blog. And yes, I’ll be posting my own contest/raffle that’s totally separate from 52WoC.

I look forward to finding out all about your contests. And, please remember that this task is the last one for Virtual Party #5. I know we just held Party #4… and that I haven’t even shared the prizes for Party #5 yet… But hey – I will get all caught up!

Anyway, here’s a round-up of 52WoC#21: Get Your Plurk On Participants:

Thanks again for taking part! And, a big warm 52WoC Welcome to Marjorie and Sasha! So happy you can join us.

It has been really great since folks started getting on Plurk. Somehow, I feel closer to friends who’ve been interacting with me there on a regular basis. So, again, if you want to follow/friend me on Plurk, you can find me here. Please say hello if/when you do! And yes, it’s not too late to start Plurking. Join us and see why this can be so fun and addictive. :-)

NOTE: This task has been concluded. You can continue to discuss/share at the forums. Thanks!

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  1. says

    Yeah I’ve been thinking about a craft themed giveaway for my second anniversary of this blog. Just getting some prizes together so this challenge will help give me shove to actually hold the giveaway.

  2. says

    Great idea! I haven’t figured out what I’ll giveaway, or even which blog, but you’ve given me something to think about. More tomorrow!

    And thanks for the shout-out and welcome! I blame you for my new Plurk addiction, mon amie. 😉


  3. says

    Okay, I did it! My new blog contest/giveaway is live and ready for comments. 😉 I decided that since my focus is on writing, I’d raffle off a writing-related book. (Duh.) Check it out here.

    Thanks for the chance to promote our individual projects!


  4. says

    My contest is up and it’s just running for a few days because the prize is time limited.

    Enjoy your break, Shai!

  5. says

    Hey! This is a great idea. We actually have a giveaway that is ending on Friday. It’s our Olay Basket of Goodies and they are valued at over $300! Here is the link: http://beautyinreallife.blogspot.com/2008/07/olay-basket-of-goodies-giveaway.html

    We actually have another one going on right now too. It’s for an Elizabeth Grant Eye Cream. Here’s the link to that…http://beautyinreallife.blogspot.com/2008/07/elizabeth-grant-giveaway.html

    Thanks for letting me ramble and add ours to the mix! : D

  6. says

    What a great idea!

    I had a contest just end over at http://www.helpmyhurt.com, but I have two going on now at http://www.wombwithin.com:

    This one ends on July 23,for prenatal vitamins :

    And this one ends on July 29 for one of two Playskool products:

    Thanks for having this!