Tuesday, October 09, 2012

not a giveaway blog

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I guess I'm glad I didn't get in to hosting giveaways on my blog.

I just spent 15 minutes going through my feed reader and unsubscribed from a bunch of blogs that at one point used to host giveaways, but have had nothing new to post in months. Some of them have new posts, but they're totally uninteresting to me.

That could have been my blog, if I had gone that direction.

Companies only give you stuff so many times.  Eventually you run out of companies to approach if you are doing giveaways for a very specific audience (like cloth diapers).  I may not have a whole bunch of followers, and we might be lucky if I update my blog every month, but I do update.  I've been around for 6 years.  I guess I'm not a young'n in blog land. I'm just not well know, and that's probably just as well.

I'm not opposed to doing a give away once in a while for my small collection of loyal readers.  But don't expect me jump on the giveaways bandwagon.  There's more to blogging than that.


Unknown said...

I totally agree! I have one blog in particular that I followed originally because I enjoyed her posts. They were informative and helpful. But she's started doing only giveaways now and I'm getting annoyed. I like giveaways every once in a while, but having only giveaways is not a way to create loyal followers. I'm thinking about unsubscribing from that blog but it makes me sad because I'd like to keep up with the blogger (if only she would actually post some content!!).

Anna said...

Yep, me too. I found a blog recently that is really, really great, but she posted last week that she's getting very.big.gifts. from a major company. So that she can make a required number of posts in the next three months, and then give away two sets to "two lucky winners!!" I've seen it all before. blech.
Another option is to keep them in a feed reader, and look at them weekly. You get the good posts and the giveaways are already over. Oh, well.

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