I have been interested in hosting a giveaway on my blog for ages. I told myself that after I collected 100 followers in my sidebar that I would find a way to do it. Well, thanks to all of your awesomeness, I finally made it, and then some! THANKS, FRIENDS!
Here’s my question. If I hosted an awesome giveaway, would you guys participate? I don’t want to look like a total tool and have 5 people enter. That’s no fun, and I might be so offended I might never host a giveaway again. (Just kidding)
So I’m throwing my feelers out there. Also, the giveaway item (if it ends up being what I want it to be) will be pretty kick ass. At least, I guarantee it won’t suck. Any takers?
Also, anyone have any tips about hosting a giveaway? I know nothing about this. Help!
P.S. I’m chopping my hair off today. I look like the wicked Asian witch of the west, and it just ain’t cute. Be back with an updated look. Just hope I don’t return looking worse than how I look now. That would be bad. Actually, how could I possibly look worse than this? Ok, bye.



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    Amy @ The Nifty Newlywed

    March 4, 2010

    I'd totally enter! I love me some giveaways!

    I need a haircut BADLY too…haven't had it cut since the post wedding chop and that was about uh, 7 months ago? Eesh!

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    March 4, 2010

    I'd enter your giveaway, I'm a sucker for them I never win but why not enter I 'could' win okay so I'm rambling . . .

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    March 4, 2010

    Girl, free is a magic word. Sign me up!

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    March 4, 2010

    Of course I would enter. I never win but I love entering. I just had one and asked people to answer a silly little question.

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    March 4, 2010

    I might be down for it. 🙂

    Good luck with the hair cut! I need one too!

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    My Dream Ring

    March 4, 2010

    I would 🙂

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    March 4, 2010

    I would! I enter all these contests and have never one a thing! Maybe I should keep track of my ratio!

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    Kristin ~ Bien Living

    March 4, 2010

    Um yes, I will participate! & congrats on 100+ followers!

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    March 4, 2010

    I would enter! I haven't won anything yet either and I enter almost every giveaway unless it's something I would absolutely never use and could not gift to someone.

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    Jessica Huffman

    March 4, 2010

    Congratulations on hitting triple digits! I would definitely enter. Hope your haircut is a success..

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    Laura K [AKA Miss Mojito]

    March 4, 2010

    i lovve giveaways. who doesn't love free crap? i'm in!

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    honey my heart

    March 4, 2010

    i would totally participate! giveaways are the best, i was actually thinking of hosting one, but not sure what to give away.

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    March 4, 2010

    Yay for 100 subscribers! That's my goal! I'd be all up in your giveaway!

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    March 5, 2010

    Taker, here! Congratulations on breaking 100, Carly! :o)

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    March 5, 2010

    OK. It's settled, I'm doing it! This is going to be fun!

    Stay tuned for more details in a bit. THANK YOU all for being my reinforcements. I'm so happy to have you all as readers!! xo

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    March 5, 2010

    Oh! I'm so excited!!

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    Pink Heli

    March 5, 2010

    I like free stuff! I'd participate!! hehe

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    March 5, 2010

    I would enter!
    but one word of advice that I've learned from entering MANY blog contests–don't make it too hard on your readers! Giving them 3, 4, 5 ways to win is kind of annoying (follow on twitter, blog, retweet, etc)
    K.I.S.S. is so much better!

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    March 5, 2010

    I'd enter if I liked the item and if you say it's fabulous, it's on!

    I personally love giveaways because most of the time I'm helping to promote an independent seller and I want to help market their stuff.
    I definitely mention the contest a lot and try to get people to blog, tweet about it to get the word out. Oh and I try to limit it to followers because random people just enter contests.

    p.s. Speaking of giveaways, I have a new contest for some Spanish Damasquino 24k gold earrings – enter if you'd like!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living Damasquino Gold earrings giveaway

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    March 5, 2010

    I'd enter! I just added you to my Reader. Congrats on 100!

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    March 5, 2010

    @Katie: Good tip – thank you! I will probably only ask people to subscribe, if they haven't. I feel strongly that the giveaway gift should go to a blog reader. I feel you on all the hoop jumping to enter a blog contest – so confusing!!
    @Chic 'n Cheap Living: Thank you for the tips! Oh, I'd love to promote an independent seller or a company I really believe in. I think that's awesome. I totally need to enter this giveaway of yours. Pretty earrings? Sign me up!
    @laurenchapman: Thank you for subscribing! Happy to have you here 🙂

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    Chicken Wing

    March 8, 2010

    I would absolutely enter the contest! I say, go for it! You can do it!

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    March 9, 2010

    I would surely enter, so go for it!