Blog giveaways: survey results

18 Responses

  1. Le Coin de Mel says:

    Hey sweetie, just entered via Gleam on my phone, but although my Eventbrite app recognises I have a ticket for BritMums, Gleam doesn’t let me validate my entry. Same for the comment on the 25… Post. Comment written but I cant validate my entry. X

    • Sorry about that! I’ll email this information through to Gleam, thanks Mel.

      • Ok – could you try leaving the exact Disqus name that you commented with, does that work? And for Eventbrite, I wonder if it’s because your ticket was ordered to a different address by Britmums (that was the case with me, BM ordered my ticket to be sent to a different email than my usual Eventbrite account)?

    • According to their API it seems you don’t have a ticket which is weird. Maybe I’ve got the wrong Eventbrite event added. Shoot us an email to and I’ll have a look 🙂

      • Le Coin de Mel says:

        Hi Stuart, I definitely have a ticket. It shows on my Eventbrite app on this very phone 😉 different email address to the one I used to comment though

  2. Le Coin de Mel says:

    Brilliant post, my lovely. It must have taken hours to put it all together. It’s great to see both sides. I thought Rafflecopter was pretty good but it seems people entering competitions prefer Gleam. I have found it fiddly myself when entering… Must try again. I love the comment about following someone’s aunt’s dog on Bloglovin, haha!!!

  3. Louise says:

    Really interesting reading both sides, I would love daily entries to be removed, they get too much. In saying that we have nothing on the Americans who have RC’s with over 100 method entries as different bloggers get together to offer bigger prizes – Aint nobody got time for that!

    • There’s some crazy stuff going on over there – have you seen the loop giveaways on Instagram with 30 different pages to visit and follow? It must take a lot of admin to be checking the winner likes ’em all!

      • rosierowe says:

        I won’t do that on principle… I don’t think it’s a fair way to run a giveaway or promotion. Too many hoops et al!

  4. emma j lowe says:

    Interesting reading the results.

  5. Nickie says:

    Interesting that Gleam is the more favoured of the two most popular widgets yet it’s the one that hosts hear the most negative feedback about.

  6. Patricia Owen says:

    Entry instructions should be simple – write them as if a grandma is reading them!” (Sigh) 🙂

    • I know… it’s a bit ageist, isn’t it? I put ‘idiot’ to start with, but that was offensive too! The thing is – grandmas ARE reading them, have no idea what’s going on, and then they email me to ask what they’re supposed to do!!

      • Patricia Owen says:

        Hi . I see your point but if those grandmas are having trouble with reading instructions I think they should move on to another comp which they do understand rather than bothering you. You obviously have lots of patience. I do appreciate your blogs though . Patricia OAP

        • I think it’s lovely that they give it a go – but it is rather bewildering. I think I’m going to edit that bit out anyway – I do have a lot of older readers and don’t want to offend!!!

      • Jane Willis says:

        I’m a grandma, and I am perfectly well aware of what’s going on thank you.

  7. Kim Carberry says:

    That was so interesting to read as a blogger who hosts comps and a comper….

  8. Diane Wood says:

    ooo, I like the video clip idea! and yes, sometimes it’s unclear what to put in the box on the RC – but I am interested in the parody account!

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