Reading is a Rule

So, this is the second giveaway I am promoting. I have written and posted the policy on the about page, and I clarified the rules to enter. Already there are some post likes, but unfortunately that does not constitute an entry. Why? Because that doesn’t necessarily give me a good email address to send the download code to. I have in the past had reason to email a blog, resulting either in an undeliverable message back to me, or no response at all because the person doesn’t check their email.

There is no signing in requirement, just an email to comment. (I checked that for those WORDPRESSers who know what I am talking about.) I didn’t want to force anyone to signing to WordPress in order to enter.

So how have giveaways worked for you? I am just wondering. My first went – ok, but the entrants didn’t really follow directions.  And I am cautiously optimistic that about this one. From my own experience, if all I have to do is “like” something I don’t really engage with what I am entering for – it’s just a free thing. BUT if it is something that is of interest to me, yeah, I am going to read and follow directions.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Wanting the entries to be people who are actually interested in what I am giving away versus just wanting something for free?  Or am I just being elitist?

Opinions?

 

Thanks –

Julie

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