There are a number of forms that the contests that we run can take. First, there are “Comment-based contests.” Here is a brief description of both types of contests;
- When entering a comment-based contest of mine, please make sure that your comment adds to the conversation and is meaningful. Often, I will request that you share a story or answer a question.
- Example: The last time I saw live music was Adam Woodall Band in North Vancouver. They were awesome! I would recommend that you check them out
Multiple entry contests (Twitter & comment-based)
- These contests usually involve dropping a [meaningful] comment on the contest post to gain an entry, and to gain an additional entry, to tweet something to the tune of “I want to win [Promotional Item].”
- Often times, folks will retweet my blog post. I frequently include those retweets when accounting for entries. However, I am not a fan of retweeting contests, so when running multiple entry contests, I try to craft the additional entry tweet in such a way that it adds to the conversation.
- Sample additional Twitter entry: I would like to win a pair of tickets to “Spelling Bee” #Back2School. Learn more about Spelling Bee here: http://ow.ly/abcd1234
Quick-and-dirty rules of entering my contests
- I will contact you by email, unless there is a way to contact you via Twitter.
- You have 24 hours to contact me and let me know if you can make use of the product/tickets/passes.
- If you can’t redeem the giveaway, or if I don’t hear from you within 24 hours of drawing the winner, I will re-draw a winner until I can find a winner (or declare the contest deserted!)
Should you choose to do so, contest participants can earn an additional entry by posting a tweet as mentioned before. This is totally up to you, of course.