May Giveaway Day

on May 20 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 51 Comments

Thanks for a very fun May Giveaway Day (well, series of days!)… We hope you had plenty of time to visit new-to-you sites! We had wonderful, worldwide representation this time around and lots of fantastic prizes. We also had well over 400 giveaway hosts! Wow! We’ll be sure to do it again. Feel free to leave feedback to let us know how we can make our next Giveaway Day even better.

Hosts: We hope you had lots of new visitors and tons of fun too. Remember to ship your item by May 24th!

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51 Responses to May Giveaway Day

  1. I think you guys handled this perfectly! Even though I dorked out and forgot to get my post up in time, Beth got it up super fast the next day. I love Giveaway Day and I love Sew Mama Sew!!!!

  2. Jackie Davis says:

    Wow thank you for hostin gthis, it was a-maz-ing! I want to host next time, If I catch it and am able!!! WOOOOHOO!!! I needed that fun and have now many new blogs to read!!!!

  3. JenD says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this….the exposure was amazing and so were all of the items up for grabs!

  4. Vanessa says:

    Such a great event. Glad I saw it in time to participate, both in hosting a giveaway and entering some myself. Added lots of new cool blogs to my reader. Thanks. Looking forward to the next one.

  5. Fabiana says:

    Sorry, I arrived late

    Go up the day of donation only now :-(

    I want to participate in the next, I need to do?

    Excellent initiative, congratulations!

    Hugs

  6. Muriel says:

    Thanks for hosting it again! I had a great time, lots of visitors to my blog and 335 commenters, wonderful!!!

  7. Jacque says:

    Thanks so much – I really enjoyed participating and it took me to a lot of new sites to visit. I will definitely keep coming back.

  8. Kaja says:

    Thank you so much for arranging this! I had a blast participating and got to know so many new blogs. And I’ve had so many visitors to my blog and made a lot of new friends!

    A suggestion for next year if it is not to much work: It would be great to know what kind of things the blog is giving away.

  9. Melissa says:

    Another fantastic Giveaway Day! You guys do such a great job of putting such an enormous event together. I did think of one thing that could maybe be changed for next time: a couple of giveaways made it into more than one of the lists, which isn’t a big deal, except with over 400 blogs to visit, every time I visited one I had already entered I thought, “Shoot! I’ve been here already!”

  10. Ana says:

    Thanks so much for organising the Giveaway. It was doubly exciting for me because I only started blogging earlier this year, so it was my first giveaway too. I shall definitely be back for the next one.

  11. Helena says:

    I had a blast seeing so many wonderful blog. Thanks for putting it together.

  12. Tara says:

    I loved participating and definitely will again in the future. Thanks, SMS!

  13. Fawn says:

    I loved being introduced to new blogs!!! The ideas, the talent, the generosity, totally awesome! Thanks for putting it all together. While I don’t have my own blog I loved visiting the others.

  14. THANK you soo much for hosting this giveaway! My blog hit its all time high in readership on Monday, woohoo!! Hopefully some of those readers will decide to stay! =) I think the last 3 days of my life were the busiest days b/c I would go to work and then come home and enter giveaways ALLL night haha! There were some amazing prizes and I hope I win at least one thing!!

  15. Delia says:

    That was so fun! Lots of crafty eye candy!

  16. Beal says:

    This was a lot of fun, and I discovered many new blogs! I was frustrated, though, by the inconsistent end times for the giveaways. Some ended on May 20 at midnight, some earlier. I don’t know if it’s possible, but a specific end time (including time zone) for all blogs would be helpful. Otherwise it’s a mishmash of “noon CST,” “3pm MST,” “6pm” (with no time zone specified!), etc.

  17. Thanks so much for hosting this give away!! Please see my yesterday’s blog…I think it sums up how I feel!! Much appreciated!!
    Take care!
    Paulette

  18. MelodyJ says:

    This was the first year I looked at all the blogs. Last year I was to overwhealmed. It was fun checking out all the blogs I haded before.

    I have a suggestion.
    -Create sub catagories for the giveaways. That way people can enter the ones they really want to. Then they’ll have extra to just relax and read all the other blogs later.

  19. Sandra :) says:

    What a blast it was visiting so many new-to-me blogs, and getting to “meet” so many bloggers (and their families, and pets, and projects!). I added more than a few blogs to my reader, lol! Whether I win anything or not, I sure did have a great time, so thank you for hosting and arranging this!

  20. Aimee says:

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! I had had a good time joining in on the fun :)

  21. Amy says:

    I loved it! I think that next time you should get a Mr. Linky, and have the people say what they’re giving away in the title.

  22. Amy says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!!! I’ve had so much fun!

  23. Miriam says:

    Thank you Sew Mama Sew ! I hosted a giveaway last time also but this response for me is amazing and I cant thank you enough. I will be drawing mine a day later as I have a market I need to attend and dont have Computer access until Saturday. I have met lots and lots of new bloggers that I know will inspire me in the future.
    Thanks again
    Miriam from Australia

  24. Debbie Samuelson says:

    Thank you! I don’t blog, I don’t know how you all find the time to do everything that you do. I “met” so many new people, and actually lost all track of time moving from blog to blog. This was great and thank you to all the participants who are giving things away!

  25. Terri says:

    thanks for sponsoring another successful giveaway! It has been a whirlwind of a week, with all the wonderful entries. I will be drawing for my winners later tonight. I’m most happy to have made some new friends from around the world this week!

  26. Sara says:

    Thanks so much for hosting this SMS. I had a blast surfing all around the world and found lots of inspiration. Hope you do this eyar after year.

  27. cate says:

    Thankyou!! i dont have a blog but found SO MANY great ones through your hosting of this brilliant idea. really, i feel like i’ve won a prize just by discovering all the people, ideas and ceative things going on out there in blogland. bravo SEWMAMASEW on such a fantastic, inclusive and lovely idea!

  28. Kelli says:

    My biggest thanks for not only holding the giveaway, but for extending the dates on it. I’m one of the poor souls who still has dialup and for me to have the time to actually read the blogs and enter as many as I wanted was so very nice. So, thank you SMS!
    Now to go back and bookmark all those new blogs I liked…

  29. Rebmara says:

    Thank you for organising this fun giveaway :) I’ve seen so many nice giveaways. I didn’t comment on all but I want to compliment everybody from here.

  30. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! It was absolutetly amazing, and connected so much people together.

    I enjoyed visiting all the blogs. (nearly all of them) And I am grateful to have made a few friends along the way in that.

    Here’s to Sew Mama Sew, an inspiration that is for living.

    I look forward in hosting a giveaway in the future, on behalf of you all. :)

  31. 4vs1 says:

    Thanks so much for hosting this event! I entered a lot of the giveaways, but felt a little rushed to get to all the giveaways, so now I want to go back and actually spend some time looking around the blogs a bit more. I just love reading blogs and this is a great way to discover more. :)

  32. Liz Noonan says:

    this was so great, thank you for doing this! i got to see lots of new blogs to add to my roll!

  33. Lis Harwood says:

    Thank you for hosting Giveaway Day. I was amazed at the number of visitors I had to my blog and the lovely things those visitors wrote about it. It really made me feel good. On the other side, it was brilliant to visit a lot of blogs that were new to me and see what exciting things people all over the world are doing. This is a fantastic way to develop our online community and even to lead to the growth of our communities in the ‘real world’. Well done SMS

  34. Danielle says:

    I loved finding all the new blogs. There are so many out there and I have never visited any of those on here. It was wonderful.

  35. Natalie J says:

    I found out about this giveaway day by accident and I’m so glad that I did! I really enjoyed looking over all the blogs and have added some new ones to my follow list. I’d also love to participate next time around. Thanks for organizing!

  36. Melissa says:

    This was my first giveaway and I can’t wait for the next one!

  37. Jayne says:

    I so enjoyed the creativity connection through the blogs. It was a great learning experience for this new blogger and I’ve dusted off the sewing machine and serger. Time to get cracking :D Thank you Sew Mama Sew-it’s time to live the life I was born to live ;-)

  38. gill says:

    This was so much fun – thank you
    I found loads of great new blogs

    Gill

  39. Leah says:

    It was great to visit blogs I loved, but might not have found for a while without this!
    Thank you so much for organizing it and a big thanks to the people who hosted!

  40. PeachRainbow says:

    Thanks so much for hosting this Fun giveaway!

  41. RosaMaria says:

    that was my second sms giveaway and it was really great! thanks for hosting yet again!
    the best part is found all the beautiful blogs with talented people!

  42. Claudia says:

    This was my first, but surely not my last!
    What a wonderful idea!
    So many people all over the world.
    This could be a powerful sign of peace!
    Thank you!

    Kind regards from Claudia in Germany

  43. Katie B says:

    I loved it! Thanks so much for organizing.

  44. Krystina says:

    Thanks for organizing giveaway day! It was so much fun!

  45. Jen says:

    This was great fun! My head is still spinning from all the blogs I’ve visited!

  46. Kerry says:

    This was my first and I absolutely loved it! Can’t wait to find out who wins tomorrow. I had so many visitors and followers added to my only recently started blog and some great comments. Thank you so much for hosting, it gives a real sense of global sewing community

  47. my first sms giveaway and defo not my last loved it now to choose a winner huh!!!!

  48. aneela says:

    Thank you so much for hosting this fab event. It was my first time taking part and I had so much fun.

    Will definately be taking part again!!!

  49. Desiree says:

    Thanks for hosting yet again! It’s so fun to look at all the beautiful blogs and get re-inspired.

  50. This was really fun. I had a lot of blog traffic and a record number (for me) of comments. Thanks so much for organizing this.

  51. Sara says:

    This was fantastic!!!! I had so much fun visiting all the blogs and learning new things from new people in new places!! Whomever came up with this idea needs a huge hug and a raise, LOL:P

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