IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE GIVEAWAYS, AS OF 5/17 THEY ARE LISTED IN THESE THREE POSTS:
Back by popular demand, once again we’re hosting… Giveaway Day! Mark your calendar for Monday, May 17th!
We coordinate one day when everyone with a shop or blog can give something away. We list all of the participants here to create a master list, and we leave the lists up for several days to give readers a more relaxed browsing experience. We also provide some structure with categories and international shipping info. Past Giveaway Days have been a TON of fun for everyone.
Just to refresh your memory, here’s some background about Giveaway Day plus tips and info on how to participate:
Why do it?
Readers benefit because a) they get exposed to blogs with great ideas; b) they get directed to shops with wonderful items; c) they get the opportunity to win a cool handmade prize; d) they know exactly when to tune in! Participants benefit because a) they get new readers (many participants end up with hundreds of comments & visitors); b) they get potential shoppers/readers; c) they can experience the joy of giving something they’ve made to a virtual friend. Want to play? Here are some guidelines:
- Your give-away item must be either handmade (for example, soap, jewelry, bags, marshmallows), or something that can be used for making handmade gifts (for example, buttons, ribbons, candle wax, etc.)
- You need to write a post about the item and ask visitors to comment on that post. This must be posted no later than 9 a.m. eastern on Monday, May 17. We’re checking the links at 9 a.m. eastern and if there isn’t a giveaway post we will delete you from the list. You can post the night before if you want to be sure to remember!
- Decide how you want to choose the winner (random, best answer to a question, etc.).
- State in the post whether you’ll ship the item internationally.
- Leave your giveaway open until May 20. This gives plenty of time for people to visit you.
- Ship your item by May 24, one week from Giveaway Day.
- Spread the word! Make May 17th a Giveaway Day all over blogland! If you’d like, grab our button and link back to this post to let your readers know you’ll be participating. The code always gets wonky when we post it here, so here is the image url: http://www.sewmamasew.com/media/blog/giveaway_button_2010.jpg and here is the link url: http://www.sewmamasew.com/?p=7239
Want to participate? Email firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Giveaway Day) by Sunday, May 16th. Please include the following info:
- Blog or Shop URL (the URL where people will find your giveaway post)
- Blog or Shop name (the blog or shop name where people will find your giveaway post)
- Tell us your location and whether you’ll ship internationally
- Category for your giveaway (pick one): Handcrafted Item(s) (including Homemade Food), Handcrafted Item(s)+Supplies/Materials, Sewing Supplies/Materials, Knitting Supplies/Materials
On Giveaway Day we’ll post a master list of participants on our blog divided into a series of three posts with different categories. Stop by to verify your information (check all three lists for your name first before freaking out!), explore other sites and try your luck at winning a great giveaway!