Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Entering Giveaways & Privacy

Starting today I am changing the way that I do giveaways on my blogs. In the past I have asked for people to leave an email address if it's not linked to their account. I've done this so that I am able to get a hold of the winner and to let people know of new giveaways listed at Diana Rambles. Well, people have been getting spammed! I apologize! For the Scentsy giveaway, another Scentsy consultant (actually a director) emailed several of the entrants to promote herself. That is so tacky and I hope she gets in trouble! Several months ago another blog designer approached entrants to a blog makeover giveaway I was offering and she offered them the chance to host a blog makeover giveaway on their blog. On behalf of my readers I send my sincerest apologies!

So from now on all entry information will be private. I will set up a google doc for each giveaway. It will be a simple form and all information entered will be kept private and not shared with anyone. I have gone back and hidden all comments on giveaways I have hosted. A draw back of this is that possible sponsors won't see how many entries I have. My reader's privacy is more important to me than PR.

Diana is a crafty creative Midwestern work from home mama of 3. She enjoys playing with PhotoShop Elements, sewing & crafting, creating fun for family & friends, camping, and reading. She is the owner & operator of Custom Blog Designs.

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11 comments :

  1. Why do people always have to run things for everyone else...
    Thanks people...
    Thanks Diana for letting us know.. Have a great evening..

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  2. That is just rude. I hope the google docs works well.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you like it. I'm excited to participate in your giveaways. I can't wait to see if I win!!

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  4. Thank you for popping to visit :-) Come back any time.

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  5. That is awful! I always have people that participate in my contests leave their e mail addresses. So far I haven't had any problems with spam. Maybe I should be more careful too.

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  6. Thanks for the update. I have been entering the giveaways and enjoy keeping up with your blog.

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  7. Diana love your blog!!!NataleeHttp://tatmama.blogspot.com/

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  8. That's good of you to do and I respect you more as a blogger/contest runner for it.

    That is very tacky and UNPROFESSIONAL when so called "Blog designers" go after your participants as well. I hope people see through this.I have seen at least one "blog designer" lie about her qualifications. I know that you are honest and your clients appreciate this.

    Kudos to you Diana!

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  9. Yikes wow people are really just rude!!! Sorry that happened to you!

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  10. I like the changes, I love the comic strip.
    Have a great week my friend.

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  11. This is just nasty. I got listed in a newsletter that I didn't sign up for and I don't know how the heck they got my email until I realized I joined a giveaway on one blog. Not cool at all.

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