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.