Now, I know that no one likes hoops but I also want to highlight the shops that would be sponsoring these giveaways. So I thought a fair compromise would be to have 2 entries for the giveaway. The first would be no hoops attached, just leave a comment. And the second (which would be optional) would ask you to get to know a shop thorough any social media you use. So something like . . . Follow a shop. You can like them on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter or their Blog or sign up for their Newsletter and then leave a comment here of where you follow :) Edit - We could even add pick a favorite item from their shop and comment about it if that is an option people like ;)
Second Edit and really a tangent from the original question, but while we are discussing . . . - I appreciate the comments that have been made about the concept that giveaways are advertising. And yes, I agree, they are, absolutely but I think they are also a fun way to advertise. I advertise for my sponsors on my blog, otherwise they would not want to sponsor my blog which I don't blame them for because the long and the short of it is that they are a business. I am in the same boat, I love to create and share beautiful things but I also have to pay for that passion, But, please know that I really do try to keep the "business" side of Happy Quilting inline with the goal of sharing my love of quilting. All of my "advertising" will always be quilting related and in harmony with my quilting passion. , I just hope this helps explain more why I choose to have sponsors and why I am contemplating doing this giveaway day :) (And please don't think my explanation means you still can't share your thoughts, including if you don't like giveaways, it is just that, an explanation ;)
So that's the idea.
So now, I would love it if you could share with me your thoughts about this??
Would you love it???
Do you think giveaways are great and you wouldn't mind a little optional hoop???
Would you hate it???
If you aren't a giveaway kind of gal, would you still come and read the other 6 days of the week???
Would you stop coming altogether to read because it drove you nuts??
Please, leave a comment. I want to do what majority of readers are looking for when they come to read here ;) You are all a part of Happy Quilting :) You can share whatever opinion you have, but lets just remember to be nice ;)
Thank you so much for your help in this :) I look forward to reading your thoughts on the idea ;)