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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Upcoming Bloggiversary and Giveaway Question

On February 4th, A Polish Problem will have it's first birthday.  For whatever reason, I thought it would be a good idea to blog about my addiction.  I guess for proof when they come to take me away.  LOL.  I'm very fortunate to be able to continue this blog for a year and very grateful to my readers and followers.  I know there are much bigger and better blogs than mine, but I do appreciate you reading my ramblings.  :)

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I'm in the process of putting together a give away/contest, or perhaps both, depending on how this plays out.  I had the idea that during the month of the February, I could have one give away a week, with the price each week being one of my favorite things.  For example, I plan on giving away a bottle of NARS Dovima, and the items to recreate one of my favorite manis from 2009, among other things.  I think at last count, I had about 5-6 giveaway items (so I would probably continue this into March if I do one a week).

So my question being... would you prefer a giveaway to be a single item or a small collection of items to create a specific look, or would you rather I have one or two bigger giveaways with several items each.  All these items are self-purchased, so individually, they aren't worth more than $10 or so each (some less, some more), but all together, it would be a pretty substantial amount.  I see pros and cons to both.  With a weekly drawing, more people have a chance to win.  With one or two drawings, you get more stuff if you win.  Also, if you prefer a weekly drawing, would you rather get to pick your prize from a group, or have me announce at the beginning of each week what the prize will be?

I will probably decide and have the giveaway(s)/contest(s) up and running by the first of February.


Kirsten (The Dutch Nail Blog) said...

I like the idea of multiple smaller giveaways where you pick what you want to giveaway each week. It's your party and that way more people get to celebrate it with you.
Congrats on your blogger birthday!

Unknown said...

I agree w/ Kirsten. My husband laughs at me because every year around by birthday I call it my "birthday month" which ends up being about 6-7 weeks, because I've reached the age when my friends and family say things like "I'll take you to dinner for your birthday"...and finding the time to get together can be tough. I love it - it keeps me from focusing on the horrid ever-creeping higher number (yuck!) and makes me feel all princessy and well-loved - the people I love all want to take me out and spend time w/ me! :)

So I vote for your bloggiversary being a weeks-long affair! :) As long as people are still having a good time, the party's not over. :)

Musicalhouses said...

Awww congrats on your bloggiversary! I love giveaways! I'll be watching your blog :P

april brooks said...

One thing you might want to consider is how much shipping will be if you have lots of giveaways.

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