One of the things I’ve noticed are how prevalent online giveaways are starting to be. Most blogs on the internet, whether hosted on Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, and even on Facebook (which doesn’t really qualify a a blog host) hold giveaway for their readers. I think it’s wonderful and shows how generous people are. 🙂
Anyway, one of the things I dislike is the tediousness of having to click links and buttons (like following someone on Twitter or liking a page on Facebook) and copying and pasting things (such as a tweet). You also can’t see how your entries are counted since the bloggers are the ones who compiles the list of entries. These haven’t deterred me from entering giveaways though. As I entered giveaway after giveaway, I ended up on one blog which used Rafflecopter for their giveaway. I simply fell in love with Rafflecopter and I think it’s a great idea for people to use it for their giveaways.
Rafflecopter helps you make a giveaway and makes it easier for those entering to finish the “tasks” needed to join. It also helps the giveaway organizer to compile all the entries and pick using Random.org. One of the good things is that if you decide to change some parts of the giveaway, you can edit the giveaway and just refresh the page where your giveaway is located. No need to insert it again. Here are some screenshots to show you how Rafflecopter works (I made a test giveaway for it):
And this is how it will look like (well, pretty much; I’m relying on the preview for the screens):
That’s it. Time for me to sleep. I still have work tomorrow. Good night dear readers! (^^)/~~