Lately I have noticed that with lots of giveaways you need to be a “follower” of the blog via Google Friend Connect. Why? What’s so special about Google Friend Connect, apart from the fact that everybody visiting your blog can actually SEE how many followers you have? Is it some self esteem thing? The more followers in your sidebar the more popular you are?
What if I subscribe to a blog in another way? Does that make me a less welcome reader? Why wouldn’t I be eligible to enter a giveaway just because I don’t want to use that Google Connect thing? Can someone enlighten me, please!