Bloggiesta–Rafflecopter challenge

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I saw the Rafflecopter challenge at The Competitive Bibliomaniac and want to give this Rafflecopter another try. I used it once but for some reason, entering did not work and I never figured out why.

So, here is another go at it. Maybe a few Bloggiesta participants want to help me out and see whether it works or not. Usually I do not require any following and what not, but for the sake of testing I added a few voluntary options to enter.

The prize is only small, but I am sure book lovers will know what to use it for anyway. Thanks for entering and letting me know whether it worked or not.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. I have seen Rafflecopter around but don’t really see the use of it for me. That is, I’m happy to work with comments or google forms because I only ever have two entries at the most (enter & tweet about it). And I never have hundreds of people entering my giveaways. Do you find it useful?
    Leeswammes (Judith)’s last post ..Bloggiesta: Starting Line

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    • Ah, thanks Judith, it seems entering works this time.
      Actually, I like its clean looks and I just love gadgets, what can I say?! Plus, it also draws the winner, I think, so there is no hassle with that either.
      I usually have not too many enterers either (see the charity giveaway, God, the number of enterers can be counted on one hand), and don’t have those “must do this, must do that” entires, I guess I just like the thought behind it.

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  2. Seems to work ok for me, although it wasn’t obvious that I had followed you on twitter.

    I just use google forms personally and that works ok, not sure if rafflecopter would work with wordpress.com blogs anyway
    Lucy’s last post ..Murakami Reading Challenge 2012

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  3. I have nooooo idea what this is about. Every day I think I do too much blogging and everyday I find myself surprise and in awe by something new that you all already know.

    I hope it works for you this time!
    Elena’s last post ..Bleak House – Part I

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    • Raflecopter is just a service to create giveaways where you can ask people to do certain things as mandatory or voluntary entries. Just a nice gadget, but definitely nothing one NEEDS to have.

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  4. It seems to work, although I purposely didn’t follow you on twitter and just told the program I already did, and it seems like it still gave me the entry.

    If I win, I’ll take the .com option. Thanks!
    MJ’s last post ..Feminists, Read this, FOR REAL

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    • Thanks, MJ. I have no idea what Rafflecopter does or does not to verify stuff like that. Also I don’t know what happens when someone says they left a blog comment and didn’t. Some things still need checking out.

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      • Rikki,

        There is the cool spreadsheet that you can look at by logging in at Rafflecopter that has the entries in them. I usually just check out the winner (meaning did they post a comment or are they actually following me on twitter). I haven’t had a problem yet, but if I find one I’d probably just pull another winner 🙂

        Julia @ CompBiblio
        Julia’s last post ..Bloggiesta Mini Challenge: What’s a Rafflecopter?

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        • Oh, right. Thanks for that feedback. I didn’t know about that spreadsheet but it is definitely helpful. That way you can at least check easily. I find it a bit unfair that someone might sneak in another entry without actually completing the task. After all, it increases their chance of winning. But people are honest in general and I assume this doesn’t happen too often anyway.

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  5. Never tried Rafflecopter myself though I’m now using Google Docs for giveaway hops as it’s a little bit more convenient since Blogger implemented some changes in the comment system and my comment-numbering-thingy isn’t working anymore. Anyway, rafflecopter is working fine here 🙂 and as to the Amazon, that would be .de for me!

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    • Yes, my blog theme doesn’t count comments either. Very annoying, :). Now that it seems to work I kind of like Rafflecopter.

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  6. Trying out your Rafflecopter experiment. I hadn’t heard of Rafflecopter before Bloggiesta so I was thinking about doing this challenge myself. As for the Amazon request, would Amazon.ca be okay. Greetings from Canada!

    P.S. Love the name of you blog!
    Liza’s last post ..It’s Time For Bloggiesta Again! ¡Ole!

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    • Thanks, Liza. Yes, you should try it out while Bloggiesta to get some honest feedback.
      I think Canada would be do-able, :).

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    • It seems, .ca is just not on my radar, I am sorry. But like I said to Liza already, it would definitely be possible.

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    • Julia, if I have to jump through hoops to enter I usually move on without even a second look. So I don’t require it from my readers either, :).

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