Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Experimenting with Blog Giveaways

Crafty Girls! Everyone who writes a blog wants to get more people to read it. No matter how many followers you have, it's never enough. My own desire for readers is an unfillable chasm of need. Every time I check my craft blog and see another follower it's like a little birthday party deep in my heart. To drive more traffic to their blogs people have started doing giveaways. Maybe this has been going on forever and you're all over it. It's new to me though, and I'm crazy about them. I've entered like 30 in the last three days. For those of you who run blogs in addition to your etsy sites--I think there is some excellent marketing potential with this idea. The point is to get as many people thinking about your product as often as possible so that when a holiday or event comes up and they need say a purse or a necklace-they will remember you.If they check your blog, you'll be on their mind.
Now that I'm obsessed with blog giveaways so I've decided to start giving one dress away every week. There are two giveaways this week to start it off( I chose two sites, one of them is new but hilarious-they need more readers. The other is really established, has a huge readership and will help me get more traffic to my sites).

On both sites you have to become a follower on their blog and then comment about the dress. At the end of the week they will randomly pick a winner and I'll mail out my old friend to you. So much fun.
The contest for the small medium dress is on http://www.whwywfashiontips.blogspot.com
the one for the medium large is on http://theglamorouswahm.com/

Next week I'll do it on my site. I don't know why I love these so much--personally I never win anything, which is why I have no interest in gambling. I did win a game of Cranium the other night, but that could be because we were playing against a drunk and a retard.
Anyway, good luck! Write to me if you win. I'll post again and let you know if this ploy has resulted in more actual sales or just been a frenzy of pointless fun. Write to me or comment if you've seen success from this giveaway idea on your own blog.
One last thing---should we all be linking our blogs( all the etsy austin people?) Might be fun!


  1. SO I'm not that much for blog giveaways and my blog is suffering from severe neglect where I only add new baby pictures *blush* BUT I was SOOO happy to see you post because I had been trying to remember your store name since I saw a few of your dresses in a booth outside Grapevine market. Somehow looking through EtsyAustin's roster wasn't helping me find it.

    SO horray!

  2. I thought I was the only one who uses the word "retard". It made me laugh out loud!
    Thanks for the links! I will definitely come back next week so I can enter YOUR contest!

  3. Hi,
    I think you and I have in common the world of Etsy...

    I would love it if you would come back to my blog DISH and dish :) My newest question is about "Making Waves."

    Have a lovely weekend,