Thursday, December 29, 2011

Rafflecopter? What is The Big Fuss?

About early November many bloggers who do giveaways of products that they reviews started using Rafflecopter's widget in beta stage. This method for giveaways spread like wild fire! I came across Rafflecopter in few, well several of the giveaways blogs! Just a month prior, no one had this for the giveaways. Then I would see one and it caused a stir! The entrants of the giveaways were puzzled and unsure how to use this form for entering. Many liked this and some did not, I was with the latter. I was entering these giveaways and kept at it until it started to make sense. I learned through the blog grapevine that the bloggers who set up the giveaways on their blogs really liked this method. It was easier for them to put the giveaways up, less time consuming! I was curious about that side of it and knowing that I plan to do giveaways on this blog, I went ahead and applied to have the Rafflecopter widget for And Here's My Two Cents...!  My application was accepted and I used it for my giveaways. It was pretty simple to set up. I know that as an entrant for these giveaways, some parts of the forms were a bit confusing. It was for us bloggers too! Rafflecopter heard us and took in many great suggestions by us. They tweaked it here and there,  few minor adjustments made. It is even easier and better now!

Here is a video that guides you as an entrant on how to enter the giveaways using Rafflecopter widget.

Introducing The New Rafflecopter Giveaway Widget  <~ That link will take you to the latest information about the new improvements. I am liking this more and more for both sides, the blogger and the entrant!

Six Tips For Running Giveaways With Rafflecopter  <~ The link to Rafflecopter's blog with six tips useful for bloggers!

Okay Feathered Friends! Yep, You! I thought that I would just put a practice Rafflecopter widget for you to  try out and see how it works. There will be no prize or winner. If you make a mistake, you can edit your entry! How cool is that? I am happy with that! So often I have clicked too soon and goofed with no way to correct it. Now you can! Make a mistake and see for yourself! Have fun! If you have any question(s), just put them in the "Comments" and I will do my best to answer them!

If you do not see the Rafflecopter Widget, click "Read more" below. Thanks!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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