I very rarely like to get caught up in what’s going on in other peoples sites. I feel like there is room for everyone and being creative is something to be celebrated and not cut off in any way. But there is something that has been bothering me and I decided to reach out and ask for the creator of a giveaway blog to stop posting my blog giveaways.
When I started this blog I wanted to keep things fair and not be all about the numbers. If I had 100 readers or 10 everyone would be equal and have the same consideration. Some people want a million readers and yes that would be nice, but for me its about people finding posts on their own and participating/reading/watching videos because they want to. So when I do a giveaway everyone in this small community has a fair shot at winning. I just don’t think its fair to get a large number of entries from people that have never been here before and possibly take it away from someone that does come here regularly and enters on good faith every time there is a giveaway.
I’ve seen such amazing kindness from many of you. I’ve had people win twice fairly (talk about lucky!) and decline the prize because they’ve won before and they know that winning the prize would make someone else’s day. I’ve had someone win that saw another long time readers entry about having four kids and wanting to win new makeup to feel like she has something pretty. Well this sweet and amazing winner asked me to give her prize to the mom of four instead. Such kindness takes my breath away.
I know that there are two sides to every opinion or story and I respect the person’s website and wish them continued success. But I don’t need a zillion people checking this site out. My blog is not for everyone but there is a small number of people that I’m just right for. They read and share their opinions and ask me if I know that someone in Taiwan copied my whole Fashion Star blog post and put it on their site….. Anyway those are the people that I’m speaking up for and always will.
And guess what? There will be another Blog Sale soon:) I’ll keep you updated with the details on what day and time it’s happening!