So I’m thinking about switching up the way I do my contest entries, and I’d love to hear what you think about it.
My thought is to aim for the mandatory entry to always be something that is actually fun to answer. Something relevant to the topic, but giving people an opportunity to share something personal. That doesn’t mean it has to take a long time to answer, though. I’ve done a few of my mandatory entries this way, and so far, I’m really enjoying reading the posts. It’s helping me to get to know my readers better!
Then I thought I’d reduce the number of additional entries offered. Most people find them to be annoying, even if they do some/all of them. I think I’ll try to offer one sponsor love opportunity (like following them on facebook or twitter) and then one blogger love opportunity (like following me on twitter or subscribing). It will cut down on the overall # of entries, which will make the odds better for folks (yay!).
I’m also hoping that it will encourage people to actually do the extra entries more often, since there will only be 2 options. I have to be real, the sponsor and the blogger (that would be me) need people to follow them in these various ways in order to keep going, so we can’t eliminate those elements altogether.
What do you think about this idea? Sound good? Not so good?