Old  July 22nd, 2018, 6:20am     #2356
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Websites that have recently bit the dust: Klout, Tumblr, and Network Blogs. This is great news for people who enter blogs--that's THREE less entries we have to do!

Care to guess how long it will take the bloggers who use these sites as entries to figure out the sites are gone? Six months? A year? Lord knows many bloggers do not test their own Rafflecopter widgets. Ever.
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  Old  July 22nd, 2018, 6:27am     #2357
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Just a heads up for people who enter blogs. I just noticed that one of the bloggers is no longer contacting winners--you have to contact them if you won. I'm not allowed to mention the blog here (which is silly), but it has to do with books, has a dog theme, and the blogger has two sites.

I think (not sure) that is a new policy for this particular blog(s).

My opinion of bloggers who are "too busy" to notify winners: DIVA and NARCISSIST and I feel sorry for her children.
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  Old  July 22nd, 2018, 9:53am     #2358
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Regarding the blogger who doesn't "have time" to notify winners, I've noticed that not all of her giveaways have this notice. I think it depends on if she's in charge of the giveaway or not. A lot of her giveaways are joint efforts, creative presentations, etc.
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  Old  August 6th, 2018, 12:50pm     #2359
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The best thing to do in this case I think is to leave the page in your bookmarks until after the contest is over. Does this blogger post the winner directly in the rafflecopter form, on the blog post and not in the rafflecopter, or does this blogger announce it in a separate post? If she posts it directly in the rafflecopter which I have seen some do simply leave it in your bookmarks until the contest ends and the winner is shown in the form.
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  Old  August 6th, 2018, 1:40pm     #2360
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She is still notifying people if they win. I emailed her about it using her contact form and she answered yes she is still going to contact them if they win.
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  Old  August 6th, 2018, 2:02pm     #2361
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The best thing to do in this case I think is to leave the page in your bookmarks until after the contest is over. Does this blogger post the winner directly in the rafflecopter form, on the blog post and not in the rafflecopter, or does this blogger announce it in a separate post? If she posts it directly in the rafflecopter which I have seen some do simply leave it in your bookmarks until the contest ends and the winner is shown in the form.
I create an appointment on my calendar app to check back when I come across sweeps like that. The alarm feature reminds me when the day and time comes.
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  Old  August 6th, 2018, 2:03pm     #2362
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She is still notifying people if they win. I emailed her about it using her contact form and she answered yes she is still going to contact them if they win.
If we're talking about the same blogger, I wonder why she put a big notice on her giveaways that she doens't have time to contact winners? Maybe you embarrassed her into recapitulating, lol.
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  Old  September 29th, 2018, 5:40pm     #2363
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I've made a decision to remove obnoxious bloggers from my life. It was a long-time coming, and I went back and forth about the decision, but the final decision has been made.

I'm not going to enter any more blogs in which they expect you to do hundreds of entries--leave a comment on 35 blogs (daily), retweet every single product they're peddling (daily), pin the same pin daily, sign up using their Swagbucks, Shop Your Way, or other affiliate accounts, and on and on.

You know the bloggers I'm talking about. They work in "networks" and they expect you to do the same amount of work whether they're giving away $200 or a pair of socks.

And they NEVER update or correct their raffle widgets. You see the same mistakes on them month in and month out. When will they notice that Klout and Networked Blogs are no longer in business?

No more! And while I'm at it, I also banned Bauer Pub sweeps that suck all of my time with their impossible captchas and 'enter at 15 sites' for a pair of ear buds sweeps.

Enough! And may I say, since making this decision, sweeping has returned to the joy that it once was. I highly recommend it.

If I ever run out of sweeps to enter, I'll enter the above-referenced, but that has not happened yet and hopefully it never will.

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  Old  October 15th, 2018, 10:15pm     #2364
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I know I'm wasting my breath...but why are the blogs allowed to post duplicate giveaways if the "regular" sweeps cannot? I'm talking about the creative presentation blog giveaways. It's common for several bloggers to post the same sweep, although you can only enter at one site. It would be nice if the mods would delete the duplicates.
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