Old  June 13th, 2010, 6:20pm     #16
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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 11:29am     #17
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I don't enter them because I don't want to have my name in the comments on blogs. Does anyone know if it's okay to just put your first name to enter, without your full name?

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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 11:57am     #18
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Don't enter them, too time consuming.

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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 12:13pm     #19
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I don't enter them because I don't want to have my name in the comments on blogs. Does anyone know if it's okay to just put your first name to enter, without your full name?
Most of the time, you can just use your first name. I don't enter those that require first and last name to be published in the comments, but I don't mind first and last name in a Google form that just goes straight to the blog owner.
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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 12:34pm     #20
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I don't mind blogs because I understand why they are running contests. They are trying to increase the visibility of their blog and the overall followers of said blog and from what I can see most of the prizes they offer are gifts/donations from sponsors of their blog(I could be way off on this, just an observation) I don't feel that blogs are any harder to enter than regular sweeps, but I am also into Facebook and Twitter so following/liking is no big deal to me. Blogs are becoming the natural progression of sweeps and people will either get used to it, stop sweeping or continue to enter non-blog sweeps, but no matter what one thing will always be true.... you can't make everyone happy and someone will always complain, even about FREE stuff and GIVEAWAYS.

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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 1:56pm     #21
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I was just thinking about this last night. Blogs are just like dailys in a way. You can choose to just enter once or you can take advantage of multiple entries.
How many times have you entered an instant every day for weeks and when you win it's for a prize worth $5 or less and there is a limit of one prize per person?
I've decided that choosing which blog prize I want to win and entering the 4 to unlimited number of times I choose gives me Waaaay better odds of winning. If it's a prize I like but it isn't something special or something I really, really want I will just do the minimum or maybe fan on Facebook or follow on Twitter - those are super easy to do.
But if it is something I really want (Like the Halo vacuum I won) I will try to do every entry possible.

Sure I prefer a simple Roboform entry, one time only, but if those sweeps aren't there I'm going to enter the ones I can.

After all, I'm a Sweepoholic! So far this year my blog wins are close to $1500.
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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 3:17pm     #22
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Oh BLESS YOU!
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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 3:38pm     #23
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I don't even like the word blogs, kind of Blah gs. Yuck!
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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 7:55pm     #24
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I don't enter them because I don't want to have my name in the comments on blogs. Does anyone know if it's okay to just put your first name to enter, without your full name?
I use my first and middle name on blogs. The spelling isn't as common so it's easy to do a Google search to make sure that I didn't miss a win.

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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 8:13pm     #25
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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 8:14pm     #26
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I don't enter them because I don't want to have my name in the comments on blogs. Does anyone know if it's okay to just put your first name to enter, without your full name?
I don't require names to enter my blog, only if you win and I ask in a private email and discard the email after the sponsor gets the info.

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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 8:18pm     #27
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I don't hate them--I just don't do them. I would have to actually think to enter the blogs.

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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 9:17pm     #28
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This a sticky thread for anyone who wants to either praise or vent about blogs. Please DO NOT start new threads with general vent/praise for or about blogs.

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Hate isn't a strong enough invective. It's an indication of the death of sweeping to those of us who have been at it since prizes were a shock to the receiver. Perhaps we nay-sayers are too negative, but blogging is not sweeping. 'Nuff said, for now.

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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 9:25pm     #29
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I don't enter blogs but I don't care that we have them because I filter them out. 20 pages of blogs would be a drag to peruse.

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  Old  June 14th, 2010, 9:57pm     #30
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