Old  June 6th, 2010, 7:33pm     #1
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What is your sweeping routine?
I'm not looking for your deepest, darkest sweeping secrets, I promise

I'm just curious if you have a routine you follow for putting in entries, and if you'd care to share?
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  Old  June 6th, 2010, 8:23pm     #2
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Get up in the morning, make coffee, feed fish, start up computer. Go to OLS and MySweeps and enter all my dailies, which takes about 35 minutes if I don't poke around in the forums. Then I check my weeklies, one times, etc. If I have time, I go to the categories I like best, and see if there are any new sweeps to add. I don't watch much TV, so I figure an hour spent entering is more productive than being on the couch watching a show!

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  Old  June 6th, 2010, 8:36pm     #3
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I don't have a strict routine, but this is what I usually do. I first go through the list of the day's expiring sweeps, then I enter the previous day's new sweeps. I might do some dailies in the morning, but I usually don't get to them until night. I enter my weekly sweeps on Saturday. I enter monthly sweeps throughout the month, whenever I get a chance. I have a good many monthly sweeps. I enter the 24 hour and unlimited sweeps whenever I remember them.

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  Old  June 6th, 2010, 8:44pm     #4
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Say hi to my tweeps on twitter- bitching if i didn't get enough sleep/coffee, delightful if i did (really, if you aren't following me you are missing out)

Check regular and blog email- say oh sh*t when i realize i am late on doing the review/giveaway- yeah i have 4 due by end of night

Close them out and come here and scroll down to recent forum posts- scan the ones that look interesting

Open up the daily sweeps tab and click newest first and add the ones that look like I might want to enter to my sweeps

Go back to twitter answer a few dm's scan the list (and usually if Rocky's Jewel or a few others are on I see what they have entered and play copycat)

Tell myself I should be working on the blog- ignore myself

Check out expiring today and start scanning then say crap I don't feel like doing this either

Go blab and waste more time on twitter- maybe or maybe not enter more giveaways there (yeah, won the mini diva an iphone couple days ago- they are SOOO worth it)

Mess around with the dogs for a while, do some laundry, clean and putter.

Come back see I'm still on the homepage figure I will do a few dailies-


OH, this isn't what you wanted to know? Hehe sorry, couldn't resist because lately it seems this is what i do

When I am winning a lot (most of the time- I averaged 3 a week last year not counting things like downloads and gimmes and I take a lot of time off) THIS is what I do

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  Old  June 6th, 2010, 8:56pm     #5
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First, I go to the "new Sweeps" from yesterday. Put my settings to premium w/no blogs. I go thru them entering the one timers that I want to enter, and putting dailies, weeklys, etc. into my sweeps.

Secondly I go to My Sweeps and enter the Monthly, Daily, 24 hr. etc .and lastly the dailies. I sometimes enter all my dailies and sometimes enter just a page or 2, depending on what else I have to do.

Last---I check out the forums and then check them out whenever I feel like it during the day.

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  Old  June 23rd, 2010, 12:33pm     #6
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My daily routine in sweeps in breakfast, take a bath, facing to the computer, go to OLS and MySweeps and enter all my dailies. That's it!
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  Old  June 23rd, 2010, 12:37pm     #7
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Don't have one. Just enter when I have time.

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  Old  June 23rd, 2010, 1:05pm     #8
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I get entered!
I get entered often & as much as possible- in between, I will sweep some more & the boys will discover mail ins for me to do as well!
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  Old  June 23rd, 2010, 1:24pm     #9
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I enter Instants, then dailies, then new ones!

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  Old  June 23rd, 2010, 2:16pm     #10
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Check the forums to see what's going on on OLS. Make sure I add all the new ones to mysweeps, make sure I entered all the ending today sweeps, and then on to entering, entering, entering all that I can (dailies, 24HRones, one timers, etc.).

Wishing & hoping & thinking & praying, planning & dreaming... and entering!
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  Old  June 23rd, 2010, 5:46pm     #11
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Get up. Get coffee. Various things on-line( paper,head lines,banking and e-mail) Do 1 to 6 pages of dailies. Make lunch and go to work. May or may not do any sweeps in the evening. 1 or twice a week catch up on NEW.

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  Old  June 23rd, 2010, 6:10pm     #12
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Just a question for some of you: Why would you enter New Sweeps BEFORE your dailies? Doesn't that just add sweeps to your dailies that you risk entering a second time for the day?

Anyway, I enter my dailies, then check yesterday's new sweeps and tomorrow's expiring sweeps. Then I usually check for instants by most recent (in case there's anything new posted today that I can win RIGHT NOW OMG). I check weekly sweeps on Saturdays.
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  Old  June 23rd, 2010, 6:32pm     #13
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Anyway, I enter my dailies, then check yesterday's new sweeps and tomorrow's expiring sweeps. Then I usually check for instants by most recent (in case there's anything new posted today that I can win RIGHT NOW OMG). I check weekly sweeps on Saturdays.

This is very close to my daily routine, too
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  Old  June 23rd, 2010, 6:48pm     #14
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Just a question for some of you: Why would you enter New Sweeps BEFORE your dailies? Doesn't that just add sweeps to your dailies that you risk entering a second time for the day?


Yes, entering new sweeps first does add sweeps to my dailies, but I will remember (and see by the date) that I have already entered a particular sweep that day. I just skip over it and keep entering the others in My Sweeps.

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