Wednesday, April 28, 2010


There has been a lot of buzz about giveaways and contests this week. Here's a few links shared here and with me on how bloggers can fudge giveaways.

Sweepin for Traffic

Ad or Review, Sweep or Sham

Are Giveaways Regularly Rigged?

The Down and Dirty

While there is absolutely no proof MckMama uses any of these tactics, since giveaways are hands down the most popular part of her blog, I thought this would be good information for all readers to see regarding any contest.

I did adore this quote, and it sounded eerily familiar:
"But more and more 'mommy bloggers' are positioning themselves and acting like untouchable prima donnas, 'It’s my blog…SO THERE! I can say and do whatever I want.'"

On the topic of giveaways, people have commented and emailed me about the cost to advertise and host giveaways with MckMama. Not a single person I have asked has had a return on investment. So if you are interested in hosting a giveaway with MckMama you might consider talking with others who have collaborated with her on giveaways in the past and find out if the money is worth it, or if it's just beneficial to MckMama.