Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bloggy Carnival

I finally learned how to put on a button. The newest Bloggy Carnival is starting on Monday. I feel the need to express my opinion on this extremely fun event.

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button

I think the bloggy carnival is a fun way to increase traffic to your blog, and see what other ideas people have for their blog.

However, I am taking a stand.

I was a new blogger two carnivals ago and that one and the most recent one in April, I was a mad woman. I entered more than 700 contests and guess what I won? NADA! Not a thing. The carnival took away from my time with my family because I was busy entering contests when I should have been playing with my husband and kids.

So here's my take one things.

I think that if you're so inclined, enter to your heart's content. You can even use the button above if you like.

But I will only be entering the contests of those already in my reader. I feel that I am truly being more genuine that way. And that way if I win, it will be from one of the wonderful people I have already come to know in the blogosphere.

I would love to hear your opinion on the bloggy carnival and if you too have lived the frustration of spending precious HOURS entering, only to win NOTHING.

Have a fun time and if you win something, let me know. I will live vicariously through you.


Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

After four carnivals worth of entering, I've only won once - and that was from a blog that I already read. I'll enter contests on blogs that I read anyway, and maybe a few others, but I don't go crazy with it anymore.

Melissa said...

Your right- I spent way too much time last time entering contests. Entering the ones in my bloglines is a great idea, and maybe a couple others. Good luck this time!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

One of them, I entered about 200, and I won 5 of them, but one person never fulfilled their delivery of the winning item.

Last time, I only entered about 25-30 and I didn't win anything.

One of my giveaways right before last Christmas, I was giving away 5 different things and 2 of the winners were people who already frequented my blog.

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Oops! I take that back, during the last contest, I did win a coupon for a free 6 pack of Yoplait Kids yogurt from a blogger I already visited.

Debbie Yost said...

I've never participated in the previous carnivals. I did the 5 minute for mom Blog Party and visited a few blogs but found it overwhelming. I am participating in this carnival and do have a prize. I'm not sure how many others I will enter, though. I'll mess with it if I have some free time, but right now I am deep in job-hunting so I need to put my spare time there. I agree with everything you said, though.

Anonymous said...

Well...actually I think I might do a little perusing this time around. I was NOT going to do that, but then both Dave and the kids are gone this week so I'm all by my lonesome...

Perfect time to blog shop!

Mrs. Sprinkles said...

HI--thanks for stopping by my blog. You are totally right about spending too much time entering contests--I did that myself the last time around and am trying not to do it this time.