Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Quick Question About Giveaways?

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Lately we've been getting a lot of emails about participating in giveaways.  In the past, the only stuff we've given away has been stuff we bought or made for you or from the MommyLand store.  But some of the stuff people have been offering to GIVE US FOR FREE has been awesome. 

 
OK, technically - it's not for us. It's for you.  But before we jump into it - we want to know if it's something you'd like to do or if you think its annoying.
  • As a reader, would you be into free stuff?  (Leave us a comment and let us know)
  • If you have a business - would you want to do a give-away with us?  Even though we're idiots? (If you want to give something away on our site - email us at Lydia.and.Kate@rantsfrommommyland.com)
We are really bad at anything to do with the post office so if you guys don't think this is a good idea, we'll probably just skip it.  On the other hand if you like this idea, we'll get over our fear of the postal employees in Lydia's neighborhood (there's this one guy with a goatee...) and we'll be giving away some really cool stuff.
Thanks in advance for letting us know how you feel.  And by the way, you look really good today.  Are those new yoga pants or have you lost weight?
xo, Kate & Lydia
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UPDATE
Thank you so much for your feedback! Based on your comments, here's what we think we're gonna do:
  • We're going to go ahead and do some give-aways over the next month as an experiment.  If we get negative feedback, we won't do it again.
  • We're only going to work with awesome people.  For example Naughty Betty or Modern Bird Studios.  These are parents who read our blog, are already part of Mommyland and are running really cool businesses making really cool stuff.  Stuff we want.  They're not paying us and we're happy to promote them because we like what their doing.
  • Never would we make you click, enter, subscribe, follow, or provide personal information. EVER. Never ever. No spam. We're not adding any advertising or anything.   
  • All you would have to do to enter a drawing is leave a comment on a post describing the stuff being given away and then we'll randomly pick one. No rushing to be first or hitting the refresh button. Just post a comment. That's it.
  • If and when we do this - we'll probably do it on a weekend so that folks who are not into the whole give-away thing can feel free to totally ignore it.
  • We will not change how we post or what we post on a day to day basis. 
  • What's left to be decided is if we do it once a week for a month or do a big blow-out weekend 'o' giveaways once or twice a year. 
Once again, thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel about this.  We really appreciate all of you very much.  Maybe it's the T-box talking but... we love you guys so much. Thanks for encouraging us to keep writing this blog and telling us you don't care if we give you stuff.  You're awesome. 

xo, Lydia & Kate
  
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