It is a situation that irks me. A month ago or so I was sent a giveaway by a friend of mine for
We entered. Believe me, this was no small task. To enter you had to jump through a bazillion hoops (yes.. I am exaggerating for effect.. but seriously.. there were a lot of things to do). You had to follow the blog. Follow on twitter. Tweet. Write a 100 word blog post linking to all things she wanted you to and a few other things ( I would have all the exact details but the blogger has since removed said giveaway post). These were not extra entry options. These were MANDATORY. Yes, you had to do all of them. It was a lot of work. The prizes were good and the entries were down around the 50 entry mark.. so we entered.
The giveaway end date comes and goes and no winner is announced. A week passes and we check the blog faithfully as the blogger had been adamant about NOT emailing the winner (Really people? Really? You require our email address but you won't contact us if we win.. and on top of that you will only give us 24 hours to find our win and contact you before we are DQ'd.. is it necessary to be that way? Really? .. but I digress...). Eventually the blogger posts a message stating something along the lines of.. I'm sorry.. been busy... will announce the winner this weekend. No biggie, I understand that bloggers are people, with lives, families, pets, husbands, other jobs and just plain old "me time" to deal with. Sometimes picking a winner just isn't top priority. I get it. I have those obligations too. So I wait. Everyone waits. All 80 people or so that worked hard putting together entries for this giveaway wait. The weekend comes and goes. The blog has no new posts. A few more days pass. Then a couple more. Till one day .. just when I am thinking I should pop a polite " Hi there, just wondering if you have drawn a winner?" email.. I pop onto the blog to see this .. and I quote "
GoodbyeYup, she up and left us. No winner. No nothing. Just stiffed everyone on the giveaway. People wished her luck and happiness and politely asked if the giveaway winner would be announced. Nothing. My friend sent her an email. Nothing. I tweeted her. Nothing. The only response we saw was her come back to the blog and delete the giveaway post. Oh, and she managed to come back once more and write a one line post about chicken nuggets. Ya, chicken freakin nuggets.. sheesh. I wanted to hunt this girl down and slap her silly with coach bags whilst throwing chicken nuggets at her and screaming "WHY??!!!" .. but again.. I digress...
Monday, March 15, 2010
I no longer have time to blog so goodbye blog world :( i really loved my followers and my blog idk maybe ill do it again you can still follow my twitter if you would like
for the last time
Apparently I needed to get all this off my chest. :) Its been eating me inside.
The thing is (and I know its a few bad apples spoiling the bunch here) this isn't the only time I have seen this. I am currently waiting on a winner announcement in a contest where there are 4 prizes and 4 winners. Obviously I won (and so did the others) but there has been no winners announcements and no emails and yet the blogger still has time to come in and post three times a week about everything else under the sun. It has been 2 weeks since that one ended. In the course of my tour around the blogosphere this past year I have seen bloggers who don't answer emails, don't ship prizes, don't announce winners and generally just don't care enough to follow through. It is horrible. It is frustrating. It is unnecessary. I'm tired of it.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the good bloggers. UN- love the crappy ones. Anyone else have similar experiences, thoughts, gripes.. or just plain old want to disagree with me??