Sometimes I often wonder if winners really are randomly picked or flat out chosen. It’s hard not to wonder about this when you see the same people winning prizes over and over again, especially when the winners are “bigwigs” or when the winners are fellow blogger friends. I’m not accusing anyone of doing this (so don’t go and get your panties/underwear in a wad over it) but, if they did, I could see why. You get a backlink for one thing. This is great but the publicity you would get from a bigwig winner would be the most benificial gain.
I decided to do a short, simple video to draw the winner of my contest. This way, you see that the winner really was a random choice and not a personal choice. You will have to watch the video to see who the winner was. If you entered and are not a regular reader of my blog, it’s ok. I will show the winner link love on Friday in the “My 2 Cents” post. That person will have 1 week from that day to claim his/her prize money.
I received 32 unique entries. 9 of those received 2 entries for humor and creativity. 1 entry was from a person who doesn’t even have a blog, they were just a reader.
There were many people who plugged my contest without an entry and I want to say thank you very much! I think this contest went really well and was extremely pleased with the number of entries. This blog is officially 1 month old and has already exceeded my expectations. Again, thank you to all who participated either by entry or plugging:) Please keep in mind, I am no filmmaker. This video is very un-fancy and to the point.