I need to find better header images.
Ok! So, this is going to be a no nonsense, straight to the point blog. As the title suggests, I have a few questions related to my giveaway blogs. Yesterday, our very own Radical Yoseph was kind enough to donate a copy of Spec Ops: The Line (PC) with the intent of it being added to the November giveaway's pool of games. This generous donation led me to my first question:
1.) Is anyone else interested in donating games/giftcards/whatever to the giveaway pool?
I'd like to make it clear that regardless of whether anyone wants to donate games to the pool, I will still be holding this giveaway each month, with (generally) the same amount of new games being added to the pool each month. There is no obligation to donate anything, (I would hope this is not the impression I give here) but any donations would be greatly appreciated and would go right back into the community. If anyone has any old humble bundle keys they don't want, or gift copies of steam games they don't want, if the spirit moves you, you could throw those games into the pool. Another thing I was thinking of is in regards to some of our community artists, where (once again, if they find it interesting/choose to do so) they could offer 1 small drawing or something similar as a raffle reward, which would work in the same way that I give away giftcards. Those who choose to enter the raffle rather than choosing a game would be entered into the raffle for both the drawing and the giftcard. Raffle contestants would not be able to win both, and in the event that they are drawn for both, they may choose one of the two. Although I'm not any great shakes when it comes to art, I plan offering on offering one small drawing request as a prize in next month's raffle. (ex. A person could ask me to draw x/y/z and I would do my best to do so.) I just think things like that would add an extra layer of fun/intrigue to the giveaways.
2.) Are the guidelines/rules of my giveaways easy to understand?
When looking at October's giveaway, for example, is it easy to understand what is required in the submission, and how winners will be chosen? Should I make it more clear?
3.) Have the activities of my first two giveaways been fun and or engaging? Are they too exclusive (not everyone is an artist/not everyone feels confident in their writing abilities)? Do you have any recommendations for the activities of future giveaways? I'm just one person, and since I'm a creative type most of my ideas for future contests revolve around creative type stuff. It would be really, really appreciated if any of you could offer some suggestions.
And that wraps things up! I guess this isn't really much of an interesting blog, but I really want to make my giveaways as fun as possible, and I want to reach as many community members as possible with them. I apologize I didn't convey myself well in this blog. I'm currently dealing with a wave of depression, so my mind isn't really working at full capacity right now, but I wanted to get this out as soon as possible. Any and all feedback is much appreciated (don't be too mean, bb) and I love you all. <3