Giveaways are so popular in the blogging community that it has become an essential part of the success of many blogs. However, it does take time and work to put together a good giveaway. What is so hard about it, you ask? Well … perhaps our Giveaway Blogger of the Year could tell you!
Bridget Gilligan has impressed so many bloggers around the globe with her easy to navigate blog and her creative business skills. In less than 2 years, she grew her blog to something very special and now has over 32K Facebook followers and over 26K Twitter followers and still growing!
We are honored to have had the following interview with Bridget, owner and creator of Giveaway Promote, to find out some of the things that make her blog so special.
In a maximum of 3 sentences, tell us what makes your blog special and different from the rest.
Giveaway Promote™ is an everything giveaway website. I not only do product reviews and host/organize giveaways of my own, but I offer a service to promote giveaways that other bloggers and businesses are hosting, to my large audience of giveaway entrants.
What are the biggest challenges you have about being a blogger who hosts giveaways?
Keeping track of deadlines, start dates, end dates, and all of the other “dates” that come with blogging is a big challenge. I am very organized and detail oriented, so fortunately, in time I have come up with a system that works well for me. It involves spreadsheets, text documents and to-do lists!
What do you feel is the most rewarding thing about having a giveaway blog?
I love being able to give away great prizes to my readers. Being able to make someone’s day makes MY day.
What advice can you give other bloggers who have giveaway blogs?
Start small, be unique and always focus on providing your readers with quality reviews, giveaways and other content that will set your blog apart from the crowd. Be selective and value your time and influence. Don’t accept every review/giveaway opportunity that comes your way.
What do you like best about blogging in general?
I like that blogging affords me the flexibility to work from home on my own time, and also the relationships and connections that I have made with other bloggers and businesses.