Posted by Mitch Mitchell on Jan 18, 2009
Okay, it’s the first week after announcing my Big RSS Subscriber Contest. Let’s see how it’s going thus far.
Actually, to say that, after the first week, it’s going to be a big success would be a massive overstatement. During the week, at one point I was up to 63 totally subscribers, which means I’d have increased 9 at the time, but by this morning I was back to 58, showing an increase of 4 people. Also, so far the only thing anyone has done to be in the contest is write a comment here, and some of the comments indicated that they weren’t actually participating, only commenting on why they weren’t going to participate, obviously not realizing that a comment is a contest entry.
So, thus far, there are 7 people who are in the contest; wow! Not quite what’s needed to get to that 250, which is why I decided on a couple of things. One, I made the RSS post a sticky post for the month. That means that anyone coming in through the main page will see that post first until the contest is over. Two, I’ve put a little blurb at the beginning of every post that has nothing specific to do with the contest, hopefully letting people who may not know about it and are visiting the blog for the first time know that there’s a contest going on. Of course, I’m hoping everyone else is letting people know there’s a contest going on also (major league hint). And three, I’ve been commenting on a lot of blogs, and those that have CommentLuv have seen me select that particular post. I’ve done my part.
Anyway, odd stuff; let’s see where it all goes.