Recently, like within the last two days, I've won two blog contests. Of course, I'm so excited that I won, and I can't wait to get my prizes, which are books. As a reader, I just can't get enough books!
But I'm curious though: am I being a prize hog? One contest I won for being the first to post on a topic, so I knew that I would get something. The other was a random drawing, which I have no control over. But I can't help feeling a little guilty. But why? Isn't that why a lot of us blog? I know it's part of the reason. Not the entire reason, but I like winning just like everyone else.
I guess part of what makes me feel better about writing is that I regularly post at both blogs. I check in a few times a week, at least (though I am a self-professed blog slut and in truth probably visit a lot more times than that).
I know there are some out there who only post when there's a contest. I know because it's happened here. Should I be upset by that? I don't know. I mean, the point is to bring people to my blog or to highlight a book/author and I'm enticing them by offering up a prize, so who am I to judge who enters? I don't exclude anyone from entering, regardless of where they are from, but sometimes I will make it so there's a little work involved to win the prize. I can be so mean LOL.
What are your thoughts on contests? What does it take to get you to enter them? Why won't you enter a certain contest?
What contests are your favorite?