Hi everyone, I have just started a new blog carnival this month, which I intend to hold every month. In my pursuit of trying to find engaged followers, I came up with the idea of combining a blog carnival with a giveaway aspect. My thinking is this: when I hold a giveaway, I see an increase in followers and visitors, but rarely do I see an increase in engaged followers or visitors - but, when I provide useful information to my visitors/followers, I see an increase in engagement but not necessarily an increase in visitors/followers. I thought, what if I could combine the engagement that useful content provides, with some of the numbers that holding a giveaway brings? That's when the idea hit me to combine a blog carnival with a giveaway.
I was excited about the idea and talked it over with a few trusted bloggy friends and they seemed receptive to the idea. While writing up my ideas, it came to me that contributors ("carnies" if you will) should also have a little added incentive to providing quality content. That's when I decided to split the pot and do a 50/50 raffle instead. So, if you provide content for the carnival, you are eligible for 50% of the prize pot, each month.
The month of October Carnival will include a roundup of blog posts pertaining to Halloween, along with an entrance fee of $6 - $5 for the prize and $1 for admin/promo fees. Once the Carnival goes live, we will have a 50/50 drawing - 50% of the pot will go to a visitor and 50% of the pot will go to a contributing blogger. I would love to have you join us. If you are interested, please check out this post