First off, Happy Earth Day! Everyone go out and plant something today or recycle a book (sharing IS recycling!). Bloggers Orders ;D
Now back to business: My post from yesterday has been quite the hot topic on Twitter lately - well not my specific blog but the topic I chose to write it on has been all over the place.
Like I mentioned in my post about the Dreaded Required Follow, I'm a reasonable and logical person and because of this I am going to run a little experiment of sorts.
Now if you recall in my blog I defended the required follow to enter a contest. And I still do, but to better understand the other side, and to see if it works as well as they say, for several months I am not going to require a follow to enter a contest. What's it going to hurt if it doesn't work? And if it does work, well like that would be a bad thing! LOL.
I might, here and there, to better get to know my readers ask if they are a follower, but will note on the form heavily it has no bearing on the contest. I need to be able to measure who's a follower and who's not if I want to be able to have some kind of information to break down later.
Thank you Twitter, like a good court room drama you have really given me something to think about and helped me see I need figure out what works best for me! In order to do that I have to try something new!
Now this isn't to say I won't go back to my Required Following Ways, this is a trial run. I know how many followers I have now, how many were from contests (what can I say, sometimes it pays to be mildly OCD) and I'll weight that against the new number in several months!