You may have noticed that as of today, all of our giveaways are now utilizing Rafflecopter. What do you think? I’m personally very excited about the switch as it not only makes it much faster for my readers to enter giveaways, but much faster for me to post them. And time saved = more giveaways so that’s always a good thing!
The reason I have waited to make the switch is that I wanted to give it time and see how widely Rafflecopter would be adopted and also how they dealt with their initial technical kinks. I know that many of my readers are using older computers and I was concerned about compatibility issues; I’m also reluctant to use third-party services when I don’t need to as I don’t have direct control over certain aspects of the functionality – for example, if Rafflecopter has downtime, there’s nothing I can do about it. However, I think Rafflecopter has responded to its extensive popularity with bigger servers as they have not appeared to have an outage for some time. Also, at this point Rafflecopter has been adopted to the point of almost being the new standard – I infrequently see blog giveaways utilizing comment entry methods now and I don’t want to turn off my readers by having a system that is more time-consuming than what most other blogs use. Therefore, we’ve decide to transition over and so far I love it and you guys seem to love it! Of course, if you have any feedback – good OR bad – please feel free to leave a comment below or email me at email@example.com.
What do you think of Rafflecopter?