upon further research, i found out that tumblr actually interferes with giveaway posts. that’s right. tumblr purposely deletes notes and sometimes even deletes entire posts to keep giveaways from happening.
because of this, there is basically nothing i can do to fix this giveaway in a way that’ll make it fair. i still want this giveaway to happen, & i’m going to make sure that it happens in the fairest way possible.
what i’ve decided to do is use google docs to make this giveaway possible. i’ve created a form on google docs for people to submit their reblog links in. because tumblr will not allow me to see all the notes on my blog, this will allow me to see that you did reblog the post.
so, here are the new rules and guidelines:
- you must still be following me. i will still be checking.
- you also may not be a giveaway blog.
- basically, most of the original rules still apply.
- you must reblog the post to be entered in the giveaway. however, i ask that you ONLY REBLOG ONCE.
- DO NOT SUBMIT MULTIPLE LINKS IN THE GOOGLE DOC FORM.
- once you have reblogged the post, copy and paste the link of it FROM YOUR BLOG into the google docs form. for example, your link should look like this: [your url here].tumblr.com/post/[post number]/hall0weenies-hall0weenies-is-doing-a-giveaway
- the link for the google doc form can be found here.
- after you’ve successfully submitted your link, you will be automatically entered into a numbered spreadsheet. the number that corresponds with your link will act as the number you would’ve appeared as in the ‘notes’ format.
- i will still be using a random number generator to pick a number from the spreadsheet as the winner.
- I WILL BE PICKING THE NEW WINNER ON OCTOBER 6th AT 11:59 PM CENTRAL TIME. i want to give y’all plenty of time to enter the giveaway using this new format.
so now, all i really ask is that y’all PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE reblog this post so that everyone who has reblogged the giveaway post has a chance to submit their link to the google form. also, if you have already reblogged my giveaway post, please STOP reblogging! i’m afraid tumblr will get a hold of the original post and completely delete it.
i’m so sorry that this has turned into such a hassle, but i do appreciate your understanding and patience! :)