I must confess, when I took the Aussie Giveaway Linkup over from Kellie O’Brien earlier in the year, I had no idea how time consuming it would be. Especially getting the word out, not only to bloggers and brands that are hosting giveaways but the online comping community and beyond. Some of which are already dedicated followers here on AMC thanks to our numerous giveaways.
Having a dedicated Australian giveaway audience has been a huge help and possibly the main reason I put my hand up to take over the linkup. It’s been a slow and steady start. Competitions and giveaways are just a small part of AMC so like everything else with blogging and finding your audience, the more effort you put in the better the outcome.
From the outset, I’ve keen to build some real momentum for this linkup, so that regardless of if you are here to link up or case the competitions on offer, it benefits one and all. Which is why, I quickly moved from hosting the linkup weekly to monthly. It just makes sense and gives me more time in the interim to promote not only the linkup but all the giveaways linking up.
I had originally planned to open the linkup on the first Sunday of each month but thanks to a lot of feedback and a little blog rescheduling the party will kick off on the 1st of each and every month. It makes perfect sense.
If you are here to link up, don’t link and run. Spend a couple of minutes entering the giveaways on offer and touching base with other bloggers and brands linking up. You just never know where it might lead. Of course if you actually manage to win a competition or two in the process that’s a WIN WIN in my books.
If you are blogger… I would start with the ProBlogger event giveaway with The Whole Daily (ending 25/6), it includes flights, accommodation and tickets to the ProBlogger main event of the year on the Gold Coast. I’m actually really wanting to WIN this one myself so I was really in two minds about sharing and highlighting this one but seriously it’s too good not to share.
With hubby heading to sea around the same time as ProBlogger and our nearest family over 4000 km away, winning the full ProBlogger package is my only hope of making it this year.
The money saved by winning the package would mean I could afford to fly a relative in to look after my three girls, the only workable alternative that sits right with me, given hubby is unable to be contacted while at sea for the month and I would be a plane trip and a half away on the Gold Coast worrying unnecessarily effectively cancelling out any real benefit the workshops might provide me with.
Of course if I don’t make it to ProBlogger again this year. I will be following along (as much as I can) via social media, especially Emily from Have a Laugh on Me who has been known to be a bit of a Cinderella and lose a shoe. I will also set up my Green with ProBlogger envy support group again this year. Like every other year it will include a giveaway or three.
Are you heading to ProBlogger this year?
Do you have a list of Bloggers or Brands you are hoping to connect with?
What prizes would you like to see up for grabs for my Green with ProBlogger envy giveaway?
Aussie Giveaway Linkup instructions:
If you’re a blogger or business wanting to take part in the Aussie Giveaway Linkup:
- Only link directly to the giveaway post/s.
- Include the prize and end date in the linky tool below.
- Link each giveaway separately.
- Leave a comment each time you link. It really is the quickest way to notify me of your giveaway, so I can start sharing the social media love your way.
- Giveaways must be open to Australian residents and be run by Australian-based bloggers or businesses.
- Grab the button below to add to your post or sidebar (optional but much appreciated).
- A new list is added on the 1st of the month so bloggers and business owners need to add their links monthly.
- Start entering the giveaways! Entry is at your own risk. We do not take responsibility for unfulfilled prizes or a blogger/business not abiding by their own terms and conditions.