Hosting an art giveaway on your blog is a win/win for everybody. You gain all kinds of exposure, reach a new and wider audience, as well reward your loyal readers and the ultimate winner.
There are a variety of methods for hosting a giveaway:
1. Winner by comment - Invite your readers to comment on the giveaway post and that serves as their entry.
2. Winner by link - Have your readers post a link to your giveaway, then comment on your page where the link is hosted. Once confirmed, they are entered into the entry pool.
3. Winner by banner - Instruct your readers to post a banner to your blog on their website or journal. Once confirmed, they are submitted to the entry pool.
4. Winner by challenge - Inspire your readers to fulfill an art project, post their results on their blog, and comment with the link to their results, which enters them in your drawing.
This is a great time to jump into this! Lisa Oceandreamer is running One World One Heart in order to bring bloggers together. There are already 103 participants and more joining every day. You can too - just read the guidelines and host your own giveaway!
Hosting a giveaway is a load of fun - so is winning! Here is a list of other artists and crafters who are holding their own:
** Catherine Matthews-Scanlon is giving away two copies of her book, Art from the Heart. Hurry - ends today!
** Melanie Aka "Mommy Doodles" is giving away a Nurssery Bedding set
** Jen Worden has a weekly art challenge, and participants are entered to win her finished project
** Regina is giving away a February Love collection
** Denise Lombardozzi is giving away a sweet little felted piece
** Goobeetsa is giving away a card
** Shannon hosts the Bloggy Giveaways site, where she features a different giveaway every week! Comment this week to win a gift certificate for a handcrafted bag.
** Tom Brown will be giving away one of his paintings, sometime this month. You'll have 24 hours to email him your entry once, he announces it - so keep an eye on his blog
(I hope to post a list of art related giveaways at the beginning of every month. If you will be hosting one, let me know and I'll add you to my list!)