Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Goodbye Giveaways

As of July 31st I will no longer be doing blog giveaways using ETSY. After several nasty e-mails over the past few days, I feel that it is time to stop. These giveaways are meant to be fun to all who enter and helpful to the shop owner's business. All current blog giveaways will continue. I will also consider doing future giveaways with the ETSY shop owners who have been a part of my past giveaways.
As for shopping on ETSY, I have found some really new and neat things. Meeting all of these shop owners has been great, and I have really made some great new friends. I will continue to shop with them, and them only.
If you or someone you know is interested in doing a giveaway with me, please let me know. If you know of another great site to find similar ETSY items that would be great too! My hope is to continue blog giveaways, but ETSY is no longer the place. I have enjoyed doing these giveaways and meeting all of you that have entered as well as the sellers. Your stories are all so interesting and some even similar to my own.
No need to stop following. I will if nothing else go back to once monthly BIG giveaways. Your suggestions are always helpful when the time comes to choose these BIG items.
(Please remember that I purchase these from my own pocket, so lets not think too BIG)


Anonymous said...

Nasty comments and emails? Are you serious?! What is wrong with some people! Keep your head up and stay strong in your faith!! Praying for you! :)

Audrey said...

So sorry to hear that you were getting unwanted emails and comments. I just don't get some people. There are certain threads on Etsy I avoid, just because of some of the people on there.
I was always told as a child "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!" some people need to attach this to their computer.

circlelinestudio said...

I'm so sorry. It's amazing how nasty people can be. What ever happened to "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything!" I understand that some stores may choose not to participate in give aways but a simple "no thank you" is all that's needed.


MoMo's Bows said...

I am so sorry that a few people have ruined this for you. Your sweet spirit and sincere voice to help people promote their shops, certainly does not derserve nasty emails of any kind! Please know that not all of us etsy folk are ornery and that I truly enjoy your blog!
Keep your head up!
:o) Stephanie

NewsPhotoGirl said...

I'm sorry you've been getting nasty emails and comments. That's not what you need right now. I don't blame you for not wanting to continue. Lots of hugs.