Subscriber Giveaway Winner
In April, I did a series of posts expressing my appreciation for visitors, readers, and subscribers to Amdall Gallery, and opened up a giveaway as small gesture of thanks. The prize was small (essentially $20 or custom artwork), but there were far more entries than I expected! I was thinking maybe a dozen or so people would stumble across it and roll the dice, but there were 238 total entries from 79 distinct people! The contest ended today at 12:01am, and I went into the Gleam portal this afternoon to click the “select winner” button. Gleam picked one entry at random (here’s how they do it) from the list, and that lucky person was….
Richard H., who made his entry yesterday – congratulations to you!
I got in touch with Richard today, so we’ll see what he decides for his prize. I’m sure the vast majority who were drawn to the giveaway were after a quick chance at $20, especially if they already had Gleam accounts used for other contests. After all, $20 isn’t much, but who could knock a free meal or two? But, I’ve hoped the winner might opt to have a custom portrait drawn. Which has me wondering, would anyone actually enter if the only prize was something drawn by me? Now that might be more like the handful of entries I originally anticipated. So, what do you think – would that interest you?
As I mentioned before, this was my first attempt at a giveaway. Overall, I’d say it was a pretty cool experience. The free version of Gleam lacks a few things I’d like to use, but overall it’s very effective and easy to manage. It also was really powerful in terms of gaining subscribers – my total number went up by 93 during the 30 days the contest ran! That’s really a huge number for such a small site like mine. I’d say probably 75% of those were social media followers, but that’s just my gut feeling. Also, it the distribution of entries was interesting; we had a surge at the beginning and the end. Here are some graphics:
Most of the actions people took seemed logical. Everyone who took the steps to register with Gleam (or already had an account) did the automatic entry. And almost everyone was willing to visit the Facebook page. Around 30% were willing to comment on the post, and 24% did everything, which is actually a surprisingly high number to me.
So, perhaps we will have another giveaway, this time just for artwork of the winner’s preference! Well, unless the poll tells me that’s not something people are interested in. Congratulations again to Richard H., and thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway!