Let's start with the link parties... How fun is it when you complete a project that your ever so proud of and can't wait to show the world? It's great right? A total euphoria. And then you head over to a few parties and they are like, you have to follow me, you have to post my button in your post or on your page, you can only post "this" type of project oh and if you wouldn't mind sacrificing your first born, that would be great too.
So much for euphoria right? Forget it, I just lost interest. After reading all the "rules" I forgot what I came for to begin with!
Or how about contests? Same thing. They have this great item they want to offer some lucky winner. And they write half a novel getting you pumped about winning it. Then come those damn rules... You must follow this blog. You must follow their blog. You must post on MyTwitterFace about it three times do six jumping jax and spin around ten times until you vomit.
What was I entering for again? Let me just give you my opinion. First of all 99% of the blogs I enter a giveaway for I am already following. I am not just a blogger, I am also a mom and wife and school volunteer and sister and daughter etc... I don't have time to run all over the internet advertising for a give away. I also loath the thought of being forced to "like" someone or joining their blog simply for a "Chance" to win. If I win and the product does what it's advertised to do and exceeds my expectations then don't you think I might follow them because the product is so great? I think so!
I don't know about you but all these conditions are making it less and less fun for me to participate in anything around here. I just want to stick to my projects, show them off and live my life without the stress of doing the blogger dance each day.