Saturday, March 1, 2014

February 2014 Fish Creek Spinners Spinner Drawing Results - 5 prizes of a dozen spinners.

This year's February drawing was kind of a test, to see who was looking. Facebook users were the bulk of the participants and winners as it turned out. There were 58 entries and 5 winners - Each getting assortments of 12 spinners. Not bad odds, if I say so myself.

I did learn a few things about posting drawings on Social media. More later.

I'm not sure what the problem was, but was returning browser errors. I ended up using a site called Research Ramdomizer to draw a set of 5 unique winners between Sequence 1 and 58.

Here's the entrant list and a drawing winner screenshot.

Fish Creek Spinners February 2014 Spinner Drawing Results

Here's that first group of spinners going to Winner 1 - Amber Mose (as yet to respond with mailing info)

February 2014 Spinner Drawing - Winner 1 Spinner Assortment 

Here's the spinner's for Winner 4, the first respondents batch. These are packed and will be in his mailbox later this week. Congrats Michael Richardson!

February 2014 Spinner Drawing - Winner 4 Spinner Assortment

Next batch ready to go - just need someone to give some shipping info!

Fish Creek Spinners February 2014 Spinner Drawing Assortment 3

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So what did I learn?

Google Plus is mostly be a write-only Social Site. Nobodies reading it.

The post got about three blog response comments. That was less then expected, but I haven't been active on fishing forums this year (only so much time in a day) and blog traffic seems to be spammers that post viagra comments. Most Spam visits seem to be read-only.

Facebook got most traffic and response, which actually surprised me. I asked readers to comment and share to enter. I got a bunch of Likes, Shares, and Comments on the post. It turned out Facebook counts Shares, but doesn't list them. I had a share count of 30, but could only see 4 at a time. Facebook saying privacy setting were the cause. I noticed the list was truncating over time, which didn't seem to have much to do with privacy.

Another thing I noticed was that some Facebook readers just share everything, and looking at their news feeds was impossible due to the amount of traffic they posted.

 It's the nature of social I suppose, I posted a lot of subsequent posts myself. This ended up burying the post announcing the drawing and it's instructions.

After two weeks, all entry activity and shares stopped.

The takeaway and lesson learned from this, is that I'll need to adjust the period of time I keep a drawing active to avoid posts being lost in stacks of traffic.

Go figure.

Still a big turnout and look forward to another drawing!

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