Okay. I love to give away good books, and I don't want to stop doing it by way of running blog contests. But I can't help but notice that even though plenty of people read my contest posts, none (or at most, pitifully few) of them go on to enter the actual contests. I ask myself why this is so. Who wouldn't want to win a free book? And the only answer I can come up with is that people who read my contest posts consider the tasks I set as a condition of winning (leaving me a comment on a specific subject related to the book) to be too onerous. So am I right? Is that it? And if so, how am I supposed to choose winners instead? Alphabetical order? Guess what number I'm thinking of? My own secret algorithm? Honestly, I'm seeking help here, because contests without contestants are like libraries without books, i.e., pointless and sad. So if you know a better way to run a giveaway contest than the way I've been doing it, please! Speak up! Let me know you're out there! I may not be exactly young any more, but I'm still trainable!
Thanks. You're awesome.