I asked you guys if I should host a competition giveaway last week as a bit more immersive form of giveaway than just a normal “reblog and follow to enter” giveaway. The response I received was largely that people like the idea as it was a bit less random than the traditional format but they felt that the idea might be favoured to the more creative and those who couldn’t write as well wouldn’t want to enter.
Thinking on this I’ve thought of an idea to create a treasure hunt across my blog. I would create a post explaining the rules of the treasure hunt and which book prizes were on offer and then start a hunt. I would then leave a riddle at the end which would lead readers to a book review I’ve written where they’d find the next clue and so on for a few rounds until finally I placed a code word into the final post. This code word would then be the key to winning, the first person to message me the correct word would win first prize.
I really like this idea as it sounds like it’ll be fun to create and I think I might delay some clues (with warning) so that not just those first online will be in with a chance.
What do you guys think of this idea? Should I run it alone, not at all or along side the traditional format?