As part of today's CSN $75 Giveaway I made it a requirement that anyone entering the draw for the giveaway must first sign up as a "Follower" of this blog in that Google Friend Connect widget at the top of my sidebar. I'm not sure why I did that.
In fact, I have no idea at all what the point of being a "Follower" in this sense is. I have 64 of them at the last count. What good are they?
And I am actually a "Follower" myself of a couple of other blogs. I guess I signed up because the writers of those blogs asked me to do it. I see no benefit to me in being a "Follower" of these blogs either. It makes no difference to how often I read those blogs. I do no use the fact that those blogs show up in my Blogger Dashboard to link to those blogs. I find their latest posts by other means. So what good is it being a "Follower"?
So why did I bribe you $75 to do something which is of no benefit to you and of no benefit to me? I guess I was just imitating - and maybe mocking a little - other bloggers who use bribes like this in their quest for global bloggery domination. For example, here is an example of how one over-ambitious blogger set the rules for her CSN Giveaway draw...
Earn 1 entry for every comment you leave on this blog post from now until 07/26. Leave a comment for each entry completed.
Go to CSN stores and let me know about your experience. (2 Entries)
Post about this giveaway on your blog and link back to me. Leave me your link to show the post. (2 entries)
Grab my Blog Button and post it in your sidebar. (1 Entry)
Follow me on Google Friend Connect, which is located on the right side bar. (1 Entry)
Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. (1 Entry)
Follow me on Twitter, and tweet about this giveaway. (1 Entry)
Click to vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs. Just click the banner on the right sidebar (Top Mommy Blogs) and tell me you clicked. (1 Entry)
Geeze. Life is too short to count so many entries.
If you want to read this blog, do.
If you don't want to, don't.
If you want $75, enter the draw.
If you don't, don't.
In the meantime, can someone (perhaps one of my 64 Google "Friends") explain to me the point of Google Friend Connect and "Following" blogs?
PS. If you go and vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs, I will kill you.