Maybe you have noticed a few changes around Dirty Diaper Laundry lately? Thanks to Amy from Just West of Crunchy I learned some very exciting news! There is a way to use Disqus comments and still run giveaways without pulling my hair out.
I wanted to explain it to you that way you still trust my giveaway system.
First: Disqus comments are easier to follow along with. They will all display on the same page, unlike my comments after the redesign. You can sign in using your Facebook or Twitter or email.
However, Disqus does not number their comments (I hear you can but this involves some coding. I was too nervous to try).
I have always used Random.org to draw winners. Without numbered comments I cannot draw a number.
This is where the WordPress Plug-in, And The Winner Is…. comes into play.
I designate which posts are contests and how many potential winners there are.
And…………………. I get this! The winner has been selected, completely randomly. If the winner is not eligible for some reason (did not follow the guidelines etc) I can reject and draw again. This very rarely happens)
The other exciting thing I have been working on is a monthly Newsletter! I have chosen MailChimp to publish and deliver it.
Basically, you will get links to all of the video reviews for the month, any exciting and important articles I wrote, and a list of diapers to be reviewed in the month to come. I am still working on it. There may be more but I am getting used to the whole thing so bear with me for a couple of months while I get things sorted out. I really wanted this to be something readers can sign up for who don’t come here often but still want to watch my video reviews. They can get a rundown of them each month right to their inbox!
If you would like to sign up for the newsletter (and I would love for you to, not to mention that for a while it will be worth 3 Entries into my future giveaways) you can do so right now!