for the record:
i love giveaways. i love hosting giveaways. i love entering giveaways. i love the bloggers who host giveaways. if i enter your giveaway - it is because i love YOU and i love what you are giving away or know someone i could gift it to who would love it just as much as me.
and now for the "holy crap what the heck do i do now????" question:
facebook recently started cracking down on using them as a platform/method of entering or administering giveaways.
(for the full blown technical jargon list of rules click here or you can click here and have someone explain it to you in real life terms)
so you all know i have a shabby apple dress giveaway happening right now and part of their mandatory list of things i must do in order to host one is have you guys "like" their facebook page in order to enter.
in case you didn't read the articles - the main thing is this is clearly a BIG facebook no-no and can cause facebook to delete my blog page and shabby apples' blog page as well.
so now i'm trying to figure out if i should remove that as an entry to keep me and shabby apple from getting in trouble. i have an email in to shabby apple for clarification. i don't know what will happen but i will proceed as fairly as i possibly can to make sure none of the entries are disqualified and that anyone new who enters the contest has the same chance of winning as the others.
i will definitely keep you guys posted! sorry about all this. :(
(also - unless shabby apple wises up and changes their methods, which hopefully they will, i will not be hosting any more giveaways for them... which sucks because I LOVE SHABBY APPLE. i'm so conflicted. UGH)