Welcome to the PSP Blog Hop 2012! A few things have changed this year – so please be sure to read ALL of the information below so you know how to participate/contribute during this year's event!
Start - Monday, May 14, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. EST
Ends - Friday, May 18, 2012 ending at 8:00 p.m. EST.
Winners will be announced on the blog on Saturday, May 19, 2012 and will have until Wednesday, May 23, 2012 to request their download link.
FOR CONTRIBUTORS & PARTICIPANTS
This year we have a Link Up! section for both contributors and sponsors! If you plan on participating or contributing during this year's event – please go to our Link Up! page and add your blog, web site, or Fan page so other's can come by and visit!
Rafflecopter will be used to participate and award prizes this year. Each prize contribution will be listed with its own Rafflecopter widget to enter. You will be required to complete each of the requirements the contributor has requested before you are eligible to win. At the end of the event, Rafflecopter will randomly select a participant as the winner. If you have never used Rafflecopter before, you can view a short video on how to enter a contest using Rafflecopter here. You can also enter our "Sample Giveaway" to familiarize yourself with the Rafflecopter widget on our blog here.
All Blog Hop 2012 prize contributions must be uploaded to the contributors folder on Box.com prior to the Blog Hop beginning. The only exception to this will be tubes or gift certificates or custom-made items contributed from a licensing agency, independent artist store or scrap kit store. If you have any questions or concerns – please use the Contact Us form or join our Yahoo Group for contributors here.
All Blog Hop prize contributions must be awarded within seven (7) days of the event conclusion. The only exception to this will be custom-made items – and these items should be completed and delivered within sixty (60) days maximum. A deadline must accompany all custom-made items.
Contributors are required to be a part of our Yahoo Group (or have a representative be a part of the Yahoo Group) to stay informed and so that all questions and concerns can be handled within the group at one time.
Please use the Contact Us form to submit your prize package along with any links to your blog, web site, etc. that you wish for participants to complete. There is a section at the bottom that is for CONTRIBUTORS ONLY.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I'm afraid to say that I am having second thoughts about hosting a 2nd Annual PSP Blog Hop this year in May. Issues with prizes not being awarded and disgruntled winners, real life just "happens" sometimes and unforeseen things occur - and I just do not like being on the receiving end of the negativity and ungrateful attitudes. I am a "happy humans" type of person and always wish nothing but happiness for the people that do participate in these events.
Our prize contributors do so out of the kindness of their hearts – to give back to those of you that have made purchases from them all year long, to give those of you who are not familiar with their work an opportunity to learn more about them – and the majority of the contributors sign up for these events months in advance with every intention of being able to award their prize contributions to the winners. However, real life (as we all know) has a way of interfering with the best of intentions, and sometimes things just happen that are beyond our control. The contributors receive nothing in return except exposure on our blog and Facebook fan page for their contributions.
So I am faced with the dilemma of whether or not to actually host the Blog Hop this year or to forgo the effort and time and sheer dedication to nothing else but the organization of the hop for the next two months or determine if it is really appreciated at all, what the prize contributors do to help make each hop a success, not to mention the time and dedication they put into creating their special prize contributions and the time and dedication of every member of the staff that assists in making it a success.
I would love your input and feedback on the subject.
We Thank You!
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