August 29 2012 Editor Assistance Newsletter
I've finished up all my notes on the WildFire App for doing Facebook promos. I've written that up for you with screenshots here -
Short summary - while it has some fun options, getting the names out seems to be a pain and it doesn't end up requiring "likes" on your page. So even if you coded your own entry form on your actual website, and pointed Facebook at it, you'd probably be better off.
Thank you so much to Rebecca Graf who suggested I give RaffleCopter, a free app, a try. I have now set up a test run of RaffleCopter here -
Please help me test this one out. This app is completely free, does seem to require likes, and also lets you easily export your name list at the end. So far it seems like a far better option. It does require you to "know more" about what you're doing. You have to know to set up your rules and privacy page and so on.
When this one is done running I'll let you know and post the screenshots and information on it. Let me know if you have any questions at all!
If you have any other system you'd like me to test out, please let me know. I'll add it to the list!
Reminder that we have an editor chat tonight at 9pm EST! The direct link to the chat room is here -
The chat room logon is not connected to ANY OTHER LOGON. I keep meaning to fix that. Someday :). So for now if you forgot your logon here just make up a new one. If you run into browser trouble, try a different browser. Usually those two things solve most problems. If you still can't get in, email me and I'll check email regularly throughout the chat. We often run 3-4 hours long so even if you're late, swing by! We could be just getting started :).
Have a delightful day!
Lisa Shea, owner
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