Vanilla Forums has been nominated for a second time in the CMS Critic "Critic's Choice" awards, and we need your vote! Read more here, and then do the thing (please).
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
I've got a blog that covers dorky concepts like gaming of the tabletop variety as well as comics. I've always thought that contests would be a great way to get people in the door and grow my audience, but I've had a hard time getting a good response from giving away free shit in the past. This is always confusing, so I've come to H/A to seek both Help and Advice on how I can run the contest better.
I'm looking for a couple of things:
1. What are some fun, unique contest rules/games that I could use for the site?
2. Any advice on how best to approach publishers and game producers (or online retailers for that matter) to donate some product to give away?
3. Other than Twitter, which seems to just be preaching to the choir, any suggestions on how to advertise the we are having a contest and people should come to the blog?
The link to the blog is in my signature if you're looking for the kind of content we usually have. We get, on average, 100 to 200 unique hits a day. Any advice would be appreciated.