A couple of weeks ago I began a series on how to enter blog giveaways to try and help people who are new to entering.
In the next week or so, I will help people who’d like to sign up for Twitter and use it to enter blog giveaways, but right now I’m going to put the cart before the horse, so to speak, and address an issue facing people who are signed up for Twitter but aren’t sharing their tweets properly for extra entries in giveaways. (Don’t worry, if you just want to figure out how to sign up and use Twitter, I do have a post coming soon that will be perfect for you!)
A few monthes ago, I wrote a post with some tips of things that you need to do to make your entries valid. One aspect that I covered was how to show the link to your tweet on Twitter.
I know when I began entering giveaways and tweeting that I didn’t know how to get the link to show that I had tweeted the giveaway.
I have found a number of people who are copying and pasting the tweet I have provided ONLY in their entry and telling me that is their entry.
To make your entry valid, you need to provide me with a link to your tweet. That way, if I draw your entry, I can simply click on the link to confirm that you have tweeted because I can see the actual tweet.
Here is how you can provide a link to your tweet:
When you tweet, you will see a timestamp underneath your tweet. Click on that timestamp and this is what will happen.