TwitterMoms recently held a competition where the prize was a Samsung Washer and Dryer. The rules at the beginning stated the blogger who received the most comments on a “Where is the Heart of My Home” post would win. As you can imagine, the combination of a high value prize and completely vague rules led to confusion and ultimately, I believe, breaking of the rules.
I did not enter the competition – I don’t like the idea of a popularity contest pitting bloggers against one another – but my friend Tiff did. And her family spend hours upon hours upon literally days commenting on Tiff’s post in an effort to fairly achieve the most comments. To read the whole story, including how Tiff’s questions and inquiries were ignored and how the rules were changed at the conclusion of the competition, read “TwitterMoms and Samsung, Not Playing Fair.” And, by the way, this isn’t just sour grapes because Tiff didn’t win. As a matter of fact, no winner has been announced even though it was to be determined last Friday. And then on Tuesday.
I’ve maintained an inactive membership at TwitterMoms but I will be deleting that account today. I just don’t like the way this promotion was handled. I think both TwitterMoms and Samsung really dropped the ball. Instead, I’ll spend my time in a community and mom blog forum where bloggers are valued and friendships are cultivated.