During the month of October, team up with other food and lifestyle bloggers to show your love for chocolate! #Choctoberfest will be happening October 10 – October 14, 2016, and we’d love to have you on board to participate!
To kick things off, we’ll be posting a fun chocolate giveaway on October 10. You must be able to commit to posting this giveaway on October 10 by noon. You will receive the full html for this post by October 1 (and you are welcome to add your own flair to it as long as links are intact).
The giveaway will be a huge chocolate-y gift pack worth over $300.
One of your social links will be a follow entry for the giveaway. So, for example, you could choose Pinterest, and then every person who enters the giveaway can follow you on Pinterest for an additional entry. So it’s an awesome way to build your following on whatever social network is most important to you.
Example of last year’s giveaway post: http://thepintertestkitchen.com/choctoberfest-2015/
The Posting Commitment
All participants must post a minimum of three chocolate-related recipe posts between October 10 and October 14, 2016. (One can be the giveaway announcement.) There will be opportunities to review, taste-test, and use products from sponsors! You can also do all non-sponsored posts. You’re also encouraged to post more than three recipes.
You will be provided a linky code to include at the end of your posts, which will link up to everyone else who is participating that day. That way, we can all help promote one another!
Every year, we secure sponsors to send out products to participating bloggers, provide the items for the giveaway, and pay for admin costs. We also use the money from sponsors to pay for social promotion to bloggers’ posts, especially on Pinterest.
You can opt out of working with sponsors EXCEPT to list them on your giveaway post. They’re providing the prizes, so it’s only fair. But you don’t have to work with sponsors to do individual sponsors posts or social media promotions. It’s completely up to you.
You will be provided with a form in September to let us know if you want to review sponsored products or not.
The Promotional Commitment
You must promote the the giveaway at least three times on social media between October 10 – 14, 2015. Other than that, there are no promotional requirements… but that said, we will have a private Facebook group where we will all share one another’s posts across Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and more. It’s a great way to drive more traffic to your site, and to meet blogger friends.
We will also have a shared Pinterest board where you can post your recipes during Choctoberfest AND any other chocolate recipes on your blog! So, it’s a great way to get even more eyeballs on your older posts and your posts for this celebration.
That’s it! Questions? Email me today at allisonmboyer -at- gmail.com
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