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Subject: Book contest okay?
Date Posted: 2/27/2008 8:44 AM ET
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I am having a contest on my blog for a free book from my shelf. Is it okay to post the link and details? If so, which forum should I post it in?
Date Posted: 2/27/2008 9:04 AM ET
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I'd say Book Bazaar.

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 9:18 AM ET
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I am also thinking that you can advertise this in your signature line if you wanted to.  The rules of "advertising" things on this site are tricky and I tried to search for them but could not find the official answer.  I know you are allowed to post a link to your blog in your signature line.  I am 99% sure you could also post the details of your contest (this to me seems similar to people who advertise unpostables in their signature line, like I do, which is okay).  So, I think it's okay for you to add this info to your signature line. 

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 9:30 AM ET
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I think that as long as your blog and contest are not for commercial purposes that you'd be OK with an announcement in your sig. I think the objective is to prevent promotion of commercial sites, not our own personal ones.

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 9:57 AM ET
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The blog is part of families.com. While I'm not getting anything specifically for creating a contest, it is a community site, and I am one of the paid bloggers there, so maybe it might seem commercial? Thanks!

Last Edited on: 2/27/08 9:58 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/27/2008 9:58 AM ET
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Oh, and here is the link, so you can better judge. http://home.families.com/blog/win-a-book-and-help-me-organize
Date Posted: 2/27/2008 10:00 AM ET
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Yeah, I'd say this is okay!  You aren't asking anyone for money or to purchase anything, in fact, you are giving something away.  So, I think you are okay to put this in your signature line.

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 11:22 AM ET
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Thanks so much!