There is something interesting that goes on from time to time in the gaming blogosphere. Bloggers give out prizes for reaching certain goals on their blogs. This is similar to the custom, here in the states and in the Shire, of giving gifts on your birthday. I have two little boys and every birthday party we put on we put together gift bags for all of the invitees. It's a nice way of saying, "Thanks for helping me celebrate my birthday".
These prize draws are the same sort of thing. They usually go at, either, a certain number of followers or a certain number of hits. I think it is quite nice of these people, "Thanks for coming by and reading my stuff". They get the kick of knowing people value what they do so they give us the kick of, perhaps, winning something new and shiny.
I quite like this custom.
Right now the king of prize draws, at least on the blogs I follow, is the Frontline gamer. I have mentioned his blog in the past, as I quite like it. Jody writes well reasoned and thought out articles which are well written. He does a lot of product reviews, which are quite nice. He also has connections with some of the coolest manufacturers out there right now.
His latest draw is this:
For reaching 575 followers: Freebooters Fate rule book.
He has several more in the offing, each awesome and all dependent on reaching a certain number of followers. He has the full list of his goals on the above post, so go check it out and become a member.