>I love doing my blog giveaways every Saturday, love them so much that I dropped out of BlogHer to do them. But my least favorite part of doing blog contests is definitely selecting the winner. That’s because, up until today, my highly technical method was to go to random.org to select the comment number and then to go back to Blogger to count comments. And when a giveaway gets 200+ entries, counting down the screen to find comment #132 is no fun. Especially when little fingers are tugging at your legs, breaking your concentration and making you start again.
That’s why I will be eternally grateful to two women who changed my life today. I kid you not, they CHANGED my life. And will no longer make me fall so far behind in picking winners.
On a recent giveaway, I posted a plea asking if anyone had found a better way to pick winners on Blogger. The ever resourceful Amanda from Confessions from a Household of Six sent me a link to a Tech Tuesday post from Katydid and Did. The title: Numbering Comments in Blogger.
A few minutes of playing with my code and suddenly, eureka, my comments were numbered. I’m embarrassed to admit how incredibly happy that made me.
I hope that by sharing this, I’ll be spreading the joy!