Facebook Contest Winner

Just a quick post to announce the winner of the Facebook contest I ran a while ago.

Congrats to Stuart O-Reilly from HX Taekwon-Do on winning my Fighter’s Guide to Hard-Core Heavy Bag Training book!

Here’s a pic of Stuart with his prize.

Contest winner

For those of you who don’t know this yet:

I regularly run giveaway contests both on my blog and on my Facebook Page. Usually, you just have to leave a comment to enter, so nothing too difficult there.

One caveat though:

I just got an email from somebody who was upset that they didn’t know about the contest, they hadn’t seen it on Facebook until it was too late. The reason this happens is simple: Facebook by default doesn’t show all my page updates in your “News Feed”.

They used to do this but recently, they changed the way it works. Now, only about 30% of the people who like a Facebook page (mine or anybody else’s) will see the updates in their News Feed. If I, as the page owner, want to make sure everybody sees that update, I have to “promote” it. Meaning: pay for it.

That’s a clever way of Facebook to make some cash for what used to be a free service. Given as they are now a publicly traded company, I get why they need to find new revenue streams. However, I’m not planning on paying for every update I make there. I’d be broke real fast…

So if you want to make sure you don’t miss out on these contests, check my Facebook page regularly.

If you hate Facebook, you can subscribe to my blog via RSS or enter your email address in the orange box in the right column to receive every blog post via email. That way you will never miss an update, contest or otherwise.

I hope this helps.

Good luck with the upcoming contests!