Recently this site participated in the “How Sweet it is” blog hop contest being run by Gina Parker. The idea behind this contest was simple, blog owners would pay for the privilege of having their sites listed in the hop, the $1,000 in prize money would be collected from the funds paid by participating bloggers. Sounds good right? well It isn’t so Sweet Gina’s site is now gone as are her Twitter and Facebook accounts, everything vanished!
Trust is Everything in Social Media
I saw many,many sites that I know, like and trust participating, I decided it might be a fun way to support another blogger, get to know new sites as well as gain some exposure for this site & I was really hoping one of my readers would be the lucky winner!
Transparency is Everything
I sincerely apologize to any of my readers or twitter followers who saw my tweets or saw this blog hop and decided to enter on our behalf. I had trust in Gina and thought this would be a fun thing to do for all involved. Rest assured I will be filing a claim with Paypal to recover the funds I paid to participate in this hop & I will update you as to any news I hear regarding the outcome of this situation.