The Dreamhost contest on my blog has come to a premature end. Actually, I'm going to Udaipur tomorrow so I've decided to end the contest at 2359 hours on 3rd June 2009.
The contest was a big success with participants from all parts of the world became a part of it. I had publicized about this contest on SocialSpark through a Cost per click opportunity (Review coming soon). It helped to spread the buzz about the contest and extended the contest participation beyond my friends.
I had a tough time deciding a random method to chose the winner of the contest. In the end I decided to use the good old lucky draw method. I decided to write the names of all participants on paper chits. The number of chits for each participants was decided on the basis of the number of times they tweeted the message. If a participant tweeted once, he had 1 chit with his name written on it. If the participant tweeted 2 to 5 times, he gets 2 chits and if a participant had tweeted more than 5 times, he gets 3 chits.
It was time for the lucky draw. I randomly picked up a chit and the winner is [drumroll]-
For the rest of the participants, thank you for participating in the contest and making it a big success. There had to be just one winner so better luck next time. Sooner or later you will manage to get web hosting.
PS- Bits of information that don't deserve a separate post-
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