Congratulations Kevin. Be sure to let us all know how the Leaf worked out for you. Kevin’s Facebook account was drawn as the winner on 1/3/2015. The original selection (a Google+ account) was notified on 1/1/2015 at 12:00 pm EST, but failed to respond within 48 hours.
I wanted to thank everyone who liked, followed, and subscribed during this giveaway and hope you enjoy the content at Grounded Reason. I invite comments, ideas and interaction on the website and all social pages. I want Grounded Reason to be as much yours as it is mine.
I also wanted to thank the following websites for helping promote this giveaway. They are:
Giveaway Drawing Details
For those of you wondering how the drawing for the Mohu Leaf 30 was conducted here are the methods I used to pick the winner.
1. I exported Grounded Reason email subscriptions into a spreadsheet.
2. I then used a few scripts I wrote to extract page likes and followers from Grounded Reason’s Facebook, Google+, and Twitter pages. Those were also added to the spreadsheet with the email addresses.
3. Each entry in the spreadsheet has a unique row number with a single account from either the email subscribers, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or Twitter. I manually verified the information in the spreadsheet to ensure the scripts worked.
4. At precisely 12:00 pm on 1/1/2015 I finalized the spreadsheet and used the random number generator at http://www.random.org/integers/ to generate a random number between 1 and the total number of subscribers, page likes and followers.
5. That number corresponds to a row in the spreadsheet. The account in that row wins the giveaway.
6. I then notified the winner through that account.
If you have any questions you can leave a comment or email me at email@example.com. Thanks again for being a part of Grounded Reason. Based on participation I plan on doing similar giveaways in the future.
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