On Monday, I announced an opportunity win a free 1-year subscription to PressReader, a portal to access more than 2,200 newspapers and magazines around the world (“News Junkie Alert: Win a 1-year subscription to PressReaders’ 2200+ publications“).
All you need to do is leave a comment suggesting what publications you’re most interested in. More details are found in Monday’s post.
The next morning, this site experienced a significant meltdown when a barrage of “comment spam” hit my hosting service, and they responded by declaring the account “suspended.”
In the meantime, there have been few people indicating an interest in winning the subscription.
Does this reflect a limited interest in accessing additional sources of news? Or did readers miss Monday’s announcement?
I’m not sure, but just in case, I’m extending the deadline. Originally, the deadline was set at midnight tonight. I’m now extending that until midnight this Sunday, March 2.
At that point, I’ll randomly select one of those who commented on Monday’s post as the winner. To do this, I’ll number the comments, then use a random number generator to select a number in the same range.
The winner will be notified on Monday.