Booty Camp DVD Winner, Giveaway Angst, & Mega-Thanks

So a winner of the Booty Camp DVD program has been chosen, hooray!

But honestly, the selection process was painful. A number of you were so helpful, amusing, compelling and awesome in meeting the suggested entry requirements that I felt even more crappy than usual facing the reality that only one winner could be selected.

Having the random number generator be part of the process helped, but it only did some of the narrowing. The whole thing is making me think twice about having a non-random aspect to giveaways in the future.

Here's the problem: if I ask for favors from readers (tweeting, facebook, market research etc) and some people then help me out quite generously and enthusiastically, and then all they get in return is a greater chance of winning something, but then they don't win anything? That seems kinda shitty. I'll be curious, if anyone decides to comment, what you all think about it. Should I limit giveaway winner selection from now on to purely random chance?  Do you feel ripped off if you go out of your way to help out a blogger and then don't get anything for it? The whole marketing/contest combo seems, in retrospect, a little sleazy.

So, many thanks to those of you who helped me out, whether it was by facebook, twitter, allowing me to use your email address for a still-hypothetical newsletter, giving me feedback, or writing a great comment.  And so sorry if you didn't win! But you know who you are, and I know who you are, and all I can say is how appreciative I am of your efforts.

Also, I was very grateful to several websites who recently included Cranky Fitness in lists of health & fitness blogs to check out, perhaps accidentally thinking this was a useful, credible resource. It was very flattering to be included along with other blogs that are actually good!

So thanks: Her Campus, Health Habits and Xahir, I really appreciate it!

OK, so enough preamble, who won the Booty Camp 11 DVD Giveaway?

It was Kimberly at 45 and 304. Congrats, Kimberly, and please email me your mailing info by the end of the coming weekend so we can get those DVD's out to you!

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