Have you noticed the amount of blog contests out there? They’re fun to enter and some of them give away great prizes.
Most of the contests I’ve seen select a random winner from the entries. How do they do that?
Allow me to introduce you to a handy website called Random.org. They’ll pick the random number for you. For example, say you had 500 entries to your blog contest and you wanted to pick two winners.
- Go to Random.org and click on “numbers” at the top of the screen.
- Tell it you want to generate two numbers between 1 and 500. Ignore the columns setting. That’s for folks who want many more numbers.When you’re done you should have something that looks like this:
- Click on the “Get Numbers” button and you’ll have your two winners.
In this case the winners would be the people with comments 438 and 75. How easy is that?