As a DT member your 'job' is to advertise for the artist/challenge blog and to showcase the sponsored images that you receive in 'payment' - that's how I understand it.
The best way to do this is to make a card to the best of your ability, and post it on your blog. However, the only way that the blogging world will see it is if they have subscribed to your blog, or if they are a googler and happen to be a 'stumbled-uponner'.
Another way is to link your card to challenges where it meets the criteria, and the more links the more exposure - right?
Now here is my question/dilemma :
How are you perceived if each of your cards are linked to the maximum number of challenges possible?
Are you seen as greedy - just out for the prizes?
Are you seen as diligent - attempting to gain the maximum exposure for the artist/challenge whose DT you're on?
There has been some discussion (in a group that I'm on) about this subject, following a discussion about the number of challenge blogs that are closing (no one mentioned that the new ones starting up are more than the old ones closing down) and the huge number of challenges that are "Anything Goes".
I got the feeling at the end of the discussion that one should NOT make your card and then see which challenges you can enter, but rather the other way around : you should select your challenge, and then make a card according to the criteria of that specific challenge.
If you are a DT member and wish to 'do your job' - are you expected to make a separate card for each outside challenge?
I AM FEELING 'CHALLENGED' BY ALL OF THIS CONFUSION!
Let it be known that I live in South Africa - very far away from the cities where most of the owners/sponsors of challenges are situated. Postage costs a lot and I know that this is the reason why we South Africans hardly every win tangible products as prizes, blog candies, or DT spots where actual products (such as embellishments, markers, paper packs, etc) need to be showcased.
I enter a multitude of challenges because I am showcasing the sponsored products or challenge.
This is how I feel and I needed to 'vent' this so that those who don't 'get' me perhaps will understand me a little better.
and maybe, just maybe - my mood will lift enough for my mojo to return!