Wow, this year has FLOWN by hasn’t it? It has been a lot of fun learning how to do everything that goes with blogging. And I have to say the community over at Blog Engage has been a tremendous help. What also makes it a great community is the fact that Brian holds contests for cash prizes! I placed 3rd in one of them. Now I’m re-entering to try and win the big one a cool $1,000.00! But wait! You too can enter! It isn’t too late for you to write and submit your article! Read on to find out how to join Blog Engage and enter the Blog Engage Best of Guest Blog Contest 2012.
The $1000 USD Best of the Guest Blogging Contest Sponsors
First off, I want to thank Brian and the Sponsors for throwing this together. Without them we couldn’t even have a Contest! Make sure you visit and thank them!
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OK, Do me a favor please. Before you put in your entry and end up taking first prize (I have faith in you!) please visit my entry and leave a comment, share, like, retweet, etc. If you have an entry you can leave a link in your comment using CommentLuv – and I’ll make sure to visit and comment back as well!
Should YOU Enter the Contest?
These contests are a lot of fun, and the exposure you get and networking makes it 100% worth it. So if you are hesitating about entering? DON’T! The simple answer is YES! Just follow the rules below to get started. But be forewarned. Don’t expect your article alone to win by itself. It takes a LOT of work to promote your article. That is the key to winning. Below are the rules on how to enter and the points system. Pay very close attention to them! It practically tells you how to win! So get your article posted and start promoting it! What are you still doing here? GO! GO! GO!
How to Enter
First let’s discuss some of the rules. It’s very important you read and follow these rules as it will determine if your going to be included into the contest or not. In order to enter you have to write an article about the contest including our sponsor links on your blog. You can find the sponsor link code below. Please if you are entering our Guest Blogging Contest make sure to write about our contest and link to our sponsors prior to posting your guest article here on our blog.
Who can participate?
All Blog Engage members can write for us and have the opportunity to win any prize offered in this contest. Also if you are looking for a way to Engage in our community without paying for our $19.99 USD Standard Accounts then this is your chance. When you join our contest, we give you a free Blog Engage 19.99 USD Standard Account.
- Guest posts must be at least 900 words, not to exceed 2000 words.
- You may have as many links as you wish in the body of the content. However, please limit links to your projects or websites to your bio. Absolutely no affiliate links allowed.
- Your bio must have a Gravatar. Please use a picture of yourself and not a logo.
- Keep your post relevant to the overall theme of this blog. You can write about any of the following topics Making Money Online, Blogging Tips, Traffic, Design, Social Networking, SEO, Marketing, Technology and other industry or niche specific topics you think blog engage members would be interested in reading.
- All images must be picked and sent to me from Free Digital Images Please e-mail me the link directly to the image and the code needed to link back to the photographer.
How To Win
- You must write about the contest including the contest sponsors links When done e-mail me the link
- Register for an account here and fill out your bio info Also please get a gravatar if you don’t have one.
- Contact me admin (@) blogengage dot com letting me know your username
- We will review your account and upgrade it so you can write for the blog
- Write your post, save it and it will be reviewed and published
- A high value is placed on the number of and quality of comments received on your guest post. Also, be sure to interact with and respond to your commentators. This will help you win! Ambiguous and/or spammy comments will not help you.
- Spread the word about your post through all your social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, Sphinn, etc. A high value will be placed on number of Tweets and overall social media promotion.
The Points System
I will give max points for quality comments that are engaging not simple one liner comments. If you purchase tweets, votes or buy anything to influence wining this contest you will be disqualified. The final decision is not made from total points but the quality of the blog article. All decisions are made by me and once announced will be final. You can offer innovative ideas to encourage voting and engaging but it has to be indirectly and not with cash money. Example: You cannot purchase Facebook likes, Tweets, or any other votes.
It’s also important to understand what is allowed and what’s not allowed. You are 100% allowed to ask for tweets, shares, likes or whatever else you need to do in order to win. You can private message users on any social platform etc but do this at your own risk as many members my get offended and upset.
- Tweets, 20 points per Tweet
- Pins, 20 points per Pinup
- Linked In Votes, 20 points per Share
- Facebook Likes, 20 points per Like
- Google Plus, 20 points per Plus
- Engages at Blog Engage, 100 points per Engage
- Comments on Blog Engage Guest Article that provide value, 30 points per comment
- Comments on Blog Engage Story Page that provide value, 40 points per comment
As you can see this is a great opportunity especially for new bloggers! You get to join an awesome community, promote your blog, and gain exposure through the contest. Even if you don’t win the cash prize (which I have faith you can and will win!) you will have already won with the people you will meet and everything else I’ve mentioned!
So did you Enter the Contest? Leave me a comment below along with a link to it so I can share it with everyone else!