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63 ‘How to’ Posts to Add Spice to Your Day – Group Writing Project Day 1

Posted By Darren Rowse 19th of September 2006 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

How-Toudpate: This project is now closed. See all 343 submissions to it here.

Today is Day 1 of our latest ProBlogger Group Writing Project and like last time the response has been very cool. The project topic was announced around 24 hours ago and I’ve accepted 63 submissions already (I say accepted because a surprising amount of people (around 10%) didn’t follow the guidelines for submissions and I had to say no – please remember to submit new posts not previously written ones – this is a project to practice your writing styles rather than just highlight old posts).

The quality of submissions so far is great and I’m sure you’ll enjoy surfing them. It reminds me just how much expertise there is in the blogosphere on a wide variety of topics.

Before I get onto the first round of submissions a quick mention of the sponsors of this week’s project. They are New Homes, forums, Google Tutor and (full details of the $1800 of prizes below). Thanks again to them for making this project all the more fun.

So here are the first round of submissions. As you’ll see the ‘How to…’ theme gives a wide scope for topics – never before have I assembled such a diverse list. It’s not too late to join the fun – do so by following the guidelines here. Here’s the first round of submissions:

Thanks everyone – great work!

The Prizes

At the end of the week once all submissions are in I’ll randomly select five submissions who will each receive one of the following five prizes:

  • One week complimentary stay (for up to 4 people) at a beach front apartment in Estepona on the Costa del Sol Spain (pictured above). This prize must be taken in the next 12 months and the winner must cover all their own costs in getting to Spain (ie this is for the cost of the accommodation only). If the prize cannot be taken by the winner they can also take an iPod (video) instead (by negotiation with the sponsor). This prize (valued at 1000 euros if taken in the peak season) has been kindly donated by New Homes on Thanks to Adam and Chintan.
  • $100 Cash (in your paypal account) OR a month long text link in the forums. This prize sponsored by forums – thanks to Tim and his team.
  • A Personal license for ExpressionEngine including a personal license for the forums module (worth $149). This prize is sponsored by Marcus from
  • A $149 yearly plan to OR a $100 gift voucher to iTunes (your choice). This gift has been donated by Google Tutor. Thanks to Craig for this gift.
  • $200 gift voucher from Amazon to spend on anything you like. Its been kindly donated by Thanks to Jason for his kind donation.
About Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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