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65 Distractions to Make Your Day More Interesting (or “Lists” Group Writing Project Reader Submissions – Part I)

Posted By Darren Rowse 15th of August 2006 Pro Blogging News 0 Comments

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When I launched this week’s “Lists” Group Writing Project I suspected it would be a good one – but I didn’t realize that it would be quite as distracting for me as it has been.

I love lists and so when I awoke to close to 50+ submissions (there are now 65) in my inbox this morning I knew that the temptation to read them all would be great – it was too great…. and I’ve spent most of my day reading the wonderful array of lists that you’ll find below. As I’ve read I’ve bookmarked quite a few in delicious and digg and I have a feeling some will do well there.

Each blogger who has submitted a post is in the running for one of five great prizes from Blake Schwendiman, The Web Directory, URLTrends, The Gold Pages Directory and Earners Forum (see below for full details of each of the five prizes).

Before I share the first round of submissions (there’s still time to participate – you’ve got til Thursday) I wanted to answer four questions that I’ve been asked numerous times:

  • One entry is allowed per blogger (not per blog)
  • Yes you can use the image above if you wish
  • No you don’t have to link back to ProBlogger to be involved (but it would be appreciated to help spread the word about the project)
  • Posts should be new posts and not existing ones (as it says in the original invitation to submit) – I’ve allowed a few old ones in to this point but no more! :-)
  • To enter follow the procedure outlined in this post

Now – without further ado – let me share the first round of submissions with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have today! (the full list of submissions will be posted here.

Stay tuned for the next round of submissions from the next 24 hours this time tomorrow. Now here are the prizes on offer:

The Prizes

This week’s group writing project is proudly sponsored by the following companies and individuals. Five random participants (it’s not a competition) in this week’s project will receive one of the following gifts (‘listed’ here in no particular order):

  • The Web Directory have donated a Sinic Eye and Brain Massager (just what every ProBlogger needs). They’ve also kindly offered every participant in this week’s group writing project a free listing in their directory. Thanks to Loren Baker for this donation.
  • Blake Schwendiman has donated a $100 gift voucher from Amazon to be used in any way that they see fit. Thanks Blake!
  • The Gold Pages Directory has donated $500 in digital cash that can be spent on products and services or withdrawn to a prepaid ATM card and used as cash. The Gold Pages Directoryis the largest online currency/digital gold directory on the web and is now three years old. Thanks to Mark Herpel for this donation.
  • URLTrends have kindly donated a Premium upgraded account worth $90 that will help them track their search engine ranking over time. Thanks to Joel Strellner for this donation.
  • Earners Forum have kindly donated a new Dell PC and LCD monitor – to the value of $500. Earners Forum is a great place for discussions around all kinds of topics of earning money online. Thanks to Lee Dodd for this donation.

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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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