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Blog Tips – Twitter Style [Competition]

Posted By Darren Rowse 12th of January 2008 Miscellaneous Blog Tips 0 Comments

Over this weekend I want to run a ‘little’ competition here at ProBlogger. I’m offering a ‘little’ prize (see below) and all you need to do to put yourself in the running for it is to submit a ‘little’ blog tip. Let me explain:

Lately I’ve been getting into Twitter (I’ll write a post in the coming week about what I’ve learned in the process).

The Competition

While there are numerous thinks that I like about Twitter – one is the challenge of getting something written in 140 characters.

While I wouldn’t want to write this way all of the time – it does make your pause before twittering something to think about what you want to communicate and how you can do it succinctly.

This forms the basis of this competition.

How to Enter

Your task is to write a blog tip that will help others blog better in 140 characters or less.

Your entry to this competition needs to be submitted as a comment below. You’re welcome to post it elsewhere also if you wish (Twitter, your Blog or anywhere else) – but only comments below will count for the prize.

Please start your comment with the keyword TwitterBlogTip – this isn’t counted in the 140 characters but will help us to defeat the spam filter which falsely moderates some comments as spam.

So what’s the prize?

This prize is actually a gift that was given to me late last year from Google AdSense. It was given to quite a few AdSense publishers so some of you already have one – but I know many of you missed out – so I’ll giveaway mine (it’s unused).

It’s a 2GB USB Flash Drive (pictured below – image courtesy of FishandClicks):

Google Usb 2007 2-1

I’ll pick one random but genuine entry from those comments submitted to win the prize – and as it’s so small I’m happy to ship it anywhere in the world – so feel free to enter wherever you are.

Entries close on Monday at midday (my time here in Melbourne – which is Sunday evening for many of you). I’ll announce the winner Monday.

UPDATE – this competition is now closed. I’ll announce a winner later today. Thanks to everyone for the amazing response. Some of the tips submitted are quite profound and I’ve learned a lot just from reading your responses.

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.
  1. TwitterBlogTip: “Choose your niche, know your niche, think, think again, write, publish, read, read again, and always: KEEP BLOGGING”

  2. TwitterBlog Tip:

    Be yourself and know your audience!

  3. TwitterBlogTip

    Blogging is not only for fun take it seriously because it can give you a lot of money

  4. TwitterBlogTip:

    When including a link in your post, use to keep below the 140 character limit.

  5. TwitterBlogTip:

    Be genuine. Keep humble. Give more than you get. Show gratitude. Don’t look back. Enjoy the process. Enter every contest you can find.

  6. tazem says: 01/14/2008 at 9:10 am


    Step 1. Write something.

    Step 2. Repeat Step 1.

  7. Use and email collection device to build a relationship with readers.

  8. TitterBlogTip

    Use and email collection device to build a relationship with readers.

  9. TwitterBlogTip:

    Don’t blog because you want to monetize it. Blog because you love it!
    By doing this, when the rough time comes, you won’t give up because you simply love doing it

  10. Write from the heart and be yourself. Comment frequently and build relationships.

  11. TwitterBlogTip

    Use journalistic writing rules. Also, use adjectives and, this is important, consolidate sentences. Sounds strange, but with practice this works very well.


  12. thanks everyone – I’ve now closed this competition off and will announce the winner later today.

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