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ProBlogger Group Writing Project – Reviews and Predictions

Posted By Darren Rowse 18th of December 2006 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

200612181504It’s time for another ProBlogger Group Writing Project – and this time we’ve got 10 prizes worth between $2000 to $2500 USD!

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE SUBMITTING. Particularly pay attention to the instruction to submit NEW posts not previously written ones. Old posts (written before today) won’t be accepted and will not be eligible for a gift. Thanks for your understanding.

The Topic

This project’s topic is ‘Reviews and Predictions…….’

Your task is to write a post that looks back or looks forward (on what is up to you).

  • You might want to look back on the year that was (topical for this time of year)….
  • You could make some predictions about what the new year will bring in your niche….
  • You could look back on some aspect of your life….
  • You might use the post to make some resolutions for the year ahead….
  • You might like to give an award for the last year to someone in your niche….
  • You might look back on the 10 biggest developments, 5 biggest mistakes, 72 best quotes…. of your niche….

Write it in any style you like, a rant, list, poem, video, pictorial, haiku, podcast….. anything

Be as creative as you can and take this in any direction you like. You’ll have a much better chance of getting your post noticed if it’s useful and/or interesting to readers and write something relevant to the topic of your blog.

Once you’ve written your post simply follow the process for participating that I’ve outlined below (please note – to be eligible for the gifts from our sponsors you need to follow the guidelines below).

The Prizes

This project has attracted sponsors willing to donate some great prizes with a total value of over $2000 (and up to $2400 depending what people choose to take). All values below are in $US and all cash prizes can be paid via PayPal.

  • 451 Press is offering one lucky winner a Nintendo Wii (worth $250). 451 Press is a blog network. Thanks to Steve for this prize.
  • bloglinkr is offering $100 cash or $500 in advertising credit on their service when they launch in the first quarter of 2007. bloglinkr is a new ad network exclusively for blogs and sounds like an interesting project to watch in the next few months. Thanks to Michael for this offer.
  • The Blogging Times has offered $100 cash to their winner. Thanks to Minic for this prize.
  • Information for Her Australia for Australian Women is offering $100 cash (via PayPal). This is a site for Australian women giving information on health issues, rural women, indigenous women and more. Thanks to Toni for this prize.
  • Poker on a Mac (a poker site for Mac users) is offering a 30gb video ipod to their winner. Thanks to Mike for this.
  • Dave Taylor from Ask Dave Taylor Tech Support and The Intuitive Life Business Blog is offering a copy of his bookGrowing Your Business with Googleand $100 cash as his prize.
  • Thrive Web Marketing are offering a medium level webhosting package for a year that includes 100MB of webspace, 4000MB data transfer a month and more (worth $240). Thanks to Ross for this prize.
  • eMoms at Home is offering two free passes (worth $349 each) to a 12 week group coaching program that she’s running in January. The course (via phone) is about how to be more productive and build a business. Read more on it here. Thanks Wendy for this prize.
  • DeveloperCube – a forum for web developers – is offering a $100 Amazon gift voucher. Thanks to Patrick for this prize.
  • Rob Schaumer is offering a $100 gift card (of the winners choice) at GiftCertificates.com. Thanks Rob!

Thanks also to those others who offered to sponsor this week. As I mentioned – there were 50 offers of prizes which was quite overwhelming. I’ve chosen prizes based upon reader feedback from last time. Readers liked actual prizes, cash etc more than services.

How To Participate

Here’s how to participate and put yourself in the running for a gift. Please read this as it has changed slightly since last time:


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 and LinkedIn.
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