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Share A Picture of You with the ProBlogger Book [WIN A PRIZE]

Posted By Darren Rowse 12th of May 2008 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

IMG_4013.jpgHave you got a copy of the ProBlogger book yet?

I’ve been overwhelmed by the numbers of people who have emailed, Tweeted and IM’d to say that they got one. A few people have even sent me pictures of them with the book. Thank you to everyone for buying the book and for your excitement about it!

What I thought might be fun is to have a little ‘project’. Here’s how it’ll work:

  1. If you have a copy of the book – take a picture of yourself with it and post the picture somewhere (on your blog, flickr, zoomr or some other image hosting site).
  2. Then leave a link to the picture in comments below. Also include your blog’s link in the URL field so I can link back to your blog.
  3. If you’d also like to leave a one line comment about the book that’d be great. Chris and I are hoping to use some of these on the book site in the ‘quote’ section.

I’ll collect all of the pictures up at the end of the week and make some sort of a collage of them. If more come in after that week I’ll do another one later (so there’s still time to order and be included).

I’d love to see people getting creative with their pics. Show us where you read ProBlogger (I can imagine where some of those shots will be taken)!

Prize – as a little incentive, I’ll be choosing my three favorites to win a free book from Amazon. I’d offer a free copy of the ProBlogger book but to win one you’d have to own it already. You can always select to receive another copy to giveaway on your blog but I’ll let you choose any book to the value of $20.

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. Wow, easy enough. Congrats on the book!

  2. I can’t wait to see people’s pictures!

  3. Oh, hold up. This is easy enough!

  4. Hmm. Well, I did post a picture of the actual book last week, but one of me with the book? I’ll have to work on that!

  5. That would be nice, you really always got a briliant ideas.

  6. I saw your book in Amazon …. u r really fantastic from bonoriau

  7. AWESOME. I’ve already bought ur book and think its fantastic.
    great work.

  8. Just ordered the book, will have a picture up on Weds.

  9. I don’t suppose using Photoshop is an option? :) Might you have a contest in the future for designing a graphics ad about the book? I think alot of folks who eat, live and breathe graphics would have a blast with that….



  10. Darren, is there a closing date on this? Thanks. :)

  11. I should have added I ask because the book isn’t released in the UK until May 16, I don’t think!

  12. Sheamus – will do it a couple of times at least to give people around the world a chance to enter.

  13. im getting your book asap i couldnt find it at barns & noble store so i guess ill buy it at amazon

  14. I need first to buy book but when i get it
    i will post my pic with book!

  15. Would video be ok too? I created video about week ago and shared on SeesMic :) to other people.

  16. video is fine too!

  17. My pic link shows my avatar in Second Life sitting in front of a large pic of me half-hidden behind my copy of the book, which arrived from Amazon today:


  18. Allow me to start the ball rolling!

    Here’s my blog post with three pictures…

    Here’s my picture…

    I have bought and read quite a number of blogging books. This Problogger Book is absolutely different from others because it is straight-to-the-point. They are definitely down-to-earth formulas with real examples of existing blogs in the Internet for us to understand and to use immediately. Highly recommended to read many times while you are working on it. Amateurs will definitely not be as appreciative as those of us who already started on our own without reading this book. One question in my head is… Why didn’t I think of working my blog this way?

  19. I don’t have a copy of the book. Just bought a new MacBook recently, so I’m a little short on cash.

    What if I take a picture of myself and photoshop the book in… Would that count? :D

  20. Here a picture that I already sent to you about my holidays reading :) taken in France (Dijon)


    I particularly liked two things that I did not know well before:
    Ads and Niche blogging
    Thx for your book,

  21. Here’s my photos: http://thebassman.smugmug.com/gallery/4922533_7ip4o

    I haven’t read it yet, as I can’t get it away from Dax. ;)

  22. Hi, here is a photo of the 4 books I have bought


    One book is for me, I’m already reading it. The others are to give away on my blog. A friend blogger made a post about the book and ask if someone could offer him the book, so I thought it was nice if I sent him the book. The other two are to be given in 2 contests…

    about the book: I didn’t read anything about Chris Garrett before, but I only could expect something of this quality made by the author of problogger.net

    I don’t know if I’m going to find lots of fresh information or new tips not found on problogger.net but at least it takes me away from the computer screen.

  23. Hi! I just started a new blog! If you have a German blog you can win a free copy of the Problogger book when it comes out in Germany.

    Here you have more info: http://www.blogmillionaer.de/2008/04/27/blogmillionaerde-launch-mit-gewinnspiel-eine-million-euro-in-12-monaten/

  24. Congrats on the book!

  25. Hi Darren

    Got your book and it’s relatively clear and concise.

    All the best !


  26. Having picked up my copy on my way to lunch, I shared this idea of yours. It was met (by a friend who didn’t even know you could make a living with a blog,) with a declaration of “Well that’s just brilliant!” Which, of course, it is.

    About to take your book to bed with me & will read until I can’t hold my eyes open any longer.

    Posted my photo over here:


  27. Hope we made it. My pets kept stealing the book from each other so it was difficult getting photos of everyone.


    They are such amateurs I swear.

  28. That’s not exactly myself in the picture, but hey, this is what I do.


  29. I did post a comment yesterday, looks like didn’t reach here…

    anyway, repost my picture link…


  30. Hooray, the book arrived today. It looks excellent, good and straightforward – which is exactly what I need. I look forward to staggering off to the bank with my ££££ (or $$$$$ if you insist).

    My blog post is here:


    The pic is here:


  31. hey I’ve got a pic too! :) I just picked up my copy and remembered this post so here I am!

    Theres another pic of me and the book on that flickr page. Anyway heres the link!

    My Problogger Pic :)

  32. Seems like quite a few people liked my idea of taking a photograph with my pet and the book. ;)

    Darren, when do we find out who won a free book? ;)

  33. Hi,

    I finally received my book on Friday in Paris, France. I hope you like the typically stereotyped Frenchy photo.

    You’ll find my post here:


    I am looking forward to taking the French blogosphère by storm!!

  34. Here’s Cole reading Problogger at bedtime. I think I found a new genre for Darren to write for…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2510656509/

  35. Problogger is fantastic! It has great resources, inspiration and stories. Both Darren and Chris give fabulous insight into the blogosphere world!

    Here is my picture and post!

    I actually compare you guys to the backstreet boys hope you don’t mind…

  36. Problogger has been a great source of inspiration for me from past few years. Here is my post about the book with a picture.


  37. I have finally received my book after waiting 2 weeks for it, I just did a post showing me with the book.


    Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  38. HI,

    I’m reading this blog for a bunch of time now (about 6 month or so) and that way i got into the blogging thing.

    After reading about your book, i thought, i have to buy it.

    Now Last week the time was right to order it via Amazon.de Germany and now its here.

    So even in a little town in Germany your book is read.

    Picture: http://flickr.com/photos/cspiegl/2553560555/

  39. Hi Darren,

    I got my copy in my book shelf right now. Got good reading so far.


    I didn’t know that you were (or ‘are’) a minister in a church.

    God Bless.

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