No Contest This Week

There really hasn’t been much of a response for the previous contests, so I’m gonna forgo the contest this week. I’m still planning on a month ending contest next week and may start it a bit early.

The ad that was won last week by Jim at The Net Fool is now up and appearing on the right hand side.

March Madness Contest Part 1

Ok, here’s the contest I keep talking about.  At least the first part of it.  I’m thinking that there are four full weeks of March, so why not have a contest each and every week?  Sounds good to me, how bout you?

What am I giving away?

Up for grabs this week is a full month spot on the sidebar in one of those fancy 125×125 spots.  Free advertisement is the best kind of advertisement right?  Right.  You’ll get one month in the sidebar.  It’ll start as soon as you win and get me the graphic and link.

How do you win?

Well, I hemmed and hawed about how to run these contests and I might change it week to week.  This week, however, I’m going to keep it simple.  You get one point for a comment on this post.   You get another two points for subscribing to the feed here.  In order to get those two, you must subscribe to the feed and then come back to this post and leave a comment saying that you’ve subscribed.  The smarter of you will have figured out that you can kill two birds with one stone by subscribing first and then commenting.  One comment, three points!  One note, if you’re already a subscriber to the feed, it still counts.  So, if you’re already a subscriber, all you have to do is leave a comment.

When will the contest end?

The contest will end at 11:59:59 pm on Friday, March 7th 2008.  I’ll tally the points, throw in the entries and pick the winner out of a hat.  (or use a uber geeky random number generator to parse the winner.)

Let the games begin!

P.S. if you want to add a prize to the next few contests this month, just drop me a line.  I’m still looking for guest posts too!

The $54,000 Birthday Bash at ProBlogger

It’s’s birthday.  Three years under the belt and Darren is having one heck of a party.  All told, he’s giving away over $54,000 worth in prizes.  It started on Monday and is continuing through next Monday.

He’s already given away 12 copies of  The SEO Book and some premium links at a directory and the post today is a contest for a pair of really sweet LG widescreen lcd monitors.  To enter, you have to do a post (with a link) on the contest (yes, like this one) and then leave a comment for Darren back at Problogger.   That simple.  They’ll take that list (currently at 115) and randomly pick one of us to win the prize.

The first contest on Monday got over 750 entries, but even if this one gets twice that, I still like my odds.  1 in 1400 is better than most lotteries.  Not as valuable of a prize, but good nonetheless.  And how sweet would your desk look with 2 20″ widescreen monitors?  Pretty darn sweet I think.