Following on from the success of our first blogging contest here at DaniWeb, we are proud to announce the start of an all new, even better competition with some truly amazing prizes.
If you’ve got something to say about IT, say it in your DaniWeb blog during the months of December and January and you could be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes. The winner will be able to choose* an item from a prize pool totaling in excess of $1500 value. Maybe you fancy a 24” widescreen LCD monitor, or how about the latest multi-megapixel compact digital camera, or even an Xbox 360 games console?
Remember, all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes is to start blogging.
The winner will be the member whose blog postings attract the most traffic during the life of the competition. There will actually be two winners, one for the blog attracting the most views and one for the blog with the most trackbacks. Each will be able to pick their booty from the grand prize pool. As a special incentive, there will also be a great bonus prize on offer if the winner exceeds 50,000 views or 10,000 trackbacks in total.
How do you get traffic to your blog? You simply ensure that your postings are timely, original, interesting and well written while at the same time promoting them through exploring syndication options, submitting them to services such as Digg, Slashdot, Reddit and others, and being creative without breaking the rules. This means no spamming, and no creating multiple accounts to increase your view count. We will be watching for people who attempt to cheat, and cheaters will be disqualified immediately. Otherwise, it is up to you how you get people to read your blog, but the more effort you put in, the more views you will get and the better your chance to win the big prize.
DaniWeb blogs are dedicated to IT, in particular IT in the news be that as straightforward news reporting, analysis or opinion. Anything that is discussed in the (non-lounge) forums is pretty much fair game as subject matter for blog postings. As long as your postings are interesting, thought provoking, well written, current and original. DaniWeb will not tolerate cut and paste blogging, and any entries found to violate copyright will be deleted and the blogger disqualified from the competition.
Remember, DaniWeb blogs are a little different to some that you might have seen: if you want an outlet to talk about politics, food, religion or whatever then this is not the place to do it. Nor are the blogs the place to ask for support or post tutorials. Entries that ignore this advice will simply be deleted.
If you want a yardstick by which to measure what a DaniWeb blog posting should be like, please see the Inside Edge blog. If you look at the trackbacks for postings here, you will also get some ideas as to where likely traffic generation can be found.
Remember to write a proper introduction to your blog rather than doing so as a blog posting, or it will quickly get lost. Also, give some thought to what you call your blog, this might impact upon the number of visitors it attracts!
- The competition will start on December 1st and run until the end of January 31st.
- DaniWeb administrators are not eligible for entry.
- Only on-topic, IT news related postings will be counted.
- If no member reaches a minimum of 10,000 views or 1000 trackbacks in total, DaniWeb reserves the right not to award any prizes.
- Members can be as creative as they like in order to attract traffic to their blogs, but spamming and the creation of multiple accounts will not be tolerated. Anyone found bringing DaniWeb into disrepute will not only be disqualified but banned as well.
- The decision of the site administrators will be final in respect of the winners, and a league table of the final counts will be published on DaniWeb for reference.
*These are examples only, actual prizes may vary depending upon availability.