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Sponsor ProBlogger’s Group Writing Project

Posted By Darren Rowse 4th of August 2006 ProBlogger Site News 13

update: I’ve now found enough sponsors for the coming week’s project (which I’ve put off for an extra week). Thanks to everyone who has offered.

Next week I’m planning another ProBlogger Group Writing Project which I think will be a lot of fun and that every blogger (of virtually any topic) should be able to participate in.

To make it a little more fun I’d like to offer a little more incentive to participate and would like to give 5 participants the chance to win a prize.

I’m happy to offer a prize myself but would love to hear from others that would like to put a prize up and effectively sponsor the group writing project next week.

Last time I called for prizes I was inundated with them (to the point I was so overwhelmed that I didn’t use any of them) but this time I’m going to be a little choosey and just pick the best 5 (so make them good!).

What Will You Get?
In return for your prize you’ll get links in each Group Writing Project post during the week (there will be at least 6 including one topic announcement, 3 daily updates, 1 central page and 1 prize announcement page). You’ll be one of 5 sponsors (if I can find 5).

ProBlogger is read by 4000 or so daily readers plus another 8000 via RSS. The group writing projects have been attracting 90 – 130 participants each time so far. So you’ll get some nice exposure.

Requirements for Sponsors
Due to the international nature of my readership prizes will need to be able to be used by people around the world.

You’ll also need to take responsibility to get it to the winner if it’s a physical prize (ie post).

Keep in mind that this is a blog that helps bloggers to improve their blogging so I’d love prizes to somehow tap into this. They might range from a collection of books, to blog coaching, to a new computer (now that’d get some attention), to ….. well almost anything).

Last time I asked for prizes I got a lot of people offering hosting. While I’m not anti hosting as a prize it’s probably not going to be a prize that stands out from the crowd too much. I’ll be judging the prizes on a number of factor including their value, their usefulness and will be aiming for diversity of prizes.

I’ll choose the ‘best’ five prizes on Monday morning (my time) so you’ve got a couple of days to get them into me. Submit them via my contact form with as much detail as possible about the prize and with the link destination and title that you’d want on each of the posts.

Please don’t be offended if your prize isn’t chosen – I’ll do this again in future if it works out so there will always be next time.

How Will Prizes be Awarded?
Prizes will be awarded by me randomly at the end of the week after final submissions have been received (I’ll put everyone’s name in a hat and draw them out).

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.
Comments
  1. Good, Exellent innovative idea.
    what wud be the project topic?

  2. That’s a great idea ;) This is something I have been waiting for!

  3. Wow, can’t wait to se the prizes.

  4. The topic will be announced on Monday but it’s one I’ve been looking for for a while now.

  5. Wow, this is exciting. I’ll be sure to join in this time around.

  6. Darren, any hint of the topic? =p

  7. Did someone say prizes :)

  8. This will get some attention. I’m looking forward to it. :)

  9. No hints on the topic yet.

    Two prizes have been donated already. One is a new computer – another a $100 voucher….

    stay tuned

  10. Darren, just mailed you with my prize idea. Best, Loren

  11. I submitted a possible prize and will participate, but due to the international nature of the blogosphere and quarantine regulations, have not suggested livestock as a prize!

  12. what is the idea of the writing project and how does it work?

  13. you can see one of them here.

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