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Group Writing Project – Day 1

200612181504Day 1 of the Reviews and Predictions Group Writing Project is over and 55 submissions have arrived in my inbox from readers who are competing for the $2500 in prizes.

This round includes a few posts from our sponsors themselves (they’re not in the running for prizes but wanted to participate in the fun too). Alongside them we have a wide array of posts ranging from haikus, humorous pieces, lots of predictions and quite a few posts reflecting upon different niches this year. Together they make an interesting read.

Thanks to our sponsors – Rob Schaumer, DeveloperCube, eMoms at Home, Thrive Web Marketing, Dave Taylor, Poker on a Mac, Information for Her Australia for Australian Women, The Blogging Times, bloglinkr and 451 Press (see below for the full list of prizes).

There’s still 3 more days to get your submissions in and join the fun. Just follow the procedure outlined here.

Thanks to everyone who has participated in Day 1. Looking forward to seeing tomorrow’s batch.

Now as promised – here’s the prize list to inspire you to enter!

The Prizes

  • DeveloperCube – a forum for web developers – is offering a $100 Amazon gift voucher.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Rob Schaumer is offering a $100 gift card (of the winners choice) at GiftCertificates.com.
  • 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.
  • Poker on a Mac (a poker site for Mac users) is offering a 30gb video ipod to their winner.
  • Dave Taylor from Ask Dave Taylor Tech Support and The Intuitive Life Business Blog is offering a copy of his bookGrowing Your Business with Google‘ and $100 cash as his prize.
  • 451 Press is offering one lucky winner a Nintendo Wii (worth $250). 451 Press is a blog network.

About Darren Rowse

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Comments

  1. Scott Howard says:

    Wow, I made the first submission. Are the submissions posted in the order they where submitted? I think it will be interesting to see if there is more participants this time over the last project due to the holidays.

  2. Darren Rowse says:

    they are pretty much in the order they were received in.

  3. jhay says:

    I just submitted mine. A lot interesting posts on the day 1 already. This would be a fun weekend of bloghopping.

  4. Roberta says:

    This was a fun project… I agree with jhay, this week I’ll be bloghopping. I’ve already found some interesting sites just from the first round.

  5. Yan says:

    Cool… thnx Darren! This is the first time that I’m being listed on another site! I had really fun writing about a post for this group writing project.

    Hope you come up with brilliant ideas like this!

  6. Eliza says:

    I’m loving this list and have even commented on a few. I can’t wait to read the next group. Are ya only posting them once a day?

  7. LearningNerd says:

    Wow, I can’t believe how many there are already! I’ll try to make it into the next group. Great posts, everyone!

  8. engtech says:

    I decided to write about something that might be of interests to bloggers in the audience, and go through all the mistakes I’ve made since I started blogging.

    I’ve already sent it via the comment form, but I thought some people might like a sneak peak:
    How NOT to be a successful blogger
    http://engtech.wordpress.com/2006/12/20/you-can-be-a-good-example-or-a-horrible-warning-how-not-to-be-a-successful-blogger/

  9. Jason Hooker says:

    I always look forward to your group writing projects. And this one is a cracker (Christmas cracker?).

    Thanks Darren!

  10. Dustin says:

    Quite an interesting idea.

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