Over the last week we’ve given away over $54,000 in prizes (in fact it’s been closer to $60,000 because we added a few prizes and underestimated the value of a few others).
Before I announce the last giveaway – I want to take a moment to acknowledge the hard work and generosity of a few people.
Project Coordinator, Lara Kulpa - Lara Kulpa has gone so far above and beyond the call this week that I can’t express to you how hard she’s worked. Lara has had significantly less sleep than she normally would this week and has managed over 100 sponsors, tens of thousands of entries as well as me (no mean feat on that last one). The project was much bigger than I ever expected it to be and Lara has taken it in her stride. If you’re ever in the market for someone to help you with web design, internet marketing or SEO – do consider Lara Kulpa (PS: subscribe to her blog here).
Our Sponsors have been wonderful. When we decided to go with over 100 prizes I literally began to shake as I began to think about the complexity of the task. Not only has Lara been great at helping us with the coordination of everything – our sponsors have been incredibly patient and generous with us. Of all the sponsors only on one occasion have we had any issues resulting in a sponsor pulling out (and that seems to have been a miscommunication – I substituted a cash prize in for the person who won that prize) – everyone else has been incredible! Please do visit some of our sponsors today as a thank you to them. If you won a prize it’d also be great if you’d link up to them as a thank you.
Here they are once again:
Help Desk Geek – Holiday for Every Day – Home Based Holidays – I Hate Bad Service – Intricate Art – iPod Repair of Memphis – It’s Write Now – JCM Enterprises – Jer Games – Jewel Caddy – Jill Koenig – Kim and Jason – Kirsty Dunphey – speaker, author, entrepreneur, retired at 27 – Leisure Lab – Lille Punkin’ Reviews – Lisa Marie Dias Designs – Lulu – Magic Vacation Villas – Mary Jo Rulnick – Mederma for scars – Melissa Roberts – Meryl Evans – Content Maven – Mighty Mugs – Mike Cavaroc – Million Dollar Pet Pix – Morris Green Clean – Nathan Rice – NetLink Web – Nika’s Culinaria – No Full Stop – Olive Oil Passion – On Target Media Group – Organize & Simplify – Organized Outcomes – Milo – Personal Self Defense – Publicity Hound – Raven’s Roads – Remarkable Communication – Retreat and Heal – Sea Slugs! Anime Blog – Secure Delivery – SeekZap – SEO Aware – SEO Book – Simple Kind Of Life – SKY FM Radio – SmallFuel Marketing – Soy Coffee – StarFeeder – Stogie Review – Street Smart Marketing – Tamra Engle – Tea Party Girl – The Bargain Queen – The Collecting Life – The Essentials of Trading – the Palmetto Guesthouse – The WellCenter Group – Tim “Gonzo” Gordon – Time For Coffee and Tea – Treo Today – Truffle Tree – Viral Electronics – Wall Street Fighter – Zach Everson – [Geeks are Sexy] Technology News – 1 Cool File – Angela Wills – Another Old Movie Blog – Artisan’s Cup (Teas) – Associated Content – Author Media Training – Babble Soft – Back in Skinny Jeans – Barefoot Parties – Baz – Best Hawaii Vacation Blog – Better Wallpaper – Blog About Your Blog – Blog Louder – BlogFlux – Blogging Fingers – Blogging Tips – Book Test Online – BVT Products – Center of Muse – Cheap Shooter – Chitika – Christina Perdue – Color Themes – Contest Blogger – Contest Queen – Cory Miller – David Airey – Derek Beauchemin – DisplayLink – distilled: pure website expertise – Egg Marketing Blog – Explore Life Blog – Fashionista TV – Free Money Finance – Freelance Writing Jobs – Freezing Hot – Geeky Speaky – Genealogy Reviews Online – Good Doggie – Groovy Vegetarian – Grown Up Geek
Readers – lastly I want to thank each and every person who participated in this last week whether they linked up, entered or patiently stood by and patiently allowed the craziness to take over ProBlogger for the last few days. Without your participation this event would have been boring. I was overwhelmed by the responses of many of you – some of you brought me to tears (in laughter) at your entries and I wish that I had more prizes to give away to reward you all.
While this competition was about celebrating the last 3 years of ProBlogger and creating a little buzz around this blog – ultimately it was my attempt at giving something back to you the ProBlogger reader community. ProBlogger.net is really nothing without those who read and participate in it – I hope you enjoyed this past week as much as I have.
One final Giveaway for Everyone (well 3000 of you)
OK – I promised one more giveaway. This one is one that I think everyone who wants to be a part of will hopefully be able to get in on the act of.
The giveaway is simple – SKY.fm Radio are offering a free 6 month Premium Upgrade (value at just under $30) for the first 3000 people who email them. To qualify you need to have a blog that’s been going for 1 month. To qualify simply email the URL of your blog to [email protected]
This giveaway will be closed off by SKY.fm in 30 days or after the first 3000 winners – whichever comes first.