Win a Weekend Pass to Blog World Expo Worth $495

blog-world-expo.pngToday I’m running two competitions here on ProBlogger – both centre around the Blog World and New Media Expo happening in Las Vegas next week. The first (in this post) gives one lucky blogger an opportunity to get a last minute pass to attend – the other (which I’ll post about in a few hours) gives 3 readers the chance to come have dinner with me.

For those of you who’ve not heard about BWE – it’s going to be a great event with thousands of bloggers coming together to talk blogging and social media. I’ll be there and speaking on a number of panels including:

  • Internet Marketing for Smart People – with Chris Brogan, Brian Clark and Sonia Simone.
  • How to Make Money Online – at WordCamp Las Vegas with Jeremy Wright and Chris Garrett (yes I’m finally going to meet me coauthor of the ProBlogger book)
  • Blogging Super Panel (Live Feedback Site Reviews) – with Jim Kukral, John Chow, Zach Johnson and Brian Clark

OK – onto the first competition

The prize is a chance to win a weekend pass to attend. It’s worth $495 (see full details of what it includes here).

Please only enter this if you’re able to get to Vegas for the weekend and cover your own accommodation. This prize only gets you into the conference (and to a couple of the parties).

To enter you have to do two things:

  1. Either write a blog post that links to Blog World Expo saying why you want to attend OR tweet a tweet that says why you want to attend and includes the #bwe09 hashtag (choose one of these options, not both).
  2. Come back to this post and leave a comment with a link to your post or tweet to prove you did it. (Update: Make sure you leave the link to your actual tweet, and NOT just to your twitter account. We won’t have time to hunt down the tweet itself! Your comment here should look something like this:

We’ll close off entries for this competition at midday on Wednesday Vegas time/ (yes you need to get your skates on). There is one entry per person (so don’t set tweets to go off every minute til the closing time).

Thanks to Blog World and New Media Expo for putting up this prize. If you’re coming along I do look forward to seeing you!

*Comments are now closed. Winner shall be notified via email!*

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    Thanks for opportunity, will be in Vegas for another event, would love to come to this too!!

  2. Darren,

    I just left my tweet. Here’s the link

  3. I already know of so many people I love and follow going to Blog World. I plan on going and would love to win a pass. Here is the link to my tweet with the #bwe09 hashtag.

  4. I’d love to see Las Vegas and build my blog network:

  5. KB says:

    Wow Darren, Thank you for the opportunity. Here’s my tweet:

    Hope to see you there! xo

  6. KB says:

    Apologies Darren, here’s a more direct link:

  7. Thanks Darren! Here’s my tweet:

  8. Darin Carter says:

    Entered – – Thanks for the Opportunity Darren! Hopefully I’ll see you there.

  9. Thanks for the chance to win this! Here’s my tweet:

  10. Kelly Whalen says:

    I would love to attend Blog World Expo.
    I haven’t attended a conference yet, and think it would be am inspiring experience.
    Here’s my tweet:


  11. work at home says:

    Thank you for giving this opportunities. I will try it. Thank you.

  12. would love to attend ;) who is sponsoring the flight from Germany?


  13. ITrush says:

    Hmm, better late than never.. Hope to win that pass.

  14. Miss Lori says:

    I am already booked on a flight to Las Vegas. I also have a place to stay. Now all I need is a pass that will get me through the door and welcomed into a world of learning and networking. I have heard nothing but phenomenal reports about how inspiring BlogWorld is. I want to experience it for myself. Thank you for the opportunity to do so…and for potentially keeping me out of jail. A loitering charge in Las Vegas wouldn’t look good on my resume.

    SMILE On!


  15. Tech Maish says:

    But what about International users.

  16. Treacle says:

    What an amazing opportunity! Here’s my entry. :-)

  17. Wow, I’d love to attend. I’m an avid reader and fan!

    I’ve increased our average monthly blog traffic by ~450% in the last 11 months.

    I’m still a newbie and would love the opportunity to learn more from my peers as well as have the opportunity to share some of the tricks that I’ve picked up along the way!

    @MichaelDeutch / The Mindjet Blog

  18. sasha stone says:

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  19. Lain Ehmann says:
  20. Nick Tako says:

    Hello Darren,

    First of all thank you for the contest. My tweet with the #bwe09 hash can be found at :

    I would love to go not only to finally meet many of my online “friends” and people I “follow” but also to learn from the the high caliber presenters.

    I also have a more personal reason to go as I would be able to visit some of my close family out there as well! So being able to attend would be a “WIN” for me on both a personal and professional level.

    Thanks again!


  21. Here’s my proof & mama wants to win this! Why you ask? Simple, I have lived, breathed, & slept teaching myself good blogging skills along with effective marketing strategies. I’ve put over a year in my research & I’m ready to meet the best of the best!

  22. Goldie says:

    I really enjoyed reading your rant “Speak at my conference for free?… My thoughts”. Looking forward to discovering more of what’s on your mind. :)

    My tweet:

  23. Jeff H. says:

    Gosh, I would really like to compete for this contest and the other to have dinner with you, because I live in Las Vegas. But my father passed away this pass weekend, so I now must fly to Chicago and handle the services with my family.

    Hopefully, next year I will be able to go to BWE. Have a great time, whoever wins.

    Jeff H.

  24. Thanks for the opportunity to attend! I have been blogging for a few years now but still have so much to learn; this would be such a great opportunity!

  25. Moreno says:

    Here is my entry link for Twitter.

    Good luck to all!

  26. Kyle says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! Here’s my tweet:

  27. I live in Las Vegas and am an expert in liability protection and corporate formation which I would love to share with bloggers and IMers. Nevada LLCs provide protection no other entity and, with the FTC and other regulatory bodies updating rules it would be wise to stay on top of these things. Here’s my Twitter link: and please check out my blog at It is new but I will be adding pertinent and very valuable content and it would really help if I had some experts show me some techniques. After all, this would be of benefit to everyone.

  28. Maria says:

    I would love to meet, connect, learn and share with other other bloggers!

    Here is my Tweet:

    Good luck to all the bloggers!

  29. Blogged and Tweeted… I totally want this.

  30. will says:

    What a Great contest, and way to get folks to make comments…note to self: remember this idea.

    If I could go to #bwe09, the Contacts and Information there, would help me set my fledgling blog apart from rest 99%.

  31. Angela Mills says:

    @problogger I want to go to Blog World and feel way out of my element! #bwe09 hashtag !! Seriously, I love to learn!

    I don’t know how to link to one single tweet. (See, I really need this expo!)

    Best wishes to everyone :)

  32. Angela Mills says:
  33. Ash Buckles says:

    Consider me entered:

    Thanks for the chance!

  34. Susan says:

    I would LOVE to attend the blogworld conference. What an amazing opportunity for a newbie like me!

  35. Ed Healy says:
  36. Aisha LaDon says:

    What an awesome opportunity this would be. I have heard great things, but have never had an opportunity to attend.
    Currently working on the 31 days workbook. To be able to attend the Expo would be the icing on the cake !

    Here is my tweet

    Maybe I will see you there :)

    Aisha LaDon
    Education Advisor/ Instructional Developer

  37. Mike J says:

    Thanks for this great opportunity Darren!
    here is my tweet

  38. Casey says:

    Hi Darren. I hope you choose me, but thanks in advance for the opportunity regardless.

    Here is my link:

    Have a great day. Cheers!

  39. Diana says:

    Nice! I’ve entered via twitter!!

    -RT Contest

  40. Ronblogger says:

    wow! i really love to attend one of those events soon,Thanks for sharing a great opportunity

  41. Andy Wong says:

    Hi Darren,

    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

    I would love to attend this conference. Obviously everybody in the forum is interested in going as well. Will do my best!

    Here’s my tweet.

  42. Ricky says:

    ok going to see if i can enter this high hopes i can win lol!

  43. I’ll be in Vegas Wed-Sat anyway – would LOVE to be able to attend BlogWorld (and go to dinner!) Here’s my tweet:

    jen :)

  44. Len Kendall says:

    Really interested in attending my first blogworld. Here is a link to my tweet:


  45. Alata Walther says:

    Winning this Weekend pass is just the kick in the a.. I need to act on starting a blog. Was a newspaper columnist for years, just need to jump into the digital world and social media. Yipeee…Here I go…

    And her is my tweet:

    “Blog World taking place next week in Las Vegas. Be there or be square. #bwe09. I would love to go. Working on it.”

  46. Sounds so exciting. Wish I could be there. Please post and/or tweet about all the details!!!