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How to Assemble the Biggest List of ‘How To’ Blog Posts Ever – Reader Submissions Part III

Posted By Darren Rowse 21st of September 2006 ProBlogger Site News 13

How-ToI’m getting lots of great feedback today (as well as 80 more entries) in the How to… group writing project. Check out this comment from one participant who got 60,000 visitors to his post as a result of the project (which started a Diggalanche)!

The reason I started these projects was because there’s a lot of blogs out there producing excellent content that don’t get the recognition they deserve. Hopefully you’ve found some of them in our previous days submissions and will find some more here. When you do – spread the word about the blogs that you discover (link to them, bookmark them, tell your mum… you get the picture).

A quick thank you again to the sponsors of this week’s project who have donated $1800 in gifts for 5 lucky participants. The sponsors are New Homes, Webmaster-Talk.com forums, Google Tutor and OwnMySeat.com. Full details of prizes are at the end of this post.

See the full list of participants so far (231 of them) here and don’t forget that you can still enter up until the end of Thursday (wherever you are) by following the instructions in our introductory post.

Prizes

At the end of the week once all submissions are in I’ll randomly select five submissions who will each receive one of the following five prizes:

  • One week complimentary stay (for up to 4 people) at a beach front apartment in Estepona on the Costa del Sol Spain (pictured above). This prize must be taken in the next 12 months and the winner must cover all their own costs in getting to Spain (ie this is for the cost of the accommodation only). If the prize cannot be taken by the winner they can also take an iPod (video) instead (by negotiation with the sponsor). This prize (valued at 1000 euros if taken in the peak season) has been kindly donated by New Homes on Nubricks.com. Thanks to Adam and Chintan.
  • $100 Cash (in your paypal account) OR a month long text link in the Webmaster-Talk.com forums. This prize sponsored by Webmaster-Talk.com forums – thanks to Tim and his team.
  • A Personal license for ExpressionEngine including a personal license for the forums module (worth $149). This prize is sponsored by Marcus from Nanoblogs.de
  • A $149 yearly plan to Audible.com OR a $100 gift voucher to iTunes (your choice). This gift has been donated by Google Tutor. Thanks to Craig for this gift.
  • $200 gift voucher from Amazon to spend on anything you like. Its been kindly donated by OwnMySeat.com. Thanks to Jason for his kind donation.
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. Hey Darren,

    Thanks for including my link in your post, I must say that I have discovered a lot of pretty damn neat blogs that I would never have known about otherwise. Very cool thing that you are doing here.

    Cheers!

  2. Just on time !!

    Thanks for including mine ;)

  3. Wow that is a huge response.

    Looks like there are some interesting links up there. It looks like there are a lot of quality bloggers out there.

    I’m off to Digg and Delicious this post, hint hint.

    This is a great idea Darren, thanks.

  4. Thank you for including my article! I have already read dozens of the other articles. This is a great way to find new blogs to suggest to my readers. Thanks a bunch.

  5. This is awesome, it looks like it will be close on whether or not we beat last months number of submissions.

  6. Thanks for doing this, Darren!

  7. Good for Tony .. I spent some time this morning watching the videos on YouTube .. fascinating! Right now his Digg number is 2588 ..amazing!

    Unfortunately, it’s sad that you don’t really see too many non-technical stories being “digg”‘ed .. as you might see more of these many hundreds of entries up there too! I’m still on Day 1 reading :) but I’m going in order this time and hopefully will get to all of them.,

  8. Wow! 80 more “how-tos” I guess I’ll have my weekend full this time around. It was a blast to join this group writing project. Can’t wait for the next one.

  9. Here’s a few that caught my eye today…really great how-to lists through out this…has been enjoyable reading, but time consuming! LOL
    http://survivingnj.blogspot.com/2006/09/more-posts-that-caught-my-eye.html

  10. gee, 60,000 visitors is always a good number.

    this writing project was a good reminder to me, to work towards early deadlines…

    i spent abt 6 hours working on my blog post before submitting it on thurs afternoon.

    i hope it makes it in.
    think there’s one more post update?
    *keeps fingers crossed*
    in case anyone wants to check it out:
    It’s at:
    10,000 in your list in 30 days? Andrew Wee goes guerilla!
    http://www.whoisandrewwee.com/105/10000-in-your-list-in-30-days-andrew-wee-goes-guerilla/

    good luck and have fun to all!
    Andrew Wee
    http://www.WhoIsAndrewWee.com

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