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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Contest Day - Win an Ad for a Month
The point of this contest is to spread some love around to as many blogs as possible, preferably personal blogs. I'm starting with some blogs by friends, but then, to win, you'll need to go exploring. I'll tell you how. The winner will dethrone Chuck, last month's winner. Unless, of course, he wins again!
Entries must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 PM (EDT), October 31, 2010. So you have 5 days to work on this. Here's what you need to do.
Part A- Visit the following blog posts, find the items that there are three of, and leave a comment.
1. At Carol's blog, read Thursday, March 11
2. At Vanilla's blog, read Retrocommunication
3. At John's blog, read Day 301
4. At Glynis' blog, read Colchester Castle
5. At Wise-Acre's blog, read Shaggy Mane and Inky Cap Mushroom
6. At Ratty's blog, read Wild Turkey Head
7. At my blog, read Last Official Toenail Casualty of My Quest
Part B- Find those items on other blogs.
Find other blogs with those words/ phrases (doesn’t have to include "three") and leave them a comment that says something about the contest and includes my blog address. Don’t spam... personal blogs are probably better than commercial blogs. Try to stay close to the original meaning of the word/phrase. For example, if the word is boa, and it’s referring to a snake, then don’t comment on a post that’s about a feather boa.
If you can’t think of what to say try something like: "Hi- I am playing a blog scavenger hunt, created by sharkbytes at myqualityday.blogspot.com, and I just found a boa on your blog. Thanks!"
Here's one way to search other blogs. Load google.com. under "more" choose "Blogs." When the page loads you'll have a search box, but all results will be found on blogs of some sort. If you are getting too many commercial results skip to page 10 or so.
How to Win
Email me the list of 7 words, and blog post addresses you commented on which contain the same words. For example... you go to Joe's post which I gave you and find 3 boas which are snakes. You leave a comment. Then you need to find at least one other blog that has a post with a boa in it. Leave a comment on that post and copy the URL. What you send me would look like:
Joe, boa, URL1, URL2, etc.
To win you must have all 7 items, and have found and commented on at least one blog for each item, in addition to the blog where the item was found. If you want to verify that you have the correct list of items before hunting for other blogs, email me your list and I'll check it.
The WINNER will be the person with the most verified comments. In the strange unlikely event that there is a tie in the number of total comments made, the person with the highest quality match to the original post would win. To continue the boa example, if the original post was about a baby boa constrictor, a comment on a post about another baby boa would be worth more than one about a six-foot boa, although both would be fine unless it comes to a tie.
If this isn't clear, throw your questions in the comments and I'll try to make the meaning clear. Good luck!