52WoC#22: Hold a Contest/Blog Raffle

52 Weeks of Blog Community It's 52 Weeks of Blog Community project time again. This week, it's another 52WoCer-inspired task, courtesy of Kari. She just suggested that we all hold some kind of contest or blog raffle/drawing in our blogs.

What should your contest/blog raffle be about? It really is up to you. Usually, the simpler it is, the better. Just offer a prize, ask people to join (usually, by leaving a comment), then decide how to award a winner or two (random drawing or best entry, etc). It's up to you how long you wish your contest to run. I suggest a minimum of 2 weeks (maximum 1 month?), if you want us to help you promote it.

Anyway, once you have your contest blog post up, leave the URL in the comment below and you'll be part of this week's task. This way, you can start promoting your contests too.

In the next few days, I'll be sharing some interesting resources on holding contests and raffles on your blog. And yes, I'll be posting my own contest/raffle that's totally separate from 52WoC.

I look forward to finding out all about your contests. And, please remember that this task is the last one for Virtual Party #5. I know we just held Party #4... and that I haven't even shared the prizes for Party #5 yet... But hey - I will get all caught up!

Anyway, here's a round-up of 52WoC#21: Get Your Plurk On Participants:

Thanks again for taking part! And, a big warm 52WoC Welcome to Marjorie and Sasha! So happy you can join us.

It has been really great since folks started getting on Plurk. Somehow, I feel closer to friends who've been interacting with me there on a regular basis. So, again, if you want to follow/friend me on Plurk, you can find me here. Please say hello if/when you do! And yes, it's not too late to start Plurking. Join us and see why this can be so fun and addictive. 🙂

NOTE: This task has been concluded. You can continue to discuss/share at the forums. Thanks!

About the Author Shai Coggins

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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