January 31st 2008 22:55
I wrote a guest post over at Blogging Fingers a short while back, called Five Ways to Make Other Bloggers Absolutely Adore You! The post was an entry to a contest Matt Jones is running (which just closed). Here's the original announcement: Guest Author on Blogging Fingers and Win $100! ($10 Guaranteed!)
In this contest, the guest post that receives the most traffic (aka unique visitors) before February 14th wins $50--which would make a great Valentine's Day gift! Each of the first five guest posters also win $10, and I am among them. (In fact, the contest drew surprisingly few guest posts, which was disappointing.)
Why Am I Asking for a Stumble?
I actually wasn't planning to mention the contest on my blog, because I felt it only fair not to attempt to manipulate organic traffic to the post; however, other contest entrants are promoting their posts on StumbleUpon and Matt is encouraging this. And, while I definitely don't believe in Stumbling my own posts, I suppose that letting my readers know about my entry to the contest and asking you to consider Stumbling it if you like it and/or want to support me (though I hope you will like it) would be only fair, under the circumstances.
(And by the way, Stumbling this post would also help spread the word about my contest entry to StumbleUpon users, who might just decide to click the link and visit my contest post. To Stumble this post, click either the post title, above, or one of the Comments buttons at the end of the post. Each will take you to the post's permalink page and a row of social bookmarking site buttons, including a StumbleUpon button.)
Help Keep My Post in the Running
My post is a satire, which presents five "wonderful" ways you can make your fellow bloggers "adore" (translation: despise) you. Hope you'll enjoy reading it, and if you're so inclined, Stumbling and reviewing it on StumbleUpon. You'd be helping to keep me in the running for the $50 "grand" prize.
And, while you're at it, why not leave me a comment over at Blogging Fingers? I'd sure enjoy hearing from you!
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