A new contest for bloggers, great prizes!
A mutual love of the written word is the reason we all frequent this wonderful site – correct? Short stories, novels, poems, reviews – there are many fine examples of the written word on this site.
And then there’s the blog.
It’s the fastest growing phenomenon in writing. It’s also the fastest growing medium on the internet. There are almost 1,500 blogs on this site, and one of the most encouraging features is the support so many bloggers give one another. From personal advice and support to shared memories and debates on current issues… the power of the written word is constantly emphasized by the blog.
If you have a blog and you enjoy blogging then this contest is for you. All entries will be publicly reviewed by the judges, and I will feature the best ones in my B.A.N.G. Summer Edition newsletter. Maybe some others too! If you don’t have a blog, now is the time to begin one. Come on, you know you WANT to!
You may choose from these three topics, only one entry per person, per topic is allowed.
1. I want you to write me an article explaining what blogging means to YOU. In other words tell me what blogging has done for you. I want to know why you blog, how it makes you feel and how it has benefited your writing. Have you made new friends through your blogging? Has it encouraged your dreams for your writing? What have you learned about yourself from blogging?
2. What would “publishing” mean to you? What would you do with your first check? Would publishing make a difference on whether you continue to write? How does blogging figure into your publishing aspirations?
3. The things which upset me about blogs and blogging. I want to know exactly what it is about other blogs you read that annoys you. Now is your chance to air your “blog” grievances! Please, don’t give real blog name examples
Items should not exceed the 13+ rating.
Deadline is June 15, 2006, 12 midnight WDC time.
Your article should not exceed 1,000 words.
Please say which topic you are entering! Also, please put a word count at the bottom of your story.
Should you have any questions please email me: frasier@Writing.Com
Please submit your entry using the bitem posting format. If you need any assistance in this regard please email me, or refer to this excellent link:
The Prizes Now, more GP's due to the generosity of the listed donors below!)
First Prize – 25,000 gps plus an awardicon
Second Prize – 15,000 gps
Third Prize – 10,000 gps
Honourable mentions will receive 1000 gps.
A big thank you to the following generous writers for the wonderful gift points! (as of May 22, 2006, the prize amounts were INCREASED!)
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~Wind in my Wings~
Good luck, and happy writing!