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I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you find this blog an interesting read. I've been blogging since April of 2006, currently the author of six public and two private blogs. In the beginning I knew absolutely nothing about blogging. Over the years through trial and error, frustration and elation, and a few tears I've learned a lot. However, the learning process when it comes to blogging continues to evolve. Here you will find a hodge podge of my blogging experiences, useful codes and how-tos, sprinkled liberally with my opinions. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Contests

When I first started blogging I noticed other bloggers using contests as a way to bring traffic to their blogs.  I have not used this method but have thought of trying it.  There are several problems that I see with blogs, the first one being contest promotion.  A contest is of little use if no one knows about it.  A second problem is unless you are going to foot the bill for the prize or prizes you need sponsors.  Finding sponsors can be a problem.  The third problem is the prize has to be something that would appeal to the majority of your readers.  For example awarding an advertising spot would be of little use to readers who do not blog themselves.  Finally, contests are a lot of work.  The time spent on the contest might be better spent on writing blog posts and blog promotion for a higher return than running a contest.


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