Monday, April 18, 2011

VZN Blog Challenge With a Twist

A week or so after our previous blog challenge, many of those participating (myself included) found out pretty quickly how much each of us really need someone to be accountable to in order to keep ourselves on track with posting to our blogs on a regular basis.
Even with all the improvements we saw from our blog stats, and the interaction with others, without accountability it can be too easy to procrastinate. Before we knew it, some of us were right back to where we started. Other simply missed the daily interaction of moral support.
With that in mind, it is definitely time for another V7N blog challenge, but this time we are going to add a few twists.
To find out more, click here

Monday, March 28, 2011

Newbie Lifeline Blog Challenge

Reposted from here.

Challenge #1, The Video Challenge
To join me in the video challenge – read and join Pat Flynn’s challenge. Then let me know you have joined and I will also feature your video and your site here. doubling the links to your YouTube videos.
I know there were a lot of you that said that doing video was one thing you wanted to accomplish this year. This is your chance to get that done.

The video challenge ends on April 30th at midnight MST. Everyone that entered will be included on a post by May 15th.

Benefits – Your video online. Exposure and back links to your video and YouTube Channel.

If you need an extra boost check out the video series over at Keith Davis’s blog, eSpeaking. The series started this week with the outstanding post by Paul Wolfe, “Surfing The Video Wave.”
Also to help you with this challenge, I have written a guide for doing Screencast video. This is the method I have been using to record my video for Pat’s challenge.
Email me a request and I will send you my report. Or subscribe below.

Challenge #2, The Headline Blog Challenge

This next challenge is one that all of you can easily participate in.
2. Read the whole post so you do not miss just how fast your fabulous headline can become irrelevant. And so you can see the winning headlines of his challenge.
3. Write your winning headline and a post to back up your headline.
4. In your post link to my original challenge post“Speedlinking To Blog Challenges and My Challenge.”
If you are posting on another platform be sure to shoot me an email me with your entry.
5. My list of entries. You link to my post will notify me of your entry. I will visit your site and make put you on my list for the judges.
6. Time frame. You have until midnight April 30th, MST to write your post.
7. Judgement. The list of entries will be given to the judges. Each judge will pick 3 winners. Then that list will be narrowed down to a first, second and third place.
8. The Judges. There are three judges. Each judge markets to different groups on the Internet. On Monday, look for an introduction of each Judge and what they bring to this blog challenge.
9. Announcement. All entries will be listed here on May 11th. This way everyone will have a link to their post. And the winners will be announced.

First place winner will receive a Roku HD playerThis is my favorite video streaming devise. I do not watch much TV but when I do, it is nice to get a movie direct from NetFlix.

Second place winner will receive a set of Logitech USB headphonesThese are the headphones I use to record my Screencast Videos.

Third place winner will receive a copy of “Hypnotic Writing“  by famous copywriter, Joe Vitale. You will love this book Joe is a copywriting genius.

Whew! I hope I covered everything. If you have any questions be sure to ask.
Good luck,
P.S. Stop back on Monday to meet the Judges.
P.S.S. You ready for a blog challenge? The video challenge? and the headline challenge?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Ultimate Blog Challenge

* To complete the challenge, you need to post 30 times during April 2011.  This can mean you post twice one day and not at all the next, or you may choose to write in batches and schedule posts.  Choose your own strategy, but you’ve got to have 30 posts.  I can tell you from experience that posting throughout the month will get you a lot more traffic.
* Each post must have text (so don’t just grab a video–you have to add your own pithy thoughts) Minimum 100 words to count.
* No adult blogs, please, keep it PG.
* After you post, tweet your post and tag it with #blogboost so we can all find it, read it, comment on it, and re-tweet it!
* As often as possible, please go to the #blogboost page and take time to read and comment on the posts of others who are participating in the challenge.
* Have FUN! Keep us informed about your successes!

2011 April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge

Reposted from here.

I may make updates to this post as we go along. If I do, I'll put a little "updated" message at the top of 
the post with the date.


This is the initial post for the 2011 April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge, and it will be used to give the general guidelines for the 4th annual challenge.
Main Objective: Write some new poems during the month of April. I provide the prompts (and my own poetic attempt); you write the poems.

April 1-30: Beginning at some reasonable time on the morning of April 1, I will provide a prompt. I will repeat this around the same reasonable time (usually between 8-11 a.m. Ohio-Georgia time) throughout the month.

May 5: Each participant will submit his/her five (5) favorite poems from the month. Rules for how to submit are included below.

July 4: After running the Peachtree Road Race in the morning (unless I get up super early), I will make an announcement of the top poems from the month and who the 2011 Poetic Asides Poet Laureate will be (and possibly a few other notes of recognition).

July 5: We'll set our sights on the fourth annual November PAD Chapbook Challenge. (Or so I hope.)

John Stone's 100 Challenge

100 Challenge
Reposted from here.
Registration for the April 2011 “100 Challenge” is now underway! Your Official Challenge post must be made by 9:00 AM (EDT) on April 1, 2011 if you plan to participate–NO EXCEPTIONS!
To participate, you must be a member of the forum. If you are not a member, simplycreate a free account. It can take up to 24 hours for your account to be activated, so don’t wait until the last minute to register! For all the details, official rules and sample entry data, just head over to the April 2011 “100 Challenge” thread on the forum.
If you are ready to work hard and want to challenge yourself in a fun and competitive environment, then please take part!

The (Paper) Trail Makers Challenge Blog!

Reposted from here.

We are a Bi-Weekly challenge blog that will play for fun most weeks. Occasionally there will be a prize given away to one lucky challenge participant. The prizes will come from my online scrapbooking boutique The Paper Trail and will be announced with the challenge so that you know if it is a prize challenge or not. Challenges will be announced on Sundays and you will have until 5 pm (EST) on the second Saturday to link your project to that week's challenge.Thank you for joining us in our journey of leaving behind a paper trail of us for our future generations.


Bust an Infertility Myth Blog Challenge

In just a few easy steps you can become part of the largest public education campaign that will bring bloggers from all parts of the sphere together to talk about infertility during National Infertility Awareness Week®, April 24-April 30, 2011.  

“Bust a Infertility Myth Blog Challenge” is brought to you by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, the largest nationwide non-profit improving the lives of people diagnosed with infertility.  

The goal of this challenge is to bring together bloggers from the infertility community as well as other bloggers interested in the topic to answer the question: What is the biggest infertility myth and how has it effected your life or the life of your friends and family members? Blogs can be based on your own experience with infertility, the experience of a friend or family member, or even just to explore the topic. 

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

Reposted from here.

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing on November 1. The goal is to write a 50,000 word, (approximately 175 page) novel by 11:59:59, November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Are you a great blogger who offers great ideas, but have a hard time getting your site to reflect your personality? Does your site chase people away before they even read your ideas? Don't let a dull, drab, or ugly blog misrepresent you! is a small creative Blogger design & development studio. We create unforgettable blog sites & smart web applications on Blogger platform.

To Celebrate their launch, they are giving out 20 FREE blog make over. Register now and stand a chance to "Get Your BlogSpotted". Selected bloggers will be notified before 2nd April 2011

Make sure you tell em Join Something! sent you!

The April A to Z Challenge!

Are you ready for the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge?

I know that some of you are ready because you've told me.   Others of you may be thinking about it and I'm hoping that today's post will get you to thinking a bit harder about it.   And then some of you may be thinking, "What's a Blogging From A to Z Challenge anyway?"

This challenge started last year to celebrate my reaching the 200 follower mark.  I had no idea that it would take off as well as it did in the short lead time I had in 2010.  Nearly 100 bloggers participated last year with many more keeping up with the progress.  In the end most of the participants were very satisfied with having been a part of the challenge.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Hi There! If you've happened upon this website by accident, please excuse us. We're just in the conception stages, and starting to get things together here as well as in our heads, so there's very little here, and it's all subject to change drastically at a moments (or no) notice.

Have a look at the "About" tab, to get some idea of what's going to come down the line, and feel free to check back every so often to see how things are doing. As always, we appreciate your time, and welcome any constructive criticism and input.

Thanks for stopping by!