Blog Contest/Drawing Launches Today ~ Over $2,000 in Prizes!

by Suzanne on November 24, 2008


I’ve been waiting for today all month! Why? Because today starts the reader voting for the Blogging Idol contest and I’m excited.

UPDATE: Many of you emailed me your entrance and have not posted your official entry here so please add a comment at the bottom of this post to ensure inclusion in the drawing.

That also means I’m ready to launch a fast and furious (November 24th – 28th (UPDATE: Extended to the 30th at midnight EST) drawing/contest here on and I think you’re going to really like it. It’s going to be easy to enter and we’ll have a lot of winners too. If you haven’t seen the prize list yet you’re going to be stoked! Take a look: 

 The prize list so far:

30 Minute Backlinks ~ Michelle MacPhearson ($97.00) (x1)

Ninja Affiliate ~ Pawan Agrawal ($97.00) (x1)

1 Year Business Hosting Plan ~ Hostgator ($179.40) (x3)

Special Report Club (PLR) ~ Melissa ($182.40) (x1)

Beating Adwords ~ Kyle & Carson ~ ($67.00) (x1)

Premium WP Theme ~ Blog Design Studio ($49.00) (x5)

125 x 125 Sidebar Ad (1 month) ~ Blogging Tips ($50.00) (x1)

Banner Ad Bottom of Post (1 month) ~ Blogging Tips ($30.00) (x1)

125 x 125 Sidebar Ad (1 month) ~ Shannon ( ($25.00) (x1)

Site Review ~ Shannon ( ($75.00) (x1)

Video Site Review ~ Normal Joe ( ~ ($50.00) (x1)

Custom 125 x 125 Graphic ~ Nicole/Dusty Designs ($5.00) (x3)

Make Money/Success Hypnosis CD ~ Jo Ann Galla ($34.95) (x1)

125 x 125 Ad (1 month) ~ Blog for Beginners ($15.00) (x1)

WP Auction Gold ~ ($29.99) (x1)

125 x 125 Ad (1 month) ~ ~ Monty ($30.00) (x1)

1 Year Hosting, Blog Install and Theme Update, 1 Month Email Consultation ~ Kai Wilson ($300 – she’s low-balling this quote … this is HUGE … I promise!) (x1)

125 x 125 Ad ~ ~ JR ($25.00) (x1)

Site Review ~ Jason Parish ($25.00) (x1)

125 x 125 Ad ~ MutualPay ~ Topen ($15.00) (x1)

125 x 125 Ad ~ ~ Dennis Edell ($20.00) (x1)

125 x 125 Sidebar Ad (1 month) ~ ($25.00) (x1)

Blogger Interview ~ ($50.00) (x1)


So … you want to know how to earn your drawing entries? Here you go: 

  • (1) To enter the drawing you must be subscribed to my RSS feed by EMAIL. If you’ve already subscribed by feedreader I’m sorry for the inconvenience but you’ll need to add the email subscription until the contest is over (December 1st). This is the only way for me to confirm your subscription so thanks for understanding. Make sure you click the link in the confirmation email that you get in your inbox. Worth 1 drawing ticket. (mandatory to enter).

  • (2) For additional entries you can vote for me as the next Blogging Idol here: I cannot confirm this so everyone is on their honor with this one. It’s easy and … you wouldn’t lie to me would you? LOL Worth 2 drawing tickets

  • (3) For additional entries you can place the super cool button (thanks to Nicole for donating this button) “I Voted for Suzanne Franco” on your site. You will find the button and the code below. Worth 3 drawing tickets

  • (4) For additional entries you can blog about this contest/drawing and link to this post ( and to the voting page on Daily Blog Tips ( (Please be respectful and post on an active blog). Worth 5 drawing tickets.


Here’s the awesome button you can add to your site:

I Voted for Suzanne Franco

Here’s the code ~ simply copy this code and paste it where you want it on your site:

<a href=""><img src="" alt="I Voted for Suzanne Franco" /></a>

Now … after you have done the tasks you are able to complete … come back here and leave a comment stating what you’ve done and add the links to the site where we can see your button and/or blog post. 

Then on December 1st I will use to choose the winners. I will pull one winner for each prize. You can win multiple prizes so the more entries the better chance you have of winning something … or several of these amazing prizes.

Speaking of amazing prizes … as you can see my sponsors have really stepped up to the plate here and spoiled you guys … so please visit their sites and and thank them for their sponsorship. These are ALL awesome products and services that would help you with your business. They deserve some kudos … wouldn’t you agree?

If you have questions it would be easier if you’d use the contact us page. I will then post the Qs & As for everyone to see.

I really do appreciate the tremendous outpouring of support I’ve received throughout the Blogging Idol contest. I hope I can return the favor to each and every one of you … I mean that sincerely. I am still offering free spots in my Blogging for Bucks BootCamp so make sure you invite others you know who could benefit from that class (they will thank you I promise).

So … get busy … subscribe, vote, add the button and blog about this!

Thanks again! *SmiLes* Suzanne

P.S. Just for fun … tell us in the comments below where you heard about this contest …

P.S.S. If you are adding a url/link to your comment it will most likely require moderation or end up in the spam section … NO PROBLEM … just be paitent and I will get it added below. Thanks!

Qs & As

Q. If I subscribed by feedreader do I have to also subscribe by email?

A. Yes. To enter into the drawing I will need for you to subscribe by email. If I draw your name for a prize and you are not on the email list I will draw again.


Q. If I donated a prize am I eligible for the drawing?

A. Yes. You are eligible. If I draw you for your own prize I will give you the next prize on the list and re-draw for your donated prize for someone else.


Q. What is the last date/time I can enter?

A. The last entry will be counted on Friday, November 28, 2008 at  midnight EST. UPDATE: November 30, 2008 at midnight EST


Q. When will you draw for the prizes?

A. I will have the drawing completed by December 1, 2008 and I will announce the winners here on the blog.

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