Kuya Jessie‘s blog is celebrating its 3rd month, and he’s holding a contest where anybody can join. Here are the mechanics of his not one, but three contests. I have to emphasize that this is one of the blogs that I really appreciate. The one behind it is a brilliant mind who’s always willing to teach his followers definitely more than his two cents worth on his no-nonsense topics.
Contest Number 1 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Top Commentators of the Month
This contest is easy to evaluate since the frequency of your comments is automatically counted using a plugin. The objectives include: to encourage readers to read and leave comments. The benefits: commentators will be assured of an increase in link popularity? Why? This blog is on Ã¢â‚¬Å“DoFollowÃ¢â‚¬Â, meaning your links will surely be indexed by search engines like Google and Yahoo!, among others. This, in turn, will add to your link popularity and the fact that this is a PR4 blog, your future Page Rank will surely be affected. Call it link and PR sharing. HowÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s that for a start?
But wait, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not all. Hold your horses, folks. Remember Technorati? Whenever you leave a comment and that comment appears in my sidebar, Technorati will consider that as an added link to your account if you happen to chance TechnoratiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s update when you leave a comment. However, a maximum of two comments per post will only be considered for the day. So please, donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t leave more than 2 comments on just one post if you want your comment counts to increase.
And guess what? At the end of the month, the winnersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ comment counts will be posted and I will link back to your site as an added benefit. Five (5) participants will be chosen as winners at the end of each month.
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not all. This is a continuing contest or should I say, bonus to you, dear readers. On December 25, 2008, the Top Commentator of the Year will receive, oh well, cash. How much? $10! ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s still something. If things get better, I might even increase this amount before Christmas day as a way of saying Ã¢â‚¬Å“Thank YouÃ¢â‚¬Â for leaving your comments. Only one winner will be chosen for the Top Commentator of the Year Award.
Contest Number 2 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Best Comments of the Month
The first contest is about numbers, quantity. For this one, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll give it a little twist. LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s say, quality also counts. Hence, the same benefits can be derived from this (just like the first one). Also, the 5 Best Commentators will be featured in this site (with a link back to the winners, of course). Again, this is a continuing contest so I will be giving away $10 to one winner of the Best Commentator of the Year.
Contest Number 3 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Best Taggers of the Month
This my way of responding to tags/memes (which I almost always fail to accomplish due to work load). As a way to respond to tags/memes, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll count your tags/memes to me for the month then feature your site and tags. Again, five (5) best taggers will be chosen and featured on this blog every month. For the winner of the Best Tagger of the Year, he/she will receive another $10 on Christmas Day and a full-featured review of his/her site. IsnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t that wonderful?
Just a few reminders:
- The contests will officially start now (after posting this article)
I will visit immediately (when IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m online, the participants of the contests). This means you get an extra visitor in your site whenever you participate in any of the contests mentioned on a daily basis.
- I will send the cash prices via Paypal on Christmas Day so better get your Paypal email addresses ready.
- Cash prices may increase before contests end on December 25, 2008. A new set of contests will be initiated the following year which will be announced shortly after Christmas.
- A winner in one contest may also win in the other two. Therefore, you can win as much as $30 on Christmas.
- More contests will be announced tomorrow (February 2, 2008, the official 3rd month anniversary of this blog).
- Please inform me through the shoutbox or leave a comment in any of my posts to signify your participation in the contests.