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Blog Contests: Details and Options

If you have been following the blogosphere, you are probably well aware that contests have become hot as of late. For example, John Chow is famous for giving away everything from video games to monitors and much more. Although this may seem like a waste of money on his part, nothing could be further from the truth. And this holds true for anybody who has a contest running on his or her blog.

The main benefit of a blog contest is quite simple. You can attract traffic, and of course, have people coming back time and time again to see what else you are offering. After all, if you are running a contest for a hot item, such as an iPhone, you are sure to get people flocking to your site.

The most common way to run a blog contest is to have people make a comment on a particular post in order to enter. This will give you the information you need in order to pick a winner, and at the same time you will also attract traffic and quite possibly hundreds upon hundreds of comments. But remember, you can call for entries in whatever way you feel will benefit your blog the most.

I have been thinking about running a blog contest for about a month now. This is due in large part to the many leftover items, such as cell phones, etc., that I have lying around collecting dust. If possible, it would be nice to take these items and turn them into traffic. But of course, this is not the only idea that I have come up with.

Although it may not draw as much attention, I have also thought about giving away my writing services as part of a contest. For instance, the winner would receive 10 keyword articles or blog posts; something to that effect. It may not be as popular as a tangible giveaway, but anytime something is free, people are sure to get involved. 

A blog contest is a great way to draw traffic, retain readers, and stir up a good buzz. Keep an eye out for my first blog contest in the weeks to come. I don’t know what I am going to do just yet, but it is coming!

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