September 14, 2008

BRAND NEW BLOG Slide Show and the Now YUDU IT! Challenge

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Four weeks ago I tried to break WordPress here by releasing a blog post every minute to showcase 260 of your blogs. That event got the attention of BlogDesignStudio, who said to me, “We’d like to offer to your readers 50 of our Edge, Premium Theme, to boost their blogs.”

A new event came from the first.

Eleven days ago: We launched that event. It was called, That Brand New Blogging Feeling Event. Fifty participants each received a copy of the Edge WordPress Theme and a copy of my eBook The Secret to Writing a Successful Blog in return for submitting a photo with a caption describing the feeling of writing their first blog post.

I promised to compile the entries into a published whole.

Three nights ago, Tim Sanders and I were talking about the Responsibility Revolution happening in business. He spoke about green publishing which got me talking about the carbon free digital publishing platform I used to build the Brand New Blog slideshow.

Two days ago — that carbon free publisher, who now officially is my client — thought it was great idea when I said this a cool opportunity to sponsor a contest. So check out the slideshow of all your cool photos and captions on YUDU — where the site links actually link back from the photo pages.

But do remember to come back because what we have planned next is something also cool with cool prizes too.

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OR click the link under the slideshow to see the ENLARGED version
in its natural habitat as two-page spreads.


I made this slideshow. Now it’s your turn.
The folks I work with a YUDU are blogger friendly. When they heard about what I was doing they wanted to be a bigger part. We talked about the possibilites and the next thing you know we were defining

NOW YUDU IT! Challenge at 1pm 3pm Chgo Time Today

Start with a free YUDU account.
Get a chance to win a MacBook Air!
The TOP entry will get a US$180 professional acount at

Details will be on this blog at 1pm 3pm Chicago time today!
(See the clock in the sidebar to set your watch.)
Will you take the challenge?

C’mon, I did it. Now YUDU It!

If you would like a .png of the slide for your photo, you’ll find in the flicker set.

–ME “Liz” Strauss
See the Work with Liz!! for how to start some business rolling for yourself.

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15 Comments to “BRAND NEW BLOG Slide Show and the Now YUDU IT! Challenge”

  1. September 14th, 2008 at 11:14 am
    --Deb said

    Liz, the slideshow is great! What a lot of work, and it looks fabulous. Chappy and I are honored to be in there (grin).

  2. September 14th, 2008 at 11:15 am
    Margaret said

    I just went out back and told the frogboys that one of them got to bat cleanup in your slideshow at #50. Thanks for a fun contest, and great prizes.

  3. September 14th, 2008 at 11:52 am
    Amy Derby said

    I love it!!! :-)

  4. September 14th, 2008 at 12:36 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Deb!
    It was work of love. I so enjoyed solving the problems of getting all of the photos to go together in just the right way. 😉

    Chappy looks wonderful in that photo. A sailor dog for sure. :)

  5. September 14th, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Amy!
    I’m a fan of the people who sent in the photos. I feel like I got to know each of you even more by doing this. :)

  6. September 14th, 2008 at 1:43 pm
    schizo said usual.

    *kicks himself for not having sent in his cation*

  7. September 14th, 2008 at 2:37 pm
    Now YUDU It! to Win a YUDU PLUS Account or maybe a MacBook Air! - Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - Thinking, writing, business ideas . . . You’re only a stranger once. said

    […] slideshow of the Brand New Blog Feeling went up earlier this afternoon. It was a thrill making it, because as I worked with captions and […]

  8. September 14th, 2008 at 2:53 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Schizo!
    It would have been fun to see what you added to the mix! Next time you’ll be here. Then I’ll know. :)

  9. September 15th, 2008 at 2:09 am
    pelf said

    Thank you for putting together such an awesome slideshow 😀

  10. September 15th, 2008 at 6:24 am
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Pelf,
    Your page is up at flickr too if you want a copy of just that one. :)

  11. September 15th, 2008 at 4:07 pm
    scatterbrain said

    You did an amazing job with the slide show Liz. I’m enjoying your e-book as well.

  12. September 15th, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    I Have Won my First Contest! | Just Thinkin' said

    […] as a fine finishing touch along with yet another contest. You can find the slide show on her BRAND NEW BLOG Slide Show and the Now YUDU IT! Challenge […]

  13. September 15th, 2008 at 5:05 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hiya scatterbrain!
    Thank you on both counts. Everyone deserved that kind of return on their investment.

  14. September 15th, 2008 at 5:14 pm
    SE7EN said

    Thank you for the prizes. I enjoy reading other entries 😀

  15. September 16th, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    Brand New Blogging Feeling Winners and New YUDU Contest « Lorelle on WordPress said

    […] New Blogging Feeling Winners and New YUDU Contest Last week I told you about the Brand New Blog Feeling Competition by Liz Strauss of Successful and Outstanding Bloggers. The top 50 winners were announced. Liz took […]

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