September 3, 2008

Bring Back That “Brand New” Blogging Feeling Event!!

published this at 9:49 am

50 Winners Get EDGE: a Premium WordPress Theme
AND an Insider’s Guide to the Conversation eBook!!

That Brand New Blogging Feeling

They say no one forgets the first time . . .
It’s the first flowers of spring.

crocus



It’s a waterfall.

waterfall



It’s a new pack of crayons.

new crayons


It’s unveiling a new blog . . . And have we got a deal for you!!

It’s a $3900 Brand New Blogging Feeling Event!!

BLOGGING FEELING EVENT

We’re Giving Away 50 Prize Pairs of

  • EDGE, the $49 Premium WordPress Theme by Blog Design Studio

with

Blog Design Studio and I have teamed up to offer fifty bloggers that “brand new” blog feeling!! Whether you’re just starting out or you want to get back to the excitement of your first blog post. We’re ready to fuel the fire.

Click to see: EDGE –the Premium WordPress Theme by Blog Design Studio

Edge Theme Screenshot


Play with the demo EDGE DEMO BLOG

Check out the features!!

Click to see: Insider’s Guide to the Conversation eBook!!

The Secret to Writing a Successful and Outstanding Blog

It’s filled with tips, ideas, and checklists,
that show you how to:

  • Write to attract an audience who participates
  • Build online relationships that make business happen
  • Create communities of loyal customer fans
  • Use the Power of the 6+1 Traits of Effective Writing
  • Gain trust and credibility by writing intelligently from the heart
  • You also get Classic Blog Review Checklist to Publish a Blog Magnet

    Want to get back that brand new blogging feeling?

    To get a copy of EDGE and a copy of my eBook, here’s what to do.

    1. Take a picture of something that shows that brand new feeling like the one goes with a first blog post.
    2. Compose a one sentence message that describes what your picture is saying. Yeah you could call it a caption.
    3. Enter those and your contact information over at the form BRAND NEW BLOGGING FEELING EVENT. Upload a jpeg, tif, or png of your photo that is no larger than 400×400 pixels.
    4. Check twice to make sure that your information is complete.
      The first fifty who follow directions with clever pictures that show that brand-new feeling will be featured here with a link back to their blogs (if they have one).

    The EDGE theme and the Insider Guide prizes are for personal use only and not for resale purposes.
    One entry per person.

    Your entry might look something like this one.

    BLOGGING FEELING EVENT

    car peeking out of garage

    A new blog is like
    a brand new sports car peeking out of the garage.

    Good luck!
    Contest ends with the 50th accepted entry or by September 14th, whichever comes first.

    –ME “Liz” Strauss
    Work with Liz!!

    Get your best voice in the conversation!

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    27 Comments to “Bring Back That “Brand New” Blogging Feeling Event!!”

    1. September 3rd, 2008 at 10:13 am
      Inkthinker | Freelance Writing Blog » Amazing Giveaway from Liz Strauss at Successful Blog said

      [...] the brilliant mind behind SOBCon, but now you’ll know her as the generous woman who put on a totally awesome contest for bloggers with $3900 in prizes. Yes, you did read that right, and no, I’m not kidding — and neither is [...]

    2. September 3rd, 2008 at 10:31 am
      Sal said

      This is awesome. Thanks Liz. I hope I got mine submitted in time.

    3. September 3rd, 2008 at 7:05 pm
      pearl said

      this is an awesome list of prizes and a fun little contest Liz..:)

      I’m so sorry for not being able to join yesterday’s Open Mic… if you read some of my tweets, you’ll have an idea.. will write in the email as well.. just submitted mine.. it may not win, but you’ll definitely have a laugh.

    4. September 3rd, 2008 at 8:31 pm
      ME Liz Strauss said

      Hey Sal,
      Can’t wait to see what you do with it!

    5. September 3rd, 2008 at 8:37 pm
      ME Liz Strauss said

      Hi Pearl,
      I was delighted to see that you’re in the game. Yeah! Love the pix! You’re right about that!

    6. September 4th, 2008 at 1:47 pm
      Thursday Thirteen – If the World had Wheels said

      [...] of a few new blogs-Amy Derby’s Write from Home; Patricia Bauer’s Disability News; and Successful Blogging by Liz Stauss has also joined the growing [...]

    7. September 4th, 2008 at 2:02 pm
      Do You Remember Your First Blog Post? If You Do, You Could Win! « Lorelle on WordPress said

      [...] You Remember Your First Blog Post? If You Do, You Could Win! Liz Strauss is holding the “Bring Back That ‘Brand New’ Blogging Feeling Event&#82… and giving you a chance to win a premium WordPress Theme from Blog Design Studio and a copy of her [...]

    8. September 4th, 2008 at 3:29 pm
      SE7EN said

      Sound fun. hehe I’d like to see everyone’s pictures and caption.
      I hope that I submitted it in time.

    9. September 5th, 2008 at 2:25 am
      Want to get that “brand new” blogging feeling ? | Blog Design Studio said

      [...] the rules and for taking the participation in the contest, please check out the Liz’s post and yes, I’m not going to tell you what the prizes are, it’s just a small few [...]

    10. September 5th, 2008 at 5:00 am
      My first post « The World This Week said

      [...] Liz Strauss is holding the “Bring Back That ‘Brand New’ Blogging Feeling Event” contest and giving you a chance to win a premium WordPress Theme from Blog Design Studio and a copy of her ebook. Whether you win or not, it’s a chance to really push your blogging creativity. [...]

    11. September 5th, 2008 at 10:28 am
      Ikki said

      What a great concept! I loved your idea :) I’ve also submmited mine and gotta say that even if I don’t win I’m already enjoying this!

      Good memories are always good to remember. Thanks for that!

    12. September 5th, 2008 at 1:35 pm
      SOB Business Cafe 09-05-08 - Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - Thinking, writing, business ideas . . . You’re only a stranger once. said

      [...] Have a few thoughts about that brand new feeling. . . . [...]

    13. September 7th, 2008 at 8:42 am
      scatterbrain said

      This is fun – I’m looking forward to seeing what others have used for their entries. Just hope mine was received in time.

    14. September 7th, 2008 at 12:58 pm
      Philip said

      i just sent mine in too! =D

    15. September 7th, 2008 at 8:57 pm
      Leefe said

      Hopefully the humorous nature of my entry is appreciated. :)

    16. September 8th, 2008 at 7:10 am
      Sal said

      Liz,

      I was not able to check the pixel’s of my picture before I sent it. Can you verify that it came through ok? Also, what is the count at? Does it look like we will have the list posted before the 14th?

    17. September 8th, 2008 at 1:34 pm
      ME Liz Strauss said

      Hiya Everyone!!
      The list is full!!
      But I don’t know how soon I’ll be able to compile it.:)

      Smiles,
      Liz

    18. September 9th, 2008 at 9:52 pm
      M.Y. Lessons Learnt » Bring back that bland new blogging feeling said

      [...] “The Secret to Writing a Successful and Outstanding Blog”, Liz Strauss recently ran a contest on “Bring Back That ‘Brand New’ Blogging Feeling Event” and gave the bloggers around the world a chance to win a premium WordPress Theme from Blog Design [...]

    19. September 9th, 2008 at 11:49 pm
      Bitwire.TV | WordCast 27: The National Floor League said

      [...] Liz Strauss is holding the “Bring Back That ‘Brand New’ Blogging Feeling Event” contest. Also we love her. [...]

    20. September 10th, 2008 at 12:21 am
      WordCast 27: The National Floor League | Kym Huynh said

      [...] Liz Strauss is holding the “Bring Back That ‘Brand New’ Blogging Feeling Event” contest. Also we love her. [...]

    21. September 11th, 2008 at 11:52 am
      Splodge! » Blog Archive » On the list said

      [...] was Lorelle who had pointed me towards rashly taking up the challenge of expressing how I’d felt when I published my first ever blog post – via an image of my own, [...]

    22. September 14th, 2008 at 11:12 am
      ubiquit said

      What’s so special about this theme? I believe there are better themes available for free. However, the spirit of the challenge is excellent, as seen from the comments. Nice effort!

    23. September 14th, 2008 at 11:37 am
      BRAND NEW BLOG Slide Show and the Now YUDU IT! Challenge - Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - Thinking, writing, business ideas . . . You’re only a stranger once. said

      [...] 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 [...]

    24. September 15th, 2008 at 4:04 pm
      I Have Won my First Contest! | Just Thinkin' said

      [...] to the contest along with a single sentence that, when combined together, would best express that Brand-New Blogging Feeling you got back when you first started out on this crazy fine adventure in blogging. The stakes were [...]

    25. September 25th, 2008 at 11:16 pm
      WordCast » Blog Archive » WordCast 27: The National Floor League said

      [...] Liz Strauss is holding the “Bring Back That ‘Brand New’ Blogging Feeling Event” contest. Also we love her. [...]

    26. October 1st, 2008 at 9:34 am
      M.Y. Lessons Learnt » This is the story of why we blog … said

      [...] blogged in one previous post, I was one of the 50 winners of the Bring Back That Brand New Blogging Event. To enter the contest, I submitted a screen shot of my first blog post back in 2002 and the [...]

    27. October 18th, 2008 at 8:03 pm
      Inkthinker | Freelance Writing & Communications Blog » Amazing Giveaway from Liz Strauss at Successful Blog said

      [...] the brilliant mind behind SOBCon, but now you’ll know her as the generous woman who put on a totally awesome contest for bloggers with $3900 in prizes. Yes, you did read that right, and no, I’m not kidding — and neither is [...]

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