September 9, 2008

The Brand-New Blogging Feeling Goes Out to . . .

published this at 11:36 am

Thank you!!

Thanks to everyone who participated in


to get a copy of these:

The Secret to Writing a Successful and Outstanding Blog


Edge Theme Screenshot

I’m putting the slideshow together as I write this . . .

Hello World Project Cover

It will feature the photos and captions from all 50 winners!

  1. Kristen
  2. Don
  3. Sal
  4. Char
  5. candy
  6. Dilip
  7. Dee
  8. Deb
  9. Jorge
  10. Pearl
  11. Beth
  12. Matt
  13. Jayme
  14. Pamir
  15. Amy
  16. Maxine
  17. Karen
  18. Diana
  19. Jenna
  20. SE7EN
  21. Jacob
  22. Margaret
  23. Michael
  24. Pelf-Nyok
  25. Beth
  26. email me

  27. Amy
  28. Matthew
  29. Héctor
  30. Kathy
  31. Matt
  32. Satish
  33. Gina
  34. Chris
  35. Lionel
  36. David
  37. email me

  38. Dion
  39. Mary Pat
  40. Elaine
  41. Sue
  42. Ronen
  43. Scatterbrain
  44. Travis
  45. Zsolt
  46. Michael
  47. Kew L.
  48. Kirk
  49. Philip
  50. Georg
  51. Leefe
  52. Ema

Emails with the prize information will be out to the winners even before the slideshow goes up this weekend.

–ME “Liz” Strauss
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36 Comments to “The Brand-New Blogging Feeling Goes Out to . . .”

  1. September 9th, 2008 at 11:42 am
    Ikki said

    Awesome!!!!! 😀 😀 Thank you very much!!!!

  2. September 9th, 2008 at 12:09 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Ikki!
    You’re welcome!

  3. September 9th, 2008 at 12:19 pm
    Kristen King said

    Yippee! Thank you. And best of all, my big man got his stitches out today and the vet said that he’s seen dogs at 6 weeks that aren’t doing as well as my guy is doing at 2 weeks. :) :) :)

  4. September 9th, 2008 at 12:24 pm
    --Deb said

    Woohoo! My dog Chappy is going to be SO thrilled that his picture made the cut. Wait ’til I tell him! Thanks, Liz!

  5. September 9th, 2008 at 12:30 pm
    Maxine Teller said

    Thanks so much, Liz!

  6. September 9th, 2008 at 12:46 pm
    Georg said

    Thx 😉

  7. September 9th, 2008 at 12:54 pm
    Sue said

    Woo! Thanks Liz.

  8. September 9th, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    Amy Derby said

    Deb, I’m excited for Chappy. (Is that pathetic?) :-)

    Thanks again Liz!!

  9. September 9th, 2008 at 1:21 pm
    FireMom said

    Oh, wow. Thanks! :)

  10. September 9th, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    Inkthinker | Freelance Writing Blog » I Won, I Won! said

    […] — Liz Strauss announced the winners of her joint contest with Blog Design Studio — all 50 of them — and guess who’s at the top of the list. Go on, guess. Yes, […]

  11. September 9th, 2008 at 2:41 pm
    Travis said

    Thank you, Liz!

  12. September 9th, 2008 at 2:44 pm
    Sal said

    That is awesome! I can’t wait for the slide show. It will be interesting to see the different takes on the brand new blog event!

  13. September 9th, 2008 at 2:47 pm
    Kirk M said

    I’m happy for Chappy too, so there. (how’s that for pathetic, Sue? I’m an absolute sap when it comes to animals. ;D ) And 3 cheers for big man and the stitches (sounds like a 50’s group doesn’t it?).

    And many thanks to you Liz! My wife had just sent me the photos she took of those mini sunflowers earlier that day and when I read of your contest, everything simply clicked. You always come up with the right stuff (and you know I’d say that even if I wasn’t on that list).

  14. September 9th, 2008 at 3:23 pm
    Me, FTW | Sue Bailey said

    […] I am a prize-winning photographer. From the lovely Liz Strauss, I have her ebook on writing a successful blog, and a rather sexy WP theme, in return for this […]

  15. September 9th, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    lionel (acid42) said

    Wow! Thank you for this. Your contests never fail to entertain and encourage community. Keep it up!

  16. September 9th, 2008 at 4:18 pm
    Satish Gandham said

    Just received your mail
    Thank you.
    cant wait to see the slide show

  17. September 9th, 2008 at 4:46 pm
    --Deb said

    Chappy is going to be so happy to hear you’re all so happy for him!

  18. September 9th, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    Michael Aulia said

    I was quite confused when I got an email saying I’m one of the winners (I was like “Huh? Didn’t remember I went into any contest” lol)

    I’d love to see what others have come up with and especially seeing Chappy 😀

  19. September 9th, 2008 at 9:58 pm
    Michael Yung said

    Wow … THANKS !! 8-D

  20. September 9th, 2008 at 10:01 pm
    M.Y. Lessons Learnt » Bring back that bland new blogging feeling said

    […] 50 winners in the contest and luckily, I won […]

  21. September 9th, 2008 at 10:39 pm
    Philip said

    can’t wait to see what the rest sent it!
    haha thanks for liking my idea!

    Philip. =D

  22. September 10th, 2008 at 5:34 am
    pearl said

    Thank you so much Liz! those are very nice prizes :)

  23. September 10th, 2008 at 6:43 am
    pelf said

    Phweeeeet! 😀

  24. September 10th, 2008 at 8:33 am
    I’ve won a book and a theme | My So Called Life said

    […] the early days, I was particularly excited, and the photo just capture that nicely.  Thanks to Liz Strauss for the […]

  25. September 10th, 2008 at 11:20 am
    Philip said

    hey Liz,

    i just realised that a great majority (90% if i didn’t count wrongly) of the winners do not use public blog domains like livejournal and the likes. i guess it shows how we’ve ‘grown’ over the blogging years haha.

    my question is: how important is this step forward to take, if one is to start their own domain and blog from where.


    Philip. =D

  26. September 10th, 2008 at 11:34 am
    Char said

    Thanks for the opportunity to win Liz! It was definitely a fun contest. Can’t wait to see the slideshow.

  27. September 10th, 2008 at 12:20 pm
    Kristen King said

    @Philip – I think it’s important to have your own domain, not only for branding purposes but also because if you decide to change your hosting services, you can keep the same URL. It creates continuity.


  28. September 10th, 2008 at 12:42 pm
    Karen Putz / DeafMom said

    Thanks, Liz! Looking forward to the slide show. I’m kicking back tonight with your ebook and some chocolate.

  29. September 10th, 2008 at 4:54 pm
    Lorelle said

    Congrats to all the great winners!! Can’t wait to see the full slide show impact.

    @Philip: Many have long believed that the domain URL makes the blog brand. As someone who has a in her domain name, representing many who have very successful blogs without a “unique” domain name, it’s not true any more. Success is what you do with what you have, not just what your name is. 😀 Unless you are a Rockerfeller or Kennedy. But still… hee hee

    Again, congrats to all. These are fantastic! What creative folks, all!

  30. September 10th, 2008 at 5:01 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Thanks everyone for all that you did! :)

  31. September 11th, 2008 at 7:24 am
    Jacob from Group Writing Projects said

    Thanks, Liz! I’m looking forward to reading and recommending your book.

  32. September 11th, 2008 at 9:03 am
    Splodge! » Blog Archive » On the list said

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  33. September 12th, 2008 at 6:47 pm
    A Makeover for an Old Friend | Just Thinkin' said

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  34. September 15th, 2008 at 4:11 pm
    I Have Won my First Contest! | Just Thinkin' said

    […] 50 lucky and talented folks were the happy winners of one of Liz’s unique and always challenging contests. But wait, that’s […]

  35. September 19th, 2008 at 6:39 am
    Wahoo! I Won! | BloggerNewbie said

    […] contest I entered was at “Successful and Outstanding Bloggers” by Liz Strauss entitled “That Brand New Blogging Feeling”. In this contest, Liz was looking for bloggers to try and capture in a picture what it felt like […]

  36. October 18th, 2008 at 9:29 am » I Won, I Won! said

    […] — Liz Strauss announced the winners of her joint contest with Blog Design Studio — all 50 of them — and guess who’s at the top of the list. Go on, guess. Yes, […]

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