UPDATE: MEME CONTEST NOW EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, 31ST MAY 2006!
Keep your entries coming and do check out the wonderful stories others have already shared! :)
Believe it or not, this is my 1000th blog post! To commemorate this special occasion, I’d like to thank fellow bloggers by holding a unique meme contest. Yes, we wouldn’t have a blogosphere if not for one another, so here’s my nifty idea: I’m going to help you discover how bloggers like yourselves gain popularity.
1. Find the most popular post on your blog
You can discover this either by checking your web statistics service, most number of comments, or simply googling yourself and finding what tops the rankings. Suggestions on using blog trackers like BlogPulse and Technorati are welcomed. If all this sounds too complicated, just go wth your instinct!
2. Blog the story behind it!
Blog the story behind your most popular post by giving the permalink, what it’s about, how it became popular and how you came to write about it. It’s a great way to see our different blogging strategies. I’ll post mine as an example soon but get started if you get the picture.
3. Tag “BestBlogForward”
Once you’re done writing, make sure to title and tag it “BestBlogForward”. Link your post back here if you wish to qualify for the contest. Everyone will also be able to see your post over at Technorati if you use the following HTML code: <a href="http://technorati.com/tag/bestblogforward" rel="tag">bestblogforward</a>
DUE TO THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND, THIS CONTEST IS NOW EXTENDED TO 11.59PM ON WEDNESDAY, 31st MAY 2006
MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 29th 2006. After that, you can continue adding to the meme, but you won’t be getting a prize (it’s self-gratifying already right?). I’ll pick out the most interesting blog story and announce the winner next week.
Since I’m not exactly rich, I’m emailing the first place winner a $25 Amazon gift certificate. Alec over at the8thsign.com loves the idea so much, he kindly sponsors a Flickr Pro account for the runner-up. I’m currently approaching some Web 2.0 sponsors for more prizes in case this gets widespread. If anyone’s interested to sponsor, let me know and I’ll plug you. I’ll have the final say as to how things go, but rest assured, I’m hoping to make this experience as enjoyable as possible.
Before you go, help me pass the word about this meme contest by telling your friends, by submitting it to your favorite social-bookmarking service (e.g. Digg, Del.icio.us) or simply adding me to your blogroll. If you haven’t done so, you can subscribe to my blog’s RSS feed here.