'Round and 'Round

“Round and round it goes, where it stops, nobody knows!”

When people create a blog, they want people to read it. One way to entice people to subscribe to your blog is to have a contest. How you usually get entries is by: 1) subscribing to their RSS feed, 2) posting a blog entry about their contest on your blog, and then 3) go back to their blog, posting a comment linking back to your blog as proof of entry. Got all that?!

Marketing Pilgrim is holding such a contest. You can win an iPod Touch.

Blog contests and sweepstakes are the fastest growing subset of the online method of entry. I have yet to win a prize from one of these promotions, but I have just started. What do you think about blog contests vs. other methods of entry (in-person, phone-in, mail-in, form-based online sweepstakes, text messaging)? Have you won a prize from a blog contest?

2008-02-13T09:31:58+00:00 February 13th, 2008|Contesting, Marketing|3 Comments

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Sweepstakes Specialist. Carolyn teaches others how to Find, Organize, Enter and Win giveaways along with working with companies to create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.


  1. kate5405 February 13, 2008 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    For me, blog contests are just another way of entering contests. I do snails, texts, onlines, and drop boxes. I have not won a blog contest yet, but have a friend who has won several. I’ll keep trying.

  2. Hollie February 14, 2008 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    I have won 4 blog contests and hosted two call me lucky!

  3. WendyWings February 18, 2008 at 12:06 am - Reply

    I won a blog makeover- quite sometime ago now.
    I run a game called the casting call but it is not really a contest just a good way to get readers and comments ( for everyone concerned lol)

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