Win a Two Hour Plot Consultations With Martha Alderson or a Kindle Fire E-Reader



Get Fired up to win one of two amazing prizes. 
(1) Kindle Fire
(2) A two hour plot consultation with the amazing    plot whisperer, Martha Alderson. This      
      prize is valued at ($280.00)

What do you have to do?   Help a new, struggling or undiscovered blogger.

We all remember what is was like when we first started blogging. It is frustrating and confusing. I read a blog post on Alex's IWSG in November, by a blogger who was struggling to gain readers and followers. I often come across blog post by writers who are about to throw in the towel because they are posting consistently, but they just cannot seem to attract a wider audience.

Alex Cavanaugh and Matthew at QQQE hosted the "Pay it Forward" blogfest that was designed to help "under the radar" bloggers connect with fellow bloggers and the result was amazing. I am not trying to duplicate their blogfest.  First of all I don't have the following or platform to plug anything that big. I decided a while back, when I reached 100 followers that I wanted to host something and award prizes as my way of recognizing how wonderful all of you are. I am a relatively new blogger and I have met some wonderful people. I have been so impressed with how easily and quickly this group of write/bloggers is to offer support or answer questions whenever the need arises.

I already had a few prizes that I was saving for this occasion. I had to delay it because of NaNo then the holidays and then my husband's illness. I now have even more prizes. Because two of these prizes are pretty big ticket items I thought it would be okay to ask your help in return for the opportunity to win.

Because I was so fortunate as a new blogger to have so many of you show me the ropes, I wanted to try and extend a helping hand to others I keep coming across who are struggling.

Once you sign up, all you have to do is be on the look out for bloggers who are new, don't have many followers, are struggling in some way or just have yet to be discovered so their blog is not reaching enough of us.

1.   Sign up here

2.  Look for or stumble upon a blogger in need

3. Offer to help them with whatever issue they are struggling with (this could be showing them how to make
    sure their comment on a blog post links back to their blog or profile or making sure they have their blog
    linked to their blogger profile.)  There is no requirement here.  It is simple really. Lend your blogging experience or expertise to help another blogger gain readers or help them with a problem they are struggling with.  You could help them get their blog noticed by other bloggers. Offer to do a guest post on their blog or interview them on your blog.  Do as little or as much as you are comfortable doing.

4.  Do this from now until February 29th (Leap Year).

5.  On March 1st post about it on your own blog.  Tell us who you helped or discovered, what you did and provide a link to their blog so we can all visit the blogger you mentored.

6.  One winner will select from the above two prizes.

7.  2nd place will win the prize not selected by the first prize winner.

If you have any questions, email me a sugarlaw67@yahoo.com

Read more about it on this page

19 comments:

  1. Cool idea, and really great prizes.

    mood

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  2. This is a great contest idea! I also wanted to let you know that we (I and some other bloggers) have given you the Liebster Award over on our blog: http://thinkingthroughourfingers.blogspot.com/2012/01/liebster-award.html

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  3. Cool Idea! Not sure if I can participate since I am more or less a struggling blogger, so I don't have much advice I can give. But I'll give you guys a shout out anyway. I have always loved how supportive the blogging community is. 

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  4. Oh my goodness! This isn't just amazing because of the prizes, but also for the opportunity to build and connect with other bloggers and help/support them in their goals! What a fabulous blogfest! I am TOTALLY participating!

    Also - thanks so much for the follow! I am following you back and can't wait to be back for more. I think I was following you on my other blog, but have been slow to fill back up my list with the new blog. *sigh* Glad this happened! I love your blog! It is SUPER CUTE and you have wonderful posts!

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  5. This is a really cool idea! I don't know if I'll be participating, because I have sooo much to do this next month, but even if I don't participate, I will definitely plug it on my blog soon. It looks like an amazing opportunity to help other bloggers.

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  6. Yay!  Super excited!  This is a great idea :)

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  7. This is such a great contest. I know how frustrating it is when you first start blogging. It's like a foreign language. LOL! This is definitely a way to pay it forward. :)

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  8. Thank you so much.  I am honored.

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  9. what a fantastic blog hop melissa! im glad i found this! now off to find a blog in need lol which could be a little like the blind leading the blind :(

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  10. I'm a great believer in what you've described and I think I do this rather frequently.  I tend not to remember who I did this for and usually don't keep track of doing it.  With A to Z build up going on right now I'm sure you can understand why I probably won't be participating in this.  But great prizes!  Who knows I could come back for this one.

    Good luck with it.
    Lee

    Tossing It Out

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  11. Thank you. You will still be entered in the random drawing for following or commenting.

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  12. Thank you so much for the support and promting this so others can find it.

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  13. Thank you Leigh. I think you are right. I did not know that you moved yout blog or started a new one. Anyway glad I found you again and vise/versa

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  14. Thank you Sara for whatever you can do. You can also win prizes just for following, shout outs & commenting.

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  15. Thank you Sara for whatever you can do. You can also win prizes just for following, shout outs & commenting.

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  16. What a great idea Melissa!  We all  need a little extra help.  I'm going to go sign up now.

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