I am close to wrapping up the Get Fired Up Blogfest. Winners for all three categories will be announced Friday, March 9, 2012. I want to thank everyone for participating. If You took part in the "help or mentor a new, struggling or undiscovered blogger", I hope you made new friends.
I am delighted with the amount of blogger spirit and energy that you put into this contest.
I need the help of my blogger buddies out there. I have narrowed the grand prize category down to two bloggers, both who did exceptional jobs in completely different ways. Can you lend a hand to help me select the winner - It goes without saying, "There are no losers."
My picture does double duty: Not much of a mystery, huh? If you have not already signed up for Arlee Bird's A to Z blogging challenge, please do. The last time I looked 928 people had signed up. C'mon, let's get to 1000 before the challenge begins on April 1, 2012.
What is the blogging A to Z challenge? Click on the link to the left and find out.
For the grand prize winner: Winners choice of either a Kindle Fire or a two (2) hour plot consultation with Martha Alderson. Participants were asked to mentor or help a new, struggling or undiscovered blogger. No rules, just to do what they could to help a fellow blogger. If you want to read the original post announcing the details, read about it here.
I have narrowed my choice to two bloggers. Both did exceptional jobs and each mentored or helped fellow bloggers in a completely different way.
Carrie Butler, over at So, You're A Writer, mentored and guided one person, Melissa Maygrove, from beginning to completion of setting up an entire blog. She provided tips and ideas and even helped with the blog design. Check out what she did. I wish someone as skilled and talented as Carrie would have helped me get off to running start.
Cassie Mae, at Reading, Writing and Lovin it went in a different direction and provided blog critiques to several bloggers. Many of those she mentored reached their 100 person follower milestone as a result of Cassie's tips and ideas. So go read, Helpin' Dem Bloggas Out and tell me what you think.
I am torn between their diverse, but equally dynamic, awe-inspiring results. This is where I need your help. I am asking you to check out the articles posted by Cassie Mae on her blog, Reading writing and lovin it and Carrie Butler on her blog, So, You're a Writer. Both are equally impressive and it is obvious that Cassie and Carrie devoted a tremendous amount of time and effort into this project.
Then cast your vote for the first place winner. You can cast your vote in the comment section or if you prefer to submit your choice by secret ballot, then send me your vote via email. If you want your vote to remain private and confidential, I assure you I will not share it with anyone.
Voting will remain open until Midnight, Friday, March 9, 2012, and the grand prize winner will be announced later that day. I have the winners for the other categories, but I will announce all winners in one blog post on 3/9/12.
Thank you for helping me with this tough choice. It is quite a conundrum-but a good one.
I need your help. I am riding the middle and don't want to
Take a few minutes to check out the goodwill and support our blogger friends shared with others. I am proud to be part of such a supportive group.