Friday, December 23, 2011

Book Marketing Makeover: Feature Contests for a Quick and Effective Blog Post

Guest post by Cathy Stucker

Looking for a quick blog post idea? Try this:

Blogger Link Up

In every issue of BloggerLinkUp there are several notices of bloggers running contests and other giveaways. These listings are especially useful to our members with blogs about freebies, sweepstakes, etc. However, even if that isn't the focus of your blog, you can do at least an occasional post about these opportunities.

Just scan the list of Contests and Giveaways and choose one or more that would be of interest to your readers. Put together a short post about this cool thing you found, and tell your readers how they can enter to win.

Voila! You have a blog post. And your readers will learn about the chance to win something they want. Who doesn't like that?

Contests and Giveaways

Here are a few of the contests and giveaways announced one day in November on BloggerLinkUp:
27) $1000 Cash - Bring in the Holidays
28) black fabric rose hair pin brooch giveaway
29) Win Free Affiliate Summit Passes! #asw12
30) Loving Lilo $150 Sweepstakes
31) PartSelect is giving away $5000 in GE Appliances to one lucky blogger
32) TakePart "End Hunger" Gift Pack (Le Creuset Dutch Oven & More)
33) Win $100 Prize Package at Great Beauty Buys
34) Win an Oreck Forever Vacuum Cleaner!
35) - Win a Kindle Fire
36) $100 Visa Gift Card (Ends 11/25) US
37) 5 Great Sponsors - 7 Chances to Win!
38) Seeking bloggers for an Indian Adventure
39) Vegan Pie in the Sky Cookbook {Rafflecopter Giveaway}
40) BornFreeĊ½ Eco Bottles Contest & Giveaway
41) Modern Floor Lamp - Win an authentic Pablo Prado Design!
42) Sister Devout book giveaway
43) Win 2 Holiday Specialty Gold Canyon Candles
44) Huge $190 Grand Prize Giveaway & More!
45) 25 CrazyDayz of Giving
46) Goo Goo Cluster's SEC Football Championship Trip Giveaway
47) Live a Pain Free Life Sweepstakes - Win a Vacation
48) Over $200 in Prizes!
49) Prize pack worth $70, Workout DVDS, Shake and T-shirt giveaway end 11-25-11
50) Shielo Hair Care VOLUME Volumizing Shampoo {Rafflecopter Giveaway}
51) Weight Loss Prize Pack (RV $191) or Food/Cooking Prize Pack (RV $115)
52) Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds Pieces {Rafflecopter Giveaway}
53) Win a $100 Best Buy Gift Card
Look at all the opportunities above that could connect with your readers and fans.

About the Author

Cathy Stucker, the Idea Lady, is the founder of BloggerLinkUp. You can sign up for BloggerLinkUp at

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