Sunday, June 10, 2012

Join the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2012 Writing Project

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
As we are supposed to close the writing project entry submission tonight, I have received numerous request for an extension for a variety of reasons (submission error, among others).

In this regard, I am extending the writing project submission deadline for one more day. Entries will be accepted up to 11:59 PM of September 20. 

Note though that I will no longer be able to accept entries beyond this September 20 final deadline as we need time to process all entries received and ensure that proper notification be sent for the September 29 recognition / networking day for writing project participants

Many thanks and look forward catching up with writing project participants at the September 29 get-together.

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Hello everyone. Welcome to the 6th year of this writing project that seeks in identifying new and emerging blogs who are making an impact to its readers in 2012.

These are blogs that started anytime from June 1, 2011 to the present. These blogs are gradually gaining a considerable amount of readership, followinginfluence and fascinating the reader in various ways. The bloggers behind them established the blog for various reasons such as expression of thoughts, sharing of knowledge and insight, building a movementevents reporting or coverage, and some for profit.

This writing project will not be possible without the support of sponsors such as Tof Salcedo, Philippine data center, Philippine online shoppingDigitalFilipino Club, Search Profile Index, DigitalFilipino.com, and more to be added.
Who can join?
  • Any blogger in the world. Only one entry per blogger.
    • Blog or website owner profile and e-mail is accessible or visible online.
    • Blog is at least 3 months old by the time one joins the writing project.
    • Blog used to submit an entry must have no less than 10 blog post since its creation.

To join this effort, please do the following:

1. Write a blog post and pick your choice of at least five (5) to ten (10) emerging influential blogs.

2. Post a comment and let us know about your entry. Only one entry per blogger.
 Cut-off date and time for submission of entries is on (September 19) September 20. After the said date, submission of comments in this page shall be closed. 

3. On September 20 to 25, I will:
  • Make a final review of posts. We will post a message in your entry to inform you that we've completed the review and no more updates shall be entertained afterwards. Changes that will be allowed includes: adding a link to the writing project page, completion of 10 blogs cited, and adding sponsors link for raffle inclusion.
  • Note that we have the right to disqualify entries and the citations they made, if we are not able to confirm or authenticate the blogger's identity on or before September 22. This is especially true to blogs with anonymous identities and those with pre-dated entries (versus its blog date creation).
4. On September 29, we will do the following:
  • Recognize The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2012 based from entries received at the Digital Influencers Marketing Summit happening at SMX Convention Center. 
  • Pick ten writing project entries in random who will get one hundred dollars (US$100) each.
    • Only those in the raffle entries master list and with link to sponsors shall be included in the raffle. 
    • Only those with complete 10 qualified blogs mentioned shall be included in the raffle.
    • Prizes are given in cash during the eyeball event or transmitted via Paypal.

SPONSORSHIP
The sponsorship fee for this writing project is US$250 that entitles them to a mention in the writing project announcement and participant writing project entries. They are writing project participants who would like to be considered for having the best writing project entry and in the ending raffle. 

    • We only have 10 sponsor slots.
    • Kindly contact me if interested. 
    • The sponsorship fees are to be used for the weekly and end of writing project prizes, winners announcement, and site maintenance.

Joining a writing project has its own benefits that includes:

  • Getting link love.
  • Meet bloggers.
  • Receive traffic (especially to those who join early on) from current and prospective participants.
  • More than anything else, you will also be supporting a worthy purpose of spotting and promoting new blogs that are making great waves out there.

Please don't forget that this is a writing project - not an award. Who gets included in the final 10 is based on the total number of mentions by all qualified writing project entries.

As all writing project entries url link will be posted in the comments section, anyone interested can check and make their own independent count.

I hope you can join.

If you are encountering problems in submitting your entry using Disqus below, you can also post it here. However, entries received after 11:59:59 pm of (September 19) September 20 shall no longer be included: