Entry for two WordPress-related contests

wordpress_icon I was really hesitant about posting about contests that don’t require writing to entry (unlike group writing contests which I totally like or occasional in-depth blog review ).

Worst case scenario - I am going to get negative feedback and won’t repeat this. :)

BlogOh!Blog - Mega Contest

  • Participation via subscribing to BlogOh!Blog feed and writing entry about contest with link to it .
  • Deadline November 27th.
  • Prizes are number of WordPress premium themes.
  • Ten winners are going to be picked randomly.

WP Web Host - WordPress Coolest Blog Competition

  • Participating via blogging about contest and getting five comments on that post.
  • Deadline November 15th.
  • Prizes include cash, hosting and premium theme stuff.
  • Twenty entries are going to be picked for public voting for winners.

So what do you think?

Was this out of line? Off topic? Annoying? You don’t really care? You are rushing to repost?

Tell me. :)

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  • Ben Tremblay #

    Oh no!!!! A post about contests entry... Just kidding ;) That's OK, the way you brought it was just fine as you simply mentioned: "I'm participating in these two contests, x and y". No sales pitch or anything, that's good.
  • Lyndi #

    You are not forcing either of the competitions down the reader's throats. I think you handled this just great. There are some great prizes up for grabs here. I wish you well if you decide to enter either or both of these.
  • Rarst #

    @Ben I just have blogging complex about news-type posts. When I read ten posts about something in RSS then thought of writing eleventh about same makes me slightly sick. :) And contests generate a lot of posts. @Lyndi Thanks and I kinda do enter them with this post. :) Otherwise I'd definitely kept it shut. Only need three more comments to qualify for second one.
  • Luca - Reach Success Online #

    Well here's another comment so 2 more to go I guess. It's funny - I've been looking at the wp-remix theme and almost bought it. I'll enter the contest as well. I recently won the Get More Sales videos for Michael Rasmussen so maybe I'm on a roll. Thanks for the heads up.
  • Rarst #

    @Luca Good luck with your entry. :) Glad to see you around and commenting again.
  • Dhyarga #

    More traffic with a contest? BTW thanks for your information
  • Rarst #

    @Dhyarga No problem. :) Thanks for commenting and good luck if you are going to participate.
  • Nihar #

    Rarst, thanks for letting me know about the contest. ALl the best for you if you are in that contest!
  • Rarst #

    @Nihar Glad people find information valuable and thanks for being fifth commenter so I can qualify for second contest. :)
  • Margaret #

    Almost missed this one.... good luck in the contests! I hope you win something. Since I never do, you may have any good luck that I might possess. ê¿ê
  • Rarst #

    @Margaret I am not really hopeful about random winners contests. Those with post writing and jury are raking most winnings for me. :)