Blog Project: Three

By Daniel Scocco

Let’s kick start July in great style with a new blog project, and this time, apart from plenty of traffic and backlinks, we will have $300 in cash prizes!

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Ever heard the song “Three is a magic number?” Well, I thought that the number three would also make the perfect topic for a blog project. There were some modifications to the rules, which I think will make the project even more interesting, check it out.

Rules:

  • Write a post that involves the number three. It might be your “Top 3 Blogging Tips,” “3+1 Reasons Why You Hate Something” or “3 Signs that You Are Addicted to YouTube.” You get the idea.
  • Use the Contact form and send me the URL of the post, the title and your name.
  • Once I publish the final list of entries, you will browse around them and post a list of your favorite entries (it can be a Top 3, Top 5, Top 10 or anything else).
  • Points will be assigned to the entries mentioned on these “best of the best lists,” and the authors of the 3 entries receiving more points will win $100 each.

As you can see from the rules, the participants themselves will decide the winners of the blog project. And no, you can not include your own entry on your “favorites list” :).

You can submit your post until the midnight of next Sunday, July 8. Have fun!




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166 Responses to “Blog Project: Three”

  • Dj Flush

    Finally 😀 its here. Daniel this seems interesting and cool. I will definitely take part in it.

    It will also be cool to see the creativity of bloggers in revolutionizing the number three 😛

  • Ramkarthik

    Interesting Project Daniel. I will participate too. Since people are only going to judge the winners, should I expect you to be one of the competitor? Nice way to get link backs and traffic. Cash prize looks great. Thanks Daniel.

  • Daniel

    I will post an entry as well, since I want to see what I can come up with around the number three :).

    But I will not be eligible for the cash prizes.

  • Shankar Ganesh

    Count me in 😀

  • Hans

    How many posts can one actually submit to the project?

  • Daniel

    Hans, 1 post per blog.

  • Desty

    Excellent idea! Now you’re going to make me be creative *pops knuckles*

  • John Metcalfe

    You can count me in as well daniel sounds like a great project…

    John

  • Jay Wagers

    I’m in. This should be fun.

  • Jamaipanese

    I’m in!

    ^_^

  • Daniel

    Great, it looks like we will beat the participation rate of the last one.

    A couple of hours after I posted it we already have one entry :).

  • Tejvan – net writing

    I’ll give it a go. A top 3 would make quite an easy post.

  • Jordan (MamaBlogga)

    Do the entries have to be brand new? Or can they be something from the archives?

  • Dee

    Daniel,

    I recently started reading your daily blog tips and have since subscribed to your feed.

    I’ve been waiting for you to post another project so I could participate. This will be my first blog project, and I looking forward to taking part.

    Count me in:-)

  • Daniel

    Jordan, it is up to you, if you have a post that you have already published but think it would be suitable for the content then go for it.

  • Jan

    I like the concept. Normally the big group projects or whatever people chose to call them end up with a big list of unqualified links because it is impossible for the host to judge the entries.

    Hence I hope for a big turnout so it isn’t possible for someone with a big network to rig it. If enough actually write entries and make lists then it could actually end up being the best contributions that win.

    The more I think about it the more I wish I had come up with this 🙂

  • Jamaipanese

    I’ve entered ^_^

    I welcome all future votes..lol

  • Ehsan

    This seems cool i think ill join in

  • Vern at Aim for Awesome

    Ok – I’m in. 3 ways to avoid contests involving the number 3! Joking, I’ll think of something a little more spectacular… Thanks for the opp.

  • AmeyJah

    Hey great contest Daniel. How do you managed to get such offbeat ideas. I am really impressed, so I will definetly enter the contest and also will inform my reader about it. have a great day and keep blogging.

  • Daniel

    Thanks for everyone who is participating, we already have 13 entries for the first day!

  • Three Puzzles to Puzzle you – Rajaram S

    Here goes my entry for it. No, it has nothing to do with blogging. In fact, if you want a break from reading/writing blogs, head over to my entry 🙂

  • Daniel

    Rajaram, that is why I went with the “3” topic in the first place, so that people with blogs on any niche could participate.

  • Jan

    Will you list the entries in the order of arrival or randomly? I hope randomly as I just don’t have time until the weekend to write something and if it was in order of arrivals I would probably end the list, which would give less chance of anyone spotting me 😉

  • Vijay

    Dan, you did mention that it is one post per blog.May I ask if we can submit more than one for the project even if it is not to take part in the 300$ contest?

    If we still cannot submit more than one, may I know the reason why?

    Thank you

  • Daniel

    Vijay, it is really only one post per blog , sorry about that. The reason is simple, 1 post per blog will ensure that people get the same visibility. Not all the participants would have the time to write 10 entries, and this would favor the ones who do.

  • Daniel

    Jan, I usually I present the final list by order of arrival. I will talk to some readers to see if they prefer a random list. thanks for the suggestion.

  • Vijay

    Alright then, dan. I’ll submit my post within the specified date. Thanks for the instant reply!

  • Cherry

    I just sent my entry through the contact form but I am not sure if it went through or not. My internet is very slow today. Let me know if you have/haven’t received it.

    Thanks

  • Daniel

    Got it Cherry.

    We are up to 23 entries!

  • Jan

    The more the merrier. For some the $100 is surely an extra motivation, but there is so much more to get out of it that you really shouldn’t focus too much on the money.

    Please make it a random list Daniel as that is the only way to make it equal opportunity. That will also ensure that people don’t rush things, but take the time it takes to write something good. At least I need time to write something worth reading 🙂

    At the rate this is going we are looking at over 100 entries which makes it even more compelling to enter. Unless you are after the cash of course.

  • Ashish Saini (Ashfame)

    Count me in too but from my new blog!

  • webstuffscan

    Hi Daniel – thanks for the simplified theme! I can’t think what will I do if it was something like “ten” 🙂

    Here is my Entry – 3 movies that can change you

    http://www.webstuffscan.com/2007/07/04/3-movies-that-can-change-you/

  • kuanhoong

    Hi,

    Here is my entry – “3 simple ways to drive more traffics from Flickr”

    http://www.kuanhoong.com/2007/07/05/3-simple-ways-to-drive-more-traffics-from-flickr/

  • John Metcalfe

    Hi Daniel,

    Here’s my entry just in case you didn’t receive it through your contact form…

    “3 Costly Internet Business Mistakes to Avoid”

    http://www.webbusinessblog.com/2007/07/04/3-costly-internet-business-mistakes-to-avoid/

    Cheers

    John

  • Nirmal

    Daniel,
    I have written mine.
    3 Reasons Why I dont Like GMail!

    Thanks
    Nirmal

  • Vijay

    I’ve submitted my post as well. Looking forward to the final list 😀

  • Winnetta Byford

    I am in! What a great way to get traffic to a brand new blog. I just started and love your tips. Thanks for thinking of this.

  • Madhur Kapoor

    The last one was a great success for me . I am looking forward to this .

  • GoddessCarlie

    I’ll enter even though I don’t think I have any chance of winning (as a lot of people here probably aren’t interested in my niche!) 🙂 I’m doing it just for fun and because 3 is my favourite number.

  • Jamaipanese

    friendly reminder ^^

    vote Jamaipanese = Jamaipanese for president!

  • Joey

    I just sent my entry in. Thanks for the oppurtunity. This one was fun.

  • Mario Andrade

    I’ve just sent the email with my entry.
    Can’t wait for the results 🙂

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  • Jo

    This is my first time participating in one of your contests, but I’ve been a reader for a while.

    My entry is here http://cornerscribe.com/wordpress/2007/07/06/three-essential-steps-to-great-blog-posts/

  • Jan

    How will you keep track of the link lists? Do we have to submit them too or do you track via trackbacks and pingbacks to your blog?

  • Sean Aune

    3 Ways To Get Me To Not Visit Your Blog Again

    http://seanpaune.com/2007/07/07/3-ways-to-get-me-to-not-visit-your-blog-again/

  • Daniel

    Jan, if participants send me an email with a link to their list it would be helpful :).

    But I will also check the blog of the participants directly, so no worries.

  • Jan

    I was just wondering as it wasn’t written anywhere. Also since there is no deadline given it makes it more difficult to check. I imagine you will be stating a deadline for the link posts as well when listing the entries?

    You are up early aren’t you? The early bird catches the worm as the saying goes 🙂

  • Daniel

    I sleep at least 8 hours every night hehe, the timestamp on the comments is not synced to my time zone.

    Also, I will be setting a deadline for the votes on the post I will publish on Monday.

  • Jesper

    My entry to the project is here:

    http://www.training4cyclists.com/3-reasons-why-powertap-sl-is-so-popular/

    I look forward to read a lot of interesting posts!

  • GnomeyNewt

    Their are some awesome ‘3’-some-things going on here! Still reading and laughing. Great work everyone.

  • Three lessons from driving in India – Rajaram S

    Okay, this doesn’t qualify as an entry because i have already submitted one before.
    But…

  • Ashok

    This is my entry
    http://www.helloashok.com/contest/three-reasons-why-i-like-contest/152/

  • Hans

    I wish there could be more submissions allowed per blog but nonetheless, here’s my submission.

    I know Daniel covered on this many and many times but I thought putting the 3 most important things(to do first) to watch out for before applying further speeding techniques like Daniel described. Hope you’ll like it.

    And good luck to everyone.

  • Tillerman

    I’m in – 3 Fatal Errors of Blogging.

  • AmeyJah

    hey wanna enter your contest, already mailed you the link just incase you forgot to count me i am leaving the url of what i did.
    http://techmake.blogspot.com/2007/07/3-good-blog-habits-to-get-huge-traffic.html

  • Wishlost

    Arrg.. just missed on it.. Wish I would have come across this post earlier.. I had lot of magical “3”‘s 🙂

    ~Gautam

  • hiutopor

    Hello

    Very interesting information! Thanks!

    Bye

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    Deadline for submission is January 6th 2008 and there is a two story maximum for each writer. Winners will be contacted and announced online by January 26th 2007. – Submit your stories to Diana Smith at ccdesmith@mac.com – Pay fee online by paypal.

  • Harish Solanki

    Thank for good information. But i have all activity are done but my article is not performe good traffic.please any tips for my blog please describe me. i write my blog hotel
    jobs related blog.

    Which title is :
    USA is Potential for Hotel Hospitality jobs

    and blog url is

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  • SEO Genius

    I always miss these competitons remember to give me a shout before the next one please :):)

  • simon

    thanks for the post.

  • Salman

    Great! I will surely take part in it!

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