Blog Writing Project: Tutorials

By Daniel Scocco

As you probably know we’ll try to hold one blog writing project every month now, and it is time to launch the January one.

Inspired by the popularity of the article “11 Essential Tips to Writing the Ultimate Tutorial“, the topic of this project will be “Tutorials.”

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In order to participate you just need to write a tutorial on your blog. Any subject and format is welcomed. You could instruct people on how to change a car’s wheel quickly, create a Photoshop effects tutorial, a step-by-step guide to cook the perfect pie, a blueprint to achieve the number one position in Google and so on.

Sounds cool, but what can I gain out of it?

Blog writing projects represent a very efficient way to network with fellow bloggers and to gain more traffic and RSS subscribers. After all it should motivate you to write that longer and more structured post that you have been postponing for a while.

Secondly, there is also a cash prize of $300 that will be assigned to the three most popular tutorials participating ($100 each).

I am in! What are the rules?

  • Write a tutorial as described above (only one entry per blog).
  • Use the Contact form and send me the URL of the post, the title and your name.
  • Once I publish the final list of participants, 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 β€œfavorites” lists (1 point per mention, regardless of the position), and the authors of the 3 entries receiving more points will win $100 each.

This format incentives people to read browse around all the participating blogs. It is also meritocratic since the participants themselves get to vote on the entries and to decide the winners of the cash prize.

The deadline for submissions is the midnight of next Sunday, January 27. Have fun and good luck to everyone!




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78 Responses to “Blog Writing Project: Tutorials”

  • Napster

    Only English allowed?

  • Daniel

    Any language can participate.

  • Michael Sync

    1.

    the authors of the 3 entries receiving more points will win $100 each.

    Does it mean that people who have more than 1 blog got more chances to win the prize?

    2. When should that tutorial be written? I mean, Is it allowed to submit old tutorials that I wrote earlier?

    Thanks.

  • LearningNerd

    Hey, sounds like the perfect group writing project for me to join! I’m really excited. πŸ™‚ I have a couple questions, too:

    Does the entry have to be an article or can it be a post that includes an embedded video or podcast or other media for the tutorial?

    Also, just out of curiosity… I know Darren over at Problogger lists the entires in the order they were submitted, so the first person to submit is first on the list. Do you do it that way or is your list random? (Personally I think it’s more fair to list them randomly.)

    Hey, maybe you could make an FAQ page just for your group writing projects! That’d be very helpful. πŸ™‚

  • Daniel

    @Michael, people can submit one entry per blog, so one author can write two tutorials on two of his blogs. I don’t think this will improve his chances though, cause the prizes won’t be draw randomly, but rather by vote.

    Second questions, usually people submit new stuff. If you have a perfect tutorial that was written some time ago, however, I won’t object.

  • Daniel

    LearningNerd, yeah as we get more questions I might create a FAQ.

    Regarding your first question, yes a post including videos and other media is allowed.

    The entries will be displayed by category. Inside each category they will be displayed by order of arrival. Here is an example coming from the last project: http://www.dailyblogtips.com/blog-writing-project-tips-tricks-final-list/

  • Iulian Horatiu

    I have submited my tutorial πŸ˜€ great contest guys ..

  • Beth

    Ooh, I’d love to enter. I just have to think of something to write a tutorial on now!

  • Daniel

    6 entries already, keep them coming!

  • zParacha

    I’ll try my luck. Will submit my tutorial in few days.

  • Michael Sync

    Thanks. Daniel. I will try this week..

  • xue

    I just wrote my tutorial. Thanks for this interesting project! It’s nice that blogs in any language can participate.

  • Earn Money

    Thanks for this great project…I think I’ll participate.

  • Vijay

    Cool to know that you are running another GWP.. Sending in one entry now!

  • MyBlogContest

    Great!
    It has been post at MyBlogContest.com

    Submit and find blog contests, sweepstakes, giveaways and free stuff at MyBlogContest.com

  • Aywren

    I’ve also sent in an entry. I’m really looking forward to seeing the list for this contest as it’s a first try for me. Thanks!

  • vijay

    Daniel,

    I have submitted the post for blog writing project πŸ˜‰

    If possible just confirm the submission by repying to mail.

  • Jacob Cass

    My pingback didn’t work for some reason so here is my tutorial…

    How To Print Blog Articles The Smart Way. (click my name for link)

  • Praval Singh

    Done with the submission. The contest looks great. Lets see whats up next πŸ™‚
    Ciao!

  • Sauli Lepola

    Hmm…
    Maybe I should think about opening English blog also.
    But it’s just so much easier to rank in search engines with Finnish. ;D

  • Rhonda

    Great contest! Looking forward to the submissions.

    My entry is “How to buy wedding invitations online” link included above.

    Hope you got my comment form submission!

    Rhonda

  • Dexter | Techathand.net

    Hello there i have joined your Writing Project.. Although it is not showing in the trackback.

    I hope you got it via the contact form. If you have not received it please let me know.

  • Dexter | Techathand.net

    I have finished my entry for this project and a link has been sent to your contact page

  • Tibi Puiu

    Sent a e-mail with my article, hope you received it πŸ˜€

  • redwall_hp

    I’ve submitted my tutorial.

  • Ashfame

    I am in too. Sent you a mail with my write up. I cant see the pingback too. So here is the write up : http://blog.ashfame.com/2008/01/promote-blog-site-brand-college-5plus1-ways/

  • MR-Gee

    I will participate using this tutorial of mine:
    http://www.howhow.info/2008/01/how-to-launch-blog-successfully.html

    I will send you an email in a moment. Thanks for the contest!

  • Amberlynn

    Hurray! Just submitted my tutorial, written for all those who “ain’t got rhythm.”

  • Laura @ Laura Williams’ Musings

    I blogged your contest on this post:

    http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2008/01/tuesday-122-edition-of-contests-galore.html

  • engtech

    My Tutorial:
    http://internetducttape.com/2008/01/27/how-to-play-download-videos-on-ipod/

  • inspirationbit

    My Tutorial on Colour:
    http://www.inspirationbit.com/dos-and-donts-colour/

  • Britne

    Just submitted mine – how to import audiobook CDs into iTunes. Check it out: http://edtechhacks.com/2008/01/27/how-to-import-audiobook-cds-to-itunes/

  • Carol

    27 minutes until Midnight here in Arizona, and I finally got my submitted. There is nothing like last minute to get your tush in gear.

    Thanks! It was a fun project.

    How to do your Due Diligence when purchasing land on eBay
    http://blog.concholakeaz.com/?p=136

    Carol

  • Blog Contest Central

    Hi Daniel,

    Can you include my entry for the Writing Project?

    How to help others increase your traffic to your blog contest

    Thanks

  • Video Tutorials

    I have done some video blogs, the links are in my name if you want to check them out!

  • medyum

    Great contest! Looking forward to the submissions.

  • Eryaman hali yikama

    Good information and good way your blog post. Good luck blogger man.

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