Group Writing Project: 2009 in Review

By Daniel Scocco

It was about time to have a new group writing project. Since 2009 is getting close to an end, I figured that “2009 in Review” would be a good topic for it. Here are some headlines to give you an idea of what you could write (adapting it to your own niche, obviously):

  • 20 Best Web Apps of 2009
  • 10 Worst Economical Moments of 2009
  • Recap of the Mobile Industry in 2009
  • Top 30 Social Media Posts of 2009
  • 10 Promising Trends That Never Materialized in 2009

Why You Should Participate

There are several reasons to participate in the group writing project. First of all it is fun to be involved in something along with fellow bloggers. It allows you to discover new blogs and to network with their owners.

Second, joining the project will motivate you to write a pillar article, which in turn should generate a good amount of traffic.

Finally, at the end of the project I always publish a list with all the entries, and the participants usually blog about, stumble and retweet their favorite entries as well, so everyone ends up getting some traffic and exposure.


If you want to participate here is how it works:

  • Write a post on your blog reviewing some aspect of 2009 (see the headline examples above).
  • Mention on the post that you are participating on this group writing project
  • Send an email to letting me know about your entry
  • You have until next Wednesday (December 09) to write your post, and I will publish the complete list of entries on the following Monday (December 14).

I am looking forward to reading your posts.

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54 Responses to “Group Writing Project: 2009 in Review”

  • Blog Handbook

    This is an excellent idea to get the whole blogging community to participate. Nice to read what does the blog community have to say about the year 2009. Hopefully you get a lot of submissions.

  • Dean Saliba

    Are there any “worst blog” awards?

    I don’t know why but I’d be more pleased to win that than a best blog award. :/

  • Carlos

    How would I submit the blog entry?

  • Asif

    This Sounds Interesting!
    Looking forward to participate.

  • Kok Siong Chen

    This is a good chance for me to introduce my new blog to the network. I will join this project. Thanks for offering!

  • Mr. I

    Looks like a fun project. I will think of some topics and maybe enter twice with my 2 blogs!

  • Roseli A. Bakar

    Excellent idea Daniel. Hope to contribute..

  • Eliza

    That would be a great idea!! Iร‚ยดd love to take part

  • Murlu

    Perfect timing.

    I just recently relaunched my blog and already have a few ideas for a post to submit.

    Should be a decent opportunity.

  • Avigayil

    Very interesting! I will try to participate. Thanks for this opportunity! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kurt Avish

    Interesting. I’ll try to be in.

  • Clara Freeman

    Thanks for the invite Daniel! I will participate because I’ve learned a lot this last year!

  • jan geronimo

    Great concept for a writing project. I’d see what I can contribute.

  • Samantha

    Hi guys

    Interesting topic, this will be a good way to make blogger participate and unite. LOL! I’m looking forward to win for the best blog award.

    Kind Regards


  • biswajeet

    Hello sir,
    I am interested in d project”2009 in review “. I think I can write a whole review of the year in different fields around the globe. Will it be OK?
    Please reply.
    Thank you….

  • ElenaGor

    Dear Daniel, thanks for invitation. I’d love to participate, in fact I’ve already have a ready headline, for a project. There is only one problem: I write in Russian. Can you suggest something for me and other foreign language bloggers?

  • Maestro Geek

    Interesting project ! I contribute ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vishal Sanjay

    Really cool i’m gonna participate in this one alright. Reserve some space for this kid Daniel.

  • Business Opportunities Seeker

    This is a great writing project to participate! Thanks for giving us newbies this great writing and networking opportunity with other bloggers.

  • HowToHideIP

    Count me in. I’ll share a post about VPN services and hide ip tools.

  • David Walker

    Excellent idea, Daniel. This sounds like the perfect project; being part of a team, gaining traffic, expanding networks and making new friends.

    Unfortunately, I’m in the middle of offering six free webinars until right after Christmas so participating might get to be very hectic.

    I look forward to taking part in the next group writing project because I don’t want to miss all that fun.

    Good luck with the project Daniel, and may all the participants break a leg.

  • Bob Quinn

    This sounds like fun! Always good to be able to feature my site elsewhere.

  • Bernice Agyekwena

    I love the idea about the ‘Group Writing Project: 2009 in Review”. It will give participants the chance to comment on a lot of issues that have affected them within the past year and also network with each other. I am looking forward to participating in it.
    Bernice Agyekwena

  • Arie Rich

    I think I’ll partake in this project too. Sounds fun!

    Arie Rich

  • Robomaster @ CoolAppSite

    Great idea – I think I’ll take up this suggestions!

    “20 best webapps of 2009”, here I come!

  • Munawar AM

    I will get involved, Daniel.
    but My Blog is Indonesian Language,
    is it out of Rules?

  • Latief@AnotherBlogger

    I think this is a great idea that blogger should join. Put me on the list bro.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Munawar, nah that is fine.

  • cindy

    Sounds Great, and a wonderful idea to get people together, Daniel, I wear many hats. Like a lot of people do in here, but don’t even realize it.

  • Donna Blevins

    What fun, Daniel! This is exciting to take a look
    at “2009 in Review” in relation to my field
    of poker… hmmmm, poker tidbits for 2009…
    how tasty!

  • Sarah

    I’m confused on how to enter…. Do I write the post on my website? Or do I send it through email? To all Harry Potter fans out there, my website is .

  • Donna Kim-Brand


    Awesome idea giving a rationale to review… a key element in developing success. A follow-on idea is to group blog on moving forward in 2010- with projections, prophecies and productivity strategies.

    Thanks for your initiative!

  • GetBrowser

    Maybe, I should spend some time on this event. It looks interesting.

  • AJ St Claire

    Thanks, Dan. I always find your work to be of interest and worth the time invested. I will gladly contribute to the cause. Give me a couple days and I’ll email you the page.



  • thomas

    Well i’m new at this. iIm just getting my blog going and its on nascar so i don’t know if i would fit in.

  • Robomaster @ CoolAppSite

    I’m definitely taking you up on this offer! Looks like I’ll write the “20 Best Web Apps of 2009,” I had been planning a post very similar to that for awhile.

  • Steve

    Great way to get some link love for sure.

  • Narayanan Hariharan

    Can I enter a post that’s been already written and published? I wrote one a couple of weeks back which will suit this group writing project.

  • Basant Singh

    I am interested. I’ll Contact you soon.

  • Kodemaster

    Can i write about my personal life occasions in 2009? It had been a great year!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Carlos, it is written inside the “Rules”.

    @Narayanan, sorry but it has to be a new post.

    @Kodemaster, yeah that would be fine.

    @Sarah, the first bullet point under “Rules” say: “Write a post on your blog reviewing some aspect of 2009”. I believe it is pretty clear where you should write the post?

  • Karl Foxley

    Great idea and I look forward to being involved.


  • Adam Singer

    Already done ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Powerful Affirmations – Claus D Jensen

    Hmmm, interesting! Will give it a thought and see if I can come up with somethig.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Rodney Oleshin

    Hi Dan:

    I am posting my content for this project in a few hours! I hope you’ld be fascinated by it!

  • Gabe |

    Just sent you my entry. Looking forward to seeing everyone elses’.

    Get involved peeps!

  • Chrystal

    Although I am having a serious writer’s block, I will make an attempt to participate in what I think is a interesting opportunity for writers or anyone with a blog.

  • Rodney Oleshin

    I just sent in my entry Dan! Look forward to seeing your reviews on your Blog.

  • laila

    Hi Daniel..Done!

    Top 10 Free LifeSaver Softwares of 2009

    My first attempt at a group writing project! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • munawar am

    Already Done.
    Thank a lot for this opportunity
    and I hope my review will be listed ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Basant Singh

    Just mailed my entry. Hope to get your review soon.

  • Eric C

    Man, I would have loved to participate, but I just found out about this today, the day before the due date. Damn.

  • Young

    Hi Daniel,

    I have to blogs, one in English and the other in Chinese, may I write 2 reviews?

  • Blain Reinkensmeyer

    Hi Daniel,

    Just emailed you our entry, please let us know you received it ok, thanks!

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