{iWrite-iBlog-iWin} Writing Contest is Open – $120 Prize Package!!

by Erika Quagliano on November 7, 2010


Welcome to the {iWrite-iBlog-iWin} Writing Contest for Bloggers!!

Want to learn more about this Writing Contest? Click here for the Rules.


First I want to give a HUGE thank you to the following sponsors for providing the prizes for this month’s contest. 

Please take some time to visit them and say, “Thank You.”  You know how I value politeness.  If it weren’t for them, the contest would not happen.  It is as simple as that.

Internet Marketing from Spork

Jason, from Spork Marketing has graciously offered a $50.00 VISA gift card to this month’s winner.

A little about Spork Marketing:

“Search engine optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC) ad management, and search engine friendly web design are our specialties. Because successful Internet marketing requires great content, we also offer web content writing and Internet video production services”

Also, if you have a business and want to integrate blogging into it, check out their Business Blog Development services.

**The Initial Consultation is FREE, so go and visit Spork Marketing!!!



Yolanda Nussdorfer is the blogger/artist behind Creative Flair Art Designs.  She is offering the winner a $50 credit toward her Etsy shop!!  The winner may choose a couple of prints or maybe even some personalized kid’s room name art.

“…Yolanda has developed an innovative style that blends realism with abstract expressionism. Her use of vibrant colors and strong lines make her work an excellent choice for a wide range of projects and purposes. Yolanda is accomplished in using traditional methods as well as modern technique…”

Yolanda can create the perfect piece for any purpose, including:

  • Artistic pieces to decorate your home, office, or place of business
  • Portraits
  • Children’s picture books
  • Postcards/gift tags

 Visit Creative Flair Art Designs to see all that Yolanda has to offer (she also writes a great blog!)



Alexandra from Good Day, Regular People is another wonderful sponsor this week!!!  She is offering a $20.00 Gift Card to Barnes and Noble!!!!

Also known as The Empress, Alexandra writes an absolutely incredible blog.  Once you start reading her, it will become addictive, I can guarantee that.  Here is one awesome post that is a must read: 

One Thousand Cranes

Stop by her blog and enjoy!!!  You can also stalk her on Twitter:



Again, Thank You to all of the incredible sponsors this week.  Please remember to pay them all a visit!!!



To Be Eligible to Enter This Month’s Writing Contest You Need to do 3 things:

1.  Follow me via Google Friend Connect or Subscribe by Email

2.  Choose your best post from the past and post your link!!! Remember to link up only 1 post per blog.

3.  Tweet about the contest (if you don’t use twitter, that’s okay!)

 The linky will be open for 72 hours. It will close Tuesday at 11:59 PM CST. I will announce the winner next Sunday.

Good luck and have a ton of fun visiting and supporting other Writer Bloggers!!



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Jeannette November 7, 2010 at 1:57 AM

The sad thing is I didn’t even link up all my blogs… now, is it sad because I have so many blogs or because a couple of them have nothing I’m proud enough to enter? Don’t know.

Oh and I know I follow you through two methods… lol I get your posts twice. :) Not sure how I accomplished that, but it’s cool. The funny thing is I get one when you post it and another several hours later so one of you methods of delivery is slower than the other. I like to think I have better access to your wit! lol


Renee November 7, 2010 at 3:54 AM

I’m a follower and an email subscriber. Thanks so much for doing these contests, Erika! It’s not about winning–it’s really about the sense of community. I love reading everyone’s posts!


liz November 7, 2010 at 6:12 AM

I follow via email, and tweeted about it. :)


Kel November 7, 2010 at 6:33 AM

Great contest idea! I follow you and subscribe. I tweeted too! http://twitter.com/kellymalinowski/status/1246059430940672.



Colleen Shibley November 7, 2010 at 7:27 AM

Thanks for the fun and unique contest. I’m now following you via email so I will remember to link up each week. I also retweeted!



Angelia Sims Hardy November 7, 2010 at 7:55 AM

For this month’s contest, I linked one of my picture posts. :-) It’s one of my favorites. Short and sweet. I LOVE the rally of sponsors.
Erika you are the best!

Can’t wait to read all the entries. :-) Happy Sunday!


Angela Livingston November 7, 2010 at 8:14 AM

Thanks for such an awesome giveaway/linky. Mine was a paid post but I really enjoyed writing it.


Katie November 7, 2010 at 8:14 AM

Re-tweeted and follow you via e-mail (although I’d follow you any way I could)! Looking forward to reading the rest of the entries!


SaucyB November 7, 2010 at 8:31 AM

I’m in! I was sorry that I missed the last one. Things got a little hectic. Anyway, I read the Empress too and yes, she is awesome. Have a great weekend! :-)


Carrie with Children November 7, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Great contest! I’m now following you via my RSS Feeder and I posted a tweet too!


I look forward to reading the other entries!


Kimberly November 7, 2010 at 8:58 AM

I already follow you my dear. I am loving all the new blogs that I am reading about. I have to come back and read more later but husband is beckoning me to hurry up and make some taco dip for the Bromance fest we’re having today over football…ugh…when is the season over?
I am tweeting this but I don’t know how to make my status link up…


joann mannix November 7, 2010 at 9:07 AM

You a corporate entity unto yourself! You go girl!

Hey, just so you know, the box that holds your followers is still blank on my computer. I’ve tried my laptop, the desktop, my iPad. It’s driving me crazzzy! I wish I could figure out a way to put my little photo in there. I am proud to be one of your followers.

And since I don’t tweet, I can’t tweet your contest or you know, I’d be all over this.


Danielle November 7, 2010 at 9:30 AM

I am a new follower and have linked up my post


Kirsten November 7, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Hey! I’m so excited to be following you (I found you on Bloggy Moms) and to enter you contest- awesome!


Alexandra November 7, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Good luck to all the writers here!

I so love reading everyone’s top picks, so love it.

And, thank you, Erika, for thinking of this grand program, and arranging it for us.

Thank you, for letting me be a part of it, even if it’s small, it really is fun for me to do.


Ruthi aka abitosunshine November 7, 2010 at 12:08 PM

We’re GFConnected! I submitted my link — may submit again for all 4 blogs — and I’ve Twitter tweeted this contest!


Amber November 7, 2010 at 1:48 PM

I follow and I just linked up my post. What a fabulous contest! I will also tweet about it.


The Girl Next Door Grows Up November 9, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Thanks Amber!


Carrie November 7, 2010 at 2:20 PM

I subscribe by email!

What a great contest. I was just saying I wanted to find some new blogs to read :)


The Girl Next Door Grows Up November 9, 2010 at 5:25 PM

There are a lot of great ones to read!


Carrie November 7, 2010 at 2:21 PM
Style Maniac November 7, 2010 at 2:28 PM

What a great idea — and love the prizes!

Trying to follow you on Google Friend Connect but clicking on “Follow The Girl” leads me to an image website. Not sure if this is just a temporary glitch? Perhaps you can email me an invite?


The Girl Next Door Grows Up November 7, 2010 at 2:48 PM

The google friend connect followers widget should be under the “follow the girl”. Sometimes it gets wonky. You can try to refresh the page and it might work.


Shannon November 7, 2010 at 5:38 PM

What fun! Just tweeted, and am already a follower! Thanks for the wonderful reading:)


The Girl Next Door Grows Up November 9, 2010 at 5:25 PM

You are VERY welcome!


Janene November 7, 2010 at 7:16 PM

I think I’m already following you on Google Friend Connect because you are on my FeedSquares – but there must be something going on because I can’t see the little “follow me” thing on your blog. I’ll check back later to make sure – I did tweet, though! (JKrajci)


brian November 7, 2010 at 9:59 PM

first time entering…and i follow now…will do some reading off the list tomorrow…thanks for the opportunity…


The Girl Next Door Grows Up November 9, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Thank you for entering. I hope you are enjoying the reading!


The Drama Mama November 7, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Of course I follow you. My problem is that I don’t know which post is my best. Ha.


Mindy November 8, 2010 at 7:25 AM

Thanks to you – and your sponsors – for offering this again! I think there are posts that I love more than the one I posted, but it received a greater response, so I’m going to try entering with this one! Off to tweet right now!


Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds November 8, 2010 at 8:03 AM

I’ve chosen a post! Enjoy!


Renee November 8, 2010 at 9:33 AM

I’ve followed and submitted an entry. First time I’ve done anything like this. It took great bravery.


Jen November 8, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I think this is so awesome Chica! I follow your awesome blog ;)


Maria November 8, 2010 at 11:40 AM
Sam November 8, 2010 at 1:47 PM

So excited for this contest! I am just getting back in to writing and it is so fun to read everyone’s favorite posts!


The Girl Next Door Grows Up November 9, 2010 at 5:27 PM

I feel the same way. There are a lot of awesome blogs on the list!


Stacy November 8, 2010 at 1:49 PM

I now follow you via GFC and I tweeted the contest!


Arizona Mom November 8, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Thanks for the contest. I have never entered my blog before like this, which should be obvious because it is listed three times in a row. I had trouble with it and the link did not work. My entry is Six Buckets of Tears. Please ignore or delete the first two, as the link did not work. Finally figured it out by the third time. So sorry.


Yuliya November 8, 2010 at 3:59 PM

Seems I screwed up the linky royally, please forgive me.
I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed and will keep trying to do GFC, it’s misbehaving…off to tweet!


Sarah November 8, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Hopefully 77 is my lucky number! I follow and I tweeted this (@yes_teacher). Thanks for such a fun contest — can’t wait to read the other entries :)


Jenn November 8, 2010 at 8:43 PM

I follow…I chose and linked up…but I don’t tweet.



candace November 8, 2010 at 10:07 PM

followed, uploaded, & tweeted!


The Mayor! November 9, 2010 at 1:13 AM

Following & tweeted! Thnx to the Empress for steering me your way on the whole “I’m HUGE In Canada” post awhile ago…sadly, I’m huge in Saudi Arabia, despite being Canadian! And thnx to you for hosting such a fab contest! :-))


The Girl Next Door Grows Up November 9, 2010 at 5:27 PM

You are welcome, Mayor!


Anne Patrone November 9, 2010 at 8:04 AM

What a fabulous contest. I’m following and have linked up. No tweeting, though (at least not yet!)


The Girl Next Door Grows Up November 9, 2010 at 5:28 PM

I am not good at tweeting. I always forget.


Andrea November 9, 2010 at 9:52 AM

Thanks again for this. I love the chance to read everyone’s great posts.

I folow via email and just tweeted about that contest. I also have the button on my blog just because I think everyone should read and participate.


Andrea November 9, 2010 at 9:54 AM

Oh and I went way back in my blog for the post I entered. I wrote it long before I even knew about any sort of blogging community and I’m not sure anyone ever actually saw it.


Maggie Ewles November 9, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Excellent contest!
I have tweeted this and am google following you too!

I really like this idea and have my eyes, legs and knees crossed but not my fingers as that would make the whole typing thing difficult!



The Girl Next Door Grows Up November 9, 2010 at 5:24 PM

Ha!! Thank you!!! I look forward to reading your entry:-)


BalancingMama (Julie) November 9, 2010 at 3:57 PM

Hi! New here – pointed this way via a Tweet. Can’t wait to read more of these great entires!
- Julie from 3MomsIn1.com


The Girl Next Door Grows Up November 9, 2010 at 5:22 PM

There are a ton of them so have fun reading!!!


Aleksandra November 9, 2010 at 8:04 PM

How fun! Thanks for letting me know about it :) I’m not a very funny writer, nor do I write often but when I do, I love writing about my daughter. Thanks for the linky – I added myself! I’m going to go tweet now!!


Carla November 9, 2010 at 8:34 PM


This is such a fun idea! I’m so excited to be following you now–I first saw you on MBC! I’m loving reading the blogs that have entered–thanks for hosting this!



Melissa (Confessions of a Dr.Mom_ November 9, 2010 at 11:10 PM

I’m sorry, I had to re-enter my entry b/c the first time I only linked to my home page instead of the post I am entering. Is there a way to remove my first entry? Again, sorry.


Sweet European Dreams November 10, 2010 at 8:22 PM

I’m such a dork…I had no idea that I entered the same blog this week that I entered back in October. oops…


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