Oh--I guess that's not how it's supposed to work. But everybody did have a winning entry and I'm a winner for having so many wonderful blog friends. There were so many entertaining entries that it was tough to come up with just two. So many approaches. So much variety. So much fun. I had a great time with the CheersFest and I hope you all did as well.
I'd like to start right off by thanking the co-hosts who not only submitted their own fantastic entries, but also went to great lengths in promoting the Fest. Thank you Mark Koopmans, Morgan Shamy, David Powers King, Stephen Tremp and The Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. Especially Mark who thought up this event which looks destined to become an annual blogger roast.
I won't name any honorable mentions. There are many, but I need to keep this post short. If you didn't see all the roast posts I encourage you to go to the list and check them out. I agonized long over which ones to pick and kept narrowing it down to the final choices. So without any more chatter from me, here are the winners:
The winner of the Arlee Bird Showbiz History package is Carrie Anne Brownian at Welcome to My Magick Theatre. Her free verse about me was creative and thought-provoking. I appreciated the answers to the questions and the dry but accurate description of the photo. And she picked an actual juggler to play me in a documentary--albeit an ugly one, but a truly great and funny one.
The winner of the graphic design by Jeremy Hawkins is Sydney Aaliyah Michelle. She had interesting answers and story. Her photo caption encapsulated a jugglers dream--at least at a photo shoot.
And I assure you that my A to Z aversion treatment will be continuing in April of 2014. Be watching for announcements.
Winners please contact me at jacksonlee51 (at) aol (dot) com and I will make arrangements for your prizes to get to you.
And please don't anyone have me be the sole judge to pick a contest winner again. That was tough and I hated to leave anyone off. Seriously I love you all and think you are all winners.
Now a Very Special Event Announcement!
Do you ever wonder why some books become bestsellers while others can barely be given away? Why some businesses succeed and others fail?
How does a blog post or a YouTube video manage to go viral? What does it take to reach celebrity status? Why does a person who is less intelligent than you are become the teacher's favorite and make better grades with less work?
Is it a matter of luck or is there some magic formula for success?
Would you like to know what works and what doesn't?
Well, now maybe we can latch on to some of the secrets and tricks that make success happen or what we might want to avoid. We want you to tell us your stories of success (or not so successful) as we present the blogging event that will help us learn.
The first ever "Online Marketing Symposium!"
A blogfest with information you can use.
The event happens on Monday January 20, 2014.
On event day you tell us about a marketing idea that you've used and what worked or didn't work. Your post could describe a campaign that succeeded in a big or small way or one that failed drastically. Tell us about a business campaign, an organizational event, a fundraiser – anything where a bit of promotion was necessary!
The What Works.. Marketing Symposium is not limited to authors but also to anyone in a business that has a promotional aspect – online or otherwise!
Posts can be informational, statistical, a personal experience account, or a funny marketing story. Experience gained from a promotional effort in one area can have applications in other efforts in which we are involved so anything goes as long as promotion or marketing methodology has been involved.
The ultimate goal is to learn.
Remember – no book – no problem. Marketing and promotion principles apply to your blog, your business, any dream, or project, because we all want to win people over.
This information exchange is more than just a "blogfest"!
It's an online forum where ideas are shared and success for all is the goal.
Does the thought of marketing and promotion scare you or turn you cold? Fear no more—let's learn together.
It's possible the blogging community can help you make that next project a viral success orthat next book a best seller!
Join our first ever Online Marketing Symposium
My co-hosts are Jeremy Hawkins,
Sign up for What Works...Online Marketing Symposium below:
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