Monday, September 29, 2008
I really want to see the Blazers pan out (did you know they're running a live blog today?). I love Fernandez, Frye, Oden, Roy, the whole crew. They can definitely make the playoffs, but I'm not sure yet on how far they can really go. I want to see a lot out of Travis Outlaw this season. This is a guy who has the skill set to be a great player, he just needs to put in some work. I have faith that he did and will come into this season ready to improve.
With everyone starting training camp this week, the preseason is upon us. As far as I know the Knicks have already fallen on their faces and Kobe has accepted the MVP trophy already. On a serious note, I might be going to a preseason game! More on that as the date approaches.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
LeBron should advise the producer, he is a huge brand on his own. Maybe he can band together with his billionaire friends Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Here's another thought: how about a basketball film festival? Maybe there aren't enough basketball related films, but I'm sure we could find a couple we don't hear about on the national level.
Finally, let everyone see basketball films! Before summers end, I had to deal with not being able to see Gunnin For That #1 Spot; now this. Hollywood, respect the basketball fans of the world!
If you're keen on jumping on the bandwagon of hosting your own blog contest, here are some tips how to do so.
There are many contests where the host leaves you guessing or makes you really work for the details on how to enter it. The deadline to enter the contest is sometimes missing so you are not sure as to the date that the winner will be drawn.
Consider this as well when you are writing your contest post: How will the winner be announced or contacted? Will you require that the winner check back to see if he or she has won or will you be contacting him or her?
Having clear cut directions on how to enter as well as having a set and clear date as to when you will accept the last entry or the date you will draw a winner is vital for your readers and visitors too.
The success of your contest depends on getting the word out there. You can contact bloggers who are considered contest bloggers and ask them to post your contest on their blog. This will give your blog as well as your contest greater exposure.
I hope this helps when you post your next contest!
Get tips from the contest expert and be a winner. Check us out at Contest Whiz Dot Com.
With so many blog contests out there, have you wondered what a good blog contest is like?
Basically, a good blog contest doesn't necessarily have to possess all the attributes below, but the more of them it fulfils, the merrier. Of course, this is just a general guide and some deviations may be expected in certain circumstances.
- Easy to enter – This is pure common sense, I would say. If you came up with a contest with so many conditions that it would put off visitors, wouldn't it defeat your purpose in having a contest in the first place?
- Easy to win – Now this is a debatable attribute owing to the fact that a good contest usually attracts so many people to enter that the actual chances of winning and very slim. One way would be to move away from random drawings to quality drawings – meaning the best entries win. Of course, this should also entail that judging should be done by a qualified person.
- Fairness – This relates to the previous point as well but also for random drawings. This should be done openly and as fairly as possible with no biases inserted.
- Complete and understandable – Have you ever read a contest post and not know what it is talking about? It's fine to be creative but make sure the contest details are clear and understandable and that all the details are given, such as rules, deadlines, prizes, method of judging etc.
- Open to most if not all – This is a critical condition as many blog contests fail this test. The blogosphere today is an international arena, with many bloggers from diverse parts of the world. Yet, many bloggers are still having the "US only (or US and Canada only)" mentality when holding blog contests.