7 Signs that You’ve Got What it Takes to Enter the Surviving the Blog Contest

Anybody can start a blog.  Really – anyone can purchase webhosting and install WordPress.  But not everyone will be a successful blogger.

People have so many misconceptions about what it means to blog.  It takes a special and dedicated person to turn a blog into a hardcore networking tool that could grow to deliver potential clients and income opportunities directly to you.  A successful blog is that powerful.

One of the goals of the Surviving the Blog Reality Contest is to bring that power to its contestants.  At the end of this contest, the winning blogger will be left with a blog that has been built on a solid foundation that, if maintained, could bring even greater rewards.

Imagine taking ownership of a blog that already has a steady stream of traffic, an audience, and income-earning potential.  Imagine owning a blog that is associated with this exciting one of a kind contest!  You really could build the blog of your dreams!

It doesn’t matter if you’re new to blogging or if you’ve been blogging for years.  Bloggers of all levels will be considered.  The real question is:  Do you have what it takes to make it to the end and claim your prizes?

Here’s 7 Signs that you may have what it takes to enter this contest:

1.  You don’t let fear hold you back – you may be nervous or anxious about the process, but you put fear aside because your fear of regret in the long run is greater than your fear of failure.

2.  You keep trying and you don’t quit – you may have to scale back on extra-curricular activities, but you don’t let distractions overwhelm you and cause you to quit.  You know how to catch your breath and then dive back into the game, full force.

3.  You’re consistent – you realize that a good reputation is built with consistent efforts, not spur of the moment impulse actions.  You work at succeeding every day, not sporadically, or when you get a free moment.

4.  You’re organized – you know the importance of planning ahead and creating structure.  You understand the value of every moment and know how to block your time so that it’s used most effectively.

You’re the kind of person who could capitalize on 10 minutes spent waiting in line – you’re the one jotting down ideas and scheduling tasks in your planner.

5.  You’re committed – Blogging is not just a fling to you, but you see it as an opportunity to connect and build beneficial relationships that just aren’t possible offline.  You’re able to put your plans into action even when you don’t exactly feel like it.

6.  You’re able to collaborate and work peacefully with others to brainstorm and build something amazing.  Working with a team makes blogging so much more enjoyable and increases your chances of success.  A blogger who learns that working with and helping others is the strongest marketing tool is the one who builds credibility, strengthens authority and influence – the backbone of a successful blog.

7.  You’ve been waiting for an opportunity to reach your full potential.  You’ve been waiting for a chance to get into the spotlight and demonstrate your talents.  Maybe you already have a blog, but it’s not going the way you’d hope – you see this contest as a chance to position yourself as an authority.

So what about you – do you have what it takes?  In my opinion, anyone who possesses these qualities is fully capable of entering this contest and has a good chance of getting selected and making it to the end.  With over $600 in cash, plus other prizes, it’s definitely worth entering, right?  Check out the guidelines for entry details.  Act fast, the deadline is quickly approaching in in 11 days!

About Linda Hewett

Linda is a writer, blogger and confidence coach.
Her blog is Positive Spin – Helping You Face Life Full On without Fear – And Feel Great About It!

In her blog, Linda looks for the ‘positive spin’ in our daily lives and encourages you to look for the ‘small stuff’ that’s easy to miss, or even dismiss.She believes that confidence comes in many disguises. All you have to do is…look.
You can follow her on Twitter @LindaMHewett


  1. I must admit I’m starting to get excited about the contest and I’m hoping everything is working out well for you. I know it can be hard to find dedicated bloggers to join at times. I look forward to contributing on my end and personally I think this contests is going to be so much fun to follow. I wish the best of luck to everyone who is joining and can’t wait until the contest gets started.

  2. What an interesting giveaway! I will have to follow along and see how this turns out.

  3. Sylviane Nuccio says:

    It’s definitely worth entering this contest and just have fun!

  4. sounds like a challenge worth fighting for :)

  5. This sounds like a challenge more than a contest. And a needful challenge to make, as all your points here may be a wake-up call to what is needed to succeed in this jungle we find ourselves in.

  6. I would love to get into this contest!!!

  7. I really hope people will enter this contest, I wish I could cause it is going to be a fun one.

  8. It seriously sounds like a challenge or some sort of a competition but foremost it’s an exciting contest

  9. Hi Kiesha,

    You nailed everything on this post :) It’s all about mindset and consistence. I doubt that you won’t make it to the top when you have all this signs to back you up. It would be a very good experience to learn and grow together with your blog. Thanks!

  10. The contest is certainly going to create big waves in the blogosphere. The thing I like most about it is, it is a reality contest, the contestants get a great chance to “practice” the ins and outs of blogging and the associated challenges. This is a wonderful chance not to be missed by newbie bloggers – they can see for real what’s involved in blogging ;)

  11. Busy with my projects but will try to join this contest.

  12. Kiesha, I think the hardest thing for some people is getting to “can.” I remember when I thought I could never write on the web. Then came a ready-made blogging community that allowed me to focus on writing.

    Surviving the Blog is more than just a contest. If it gets just one person to “can”, you will have made a huge change in someone’s life.

    And we all know this is going to get more than one person started :)



  13. Its challenging. but time crisis here too.

  14. I think NO.3 is the most important.You can’t be success without consistent efforts.No pain No gain.These tips are great,thanks for sharing

  15. Simply writing articles for blog is a simple task. But its really difficult job for me to maintain it. i congrats all the contestants who join. And eagerly waiting for oct 10th.

  16. Hey Kiesha, if I won $1,000 blogging my wife would give me a total hall pass to keep doing this. I’m not sure I know the full premise of the contest however; I mean I’m consistent and dedicated to the point I maintain my blog but this contest sounds like there might be some heavy lifting involved. Yikes, I think my back hurts.

    Is @Hajraks signing up for this?

    • Kiesha Easley says:

      Hi Bill,
      $1000 would be awesome wouldn’t it! I won $500 in a guest posting contest, and ever since my hubby fully supports contests and everything else that I do now.

      As far heavy goes – it will start out with 5 members who will divide the tasks – at least in the beginning until members start getting voted off, all of the responsibility will not be on one person. You can probably estimate about 1-2 blog posts per week (may be more depending on the challenge). I’m thinking that comes up to maybe an hour (give or take) per day that should be devoted to this contest.

      I think you should go for it – at least enter – you never know what may happy.

  17. Harleena Singh says:

    Am really looking forward to the contest, and hoping that all goes well as well! Wishing everyone all the very best!

  18. Great points. will participate for sure..

  19. Hey Keisha, good article on the signs. Is this the WeBlogBetter Code?
    Seven signs – and they’re all about attitude and action. You’re damn right that life starts with these things. I encourage anyone reading and wondering about it to just jump in.
    The value you’ll get from participation – even if you last only one week – will be huge. I’d like to echo Jane’s comment – “It’s a wonderful chance – not to be missed . . .” You can’t buy association, generally; you gotta earn it. Too busy? Well don’t tell anyone. What if you weren’t? Pretend you aren’t.

  20. Holly Jahangiri says:

    #7 – you sound like a Marine recruiter, there, Kiesha. ;)

  21. Holly Jahangiri says:

    I’m in.

    You wouldn’t let me be Simon Cowell, so I had to throw my hat in the ring.

  22. Maybe first or on top 3 must be the quality blog,if your blog dont have quality content will be difficult to grow up and make it profitable.


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