Count your feed subscribers for blog contests

August 10, 2010 | No Comments Yet

Let’s not ask why subscribing to one’s blog is a common criterion for all the blog contests out there; let’s be thankful Thaya Kareeson over at Weblog Tools Collection has written a helpful tutorial for keeping track of new subscribers to your RSS feed.

The technique involves adding a special contest code that appears only in the feed, which subscribers can use to indicate they are indeed subscribed:

A known solution to this problem is to include a special contest code into your RSS feed and not have this code visible on your website. That way each contestant will be forced to grab the code from your feed and submit the code via comments to verify that they have subscribed to the RSS feed.

Even if you’re uncomfortable with editing PHP, all you have to do is copy the code given in the article and you should be good to go. All in all, this is a smart technique that should help you out for your next blog contest!

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Blogging Idol

July 2, 2008 | 1 Comment

Blogging Idol

How about an intensive “reality” contest to find out who will be the next Blogging Idol?

Show time! All the competitors have until the July 31 (midnight) to prove their blogging skills and to improve their RSS subscriber base.

This contest, hosted by Daily Blog Tips, has begun! To participate, you must prove that you are more than capable of improving your feed subscriber count as a measure of your popularity as a blogger.

The Blog Idol winner will take home $3000 in prizes, so join now!

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