Don’t hate me, I know it’s only just November, but I do love the Festive Season!
Most bloggers run regular giveaways but considering my niche market I don’t get freebies from companies I didn’t think that one through did I… Anyway, I’m in it for the love not the money!
In celebration of a great year on my blog including being a Finalist in the Irish Blog Awards, reaching 10,000 views and discovering my Twtrland ranking in the Top 10 Local PR Influencers, I’m doing my first Christmas Giveaway.
I get asked a lot by people in this industry, and others, about the benefits of blogging and how it has helped me in my career. I’ve blogged about what I’ve gained from this experience before and I can’t recommend it enough for improving your profile, creating an online portfolio of your writing and meeting lots of people locally in your field.
So for all those thinking of starting to blog, I have a brand new copy of a great book called Blog Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community by Joy Deangdeelert Cho (worth £10.99).
Joy Cho is an award-winning blogger herself over at Oh Joy! In her book she offers expert advice on starting and growing a blog, from design and finance to overcoming blogger’s block, attracting readers, and more. As a start-up book it’s really good, the information is in bite-size chunks and thanks to Joy’s graphic design skills, every page is pretty and laid out in an easy-to-read way.
Whether it’s a holiday read for yourself or a stocking filler for a friend, you can win the book by simply tweeting about me or my blog and including my Twitter handle @aCupOfLee and hashtag #PRblog
Say whatever you want to your followers. You can be nice or naughty, I don’t mind, as long as you spread the word and at least I’m not making you overtly look like you’re trying to win free shiz! I will pick the winner in two week’s time…
Just remember: Santa’s Watching!