If you missed it, from last month we started a contest – Blogger of The Month, on rtBlogs Network named.
We are glad to see response you guys gave for this initiative. 26 authors published 49 posts on 3 blogs in our network in June 2009.
But as per rules of the contest, only one person could win the $100 cash prize. We are glad to announce that the winner is Himanshu Kalra who published 11 posts under the name TooYoungGeek. He is just 14 years old and that makes him youngest blogger in our network (correct me if I am wrong!).
You can check entire results and stats here.
So whats now! We received some questions from fellow blogger during the contest and I like to re-answer one of them publicly. Some bloggers thought this $100 reward initiative is replacement for our earlier revenue sharing program. Here is the clarification…
The $100 prize is to encourage new bloggers to take blogging seriously. A fellow blogger asked if we are trying to buy posts. The answer is NO. All posts published by guest bloggers anytime in our network will carry their AdSense ads and links forever.
So in the end, Himanshu will receive $100 reward form our network and will continue to get ad receive generated from his posts directly. All other participants who missed bonus prize will still make some bucks from ad on their posts!
We have changed our algorithm slightly this month. Let me tell you insider secrets! Post like “Top 10 Tools” or “Top 5 Sites” i.e. listing will carry more points. Of course original tutorial like this one published by Arjun last month will carry highest points. We also decided to reduce points given to news posts, as we have noticed no one is interested in news kinda stuff!
We will be also giving points to number of comments your posts attract so be responsive when someone submit a comment on your post. Earlier you answer to a use comment, more comments you often get.
One more thing we observed that neither quality nor quantity alone can help you win the contest!So bets of luck for July 2009 contest! 🙂