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BLOGGER CHALLENGE: A Week of Words

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I am issuing a new “Blog Challenge” and sincerely hope everyone participates.

TIMELINE OF CHALLENGE: 

  • Starts – Monday September 9th
  • Ends – Sunday September 15th, 2013 12 am PST

*This is a full week-long challenge beginning next week.

Here’s How It Works…

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RULES:

  • Each daily post must be created specific to this challenge (no re-posts)
  • Each daily post must be original to you and not plagiarized (I run everything through copyscape)
  • Each post must include a link back to this post for verification to qualify
  • Each post needs to be date/time stamped for each specific day of the challenge (PST) and the challenge must be completed by midnight (PST) Sunday September 15, 2013.
  • You must complete a minimum of 5 of the 7 day’s posts
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The Winners:

  • Semi-final winners will be judged on participation, creativity, timeliness and content
  • Semi-finalists will be announced on Monday September 16, 2013 here on Cheri Speak
  • A poll with a list of the finalists will be created and the winner(s) will be put to a vote
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced Monday September 23, 2013

NOTE: If you are a semi-finalist, you will need to create a new post with a description of the contest and links to all 5-7 of your entries. This will be the post I will link to for voting.

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The Prizes:

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  • 1st – A “guest post” by You on MY high traffic blog — in the month of October; to include an intro by myself and a linkback/pingback to your site

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  • 2nd – A “guest post” by ME and YOUR blog in the month of October

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  • 3rd – A customized “Meme” specific to you and your blog (or your topic of choice) created by me

Post according to the daily prompts/guidelines below…

MANIC MONDAY

Tell us about “one of those days”, where — from the minute you got up in the morning until the time you went to bed at night, everything that could go wrong, did.

Tell us in song-form, creating a parody to the song “Manic Monday“.

It didn’t have to happen on a Monday, but you need to post your story on Monday September 9, 2013 by midnight — and tag this post appropriately, in order to qualify.

TWO-FER TUESDAY

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Tell us about the most amazing bargain or deal you have ever gotten. Did you have a killer coupon? Did you “Buy One Get One Free” (BOGO) or get it free altogether? Did you steal it or maybe inherent it? What is it?

Tell us all about it by creating an “ad” for it. This can be a written print ad or an image ad or both.

It didn’t have to happen on a Tuesday, but you need to post your story on Tuesday September 10, 2013 by midnight — and tag this post appropriately, in order to qualify.

WHINY WEDNESDAY

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If you have ever complained that no one was listening, today won’t be that day. In fact, we are all listening, so bring it on!

Tell us about your single most biggest bitch? What really ticks you off and why? Tell us all about it and include a Meme to nail your point home.

It didn’t have to happen on a Wednesday, but you need to post your story on Wednesday September 11, 2013 by midnight — and tag this post appropriately, in order to qualify.

THIRSTY THURSDAY

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We are all thirsty to know more about something. What peeks your interest and makes you turn a page, click a link, Google a word or just plain want to learn?

Write it as you would an essay with a title and subheadings. Be sure to add “authority” links so we know what you are talking about.

It didn’t have to happen on a Thursday, but you need to post your story on Thursday September 12, 2013 by midnight — and tag this post appropriately, in order to qualify.

FREAKY FRIDAY

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We all have a “ghost”, “UFO” or other freaky happening to tell people about. What is yours? Did something go bump in the night? Were you jinxed?

Tell us in the form of a campfire ghost story.

It didn’t have to happen on a Friday, but you need to post your story on Friday September 13, 2013 by midnight — and tag this post appropriately, in order to qualify.

SUCCESSFUL SATURDAY

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Has lady luck been on your side? Did you build a business out of thin air? Have you received an award you are proud of?

We all have a measure of “success” under our belts. What’s yours? Toot your own horn and tell us in the form of a Press Release.

It didn’t have to happen on a Saturday, but you need to post your story on Saturday September 14, 2013 by midnight — and tag this post appropriately, in order to qualify.

SETTLE-IN SUNDAY

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For most, Sundays are family days or days to just plain relax. Tell us what your favorite Sunday activity is, but tell us in recipe-form, i.e.one cup of ______, a teaspoon of ______, and so on…

If you are going to participate, please fill out the following form for my records…

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MONDAY

Day in the life, a Manic Monday Post

Another Manic Monday

TUESDAY

Lifetime Guarantee, a Two-fer Tuesday post

WEDNESDAY

Undoing an injustice, a Whiny Wednesday post

Please Don’t Give Me Advice About My Daughter’s Hair

THURSDAY

Thirsty Thursday: Health Care

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Conquering mole hills, a Successful Saturday post

SUNDAY

Settle-In Sunday

24 comments on “BLOGGER CHALLENGE: A Week of Words

  1. Sally
    September 2, 2013

    What fantastic ideas – those prompts have really got me thinking.

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    • Cheri
      September 2, 2013

      yay!!! Thank you! I hope you participate 🙂

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  2. Miranda Stork
    September 2, 2013

    Thanks for including me in your ‘Related Articles’, Cheri! 😀 This sounds like a fab idea, I hope you get lots of entries.

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  3. motv8her
    September 2, 2013

    Great way for me to get back to blogging! Setting my calendar…

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  5. Cheri
    September 8, 2013

    Reblogged this on Cheri Speak and commented:

    Don’t forget, this starts tomorrow 🙂

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  7. taochild
    September 9, 2013

    Last minute entry here! I think this is a great idea and I personally seem to be lacking in creativity of late. Gonna give it a try … though I am not sure I am up to the challenge! Great idea! 🙂

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    • Cheri
      September 9, 2013

      You can do it!!! 🙂

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      • taochild
        September 9, 2013

        The first one is already a challenge haha. But I will sure try! 🙂

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  9. Thoroughly Modern Mommy
    September 9, 2013

    Hey Cheri! I’m not sure if I “entered” or tagged correctly. Here’s the link to my Monday entry- let me know if there’s anything else I need to do! Also, is there a way for us to check out the other entries? http://thoroughlymodernmommy.com/2013/09/09/another-manic-monday/

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    • Cheri
      September 9, 2013

      So sooooo awesome!!! Yes, the entries thus far are at the end of the challenge list above. 🙂

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  13. Thoroughly Modern Mommy
    September 15, 2013

    Did you get my Wednesday and Thursday entries? I don’t see ’em up there. I think I tagged them correctly. Sunday post coming soon!

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