Win a Free Ticket to Social Media Success Summit 2009

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Now that I have your attention, allow me to tell you a little bit about myself and why I blog. Then I promise I’ll get to the contest.

I’m Charles Bohannan and I live and raise my family in Hawaii. You may think it’s round-the-clock surfing and mai tais here, but it’s not (too bad, I know).

Paradise comes with a price. In other words, it’s very hard to thrive in Hawaii–pretty much anywhere these days–on an average income in an average job as an average employee. I tried to be average for years and never really got that far.

My challenge and quest to be someone remarkable led me to start this blog in October 2008. My intention here at Wordful is to share with you my best ideas on writing, blogging, creativity and life. And how to make money online–haha just kidding 😉

Really, though–I’ve got a lot of helpful and meaningful content to share that I know you’ll truly appreciate. Stick around and I promise I won’t let you down.

So click here to subscribe to my RSS feed, grab yourself a cold mai tai and let’s get to know each other! (And if you’re in Hawaii, call me up and we’ll go surf!)

Now, the contest.

Today I was awarded the Grand Prize for a blog post entry I wrote about why I want to attend the Social Media Success Summit 2009.  The contest was held by respected blogger Chris Garrett (thanks Chris!), and one of the prizes was two tickets to the Summit (which I hear is nearly sold out).

I’m using one ticket for myself and giving away the other one right here.

How to Win

Simply answer these 3 questions to the best of your abilities:

  1. What’s your single greatest challenge with blogging?
  2. How will the Social Media Success Summit help you overcome this challenge?
  3. How do you envision your success online?

To win, write a blog post on your blog that answers these questions. You will need to leave a comment here with a link back to your blog post or a trackback on this blog post so I can read your entry.

The deadline is Monday, May 25th at 6:00pm PST. I will announce the winner on May 26 at 12pm (noon) PST. The Summit starts at 5pm PST that same day (May 26).

A few important guidelines:

  • Keep it short, simple and specific, and no more than 500 words.
  • Put your heart into it, please.
  • Have fun and be yourself.

Good luck and happy blogging!

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17 Replies

  1. Charles Reply

    Thanks Dan for your entry. Do you mind please posting this on your blog as your own post and then either linking it in the comments here or sending a trackback from your post?

    Thanks. I want to make sure you follow the rules so your entry counts. It’s probably best you don’t leave your entry here as a comment.


  2. Beth Rosen Reply

    Charles just won two tickets to The Social Media Success Summit and he has so generously offered to help another blogger attend. Brilliant marketing move for Charles for driving traffic to his blog, getting folks to subscribe, follow him on twitter, all while offering real value. Seems like he is well on his way to be a Social Media Success. To win his extra ticket Charles has asked a few simple things..write a post..…keep it short, be specific, put your heart into it, and no more than 500 words read mine here…

  3. Charles Reply

    Hello commenters and Wordful readers — I’ve been away from my desk but want you all to know I’ve been tracking your comments and trackbacks and am counting your entries.

    Thanks for visiting and commenting!



  4. Tanner Christensen Reply

    Just want to say thank you Charles, this is a great opportunity that you’re sharing with us all!

    And to everyone else who entered: good luck!

  5. Hollie Reply

    One hr to go! till the winner is decided and I am sure Charles you are mulling over the entries as I type, good luck with the choice. Good luck to everyone.

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