I'd like to start by thanking everyone who participated in the first Riff-On Blog Riffing contest, and everyone who helped spread the word. When you ask for a favor, you find out who your friends are.

Participation was light this time around...which means that if you didn't enter because you were afraid you wouldn't win...you should have listened when I said this was a great opportunity to take home the prize! We'll keep the contests rolling (the next one will start next Monday), so get yourself ready to enter next time.

The winner, the first person to earn the right to display the contest badge on their blog, and the person who's taking home a free copy of SEO Content Factory is...

(drum roll please!)

Michael Hawkins, for his post, How many of these do internet marketers apply?

Michael, here's how to claim your prize:

  1. If you don't already have one, create a free account at Gecko Tribe Customer Privileges.
  2. Contact me through my help desk to let me know the email address you used to create the account.
  3. I'll then add SEO Content Factory to your download page, and give you the HTML code for putting the winner's badge on your blog post.

High-Impact Blog Riffing

While reading through some of the entries for the contest, there were a few things that jumped out at me that I thought would be good to share to help everyone improve their Blog Riffs. I considered posting them in the blog, but I was afraid they'd be read by a few people and then disappear into the archives, never to be seen again.

Reader Comment:
I won the riff-on contest | What is a blog riff said:
[...] I have signed up for Antone’s course on high impact blog riffing, so I hope to get better with this method in the future. It is certainly something that I will [...]
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So instead, I created a short email course called "High-Impact Blog Riffing". Use the form above or below this post, or on just about any page on BlogRiffers.com, to subscribe to the course. If you sign up quick, you'll have received my first two big tips by the time the next contest rolls around, increasing your odds of winning the next prize.

...which, by the way, won't be SEO Content Factory. I'm thinking the next one will be related to affiliate marketing. Stay tuned (and subscribe to the mailing list) for details.