Personal Finance Group Writing Project: Education and Wealth

Posted in Contests • August 17, 2010

PF writing projectWhat better time is there than now to participate in Go Banking Rates‘ current writing project — and earn your place as Readers’ Choice winner of Favorite PF Blog Writer!

The Topic

Education and Wealth

The assignment is to be as creative with your writing as you wish. This theme should be relatable for most personal finance writers and bloggers — considering your personal finance goals and principles, what are your thoughts on education and wealth?

Tap into your imagination — create a story or ideal scenario or paint a picture of your future or past (real or not), what you would have changed about your path relating to the two, how it relates to your children, or so on. Use lists, poems, photos, videos, hand drawn pictures, whatever! Be creative and explore this topic in whichever way you like. Your readers will respond to a more interesting, creative post.

Why You Should Participate

The writing project is a great way to create camaraderie, share insights, and gain new readers in the PF blogosphere, not to mention make new friends and expose your blog. It’s also an opportunity for you to dig deep into your creative mind, all the while adding great content to your existing portfolio.

You never know who might find your blog for the first time, promote an article of yours, or best of all, join in your blog comments and conversations.

And don’t forget that once you join the writing project, help promote the articles of those you really like. The value of the project really comes from the community helping each other.

When You’re Ready to Participate

1. Write your Education and Wealth post and publish it on your blog site

  • Be creative while staying within the main topic
  • Create an awesome title to stand out from the crowd
  • Help promote the writing project by encouraging others to participate in your post. It’s not required to link to this page, but it would help promote the project in the community

2. Tell us about your post
Make sure to let us know about your post. Once you’ve published it, use the submit form below to enter your name, email address and post URL. Your article title and URL will be listed on a separate page so make sure you create a great title!

End-date: Make sure to submit your entry before 11:59pm PST, September 7.

3. Look for your link on our site
After you’ve submitted your post, your post link and title will be included in our list of participating blogs. We’ll be adding to this list daily, so if you don’t see your post in the list, let us know by email.

4. Connect with the PF community
As we add to the article list, visit the new posts and keep the conversations going with comments. Connect with the bloggers you really like by letting them know. This is where the fun really starts.

5. Promote the articles
If you really love an article, submit it to Tipd.com, Stumble Upon, Reddit, PFBuzz, and other social media sites for others to vote on. Send out a Tweet or share it on Facebook — your followers and friends will appreciate reading articles you enjoy. Or write a round-up post of your favorite entries to help give others exposure.

This is where we can all help each other out! And where you can gain a lot of added exposure by reaching out to the community.

6. Vote for your favorite!
Visit the voting page to see the list of blogs. Votes are cast by commenting — vote for up to 3 of your favorite entries in one comment and tell us why you like their post. The winner will get a custom creative badge as Readers’ Choice favorite!

Special Thanks: A special thank you shout-out goes to Len Penzo for inspiring this great project! We’d also like to thank Problogger Darren Rowse for showing hosts how to successfully conduct a writing project.

Submissions have been closed for this project.

Disclaimer: No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win, nor will a purchase improve one’s chances of winning. By entering this contest you authorize us to re-publish portions of your content as we choose; no submissions will be published on GoBankingRates.com in full. Submissions must be published after 8/17/10. We reserve the right to decline any submissions from promotion.

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We would love to hear your comments and feedback

  • Ali Landow

    I love #29. Very timely

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