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WordHugger Contest

Written by Erz on Saturday, October 06, 2007

WordHugger is a micro-investment website which allows people to micro invest in words. You just pay a mere $60 for the use of a keyword page for 10 years. You have the freedom to do almost anything with the webpage such as displaying recent topics, keeping updated information, selling a related product, sending visitors to their existing website, or just by making money through advertisements, links, banners etc displayed on the webpage. You can also contact support if you run into any problems. There’s even a money back guarantee that you’ll make a profit on your investment. What’s also great about the website is that besides helping the developer, Collin, to pay for his college loans, 50% of each sale will be loaned to Kiva. Kiva is a non-profit organization which sends out micro loans to entrepreneurs in different developing countries worldwide. The loans will help thousands of business entrepreneurs receive the micro loan they desperately need to expand their business and become financially independent.

WordHugger is currently running a site review contest where you get a chance to win a $100 cash prize when they sell their 100th word. It will be a random drawing to determine which of the entrants wins the $100 cash prize (no purchase necessary). As what I’ve done, all you need to do is to write briefly what the site does, mentioning that they donate 50% of their profits to Kiva. You must also mention the contest they are running and comment on how great the site is. The post should be at least 200 words. They also have 2 other great contests so do check out their site!

SimplyMoroccan’s Competition

Written by Erz on Saturday, October 06, 2007

SimplyMoroccan is having her first competition which requires entrants to write a text that contains the following words: Babbôr, qrzâz, farâsha, wîlî, and khnôna. It is sponsored by SpeakMoroccan and has 3 great prizes of $50 cash to the winning entries. Contest ends midnight of 12th October so hurry if you want to submit an entry! I thought I’d take up the challenge of a foreign-language competition. Pardon my amateurish entry:

The Story of the Mysterious

Once upon a time, there lived a rich old woman who lived in a fancy mansion on the outskirts of the city. Describing the mansion as luxurious would be an understatement. It overlooked the sea and offered a stunning view of the wide expanse of water, with the faint sound of a babbôr cruising past every now and then. The woman was a mean and grumpy person, a result of years of money-grabbing and back-stabbing in the business world. Her wicked temper and detestable character also made her a loner. A shrewd businesswoman in her younger days, she was extremely qrzâz and had never donated a single cent to charity in her life. One morning, she was pruning the trees in her garden when a farâsha landed on her nose. “Ah-choo!” she sneezed. Rubbing the khnôna from her nose, she muttered, “Wîlî wîlî, where did that irksome insect come from?” Even as she said it, a picture of a poor beggar reaching out for her hand flashed across her mind. She dismissed the sudden thought and continued what she was doing. However, every morning when she came out into the garden, the same farâsha would land on her nose and make her sneeze and she would have the same flashback. Despite trying all means to get rid of it, it would return every morning to pester her without fail. The exasperated old lady even tried on a Phantom of the Opera mask to no effect. She was fortunate that there was no audience to the spectacle or she might have ended up in the local asylum. Finally, she decided to donate some money to the nearby charity. From then on, the mysterious farâsha never returned. Enlightened, the old lady never failed to donate regularly to the poor from then on...

Win A Set Of Noise Isolating Headphones From FiddyP

Written by Erz on Saturday, October 06, 2007

This seems more and more like a contest blog. But hey, paradise means sharing and giving and contests seem to fit the billing. Anyway, FiddyP is generously giving away some awesome Vmoda Vibe headphones which are great at keeping out external noise.

He has also made 3 fabulous wordpress plugins which should prove very useful: The CommentLuv Plugin will visit the feed of the comment author and attempt to scrape the last post the author made and display it under his or her comment. The Stumbleupon Widget will show you the latest 10 stumblers who have given you the thumbs up. The Hello Stumbler Plugin will show a “Thanks for Stumbling” note on top of the post that has been stumbled.

To win the headphones, all you need to do is to post about the contest by FiddyP on your own blog and link to him, mentioning something about the wordpress plugins and then emailing him to inform him of your participation. Contest ends 10th October. So what are you waiting for?


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