In a recent challenge , Ken McGuire crushed all opposition by reaching 100 subscribers on Feedburner before anybody else could roll out a shameless self publicity campaign.
So , to give everybody a chance, we’re going for another round. You can join in at any point (leave a comment below to get included).
The rules are simple : The person who gets the biggest % increase in FeedBurner subscribers (that’s the number on the top right of the blog) between now and the Irish Blog Awards wins. Prize is a pint. And yes, all is fair in Love, War and trying to up your Blog numbers.
To subscribe to this blog (we really can’t afford to lose twice in a row, the price of drink in Dublin being so high), click on the Orange XML icon on the top right of this page. If you’re not automatically asked to subscribe , you may want to sign up to a service such as Bloglines. Subscribing means that you’ll automatically be updated on who is in the lead.
Due to popular demand (and the fact Damien will have 17 Squintillion subscribers before next Tuesday) we’ll probably have a round 3 after this one. If you want in , leave a comment. Remember, it’s all about the percent increase, so it’s an advantage to start small.
And the Contenders are …
|Ken McGuire Creative Imaginations||103|
|Conor O’Neill- Louder Voice
|Aidan Finn AidanF.net||84|
|James Corbett – Eirepreneur||480|
|Robin Blandford – ByteSurgery||42|
|Tom Raftery – IT views||751|
|Paul Browne – Technology in Plain English||96|
|Richard Hearne – Red Cardinal||85|
|Thomas Holmes – YClickIt||113|
|Eoghan McCage – Naive by Design||35|
|Damien Mulley – Blog AwardsHonorary Lifetime Member –
1200% increase in first 24 hours
|Damian O’Broin- Ask Direct||23|
Older News1):The most Recent entrant is Richard Hearne of Red Cardinal. With the SEO Ninja tricks this man has up his sleeve, he’s going to be a fairly strong contender.2): Mon Dieu! Thomas Holmes has entered. Almost certain to use a 2 language blogging strategy to take the title, how will the other competitors react?3): Eoghan is in. Damien and Damian may be in. Are there going to be any other last minute entries?
4) In a shock last minute move:
Damien Mulley forgoes his 400+ base and opts to start again with the Irish Blog Awards feed (6 readers). Rumour has it that we may as well buy the man a pint now, while the rest of us scrap it out for second place (prize – diet coke with ice). We did say almost anything was fair game … 🙂
5) In another shock first day wipeout: Damien Mulley has increased his total by 1200% using a little known site called the Irish Blog Awards. I’ll check the small change down the back of the sofa , buy Damien the pint, and the rest of us mere mortals can continue on to see who gets pint number 3.