Contest? What Contest?? How to Find Monthly Contests.
Contests/Challenges are fun and typically we have at least one each month at ActiveRain. Years ago, I can remember when there were 2 contests going on in one month!
(Scroll down a bit if you want to cut to the chase and find out where to find them!)
There’s no rule that you have to enter or participate in a contest.
* Some members enter for points (btw...nothing wrong with that.)
*Some participate to support the person hosting the contest/challenge.
*Some participate because let’s face it...it’s not always easy to come up with a topic for a post. A contest provides one.
*Some enter simply because it’s fun.
And, even if you choose not to participate, the entry posts can be fun and educational to read.
One more thing...There IS a difference between a contest and a challenge. Contests mean there will be a winner(s) chosen usually for extra points. In challenges, everyone is a “winner.”
Oops...One more thing… Some contests/challenges are meant to get us to do what would be beneficial for us to do for our business...for example, writing long-tail search posts or local events posts.
Some get us to share a bit about us personally, which is good because it lets us learn more about each other.
Ok...how the heck do you find out if there is a current challenge/contest going on???
Look on the Feature page because they can be found there on the first day of the month.
If you see a thread in the post titles, you can almost count on there being a contest or challenge.
And finally, go to the CONTESTS section of ActiveRain.Scroll down to the bottom of any page...
Click on it to go to the ActiveRain Contests page.
There you have it. And, by the way, there’s still time to enter this month’s challenge: December Challenge: Your Craziest Transaction.