Contests have really become a huge thing in the blogosphere. It really benefits everybody involved; it gives both the sponsor and the contest holder more exposure and links back, and it gives the blogger a chance to win something by only blogging about it.
To find all of the contests available, subscribe to the RSS feeds of blogs dedicated to contests, such as this blog. Contestu.com. Here is our RSS feed. There are other great contest blogs out there as well, Here’s a quick list of some of my favorites:
- Contestu Blog Contests (of course )
- Contest Blogger
- the Link Bait
- The Prize Blog
Those are all great resources for blog contests. If you use Netvibes (highly recommended) to manage your RSS feeds, I’ve even published the list of Contest Blogs in Netvibes as a tab, so all you have to do is click the link below, click “Add this Tab to Netvibes,” and it will be in your Netvibes page! Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any great contests:
To enter most contests, the only thing you have to do is write about the contest and link back to the blog hosting the contest and/or the sponsor(s). It’s usually that simple! Some contests often have special rules you need to follow, so be sure to pay close attention to the details. I also recommend creating a separate “contests” category to place your contest blogs into so your readers can find the contests when they want, and so they’re always aware of what they’re reading.