We Like Special Announcements. Here are Three.

Special announcements are good. Everyone needs special announcements from time to time, right? Well, I have three for you today.

Top Ten Blogs for Writers Finalists

The 4th annual Top Ten Blogs for Writers contest is now closed for submissions, and the list of finalists has been posted.

Nearly 300 blogs were nominated, and we’re honored to have made it to the list of finalists. We’re ready for the next stage, too, where finalist blogs are analyzed and winners selected based on some pretty tough criteria.

Whew. It’s a little nerve-wracking!

In Which Attempt to Clear Up Rumors

So recently, someone went and spread rumors about Taylor and an ebook. I’m stuck trying to defend my honor and dispel this vicious gossip. I don’t know who started it all, but when I find out, that person and I are going to have words.

Possibly even in French.

I really think it might be an impossible task, though. I mean, how can a writer who writes really good ebooks who works with another writer who writes equally-good ebooks possibly manage to convince the whole blogosphere that there are no ebooks on writing for the web being written around here?

It’s enough to make a grown man cry.

Want to Be King of the Castle?

I recently told you all about the 2009 Copywriting Success Summit. I think it’s a valuable course that can give a great deal of beginning or struggling writers a leg up to success.

No, really. I’m not kidding.

And the info is offered by some seriously successful writers that you want to listen to. Yes, really.

You don’t have to leave home. It’s all online. You don’t have to worry about value. These are top-name leaders, here. You don’t have to worry about a return on investment – if you apply all the tips and tricks you’ll learn in the Summit, you’ll make the price of the course back easily, and with plenty to spare.

And the price of the course? It’s basically less buying a cup of coffee at McDonalds every day for the next year. Only the Summit lets you be able to afford Starbucks.

The discount for the Summit expires next week, which means you have less than 7 days to quit waffling around, whining about low rates and no work. Jet yourself into the seat of success.

And even if you have no freakin’ interest in Starbucks every day, at least go get the free gift for copywriters. ‘Cuz it’s free. Sheesh.

That’s the end of my special announcements for this week, folks! Enjoy!

Post by James Chartrand

James Chartrand is an expert copywriter and the owner of Men with Pens and Damn Fine Words, the game-changing writing course for business owners. She loves the color blue, her kids, Nike sneakers and ice skating.

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  1. Congratulations on your top ten nomination. That rocks. I’m pulling for you to get number one. My how you’ve grown.
    .-= John Hewitt´s last blog ..30 Poems in 30 Days 2009: Day Fifteen =-.

  2. @ John – If I ever beat Copyblogger and FreelanceWritingGigs for that first position, I’m throwing a party. You’re invited.

  3. Congrats indeed! You and Joanna rank tops in my book for the sheer utter quality of written masterpieces that simply make one think. Good job!
    .-= Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach´s last blog ..TIME SENSITIVE – How to give AWAY 100% commission to build your list (big savings too!) =-.

  4. I’m very happy for you..congrats and I’ll keep my fingers crossed on the next round!
    .-= Wendi Kelly-Life’s Little Inspirations´s last blog ..Amazing Dirty Dishes =-.

  5. Congrats and its a delight to be on the list with you and lots of other ace blogs. As for the criteria, subjectivity is fine, but all the others rule out smaller, newer blogs like mine. Still, best of luck!
    .-= Iain Broome´s last blog ..Scrap that last post – we won! =-.

  6. @ Iain – The first time we made the top ten, we were a fairly new, small blog – and in three years, I’m challenging the leaders. Trust me that I know full well the little guys can come kick my arse from nowhere 🙂

  7. Congrats to the awesome MwPs for making the final cut yet again! You guys rock!

    And James, please stop crying… I hate seeing a grown man cry.
    .-= Melinda | WAHM Biz Builder´s last blog ..Gender Bias – Alive and Kicking on the Internet =-.

  8. James wrote:

    ” If I ever beat Copyblogger and FreelanceWritingGigs for that first position, I’m throwing a party. You’re invited.”

    Geting greedy are we, James? You already knocked me out of my twice in a row 2nd place win. I wouldn’t be surpised if MWP gets number 2 again.

    With so many great blogs this year I’d just be happy for a spot in the top 10. The first year of the contest there weren’t so many popular writing blogs, now I’m awash in an ocean filled with writing blogs (lordy that sounded silly) that are just as good or better than mine. It’ll be interesting to see how it all pans out.

    Good luck to you – Maybe you’ll knock that Copyblogger guy down a peg a peg.
    .-= Deb´s last blog ..What’s Your Angle? =-.

  9. @ Deb – I think you hit the nail on the head. The so-called “big dogs” are getting their heels bitten these days and it’s really anybody’s game to make the top ten. I actually *like* that no one – no one – is an automatic win. Makes the competition real.

    (Oh, and I want that #1 spot.)

  10. @James –

    Exactly. I think it means something more to me now, with more (and better) entries than it did in the first year when there wasn’t much competition. To land a top spot is validation, and I don’t take that honor lightly.

    Oh and I’m expecting an invite to your party, Mister.
    .-= Deb´s last blog ..What’s Your Angle? =-.

  11. The trend I have noticed is that most of the “top” blogs have multiple writers. MWP, CB, FWJ are all five ringed circuses. It’s like playing a five on one basketball game.
    .-= John Hewitt´s last blog ..30 Poems in 30 Days 2009: Day Fifteen =-.

  12. @ John – We like to call it burnout prevention quality assurance.

  13. I definitely understand the advantages. Burnout is always a risk, and the pressure of constant production can sap the fun out being a blogger, especially when you have paying clients or employers vying for your time as well. I do admire your tag-team approach. It appears to have generated the kind of business you were looking for.
    .-= John Hewitt´s last blog ..30 Poems in 30 Days 2009: Day Fifteen =-.

  14. Cream elegantly rises to the top once again. The artist smiles. Yay!!!! Congrats.

  15. Congrats on the awards thingy. I’m cheering for you (no palm palms please).

    Oh and unlike Malinda, I like to see grown men cry. So g’head. Take some pictures while you’re at it for us 😉
    .-= John Hoff – WP Blog Host´s last blog ..6 Things I Tell People Who Are Looking To Start A Blog =-.


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