The first time that I heard about was while visiting Karen Woodham’s Blazing Minds blog. I kept seeing these advertisements for Blog Engage on her site and the phrase, “Blog Engage,” alone, caught my attention. I like to engage, and to engage with other bloggers? I was curious.

Soon after, Karen had a contest and the prize was a Blog Engage account. Ok, I was game. I mean, all I had to do was a few tweets and shares per day, right? Silly me was new to raffles and didn’t realize it was a drawing. So, after I had ensured that I was ahead, by all the points I garnered, sure that I would win, I was sad to find out I didn’t win the Blog Engage membership.

I would daily visit and try to figure out what it was all about. It wasn’t clear to me at the time, as I felt like I was peering through the windows, like a child looking at a candy store.

Did you miss the first #BlogEngage Twitter Chat? Have no fear, the archive slideshow is shown, below. Granted, #BlogEngage had a very chatty group, and there are over 400 slides to view, but you can experience the whole chat and use the arrows to go forward and back at your leisure. To read a summary article, visit #BlogEngage Twitter Chat Kick-Off Summary.

And, to keep up-to-date on the #BlogEngage Twitter Chat schedule, including upcoming topics, guest, and Q&A, please visit #BlogEngage Weekly Twitter Chat. All updates will be posted on that page, so that you know what to expect.

In Summary:
Transcript/Archive Slideshow: below and here.
Summary Article: #BlogEngage Twitter Chat Kick-Off Summary.
Upcoming Information: #BlogEngage Twitter Chat

[View the story “#BlogEngage Twitter Chat Archive : 2012-06-07” on Storify]
Textual Version

The Blog Engage $650 Guest Blogging Contest #2

I love writing. I love blogging. Writing is not a new thing. In fact, I’ve been writing since I was just a wee one and used to use, yes, pen and paper! I would buy those beautiful journals that had nice book bindings and paintings on the front and pick a different topic per day and write and write and write. Ok, it wasn’t bad for a kid, but I’ve come a long way since the color crayon days!

No matter how much one may love writing, there comes a time when you sit and stare at the screen and wonder what to write about. For some of us, this may be less frequent, and for shorter periods of time, and it may vary, during periods and seasons of our lives. However, most writers can say they have experienced, at the least, momentary writer’s block, or as I have written it, “Blogger’s Block.”

One of my favorite activities (and yet, she says, she does not partake often enough!) are blogging contests.

We are well on our way in February and this is a short month, so don’t wait too long to enter this month’s contest for a* account! (You do have one extra day, though, this year :) )

I have one of those wonderful accounts at BlogEngage* that allows me to give away an account or two. This account, should you win it, gives you access to log in to the BlogEngage web site and meet people (i.e. engage), and PM, and most of all, manually submit your blog RSS feed for syndication! This is an excellent way to get the *word out* for your blog.

Not sure if you have an RSS feed? You can set one up.. Contact us, or comment below, and we’ll point you in the right direction to get that set up. Why would you want it? To get exposure, so more people read your blog :)

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