As a thank you to those that visit and contribute to my blog, I’ve wanted to do some sort of giveaway for awhile, but wanted it to be somewhat relevant to what I do and write about. My blog certainly doesn’t generate crazy amounts of traffic or revenue, so I couldn’t exactly get too crazy, but I think I’ve come up with something pretty cool.
So what’s the prize package you ask? To one lucky reader I will be giving away the following social media book package:
- Socialnomics by Erik Qualman
- The Social Media Bible by Lon Safko
- Trust Agents by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith
- The New Community Rules: Marketing On The Social Web by Tamar Weinberg
- Why Now Is The Time To Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
These are all books I have read and enjoyed and think you will too. Yes, I must disclose they are “used”, but they are all in new condition as I pretty much read them very quickly and they’ve just been sitting in my office since then. I figured I might as well let a lucky reader enjoy them.
BONUS!! In addition to one copy of all the books above, I’ll throw in one copy of Tweetadder ($55 value) to the winner if they have tweeted/re-tweeted this post during the contest!
Overall that’s about a $150 prize package. Not too shabby for a personal blog giveaway eh?
So what do you have to do? Pretty simple. Just leave a comment on this blog post with one of your favorite social media websites or blogs that you frequent. I figure why not get some great content in the process! Be sure to leave some sort of contact information so if chosen you can be contacted. Preferably a twitter username (so I can follow you if I’m not already), personal blog link or something that you are comfortable with.
Winner will be chosen at random on Friday, September 10th and will be contacted immediately at which point I’ll ship out to you at my expense.
Good luck to everyone and much thanks for all your continued support.
This is a great idea! I read the Banyan Branch blog at http://www.banyanbranch.com/blog every day! I can be reached on twitter at @eincline.
Girl Power Hour says
Funny… I’ve wanted to read nearly everyone of these books. Great giveaway, Jason! One of my go-to reads is the Radian6 blog! http://www.radian6.com/blog/
Jimmy Moultray says
Awesome idea! I could use some seo help from these books.. I like http://www.shayleegregg.com a lot! I can be reached on Twitter @jimmymoultray
Jeanna Barrett says
Woopsie. That was me – Jeana. Logged me in with wrong Twitter account.
Kelly Clay says
What a great list of must-reads! As for blogs, I really like http://www.saltywaffle.com. I can be found on twitter at @kellyhclay.
Me? My favorite is http://www.readwriteweb.com. I can be contaced on twitter: @kenji_o
Katie Morse says
Thanks for the kudos on the blog, Jeanna 🙂
Community Manager | Radian6
The Social Media Bible! So cool. I really really love Mashable.com and http://www.allfacebook.com. I can be found on twitter @kar_lyn
Laura R Espinosa says
Hi! I just found your blog through Twitter and completely love the layout. 🙂 My favorite social media site is http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ I just love this website and the space they’ve created.
My twitter handle is @thecopycorner and I’d love to connect with you and chat about social media. 🙂
Zuly Gonzalez says
What a great idea! Now you’ve inspired me to do something! I really like http://blog.hubspot.com They have a ton of great advice on inbound marketing and social media. They also have free ebooks on social media marketing!
I also thought I would mention http://inbound.org It’s a good place to go to ask, and find answers to, inbound marketing questions. The site is still very new, so there aren’t a lot of users yet. But it’s worth checking out.
My twitter handle is @ZulyGonz and my blog is http://lightpointsecurity.com/blog
Robyn Hawk says
Sounds like a great list of books – would really love to read them – have Trust Agents, LOVE it!
Thanks for the opportunity…I tweeted the contest!
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Mike Volpe - HubSpot says
Thanks for voting for HubSpot!
Jennifer BOYD says
I like Social Media Examiner, Mashable, rww.
I have most of the books your giving away but if I win I will give them to good owners. @jenboydsd
Todd Bullivant says
I’ve had socialmediaexaminer.com in my list of social media feeds for a while now. I just started following mashable.com after digg.com imploded. Great contest idea!
This competition is a great idea. Two of my new favorites are http://eatsleepsocial.com/
You can reach me on twitter @meganologie.
I frequent http://www.ignitesocialmedia.com/blog/, http://blog.hubspot.com/ and http://social-media.alltop.com/. Would love to win your book package as all of those titles are on my reading list! Thanks.
Great idea! Faves are Mashable & http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/ You can also find great material by getting on http://Slideshare.net and http://Scribd.com and searching for material on Social Media. There are some really solid presentations available. see you on Twitter! @sue_koch
Veronica Sopher says
I’ve been a fan of Tac Anderson’s thoughts and writing on http://www.newcommbiz.com/ . He consistently rises above all the “me too” social media blogs.
Great idea!! (…as I can also learn from the posts here about the sites to check). I use facebook/LinkedIn to connect to my ex-collegues and friends across countries, so I text in English there, while I tweet in Japansese most of the time, as it’s easy to pick small things around and text on iphone while commuting by train in Tokyo.
Favorite blog is http://worldsstrongestlibrarian.com/ not social media focused per se, but always a source of inspiration and different viewpoint for me. Check it out.
So many choices… Some of the big ones I read: Mashable, AllFacebook, TechCrunch
My Company’s Blog:
Can I pass on the books and rather have a Sushi or Steak dinner?
I like Google Buzz, mostly due to its convenience of access, notifications and reach. Liking Google’s products in general also plays a factor. Glad I found your blog.
I’m a fan of Mashable and Tech Crunch. Read, Write, Web is a favorite as well. Locally, I also read Banyan Branch’s frequently.
I am a Mashable and Alltop fan as well as Facebook.
L. Haithcock says
I follow all things Mashable! – @BirdieRoyale, wwwl.birdieroyale.com
Today’s the day!!!
Jason Yormark says
Indeed! I will choose the winner today at 5pm, then I will make a blog post announcing the winner on Monday. Good luck to all!
crossing my fingers…and toes.
Mark Wilson says
I follow a whole load of tweeps but the one who is most prolific, and whose blog inclugs a diverse range of Social Media topics is Neville Hobson (@jangles) at http://nevillehobson.com/