While you’re busy commenting on my blog and competing for the $50 Amazon prize for winning the Third Contest with Inspiration Bit, I’m presenting another contest with a non-monetary prize.

Fourth Contest Rules

Please, answer the following questions:

  1. List up to three favourite posts from Inspiration Bit, please explain your choices.
  2. List up to three least favourite posts from this blog, please state your reasons.
  3. What type of topics you’d like to see more on Inspiration Bit? Please, be as specific as possible.
  4. What would be your advice to make Inspiration Bit more attractive to readers?
  5. What advice would you like to get from Inspiration Bit?
  6. What is one thing that you’d like to be changed on this blog?
  7. As you know, I’ve participated in two group projects at DailyBlogTips. I’m planning on hosting a group project on my blog as well. What topic would you like me to tackle for this project? What would you like to find out from other bloggers and share something from your own blogging experience as well?

You can either answer these questions in your comments, or send me your answers by contacting me directly.

I will personally choose TWO winners whose answers I find to be most valuable, interesting and helpful. The PRIZE for the 4th Contest is a custom designed (by me) Ad Banner (100px by 50px) that will be advertising your website/blog/business (your choice) with a link, placed on my blog (above Pages section and below the Feedcount/Technorati icon). Your Ad will be running there for three months free of charge.

I will announce the winners on April 11, 2007. The submissions deadline is April 10, 2007. Good luck everybody. I look forward to getting your valuable feedback.

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  1. Oohhhh Ahhhhh…. I like this contest. I will have to really spend some time putting together my answers. I’ll work on them for the next couple of days before I send them to you.

  2. ibit

    Thanks, Joey. What did you like the most about this contest – the questions or the prize? :-)

  3. The prize of course. The questions mean more work for me. But hey they were easy. I am sending them your way.

  4. Okay, there is a 1000 character limit on your contact form. So I am pasting in my answers here in the comments.

    1. List up to three favourite posts from Inspiration Bit, please explain your choices.
    8 Clever Logos – I am needing a logo for my blogs. This post got me thinking about the possibilities and it was interesting reading about the inspiration behind some famous logos.
    8 Things I wish I Knew About Blogging – The first three items met me right where I was at the time. By the way I am still addicted.
    Blogging In Review – I love stats and I really like seeing the path of those that have gone before me.

    2. List up to three least favourite posts from this blog, please state your reasons.
    8 WorthWhile Weekly Bits: 18-25 March, 2007 – I’m not a big fan of posts about other posts somewhere else in the ether.
    Why Seashells are so Alluring? – You lost me by the third sentence.
    No More Link Baiting With Wikipedia – I don’t care for Wiki’s so I did not read this one.

    3. What type of topics you’d like to see more on Inspiration Bit? Please, be as specific as possible.
    Stats. I would like to see a monthly comparison of your page views, unique visitors, RSS data, length of visits ect. See third item in my favorite posts above.

    4. What would be your advice to make Inspiration Bit more attractive to readers?
    I know that when I am on a pc or laptop with a high screen resolution your blog looks different. Sometimes its hard to read.

    5. What advice would you like to get from Inspiration Bit?
    Timely articles about design, plug ins, blogger behavior, good conversation

    6. What is one thing that you’d like to be changed on this blog?
    I really like the look, content and sidebar. How about a new plant?

    7. As you know, I’ve participated in two group projects at DailyBlogTips. I’m planning on hosting a group project on my blog as well. What topic would you like me to tackle for this project? What would you like to find out from other bloggers and share something from your own blogging experience as well?
    I struggle with titles for my posts. Maybe something to do with titles would be good. One of the things I would like to know is just basic info about the life of a blog. You know when started, posting frequency, page views ect.

  5. ibit

    huh – first entry for this contest and it’s an absolute gem. Thank you very much, Joey.

  6. Shouldn’t you be sleeping. Oh wait I should be sleeping too. My puppy is laying at my feet wishing I would go to sleep.

  7. ibit

    well, it was only 10:28 pm here when I posted my previous reply, I don’t usually go to sleep before midnight. I’m not sure what’s the time difference between us, but you should definitely be sleeping yourself :-) But I’m glad that you were inspired to enter my 4th contest instead. And you see, I wrote about logos again, before I read your answers :-)

  8. Jess

    Wow! Awesome contest! I would join, but my blogs are kind of…not worth reading, haha. Great entry Joey! :)

  9. ibit

    How about participating in the contest and making your comments worth reading, Jess?

    I’d like people to participate in my contests not just for the prizes. There are two main reasons why I decided to participate in RAW and run these contests:
    1. I really want to thank my loyal readers for all the support and appreciation they’ve given to my blog.
    2. I want to make this blog to be not just worthy of reading and visiting, but a place where the conversations are blooming and the interaction between readers is contagiously attractive and mutually beneficial – I’d like my blog to be an Oasis of Thoughts and Inspiration.

  10. 1.
    The Best WordPress Plugin Ever. This one almost had tears coming out of my eyes from laughter.

    8 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging. It’s nice to know what other bloggers think about blogging.

    8 bits of Colour Inspirations. I am color challenged. This post helps a lot.

    2. Hmmmm… Hard one.

    I may be going out of the terms of the contest here, but I haven’t found a post on here I haven’t liked. :)

    3. I personally like the ones on design techniques, color inspirations, and logos. I would probably like to see some articles on navigational techniques and what works for blog designs and what doesn’t.

    4. An edit comments plugin. Oh wait. Perhaps an about section with more pictures and more examples of your work. Perhaps also some related posts. Every few months I would also do a “bit summary” of some of your favorite/popular posts.

    5. How to make a blog less like a robot and more like a person.

    6. Related posts as mentioned earlier. Perhaps more specific categories and guest writers.

    7. Design mistakes.

  11. I’m on Central Standard Time here in Texas. So it was pretty late for me last night. Anyway, I should have added to the things I like about your blog is the way everything revolves around ” Inspiration” “Bit or Byte”. No matter what you are doing they all relate back to your core themes.

  12. Hey Jess, how many blogs do you have?

  13. ibit

    Thank you very much, Ronald. I can’t believe you liked every single one of my posts/topics here. But I’m sure glad you did (as you can see, a bit of flattery works for everybody :-) ).
    What kind of pictures are you talking about for my About page – personal, or some photography, or..?

    Btw, I was already thinking about a few things that you and Joey have mentioned in your critique/feedback, some of them are still work in progress, so expect a few big changes on this blog in a near future :-)

    Joey, thanks for the additional feedback. Sometimes I was getting concerned that perhaps I’m steering away from my original idea for Inspiration Bit, so I really appreciate your re-assurance that I’m still on the right track with my blog.

  14. A good portrait-type picture perhaps and some photography wouldn’t hurt either :)

    That’s awesome. I love bloggers who implement readers’ suggestions.

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