Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The AC Twitter Challenge

We're very excited to announce The Associated Content Twitter Challenge -- a great opportunity for AC Contributors to learn how to build relationships using the most talked-about social media tool on the Web and get a shot at winning one of six awesome prizes. Twitter, the ultimate "micro-blogging" platform, is a great way to broadcast your thoughts and connect with other users. Once you've built up a network of contacts, it can be a great way to share the best of the content you publish on AC.

The Twitter Challenge runs from today until October 15, 2009. Everyone who participates will be entered in a sweepstakes, and six lucky prize winners will be randomly selected on October 19th.

The grand prize winner will receive a brand new ASUS Eee PC Netbook Laptop - a perfect tool for writers on the go!



5 runners-up will get to choose between a $100 gift card to ThinkGeek.com (good for a whole bunch of geeky gear) or a "Laplearner" Lap Desk (another great tool for work-at-home writers).

You can enter the sweeps multiple times, by doing any of the following:

(1) Join Twitter.com (if you haven't already), follow the official Associated Content account (www.twitter.com/acnews) and "retweet" any of our AC Twitter Challenge contest announcements with this hashtag: #acsweeps. You can do this once a week for the duration of the contest for an additional entry.

(2) Join Twitter, follow Associated Content, and tweet a link to your favorite piece of your own AC content with this hashtag: #bestofac. You can do this once a week for the duration of the contest for an additional entry, choosing a different piece of favored content each time for an additional entry.

(3) Claim the “AC Twitter Challenge” assignment from your AC Assignment Desk before October 1, use Twitter for two weeks to build out a network and promote your content. Then, publish a summary of your experience.

By doing all of the above, you'll maximize your chances of winning and get a better sense of Twitter’s potential as a networking and promotional tool.

In the coming week, AC's content promoter and social media expert AC Jelena will be publishing guides to getting started on Twitter, building up your network and promoting your content in an authentic, ethical and engaging manner. Be sure to follow Jelena's AC profile so you'll be notified each time she publishes a new social media tutorial.

Click here to read the official rules for this contest. If you have any questions about the contest, include them in a comment to this post and we'll answer them.

Happy tweeting!

13 comments:

jcorn said...

Will post a link from my blog :)

M.G. Hardiman said...

Great idea, AC!! Should be interesting to see how the AC Twitter Challenge shapes up.

Ben K said...

This will be interesting! I'm not sure how many people read mine or other writer's works through Twitter, but it'll be interesting to find out.

Christine Cadena said...

Twitter Rocks! I have 2032 followers on my AC twitter page and the follower list is growing by the day. I'm all over this challenge.

misscmac said...

Very cool contest, and excellent idea! I have already sent my link through @acnews and retweeted the #acsweeps link. Now it's time to send out some of my favorite content (and submit some more)! So ready for the challenge!! :)

Christine Zibas said...

I am enjoying the AC Twitter contest, both posting my own AC "best of" and seeing what others have posted.

Renae said...

I just joined, and I need followers. Find me @renaeasher. :)

StephyWrites said...

I've been auto posting tweets to my articles on my Twitter account using Hootlet. It's a great way to easily let your Twitter fans know that you have been published. Great contest. I hope I win!

Ariel.com said...

I started with AC, and then to google's knol and then to promote my ac contents i opened an account in twitter and I am there since Jan 2008 now my grade is this pl. visit this link:
http://twitter.grader.com/pvariel
Thanks again for sharing this news through this blog. PV

freecyclemom said...

following you on twitter (jillyrh) and tweeted about contest.

cdmtx said...

sweet - RT'd :)

Jolie du Pre said...

Mine was turned in earlier today. My Twitter can be found at -

@joliedupre

Charles said...

Great blog and info. I will be back often. All the best.