Thank you for your interest in this program. It appears that as of 1:22pm PST on 12/16/10, we have reached our quota. We are still verifying the posts that have come in. Qualified participants will be contacted via email to arrange the gift card.
The new OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is launching on January 1, 2011! OWN programming will include original series and specials, all focused on entertaining, informing and inspiring people to live their best lives. In honor of the new year, new year’s resolutions and living the best lives we can, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and TwitterMoms bring you a fun new blogging call for submissions! We are looking for great writers to share a blog post about your dreams and plans for new possibilities in your life, and the first 50 qualified participants will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card.
We're looking for quality over speed, so please read on.
Tell us about exciting changes in your life, new possibilities you hope for in the new year and any new plans you have in the works in a thoughtful, original essay post of at least 400 original words. Do you want to make health improvements by giving up a bad habit? Are you interested in trying something new like playing a sport or an art project? Do you want to change the way you plan your days and set aside more time for yourself or your family? Are you planning a big move or going back for a college degree? How and what are you going to do to make this new change? How will these new possibilities change your life? We want to hear all about your plans for these exciting changes and new possibilities!
How it works:
We are looking for fifty creative, original and authentic submissions of high quality. Create an original post on your blog, in 400 words or more (using your own words, the “About Oprah Winfrey Network” content on this page does not count towards the 400 words), sharing your aspirations and plans for new possibilities in your life. Include a thoughtful introduction, original content within the body of your post, and a conclusion. Check your spelling and your grammar. You must also include the disclosure statement below in your post and install the campaign widget in the sidebar of your blog. Then follow the rest of the requirements below. We will review every post and select the first 50 qualifying submissions to receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card!
Highlights from your posts, tweets and tips will be collected and featured on http://own.twittermoms.com, and distributed across the web for all to see. The blogging program starts on December 16, 2010 and the submission window closes at 11:59pm PST on January 14, 2011. We will contact the qualifying bloggers on or about January 21, 2011. Full terms and conditions are posted for your review at http://own.twittermoms.com/terms.
Rewards for Participating:
The first 50 qualifying participants will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card! See Terms and Conditions
To participate, we ask that you:
1. Create an original blog post on your blog, in 400 words or more, sharing "your aspirations and plans for new possibilities in your life." Please include a thoughtful introduction and conclusion in addition to the main body of your essay. Give it plenty of thought, and include content that your readers would like to hear about and can connect with! Short or poorly written posts will not be accepted. Copying and pasting does not count. Blank posts submitted to create a blog link on the discussion page will be disqualified. Don't copy another blogger's post or ideas. Plagiarism is grounds for immediate disqualification.
2. Participants must include the following disclosure as a footnote of their post:
“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network blogging program, for a $50 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.” (make sure you link to http://own.twittermoms.com/about)
3. Install the campaign widget in the side bar of your blog.
Get Widget Here
4. Log on to your Twitter account, www.twitter.com, and send a tweet including a link to your blog post with the hashtag #OWNtalk
5. Return to www.TwitterMoms.com and post a comment on this discussion page in the comments section below, including an active link to your blog post and a direct link to your Twitter tweet. (You can click on the date/time link below your tweet to get the direct link to your tweet.)
No purchase required to participate. You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, have a personal blog and be a registered user of the www.twittermoms.com and www.twitter.com websites to participate and at least 18 years of age or older at time of submission. See Terms and Conditions. Please see TwitterMoms FAQs for more information on blogging programs.
About OWN: The New Oprah Winfrey Network New shows. New faces. New possibilities.
OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN will debut on January 1, 2011, in approximately 80 million homes on what is currently the Discovery Health Channel. During the OWN launch weekend, viewers will have the chance to see a little of everything OWN has to offer. OWN programming includes original series and specials, all focused on entertaining, informing and inspiring people to live their best lives.
More info: http://www.oprah.com/own
Link to blog post:
Widget up: Right side bar
(tweeted with Hashtag)
Disclosure: at footer of post (and also smaller one at top of post)
Word count: 466 (not including post footer)
what a fun topic! Thanks!
Blog post with disclosure:
Widget is one my blog on right hand side.
Link to my blog post:
Here's my Tweet:
Widget is on the blog on the left hand side.
Word count is 664 (not including disclosure). Thanks!
Here is my blog post-http://giveawaygal.blogspot.com/2010/12/aspirations-and-plans-for-n...
The widget is in my sidebar down the left hand side.
I hope this is what you were looking for.
Widget is located in my right side bar.
Thanks so much!
Widget & Disclosure up as well.
Link to my post: http://www.swagtasticmama.com/2010/12/hopes-dreams.html
Disclosed and added widget!
Widget: Paid widget on sidebar