Yes indeed! Thank you, to everyone who participated in making the Manifesto’s first annual Blog or Die! writing contest a big success, to include the 11 participants, 3 interviewees and everyone who took the time to comment on the entries. At it’s best, this blog is all about the conversation and you folks made this past month and a half one of the most talkative periods since we opened for business. Since you know I love the numbers, at the time of this posting the contest generated 4,074 views and a staggering 425 comments. In the beginning I set an informal, unspoken goal of twenty entries and even though it didn’t seem like we’d hit that mark until the very last day, we even managed to squeak past it. The quality level was delightfully high, there wasn’t a bad entry in the group and I’m delighted we were able to feature a variety of new voices and topics on the blog. The only superior outcome would be if some of you stick around in the coming weeks and months and keep delivering the goods that made this contest special As I’ve said many times over, both publicly and privately to the writers: the Manifesto door is always open for your contributions. I’d like to offer a special salute to Caleb and LettuceBrick who entered all thee categories and everyone who had multiple submissions: Cameron (who had 4!), Aaron, Ted, and Jake.
Let’s get on with it already! These are your official Blog or Die! results.