Rs.80,000 or £1,000 or $2,000 – Pick your currency but I just won that much.
More than a year ago, I remember submitting this post of mine to the ‘Top 5′ ProBlogger Group Writing Contest. It was the first time that I was entering such a contest and I really did hope to win the prize money of $1001. I did not win that time but I did get a hell a lot of traffic and met a lot of nice bloggers and those were enough to keep me happy.
This year, I was eagerly waiting for Darren to announce the next Group Writing Project and he did so about 4 days, this time with theme ‘Killer Titles‘. Since I had come back from Warangal the same day, I sat down and churned out a post about my time with the slightly risqué title “Sacrificing Goats and Eating Brains“. This time I submitted the post not to win the prize, infact I didnt even see what the prize was, but rather to interact and meet with other fellow bloggers through this and also get some extra traffic.
I cam back home today to see an email in my Inbox from Darren. Immediately, a part of me started to get excited hoping that I’d won the prize, whatever it may be, but there was another half saying that it was probably only Darren thanking everyone for participating in the project. About 5 seconds later, once I’d opened the email, a big grin spread across my face as I read that I had indeed won the contest and the prize was a logo designed by David Airey worth $2,000. I pinched myself and read the entire thing again to check I wasnt dreaming and sure enough, it wasnt. It was true. I had just two thousand united states dollars in the form of a logo.
This is probably the first time that I’ve won a proper contest in my life and I am very very excited about it. My sincere thanks to Darren Rowse for hosting the Group Writing Project and I look forward to participating in future ones. And thanks to David Airey as well, who will be designing the logo for me. Lots of thanks to the Bhascker family as well, without whom I would’ve never been able to have this remarkable experience. And last but not the least, thanks to all the participants of the project for making this a unforgettable experience in my life.
Update – You can view the finished logo design here.