If you've been following my blog, then you may recall that in September I auditioned (submitted writing samples) for a contest called Blogger Idol 2013, fashioned after the TV show, American Idol. It turns out the judges liked my work, and out of hundreds of auditions, I made the Top 13!
Each week the Blogger Idol contestants receive a "writing challenge." Five judges read our work and then it's posted on the Blogger Idol website each Wednesday at noon for the public to read and vote for their favorite contestant. Voting lasts from noon Wednesday until midnight on Thursday. Each Friday, one contestant is named the winner of the challenge and one is eliminated from the competition.
Our first assignment required contestants to introduce ourselves to the Blogger Idol audience by writing our own eulogies. The judges had great things to say about my piece and so many supporters voted for me. I'm excited to say I was the Week One winner!
In order to stay in the competition, folks, I'm going to need your continued support. This week twelve writers remain. Voting begins Wednesday at noon and I need your votes! I will post links on Hairpin Turns Ahead, Facebook, Twitter and send out emails so you can find my work and vote for me. Per the Blogger Idol rules, I need to wait until after the elimination each week to post the week's assignment.
As a result of this contest, my mind and writing is focused on winning. Each week I'm still in the competition, I'll post the piece I wrote for Blogger Idol here. I hope to squeeze in a few extra posts for fun as well. In the meantime, enjoy the show! After all, writers are the new rock stars!