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Win Up to $500 Blogging about Cell Phone Users and Abusers!

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Fight cell phone abuseStraight North is excited to announce a blog contest where you can win from $50 to $500 by writing a post about cell phone users … and abusers.

Rules

Topic. The topic is Cell Phone Users and Abusers. What cell phone behavior drives you crazy? What strange cell phone experiences have you had? How are cell phones (or “mobiles”) helping society … or hurting it? These are the topics we’d like to explore. (Please keep your posts G-rated.)

Deadline. All contest posts must be published on or before Friday, December 5.

Submission. Please include a link to this post in your entry. Please leave a comment with a link to your entry on this post as well – it’s the best way to make sure I don’t miss anything.

Prizes. There are EIGHT prizes in all for a total pot of $1000. We will have ONE $500 winner, THREE $100 winners, and FOUR $50 winners. Winners will be selected RANDOMLY on Monday, December 8.

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
My client, Dr. Mike O’Malley, has written a wonderful book called Cell Hell – 55 Cell Phone Users You’d Like to Silence. In an effort to promote his book, he’s generously agreed to put up the money for this blog contest. Mike is a wonderful guy and he is passionate about using cell phones for good rather than not-so-good.

If you’re looking for a great Christmas stocking stuffer, gag gift, or coffee table book, Cell Hell is it. You can get a preview on his site – the photos and humorous commentary should give you a chuckle. And if you don’t recognize yourself or someone you know … well, you’re not getting out enough.

Note – Books can be shipped in any quantity within the continental U.S. For bulk shipments outside the U.S., please contact Mike.

JOIN THE CAUSE – STEAL THE BADGE
We should all do our part to encourage cell phone civility! Whether you participate in the contest or not, please steal the Fight Cell Phone Abuse badge for your blog post and sidebar.

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  3. I just joined your contest. Thank you for this opportunity to participate and share our thoughts on the subject.

    Gary Virays last blog post..Cell Phone Users & Abusers

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  6. Had fun joining this project. My post is on “Top 3 Cellphone Peeves”:

    http://www.annalyn.net/2008/12/01/my-top-3-cellphone-peeves/#more-1529

    More power and happy holidays!

    ajays last blog post..My Top 3 Cellphone Peeves

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  10. Ah… very therapeutic, thanks Brad. Here’s my contribution. http://www.growyourwritingbusiness.com/?p=620

    Yvonne Russells last blog post..Blog Tipping – May 1st, 2007

  11. Yvonne, So good to hear from you! Hope you are well.

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  12. Hello Brad – Here is my contribution to the contest:

    http://angellviews.wordpress.com

    Thank you for allowing me to participate!

    Sheri Angells last blog post..Cell Phone Etiquette 101

  13. Sheri, Thank you! Your post struck a responsive chord with me. Too much noise.

    Brad Shorrs last blog post..Interview with Novelist Lillie Ammann

  14. Hi Brad. I heard about your contest through Joanna and thought it sounded like fun. Here is my entry:

    Are We Texting Away Our Compassion

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Debbie Yosts last blog post..Are We Texting Away Our Compassion

  15. Brad,

    Here’s a link to my entry:

    The Cell Phone: Both a Blessing and a Curse.

    Thanks for highlighting such an important topic through this contest–and giving everyone such a great incentive to participate!

    Jeanne

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  17. Hi Debbie, Jeanne, Great entries, both of you! Obviously the subject is far from being exhausted, because you add several completely new ideas to the mix. Thank you.

    Brad Shorrs last blog post..Today Is Cell Abuse Blog Contest Deadline

  18. At the wire, here’s my entry:

    The Most Powerful Job Search Tool You Didn’t Know You Had

    Originally I was going to talk more about the abuse aspect but it just kept growing and then changed direction entirely. Glad to get it out there!

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  20. My entry:
    http://www.rarst.net/thoughts/mobile-hyperconnectivity/

    Hope it’s in time. Thanks for organizing this group writing, there is a lot to say on topic. :)

    Rarsts last blog post..Rise and fall of mobile hyperconnectivity

  21. Hi Jacob, Rarst – Great entries! Thank you for putting so much thought into your work.

    Brad Shorrs last blog post..Today Is Cell Abuse Blog Contest Deadline

  22. Howdy! You have hit upon a topic that is a burning issue in my house right now. I think I may need a 12-step program to put the fire out! You can go read about my problem here: Twittering my life away – Confessions of a texting junkie

    Love the idea of the contest. Love the idea of solving this very perplexing social dilemma even more. GOOD LUCK!

    Damama Ts last blog post..Twittering my life away – Confessions of a texting junkie.

  23. Hi Erica and Damama, Thank you for your under the wire submissions! You prove the point that late is truly much better than never.

  24. LOL, Brad! If it weren’t for ‘late’ I’d never get anything done! Have a great weekend.

    Damama Ts last blog post..Twittering my life away – Confessions of a texting junkie.

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    Hi,I have no idea what i write here.I think this competition should be over.But the comments are healthy.Thanks

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