The Simple Dollar Challenges You To Spread The Christmas Cheer

‘Twas a week before Christmas
And all over the ‘net
Bloggers everywhere were writing
Is it Christmas yet?

The Simple Dollar is offering a Christmas challenge to all of you. If you meet this challenge, I’ll add a post to The Simple Dollar linking to the (family friendly) URL of your choice. Best of all, you can spread some real Christmas cheer to some lonely bloggers (remember, a link is a great gift for any blogger!).

Here’s what you have to do to enter:

1. Visit ten blogs and post ten comments between now and Christmas. These shouldn’t be regular blogs that you visit, though I encourage you to leave comments there as well. Although I prefer personal finance blogs, they can actually be any kind of blog that you’d like. Can’t find any good blogs? Try visiting some of the blogs on my blogroll (over on the right hand side, there) or visit and click around a bit. You could also peek at the blogs I’ve tagged on for some interesting ones outside of the realm of personal finance.

Once you’ve found an interesting blog, read for a bit, then leave a comment on an interesting post. Repeat this nine more times.

2. Write about it! You can either add a comment to this post or else write on your own blog and link back here (just make sure I can find it – you might want to contact me just to make sure).

Write about the experience you had doing this. Did you find any particularly cool blogs? Did you find a post that really made you think? Let us know what interesting things you found during your blog excursion. Be sure to give us a URL to the most interesting blog that you found!

3. Leave a link! Once you’ve done these, be sure to leave a link to a site somewhere and I’ll link to it on a summary post this Friday. If you write on your own blog, I’ll link to that post; if you add a comment here, I’ll use whatever URL you leave. If you don’t have a site of your own, I encourage you to use a link to your favorite charity.

That’s it! Leave a comment or email me a link to your post by 12:01 AM this Friday. On Friday, I’ll post a list of all of the Christmas goodies you guys found.

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  1. Tyler says:

    This is a great idea. I will certainly spread the link love with a post at
    Merry Christmas!

  2. I do #1 all the time. I’d say I probably comment at least 8 blogs a day that I find through

    However, I don’t really keep track to do #2 and that kind of takes some of the fun away for me. It’s definitely a great idea, but it’s just not for me.

  3. Dennis says:

    Nice idea! I’m already on my way spreading your cheers to German readers at A Pile of Coins

  4. rodgerlvu says:

    This is a great idea.

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