Monday, May 31, 2010

Blog Post of the Month

3 months had past since the start of Video of the Month (VoM). The response had been quite encouraging (YTD 14 entries in 3 months) and I am very happy for that. I believe that many great things in life starts small, and like a snowball rolling down a slope, continue to gather momentum and magnitude as we move along.

And today I am very happy to announce another contest for cheerleaders in Singapore - Blog Post of the Month (BPoM).

So what is BPoM and how did BPoM came about?

Lee Chaang Ru, current coach and Vice Chairman of Wildcards Cheerleading Team smsed me about a week ago and suggested this idea to me. You can say we are quite liked minded in trying to promote cheerleading in Singapore. Similar to my love for video making and the use of videos to promote cheer; Chaang is argubly the person who started or popularized the use of Team Blogs in SG Cheer. Chaang felt that blogging is a great window to share information, ideas and passion for cheerleading. In saying all that, Chaang is going to match me Dollar for Dollar for what I contribute to VoM, to start this new contest, BPoM. We then had our discussion about implementation and the rest is history.

We hoped that in doing this, we can raise the awareness to more cheerleaders or ex-cheerleaders, that they too can play a part. And like a rolling snowball, with the combined efforts of everyone, many of our dreams such as that of having a "cheerleading scholarship" may one day materialise, and bring SG Cheer to new heights.

Quoting a paragraph from my original VoM post:

"I believe that most cheerleaders can agree with me that cheerleading changed their lives in more ways than 1. Most would have treasured the times they had in cheer, despite of all the hectic schedules, injuries, sacrifices and grievances. It will forever become a deep part of their memories in life. Now if we did enjoyed our time and appreciate what cheer had done for us; I feel that it will be very nice if we can return the favour and spread the joy to many new and future generations of cheerleaders, so that they can get to experience the many positives cheerleading has done for us too."

On that note, let's kick start and get into the details for BPoM:


Chaang Blog Post of the Month Challenge

Details of challenge: Simply write a blog post about anything related to cheerleading. It can be on nutrition, training, competitions or just simply your own thoughts or vision of anything cheer related. Then copy and paste the post's URL to your facebook status (What's on your mind?) and tag me (XWonder Estrella) in the status. (to tag simply type in your status [posturl][space]@XWonder Estrella, i.e: @XWonder Estrella) After that, it will be considered as an entry for BPoM challenge. Chaang and I will read through all entries and co-review the entries, then at the end of each month, also on every 5th, the winner will be announced on this blog (our decision is final).

Participant's eligibility: Similar to VoM, you are eligible as long as you cheer in Singapore; regardless of nationality, team, age, or gender. You can be writing and posting on your personal blog or team blog, it does not matter, both are eligible. You need to be on Facebook and is my friend to tag me. Tagging on behalf or your friend or someone's post is allowed and it will be assumed that you have their permission to do so (please read detailed disclaimer at the bottom of this post).If you are not yet my friend on Facebook, just add me using the link at top of the page.

Prizes: $50 cash or dollar for dollar as VoM to the winner each month. In cases where the person who tagged and the person who post (blogger) is different, the prize will be split half to the person who tagged and half to the blogger. In the event there is no entry for the month, the prize money will accumulate and be brought over to the next month. Prize money is subjected to increase at any time without notice.

Any questions feel free to contact me

Being Singaporeans, we all love sales and offers. In the spirit of the Great Singapore Sales now, Chaang is offering an early bird promotion. If you post on your blog and tag within the next 10days, and if you win (results out on 05July10), you will be entitled to 50% more. i.e: $75.

1 suggestion from me - You can make a great video and enter it for VoM then write a great post on your blog embedding that video as a add on to enhance your blog post and enter the post for BPoM; this way you stand a chance to win both contest, and if you do, that is $100 in total. So what are we waiting for, let's all get our pens ready and write, or should I say fingers ready and type.


By tagging us on a blog post, it is taken that you have obtained the necessary permission to do so by the blog owner &/or blogger to have its contents shared on the World Wide Web. The authenticity of the said blog post shall be at the sole responsibility of the blogger &/or blog owner, and we will not be liable for the authenticity of any of the blog contents. Please exercise discretion when reading any of the blog posts tagged.

The information in the blogs tagged does not constitute an offer or an invitation by or on behalf of to subscribe or purchase any products/services/training methods/recommendations which may be described or referenced to therein. Any information given in this blog post is indicative only, is subject to change and does not constitute an obligation to believe in the contents described. Any reference to any information should be treated as preliminary only and subject to our formal written confirmation.

P.S: The disclaimers are written by Chaang; being a banker by profession, Chaang comes up with the best disclaimers. And being a disclaimer, the font sizes are always smaller. Haha, lol.

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