I Need Some Ideas!

I probably should have posted about this days ago, but it’s one of those times where I keep thinking I’m going to wake up, and if I told anyone all the good stuff would go away, so I’ve just kept mum.

Our humor site, Daily Shite, has started to take off. I don’t want to get into exact numbers, but let’s just say our crazy dream for getting over 100k hits in a month has already been far passed. For the month of February. Yes, today is only the 5th.

See why I’ve been afraid of jinxing things?

Anyhow, we are starting to look into trying to promote the site a bit more, and we’ve decided running a sponsored contest would fit the bill. Only, we aren’t really sure how to go about it.

In the past, PR people have approached me about doing it on my own blog, but Daily Shite is still pretty new, so we aren’t at that point yet. I don’t mind approaching companies for potential sponsorship, but the question is who?

Assuming it was something easy, like join our Facebook page, what could a site offer that would tempt you to enter to win? What would you like to see offered as a prize?

I know some of you have done a lot of these on your own sites, so any advice would be much appreciated!

(And have I mentioned you really should join our Facebook page?)

Update on the Ex Brother-In-Law Drama..Errr..Situation

Short and sweet, finally heard back from the people at the ex’s brother’s work where I had to report him for harassing me through my blog on company time.

Hello Sara,

I would like to follow up with you regarding your email dated September 16, 2009, in which you complained about receiving unwelcome messages from one of our employees who was using our IT system. We do appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention and allowing us the opportunity to address them.

We discussed this matter with Mark ******* and made it clear to him that he is not to use our computer system or internet connection for personal communications, including blog or website postings. We believe that should prevent a recurrence. I do ask that you let me know if you receive any further communications from our IP address or from our IT system.

Thank you again for your email.

With best regards,

M****** *****
Office, HR Manager

I sent them an email back thanking them for their help in all of this. Despite what he and my ex seem to think, just because a blog is readable by anyone, does NOT give you the right to send verbally abusive messages to the site owner just because you get a bug up your ass.