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For the first time in 7 years, my annual guest blogging contest has been gamified, thanks to our Chrome sponsor Captain Up.
What does it mean that the 7JGBC has been gamified?
With the publication of the first guest post on Thursday August 1st, until the end of the 7th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest – the 7JGBC – on
September 24th October 17th, any visitor to JobMob during the 7-week contest time frame will earn points and badges.
For every article you visit, for every comment you make, for every social media share and more, you will earn points and badges and everything will be tracked via the Leaderboard.
How do you play?
Visit any page on JobMob and you'll see the Captain Up dashboard widget (pictured here at right) floating in the lower righthand corner of your browser window (desktop browsers only, for now).
Click ‘Sign in to Play' and the Start Your Adventure window will appear, where you can sign in with your Twitter or Facebook account. A few more clicks, and you'll have already earned your first points and badges.
Why should you play?
Fun and prizes.
The top 3 point-getters in the leaderboard – not including ‘Jacob Share' – at the end of the contest, who have also earned certain special contest badges, will all win prizes:
- The top point-getter, the person at the top of the leaderboard, will win $150, sponsored by MyBlogGuest
- The second top point-getter at the top of the leaderboard that day will win $100, sponsored by MyBlogGuest
- The third top point-getter at the top of the leaderboard that day will win $50, sponsored by H.T. Prof Executive Search
Once you get into the game, you'll see that it's tough to not check the Leaderboard regularly to see how you're doing compared to the other players.
How do you earn points and badges?
You'll earn points for almost anything you do on JobMob throughout the contest:
- Visiting the site
- Commenting on articles
- Retweeting articles
- Liking articles
- +1'ing articles
- Watching YouTube clips
- Liking the JobMob Facebook page
There are over 60 different badges to be earned and more will be added during the contest.
Some are easy and some are hard. To get an idea of what's required to win any given badge, click the gray person icon (beneath the globe icon) in the game widget, click the Badges tab in the popup window that appears, then click on any badge for more information about it.
What are the ‘certain special contest badges' needed to qualify for prizes?
Every guest post in the 7JGBC has its own unique badge, awarded for visiting that guest post.
In order to qualify for the the prizes, assuming you're one of the top 3 point-getters, you must have earned all the guest post badges i.e. you must have visited all the guest post entries.
That's it! Click ‘Sign in to Play' and join in the game asap.
Ask them in the comments, but join the game first so you can earn points with your questions 🙂
This article is part of the The $10000 7th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest.