I Won the Blog Engage 2012 Guest Blogging Contest

My very first time taking first place in a Blog Engage Guest Blogging contest and it happened to be the annual contest where the winner received $1,000 USD as the prize.

My article Should You Give Up On Blog Commenting had over 1,300 Twitter Retweets, 2,300+ Facebook Shares, over 700 Google +1’s, 638 Pinterest Pins and over 750 comments left on the article.


I was up against some very stiff competition with Abhi and Holly doing more networking and Holly actually getting much more engagement and quality conversations on her article in my opinion, if conversation quality counted rather than simple numbers she would have won.

But the $1,000 USD is just fuel for the Dragon Blogger Fans, as I will be using some of this sum to help pay down some of my own bills, but the rest will be put into giveaways for DragonBlogger.com fans and in addition I have teamed up with Brian from Blog Engage and we will be hosting 3 Google Nexus 7 giveaways in the upcoming months, that’s right 3, not just one!

I am always looking to host giveaways and get other bloggers in the mix as well, so if you are interested let me know if you want to be a co-host of any of the Google Nexus 7 giveaway contests.

-Justin Germino

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Justin Germino

IT Manager who is a married father of two children living in Southern California, my hobbies include running a technology blog, doing product reviews, playing video games (gamer for life), and spending quality time with my family.

  • Congrats Justin, you worked hard all year and you deserve to be in first place. To be honest no one even came close to your social media marketing so you should be very happy with the outcome.

    • Yeah, my social media reach and growth has been my primary focus for 2012 and it shows.