I like to think of Autosavant as more than a blog and of myself as more than a blogger. After all, the majority of our content is both original and long form compared to a typical blog. Our depth of analysis and our understanding of cars and the car business help set us apart. That being said, I was invited to participate as one of five “bloggers” in Chrysler’s Blogger Faceoff a few weeks ago. If I win this contest, one of our readers gets a very nice prize. To make it easy for you, just go to http://blog.chrysler.com/blogger-faceoff/ and vote for me. For more info about the contest, read on below.
The Blogger Faceoff is Chrysler’s attempt to build a following at its new blog, found at http://blog.chrysler.com/blogger-faceoff/. The contest works like this: there are five bloggers in the car blogger category (that’s where I am) and five in the mommy blogger category. Each of us was invited to submit between one and five 250-750 word blog posts on a short list of topics that Chrysler’s social media agency provided. I wrote four (writing an “Ode to the Hemi” seemed a bit too PR-heavy to me), and found it challenging to limit myself to 750 words. My contributions to the cause:
Everyone’s posts were published on Chrysler’s blog during the past week and a half, and voting is open right now. Though I may be somewhat biased, I feel that what sets my work apart from the others is that I avoided being a shill for Chrysler. How someone can write second-rate PR copy for Chrysler’s blogging contest and then look themselves in the mirror afterward is beyond me.
Here’s where I need your help. Please, vote for me! It takes two seconds – go to http://blog.chrysler.com/blogger-faceoff/ and submit your vote. You can vote daily until March 7, 2012.
If I am voted as the favorite car blogger, I win a trip for four to the NY Auto Show and hotel room, plus $2,300 in Visa gift cards. I also get a new 64 GB iPad 2 that I can give away to a lucky reader. Regardless of how well I do in this contest, I get a Chrysler leather overnight bag and executive portfolio. Chrysler’s official rules can be found here.
Note: My apologies for those of you who already followed the earlier, complicated instructions. It was a mistake to give away the iPad before I even won it – first I need to win the contest THEN I will worry about giving away the iPad. Your entries below still count – I promise. Until then, I am closing comments.