A very Happy new year to all of my readers 🙂 I hope 2005 is a prosperous year for you all.

As a way of showing gratitude to all my readers I have decided this year to run a small competition, a way of giving something back to you. Let`s face it a Blog without readers is a bit like a shop in a desert! It may look good but if no one comes through the door it will soon go out of business 🙁 This competition is to show I appreciate you all.

We at FifteenDegrees-North are always looking to improve upon our services and design`s and as a general rule I know most of the Blogging community to be a fair minded lot 🙂

So this is how the competion will work.

I want you to critique my website, you can do this by commenting to this post. I will keep this post`s comments open for the whole of January and then close them off. At that time I will go through all the comments with my design team and between us we will pick the comments we feel we can get the most value from.

Your comments need to be in these areas.

1. Overall look, feel and content of the Blog?
2. Overall look, feel and content of the website?
3. Ease of use and navigation elements of the website?
4. Is it readily understandable what we do?
5. Any changes you would make or like to see.

That`s it. Nothing nasty please its meant to be fun 🙂 Let`s be constructive! I will moderate the comments of course, but I am very fair and will not edit them in anyway unless it`s offensive. No copying of previous comments is allowed, you must be unique in your critique (I should be a poet ha ha)

The winner will get…

1. A Movable Type personal or commercial Blog (5 users, your choice of license) installed to a location of your choice and then skinned by my top desinger. You will be allowed 3 iterations of skin. Once your Blog is installed we will install Jay`s Great anti spam tool MT Blacklist for you (if you wish). This whole package is a $600 value 🙂 Not bad for giving me some valuable feedback ehh! Well it is the new year and I`m a happy soul 🙂

2. A FREE copy of my Adwords Masterclass course. Value $50

3. A FREE copy of my RSS-Masterclass course (the new unreleased version). Value $97

4. 5,000 visitors to your Blog from Blog Explosion paid by us. You open the account we will fund your account for the visitors.

Second place will get…

1. A top logo design. Value $150

2. A FREE copy of my Adwords Masterclass course. Value $50

3. A FREE copy of my RSS-Masterclass course (the new unreleased version). Value $97

4. 2,500 visitors to your Blog from Blog Explosion paid by us. You open the account we will fund your account for the visitors.

So there you go, critique away, good luck to you all and may you have a great new year wherever you are…

Mark…

PS
Fortune favours the brave as the saying goes. So to deter you all sitting there thinking I will wait and comment last (as if you were)! The first person to comment will get a favicon created for their Blog or website. Favicons would charge $100 to create one for you.