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Winner of the Guess the Country Blog Contest

The Guess the 150th Country Blog Contest is now officially over. We have a winner! At 11:22 this morning, I had my first visit from the country of El Salvador. Ego guessed El Salvador back on February 2, so Ego, you are the winner of the $25 Amazon gift certificate. (I will email you separately just in case you miss this post.) I have now had visitors from 151 countries — only 43 more to go! Thank you everyone for playing and for visiting the blog.

Still Time to Enter the Guess the Country Contest

There is still time to enter the Guess the 150th Country Blog Contest. The prize for the winner is a $25 Amazon gift certificate. Here is the math:

    194 countries in the world
    149 countries have visited the blog
      26 guesses already made on the next new country to visit
      19 countries left to guess

But if you want to participate, you better hurry. As soon as the 150th country visits, the contest is over.

Blog Contest: Guess the 150th Country!

Hi! Welcome to RayFowler.org and the “Guess the 150th Country” blog contest! It’s easy, it’s fun, and it costs you nothing to enter. While you are here, feel free to browse the Archives Page to get a feel for the site. If you enjoy your visit, be sure to bookmark the site or subscribe by email or feed reader so that you don’t miss any future posts.

The Contest:  I have been keeping track of how many different countries have visited this site since I first started blogging last March. As of today I have had visitors from 149 countries. I ran a similar contest last September when we approached the 100th country mark, so I thought it would be fun to revamp the contest, only this time it is: Guess the 150th country to visit my blog!

The Prize:  a $25 Amazon.com Gift Certificate

The Rules:

  1. Respond with your best guess in the comments section.
  2. One guess allowed per person.
  3. The contest closes when the 150th country visits. (One exception: If you are the first visitor from the 150th country, and you are the first person to guess your country, then your guess will be allowed, and you will win!)
  4. When a visitor from the 150th country visits the blog, I will check the comments on this post to see who named that country first.
  5. I will notify the winner by email and post the winning entry on the blog.

The Tips:

  1. Before you guess, be sure to visit the Stats page first to check which countries have already visited.
  2. Also before you guess, be sure to check the comments other people have already left to see if someone already guessed a particular country.
  3. When you leave your comment, you may want to place a check in the “Subscribe to Comments” box to track the progress of the contest. (When you check this box, future comments from this post will be emailed to you. You can unsubscribe at any time.)

That’s it! I believe there are only about 40 countries remaining, and I don’t know if they all have internet access, so go ahead and guess while you can. You can find a list of all the countries in the world at the Fun Facts link below.

Fun Facts:  How Many Countries In The World?

Now that is a question that’s somewhat difficult to answer, as there is no one right answer. Many sources offer different answers, and depending on the source, there are 189, 191, 192, 193 or 194 independent countries in the world today.

Blog Contest: Guess the 100th Country!

Hi! Welcome to RayFowler.org and the “Guess the 100th Country” blog contest! It’s easy, it’s fun, and it costs you nothing to enter. While you are here, feel free to browse the Archives Page to get a feel for the site. If you enjoy your visit, be sure to bookmark the site or subscribe by email or feed reader so that you don’t miss any future posts.

The Contest:  Just for fun I have been keeping track of how many different countries have visited this site since I started blogging in March. Today I had two new countries pop up in the stats: Namibia (country #98) and Chile (country #99). So, I thought it would be fun to run a little contest: Guess the 100th country to visit my blog!

The Prize:  a $25 Amazon.com Gift Certificate

The Rules:

  1. Respond with your best guess in the comments section.
  2. One guess allowed per person.
  3. The contest closes when the 100th country visits. (One exception: If you are the first visitor from a new country, and you are the first person to guess your country, then your guess will be allowed, and you will win!)
  4. When a visitor from the 100th country visits the blog, I will check the comments on this post to see who named that country first.
  5. I will notify the winner by email and post the winning entry on the blog. (If no one guesses the right country, then no one wins. 🙁 )

The Tips:

  1. Be sure to visit the Stats page first to check which countries have already visited.
  2. Be sure to check the comments others leave before you to see if someone already guessed a particular country.
  3. When you leave your comment, you may want to place a check in the “Subscribe to Comments” box to track the progress of the contest. (When you check this box, future comments from this post will be emailed to you. You can unsubscribe at any time.)

That’s it! Have fun, and may the best country-guesser win!

Fun Facts:  How Many Countries In The World?

Now that is a question that’s somewhat difficult to answer, as there is no one right answer. Many sources offer different answers, and depending on the source, there are 189, 191, 192, 193 or 194 independent countries in the world today.

“Don’t Stop Me Now, I’m on a Blog Roll!”

The winning entries from the Clever Blogging T-Shirt Contest are now available for purchase. You can read about my major award here. Here is a sample of my winning entry on a men’s baseball tee.

       

Here are some links if you want to see some of the other designs.

Feel free to purchase if you want, but, no, I do not make any money from the sales. 🙁   This is just my own humble contribution to the blogosphere. 😉

“It’s a Major Award. I Won It!”

Welcome Blogging Expertise readers!

Yes, it’s true. I just won 5th prize in the Clever Blogging T-Shirt contest put on by Sarah Lewis over at Blogging Expertise. I feel like Ralphie’s dad in A Christmas Story: “It’s not just a lamp. It’s a Major Award. I won it!”

My winning t-shirt slogan was this: “Don‘t stop me now, I‘m on a blog roll.” You can check out the other winning entries here. My prize?

Ray will receive Organic Body Wash, Organic Lip Balm and Organic Insect Repellent. (Provided by Tennille Chambers’ Organic Lifestyle Income Opportunity.)

Hmmm, I think I will put these on the same shelf as the Cherry Blossom Shower Gel. 🙂

Thank you, Sarah, for running such a fun contest and for providing such an excellent blog for your readers! And thank you, Tennille, for the great prizes!