Tuesday we announced the TypePad for Dummies Giveaway Contest and ever since I have had a permanent smile on my face as the suggestions have rolled in. The TypePad Team have really enjoyed all the submissions on what you would write your For Dummies book about, and we were introduced to a ton of new bloggers we hadn't met before. So if you participated - thank you! This has been A LOT of fun.
While all the comments were excellent we noticed some trending themes that we thought were worth highlighting for your entertainment and perhaps (the publisher) Wiley's consideration ;)
Bizarrely, personal hygiene appears high on the list of things that our bloggers would like to help people resolve. Hygiene in the workplace issues? Bruce can help - how kind! The more mature bloggers chimed in too - we loved the littleredhens plea to help her get younger people blogging. She's only 76. Camelama the cat offered her tips on maximum fur shedding, while Niquita can tell you a thing or two about litter box etiquette. Most useful.
The mommies and daddies were out in force. We could have for dummies books on everything from advice on breastfeeding, to protecting your toddler's modesty (thanks Stephanie) to sending them away to college from another Bruce.
But we had to chose so we did. The winners were a mixture of books we'd like to read, ideas that made us laugh and suggestions that got us thinking.
1) Profit Doctor - An anatomy book: Gummies, Tummies and Bummies for Dummies
2) Dan Baldwin - Getting raw (and not breaking up with your family) for Dummies. A Book on Raw Food.
4) Michelle Yard - Marketing to the over 50's for Dummies
5) Liz@this fullhouse - Don't call me Dummy for Dummies - How some of us prefer to be referred to as challenged
If any one would like to buy the book, Wiley has enjoyed the contest so much they have offered us $5 back offer. Just click on the image to the right.
We'll contact the winners via email or blog comments. Well Done to everyone!