January 12, 2006 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon
Idol Go Home (www.idolgohome.com), the nation’s preeminent online game and interactive community for fans of American Idol, announced recently that a three-week blogging competition will start on Thursday, January 12 to celebrate the premiere of American Idol 5.
“Idol Go Home’s Blog World is a unique, innovative and highly-visible forum for American Idol fans,” notes Adam Pick, Idol Go Home founder. “Imagine an online space where every single American Idol fan can share their thoughts about the show, That is exactly what we created!”
Idol Go Home, like its predecessor Rock Star Go Home, will also feature celebrity bloggers. So far, Deanna Johnston, a finalist from Rock Star: INXS and Stephen Perkins, drummer for Jane’s Addiction, have been identified.
“The official Idol Go Home online game starts on January 17, with some great prizes for participants who correctly pick American Idol show results,” notes Pick. “But, we wanted to start the launch party with a blogging competition. It’s real simple and free! Just set up your blog and start writing. Whoever is the most popular blogger from January 12 until February 2,2006 wins two hundred and fifty dollars ($250).”
To compete in the Blog World competition, simply go to idolgohome.com. Once you join the free site, you can immediately start your own personal blog. The Idol Go Home blogs feature the latest in technology including personal photos, personal links, Real Simple Syndication (RSS) and My Yahoo feeds.
“We want our bloggers to have a complete experience!” Pick concluded. “The technology in the blog world will empower each blogger to have some serious fun and perhaps win some serious money in the process.”
About Idol Go Home
The second in a series of Web-based games tied to reality television programming, Idol Go Home (www.idolgohome.com) is the nation’s foremost online interactive game for American Idol fans. Created in tandem with the fifth season of American Idol (premiering January 17, 2006), Idol Go Home attracts thousands of registered participants and offers great prizes for players correctly predicting American Idol result. In addition to prizes and giveaways, Idol Go Home gives fans a voice through its continually-growing Blog World, which features celebrity bloggers, including Deanna Johnston from Rock Star: INXS. Idol Go Home is a personal fan site and community. It is not an official site of the American Idol television show.