Beliefnet Announces the Winner of Their “Be the Next Beliefnet Blogger” Campaign

Beliefnet, the Web’s leading multi-faith inspiration and spirituality site and a property of BN Media (Norfolk, VA), announced B. Dave Walters as the winner of their “Be the Next Beliefnet Blogger” contest.

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Beliefnet (www.beliefnet.com), the Web’s leading multi-faith inspiration and spirituality site and a property of BN Media (Norfolk, VA), announced B. Dave Walters as the winner of their “Be the Next Beliefnet Blogger” contest. The search for the next columnist began on July 1, 2011 and concluded August 31, 2011.

During the month of July, Beliefnet Community members competed to join the award-winning team of experts, Beliefnet Voices, in the categories of News & Politics, Faith, Hope & Inspiration, Entertainment, and Health & Holistic Spirituality. Judging for the contest was conducted by guest bloggers and veterans of Beliefnet Voices. The guest judges selected five experts and an announcement was made to the community on August 12, 2011. These finalists were further judged by their peers and the Beliefnet audience. Dave overwhelmingly triumphed with 63% of the votes. The second nearest contestant was Yogashanan having 26% of the total votes.

Dave considers himself a mix between Joel Osteen and the “Old Spice” commercial guy. He is an experienced life coach, writer, and radio personality whose mission in life is to serve others. Dave will join the Beliefnet Voices as a blogger and will have an opportunity to share his expertise with the millions that visit Beliefnet each month.

To read Dave’s blog, visit http://community.beliefnet.com/bdavewalters2/blog. You can also join the Beliefnet Community by visiting http://community.beliefnet.com. After becoming a member, visit http://community.beliefnet.com/bethenextbeliefnetblogger/blog/2011/08/17/announcing_our_finalists to see the writings of our finalists.

Dave’s new blog on Beliefnet will launch in early October and will be announced on Beliefnet’s home page.

About Beliefnet

Beliefnet, a property of BN Media (Norfolk, VA) and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online, is the largest multi-faith online community for spirituality and inspiration. Its mission is to help people find and walk a spiritual path that instills comfort, hope, clarity, strength and happiness for people who are exploring their own faith or curious about others. Beliefnet is the definitive source of spiritual information presented without defined editorial point-of-view, and is a leading authority for major news organizations in the United States. It covers an exhaustive range of topics and is continually enhanced by its users. Resources include blogs and social networking tools, feature articles and videos, quizzes, devotionals, photo galleries and interviews with noted politicians, celebrities and spiritual leaders. Beliefnet has more than 14 million newsletter subscribers and averages nearly three million unique visitors per month. Beliefnet is not affiliated with any spiritual organization or movement.

About BN Media

The mission of BN Media is to serve the vast online market for spirituality and inspiration, bringing audio-visual and written content to the masses while helping people make a difference for their favorite nonprofit organization. BN Media achieves this by bridging the gap through which ordinary activities inspire activism, online giving and volunteerism.
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