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Ugh. I hate begging.

Cross-posted from Frozen Sharon

As much as I really really really want to win this trip to Antarctica, it's pretty easy to get frustrated.

Because getting into the top 5 is based just on votes, I feel like I have to keep posting about it to get my Twitter, Facebook & LJ friends to vote. But I hate feeling like I'm a pest. There are only so many of them that are willing to go through the registration process to vote even though I assure them that Quark Expeditions doesn't share their email and doesn't spam them. You get maybe one email a month, and it's easy to unsubscribe.

I think the only way I will get more votes is if I can get some celebrities to tweet about it. Or maybe even some local media. The problem is that whole I hate feeling like a pest thing. I don't want to send bulk emails asking, and doing individual ones takes time. Also, if it's someone I just connect with on Twitter, I have to convince them with only 140 characters.

I just need to find a way to get more people to spread the word! I did make an easy to remember custom short url for voting: http://bit.ly/FrozenMoose so it will be easier to give out the link. I know, /FrozenSharon would make more sense, but I used that one last time, and it was actually the inspiration for the blog name!

D'oh! It just occurred to me as I typed that last paragraph that since the bit.ly links are case sensitive that I can make the link http://bit.ly/frozensharon and also http://bit.ly/frozenSharon. So I just did.

As for how I'm doing so far in the contest? Well, I started campaigning for votes seriously on Aug 9th and at that point I was down in 36th place. Right now I am tied in 24th. Unfortunately I need 419 votes to hit 5th place. On the bright side, of the 23 people above me, only 8 of them have received more votes than me in the 10 days since Aug 9th.

I've got 11 more days. I need to average 40 votes per day if I'm going to hit the top 5. Probably more like 50/day since I'm sure other people will still be getting votes too. I've got to figure out a way. If any of y'all have ideas or suggestions I'd love to hear them.

Oh, and I put a Moose post up there earlier this week: Vote for Moose!


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 20th, 2010 07:37 am (UTC)
Well, I voted. And I just tweeted this:

Let's send a James Marsters fan to Antarctica! She needs our votes! http://bit.ly/frozensharon

Aug. 20th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
Woo hoo! Thanks Mad!
Aug. 20th, 2010 11:41 am (UTC)
I voted!
Aug. 20th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lynne! :)
Aug. 21st, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
I voted and just pimped your cause in my journal :-)

And I'm gearing myself up for Face book -- you'll be like my third post
Aug. 22nd, 2010 03:53 pm (UTC)
Can I vote for Moose when I've voted for you already?

ETA Nevermind. Figured that one out. I'm going to take a nap now.

Edited at 2010-08-22 03:56 pm (UTC)
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