Before I get to the groveling, I want to sincerely thank all of the nice people who have been voting for me. You guys rock. Your support has been so heartwarming. Each time someone posts a note of encouragement or shares my link with their network, it’s like getting a virtual hug. So, thanks.
Today’s post is a little reality check – if you’ve been watching the “How’s the Voting Going?” page, you may have noticed that the gap between my vote count and the top-twenty has been widening incrementally over the past few days.
I did the math, and in order to become a serious contender for a spot in round two, I need to be racking up around 200-300 votes PER DAY. Yep. I realize that this is a LOT of votes. I realize that – even though it’s free and doesn’t require any icky registration or anything – voting isn’t always the easiest thing to do. People get busy, they forget. I understand.
Today I’d like to sweeten the deal.
If you happened to visit the “What’s In It For Me” page, you will have read about my offer to hold a couple of random drawings with cash and charity donations as the prizes. I’ve realized that a little instant gratification might be, well, a little more gratifying; so I’m changing things up a bit.
Do you have a favorite charity or cause that you like to support? Maybe your school is in need of new playground equipment or a batch of art supplies. Well, I’d like to help. Starting today, I’ll be setting up special pages for various causes and will donate $0.15 per vote to the cause of your choice. That’s $0.05 more than Box Tops for Education, people.
If you’d like to participate, it’s as easy as 1-2-3:
- Email me at jamielee19 at verizon dot net with your info (name, email, phone, name of charity/cause)
- I’ll set up a special page and send you a custom link that you can share with your network.
- I’ll be able to track the number of clicks to your special page, and – at the end of voting on Nov 6th – I’ll tally up the total clicks and send you a check made out to the charity or organization of your choice.
What if you don’t have a favorite charity?
Even if you don’t have a cause, you can help mine. 🙂 If 50 people badger 4 friends each, there’s the 200 votes per day needed to pull off a miracle. Could you find 4 friends who’d be willing to vote once a day for the next two-and-a-half weeks? How about your mom? Your kids? A couple co-workers? Your babysitter? ANYone? Bueller? Bueller?
Ok – now I’ll stop with the imploring and get back to having some fun. I hope you’re enjoying the blog and finding posts that you’d like to share with friends. (Hint: sharing fun content is a great way to get your friends involved without having to grovel yourself.)
Again – thank you SO MUCH for all your support this far into the journey. I hope that we can rally our troops to see this thing through. Wouldn’t it be a great come-from-behind win? (Cue Rocky “Eye of the Tiger” theme song.)
Photo Credit: mouton.rebelle
This post is part of my Good Mood Gig Campaign. If you’re enjoying your visit, I hope you’ll consider voting for me. Thanks for sharing your day. Here’s to your good mood!