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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Blogging Contests update - I'm in 7th Place!

Wow! Things are shaking up in the Blog Your Way to Antarctica contest! Each day, new people throw their hats in and many of them are terribly interesting folk...and funny, too.


I've been keeping my eye on the competition, especially the fast movers -which include me P. Harris (@twitchhiker), M. Menzuel, and B. Cohen. Though I still have many votes to get to get in the lead, I've been keeping my eyes on my fellow 2nd pack breakers.

That's because positions 1-4 had been relatively static since the contests began (June 23, 2009) - with each of them adding a modest # of votes daily to keep their respective places.

But over the weekend the jockeying intensified. 1st place guy, L. Monterio crossed the 1000 votes barrier making his lead even bigger. M. Theiss moved into 3rd place Saturday knocking A. Thomas to 4th place. And yesterday morning I discovered he's knocked GrrlScientist out of her firm 2nd place position. Oh, He wants it...but not as badly as I do.

Friday afternoon, I was in 13th place. I set a weekend goal of adding 200 votes. I nearly reached it, failing short by only 25 votes. As of right now I am solidly in 7th place and knocking on 6th place. I only need 7 more votes!

All of this can't be done without the gracious support (and votes) from my online community.
So here is my shout list.
  • My Facebook Friends - including family members, college friends, and facebook groups. You can click on the link to "friend me"
  • Twitterville supporters - #bwb #stl Tweeps especially - You can follow me on Twitter as @FeteSociety, where I most tweet about St. Louis social events. (I wear a couple of different blog hats, if you didn't know).
  • Blogging While Brown Conference attendees and supporters.
  • Stress Free Friday - a social networking group in St. Louis
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Young Friends -an extra big hug and kiss go out to Andrea, Lynn, and Benjamin. They've been re-posting announcements like crazy!


Plus, I have an online entourage. (No, not really, I just think it sounds clever); But I have been mentioned by other websites and blogs supporting me.

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks. The contest continues until September 30th so the campaigning must continue. If you're interested in supporting me, please email me. I can provide a widget or an email with more info about the contest and links!

But wait there's more...

The 2009 Black Weblog Awards nominations are still open until Saturday, July 25, 2009. That's eleven more days to submit your nominations for Urban Science Adventures! © as the Best Science/Technology Blog. Click the image below.

My site was nominated for a Black Weblog Award!

5 comments:

kat calvin said...
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kat calvin said...

This is a great competition! I write a blog and I'll put up a post in the next few days telling everyone to vote for you!! Good luck!

Black on Campus said...

This sounds like a very cool competition, with a great prize! I hope you win.

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Just wanted to let you know that I have put a link on my site so visitors can go vote for you. I hope you get lots of votes. Do you know about the SITs group? Lots of young mom bloggers who would probably love to hear what you are doing with kids...and they are very supportive of other women bloggers. Check them out at http://www.thesitsgirls.com/

womantech said...

very informatife , back soon

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