Dilemna: I’m a blogging scholarship contest finalist and don’t know how to ask for votes (or if I want to).

November 14, 2012 – 6:36 pm

I’m a finalist in the blogging scholarship contest, which feels odd because I blog for my future self — not for pageviews or rankings or whatnot (though it’s been an amazing thing to get to know people through, and I am very grateful for that!) I think now we’re supposed to get people to vote for us, but I’ve never really known how to do that (nor have I ever been particularly comfortable doing it).

If the internet is listening… halp? I’m not sure why I’m so uncomfortable around the topic of “hey look, publicity! ask people for votes!” — and because of that awkwardness, I don’t actually know how to go about it (I mean, I’m sure I could brainstorm ideas, but the “aaah, awkward!” makes me have something of a mental block about it).

I’m also kind of mired in this massive overload of work and life stuff at the moment, which makes my thinking less clear than I’d like it to be, and means I’m focused on other things, like acquiring funding for next school year, passing my classes this semester, and ensuring I don’t implode over Thanksgiving break when I’m supposed to be spending quality time with family and friends. So, um… if you have thoughts on this, I’d welcome them, because I… have no brain cells capable of firing on it right now.

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  1. 2 Responses to “Dilemna: I’m a blogging scholarship contest finalist and don’t know how to ask for votes (or if I want to).”

  2. I’m advertising it. You can vote once a day, apparently.

    By Mark Hoemmen on Nov 14, 2012

  3. No need to change anything for anyone else, just be your awesome self and continue blogging. The people who read your blog will vote for you if given the chance through no prompting from you because none is needed. I (and I’m sure others) benefit from reading your blog because of the universality of many of the issues you illustrate. And because of your unique exposition style and content.

    By kevix on Nov 15, 2012

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