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May 21st, 2014 (08:26 pm)

Hey, so, uh, I totally told myself I wasn't going to do this anymore unless I absolutely had to, but right now I'm in last place by a fair amount in this week's LJ Idol competition in my tribe, and the poll ends in like 24 hours, so if any of you liked my entry about the "Keep Calm and _____" meme and would like to throw me a vote, I would be so happy. I've really been enjoying writing for this, and I'd hate to leave so soon. As always, there's some great stuff up there by other people, and if you've the time to spare there's a lot that's well worth reading. I'm hoping to do a rec list by midday tomorrow myself. But, yeah. Thanks, and hope you're not grinding your teeth at my friendspage-spamming!


Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)

Yeah, after I posted here it suddenly started going well! I’ve decided not to post the irritating vote-pleas here until there are 24 hours or less left, because the vote totals near the beginning aren’t that relevant, but this time I was in last place with 9 votes -- the next person up had 11 and the median was like 18 -- when I hit the 24-hour deadline. So I posted this entry and went to bed and in the morning when I woke up I had 22 votes and it kept climbing. My problem is I don’t know whether the vote totals were originally low because I posted right at the deadline, so people might have been reading it last and thus might not have been voting on it until late, or whether my posting to my LJ gave me a bump that created some momentum. Or maybe most of the votes I eventually wound up with were from my LJ friends; I have no idea how many readers I actually have here anymore. Anyway, point is, I always feel stupid when I post these desperate pleas to my LJ and then my vote total starts climbing and I look silly for fretting. But I don’t know whether asking for votes here is part of why my vote totals go up so I’m always afraid not to do it. And... yeah. But I did wind up doing well this time around! Hopefully that will continue and I won’t need to bother you guys very often!

Posted by: Chris Schmidt (crschmidt)
Posted at: May 27th, 2014 03:01 am (UTC)

For what little it's worth, I 1. Enjoy reading the stories you've been posting, 2. Don't consider a weekly "hey, help me out" to be nagging.

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