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Pleasant surprise: my Bubbles Underwater & Beyond are selected for the ELLE 2011 Bloggers' Grand Prix, in the Travel category! It's up to you to vote, by clicking on the little heart, until December 2nd.
Vote until December 2
It's nice, I admit. I did not ask for anything, I did not register anywhere. But SHE selected me for her 2011 Bloggers' Grand Prix.
It was by an e-mail received on Tuesday that I learned that my Bubbles Underwater & Beyond were among the 10 blogs chosen in the Travel category. Not very proud.
The vote of Internet users counts, in the final choice of the jury. If you like Bubbles Underwater & BeyondTherefore, dear readers, please click on the banner below and then on the little heart in the page that will open:
The system is not very practical: you then have to validate your vote by clicking again on the link you receive by e-mail. (By the way, they're building up quite a mailing file at SHE.)
We can only vote once a day. Normal.
But the thing that skews it is that there can only be one voter per IP address... I found that out at the office. Some of my colleagues, well-meaning and ready to click (too nice), saw the message: "You've already voted today. "Yes, all the computers share the same connection...
Well, that said, you who don't work with me, you have the right to click every day, from your home or work, until December 2nd!
I am not a beast to contest
In truth, I am not particularly the type to run for blogging contests. I do not like asking for clicks all the time ...
Of course, I'll do a little stimulus on Facebook and Twitterbut not too much either. It pollutes the walls, begging for votes, like that. And then it can annoy, in the long run.
Nevertheless, after Glamour and Marie Claire in 2009 and then the Info Cup In 2010, this blog will end up making me look like a competition beast... Even if, by not wanting to ask for too many clicks, I have the art of finishing eternal second!
This time, as in Marie Claire, maybe I can hope to finish at the top of my category, namely Travel. But the jury's final choice will probably be on a Beauty, Fashion or Cooking blog ... We're at home SHE, anyway. I do not care a bit, at the same time. I am already very happy to think that this competition should make it possible to discover Bubbles Underwater & Beyond to new readers.
As for the lots (Olympus compact cameras), I confess that they do not fascinate me especially, since I am already more than very well equipped with my Canon Eos 7D and some valuable goals. In fact, the idea of being in the SHE December 23 tickle me much more, I admit ...
But I'm not going to sulk over my pleasure. So I'm playing the game! Hence this post and this call for clicks... To your good heart, ladies and gentlemen! (And I'll bring you back to Indonesia in the next article, I promise.)