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BlogEngage: First 10,000 Votes

Top BlogEngage VoterIt started innocently enough. I joined a social network for bloggers and browsed around. Soon, I met some great folks like Ileane, karlfoxley1, AggieBrad, hishaman, and many others. And, of course, bbrian017, creator of BlogEngage.

After seeing some very helpful, generous behavior from others, I decided that my “pay it forward” would be to blast out some voting love to as many other bloggers as I could handle. Just a little pat on the back of encouragement. No big deal.

But then, just a few hours ago, I was apprised that my aggressive move to win the contest was being watched. Only problem was, I didn’t know I was competing! I knew Brian was running a year-end contest, but given my late-in-the-year introduction to BlogEngage, I didn’t imagine I could be in the running, so I never bothered to even read the details.

Look, we have six kids, I homeschool, we own three companies, I crank out three blogs (one large group blog and two smaller blogs). Did I mention that it’s Christmas week and we are in the middle of building our dream home? Worrying about the beating out other bloggers just isn’t on the agenda this month…year…decade.

Still, I thought it would be a fun challenge to see if I could vote up enough blog posts to get to the 10,000 mark. Early this morning, it happened.

So come on along everyone! Vote up your friends. It’s nice up here and I don’t want to be alone!

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  • bbrian017 December 18, 2009, 9:25 am

    This is crazy Alision, I cannot imagine how long it took you to reach 10,000 votes! I wish our karma was working so you could be updated! All the power to you! looks like you’re going to be the winner for our year end contest for the member who voted the most.
    .-= bbrian017´s last blog ..50 USD Revenue Sharing Bonus from CrowdA =-.

  • Alison Moore Smith December 18, 2009, 10:08 am

    Thanks, Brian. The answer lies in the amount of sleep I average each night. About 4. Not good for overall well-being. Really good for BlogEngage voting!

    I do not underestimate the powers of those barely behind me to catch up! I just wanted to break the 10,000 mark first. Make a bit of BE history. Now, back to me real life!

  • Will December 18, 2009, 12:59 pm

    Hi Alison,
    Reading this I wonder if you have time to sleep!
    Great stuff …
    ( and if you can find the time please spend a couple of minutes entering the contest below!)
    .-= Will´s last blog ..Brianwave – The Alexa Ranking Contest =-.

  • Alison Moore Smith December 18, 2009, 1:29 pm

    Will, thanks for stopping by!

    I’ll take a shot at your contest. I have to confess that Alexa baffles me. The data seems flawed to me. But my guess will be flawed as well, so maybe they’ll converge!

  • Hesham December 18, 2009, 6:37 pm

    – Wake up in the morning, have breakfast… open BlogEngage,
    – take some snacks, and keep voting!
    – your eyes hurt you.. who cares!
    – feeling stressed after a few hours? it’s OK!

    Congratulation Alison, you really amazed me this morning, and I knew it since you was quite yesterday 😉
    .-= Hesham @ FamousBloggers´s last blog ..How to Make Money from ComLuv Social Network – MMO from here and there #2 =-.

  • ileane December 18, 2009, 7:11 pm

    Way to go girl! You have been so supportive of the community. Not only do you vote but you leave valuable comments. Thanks so much for mentioning me here. The pleasure is all mine.

    Get some rest!

    .-= ileane´s last blog ..Blog Engagers That Make My Day! =-.

  • Karl Foxley December 18, 2009, 7:17 pm

    Awesome stuff Alison and thanks for the support you’ve shown me over at BE.

    Now, go get some sleep. 🙂

    Warmest regards,

    .-= Karl Foxley´s last blog ..Do You Want Some Word-Of-Mouth Blog Marketing? Better Get On BlogEngage.com =-.

  • Brad Harmon December 19, 2009, 12:01 am

    I’m wondering if she is also going to go for the most comments record. She is slowly inching towards Brian.

    I hope people appreciate Alison’s hard work. She’s officially earned the Go Giver title.
    .-= Brad Harmon´s last blog ..All I Want for Christmas is Your Blog Engage Votes =-.

  • Rose (Bloggertalk) December 19, 2009, 12:30 am

    Congrats Allison. I have a long way before I’m there.
    .-= Rose (Bloggertalk)´s last blog ..Where did santa get all those elves =-.

  • Alison Moore Smith December 19, 2009, 11:17 pm

    Hey, all, thank you for the very kind words! Just more evidence what a great platform Brian has created.

    As for the top voting, Brad passed me up earlier today. I’m ahead of him again now, but I’m sure that’s a very temporary status!

    Comments? No way. He’s miles ahead of me. I have no ambition in that arena. But Ileane, you can claim that title!

  • Will December 20, 2009, 6:37 pm

    Hi Alison,

    Looking forward to your flawed guess in the Alexa “Brianwave” contest !
    Was just checking your BE profile & Karma by the way –
    and see that like me you’re absolutely floored there too.

    Must head for bed now… goodnight!


    .-= Will´s last blog ..Ben-Lang.com =-.

  • Dana January 2, 2010, 5:22 am

    This kind of article that make me join blog engage. Hope i can find my way to be better community member on it.
    .-= Dana @ Blogging Update´s last blog ..Blog in New Year 2010 =-.

  • Alison Moore Smith January 2, 2010, 5:27 am

    Dana, it really is a great group of folks that offers lots of support from other bloggers. Glad to hear you joined!

  • Alison Moore Smith January 2, 2010, 5:30 am

    Oh, Will, Brian said that those of us lower in the alphabet are (at least for now) currently doomed to no karma. I should have registered with my name instead of under WinWith1! Maybe he’ll hack the database for me!

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