It 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!