Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shame, Shame, I Know Your Name

Okay, kids. We're all grown-ups here, so I'll say this as plainly as I can and hope I don't offend anyone. If I do, well, maybe you should consider why you're offended.

I'm holding a contest right now to show my appreciation for all my loyal followers. Yes, part of my motivation is to drive more traffic to my blog, but the main point is to say, "Hey, you all are super awesome, and I couldn't do this writing thing without you."

So to the person (or persons) adding extra entries under made up profiles to up your chances, please stop. It's not fair to all the others who are playing by the rules and it's only making you look bad. And yes, I'm positive this is happening. Don't ask me how I know. Maybe I'm psychic. My kids think I am. ;)

I have comment moderation on for that post, and the additional entries have not been posted, so, if it's not you, don't bother looking for them and trying to figure out who it is. You won't find anything to give them away.

So, that's all I wanted to say. One set of entries per person (not profile), according to the rules.

If you feel you're above the rules, you will be awarded this scarlet C to wear not so proudly on your blog. I'm kidding. But really, people, don't cheat. It's not cool.

And if you want the badge, feel free to take it and use it for your own nefarious purposes. >:)


  1. Awesome badge, Abby. It's just a shame you had a need to create it.

  2. +JMJ+

    I had known that some people put up blogs just so they can say they promoted contests they want to win. (It's clear that those blogs have absolutely no readers, anyway, and therefore add up to no promotion at all.) But creating several profiles is a new one to me! Yes, they should be ashamed of themselves.

    And of course I believe you're psychic! ;-)

  3. that's crazy (another C word!)
    i mean, there's so many blog contests. there's plenty of goodies to go around

  4. I agree with Eric. That is an awesome badge.

    I'm trying really hard not to laugh at the fact that you had to create it.

    What a strange world...

  5. I love winning contests just as much as the next person, but doesn't it take some of the sweetness out of the win when you've loaded the dice, so to speak?

    On a brighter note, it looks like your badge-making/procrastinating skills are growing every day! ;)

  6. Boy, that's weird that someone would do that. Too bad, but I'm glad you caught them!

  7. I'm with Eric, awesome badge but sorry you actually had to create it. *hugs*

  8. Bwahahaha!! Is it weird that I find that funny? And not just the badge, though the badge rocks.

    I've seen people do this all over the web, usually to back themselves up in an argument. Once on the Writer Beware blog, a scam agent posted as three different profiles in the same thread, telling everyone the post about her was completely false and she was a wonderful agent. And once, I swear I saw someone post an angry vitriolic filled rant to their blog and then use a different profile to comment on it with approval.

    What's hilarious to me is how obvious such tactics usually are. But you know that already. I give you an A badge for Awesome!

  9. Yikes! Why would someone do this? Not Cool. Are they really that desperate to win?

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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