I’m just glad it’s finally over! The news is that I didn’t win, and I’m glad because:
- I can save money. (I’m supposed to buy loads of people drinks if I win, haha.)
- I was having a bit of a wardrobe malfunction last night and it was a good thing I didn’t have to take tons of photos like all the winners had to do.
Which is not to say that I’m completely happy that I didn’t win. There are good and bad to both results, really.
So, I’m not glad because:
- After putting all my friends through the month-long voting process, I feel I’ve let them down and wasted their time.
- I don’t think my blog is the ultimate in entertainment, but I do work very hard to entertain and connect with readers, so a win would have validated my hard work a little.
But it’s not a very big deal. After all, I don’t need the prize of a laptop anymore, since I’ve got my Pinky! (That’s not her name. I’ll tell you her actual name another time — I need to give you some time to prepare yourself mentally first.)
The main reason I’m writing this post is because I want to thank all my friends and blog readers for supporting me through this event by reading my blog, voting for me and sending me words of encouragement.
It was a very trying one month because I generally hate asking people for help or troubling people, so it really took a lot out of me to go on a vote-soliciting campaign. In fact, I didn’t do as much as I could have because I couldn’t bring myself to.
I don’t like voting contests.
I was told by a few friends that you can cheat in the Omy S’pore Blog Awards voting and give yourself a zillion votes if you’re free enough to do it, by exploiting some loopholes in the system.
But I told them not to do it. I didn’t want to win that way. I wanted to win for having an entertaining blog and not for having clever friends who know how to exploit systems.
But learning about that kind of dampened the whole thing for me. And I stopped placing any hope in winning, and kinda slacked off in soliciting votes for a while.
Still, overall, it was a good experience, and I guess being a finalist is actually validation enough for me. All the finalists in the blog awards have their own appeal and very different fan bases. So, I think we’re all winners.
But, honestly, I’m not sad or anything. The only thing I feel is apologetic towards everyone who voted for me. I’m sorry you wasted your time! But thank you from the bottom of my heart. At least I know you care, and that is reward enough for me.
Until the next contest.
Haha, kidding. Not going to put myself through all that again!!
Have a happy weekend! :)