I'm proud - but not THAT proud...

>> Wednesday, 19 September 2012

This is a hard post for me to write but you know what?  I'm just going to come right out and say it.

Please vote for me in the Feather & Black children's story competition.

Not because I'm asking you to, not because you think The Potty Diaries logo is pretty, not because you've met me at a blog conference.  Please vote for me, because I really believe I have written the best of the entries (currently numbering a grand total of 3) that are linked to on the Feather & Black Facebook page.

What I'm asking is that you go here, check the three stories out (all linked to in different posts on the F&B facebook page which can make it complicated to find them, I'm afraid), and if you think mine is the best, click the 'like' button underneath the screen shot of The Potty Diaries.

I'm not saying this lightly.  I think I have a fairly good sense of my own self worth and my abilities.  There are times when I have specifically not canvased votes for things that I've been entered into, as here, when I really did not believe I was the best candidate for the prize, and said so.

But this time?  This time, I've taken a good look at the competition and think I should be in with a real chance.  So please, if you have a moment, compare the stories and if you agree with me that mine is the best, 'like' it.  Or, you know, if you don't, vote for another one instead.

Why am I coming right out and saying this?  Because whilst I am sure that if I don't win this competition, it will be on the basis of merit (as in - the other bloggers' ability to spin a good yarn), I will kick myself if it's for other reasons, like the fact another blogger has a wider circle of Facebook friends and is better at self-pr than I am, and I just didn't go for it enough because I was feeling shy and retiring.

Oh, and did I mention that aside from the self-ratification of having a winning story to my name, the prize is £500?  Worth stepping out of the shadows for, pushing my natural reticence aside, and banging a drum about, I would say.


At the risk of repeating myself once too often, click here for the Feather & Black facebook page to see all the stories*.  Then vote for the story you like best by going to the bottom of the screen shot of the respective blog (on the same Facebook page) and clicking 'like'.  It's worth knowing that if you click 'like' anywhere else on the page other than in the box linking to the story you choose, your vote will not count.  I know, it's complicated...

Thankyou for reading.  Now I'm going to go and say penance for the sin of self-publicity...


* You can also read my entry by simply clicking here , and can follow the links from the bottom of that page to see the other stories and to vote on facebook.

8 comments:

Expat mum 19 September 2012 at 13:58  

And just in case anyone's thinking they can't be bothered, it's very easy to do.

family Affairs 19 September 2012 at 20:53  

GOOD LUCK!! Can't get into FB at the moment as kids on it but will be back Lx

Anonymous,  20 September 2012 at 03:23  

Longtime reader/lurker here just saying hi and I have voted, really enjoyed your story and your blog, makes me want to visit Russia even more now!

Kate

nappy valley girl 20 September 2012 at 19:47  

I have voted and GOOD LUCK! x

Melissa 20 September 2012 at 22:07  

done-good luck. Great story

DD's Diary 25 September 2012 at 14:35  

Fantastic, I am off to read and blog and looking forward to you spending the prize money on a party (not really :)) x

DD's Diary 25 September 2012 at 14:36  

...and when I said blog, I meant VOTE of course!

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