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Monday, January 31, 2005

King of the Blogs

Yes! I finally got selected to enter the King of the Blogs tournament. This is a tournament between three blogs at any one time to see which is going to get the coveted title at the end of the week. The judging is based on the blog's design, content, the creativity of the blogger in answer to a challenge question, and also the ability of the blog to draw support from its readers (that means YOU). Please read on to find out how YOU can HELP me!

I have been trying to get into this tournament in a while, and then last night, I received an e-mail stating that I have been selected as an entrant, but the problem was, it says the competition was to run from December 13, 2004! An exchange of emails resolved the issue, and then I found out that I needed to put the King of the Blogs tournament announcement on the my side bar.

I promptly did it, and it messed up my page layout. Those of you who are regular might remember that I was
tinkling around with my template, and those of you (the 1 or 2 of you??) who have been reading my blog since then might remember that a couple of months ago, complained about some of the things I find unsatisfactory with my blogging experience and contemplating a change, which I still am!

Back to this morning, and my attmept at fixing the template after adding the King of the Blogs announcement to my side bar, as you might guess, I am still very much a novice in this html/css thingamajig, so it took me a while to try to get things to look ok, especially in IE. I run Firefox on my main laptop that I use for most of my blogging, and it always look fine in Firefox, but whenever I checked it with my other computers, using IE, the page always look suspect. In any case, I have successfully "fixed" the page display and it ought to be fine, I think!

But now I need your help! I need you to do a few things: Please

(1) Vote for me (you can do it
(2) Make a trackback to that page, mentioning your support for me!

Leave me a comment here if you do that, and I will enter you on a draw for something nice! I promise! In fact, here is what I would like you to do: Vote, Trackback, Comment, suggest a gift for a draw prize. I don't promise that you will get the prize, but I do promise that you will get lotsa heartfelt thanks and one of you will definitely win a nice prize. I am thinking a gift voucher to Amazon or Barnes & Noble or something.

UPDATE: I just checked out the the other two sites that I have been pitted up against and I am trembling in my knees. I mean, doesn't it sucks that I am competing against Beautiful and Radical? I mean, how can I win when I am neither? But wait. Maybe I can. This isn't a beauty nor a popularity contest! Be that as it may, don't forget to VOTE and TRACKBACK for me. And, most of all don't forget my bribe free gift for the lucky winner! You know you love me want the gift card!