I would be lying if I didn’t say that I was bummed I didn’t win the trip to Napa Valley contest from ZOOMA. I still dream of running on the West Coast eventually but it was not meant to be this June. I did enjoy the process of creating memes and it was a fun month long contest. I definitely don’t regret enterering at all.
I’m not miserable that I lost and it didn’t let it ruin my day. I’m happy for the overall winner as well as the other three bloggers that won too . It was truly amazing how many people stuck by my side and voted for me daily. Because my blog is not massive, I didn’t think I really had a chance to place let alone get runner up. I have to thank everyone one more time. So thank you and I promise I won’t be promoting myself anymore for a very long time. (if any).
I never wanted the contest to cast a shadow on the Lake Effect series which was a much more important cause and campaign. Speaking of the Lake Effect, I will be creating closure on the race, weekend and the series as a general. (I’ll announce the giveaway winners on Monday with the final post!)
Anyways this contest taught me a couple of things.
First, I could never be a politician. I hated asking and harassing people to vote for me. I hated that the contest consumed a good part of my “internet” life. I wanted to win because people thought I truly thought I portrayed the ZOOMA moral values of living an active, healthy happy life. I didn’t want to win because I harassed, begged and sold myself for votes. Unfortunately that was not the case and I had to tweet up a storm, rally the troops and beg people to vote for me.
Second, I hate self promoting myself. I don’t really care to sit here and say why I’m the number one best blogger, number one perfect fit or why I deserve to win. There are plenty of people who deserve to win. I entered this contest because I wanted to win. I want to run on the West coast some day and since I cannot afford it for a while I thought this was the perfect way.
I’ll have to wait a while longer though.
I could decide which meme was my favorite so I settled upon these:
I honestly cannot thank everyone for voting daily and for their support. It truly overwhelms me with the amount of love and support I receive. Whether you are near or far, thank you. Whether you know me personally or we have never talked (always feel free to leave a comment or email). The amount of emails, messages and comments were just plain awesome. I hope you still continue to follow my journey now that I’m not spamming your feeds 24-7. As I said, yes I am sad I won’t be able to go Napa Valley and run but it’s not the end of the world. Life goes on and I’m overwhelmed with the support I received.
Questions for you:
Where is one place you would love to race?
Definitely the west coast for me…Seattle, San Francisco or San Diego all sound lovely. I hope one day to go overseas to race as well. Maybe I’ll just hide in a plane and parachute out…
Have you ever won a contest?