It has been an interesting journey so far, and we stand a really good chance of being in the top 10 at the end of the voting period. Up until a few weeks ago it appeared that our location on the site was moving around based on how we were doing in the contest, then everyone stopped moving. The response from the contest organizers was that to keep things fair, no one should know who was in which position until after the voting was done. Seems fair enough, though slightly confusing based on what had been happening earlier.
Anyway, after the voting period is done at midnight EST on January 31, we sit back with fingers crossed that the phone rings with an invitation to the conference in March--which is part of the Grand Prize--or that somethign equally wonderful arrives in the mail, indicating a secondary prize for us!
Things I am learning from this contest:
- I really need to learn more about how to use social media better,
- Should have joined the "twitterverse" much earlier in the game, though I am having a riot following some of my favourite people and seeing the inspiring pictures that some have posted,
- There are a lot more people who will come out of the woodwork as potential supporters (and hopefully future customers) when you're involved in something like this, if I haven't said Thank You to you directly: THANK YOU!