Blogging Idol 2: Voting Session Is Open

By Daniel Scocco

All right folks, the voting session is open. All the readers and followers of the competition will now be able to vote for their favorite bloggers. The polls will be open from today until Friday 28 (midnight EST).

Just a reminder, you should vote for the competitor that you think are using the most clever and/or effective strategies to promote his blog and to gain new RSS subscribers. You can see the live scoreboard to check the RSS subscriber gains, and you can also read the strategies that the competitors shared with us (batch one and batch two). The three competitors will the highest number of votes will win 1 point each.

Competitors may ask their friends, family or readers to support their cause, that is allowed. You can’t vote more than once for yourself though, or ask people to vote repeatedly too. The poll itself should block this (it uses 2 methods to block repeat voters), and I will also monitor the IP address of the voters to see if anyone is trying to work around this rule.

Finally, PollDaddy only support polls with 99 answers, so I was forced to split it in two polls, but it won’t affect the final result.

Good luck to everyone!


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54 Responses to “Blogging Idol 2: Voting Session Is Open”

  • TechZoomIn

    Hey Friends,

    Do vote for me and push me up… 🙂

  • Matej – HEROES TELEVISION

    Barack Obama would vote for me … just want you to know … 😉

    Can we get the poll script xD ?

  • Tom – Entrepreneur Interviews

    http://www.suzannefranco.com/ of course! Vote her up guys! 😀

  • Tom Lindstrom

    I voted for #105 – http://www.blogsmartly.com.

  • Brian D. Hawkins

    7. http://www.suzannefranco.com/ gets my vote. Highly recommended!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Matej, nope, people must vote on this page, else I woudn’t be able to control the IP and make sure cheating wont occur.

  • Jackie Jackson

    Dropped in my vote to ‘BloggingfromScratch’.

    And Daniel, are u going to mention the flexx theme winner today?, as u mentioned in the post earlier.

  • Money Making Ideas ~ Suzanne

    Thanks guys … don’t forget my awesome drawing/contest starts today … HUGE list of prizes!

    Thanks for your support! *SmiLes* Suzanne

  • Kurt Avish

    Thats great. I managed to get to 93 from 8 just before its start. Thanks for the motivation to get more subscribers. Lets see how much vote i get 😛 Vote for me 😛

  • Angel Cuala

    I just voted for Suzanne Franco! Go girl! I am for you win or loose!

    Good luck to all! And congrats to Daniel with the success of this contest!

    Thanks!

  • Meghna

    I have used a unique concept to increase the RSS count.

    That is, through a Twitter Challenge employing the Uncertainity Principle of Dr. Robert Cialdini. Here, twitter users are requested to subscribe to my blog and invite and convince ONE follower to do the same. When the ball was set to roll, many twitter people joined.

    Just ONE person convincing ONE more, it was a fun to see it grow in multiples, using the massive twitter network. This was done with the help of @drmani.

    And the result is massive!!

  • SEO Genius

    Sweet well I am aiming to win this event so watch out 😉

    Good luck everyone.

  • Ajith Edassery

    Good luck all of ya and good luck me! 😆 Need some real good luck sitting at that #13 position

  • Joey

    Heroes television gets my vote, love it, is there anything better out there? nope…

  • Matej – HEROES TELEVISION

    Wuhuuu Heroes cast members just twittered my “begging for votes post”, it’s like Digg effect 😛 at least for my VPS

  • Jeremy Rivera

    I voted for Joel Drapper 🙂

  • Maureen Rocks

    I voted for Suzanne Franco. # 7

    Good Luck Suzanne

    Hugs

    Maureen

  • All Top Blogs

    thanks for voting for me. Please contiune to vote.

  • Wendy Burt-Thomas

    Go Suzanne Franco! You were #7 after I voted for you!

    “The Writer’s Digest Guide to Query Letters” (coming Dec. 5, 2008)

  • Snow

    Dropped my vote for ‘Blogging From Scratch’. Cheers to all the participants! 🙂

  • Maylin

    Just wanted to let you know that Suzanne Franco has my vote …she is highly recommended

  • Teri McKenzie

    Suzanne deserves to win. That’s all she talks about and she is so creative. Go Suzanne!

  • Val

    Vote Suzanne #7! http://www.suzannefranco.com/

  • Kristie

    http://www.suzannefranco.com/ gets my vote. Highly recommended!

  • Odile Leclerc

    I voted for Suzanne Franco. She is so determined to, as she says, “earn” this contest, and she is doing all the right things to achieve her goal. Isn’t inspiring to witness that kind of determination?

    Wow!

  • Young

    I vote for suzannefranco.com for prizes.:-)

  • Kathy

    Suzanne Franco got my vote. 🙂

  • Jake

    Got a quick question.. is it against the rules to pay for “anything” related to the contest? If things “are” allowed to be paid for, could you please list those things that are allowed?

    Thanks!!!!!!

  • Shannon Lilly

    I voted for Suzanne Franco because she is working so hard and has been really creative in ways to get supporters! My hat goes off to her!

  • liz

    i love this site ^_^

  • Brigitte

    As I said before Suzanne Blog is informative and resourceful!

  • adi

    My vote is for Raghu, happyschoolsblog.com
    Its a great site for young US aspirants for higher education.

  • Gautham

    As an international student and after getting much needed information from one site, my vote is for happyschoolsblog. Raghu has been helpful with his articles… Keep doing .. U r doing an awesome job for international students…. All the best…

  • erin tales

    Voted for Suzanne Franco!

  • Anne

    I vote for http://www.suzannefranco.com! I have learned so much from her and she is an awsome marketing person! You can learn so much about internet marketing at her site. Check it out! 🙂

  • Robert S. Walker

    Good luck Suanne. Great Work! Happy Thanksgiving and love to mon and dad.

  • ManuelV

    I voted for Suzanne Franco of http://www.suzannefranco.com

  • jagannath

    here is my vote raghu!!!!!!

    Happy Schools Blog

  • ivantheterrible

    goo tofugu

  • austin franco

    I voted for suzanne franco
    go! mom!

    Austin Franco

  • prathyusha gangineni

    The information provided through the Blog is exellent and it is guiding me always as i am applying for Graduvation course in USA for Fall 2009

  • Rain

    499 votes???????????????????????

    Someone’s stuffing the ballots to rig the competition in their favour. That’s why we never enter this cockamamie contests. You just can’t leave it up to your readers, huh?

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Rain, DBT has 15,000 RSS subscribers and over 6,000 daily unique visitors. On top of that the competitors are also encouraging their own readers to vote.

    Ergo, what is the problem with 499 votes?

  • Money Making Ideas ~ Suzanne

    Rain ~ is it the number of votes that bothers you or you’re wondering how they are going about it?

    It’s easy to see that the more subscribers and site visitors someone has … the more of an advantage they would have at asking for “more voters and subscribers” … but I haven’t let that stop me from trying.

    I started this contest with 52 subscribers and only 2,000 monthly visits … and I knew it would be difficult for me to outperform some of these sites number wise … but that’s why the voting and judge votes are supposed to be based on creativity and effort … not the numbers.

    I can only speak for myself. I have worked very hard at this and truly want to EARN the title … not buy it … not cheat to get it … just hard work.

    If someone has found a way to cheat the system I believe Daniel will investigate it and they will be disqualified.

    I’ve seen some “interesting” jumps in some of the numbers … but again … I just can’t focus on that … just keep working away.

    We have Thanksgiving holiday this week so hardly anyone is working Thursday or Friday … so that’s been tough … but I’ll give it my all until the very end.

    Check out my site and if you feel I’ve earned the title … you might vote for me LOL #7 … *SmiLes* Suzanne

  • Lynn

    Voted for Suzanne Franco!

  • heroesultrafan

    Vote for Heroes Televsion 🙂 . That’s what I did.

  • Raghu

    This was one exciting month and 5 days of voting. Lots of lessons to take from this and I plan to use some of the tips.

    Voting has come to end. I have to say, its not easy to get votes. Good Luck to everyone. Keep refreshing the count to it wouldn’t move!

    I’m not a morning person at all. But, to see the RSS counts, I started getting up early. So, this experience has made an impact in my lifestyle too. 2 More Days!

    Big Thanks to folks who voted for me and Happy Schools Blog.

  • phanvanphuc312

    Thanks you.

  • Cherry

    I am voting for Susan Franco

  • dawntrenee

    Suzanne Franco over at suzannefranco.com really put her heart, soul and creativity into this contest and deserves to win. She would make a great blogging Idol and I don’t think it would stop just because the contest ends. She is and always will be creative with her readers and soon to be readers. She won my vote.

  • Monique Cloutier

    My vote goes to Suzanne Franco of http://www.suzannefranco.com

    She showed me that she wanted it. I wanted to show my support of her goal.

    Congrats to everyone.

    Monique Cloutier
    http://ManifestMastermind.com

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