Thoughts on self promotion & soliciting votes (for a Rising Star Nomination!)
Any thoughts on etiquette versus prudence when it comes to self promotion & soliciting votes (Rising Star Nomination!)?
I saw a question like mine when I recently joined HP & agreed with answers to promote/not be modest. But now that I'm nominated (and not sharing/promoting much until the LAST DAY of voting) I'm torn between excitement, remorse for not sharing sooner (travelling) and feeling a bit silly for asking for votes.
I'm not opposed to votes if you took the time to read this (moss garden http://hubpages.com/topics/home/6428) but also am looking for input & opinions (e.g. bad form?).
I've had three hubs nominated for the Rising Star Award. All three times, I placed the link at my FB page and asked my friends there to vote for me. Two hubs won and one didn't and the two winning ones got a large percentage of the votes. I don't know how much of a difference the votes I may have gotten from my friends helped because I doubt many of them actually voted and I think most of the votes came from HP members who actually read the hubs. My thought is go ahead and post a link at FB or other social network, but I believe you'll get most of your votes from people here at HP.
Thank you, I think you are spot on, about HP readers being the bulk of voters. My initial facebook post was over the holiday weekend and didn't get seen. Just after posting again today, I saw that I had already won, which supports your thought.
Congrats! I also saw you followed me and I went to your page to follow you.
by Natasha Pelati 16 months ago
its not just for self promotion it is for every writer to see that it could be easy to start somewhere after writing articles.
by Sean H 5 years ago
hello, my only article has recently been nominated in the Rising Star program. I was very excited to see the news in my e-mail inbox. The only problem is, I dont have any social networks to share other than facebook...but there's not many people to support me. The only community-base I can rely to...
by Christy Kirwan 5 years ago
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by Tarik Aarbaoui 5 years ago
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by jagandelight 7 years ago
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by Faith Reaper 6 years ago
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