Thanks & One “Last” Plea

First of all, I want to thank every single person that I know for being so patient with me (and for all your voting). Facebook contests (especially of the daily voting variety) are awesome for brands, but not so awesome for the contestants or the friends and family and networks of the contestants.

For 7 days I’ve been eating and breathing facebook. I’ve spammed you all over (and over and over and over and over and over and over). I’ve spent more hours that I care to admit analyzing the votes. So has the hubs. And the friends we are staying with. And my mom and dad. And people who I didn’t even realize would root for me.

It’s been bizarre.

It’s been gut wrenching.

It has quite possibly been my 15 minutes of “fame”.

Luckily, there are only 31 hours left to vote. Depending on your voting time, that means you can get 1 or 2 more votes in for me!

I started out in the middle of the pack, spent a day or so in third, a day in fourth, and over the last couple of days have been relegated to a (comfortable) fifth. (But one more solid rally could get me back to fourth!)

A fourth or fifth place finish isn’t necessarily bad. Of the three people selected for the next round, one is the winner of the popular vote, and two will be selected through an interview. Do I think that means the votes don’t matter? No at all (if I did, I wouldn’t have been spamming you over and over and over and over and over and over). This is a social media job after all.

And quite honestly, my interview was awesome. So awesome that if I don’t get chosen it just means that they are looking for something else. It’s kind of a neat place to be. I’ve never had such a good interview. I’ve also never before interviewed for a job where they are either looking for me, or they aren’t.

Barring some kind of cataclysmic event in the next couple of days, I don’t think I’ll win the voting contest. But, I really, really want to end on that top row (i.e., at least fourth). So, please take a few seconds to vote for me in the next 31 hours (twice, if you can)! Tell your friends. Ask them to tell their friends. I want to come out of this voting process looking as strong and as well connected as I possibly can!

Still need convincing? Well, here’s why I told Tourism Richmond that I’m the best person for the job.

And once again: thank you. Also don’t forget to vote!

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