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Thank you family, friends, and blogosphere!

02.08.2009

If you are socially networked to me, you may have noticed that all last week I was campaigning through emails, Facebook notes, and Twitter updates. I entered the Southern Weddings Magazine “Flipping for a Flip” contest. I was one of the finalists! You can see my photo in the blog spread here. Well, folks, the results are in…

I got second place!

 photo from Southern Weddings blog

I’m pretty sure that the winning margin was REALLY slim. How would I know? Well, leading up until the final push, I took the time to count votes. Yes, I was that girl. A little obsessive-compulsive? Perhaps, but you know what? I got second place through my grass roots campaigning efforts. And while I won’t lie and say that I’m not a little disappointed I didn’t win the Flip, I’m still super excited that I won anything at all! Thanks to the land of Web 2.0, it was really easy! I don’t think I’ve ever campaigned that hard. Not when I ran for Treasurer in 7th grade (and lost) or for Student Body President in 8th grade (and won!). What can I say, I wanted to win! And I did!

And I truly, madly, deeply have to thank all of you in the Web 2.0 World for your votes and support! I couldn’t have done it without you all. And thanks for bearing with me throughout my little campaign! Most of all, I have to thank my super awesome sister, Stephanie, for rallying some friends, going to the library at Cal Poly and voting on all the open computers. You rock! As a BIG thanks to her, I’m sharing my prize of $25 iTunes card with her. I mean, she does DESERVE it for her efforts!

It’s crazy to me that I could gather support from total strangers and online friends who I have yet to meet! (Although I will be meeting a lot of you soon! Yay WPPI!) It just shows me that the world isn’t that huge as we are all intertwined thanks to this little thing called the Internet.

OOOH Announcement: I now am hosting my own blog! I know, it still looks the same, but it has a new home with my very own domain name: http://blog.catieronquillo.com. The website is brewing! Stay tuned…

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  • Reply Lydia 02.08.2009 at 7:23 pm

    I have to say I’m so sad you didn’t win, but glad you had fun. Can’t wait to see your finished website!

  • Reply Amanda 02.08.2009 at 10:17 pm

    Aw, that’s too bad you didn’t win, but second place is pretty good!

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