Just woke up to a painful reality, in which I won’t be going to Hawaii on an all-expense paid trip for my Krazy Glue video. I was awarded only 1st prize, a $250 apple gift certificate, and not the grand prize trip to Hawaii.
I am racking my brains trying to figure out how it happened, and at the moment, I cannot. With 5 times the amount of views of any other entry (including the winning one), I am left stunned.
I try to take a lesson out of every contest to go forward and improve myself and my game, but on this one, I’m just not sure. I bothered people non-stop, I posted everywhere, I made a video that I was utterly happy with and that I think, on comedy and watchability, stood head and shoulders above the rest, I produced the enormous view count – the only thing I can imagine is that the view count advantage led my supporters to stop their daily voting because they thought it was wrapped up. That, or someone at the Krazy Glue company just decided they didn’t want mine to be the winner in spite of the public vote.
The good news is I can use that $250 Apple Card for entirely work related stuff to try to improve my equipment. Anyway, I’m starting today sad but will try to whip out another contest entry in time to make sure this downer blog post isn’t my only one of the day.