With less than two hours remaining before voting closes in the third round of the Performance of the Year competition at The Public Blogger, I thought I’d share an update on where I am in the rankings — and thank you for keeping me in the top three against some stiff competition. I suppose it’s too late to add a stanza to my poem that reads:
Judges are wonderful,
judges carry our hopes,
if they score me well,
I promise to loosen their ropes.
The judges’ scoring, which accounts for 30% of our total score, hasn’t been included yet. That means, depending on how they score my poem (and judging by their initial scoring, it won’t be much), I could drop me a little further depending on how many more votes roll in before the 10 a.m. deadline.
Either way, I still feel fairly confident I’ll make it through this round somewhere IN THE TOP 7! I say that with ALL-CAPS and an EXCLAMATION point to sound CONFIDENT! Even though, as I write this, I am in a fetal position under my desk…
Just kidding! Ha!Ha! It’s really more like a cannon ball position because my desk is really small.
Anyway, no matter what happens when the polls close in a couple of hours and the official announcement is made at noon, I want to thank you all so much for your support, enthusiasm and encouragement. As I mentioned when all of this began three weeks ago, I don’t normally participate in these kinds of things. There have been moments when I’ve questioned my decision to do so because of the time commitment and added pressure of competing each week and repeatedly asking for your vote. But in those moments, your support, along with the support of my family and incredible wife, has gotten me through those moments of doubt and encouraged me to keep going.
Thank you for having my back, whether it be for a push or a pat.
And I’m sorry about that time you were behind me when I was wearing a thong.
In the meantime, if you haven’t had a chance to see this week’s entries from the other seven nominees and voted, just click on the icon below. It will take you to where all of this week’s submissions are on display, with a voting “booth” at the bottom of the page. You can vote for up to three nominees, then just push the “vote” button.
When the results are made official, I’ll post them here. Until then, I’ll be waiting here in a cannon ball position…
28 thoughts on “Where I sit in the current standings… or something like that”
Alright, you done got my vote.
And I done appreciate that, Kerbey 😉
You might want to stretch a bit. You’re getting old you know. I’m sure you know you have my votes!
I try to stand on a regular basis. Usually while am heading to the restroom — and thanks, Gibber 😉
Oh yeah good plan! You’re very welcome! Is there a party when you win?
There’s a party if I survive 😉
Ha! I know you will. Not only that, you’ll probably do it again!
If I do, can I sing “Oops, I did it again” like Britney Spears?
But only if you wear the same outfit..
Deal. It will still hide more than my thong.
Well damn. I can’t argue that.
Thanks for the update…. Good luck! 🙂
Thanks, Courtney 😉
Let’s see, it’s 1:34 my time, so 11:34 your time. I’ll have to check back in 16 minutes. Assuming the cannonball in your honor…
Thanks for the update Ned. Looking Good.
Must be the thong…
Good luck! You got this!
Thanks, Gary! Only seven more rounds!
I tried to vote for you and the poll was closed. 😦
No worries, Vince! I appreciate the effort!
I’m really just waiting for that celebration Fireman pose (calendar-like) when you win. 🙂
I’ll have to find my hose first…
lmao, oh dear me, what have I done?
That’s not the first time I’ve heard a woman say that…
Good luck…and more proof that I only follow winners.
Hmmm. How would you feel about going to the horse races with me?
When do we go?
How do you feel about the Kentucky Derby?