Your vote could save humanity (another an ugly crier)

image It started with 700 people, now it’s down to seven. No, I’m not talking about the list of Republican presidential nominees. As The Public Blogger’s “Performance of the Year” competition enters its fourth round tonight, seven of us — artists, poets, singers, photographers and one solitary humorist *wink wink* — will be presenting an original piece for this week’s challenge. Along with votes from a panel of incredibly talented judges who are wise and caring people I revere and admire for their genius-level intellect and stunning good looks (and who sometimes read our posts), your vote will determine which one of us gets eliminated from the next round, after which our lives will enter a downward spiral of drinking, gambling, public twerking and Netflix binge watching of “Supernatural.”

However, thanks to your amazing support, along with timely rumors of a connection to the mafia, I have managed to stay in the No. 1 spot for the first four weeks of competition. I don’t expect to stay at the top indefinitely, but the fact that your voting has created the biggest participation in The Public Blogger’s history is something I want to take a moment to thank you for regardless of where I end up after tonight’s voting. When I began this competition four weeks ago, I didn’t know what to expect or what I was getting myself into. In addition to being forced to tap into creative parts of myself I hadn’t touched before (Yes, I know how that sounds but stay with me…), I’ve also had the privilege of experiencing what it means to have such a terrific group of supporters. That fact that you happen to share the same high-quality taste in humorists can’t be a coincidence. Then again, I thought Janet Jackson’s nip-slip was a total accident.

Whether you’re here by accident, coincidence or being pressured by the mafia, thank you for not only being here — but also being here for me.

In the meantime, this week’s challenge had four requirements:

Written word (350 words max)
Images (art or photo)
Recorded voice (60 seconds max)
Our presentation should reveal something (but no nudity) about why we work in the artistic genre we do

All of this had to be presented with 90 seconds or less, and all required components have to be our own original creations.

Tonight’s show should be an exciting one, with voting take place between 7 p.m. (PST) tonight and 10 a.m. (PST) tomorrow. When the link goes life, I will post it here and on my Facebook page, where you can follow it to The Public Blogger. Whether you vote for me or one of the other talented nominees, your vote is important and truly appreciated.

Although if you wake up with a horse head in your bed and didn’t vote for me, I swear it’s merely a coincidence…

In all seriousness though: Thank You for your incredible support and I enjoy the show! Just in case you missed it, here’s a short clip from my presentation tonight:

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

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