A breaking-my-own-rules reminder

In spite of all my principles, I’ve entered Notes in the UK Blog Awards contest (you’ll find an explanation here), and I’ve been reminded to remind you that the voting closes on December 19, at 10 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time. The company running the contest swears it’s excited about this. Or not just excited, super excited.

Do we believe them? Oh, yes we do. Every inflated word.

But I’m not above wanting to win, so you can vote for Notes in one or both of two categories, and those categories may or may not be appropriate for it. Let’s not lose too much sleep over that. I’ve never fit neatly into pre-existing categories and I’m not likely to start now.

Should you bother? I haven’t a clue. Self-promotion has never been one of my gifts. You may have figured that out by now. On the other hand, I’m not above promoting Notes, both for its own sake and for the illusion it gives me that I’m promoting my books, current and future.

Would winning help promote it or them? I have no idea.

Do I want to ask any more rhetorical questions that I can’t answer? No, I don’t think so. I’ll end here.

22 thoughts on “A breaking-my-own-rules reminder

  1. I’ve voted for you in two categories, because why not? If anything could promote the books, go for it, and I enjoy the blog in any case. So there. Meanwhile, I suggest you write a post about Christmas sweaters – I just read an article that people wearing them are not allowed into some pubs. Only on England could Christmas sweaters become a thing….

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    • Okay, it’s time to confess: I already wrote the post that will go up before Christmas. It’s all pre-whatevered. And I haven’t had any experience of Christmas sweater fussiness here. People wear them. Other people swear they look great. Sometimes they actually do. Today I saw a grown man in an elf sweater, just standing on the street corner.

      I wonder if that wasn’t some too-good-for-most-of-us place in London that banned them.

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    • The last few months have been just about enough to make me break the habits of the last few decades, but I think I’d better stick with tea. They’ve also convinced me that I need a clear head. Or as clear a one as I’m likely to get.


  2. This is blackmail. The screenshot on the voting page is of your post linking to my blog…
    Oh, go on then, if you’re going to stoop that low. I voted in the Lifestyle category.

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    • It is? (A) I didn’t know that, your honor. (B) It’s not my fault anyway. I’m a technological idiot. (C) I’m not sure if this constitutes theft of someone else’s material or promotion of same. (D) All of the above.


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