Okay, I’ll give you the back story, I was nominated for two categories in the upcoming West Coast Social Media Awards. One for Most Likely to become a Social Media Celebrity and the other for Most Inspiring Social Media User. I suppose I should tell you that I had a hand in nominating myself, it was a coworker. I like to pretend I deserve some recognition though.
The voting just opened up for these nominations yesterday and I started to see a lot of people asking for votes. I consider this to be cheesy, granted this could be just because I’m jealous. Of course I want to come out on top, I feel I’ve made an impact within social media, within the area and think it would be great for some recognition. I’m not saying I deserve it over anyone else, but it is good to feel wanted.
I just don’t want to go around asking people for votes all the time, in my opinion that’s no better than a retail store joining twitter and telling everybody to come in and shop at the store. It just doesn’t seem right to me, it seems like spamy marketing. That’s why I’m running the “don’t vote for me campaign, campaign.” Of course I don’t really want you not to vote for me, I do, but I don’t want you to vote for me just because I’m asking you to.
I want you to look at me, research me, figure out what I’ve done within the realm of social media and then decide whether you want to vote for me. Before you vote for me I want you to become a friend of mine, say hi to me and get to know me. Ask me why I think I deserve it, ask me how I got my start in social media.
Although I think it would be great to win one of these awards, the real reward for me will be attending Social Media Camp Victoria 2011 and learning and sharing with others.
If you feel I’m worthy of your vote, vote for me, if you don’t think this is true, don’t vote for me.