Blogging About Los Gatos:Project Blogger Contest is Winding Down!

July 24, 2007

Mary Pope-Handy is a contestant in Project BloggerN for those in a hurry, how to vote info is at the bottom of this post.

Back in November, this blog was launched as a place to discuss living in Los Gatos – its events, parks, vistas, lifestyle, history…and even a few posts on the town’s haunted places, for instance. Little did this novice blogger know that come April, the web log would have a national audience as it was evolving under the auspices of
Frances Flynn Thorsen (managing editor of Real Town, where this blog is hosted) and the Project Blogger Contest. In a nutshell, there are 12 pairs of contestants (one mentor – Fran is mine – and one apprentice – your humble servant). The winning team gets to assign $5000 to charity and Fran and I will have it go to CARE if we win.

How do the winners get chosen? It’s two components: weekly judging plus the popular vote. The contest ran 14 long weeks, April 9 – July 15. Each week is judged and so far, 12 of the weeks have been done and we are in the lead. Two weeks are outstanding, and so is the PUBLIC VOTING.  (There was a prior voting attempt but it had to be thrown out.) Voting counts for 15% of the overall score.

Do you like this Live in Los Gatos blog? If so, I would like to invite you to consider taking a few minutes and casting a vote for Fran and me!

If you’d like to see the posts, here’s where you can find them (all mentors/apprentices for these 14 weeks):   http://activerain.com/blogsview/155109/Project-Blogger-Polls-Open

To see a list of teams:
http://activerain.com/blogsview/73511/Project-Blogger-Pre-Season

If you’d like to vote, here’s how:

(1)  please select your blogger team
(2)  email your vote to:
vote@activerain.com.
(3)  for the vote to be count it must include your first & last name plus phone number you can be reached at for verification.
(4) the deadline for votes is Friday July 27 at Midnight PDT. “

Fran and I would be most grateful if you liked our work enough to endorse it by emailing the gents at Active Rain with a vote for Frances Flynn Thorsen and Mary Pope-Handy