Thursday, March 31, 2011

Voting Error

*** All, when I checked Twitter on lunch, I saw that something happened over night that wiped out a lot of the votes. I'm unsure of the cause, but I will check it out as soon as I get home from work.

Sorry for the inconvience. I'm almost positive that Squatlo is laughing to himself right now... :)



I don't know if the votes will be restored just like this guy claims his were. When I shut my laptop down last night, both Brandon and Michelle had the lead. I wasn't aware of a problem until I read a few tweets about it this afternoon while on lunch.

I'll give the option to the contestants:

A) We can leave everything as-is and roll with the current votes (regardless if the missing votes return since the leaders are still intact).

B) We can have all four of you matched up at once for a winner-take-all one hour vote off to be scheduled for Saturday night (and I'll try to get set up with polldaddy.com instead of Blogger).

C) We can restart the Fave 4 again with a shorter voting time frame.

I'd love to hear opinions from the contestants as well as the fans. I've heard from Brandon and Bob, but not Falen or Michelle. Ladies?

-Q

Is It Possible?

Is it possible that the source code being placed on another site caused the reset?


Click here for more.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Troll-Free Three Is Set!




Our Three-for-All is now down to the final three contestants in the Consolation Round!

Sonia of LogAllot
Jillsmo of Yeah. Good Times.
and newcomer, Charli, of Man, Wife, & Dog

Please get your final post to me as soon as you can so that the competition can start the finale on 3/31/11.  Please send them to rqs007@gmail.com.  Thanks and congratulations!






Don't forget about the last 24 hours of Fave 4 as we approach the final two contests for The Stunner!

Fave 4 match-ups: Falen of Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista v. Michelle W of Mommy Confessions and Bob of Squatlo Rant v. Brandon of My Own Private Idaho.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

F4: (4) Squatlo Rant v. (1) My Own Private Idaho

And then there were four...

Since March 18th, 18 participants have watched as over 1,800 votes have been made. Now, The 1st Annual Thank, Q for Bloggers Tournament has reached the Fave 4 which consists of the four bloggers who have made it through the first round and E8. If you missed the first few match-ups, then catch up on them here:

Other Fave 4 match-up: Falen of Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista v. Michelle W of Mommy Confessions.

List of E8, 1st Round, and Play-In Match-Ups links/results here!

Vote on the Consolation Round, too!

Here's what you, as a judge, will need to do:

- Read both links for each contestant.
(Some will be educational, entertaining, erotic, instructional, or inspirational!)
- Decide which one is the most interesting/entertaining.
- Voting for everyone in the polls are on the right ------------------------------------------------------------------>

Of course, you know that if you enjoy either or both of the bloggers, then feel free to comment and / or "follow" them to show your appreciation. These contestants are putting themselves out there for the world to see, so make sure to show them some love for being courageous!


VERSUS



The two participants going head-to-head in this Fave 4 match-up will be:

Bob of Squatlo Rant. Bob was invited to the competition on 3/12 with 43 followers. Despite being "out-followed" by his opponents, Bob has won over other bloggers' followers and has done the unexpected: he has made it to the Fave 4 as the only #4 seed. In fact, he's the only non-#1 seed to make it to the Fave 4!

Brandon of My Own Private Idaho also came along on 3/12 and had a staggering 396 followers as our overall #1 seed. With two blowout victories in the first two rounds, he now boasts 439 followers! Brandon's Army is about to meet their match in a David meets Goliath showdown!

With that being said...
Post #3 for Squatlo Rant is here!
Post #3 for My Own Private Idaho is here!

Rules of contest:
What each blogger will have to do is provide a link to one of their favorite posts on their site to go up against their competitor's best post. The readers will vote to choose which one of the two they enjoyed the most in the alloted time given. The blogger that gets the most votes for his / her post goes on to the next round where they will have to provide a different post against one of the other winners. Each participating blogger can promote their post on their site, but cannot use the source code to put the voting poll on their site unless they include their opponent's link on their page as well so that the readers have access to both entries.

Behold, The Stunner Award!  The winner will have his/her name stamped on this award for life.  Every year, the winners of The Stunner will have their names added to the roll.  Only winners of this award will be allowed to possess and display on their blog site for the world to see.

F4: (1) Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista v. (1) Mommy Confessions

And then there were four...

Since March 18th, 18 participants have watched as over 1,800 votes have been made. Now, The 1st Annual Thank, Q for Bloggers Tournament has reached the Fave 4 which consists of the four bloggers who have made it through the first round and E8. If you missed the first few match-ups, then catch up on them here:

List of E8, 1st Round, and Play-In Match-Ups links/results here!

Vote on the Consolation Round, too!

Here's what you, as a judge, will need to do:

- Read both links for each contestant.
(Some will be educational, entertaining, erotic, instructional, or inspirational!)
- Decide which one is the most interesting/entertaining.
- Voting for everyone in the polls are on the right ------------------------------------------------------------------>

Of course, you know that if you enjoy either or both of the bloggers, then feel free to comment and / or "follow" them to show your appreciation. These contestants are putting themselves out there for the world to see, so make sure to show them some love for being courageous!

VERSUS



The two participants going head-to-head in this Fave 4 match-up will be:

Falen of Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista. Falen is a legend in the blog world and brings a cult following that should make this an interesting match-up.

Michelle of Mommy Confessions also justifies her #1 seed with the following she brings to the table. With two 20+ point victories in the first two rounds, she is more than capable of doing it again in the Fave 4!

With that being said...
Post #3 for Falen is here!
Post #3 for Michelle is here!

Rules of contest:
What each blogger will have to do is provide a link to one of their favorite posts on their site to go up against their competitor's best post. The readers will vote to choose which one of the two they enjoyed the most in the alloted time given. The blogger that gets the most votes for his / her post goes on to the next round where they will have to provide a different post against one of the other winners. Each participating blogger can promote their post on their site, but cannot use the source code to put the voting poll on their site unless they include their opponent's link on their page as well so that the readers have access to both entries.

Behold, The Stunner Award!  The winner will have his/her name stamped on this award for life.  Every year, the winners of The Stunner will have their names added to the roll.  Only winners of this award will be allowed to possess and display on their blog site for the world to see.

Why Did I Receive This E-mail?

I wonder what could possibly be in my cookies to warrant this spam e-mail?


Hmmmmmmm.....

Click to enlarge


Don't forget to vote, people! Tick, tock, tick, tock!

Fave 4 match-ups: Falen of Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista v. Michelle W of Mommy Confessions and Bob of Squatlo Rant v. Brandon of My Own Private Idaho.

Vote on the Consolation Round, too!

Torturing Telemarketers

A quick break in the action before the Fave 4 kicks off!

After reading A Daft Scots Lass' post and Thundercat's blog post on telemarketers, I decided to share a story myself.

Basically, I heard a story on the radio once about a guy who pulled this off, so I wanted to see if I could try it. I had no idea it would turn out as well as it did.

A lady calls my house. We will call her "Jenny." I don't even remember what she was selling, so we'll just say it was vinyl siding. She asked for the man of the house. I generally try to allow telemarketers to get their spill out since I know that most of them are used to hearing a "click" as soon as they start talking. She starts going on about siding and then the thought hits me to try what I'd recently heard someone on the radio did.

"Ma'am."

(She's still talking feeling I'm going to hang up.)

"Ma'am."

"Uh, yes?"

"I have to be honest with you. My wife is the jealous type. If she heard me talking to a woman, she may get upset. Is there a guy who works there that I can speak with instead? I know this is awkward, but I don't want to upset my wife."

Now, The Mrs. is far from the jealous type, but I had to get a guy on the phone to make this work.

"Wow. That's unusual, but I can respect that. Hold on, please?"

At this point, I can hear her explaining something to a guy and after close to 30 seconds, he gets on the phone. We'll call him "Steve."

"Hi, this is Steve."

"Hi, sir. Uh... This is really awkward, so I'm going to come out and say it, okay? Is Jenny nearby? I don't want you to say anything to her, just say 'yes' or 'no'."

Steve is completely confused, but complies. "Uh, yes, sir."

"Okay. Again, this is awkward, but here goes: Jenny called and we chatted for a bit. She sounded stressed, so I asked what was wrong. She then confided in me that she's been single for a while now and can't get noticed. I tried to pep her up, but it didn't work. She said the reason she's down is that someone at her job that she likes never seems to notice her. That someone is you."

"What?"

"Don't look at her, Steve! She's vulnerable right now. Anyway, I asked her to find an excuse to get you on the phone with me and I would find a way to hint around to you asking her out. Instead, I just decided to come out and tell you that she likes you. Wait. How does she look any way?"

"Good," he briefly replied not trying to tip her off to the conversation.

"Just good?"

"No, really good."

"Alright. Well, the ball is in your court. I'm not one to play matchmaker, but she seemed really into you and I just wanted to help. She was down-and-out and no woman should feel like that, you know?"

"That is so nice of you, sir. I really, really appreciate it, but..."

"Now, act like you're closing the sale and put Jenny back on. Take care, Steve and good luck."

He goes through his spill and puts Jenny back on to finish the call and make her sale. "Hello, sir, are we good now?"

"Jenny, this is going to be very awkward. Were you listening to the call?"

"No, sir. I was nearby, but not actively listening. I apologize..."

"No," I interrupted. "It's good that you were not listening. This is awkward, but, uh, Steve has a thing for you."

"What?"

"Don't ask how it came up because I couldn't tell you. But, I told him that I would try to find a round about way of getting you to notice him without being obvious. Well, since I suck at beating around the bush, I decided to come out and tell you. Is he still in the area?"

"Yes."

"Do you like him? Is he cute?"

"No, not really."

"You don't want to hurt his feelings, Jenny. He's in a weird place right now and you being nice to him could mean the difference in this man's life. Turn around and smile at him."

"Okay, this is a little weird. Is this some sort of..."

"Jenny, are you going to be another one of the selfish women he has to put up with regularly!!??? I didn't ask you to kiss him, I asked you to be a caring human being!"

Jenny sighs. After a couple of seconds of silence, she whispered, "I did it and he's looking at me all weird."

"Jenny, you just made that man's day. Going forward, you be nice to Steve and give him the confidence he needs to find himself a woman, do you understand me?"

"Sir, this is..."

"Jenny, do you understand me? Stop being so selfish! I just met you and I'm starting to not like you."

"Okay, you're right, you're right. I will be nice to him. I promise."

"That's what I want to hear. Think of someone other than yourself. You never know who needs just a little encouragement in their life."

"You're right, sir. So, about finalizing the sale for the vinyl siding for your home..."

"Yeah, not interested."

(Click)

The Consolation Round Begins!

Well, I couldn't get all of the participants to submit a 2nd post, but we're going to roll on as scheduled any way. Because of that, I had to get creative with the brackets, but now we're ready to roll!



*** WELCOME TO THE CONSOLATION ROUND'S THREE-FOR-ALL! ***

This consolation round will have three groups of three-on-three action where the winner of each group will move on to the final three-on-three round which has been dubbed the Troll-Free Three!

Here are the match-ups:

This Daddys Blog v. Jersey Diva Mom v. LogAllot

Yeah. Good Times. v. The Life of Ann James v. the Tsaritsa sez

The Rantings of the Reckmonster v. Diana Dishes v. Man, Wife, & Dog

Substituting for one of the absentees will be a newbie to the tournament! Everyone give a warm welcome to Charli from the blog Man, Wife, and Dog!


Mommy Knows Best!

Michelle W (Mommy Confessions) takes the last spot in the Fave 4 with a convincing victory! The match was close for a couple of days, but Michelle pulled away with 24 hours to go to a comfortable margin. With the victory over The Empress (The Ranter's Box) by a score of 111-85, she has also secured a guaranteed spot in next year's tournament and an interview on The Thank, Q Radio Show with the other Fave 4 members (if she so chooses).

Mommy Confessions will move on to face Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista in the Fave 4!

Congratulations to The Empress for her run in this year's tourney! She has really made a name for herself! She will receive an automatic spot in October's Qualifier if she accepts the invite.

Michelle, can you submit your 3rd blog link for the Fave 4 as soon as you can, please? (If you haven't already.) The Fave 4 will start shortly after receiving it.

Thanks!


Scoreboard and blog post entries and results here!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Consolation Round Starts Tomorrow

I have blog posts from the following participants:

The Life of Ann James, the Tsaritsa sez, his Daddys Blog, The Reckmonster, and Yeah. Good Times.

I'm still missing posts from:

LogAllot, Writing Assassin, Jersey Diva Mom, EmDottie, and Diana Dishes.

Can you please send your posts to rqs007@gmail.com by 8 PM Eastern Time, Tuesday, March 29th?

If for any reason I cannot receive blog posts for all of the last five people before tomorrow night, then I will extend the offer up to the first five people who comment. This excludes anyone who participated in the 2nd Round of The Stunner tournament.

Thanks!

Here, Kitty, Kitty!

Falen AKA Thundercat832 (Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista) takes the third spot in the Fave 4 with a comeback victory in the last 15 minutes! Falen took in six votes in the last few minutes to escape! With the victory over Alice X (Guys, Boys, & Men) by a score of 53-51, she has also secured a guaranteed spot in next year's tournament and an interview on The Thank, Q Radio Show with the other Fave 4 members (if he so chooses).

Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista will move on to face tomorrow's winner of The Ranter's Box and Mommy Confessions in the Fave 4!

Congratulations to Alice X for her run in this year's tourney! She pulled off a last-second victory herself in the 1st Round, but had the favor returned in E8! She will receive an automatic spot in October's Qualifier if she accepts the invite.

Falen, can you submit your 3rd blog link for the Fave 4 as soon as you can, please? (If you haven't already.)

Thanks!




Scoreboard and blog post entries and results here!

Get Lo!

Bob (Squatlo Rant) takes the second spot in the Fave 4 as a #4 seed! With the a close victory over Chaplain Donna (Empowered Peace) by a score of 55-47, he has also secured a guaranteed spot in next year's tournament and an interview on The Thank, Q Radio Show with the other Fave 4 members (if he so chooses).

Squatlo Rant will move on to face My Own Private Idaho in a Fave 4 slugfest!

Congratulations to Chaplain Donna for her run in this year's tourney! She pulled off an upset victory in the 1st Round and gave Squatlo a run for his money in E8! She will receive an automatic spot in October's Qualifier if she accepts the invite.

Squatlo, can you submit your 3rd blog link for the Fave 4 as soon as you can, please? (If you haven't already.)

Thanks!



Scoreboard and blog post entries and results here!


This Spud's For You!

Brandon (My Own Private Idaho) rolls to another victory and the first spot in the Fave 4! With the a victory over Lynn (Thoughts of a Randomista) by a score of 78-34, Brandon has also secured a guaranteed spot in next year's tournament and an interview on The Thank, Q Radio Show with the other Fave 4 members (if he so chooses).

My Own Private Idaho will move on to face the winner of Empowered Peace v. Squatlo Rant.

Props to Lynn for her run in this year's tourney! She was very creative in soliciting votes and her tactics have been trend-setting! She will receive an automatic spot in October's Qualifier if she accepts the invite.

Brandon, can you submit your 3rd blog link for the Fave 4 as soon as you can, please? (If you haven't already.)

Thanks!


Scoreboard and blog post entries and results here!


For the Fave 4

This Entertaining 8 is almost over! Once we reach the Fave 4, we will truly have competition at it fiercest as those four will have to find a way to some how top their previous two posts. Aside from seeing The Stunner Award in all of it's glory for the first time, those four will also be guaranteed a spot in the 2nd Annual Thank, Q for Bloggers Tournament in March 2012!

The Ranter's Box v. Mommy Confessions

Guys, Boys, and Men v. Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista

Squatlo Rant v. Empowered Peace

Thoughts of a Randomista v. My Own Private Idaho

Also, I would love to have the Fave 4 appear on The Thank, Q Radio Show to promote their blog, discuss the tourney and anything they may have enjoyed from it! Once the Fave 4 is set, I will send e-mails to you and see if we can coordinate a day and time to do the show if you are interested. If we can't get everyone together at the same time, then we'll break it up into multiple shows as needed. The bottom line is: if you've made it to the last four, then you deserve to have your moment in the sun to discuss the experience and what it's meant to your blog.

For the remaining contestants who don't make the Fave 4, don't sweat it. Although a spot isn't guaranteed for you next year, I will have some invite-only spots available for some of you. If you don't receive an invite, then I'm currently brainstorming on a qualifier tournament that you will have a guaranteed spot in if you want it. By being in this year's tournament, you get an automatic invite to The 1st Annual Thank, Q for Qualifiers (don't you love how I plug my blog title in everything?). This October event will be opened to the public, but I will only accept six of those submissions to join the 14 contestants who didn't make the Fave 4 this year. If any of those 14 decline to participate next year, then that allows for an extra spot for the open public.

So, that means 20 people will go after 12 spots to join this year's Fave 4 and have next year's 16 tournament participants!

Sounds confusing enough? So, to the six people who may be selected to go into battle in 2012 with this year's group, keep in mind that you can simply ask to enter the competition, but you have to be selected in order to participate. I will admit that I'm biased towards commenters (hint, hint)!

Details will emerge for October's qualifier as we get closer to the date.

Now get in there and vote for those who will represent the Fave 4 and will get a radio spot on TQRS along with a free pass for 2012!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

TQRS Welcomes Chaplain Donna!

The Thank, Q Radio Show was very honored to spend 30 minutes with Chaplain Donna of EmpoweredPeace.org!

She gave her insight on a lot of topics that can be stepping stones to helping someone find what they crave in life. We all want something out of our existence, but some don't know where to start looking. If you don't have direction, then you can easily be led astray and never reach your destination.

EmpoweredPeace.org can help you towards your destination. Not by pointing the way, but helping you to initiate positive change within yourself so that you are able to find your own way.

I think you will really enjoy this discussion I had with her regardless of your age, gender, race, or beliefs.

Click here to reach the podcast.

Chaplain Donna can be contacted at: chaplaindonna@empoweredpeace.org

Who Are You Calling "Psycho?"

I wanted to take a break in the E8 action for a bit to thank my man over at Squatlo Rant for giving me The Psycho Carnival Award For Originality!

I've had it for a few of weeks now, but with this blogger tourney going on, I haven't had a chance to acknowledge and thank him for it. In fact, once I finish this tourney, I may take a blogcation for a bit and see if The Mrs. still remembers me. Don't worry though, I still have a few posts to tie you over while I'm gone. :)

When I first started blogging, it was politically-motivated. Rush Limbaugh said something to piss me off and my first blog post was born. Over time, my blog became a reflection of me. I'm very diverse and although I'm not an expert at anything, I try to know a little something about everything. I pride myself of being able to have a fun conversation with an 18-year old about Nicki Minaj or have a serious conversation with an 88 year old about the evolution of family structure. My versatility gives me the range that allows me to show contempt at how Corporate America preys on us yet show a vulnerable side of myself being caught in a compromising situation.


Anyway, let me step off the soapbox a sec. Squatlo gave the award to me on the condition that I publish a picture of myself and give the award to three other deserving bloggers. I've decided to bestow this award on three bloggers. Two of them I've just recently started following:
This "half-American and half-crazy" Filipino piece of dynamite has blown me away with her rants. She can make you laugh and make you think in the same sentence. Now that's talent! Check her out here! This award goes out to you, Michelle!


Wanna hear the truth? Then you definitely need to check out The Writing Assassin. This young lady reveals the world through her eyes and exposes a lot of hard truths. I think any woman would learn from this blog and any man can appreciate the talent she types with each click of her keyboard. Check her out here! This award goes out to you, Tameka!


This last recipient I've followed on Twitter for a minute, but recently got deep into her blogosphere during the 1st Annual Thank, Q for Bloggers Tournament (hey, it's my site, I can plug it whenever I choose). This site asks questions that some people are afraid to broach. EmDottie is a site where the author speaks her mind, so if you're offended by tweets like, "Fat men are so unattractive. . . No offense..." then this site isn't for you.

Luckily for me, I'm married and don't have to worry about being rejected by her for having some extra lbs. around my mid-section. LOL! Besides, blogging is all about free speech and opinions. Remember that the next time you get ready to comment on someone's site. Check her out here! This award goes out to you, Mone't for actually saying what other people only think!

So, just like I did, you ladies will have to pass this on to three other people that are worthy. Oh, I almost forgot! The photo that I have to include for being presented this award baffled me for the longest. What photo should I place here for my followers to see? For the most part, you've seen my ugly mug in a few posts here and there, but if you want to see me, then you have to earn it. Click here. While you're at it, you might as well go ahead and "Like" my FB page while you're there.

LOL! Marketing myself = "Duh, winning!"

Sonia is probably so proud of me right now. :)

For those of you who are lazy and without Facebook accounts (believe me, people like that actually exist), then here's a little something...



(Just keep scrolling until your hand gets tired...)






































(Just a little further...)




Diego Maradona better be glad I was only 10 when he won the World Cup or his career may have finished differently.

E8: (2) Ranter's Box v. (1) Mommy Confessions

The 1st Annual Thank, Q for Bloggers Tournament has now reached the Entertaining 8 which consists of eight bloggers who have made it through the first round. If you missed the first few match-ups, then catch up on them here and let your voice be heard by placing a vote:

List of E8, 1st Round, and Play-In Match-Ups links/results here!

Here's what you, as a judge, will need to do:

- Read both links for each contestant.
(Some will be educational, entertaining, erotic, instructional, or inspirational!)
- Decide which one is the most interesting/entertaining.
- Voting for everyone in the polls are on the right ------------------------------------------------------------------>

Of course, you know that if you enjoy either or both of the bloggers, then feel free to comment and / or "follow" them to show your appreciation. These contestants are putting themselves out there for the world to see, so make sure to show them some love for being courageous!


The two participants going head-to-head in this Entertaining 8 match-up will be The Empress (The Ranter's Box - 260 followers) against Michelle W. (Mommy Confessions - 368 followers)!
(follower totals are as of 3/12/11 when the participants committed to the tourney.)

With that being said...
Post #1 for The Ranter's Box is here!
Post #1 for Mommy Confessions is here!

Rules of contest:
What each blogger will have to do is provide a link to one of their favorite posts on their site to go up against their competitor's best post. The readers will vote to choose which one of the two they enjoyed the most in the alloted time given. The blogger that gets the most votes for his / her post goes on to the next round where they will have to provide a different post against one of the other winners. Each participating blogger can promote their post on their site, but cannot use the source code to put the voting poll on their site unless they include their opponent's link on their page as well so that the readers have access to both entries.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mommy Dearest!

Michelle W (Mommy Confessions) cruises to a 1st Round victory over Michelle (Rantings of the Reckmonster) by a score of 100-71.

Mommy Confessions will move on to face The Ranter's Box in the next round which will start as soon as I get both post submissions.

Props to The Reckmonster for her participation! She will now go to the Consolation Bracket in a "Three-for-All" round against Writing Assassin and Diana Dishes.

Can all of you submit your 2nd blog links for the next phase as soon as you can, please? (If you haven't already.)

Thanks!



*** Check out the Entertaining 8 battles that are going on now! Consolation Round will start 3/29 if all post submissions are received. ***

*** Also get your first small peek at the coveted Stunner Award at the bottom as the full brackets are revealed for the first time! ***

List of 1st Round / Play-In match-ups, blog post entries and results here!



E8: (3) Guys, Boys, & Men v. (1) Colorful Rants

The 1st Annual Thank, Q for Bloggers Tournament has now reached the Entertaining 8 which consists of eight bloggers who have made it through the first round. If you missed the first few match-ups, then catch up on them here and let your voice be heard by placing a vote:

List of E8, 1st Round, and Play-In Match-Ups links/results here!

Here's what you, as a judge, will need to do:

- Read both links for each contestant.
(Some will be educational, entertaining, erotic, instructional, or inspirational!)
- Decide which one is the most interesting/entertaining.
- Voting for everyone in the polls are on the right ------------------------------------------------------------------>

Of course, you know that if you enjoy either or both of the bloggers, then feel free to comment and / or "follow" them to show your appreciation. These contestants are putting themselves out there for the world to see, so make sure to show them some love for being courageous!


The two participants going head-to-head in this Entertaining 8 match-up will be Alice X0 (Guys, Boys, and Men - 58 followers) against Falen aka Thundercat832 (Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista - 226 followers)!
(follower totals are as of 3/12/11 when the participants committed to the tourney.)

With that being said...
Post #1 for Guys, Boys, and Men is here!
Post #1 for Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista is here!

Rules of contest:
What each blogger will have to do is provide a link to one of their favorite posts on their site to go up against their competitor's best post. The readers will vote to choose which one of the two they enjoyed the most in the alloted time given. The blogger that gets the most votes for his / her post goes on to the next round where they will have to provide a different post against one of the other winners. Each participating blogger can promote their post on their site, but cannot use the source code to put the voting poll on their site unless they include their opponent's link on their page as well so that the readers have access to both entries.

E8: (4) Squatlo v. (3) Empowered Peace

The 1st Annual Thank, Q for Bloggers Tournament has now reached the Entertaining 8 which consists of eight bloggers who have made it through the first round. If you missed the first few match-ups, then catch up on them here and let your voice be heard by placing a vote:

List of E8, 1st Round, and Play-In Match-Ups links/results here!

Here's what you, as a judge, will need to do:

- Read both links for each contestant.
(Some will be educational, entertaining, erotic, instructional, or inspirational!)
- Decide which one is the most interesting/entertaining.
- Voting for everyone in the polls are on the right ------------------------------------------------------------------>

Of course, you know that if you enjoy either or both of the bloggers, then feel free to comment and / or "follow" them to show your appreciation. These contestants are putting themselves out there for the world to see, so make sure to show them some love for being courageous!


The two participants going head-to-head in the Entertaining 8 will be Bob (Squatlo Rant - 43 followers) against Chaplain Donna(Empowered Peace - 114 followers)!
(follower totals are as of 3/12/11 when the participants committed to the tourney.)

With that being said...
Post #1 for Squatlo is here!
Post #1 for Empowered Peace is here!

Rules of contest:
What each blogger will have to do is provide a link to one of their favorite posts on their site to go up against their competitor's best post. The readers will vote to choose which one of the two they enjoyed the most in the alloted time given. The blogger that gets the most votes for his / her post goes on to the next round where they will have to provide a different post against one of the other winners.

Each participating blogger can promote their post on their site, but cannot use the source code to put the voting poll on their site unless they include their opponent's link on their page as well so that the readers have access to both entries.

E8: (3) TOAR v. (1) Idaho

The 1st Annual Thank, Q for Bloggers Tournament has now reached the Entertaining 8 which consists of eight bloggers who have made it through the first round. If you missed the first few match-ups, then catch up on them here and let your voice be heard by placing a vote:

List of 1st Round / Play-In Match-Ups and results here!

Here's what you, as a judge, will need to do:

- Read both links for each contestant.
(Some will be educational, entertaining, erotic, instructional, or inspirational!)
- Decide which one is the most interesting/entertaining.
- Voting for everyone in the polls are on the right ------------------------------------------------------------------>

Of course, you know that if you enjoy either or both of the bloggers, then feel free to comment and / or "follow" them to show your appreciation. These contestants are putting themselves out there for the world to see, so make sure to show them some love for being courageous!


The two participants going head-to-head in the Entertaining 8 will be Lynn (Thoughts of a Randomista - 114 followers) against Brandon (My Own Private Idaho - 396 followers)!
(follower totals are as of 3/12/11 when the participants committed to the tourney.)

With that being said...
Post #1 for TOAR is here!
Post #1 for My Own Private Idaho is here!

Rules of contest:
What each blogger will have to do is provide a link to one of their favorite posts on their site to go up against their competitor's best post. The readers will vote to choose which one of the two they enjoyed the most in the alloted time given. The blogger that gets the most votes for his / her post goes on to the next round where they will have to provide a different post against one of the other winners.

* NEW RULE *
Each participating blogger can promote their post on their site, but cannot use the source code to put the voting poll on their site unless they include their opponent's link on their page as well so that the readers have access to both entries.

Not Just A Spud!

Brandon (My Own Private Idaho) rolls to a 1st Round victory over Mone't (EmDottie) by a score of 66-24.

My Own Private Idaho will move on to face Thoughts of a Randomista in the next round which will start late Saturday / early Sunday.

Props to Mone't for her participation! She will now go to the Consolation Bracket in a "Three-for-All" round against LogAllot and Jersey Diva Mom.

Can all of you submit your 2nd blog links for the next phase as soon as you can, please? (If you haven't already.)

Thanks!


*** Less than 24 hours to go on the battle between Mommy Confessions and The Reckmonster! ***

List of 1st Round / Play-In match-ups, blog post entries and results here!

Friday, March 25, 2011

I Am Thundercat! Hear Me Roar!

Falen AKA Thundercat832 (Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista) holds on for an eight vote victory over Sonia (LogAllot)!

When it was all said and done, the Fed Up Sista won 66-58! It looked as if Falen would cruise to victory, but Sonia stormed back to make it close in the end.

Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista will move on to face Guys, Boys, and Men in the next round which will start late Saturday / early Sunday.

Congrats to Sonia for the battle she put up! She will now go to the Consolation Bracket.

Can both of you submit your 2nd blog links for the next phase as soon as you can, please? (If you haven't already.)

Thanks!


*** Less than an an five hours to go on the battle between EmDottie and My Own Private Idaho! ***

List of 1st Round / Play-In match-ups, blog post entries and results here!


Alice X0 in Wonderland!

The last two hours of this Round 1 contest has been absolutely amazing! Scott of This Daddys Blog and Alice X0 of Guys, Boys, and Men tweeted more than a stuttering baby bird! Scott even asked Clark Howard, who is also from The ATL, to vote for him! LOL!

When the smoke cleared, Alice X0, of Guys, Boys, and Men, pulled off a stunning (pun intended) last-second 134-132 victory over Scott, of This Daddys Blog! It was a shame to see it end. The lead changed within the last five minutes of the match. If we only had webcam access to see their faces as it counted down (memo to self: next year incorporate webcams).

Alice X0 will move on to meet the winner of Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista / LogAllot in the next round which will start late Saturday / early Sunday.

Congrats to This Daddys Blog for the battle he put up! He really campaigned like a mother, er, uh, daddy. He will now go to the Consolation Bracket.

Can both of you submit your 2nd blog links for the next phase as soon as you can, please? (If you haven't already.)

Thanks!


*** Less than an an hour to go on the battle between Colorful Rants and LogAllot! ***

List of 1st Round / Play-In match-ups, blog post entries and results here!

Rant On!

The Ranter's Box holds serve with a nail-biting 77-74 victory over Jersey Diva Mom! She will move on to meet the winner of Mommy Confessions/Reckmonster in the next round which will start late Saturday / early Sunday.

Congrats to Jersey Diva Mom for the battle she put up. She will now go to the Consolation Bracket.

Can both of you submit your 2nd blog links for the next phase as soon as you can, please? Thanks!


*** Less than 4 hours to go on the battle between This Daddy's Blog and Guys, Boys, & Men! *** --->

List of 1st Round / Play-In match-ups, blog post entries and results here!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Squatlo Aims High!

#4 seeded Squatlo Rant pulls off what could be the upset of the tourney with a 72-61 victory over Yeah. Good Times!  He will move on to meet Empowered Peace in the next round which will start late Saturday / early Sunday.

Congrats to Yeah. Good Times. for a valiant effort as she will now go to the Consolation Bracket.

Can both of you submit your 2nd blog links for the next phase as soon as you can, please? Thanks!

List of 1st Round / Play-In Match-Ups and results here!

Peace in the Valley!

Empowered Peace becomes the second #3 seed to pull off a victory (35 to 29)! She will move on to face the winner of Yeah. Good Times. and Squatlo Rant which ends in less than 24 hours.

Congratulations to The Life of Ann James for keeping the race close throughout the entire event!

Can submit your 2nd blog links for the next phase as soon as you can, please? Thanks!

List of 1st Round / Play-In Match-Ups and results here!



1/2 of the Consolation Bracket is now set.  Once a second blog post link is received from everyone below, a starting date will be announced...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Reckmonster v. Mommy Confessions

The 2nd Play-In Game has ended and The 1st Annual Thank, Q for Bloggers Tournament is almost through the 1st Round! If you missed the first few match-ups, then catch up on them here and let your voice be heard by placing a vote:

List of 1st Round / Play-In Match-Ups and results here!

Here's what you, as judges, will need to do:

- Read both links for each contestant.
(Some will be educational, entertaining, erotic, instructional, or inspirational!)
- Decide which one is the most interesting/entertaining.
- Voting for everyone in the polls are on the right ------------------------------------------------------------------>

Of course, you know that if you enjoy either or both of the bloggers, then feel free to comment and / or "follow" them to show your appreciation. These contestants are putting themselves out there for the world to see, so make sure to show them some love for being courageous!


The next two participants going head-to-head will be Michelle of Rantings of the Reckmonster (40 followers) against Michelle W. of Mommy Confessions (376 followers)!

With that being said...
Post #1 for Reckmonster is here!
Post #1 for Mommy Confessions is here!


Rules of contest:
What each blogger will have to do is provide a link to one of their favorite posts on their site to go up against their competitor's best post. The readers will vote to choose which one of the two they enjoyed the most in the alloted time given. The blogger that gets the most votes for his / her post goes on to the next round where they will have to provide a different post against one of the other winners.

The blogger who doesn't advance to the next round will be dropped into the Consolation Bracket where they will get an opportunity to submit at least one more post against someone else who also didn't advance towards The Stunner. So, worse case scenario, you will get two posts, so make them count!

TOAR Escapes Tsaritsa

In what turned out to be a spirited battle that registered almost 300 votes, Thoughts of a Randomista has earned the right to move on to face the winner of EmDottie v. My Own Private Idaho. TOAR managed to outlast Tsaritsa with a 154-131 score that saw plenty of lead changes over the past few days.

Congrats to both of them for their efforts (and their fans) and if you have not submitted a 2nd post to me, then please do so now.

List of 1st Round / Play-In Match-Ups and results here!

Also, another match-up concluded last night...

The Reckmonster earns the right to take on Mommy Confessions with a 31-19 win over The Writing Assassin!

If you haven't already...
-Reckmonster, please submit your 2nd post for your match-up with Mommy Confessions

-Writing Assassin, please do the same for the consolation round.

Congrats to both of you!

Empowered Peace v. Life of Ann James has less than 24 hours left!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

EmDottie v. My Own Private Idaho

One Play-In Game has ended and The 1st Annual Thank, Q for Bloggers Tournament is almost through the 1st Round! If you missed the first few match-ups, then catch up on them here and let your voice be heard by placing a vote:

List of 1st Round / Play-In Match-Ups and results here!

Here's what you, as judges, will need to do:

- Read both links for each contestant.
(Some will be educational, entertaining, erotic, instructional, or inspirational!)
- Decide which one is the most interesting/entertaining.
- Voting for everyone in the polls are on the right ------------------------------------------------------------------>

Of course, you know that if you enjoy either or both of the bloggers, then feel free to comment and / or "follow" them to show your appreciation. These contestants are putting themselves out there for the world to see, so make sure to show them some love for being courageous!


The next two participants going head-to-head will be EmDottie of EmDottie (18 followers) against Lost in Idaho of My Own Private Idaho (417 followers)!

With that being said...
Post #1 for EmDottie is here!
Post #1 for Lost in Idaho is here!


Rules of contest:
What each blogger will have to do is provide a link to one of their favorite posts on their site to go up against their competitor's best post. The readers will vote to choose which one of the two they enjoyed the most in the alloted time given. The blogger that gets the most votes for his / her post goes on to the next round where they will have to provide a different post against one of the other winners.

The blogger who doesn't advance to the next round will be dropped into the Consolation Bracket where they will get an opportunity to submit at least one more post against someone else who also didn't advance towards The Stunner. So, worse case scenario, you will get two posts, so make them count!

We Have A Winner for Play-In #1!

Congratulations to EmDottie for pulling off the one vote victory in the Play-In Game!

She will move on to face My Private Idaho in the next match-up!

That match will start later this evening (or once I receive EmDottie's 2nd post submission).

Diana Dishes will move to our Consolation Bracket to await whoever loses the Writing Assassin / Reckmonster match-up. Props to Diana Dishes for putting up a tremendous battle!

Be sure to get in voting for the Writing Assassin / Reckmonster match-up that ends soon!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista v. LogAllot

The 1st Annual Thank, Q for Bloggers Tournament is almost through the 1st Round! If you missed the first few match-ups, then catch up on them here and let your voice be heard by placing a vote:

List of 1st Round and Play-In Match-Ups

Here's what you, as judges, will need to do:

- Read both links for each contestant.
(Some will be educational, entertaining, erotic, instructional, or inspirational!)
- Decide which one is the most interesting/entertaining.
- Vote in the poll on the right for one of the two bloggers. ------------------------------------------------------>

Of course, you know that if you enjoy either or both of the bloggers, then feel free to comment and / or "follow" them to show your appreciation. These contestants are putting themselves out there for the world to see, so make sure to show them some love for being courageous!


The next two participants going head-to-head will be Sonia of LogAllot (60 followers) against Falen AKA Thundercat of Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista (226 followers)!

With that being said...
Post #1 for Sonia(LogAllot) is here!
Post #1 for Falen (Colorful Rants of a Fed Up Sista) is here!

The winner will move on to face the winner of This Daddys Blog v. Guys, Boys, & Men.

Rules of contest:
What each blogger will have to do is provide a link to one of their favorite posts on their site to go up against their competitor's best post. The readers will vote to choose which one of the two they enjoyed the most in the alloted time given. The blogger that gets the most votes for his / her post goes on to the next round where they will have to provide a different post against one of the other winners.

The blogger who doesn't advance to the next round will be dropped into the Consolation Bracket where they will get an opportunity to submit at least one more post against someone else who also didn't advance towards The Stunner. So, worse case scenario, you will get two posts, so make them count!

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