Frequent Miler has been nominated as a contender for Best Miles-and-Points Blog in USA Today’s latest 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest!
Readers can vote for Frequent Miler here. Each person may vote up to once per day through November 7th.
A rocky start…
I first received news of the nomination on October 10th. I posted immediately on Facebook:
And, later on Twitter:
Very cool that I was nominated! Please vote and please re-tweet! You can vote up to 1 time per day… https://t.co/A0cH89McAJ
— Frequent Miler (@FrequentMiler) October 13, 2016
These social media postings were enough to propel me to #1, but only for a few days. Soon other contenders posted pleas to their readers, and Frequent Miler slowly dropped down the list. Meanwhile, I was far from the campaign trail, at Necker Island…
Building my Campaign Team on Necker Island
I thought I could build support for my campaign on Necker Island, but it didn’t work out as planned. Richard Branson made it clear that he would rather choke me than endorse me:
The Lemurs were sympathetic, but they had other favorites…
Finally, one way or another, I got the tortoise on board…
Unfortunately, the tortoise has been slow to spread the word.
My campaign advisor has been pressing me to go negative. He thinks I should highlight the differences between the Frequent Miler blog and other contenders. He even had this poster designed:
But, I refused to play along with this negative and misleading campaign. I ended up firing my campaign manager. He took the news hard, turned to drink, and could barely dress himself each morning…
Finally, after begging for his job back, I re-hired him… and gave him a treat.
Please Vote… Often
Personally, I setup a reminder on my calendar so that I’d remember to vote every day. I tried to set one up to be shared, but it doesn’t seem to carry over the “repeat every day until November 7th” part. Still, if you want to get started with a Google calendar invite, click here. Change the “repeat” option to repeat daily through November 7th.