I Need Your Vote For The Shorty Awards

Honestly people, if you were ever going to do something for me it would have to be to vote for me in the Shorty Awards. It didn’t even know what a Shorty Award was until I read Mitch’s post, My Pitch For The Shorty Award, Being the person that I am I went out of my way to vote for Mitch and it did it not only because I consider him a friend and all round great guy, nope, I did it because he’s a great blogger and I reckon he deserves to win it.

Strangely enough I awoke this morning to a Tweet that someone had nominated me for an award as well, ergo this post, and yes that person was Mitch. Thanks mate   :drunk_tb: Being nominated I don’t expect to win, as like Mitch mentioned in his post this contest started way back in Jan 3rd and although it ends in February 17th we’ve lost almost three weeks in the voting race.

What Is The Shorty Award?

So, what is a Shorty Award? It’s an award that has been running for several years, four to be exact as this is the 4th Annual Shorty Awards, but far be it from me to put words in their mouth. This is straight from their about page.

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The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content on across Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Foursquare, and the rest of the social Web.Every year, millions of people visit the Shorty Awards site to tweet nominations for their favorite social media content creators. All those tweets culminate in a highly anticipated awards ceremony that celebrates the winners in dozens of featured categories, as well as thousands of crowd-sourced community ones. For the second time, the Shorty Awards will also honor the industry’s best agencies, brands, and social media professionals. 

Just so you know there are heaps of categories but the only one I’m interested in is not coming last in the blogging one.  :loser: If that’s not enough incentive for all my loyal fans let me list a few reasons why you should vote for me in the Shorty Awards.

You should Vote For Sire In The Shorty Award Blogger Category because;

  • I’m two inches off being 6 feet tall which puts me in the short category so I deserve a Shorty Award  :smoke_tb:
  • I’m and Aussie an all around good guy
  • I know my way around the blogging world and have amassed one or two followers
  • So that I don’t win the wooden spoon by coming last in the blogging category, and this could happen because I am last and will remain there unless you people pull your finger out :hey_you:
  • I actually know a fair bit about blogging, having 9 blogs and combined having written over 3000 posts.
  • So that I don’t embarrass myself by coming last  :hairout_tb:
  • Because you love me and want me to have a good chance at getting somewhere near the top  :wub_tb:
  • So that when I do win you can pat yourself on the back and can tell everyone that you helped me to win it  :laugh_tb:
  • Because it will give you an all round fuzzy feeling in the pit of your stomach knowing that you did something nice.  :whistle:
  • Because if you don’t your comment will be deleted  :guns_tb: OK, I’m only kidding about that one….or am I?   :crazy_man:

Well, there are 10 perfectly good reasons why you should vote for me, and just so you know where to go I’m going to make it very easy for you.


Vote For Me!


Just so you know, being a social media site and all, you need to be a Twitter member to vote as the votes have to be tweeted. I’m not sure if you can vote more than once but I don’t mind you experimenting.  :thumbup_tb: Unlike Mitch I did vote for myself just to see if it works  :tongue_laugh_ee:

So, don’t just sit there thinking about it, click that link and vote for me and then come back and leave a comment, and remember my social blogging status depends on you!  :clap: And remember when tweeting you need to add a reason why you’re voting for me. I’m sure you can think of something.

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How To Prune Your List Using MailChimp

It’s been well over a month since I wrote the post about pruning my list to get rid of all the deadwood. By deadwood I’m referring to those subscribers who have never bothered, or hardly ever, to read my emails. Normally I’d just let them go to build up my list numbers except that I’m rewarding my list members by placing a link to their site from my List page and I figured it just wasn’t fair to reward them if they weren’t holding up their end.  :noway:

That post included a youtube video showing my readers how MailChimps star system highlighted the quality of your subscribers. This post has a video which shows how to use that star system to separate the good subscribers from the bad ones.

Pruning Your List With MailChimp

I have to admit I was surprised how simple the procedure was and I am really glad that I did it. I have to admit there were a few bloggers who were regulars and I struggled with the decision as to whether or not I should delete them with the general culling and in the end I decided it was the only fair thing to do.

 The Positives Of Pruning Your List

I know that there were a few comments in that first post where people thought I was crazy for pruning my list as they felt that the deadwood may actually come to life one day.  :lol_ee: Well, as far as I’m concerned deadwood is deadwood and you’re better off clearing them out of the way so you can concentrate on growing your live limbs.

There are also certain positives for pruning your list.

  • If you have a large list and are paying for the amount of emails you’re sending out pruning your list will reduce those costs.
  • Having a more dedicated list will also improve your open and click through rate which will give you a nice warm fuzzy  feeling when you check your campaign reports  :party:
  • In my situation I know I am only rewarding those subscribers who are actually interested in what I have to say which is as it should be.

I’ve also made sure that any new subscribers know what to expect when subscribing to my list, that I only want dedicated members, ones who actually read my emails occasionally and that I will be pruning my list on a regular basis.

What’s that, how many did I cull in the pruning process? Reckon you’ll have to watch the video to see that.  :hi_:

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Those Who Enjoy Blogging Make Better Bloggers

Ok, this is the second Sunday in a row that I’ve done a post that’s only because I’ve been so busy working during the week. Originally I was only supposed to work 15 to 20 hours a week but they’ve been working me 40+ hours. Oh well, at least the money will come in handy :smile:

Anyway, after he last few posts where I introduced you to the best ever WordPress comment system, a brand new Social Network system and a plugin that improved the quality of comments that you’ve been getting I’ve decided to make this post a fun one, one that will entertain you and hopefully put a smile on your face.

For The Love Of Mrs. Brown Video

Now this video really cracked me up, but I have to warn you it does use the F word as well talk about stuff of a sexual nature but given all that it is bloody hilarious. :lol_tb:

Have you calmed down yet? Perhaps you would be interested to know what the world was like when you were born? Obviously it was vastly different from what we’re experiencing today, This link will show you what the world was like on the year you were born. Speaking about days gone by, here’s a joke about dating way back in 1958, the year that I was born!

Peggy Sue In 1958

Dating in 1958

It was a hot Saturday evening in the summer of 1958 and Fred had a date with Peggy Sue.  He arrived at her house and rang the bell.

“Oh, come on in!” Peggy Sue’s mother said as she welcomed Fred in.   “Have a seat in the living room.  Would you like something to drink?  Lemonade?   Iced tea?”

“Iced tea, please,” Fred said.  Mom brought the iced tea.

“So, what are you and Peggy planning to do tonight?” she asked.

“Oh, probably catch a movie, and then maybe grab a bite to eat at the malt shop, maybe take a walk on the beach…”

“Peggy likes to screw, you know,” Mom informed him.

“Uh…really?” Fred replied, with raised eyebrows.

“Oh, yes!” the mother continued.  “When she goes out with her friends, that’s all they do!”

“Is that so?” asked Fred, incredulous.

“Yes,” said the mother.  “As a matter of fact, she’d screw all night if we let her!”

“Well, thanks for the tip,” Fred said as he began thinking about alternate plans for the evening.

A moment later, Peggy Sue came down the stairs looking pretty as a picture wearing a pink blouse and hoop skirt, and with her hair tied back in a bouncy ponytail.  She greeted Fred.

“Have fun, kids,” the mother said as they left.

Half an hour later, a completely disheveled Peggy Sue burst into the house and slammed the front door behind her.

“The Twist, Mom!” she angrily yelled to her mother in the kitchen.  “The damned dance is called the Twist!

Now it’s something for the boys. I’ve done several post taking the mickey out of women, like Women & The All About Me Syndrome and maybe even the time when I rewrote the Lyrics to Roy Orbison’s Mean Woman Blues calling It Wassup’s Mean Woman’s Blues. You may even remember the funny video I made of the best ever pick-up line? Well, this next video is for all those blokes who find their eyes straying to a woman’s ample cleavage when they should be making eye contact. Come on guys I know you’ve all been caught doing that at one time or another.

What To Do When Caught Staring At A Woman’s Breasts

The problem is that in real life it doesn’t matter how accurate the logic is you use to make a point it just won’t wash when used against a woman  :wallbash_tb: Just kidding ladies, you know I luvs ya  :day_dreaming:

I sometimes try to relate my posts to blogging in some way, whether it’s a blogging tip or simply by means of highlighting a particular point. Not this time though. This time it’s just for the sheer joy of presenting it to you in the hope that you will get some enjoyment from it. If you should take anything at all from it I hope its that you enjoy your blogging because everyone knows it’s those who enjoy what they do who do well at it.  :cool:

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