Vote Early & Vote Often (for me): EventProfs Blog Contest

Posted September 1, 2010

So I’ve been nominated for an event industry blog and I need your vote.  My blog is one of 7 up for best “Thought Provoking Blog” in the eventprofs blog competition.  I know what you’re thinking, and there was no category for “Most Irreverent & Sarcastic Blog”.  Believe me, I checked.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE, (I’m on question #4)

eventprofs blog awards nominee

I’ll say up front that I am not a big fan of popularity contest style awards.  And not because I’m a cretin who has no friends.  I do have friends in the industry; trouble is most of them are top-of-the-food-chain folks who are running businesses or departments and have less time for online voting than others.  Read another way, you could say that many of my supporters are, well, older, and don’t find as much fun in online voting as they do in, say, finding novels that are published in large print.

But I am making an exception in this case, because the contest is run by none other than Lara McCulloch-Carter, proprietor of, who, among other things, created eventprofs, a bi-weekly twitter chat that pulls people together from all over the world to discuss random event topics, make connections, and hatch grand schemes.  Lara taught me about tweet chats and hash tags.  (I know, there’s got to be an off-color joke in there somewhere, but nothing witty comes to mind.)

Lara’s one of what I call ‘smarties’, people in our industry who are quite clever, push the envelope, and otherwise drag the event industry (often kicking and screaming) to bold new places.  She brings both a professional big-company marketing background, as well as experience running her family’s tent business, to bear in her social media consulting business for the event trade.

So we like Lara and what she’s doing and want to support her efforts, even though she’s Canadian.  How can you do so, you ask?  By voting for the blogs you think deserve the title of best in each of several categories.  And if you are a supporter of my irreverent thought-provoking insights, you can vote for me!


As a judging mechanism, I’ve already said that popularity voting is a flawed model.  If the Oscars used it, the Best Picture winner would be movies like Adam Sandler’s Water Boy, not Gandhi.  (Though lets face it, if you were stuck on a desert island you’d pick Water Boy over Gandhi any day of the week).  But as a marketing mechanism, it’s sheer brilliance.  You empower all your nominees to promote your site for you.  And in this case, the ends justify the means, because it also exposes everyone to a slew of new blogs, many of which people will find stimulating, inspiring, and yes, thought-provoking.

So, as Al Capone said, “vote early, and vote often.”



Trackback URL


  1. Howard
    Joe St. Cyr
    September 2, 2010 at 11:20 am Permalink

    Done! Good luck, Howard!

  2. Howard
    Larissa Banting
    September 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm Permalink

    You’ve got my vote, eh! (even if you’re down on Canucks 😉

  3. Howard
    Gloria P goldman
    September 15, 2010 at 7:11 am Permalink

    having never met you personally and not sure what you do and how. i will reseve my vote until we meet at Biz Bash… Seems like you know your busienss and you have a dry sense of humor… i was at a workshop on finding new business through working whatever the internet offers you… “True Mailer powered by True Presence” Ture mailer is designed to allow you to adapt your emails features and functionality as your organization grows. yo may want to meet this fellow Joe and see how you two can connect to both become winners in your indsutrys.. “ and then tell me what I. who came in later. should have learned from the workshop! Gloria p Goldman

  4. Howard
    September 20, 2014 at 1:06 am Permalink

    An All-Inclusive resort means all food beaevrges (alcoholic non alcoholic drinks) are included in the price of the room. Be careful of the word semi’ all inclusive in USA as due to Liability Laws, alcohol is sometimes not included in the package.The resort usually has wedding planner(s). They take care of the flowers, decorating the Gazebo/Alter, chairs, florist, officiant, music, reception decor/food/beaevrges. They help you with the marriage paperwork, but due to Privacy Laws you must finalize this yourself. Cocktail reception means they will provide a bottle of champagne and glasses immediately after the ceremony, but it is more as a romantic prop for pictures champagne on the beach!!A.I. wedding resorts are not created equal . read the contract carefully, especially in the USA. As so many people are sue happy’ including an open bar in the price is rare.Congratulations and Good Luck

  5. Howard
    September 24, 2014 at 7:19 pm Permalink

    szerint:Tulok Tere9zKARc1CSONYGyere velem,add a kezed,sf6te9t e9jencsillag vezet.Egy iste1llf3 ff6lf6tt mege1llitt szfcletett meg a Kire1ly.Ke9nyelmetlen a sz?k je1szol.Nagy hideg van, biztos fe1zol.De a meleg pf3lye1cske1ban,e9desanye1dnak karje1banhamarosan elznusdike1lsz.c1lmodra a pe1sztor vigye1z.c9s tale1n me1r nem is fe1zol.Alleluje1t mondja sze1zszor,a barlangban te9rden e1llva.Szedve9t-lelke9t mind kite1rja.He1rom kire1ly aje1nde9ka:arany, tf6mje9n, e9s a mirha.A barmoknak je1szole1banaludje1l a friss sze9ne1ban.Ime1d az angyalok kara,Vele Jf3zsef e9s Me1ria.dagy ve1rtuk mi ezt az f3re1t,b?nf6s vile1gMegve1ltf3je1t!d6rfcl, vedgad Betlehema kire1lyi kisdeden.Mi legyen az aje1nde9kom?Tiszta szedvem Neked adom.Ezt e9nt?lemfagy fogadd,mint a tiszta aranyat…