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Please Vote for Me! Internet Abusers

By Alli Worthington |

In our last Internet Abusers post we talked about the Ego Retweet. Today I want to talk about another prevalent way of abusing the interwebz: the vote me. Panhandling for votes is…well…yucky. Why?

1. It Makes You Seem Desperate

You’re not desperate. You are fabulous. You are a brilliant blogger and getting more amazing by the second as you absorb these pearls of wisdom we’re sharing with you on Mom Crunch. You don’t need a Top Twenty Bloggers Who Don’t Suck button on your sidebar to prove your awesomeness.

2. It Annoys Your Readers and Followers

You know when your preschooler says, “Mom? Mom? Mom? Mom? Mom” until you finally snap back, “WHAT!?!” That’s the feeling you can create in your readers and followers with daily (I’ve seen hourly) tweets and DM’s asking for votes. Really.

3. It Isn’t Great Content

Remember when we talked about providing fresh, engaging content for your blog readers? “Vote for me” isn’t fresh OR engaging. It’s whining and begging. Not remarkable.

So consider very carefully whether securing the Best Blogger Buddy award is worth irritating your friends and spamming your followers.

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About Alli Worthington

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Alli Worthington

Alli Worthington is a digital strategist, business coach, speaker and author. Alli Worthington is also a wife, mother to five boys and one stepdaughter, as well as the founder of the online women's magazine Blissfully Domestic and the founder of the BlissDom conference. Read bio and latest posts → Read Alli's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Please Vote for Me! Internet Abusers

  1. Anne (Nota Supermom) says:

    Love this. You make great points. Begging is never cool.

  2. Katie says:

    Love this. Love! Thank you for saying it!

  3. Troll says:

    Thumbs up if Stumble Upon brought you here

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