Pretty soon, we were both posting up regular pleas for support on Facebook. By day two, Crafted by Sez raised the bar by putting up a laugh-out-loud bitstrip of herself, hypnotising her likers to vote. In reply, I lost all my dignity and posted a shameless photo of myself mid star jump stating 'If you vote for me, i'll be this happy!'. The race was on! Over the next couple of days, our posts became more ridiculous and outlandish in an attempt to secure votes. To gain attention, I found myself using photos as diverse as stills from Chariots of Fire to of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer sporting handbags!
Soon, fellow business pages were getting carried away in the excitement! The fantastic Handmade by Purple Poppy, Glasspirations and many more put Facebook statuses up to drum up votes. Marie from Simply the Best for Health and Beauty went twitter crazy! I would love to name all of you but can't fit you all in but thank you all so, so much!
The highlight of the week for me came on Wednesday morning. On my wall I found another bitstrip from Crafted by Sez, in reverse Santa style, supposedly stealing my laptop and leaving cookies instead!
But what prize could be so amazing that it would make grown adults resort to such desperate measures? A huge cash prize? A years supply of cupcakes? An evening with Johnny Depp? No! It was a chance to be the next featured business on The Selling Cafe blog. The Selling Cafe is a relatively new website but it is quickly gaining popularity. It is basically a virtual craft fair with makers being added on a daily basis to both the website and facebook page. Although it has been, at times, exhausting, I have had such great fun with all the friendly banter and huge support. I'm so happy with my prize because a little publicity can go a long way!
I will let you all know as soon as I am up on The Selling Cafe Blog!