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Posted On: Jun 19, 2016 at 10:12pm MST

I signed up for the great maker search but am having trouble getting people to vote for me. I would be willing to help other people looking for votes if they will help me. Also what are some good ways to get more votes. I have invited most of my facebook friends, but only one has voted.


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Posted On: Jun 20, 2016 at 3:13pm MST

I think people are put off by the fact that they have to sign into facebook. I was in the jewelry contest and it wasn't until even though I asked for votes from a lot of people who I've voted for in other areas, I didn't get many votes from them. I came in second :(  You can vote for yourself once a day, just in case you didn't know.
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Posted On: Jun 25, 2016 at 5:09am MST

to be honest, folks that know more folks will be the one to win. It's not the job you do, how good or bad you are, it's who knows the most people. :)
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Posted On: Jun 25, 2016 at 2:04pm MST

customizedjust4you said:

to be honest, folks that know more folks will be the one to win. It's not the job you do, how good or bad you are, it's who knows the most people. :)

on Jun 25, 2016 at 5:09am MST




This is probably true.

 But for me when I'm looking at the shops to vote, I try to vote for the one I believe has made the most creative items with the highest of craftsmanship.  This comes from the days when I had to judge arts and crafts contests.  It was the way individuals maintained their integrity and the craftsmanship of the entries that mattered. 

But reality is most will vote for a friend and not consider objectivity of the vote. 

Good luck to all who are entering.  By entering you are building recognition.  Sometimes the not winner is the winner in the long run.......
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Posted On: Jun 29, 2016 at 7:34pm MST

I went in and voted for everyone who has less votes than me. I have been voting for myself as well. Best supporter ever :) I agree it is a popularity contest, but also depends on the motivation level of friends.