“Art has never been a popularity contest.”
- James Levine
I find it difficult to promote myself. Blabbing about my life on a blog is different. But when I have a guest post or enter a contest, and have to ask people to read or participate in some way… shudder.
Today, I entered Anthony Bourdain’s essay contest. Alesa Warcan saw it and thought of me. I needed to write what it means to cook well in under 500 words. In my typical writing style, I married history, my life growing up, and my philosophy about cooking.
Here’s my entry: http://bourdainmediumraw.com/essays/view/1876
The chances of me getting many votes are probably slim since the contest has been open since July and ends in two days, but I might as well try. I don’t think number of votes changes my chances, but I may have read the rules wrong. At least if I have a few votes, I won’t look like a complete loser.
Here are the rules, in case you want to enter before 09/30:
And just to warn you, I’m doing a post on another blog on 10/06 and I’m being interviewed on Nicole Zoltack’s blog on 10/09. I apologize in advance for next week’s promotions!