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‘Talkin’ Technology’ winners announced and hear about my method of judging/new contest!


Blog Posted:7/24/2011 7:07:00 PM
 

First, congrats. to all of the winners.  I loved all of them and it was very hard to judge-really, really hard. 

So, those of you who are ‘regulars’ at judging contests will probably find this a little silly…but here’s what I did.

1.  I read each one and indicated the “good poems” so I could move on to round 3.

2.  For round 3, I copy/pasted and formatted every poem to be able to print each poem on its own sheet. 

3.  Next, I wrote out numbers on bright cardboard and labeled each 1-10 and then a category for HM. 

4. Then, I re-read all of the poems and ranked them to which place I felt they should receive.  It was great, I had numbers and poems sprawled all over my living room!

5.   Next, I decided to read them all out loud to my husband.  He liked most of them but felt many were “too long”-LOL!  He’s  a guy that pretty much only watches ESPN highlights, though, so don’t take it personally   I did listen to his input and rearranged a few. 

6.  After that, input the ranking into the computer.

7.  I then checked them over twice…and you will see the list of winners on the ‘official’ contest results page. 

I hope I become more efficient at this someday

It was my first contest, so if you think you (or someone else) deserved a higher place, you may be right.  I did try hard (and judged blindly) and I will only get better with time…so please have mercy J.   

So, join my next contest, will ya? 

It will be about things that other people do that drive you crazy.   I’m sure you catch yourself saying, “What is he or she thinking?”  An example would be the girls at my gym who bring cell phones into the sauna.  Really?  

Again, thanks to all that entered and congratulations!!!

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 7:04:00 PM
    Thank you Dr. Ram and James-I enjoyed both of them greatly :)

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 5:15:00 PM
    Mega thanks for my placing Natalie, I'm over the moon, with my humble Limerick. Smiles to all who entered and the winners :)

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 4:16:00 PM
    Thanks Natalie for my placement in your contest and am ready for your next.

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 11:34:00 AM
    Andrea you little belly dancing 'devil', you :) And with your teacher? Wow, that would make some headlines in my small town :) Nette and Nikko-thanks for your comments and I hope you enter my new one. Love, Natalie

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 11:06:00 AM
    I really liked reading how you went about with your judging, Natalie! Way to go for you! I am so sorry I missed your contest, I sure can have my head float sometimes, I got sort of stumped for this, then now I realize I could have written one since I was on tech support before (haha one of the ironies of my life, since I am no techie. at all), oh duhh for me O_o...anyhow, well hmmm interesting new contest-- lemme see if I can come up with something :D boy oh boy this might be tricky, since it could reveal too much about me. uh-oh.

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 11:06:00 AM
    oh! Sorry for babbling!! Super congrats to all your winners, ^_^

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 4:58:00 AM
    jeepers, i missed your techie contest, nats ;i'll make up for it by entering your " annoting" contest.. congrats to all with huggs! :)

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  1. Date: 7/25/2011 1:47:00 AM
    thanks so much for the placement, Natalie, and Congrats to all the winners. Also, I enjoyed your bio here. YOu have had a blessed life. why aim only for third place in a contest? I bet you can score a first place easily! Luv, Andrea PS one thing on your bucket lislt I have done is belly danced. And one night I was able to do it in a restaurant with my teacher, just for kicks!(oh, and I've done a ten kilo race without stopping and I've been to Rio, though not during cArnival, and that's about as far as I got on your bucket list myself!!)

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 11:18:00 PM
    Kash-Yours was so differnt and sweet-I really enjoyed it-thanks so much for entering :)

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 10:49:00 PM
    Thanks for my placement Natalie...enjoyed your contest.

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 10:26:00 PM
    Thanks Chris, Constance, Paula, Linda, Rick and Carrie for commenting on my blog! Also thank all of you for your kind words. Chris-We shouldn't have to worry about offending someone-everyone has good intentions...I think it is great to write and "push the envelope" sometimes-makes for a more interesting story :)

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 10:00:00 PM
    Natalie, thank you kindly for my 1st place, but also simply for sponsoring this fun contest. I am never sure, if my entries might offend someone or not, so I am very glad you enjoyed my entry. Sometimes my most seemingly innocent poem can offend someone? lol. Congratulations to the winners~!

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 9:10:00 PM
    great theme..great winners..congrats to u Natalie and to all the winners... appreciate my top ten win for "Gadget Magic" luv..glad u liked my nice Italian boy line..haha..and the eulogy for my go phone..haha..

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 9:06:00 PM
    I love the way you judged.......great method...and I thank you for a beautiful WIN...I'm so glad the humor rang through!!!!~God bless ~ ^Rick

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 9:06:00 PM
    CONGRATS to all the WINNERS....

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  1. Date: 7/24/2011 7:28:00 PM
    Thanks Natalie, for my placement in your delightful contest! I think you did a great job judging for the first time, and worked hard to be fair! Thanks so much for a great job, and fun poems to read! love, Carrie

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