Dec 29, 2008

No one to blame but myself...

If you are in the world of cupcake blogs, then you know of the drama engulfing iron cupcake earth. It is with my utmost of sincerities that I write this apology...

I try hard to teach my boys values and integrity but today I showed little of both. In my zest to get recognized in the cupcake blogging world, I didn't think before I acted. This type of noticing was not what I had in mind. I'm a big enough woman and have enough integrity to admit when I am wrong.

I apologize to each ICE competitor this month. While my post to a handful of women was not meant maliciously, it was still a public forum and viewed as such. When I posted for these women to vote for me**, I never dreamed that it would be considered cheating. This handful of women would never sit there voting for me continuously, much less once. But never the less, cheating it was. And for that, I apologize.

I apologize to Sandy for all of your hard work coordinating ICE each month. You put so much into the competition that my actions were like a slap in the face. I admire your creativity and your leadership.

I am no longer a contender in this month's challenge. I'm sad because I know based on the number of votes that I might have actually had a chance this month. And no, those were legitimate votes. (Like I said, only a handful of women were advised how to vote more than once and to my knowledge, none have even voted yet.) I will not be participating next month. But would like to assist Sandy to offset the distress I have caused.

Again I apologize for my actions. The challenge might be full of drama this month, but the challenge isn't over and a worthy competitor will win some amazing prizes.

** To be clear, asking friends, coworkers, spouse, family, etc to vote for you is not considered cheating, but telling them how to vote multiple times is.

7 comments :

mama4life said...

So, last month I posted a bulletin on myspace telling everyone where to go to vote and I said "if you like mine, then vote for it" and a couple people did. I still didn't win. If I would have won from that, I would have felt *kinda* bad, but what if the people I sent genuinely liked mine the best? I feel bad for you because I don't really get how asking people to vote for you is cheating. You can sleep tonight...I forgive you. ;)
~Tara

CB said...

I am not really sure what you're talking about but if you just posted somewhere to get votes then I think there are ALOT of other IC participants (myself included) that are guilty of that. I posted on my blog to "remind" ppl to vote for me. Sorry to hear you aren't participating anymore :(
/Clara

C.L. said...

I too asked for people to vote for me. what I did not do is tell people how o vote multiple times...the multiple times is the cheating part. There is a reason her site technically only allows you to vote once. You do have an a amazing cupcake and for that I give you kudos, you have set forth a sincere apology and for that too I praise you. But I think what people need to understand is that it was more than just asking friends to vote for you. Thank you for the apology and good luck in the future.

Wendy said...

((((Sherra))))

What's next said...

oh, I just found your blog after voting for you...sorry you're not in it anymore! your cupcake sounds wonderful!

Maya said...

Live and learn I guess..

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