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.