A clear profit of one cent per egg, Bloggers! And everybody has a share.
So let’s review, now that every entry’s been catalogued:
It’s voting time.
But FIRST…! Those of you who submitted entries, and who don’t already know which entry appeared under someone else’s name but was really me, please email me and tell me who you think I was posing as — one guess per customer.
Okay, and that being taken care of…Justin intimated to me that he was a little unclear on the voting, so let me lay it out for you folks. Of the people who submitted entries for this little old meme of mine, some submitted just one, and others submitted more. So the first thing we do — “we” meaning the poeple who submitted entries, plus me — the first thing we do is rank our top three favourite submissions, making sure that we don’t nominate any authors more than once. And my voting in this is weighted the same as everybody else’s voting: everybody who turned something in gets to vote on their top three, and they can vote for anyone they like, even if they vote for themselves. But they can’t vote for any author more than once. And that’s the big rule.
Then those votes go into the pool.
And then, once you’ve made your First Vote…kindly make your Second Vote in the same email! This means, rank your three favourite entries that were submitted by people who submitted more than one entry apiece…but the big rule here is: don’t vote for something in the Second Vote, that you already voted for in the First Vote.
Now whoever wins the Second Vote — and I’ll let you know who it is! — they get to cast two more votes into the pool of the First Vote. The only rule being: they can’t vote for a submission of their own.
Well, then things get complicated. Whoever is first to guess whose name I submitted my own entry under then gets one extra vote, that they can cast into the First Vote’s pool for anybody…including themselves. BUT! If no one correctly guesses who it was I pretended to be, then the person who kindly let me pretend to be them gets two votes to cast into the First Vote pool…and they can also vote for anybody including themselves. So…
FIRST! Email me and tell me who you think I was pretending to be.
SECOND! Vote for your top three submissions.
THIRD! Vote for your top three “second efforts”, by the people who submitted more than one entry.
FOURTH! Wait to see what happens. Eventually we will have three Winners and one Vulture. And, man, this is probably way too complicated, right?
But NEVER MIND THAT NOW…!
Because when the smoke clears…honest, it’s gonna have worked out perfectly.