At first I wasn’t convinced that I’d be able to get enough votes. Jen Stirrup had been scoring quite a bit as well. But after a couple of days I noticed that my votes kept coming in too. So I decided to contact some more people, such as ex-colleagues, the experts at Experts Exchange, and even my neighbours!
The result: 181 votes, which is 53 more than the next contestant in the category. If you’re one of those 181: thank you!! In the overall score list, my article ended up at the third spot! Not too bad for a first-time nominee I suppose
I can now add an extra logo to my blog:
And my statue is on its way too. Plus every nominee will receive a T-shirt. Hopefully it’s one for regular use and not another one in the “suitable for household chores and bike cleaning only”-category…
Ow, congrats to all other winners and nominees! To be honest, the nomination means more than the actual voting. To get nominated, the editors (Iain Kick, Kevin Kline and Jeremiah Peschka) need to select your article out of all those present at SQLServerPedia. Which means that it needs to be of a certain quality. While the voting only shows how many people you know… But the winner badge sure looks nice of course