Thursday, June 09, 2005

At First I Was Afraid, I Was Petrified

I was terrified. I had been lurking and watching and wanting to play along, but my ego is quite fragile. If I was rejected, I would have felt like burying my pretty little head in the blog sand. And I had heard about some rough stuff going on...people intimidating others and outcomes being decided before the games even began. So I just wasn't sure if I was ready to get into the scene.

I am talking about the Battle of the Blogs on Blog Explosion, of course.

I am sure you have heard of it by now (if not, click on the link on the bottom of my sidebar that says BlogExplosion and get going, people!). I have used BlogExplosion and the BlogRocket for a while now. And I wanted to try the Battle of the Blogs, as I think my blog is good fun and most people that come here tend to come back.

So, I gave it a shot. I entered a battle with another Jersey Girl (Diner Bitch, I think), so I knew there would be hair-pulling and acrylic-nail-scratching going on (nah, I don't really have fake nails). And guess what???

I WON!

So my record in Battles is 100%. So I think I may quit now and go out a winner. What do you think? Have you tried the Battle?

26 comments:

Indigo said...

YAY!!! WTG!!!

I got 20 mystery credits the other day, and bet 15 on my Question of the Day blog (cuz I think it's way cooler if you only have a second to look, and that's about how it goes on the Battle). I won the first time! But got greedy, and lost the second time.

I'd quit while you're ahead. But, if you decide to do it again, I'd vote for you!

jlybn123 said...

Never done it...but going to the link as soon as I'm done with this. =)

-xtessa- said...

i've done it... at first, i was winning. i guess they got tired of me in the end and i started to losing. went back again just to even the score, you know, 10 wins, 10 losses...

now, i'm up to 18 wins, 12 losses.;) that's miniscule compared to some who's had 40 wins and 36 losses!

Guppyman said...

I am a battle-a-holic....

I've lost more than I've won, but it's still fun.

I've seen a lot more blogs than I did in the normal rotation this way.

I might vote for you if I see you up there... as long as you aren't against me. ;)

Bridget Unnel said...

Grrr -- now I've got THAT SONG stuck in my head.

"Go on, now go!"

Bridget Unnel said...

Walk out the door...

Bridget Unnel said...

Just turn around now

Bridget Unnel said...

Cause you're not welcome anymore..

Miss_Vicki said...

All I've done on blogexplosion is surf and get credits - maybe I'll try this stuff - all I need is another internet addiction :)

Nam LaMore said...

continue the good battle .. life is not worth living unless you go out in flames.

mrsmogul said...

I actually played this morning and won over some blog that challenged me 100 credits! HAHA I beat em!

trine said...

ok i am obviously COMPLETELY out of the loop here... need to go check out, b ut well done True! and mrs M too!

Charlie Mc said...

always good to go out on top...just ask Seinfeld!

Last Girl On Earth said...

I've played some rounds. I think if there are certain people playing, they hang out and vote for each other.

I really don't mind losing to a blog that has some content, but it makes me wonder when I lost to a blog that featured a picture of a pile of dog poop. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

Lassa said...

Way to go True! I totally would have voted for you if I knew about it cause I stop here everyday :)

I'll have to go check it out myself.

janie q said...

congrats on winning! i've never tried it, first i heard of it was when i read it on guppyman's blog.

Peanutt said...

Great job! I'll have to check that out later when I'm at home!
Have a great day!

J&J'sMom said...

ooo...that sounds tempting and scary all at the same time!! Congrats!!

hey, come back over when you get a chance I responded to your comment. Thanks for your honesty..hope I didn't push any buttons. ;0) Peace

Arethusa said...

I say go out winning! I'm too terrified to participate myself, and I read on another blog that some of the competition was rigged (cronies in the shoutbox voting for each other's sites).

Jenn said...

I really don't have any idea what you're talking about, but seeing as how competition addiction runs in my family, I may do better never to start in the first place. Plus, I'm still a little sensitive about the soul-bearing I sometimes do on my blog. I'd hate to thing a pile of poop could beat my heart felt gushing! :) ;)

Dawn said...

I haven't tried it. . that is so cool that you won! go girl

Twist of Kate said...

Hey that is great, I haven't even been there much less try it. I don't know if I could be brave like you!!! :) Of course you won, DUH you rock!

Bumbling Bav said...

Big high five comin at ya!

Great job... liven up to your name "A TRUE Jersey Girl"! You made us proud!

Amanda said...

Never done it. What do you do? Should I be skeerd? I'll go look but I don't know if I'll like it. LOL

Loz said...

congratulations on your win!
you inspired me to give it a go - i just had my first battle and i won!!! i'm so excited, and like you i'm not sure if i want to go back for more and risk having a loss!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Congratulations, Jersey Girl. You're a real winner!