after 5 months of the Grazia contest for bloggers, yesterday has been announced the winner.
Unfortunately, with a great regret, despite the sacrifice of precious time subtracted from my studies and my nights, I’m not the winner.
Being one of the 12 finalists has definitely been a great achievement and your support through messages, emails and comments made me hope for the victory until the end, but this did not happen.
From this experience, and especially this final step, I had a great lesson on the value of friendship. I was struck by the votes received by people who I do not personally know, simply because their closest friends asked them to vote for me.
So Friendship could be considered as a synonymous of total confidence in a person, that make you accept any kind of request without asking for explanations.
Certainly “Facebook likes” and “re-twits” are very usual and they can’t be considered as parameters for judging a friendship ( if so, it would be very sad!), but the great confidence in a friend that make you respond to his request of helping another person who you don’t even know, makes me realize that the world is not made only by selfish and careerist people.
|Part of my Facebook supporters|
Thanks to this contest I’ve learned a second lesson concerning the online contests.
The illusion and enthusiasm of being be part of a magazine like Grazia.it, did overshadow the fundamental aspects of the accuracy of any kind of competition. What am I talking about?
The lack of a regulation when we entered the contest;
the continuous “selection steps” announced without clear rules; and the lack of a time limit for entering the competition, allowing the Grazia.it site to earn a daily endless number of visits thanks to our “Grazia badges” placed on the blogs!
I think this is ENOUGH, to say STOP!
Maybe I’m doing a stupid thing, but as one of the 12 finalists, the Grazia editorial staff have surely seen my blog and understood how I work, so if they are still interested in me, they can contact me privately. I’m literally sick of being treated like a number and not as a person. Behind every blog there are one or more people who sacrifice their time at no charge, in the name of the passion for the subject they write about. I just ask for respect, as well as I demand a clear regulation from the beginning of the contest and not while the contest is going on.
|Part of my Facebook supporters|
Finally I want to thank all those who have supported me in the steps of the contest through messages, twits, shares and likes on Facebook:
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Grazie di cuore a tutti!
Alessandro Masetti – The Fashion Commentator