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Posted By: TacoBoy

Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 03:11 PM

Ok, we probably hit you all up a little while back to get Tacogirl nominated for the Lonely Planet 2009 Travel Bloggers awards... but it's time to go to that well again.

We are pleased as punch that Tacogirl's Blog has indeed been nominated in the Best Image Blog Category!

And as an aside, we would both just like to thank the AC.com Message Board Community for all your support over the years!
Posted By: KathyA

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 03:25 PM

Done! I see the voting ends of March 20th. I can probably get many more votes over the next couple of weeks. Kathy
Posted By: iluvbelize

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 03:25 PM

Just voted! tacogirl's blog is definitely one of my favorites. She needs our help - one of the entries in that category is way ahead in votes received!
Posted By: Dita

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 03:27 PM

Got my vote in! WHOOHOOO....go Tacogirl!
Posted By: Hon

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 03:29 PM

What to do when faced with such blatant vote hustling? Vote, of course! Done smile
Posted By: 2Aggies

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 03:34 PM

I just moved her to 25. Go Taco Go!
Posted By: suecate

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 03:45 PM

I voted!
Posted By: RathaBnBelize

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 03:49 PM

..up to 36 smile
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 03:55 PM

41
Posted By: sweetjane

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 03:59 PM

i voted too. cool
Posted By: Phil

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 04:00 PM

I quite liked Everything-everywhere.com so I voted for that instead....
Posted By: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 04:00 PM

Happy to vote for the tacoblog. (In 3rd place now)
Posted By: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 04:04 PM

Originally Posted by Phil
I quite liked Everything-everywhere.com so I voted for that instead....


Careful Phil, we may have to vote you off the Island. wink
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 04:07 PM

yay thanks all for voting - I am at 50 votes now and 3rd place.

Between this and getting ready to launch a big surprise tomorrow I am soooo excited.

Too funny Phil.
Posted By: Renee-md

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 04:09 PM

Done! 53 votes now
Posted By: Nancy1340

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 04:25 PM

Oh well, if everyone else is going to do it I might as well too. sighhhhhhhh [Linked Image]
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 04:28 PM

Up to 64 now - please vote if you have not already done so.

http://lplabs.com/2009/02/25/voting-open-for-the-2009-travel-blogger-awards/
Posted By: RMT

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 04:50 PM

Good luck Tacogirl! I just voted for ya'...
Posted By: sunandsand

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 04:57 PM

Of course she has my vote...Love her blog.
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 04:59 PM

Damn computers, it will only allow you to vote one time frown

Sheeze, this aint Texas !
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 05:02 PM

87 -- I'll get the word out...
Posted By: terrielinn

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 05:05 PM

Whew when I saw the title of the thread, I thought something had happened to TG and therefore my virtual life in SP. blush

88 with my vote....

Go TACO!
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 05:14 PM

Tacos -- time to maybe put a post at the top of your blog with some of your favorite AC photos of all time so others doing some browsing will see some more pictures right away. You guys have taken some AMAZING pictures and I can't think of a better occasion to create a "best of" post. Just a thought.
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 05:18 PM

Thanks all

Great Idea Otter I will do that. If anyone has a fav pic that I have taken and think it should go in a best of post please let me know.
Posted By: LaurieMar

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 05:22 PM

Voted for TG, up to 95. It was a tough decision between "scenic boys" and "professional hobo". lol
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 05:52 PM

I cracked 100 and am slowly starting to upload some best of pics - putting aside my dream of beach bbq for now lol
Posted By: Islenutt

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 05:54 PM

My vote is in. smile
Posted By: Mikeywaz

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 06:07 PM

Go Tacos!
Posted By: gailtor

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 06:23 PM

Originally Posted by KathyA
Done! I see the voting ends of March 20th. I can probably get many more votes over the next couple of weeks. Kathy


Kathy, please don't vote more than once..

You can vote for one blog in each category. Please do only vote once - we’re sure there are ways you can get around the tech, but please, do only vote once. We reserve the right to remove votes we think are fraudulent - and remember - public voting will make up 50% of the overall score.

You might disqualify tacogirl by doing so.

Of course, my vote has been cast!
Gail cool

Posted By: lil'red

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 06:24 PM

She's got my vote!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 06:29 PM

Yes one vote per person please however if you choose to have a friend look at my blog and vote that ok. Thanks for your help. smile

111 votes yay
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 06:34 PM

Gail, I dont think Kathy suggested she would vote more than once, rather she could get several 'other' people to vote.
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 06:40 PM

I read it the same way and have done same.
Posted By: gailtor

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 06:41 PM

OK Thanks for clarifying that Ernie.
I, too, have sent an email to several friends asking them to check it out. (and vote, of course!)
Gail cool
Posted By: Danny2

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 06:59 PM


One more vote from me.
Posted By: KC Jayhawk

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 07:01 PM

And another!! smile
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 07:12 PM

Me too!
Posted By: Monel

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 07:16 PM

I will show this to Ruth (she works online and knows a zillion people) and see if she can motivate some to go vote...the upkeep and imagery both verbal and pictures of your blog should make you a shoe-in
Posted By: Loansum-Al K

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 07:21 PM

Just cast my ballot.......go girl!!
Posted By: Inplub

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 07:21 PM

You got my vote
Posted By: Marty

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 07:30 PM

me2!!
Posted By: Gela

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 07:31 PM

Laurie, you got my vote too! I took the time to look at everyone's blog in each category and voted accordingly. Of course, just about every category (except yours) the first on the list is the currently on top with votes.

Oh by the way, if you haven't figured it out yet, Tacogirl's camera is everywhere - even if she isn't with it! smile
Posted By: Monel

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 07:36 PM

hmm not giving me a vote option but will keep trying
Posted By: Moose In Belize

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 07:40 PM

done, go taco
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 07:54 PM

smile smile smile 150 and counting
Posted By: ronw

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 08:08 PM

Just voted. I usually stay in the back round but I really enjoy the board and your blog is awesome! I know it's a lot of work but you bring much enoyment to many people. thanks for what you do.
You're in third place with 148 votes.
Ron
Posted By: Bill Mc Ghee

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 08:32 PM

Ya got my Vote Taco. Go getem Girl!! smile
Posted By: wannaBEthere

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 08:56 PM

Tacogirl - click - done!

27.0%, 154 Votes

grin
Posted By: Tucson Jim

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 09:07 PM

Just voted ,Tacogirl moved up to third...Go Get em..Girl
Posted By: deadserious

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 02/28/09 09:48 PM

165
Posted By: Gerry G

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 12:07 AM

182, 4 behind #1!
Posted By: TacoBoy

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 12:10 AM

thanks to all of you, tacogirl is now in 2nd place only 4 votes behind #1... Laurie jumped from 19 votes this morning (when we noticed that she was nominated) to 182 votes as I type this...

thanks so much to all that took the time to vote.

and, if you have friends that haven't voted yet, and feel so inclined to let them know about it, it would be greatly appreciated smile
Posted By: swanno

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 12:12 AM

183 now
Damn We have 2 compuytrs in the house there are 2 of us but it only allowed us to vote once!!
Posted By: Short

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 01:12 AM

189 now and number 1 of the Image Blogs!
They register the ip... that's why you can only vote once from your house.
Posted By: suecate

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 01:23 AM

hope she gets a prize
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 01:24 AM

yay smile Thanks all between this and working on my surprise launch stuff for tomorrow with tacoboy I am a very happy camper.
Posted By: ragman

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 02:23 AM

TG, you got my vote. Good luck
Posted By: DonnaR

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 04:00 AM

wooohoo.. I just voted and your in FIRST place. Go TACOGIRL smile
Posted By: chunkyruth

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 04:15 AM

Cracked 200...
Posted By: AJ Bee

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 04:34 AM

still first with 202 votes TG!
Posted By: kerry

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 05:39 AM

done! 266 votes now!
Posted By: RMT

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 06:07 AM

Tacogirl, I forwarded this thread to all my friends so maybe some will help out. On Monday I will vote again from my office computer. Good luck...
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 03:35 PM

Woke up to 234 votes - thanks for all your help.



Posted By: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 06:05 PM

I hope they don't start checking for "Hanging Chads" and stuff like that or this could take Forever. eek
Posted By: divingcowgirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 06:10 PM

I just posted 235!!! YESSSS 1st place!!! I voted on work and home puter.... (now looking to start banging on neighbor's doors and borrowing their laptops!) laugh
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/01/09 07:21 PM

Remember folks to be fair one vote only - it's in the rules.
It is ok to get friends to vote as well though.
245 and counting smile
Posted By: 1BKeeper

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/02/09 02:06 AM

tacogirl is leading! 270 votes
Posted By: Gridguy

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/02/09 04:10 AM

275!
Posted By: KC Jayhawk

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/02/09 04:27 AM

Taco, is it okay to commit voter fraud in our hearts?? heart grin
Posted By: KathyA

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/02/09 01:45 PM

I have a question for anybody who knows the answer. I personally have three computers in my classroom and can get my parapro to vote from one. There are 100+ teachers and staff in my building with at least two computers in each room. All of our computers are connected to one server. Would getting several people at my school to vote disqualify TG because of this? Need to know before I do this.
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/02/09 02:01 PM

If you're all on the same server it may not even let you do it -- depends on how you're configured. If it lets you do it and you play by the rules in having different individuals vote -- I'd say go for it. If it allows you to register a vote without intentionally trying to change your IP address, by definition, it is recognizing you as a different individual. BUT IT's TG's CALL, NOT MINE.

Just make sure you check to see if it is even possible before you send out a note and have it not allow it functionally.
Posted By: Barnacle

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/02/09 02:09 PM

i have only seen one person say they actually looked at the other finalists blogs!
to be fair and honest, i would think you have to get them to do that?
Posted By: KathyA

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/02/09 02:23 PM

I actually did look at the other blogs in her category and still considered TG's the best...but we all are a little biased! I would not send out a mass email...just to a select group of co-workers and would encourage them to check out each one. Thanks for the input!
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/02/09 02:24 PM

285
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/02/09 02:54 PM

I do agree with Barn to looking the other finalists. Checking out the competition is always a good thing. We did and tacoboy even voted in every category as well of course that meant I could not vote lol as he got to use our ip first.

I am actually putting a serious effort into this Best Image Blog competition and have a 20 day post plan already in place largely involving the photo contest I just launched.

KathyA not sure how it is all wired there. I know here on the island btl does some ip sharing lol because few people who have gone to vote (and they are the only ones who would have been doing so from their computer) could not as someone close by had already voted. So even for a big school or office if ip is shared no matter how many people only one vote. But if anyone chose to go vote from home then it would likely work for sure.

Lonely Planet makes it easy - if that ip address already voted from you will not have a vote option and instead just see the polls instead. You can always vote in your head too if you find you can't physically do it on the computer you are at lol.

Thanks again to all who voted smile
Posted By: monica

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/02/09 02:59 PM

I have voted. I have been going to Belize since '93, and enjoy reding Tacogirls blog daily. It makes me feel I know a little bit about what is going on down there. It also warms me, here in central Ontario it is -29 today.Keep up the writing.
Posted By: Phil

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/02/09 04:09 PM

I voted for taco really..........However it does make me laugh you all talking about being fair and then happily using the message board to hike up the votes without a care for which site really is the best.
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/02/09 05:28 PM

ha ha true Phil it is pretty funny.

Seriously though if anyone did not pick my blog I would not hold it against them for voting who they thought of as best.

People voting on here may be a bit biased due to content and love for San Pedro smile.

I do care and at the same time I am working hard to earn my votes beyond my idol chatter lol.
Posted By: D.O.A.

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/02/09 09:25 PM

313
Posted By: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/04/09 11:41 PM

Bad news guys, frown The Atodo Caucho Spanish Blog has pushed Tacogirl back into 2nd place by 50+ votes. blush

We need to call in the reinforcements!!!!!!!! mad
Posted By: Phil

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/05/09 12:00 AM

C'mon Vote for Tacogirl.............
Posted By: Hon

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/05/09 12:01 AM

Atodo Caucho? Doesn't that mean "all the rubber"? Not nearly as good a name as Tacogirl!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/05/09 04:35 PM

Atodo taken a big lead - hoping that does not mean firearm pics are more exciting than Island shots boating and people pics ha ha.
(Not had time to figure out text that goes along with pics)
Posted By: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/05/09 05:10 PM

Laurie, maybe you should have run for Mayor of San Pedro Instead.
Less Stress crazy You could have run with the CUP (Canadian United Party) grin (I would have found a way to vote for you)
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/05/09 07:19 PM

lol 2miles and I thought cup stood for canucks under palm trees
Posted By: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/05/09 10:15 PM

Yup, Same party Laurie wink
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/05/09 10:28 PM

We have until when to get the votes in? I know a whole lotta people!!
Posted By: Dita

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/05/09 10:49 PM

I already sent it to everybody on my contact list and asked them to vote!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/06/09 12:02 AM

smile thanks - ends march 20
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/07/09 12:00 AM

danger of falling to third place --- c'mon people!!!
Posted By: cheshire54

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/10/09 04:18 AM

Just clicked in OUR vote....she's in first place....GO TACO GIRL!!
Posted By: sweetjane

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/10/09 01:15 PM

wow! 691 votes - and she is in the lead by 150!! go, TG!
Posted By: Marty

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/10/09 01:58 PM

SWEET!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/10/09 02:49 PM

smile thanks everyone - I am giving it my all
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/11/09 07:36 PM

yeah, first place!!!
Posted By: azbob

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/13/09 12:00 AM

TG is still leading with 29% of the vote: 700+, second place 500+! laugh

Keep it up!
Posted By: Nancy1340

Re: Help Tacogirl... - 03/13/09 01:57 AM

Sic'em Taco !
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