Uh-oh, I’m losing the Competition…

January 8, 2008 Posted by Tyler Cruz

It’s only been 5 days since the much-heated competition between Gyutae Park and I, but somehow Gyutae has managed to put himself far in the lead.

The current standings are: Tyler: 7  Gyutae: 25

I don’t know how he managed to get so many votes, but there’s no denying the fact that I need to catch up soon if I want to win this thing.

One of my mistakes, I believe, is that I played the “stats” card too aggressively. Many of the votes for Gyutae stated that they voted for him because they like to root for the underdog. Well, now I’m the underdog, and that’s no good.

Even though Gyutae is currently kicking my ass, the competition is still far from over. There are still SIX days left in this thing, and I plan on doing whatever it takes to come out on top. I really hate losing πŸ™‚

I’m putting even more up for grabs

Yes, that’s right. In order to compete with Gyutae and his henchmen, I’m going to have to put even more up for grabs in order to help sway the outcome of this competition.

Therefore, in addition to getting 3 chances to win $100 if I win the competition, and in addition to the 100 Entrecard credits I give out to everyone who votes for me, I’m now posting a link to each blog that votes for me, with some comments on their blog or post as well! I don’t know what amount of traffic this brings, but I’d estimate you’d get at least 40-50 clicks from my highly-targeted demographic.

In addition, Gyutae is almost all out of t-shirts! He only has a few more left to give away, meaning that his vote count will likely plateau soon, giving me a chance to catch up and win.

Therefore, if you haven’t voted for me yet, for whatever reason… (I’m not pointing fingers here…) you’re passing up a good opportunity to be guaranteed 100 Entrecard credits, a mini-review of your blog, and 3 chances to win $100 cash.

How to Vote for Tyler

The details of the contest and competition can be found in my original post, which includes the full details and rules needed to participate.

Vote for TylerCruz.com


The Good Guys

Here are all the good guys (and gals) who have voted for me so far

  • blogodise.blogspot.com – I’m not sure if he’s aware, but all of his ads underneath his “Web Traffic Boosters” are all displayed incorrectly (overlapping, layout, etc.) in Internet Explorer (I’m using MSIE7.0), but renders fine in FireFox. If you ever hold a blog contest though, let Erz from blogodise.blogspot.com/ know about it as you stand a good chance of him posting about it.
  • BloggingCents.com – Not only do I have the same name as her son, but she seems to be in love with my orange couch….
  • BoringBlogz.blogspot.com – While I’m concerned that it took him an hour to have to decide between me and Gyutae (what’s to think about?), in the end he did the right thing. He also points out a rather embarrassing SEO mistake Gyutae made when posting about the contest on his blog…
  • StopSkynet.com – As the post says, “Tyler’s knowledge of the web will be invaluable when it comes to massing our campaign against Skynet.” Labelled as propaganda by Cyberdyne, the post has crept through the underground in order to spread the word of Gyutae Park and his alliance with Cyberdyne to create the early Terminator models…
  • MeganLovesDance.com – Seeing Megan’s design makes me miss my old pink blog design. But mine never had dots on it… unfortunately.
  • Walsho.net – Mark is no lemming! He’s not falling for Gyutae’s t-shirt marketing ploy! You may remember Marks blog as being the one where he made a post about paying a designer for a mascot, and then the mascot turned out to look a lot like me. Anyhow, he now has a brand new blog design, which looks 10x better than his old one, so check it out.
  • GradeMoney.com – Desmond Ong explains why you should vote for me, with facts such as his girlfriend saying I’m cute and that the Cartoon Network might feature me in a cartoon series…

So there you have it. Help me fight back against Gyutae… do your part!

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Posted: January 8th, 2008 under Contests  

28 Responses to “Uh-oh, I’m losing the Competition…”

  1. sorry bout the cartoon network thing. =)

    Hey, good bonus! Thanks for the link.

    and oh yeah, VOTE FOR TYLER GUYS!

  2. Lori says:

    WTH! You’re too nice. You need to get a little evil or something!! I’ve stumbled ya:) Thank you very much for the link:) STAY STRONG…YOU CAN DO IT!

  3. Alan Johnson says:

    Indeed, you should have probably offered something like this right from the beginning, it will be interesting to see Gyutae’s response to your incentive πŸ™‚

    Alan Johnson

  4. krazl says:

    I’ve done my part by voting WTW. I even winning his T-Shirt.

    Check it out here http://www.krazl.com/blog/?p=39


  5. Nick says:

    Hey TC! Sorry for voting for Gyutae, but he offered me a free T-Shirt! I just couldn’t pass that up! πŸ˜‰
    I mean, it’s purple and everything!!

  6. […] glad to know that yours truly has gotten yet another shout out on Tyler Cruz’s blog. His post here, about who has voted for him, is the third mention and linkback I’ve gotten from Tyler in […]

  7. I would love to help you out man, but im not really sure that people looking for guitar hero information would really like hearing about some make money online blog. I mean i could maybe set up a little wordpress.com blog and throw up a post if you want.

  8. hellcola says:

    hmm, do new blogs count into the contest? πŸ™‚
    If yes, well, I might write one than πŸ˜€

    • Tyler Cruz says:


      Thanks a lot, but the post needs to be at least 300 words… I’d love to count it as a vote but have to play by the rules πŸ™‚

      Feel free to make a new post that is at least 300 words and follows the contest guidelines though, it’s not too late!

  9. David Chew says:

    You will catch up, your blog is good. Good luck on your competition.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, but the best posts on your blog (by far) are all written by Gyutae anyway.

  11. Mike Huang says:

    Uh Oh Tyler…you gotta catch up! πŸ™‚


  12. Hey Tyler,

    A new post is up over ChrisBrandrick.com with a vote for you. Check it out!

    Good luck buddy.

  13. redspace says:

    Sorry Tyler! Don’t have a blog to make a post. Maybe later when I have one. If I do now definitely I vote for you.

  14. Edward says:

    Keep up the work man, you will catch up very soon!

  15. Dang, I shouldn’t have called you a cartoon, I’d love to get a link, but I already voted for Gyutae.

  16. I like the both of you…so thats part of the reason i’m being a neutral in all of this…although i probably will end up voting πŸ˜‰

  17. […] seems that Gyutae has gained an early lead in the competition, no doubt down to the T-Shirt giveaway, i won’t lie, that cliched the deal […]

  18. ShY Guy says:

    Hm.. hope you win..


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