10 things you should know about the blogathon

1. Eat your meals


12 hours can be quite exhausting, especially if you have to lobby for votes and run around doing tasks. Scarf the food down, we have three meals a day and I eat every single meal coz you’ll need the energy.
2. Interact with the people outside


You need their votes so wave, smile and pose for photos with them. 1 vote is one point so take your time with the people voting for you.
3. Do social profiling
You know who likes you. You know who doesn’t. It’s mostly guesswork but I can figure out which types vote for me and I’ll lobby for their votes by making eye contact and waving the appropriate sign. Then again I’ve been surprised by votes from people who I never even lobbied for so take this with a grain (or shaker) of salt. πŸ˜‰

4. Make use of placecards

generic signs

You can’t be heard inside the window display and you’ll need to communicate with the people outside. Write generic replies and scribble ad hoc ones with a marker when you have to.

5. Use Twitter
Each tweet is worth 1 point, the same amounat as a vote so it’ll be wise to start tweeting about anything and everything. All of us were spamming Twitter with the hashtag. πŸ™‚ 
6. Don’t drink too much water


This goes without saying. We get one (1) toilet break every 3 hours and all other toilet breaks will be deducted at a rate of one point per minute. Hold the water, or your bladder, or even better, both. Just learn to pee real fast. πŸ˜‰
7. Put up signs on your window display

tape signs

This is what they see when they first go to the window display. Tape those signs up! =D
8. Type faster
This is not a PhD dissertation or a presentation to an important client. Speed is the keyword here. It’s a blogathon – go, go, go!
9. Don’t put up too many photos
It takes ages. T_T
10. Be nice to the promoters

promoter vote

They get one vote per day too so you can get them to vote for you!


Thanks girls! Much appreciated. πŸ™‚

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120 thoughts on “10 things you should know about the blogathon”

  1. ok, this looks like downhill from here on for many of the poor souls out here trying to get a sense of the shopping frenzy you guys have created.
    Is’nt a picture still worth a thousand words and isn’t it still as true as ever, all the judges out there? Why twitter?

  2. 6thFan: That’s an interesting contest…erm, design overlook which I pointed out on the first day. It takes AGES to post a blog (and it’s only 1 point) while tweets are also 1 point and its so fast with the hashtag. πŸ™‚
    However, we have blog post quotas to meet each day though. πŸ™‚

  3. cheesie: Haha! That is exactly 20 words. πŸ™‚
    nelson: Going to going to, my muse is coming during the toilet break. I brought 3 muses along today, one for each toilet break. πŸ˜‰
    fish fish: Yeah, that’s what I pointed out the first day, noticed that, but it was a bit too late as it was starting in 30 minutes. Heh! πŸ™‚

  4. You could tell people you’ll put their photo on your famous blog if they vote for you?? Just an idea…
    Isn’t there some kind of quality control with tweets? Otherwise you can just go crazy with whatever wtf fml omg random rubbish…

  5. julian: Heh! I don’t think that’ll work very well. I think most of the people here don’t read blogs – random passerbys. πŸ™‚
    There are a few supporters though.
    Yeah, a bit of a loophole in the tweeting thing. πŸ™‚

  6. Huai Bin, one more thing, I don’t know why everytime after I submitted my comment, it takes about a minute for it to successfully be uploaded. It has been happened for months. I am going to comment here kao kao tonight since I have nothing to do. LOL

  7. lemme update you with news from sibu.
    1. the dragon jade temple at km26(sibu-bintulu) road is now open so make you go and do some wushuish thingy there.

  8. 2. the sibu to tanjung manis road is going to be completed early next year! so your heng huas from sg. merah can travel to TM soon and so sum samurai X.

  9. Never mind, let’s keep going at it.
    The two score card girls are cute, let’s aim the broken Sony at them.
    Has your competitors falling asleep yet, aim at them too especially the hi-tech guy, now completely surrounded by soft-tech. He needs help!
    Where’s the lingerie section, let’s get the inside scoop in the changing room. We need to know and this’s your opportunity. No excuse!

  10. any vegetarian foods for me? why is it all about complete protein? so tang serves food too? but i prefer j.co to all those amino acids.

  11. i think huai bin also known as sixthseal or chap pa lang is wearing a condom catheter to wee wee hence the falsified urinary retention due to the upper motor neuron lesion following an alleged accident injuring his brainstem and frontal lobe.

  12. I know you get points from every comment on your blogs. I have tweeted (and you subsequently retweeted) you about coming over later this evening.
    I wish you all the best of luck with my comment here (which hopefully earns you a point) and my later visit to see you in a fish tank (which will earn you another point, I hope).
    PS. I promise not to vote (or help) anyone else get more points than you. πŸ™‚ Good luck holding your bladder. It might help if you don’t think of Niagara Falls!!!

  13. HAHAHA! I love the sign. Not sure if you look like Ah Beng/Lala though. About holding your bladder, well the initial part is hard, after that torturous period, the feeling to pee will go away! (provided you don’t have to jump around :D) I did a lot of unnecessary training (not good for the body T.T) while stuck in many traffic jams..

  14. HB, where is you fashion for today? I want to see. Is it against the rule to pee inside the “tank” you are at? I mean in an empty disposable container. Ok, you probably will be detained before you do it.

  15. fish fish: Thanks fish fish! Yeah my mySQL is running really slow. T_T
    nelson: Interesting! Thanks for the update mate. πŸ™‚
    eiling: Heh! It’s all in good fun. πŸ™‚
    pipping tom: Haha! How did you know I’m Henghua? πŸ™‚
    6thFan: Okay! I won’t let you down! They’re on lunch break now will catch them when they’re back. πŸ™‚
    fish fish: Feel free to spam away! =D
    1 comment with more than 20 words = 1 vote. πŸ™‚
    eiling: Thanks Eiling! πŸ™‚
    nelson: The food is from Island Republic and brought into the window display. πŸ™‚
    I’m sure they can cater for special requests if you need it. πŸ™‚
    saimatkong: Haha! Thanks mate. πŸ™‚
    ah nel: Then you can go out for a quick smoke. 1 minute deduct 1 point. T_T
    nelson: Haha! I also have adult diapers. πŸ˜‰
    WinnieKepala: Thanks Winnie! I appreciate your support! =D
    Come and knock at the window display ya coz I might be distracted. If I have a task I won’t be in the window display but it’s only 20 minutes. Else I’ll always be there. πŸ™‚
    bongkersz: Haha! True, true. πŸ™‚
    Yeah, I’m holding it in now too. πŸ˜‰
    ah nel: Yup! I put that up just for fun. πŸ™‚
    fish fish: Haha! I don’t think they’ll take it very well if I piss inside here. Oh course, I’ll put up the photo later. πŸ™‚

  16. Do a double “:) :)” at the end of every sentence. πŸ™‚ :).
    That’s an easy 2. Watch for the space separator! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰
    Actually you don’t this cheap points. You’re a good writers.
    Sorry, this suggestion is for Cheesie. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ and KY only. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Ouuch! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  17. That’s why I bought you the adult diapers so that you can pee in your pants before toilet break if you can’t hold it any longer. Then during toilet break just change to a new one lol.

  18. annant: Thank you! =D
    Appreciate the support! πŸ™‚
    6thFan: It’s 150 words for each post. I’m verbose by nature so it’s not really hard for me. πŸ™‚

  19. Welcome back and before they come back, let’s change the game plan.
    Do a live report on the shoppers; do they just look at you guys and decided it’s time to shop? or the opposite?
    Are they mostly male or female, young or old? Fashionable or Ah Beng on a transition.
    What exactly do they come out with, a pair of white socks or some overpriced leather jacket?
    Or simply there to get some high from the perfume section?

  20. u know what.. i’m actually doing the blogathon with u … yest i was working 9-9.. and was online whole day, blog/tweet/FB…and watching u update and tweet..
    it’s the same today as well!!! just that i’m not in a glassbowl!
    do i have points too?

  21. Here is the race so far; Cheesie has 1200 comments and you’ve 33, and I’m posting Cheesie comment below so that we could narrow the gap somewhat.
    Only if there’s a coach for this!
    Cheesie’s first comment today:
    “Ping MALAYSIA says:
    14 November, 2009 at 10:29 am
    morning cheesie! wah, you thought it will be so boring that you brought 3 dvds and 1 book? and what a complete opposite of MDG and Blogathon eh? Too much of social media also not so good πŸ˜›

  22. kinda slow this morning dont you think? not much people around yet. still sleeping maybe. haha!
    neways, good luck in winning the blogathon! i voted for you. YAY!

  23. add oil add oil add oil ADD OILL~~l!! think u look and sound funny in the blogathon youtube video loll~~ best of luck!! ganbatte!!! awaiting for your other posts!!

  24. If you get Nicorette chewing gum from a pharmacy (OK probably too late now), you could stave off nicotine withdrawals, and get some practice not smoking (you know it’s bad for you).

  25. hey Huai Bin, cant go over and support you but still wishing you all the best.. rest well after this event πŸ™‚
    p/s: i think i write more than 20 words d =D

  26. 6thFan: Heh! We have to stay inside the aquarium all the time so only 15 minutes, I just picked the first girl to interview. πŸ™‚
    fish fish: I’m done with my quota for today. T_T
    Thank you for staying up so long!! Much appreciated. πŸ™‚
    shimmers999: Heh! Thanks for the show of support! =D
    Ya, you have points from your boss. πŸ˜‰
    6thFan: Haha! She has the hits. πŸ™‚
    Dylan: Thanks bro! πŸ™‚
    Yup, I got your vote, thanks again! πŸ™‚
    Adele Archuleta: Yup, that’s the both of them. They’re working here. πŸ™‚
    Jonathan: Haha! Thanks bro! =D
    jaecywong: Thanks! Yeah I’m kinda sleepy now but slogging on!!! =D
    julian: True that one, but I prefer the inhalers. πŸ™‚
    denise: Yup, you did! Thank you very much! πŸ™‚
    Spectre: Thanks mate, appreciate your dropping by! πŸ™‚

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