Online competition: Lessons learnt... Like 0 Twitter Adefunke Bada Follow Aug. 26, 2016, 10:40 a.m. in Life and Styles Views: 625 Like us on facebook I never have a knack for online contest/competition but there was this very one I entered. A wig was on display as the first prize and I really wanted it so I went for it. I entered the competition and started soliciting for votes *it is not a very easy task*. It took a long week for the competition to come to an end and I realized I was losing sleep to keep up with this particular competition. I wanted to win this sleek wig at all cost. At some point I got discouraged because I failed a test but I just couldn’t see me back out when I look at the amount of people who had spared out of their precious time to vote for me and also go the extra mile to tag their friends, I just couldn’t let them down and me most especially so I kept pushing. It finally came to an end 8 heaves sigh of relief* and I didn’t win but I came second and I won some make up sturvs*in falz the bahd guyz voice*. But I learnt a lot about social media, friends and life: Silent friends: Most people are actually online. Because they don’t post pictures doesn’t mean they aren’t online. Personalized tags/ mention: I had to tag and mention my followers because I needed them to help me out and most of them responded. Followership: My followers are a little above a thousand but I don’t have a personal relationship with most of them, so some of them didn’t want to go the extra mile but some did. New friends gained: People I didn’t know actually went the extra mile for me genuinely so I gained new friends. Difference in success drive: Some people were just reluctant to like the post. It wasn’t as if they had issues with me, they didn’t just share the same success drive with me. Old friends: Those contact I haven’t talked/spoken to in years were very helpful. Always keep in touch. Be Optimistic: “It’s not the end until it’s the very end”. I kept reminding myself this quote. Always have this in mind; in life no one owes you a dime. So put you all in whatever you do and don’t blame anyone for your shortcomings. After this competition I have appreciated people more and responded swiftly to their tags to like pictures even when I don’t know them personally. Yes I have learnt. Have you entered an online competition before? Please drop other useful tips you know might be helpful in an online competition. I would love to read from you also. Cheers guys!!! Published by Adefunke Bada Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Life and Styles DEAR WOMEN Life and Styles Escape from the BS Life and Styles It Is Still August Right?