Read-a-Thon: Comic Winner and Five Lessons Learned

by Kim on April 19, 2009 · 22 comments

read-a-thonFirst of all, I have to announce the winner of my Draw-a-Comic Mini-Challenge. With 24% of the vote, the winner is The Brain Lair! Congrats, and send me an e-mail so I can get you your e-gift certificate!

Every comic got at least a few votes, and the top three comics were very close. I Heart Monster came in second with 18%, and Alex came in third with 13%. So really, congrats to everyone who participated and voted — the comics were totally awesome.

Here are five quick lessons I learned from this year’s Read-a-Thon, before I go read and do my homework for the day (I didn’t read at all yesterday, weird?).

1. Turn off word verification for the day. I understand if you have a lot of spam, but if you can, turning this feature off makes visiting and commenting on blogs a million times either.  Thanks for those who were able to.

2. Making a Blogger profile was the best idea ever! I probably won’t use it much after this, but it saved me so much time while I was cheerleading.

3. It’s a ton of work to blog and read and cheer, so thank you to everyone who took the time to do that. Getting comments yesterday really kept me going!

4. My next mini-challenge will be less complicated. No voting or anything, just a random number generator for the winner. This will be especially important if I decide to read next time instead of cheerlead.

5. I want to read! I loved cheerleading for two Read-a-Thons, but next time I want to get to read! I didn’t pick up a book at all yesterday, which seems so strange to me. So, October, if school is looking manageable, I am going to be a Reader, at least for part of the day.

So that’s that. Great Read-a-Thon everyone, I had such a great time! You can catch up on my progress throughout the day by reading these posts: Introduction, My Comic!, Afternoon Update, Early Evening Update, and Bedtime Update.

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