Stuff the Zuda Ballot Box

Stuff the Zuda Ballot Box

I’m sure everyone who has a webcomic strip in competition at Zuda has at various times encouraged their friends (and mailing lists) to vote for them. However, this is the highest-profile attempt to swamp the voting that I’ve seen: Valerie at Occasional Superheroine wants everyone to vote for Action, Ohio. In the post (link no longer available), she says it’s also about figuring out how much influence her blog has; later, in the comments, she says “vote Zuda” isn’t a […]

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I’m sure everyone who has a webcomic strip in competition at Zuda has at various times encouraged their friends (and mailing lists) to vote for them. However, this is the highest-profile attempt to swamp the voting that I’ve seen: Valerie at Occasional Superheroine wants everyone to vote for Action, Ohio.

In the post (link no longer available), she says it’s also about figuring out how much influence her blog has; later, in the comments, she says “vote Zuda” isn’t a story, but that she’s doing this as a way to turn Neil Kleid (the writer of Action, Ohio)’s huge get-out-the-vote campaign into a story. (Odd, then, that it takes 7 comments for that to show up.) Then she calls it a “social experiment”.

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Me, I’d like to hear more about this campaign — how do Kleid’s attempts differ from others? Are there unusual techniques he’s using others can learn from? If it’s only in scope, how did he build a larger group of contacts? Do his years slogging away at minicomics make a difference?

Update: Valerie has just put up a very similar post (link no longer available) for Hannibal Goes to Rome.