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Only 26 Days Left, I Would Appreciate Your Support

by Adrienne Smith on July 14, 2011

Only 26 Days Left, I Would Appreciate Your SupportSince venturing online and connecting with people through blogging, would you say you’ve made a few friends along the way?  Has anyone just really stood out to you or you just felt that connection?  Have you picked up the phone or chatted through Skype with anyone yet?

I’ve had several people that I’ve connected with actually and we’ve had some good conversations through Skype.  A few others we’ve only communicated through email.  I just enjoy meeting people and learning more about them and who they are.  What they enjoy doing and if there is anyway we can help each other you know.  I’ve had a few who have reached out to me actually and have been a huge support.

One of those people is a young man by the name of Christian Hollingsworth. Christian is the created of Smart Boy Designs so hopefully you’ve already been by his place.  Personally I can’t believe he’s only 20 years old.  This young man has accomplished so much in his short life.

The purpose of this post today is that Christian has been nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in the Gurus category.  This is truly an honor, especially at his age.

Here is an explanation of what this award entails:

Welcome to “Small Business Influencer 2011″ produced by Small Business Trends and Small Biz Technology and brought to you by Blackberry. Small Business Influencer 2011 honors companies, organizations and people who have made a significant impact on the North American small business market. In phase I, you nominate influencers. In Phases 2 and 3, you and an all-star judging panel will vote for the top 100. It all culminates with honoring the Top 100 Small Business Influencers in mid-August 2011, with an awards dinner to follow on September 13, 2011 in New York City.

With only 26 days left until the voting is complete, I am reaching out to my blogging community and my friends and asking for your support.  You don’t have to sign up or give them any information whatsoever.

All that is required of you when you land on their site is to click the yellow “Vote” button. That’s it, that’s all there is to it.  Christian didn’t ask me to do this but he’s been such a wonderful friend to me this is the least I can do to show my support.

Since you can only vote once a day, I’ve put a post-it-note on my monitor and plan to head over there every single day and vote until it’s over.

See, I’ve finally learned to ask when I need your help so here is my last request.  I really would appreciate it if you could just take a moment of your time, head over there right now and just click that little vote button.  I won’t even ask you to hang around and leave me a comment.  I’ll give those up if you’ll vote instead.  I would appreciate you at least tweeting this message so we can keep spreading the word.

Look at it this way, you may need my help someday and you now know that I’d do the same for you.  All you have to do is ask.  Bribe, bride, bride!!!  :-)

=====> VOTE <=====

I’ll go ahead and thank you ahead of time for doing this for me.  Seriously, this means a lot and I know it will to Christian too.  I really would like to see him win this.  And just think, he’ll have all of us to thank.

{ 169 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mouh
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Voted!

Good Luck!

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2 Adrienne Smith
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July 14, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Ah thanks Mouh, I knew I could count on you! :-) You’re the best!

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3 Christian Hollingsworth
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July 16, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Thank you!

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4 Benny
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Been voting but somedays I have forgotten! Voted today. Thanks for the reminder!!

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5 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Thank you Benny, I appreciate that! :-) You’re the best!

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6 Christian Hollingsworth
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July 16, 2011 at 9:26 PM

No worries on forgetting Benny – I do appreciate all that you throw towards the voting! :)

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7 Justin
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July 14, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Already done. :)

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8 Adrienne Smith
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July 14, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Thank you Justin, it means a lot.

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9 Christian Hollingsworth
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July 16, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Thank you Justin.

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10 Angel
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Voted!
Good luck!

warmly,
Angel.

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11 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Thank you Angel, I really appreciate this.

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12 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Thank you, thank you – Angel. You’re MY angel.

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13 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Do you ever have those experiences where someone has done something so remarkably kind for you – that you feel there’s really no way you’re going to be able to repay? That you’re almost helpless in showing gratitude?

This is one of those times.

All I can do is sit back – and simply write “thank you.” A small token. Just know that the small token of “thank you” symbolizes many actions in the course of a specified time. Maybe weeks, months and years. That simple “thank you” will ultimately turn to many thank yous…

…Through my actions in returning of the favor. :D

Adrienne – you are an angel.
Christian

P.S. Due to everyone’s efforts, I’m currently ranked number 3 out of the 530 nominations! Incredible.

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14 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 2:25 PM

I certainly have my friend and they have happened a LOT lately. You know the feeling for sure. Which is why I wanted to be able to help you. You are one very special young man who definitely deserves this award. I just pray that me and my readers will be able to do enough for you in winning this award. Wow, number 3. That’s terrific. Watch out everyone, we’re not done yet. We have 26 days left.

Thanks Christian for your very kind words. You know how much I appreciate you! :-) I’m wishing you the very best!

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15 Michael
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 3:20 PM

I voted for him again. I really think he is going to win. From all the people I saw he has the most votes by at least 100 at this point.

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16 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 5:40 PM

He told me this morning that he’s in 3rd place at the moment so we still have 26 days left. If all of his fans continue to help him for these remaining days, he’ll be fine. Thanks Michael, I knew you would definitely support him.

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17 Michael
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July 14, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Shoot 3rd! Not good enough. Will have to try and vote a few more times for Christian!

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18 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:29 PM

I’m at #1 now! You guys are animals! Can’t believe how much time and effort and love you’re sending my way. I feel revived.

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19 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Now that’s what I’m talking about! Now all we have to do is keep this up for a few more weeks and our work is done! Excellent new Christian, excellent news. Congratulations! You’re in the lead.

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20 Bill Dorman
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 3:32 PM

I’ve already voted for him and will continue to do so. Like Chicago politics, huh? Vote early and vote often.

Christian was an early visitor of mine so I certainly know of him. He ditched me however, he said I was dragging him down……….:)

Glad to help the both of you out. Good luck Christian!

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21 Christian Hollingsworth
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July 14, 2011 at 3:59 PM

I take great pride in my friends Bill.

I think your mind is going to be blown by how often you’ll see comments appearing on your blog from yours truly this next week. ;)

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22 Adrienne Smith
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July 14, 2011 at 6:06 PM

You tell him Christian! lol… Watch out Bill, you’ve let him loose! :-)

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23 Bill Dorman
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July 14, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Nah man, it’s all good; just keep doing your thing, you are definitely making a difference.

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24 Adrienne Smith
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July 14, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Thanks Bill, I really appreciate it. I’m know that Christian does as well.

Christian ditching you! Ah! Hard to believe! Maybe I need to get the inside scoop! :-)

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25 Bill Dorman
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July 14, 2011 at 6:22 PM

I know; really? Who would abandon Mr Wonderful, huh?…………:)

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26 Adrienne Smith
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July 14, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Certainly not me Bill! ;-) Sounds like Christian is fixing to give you lots of love.

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27 Marianne Worley
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July 14, 2011 at 3:50 PM

I couldn’t agree more about Christian. He amazes me.

I started voting for him on Monday, when I learned about the competition. I put a recurring task in my Outlook calendar for the same time each day, so when it pops up, I have the URL right there.

Here’s my marketing spiel: “It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s free. So vote for Christian now!”

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28 Adrienne Smith
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July 14, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Oh I love that Marianne, “It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s free. So vote for Christian now!” What a wonderful idea.

I keep going back to the site and it says I’ve already voted so I forgot what time of the day I did it yesterday. Darn it. Will have to put a reminder on my calendar too I guess since we have 26 more days left! :-) You’re the best.

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29 Christian Hollingsworth
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July 16, 2011 at 9:34 PM

I like your marketing spiel Marianne. Easy to remember. We were thinking that instead of “follow the yellow brick road” it could be “follow and click the yellow button!”

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30 Janet
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Adrienne, aloha. Thx so much for this post on Christian. While I was already voting for him, I love the way you are getting the word out through your blog and Triberr.

Christian is absolutely the best. As I have told him on more than one occasion, “when I grow up I want to be just like him.” He is simply an amazing being–as are you, my friend.

Best wishes to you for an absolutely glorious week. Aloha. Janet

P.S. If you don’t mind, Adrienne, I would like to borrow your idea for a post in a few days so it will go through my arge Triberr reach.

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31 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Hi Janet,

He is a fine young man isn’t he! What better way to show my appreciate to him then to spread the word around. Posting on Facebook or Twitter just didn’t seem like that was enough for me. But the support of my Triberr community, now that’s getting the word out.

I’m with you on that one, I wish I had been like him growing up. Wow, what an outstanding young man. His parents must be so proud.

Most definitely Janet, my pleasure. Wow, you want to borrow an idea from me. I’m honored. Borrow away girl.. :-) Thanks for doing this as well. I know he appreciates it.

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32 Christian Hollingsworth
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July 16, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Thank you, Janet, for taking the time to write your beautiful blog post today. You and Adrienne are my dynamic duo. The Christianators. The prime divas of my world who I couldn’t live without. Thank you for being who you are – and for giving of your time and means to help me.

You’ve made someone joyful – down to the soul.
Christian

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33 Janet
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July 16, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Christian, aloha. WOW! Love that Adrienne and i, your dynamic duo, are the Christianators–and prime divas at that!

Christian, engaging with you is always a pleasure. To be able to support you in this contest is fantastic.

Do you realize what pleasure you are giving to others, Christian, by asking them to support you, to help you? Please love to be asked to help so, even though it was uncomfortable for you to ask, we are glad you did.

Take good care, my friend. Happy reading with all your new books. Aloha. Janet

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34 Christian Hollingsworth
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July 21, 2011 at 3:14 PM

You’re certainly that to me and THEN some. This, my friend, is something I’m learning how to do better. Asking for help. There comes a time in one’s life when you realize you just can’t do everything on your own, you haven’t been doing everything on your own – and you need continued support. That’s the only way things work! With the help of others.

I just need to fully understand that – and ask for help when needed.

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35 Carolyn
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Thanks for supporting Christian, Adrienne! He really is remarkable in his talents and character and richly deserves this award. I have been voting and tweeting daily.

Let’s make Christian Number 1!

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36 Adrienne Smith
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July 14, 2011 at 6:43 PM

My pleasure Carolyn, anything I can do to help. I am doing the same over here on my end. Up until the very last moment. Thanks!

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37 Christian Hollingsworth
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July 16, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Wow – you’ve tweeted the votes so many times Carolyn. Thank you! I log into Twitter multiple times a day, and often I’m surprised to see you’ve shared it with your peeps. You’re amazing!

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38 Ian Ieba
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Hi Adrienne

Just clicked and voted ;-) I hope he does well in the awards.He can feel real proud of what he has achieved, I wish him all the very best.

Well done to you to Adrienne for your support.

Catch up soon

Ian

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39 Adrienne Smith
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July 14, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Thank you Ian, I really appreciate it! I know he does as well. Keeping my fingers crossed! :-)

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40 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Your vote matters so much to me Ian – so thank you!

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41 Sire
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Adrienne, I just did my bit and it really took no time at all.

That’s quite a remarkable achievement in such a short time and if I can help him achieve such a milestone in such a short time then I can safely say I can add to the good things I’ve done in my, somewhat, longer life ;)

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42 Adrienne Smith
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July 14, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Ah thank you SO much Sire. Yeah, he makes me look bad. What he’s already accomplished at such a young age. Wow! He’s so deserving and such a nice young man too. You’d like him for sure. Thank you for doing that, I appreciate it.

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43 Christian Hollingsworth
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July 16, 2011 at 9:36 PM

You’ve had a longer life than I, Sire, and you’ve also got more knowledge to show for it! I respect and appreciate all you do for me always. I hope to keep learning.

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44 Jeanine Byers Hoag July 14, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Just voted! Sounds like a very impressive lists of accomplishments in such a young man.

Jeanine

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45 Adrienne Smith
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July 14, 2011 at 9:45 PM

That they are Jeanine, at such a young age. Wow, wish I had been like him. Oh well. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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46 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:40 PM

Jeanine, thank you for being a part of this. Thank you for voting. Thank you for giving of your time. I can’t say it enough! Thank you!

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47 Franziska San Pedro
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 9:35 PM

He’s great, I love his blog!! Will go vote, thanks for reminding us and helping him. That is so nice of you. Ok, gotta go vote :-)

Franziska San Pedro

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48 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Thank you so much for that, I really appreciate it and so will he. Yeah, don’t forget to vote. :-)

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49 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Oh Franziska – my life has been so blessed to have you in it. You are truly one of those bright-light type individuals whom I’m always so excited to see on my blog. You are loved!

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50 Franziska San Pedro
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July 17, 2011 at 8:37 AM

Thank you so much Christian. This is the most wonderful compliment ever and you have just made my day :-) -what a great start into my Sunday!!
And I can only return the compliment -and to you, too, Adrienne: you both rock!! I am so happy to have you in my life,
hugs,
Franziska

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51 Annie Andre July 14, 2011 at 10:55 PM

I voted for Christian. He is absolutely amazing. I also cannot believe he is only 20.
He must win. I’m willing it.

xxoxo
Christian. you are the best..

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52 Adrienne Smith
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July 15, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Thank you SO much Annie, I really appreciate this. I know the contests ends around the 2nd week of August and you can vote every single day (within a 24 hour period). I have a sticky note on my monitor so I’ll be voting every single day. I’m like you, I’m willing him to win! :-)

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53 Christian Hollingsworth
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July 16, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Thank you for voting Annie. You are special! A+! I mentioned to my Mother that you’d like to do an interview possibly, and she was thrilled. Happy it would be text based too. ;)

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54 Jayne Kopp
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 1:10 AM

OK Adrienne, I don’t know Christian, but I will now. If he’s good enough for you Adrienne, that’s all I need to know. I will make it may mission to go and get to know him. I so appreciate you for being such a go-giver and supporting your friend.

Consider it done. As soon as I am done this comment, I am heading over to vote for him .. blindly at this point… but I know he deserves it~!! WOW I love to see ambitious young men. I sure hope my Joe will be similar!

Jayne

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55 Adrienne Smith
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July 15, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Wow Jayne, thank you SO much. He is a wonderful young man to get to know and trust me, he’ll fall madly in love with your honesty and openness. I believe that’s why we connected so well and he’s such an upstanding young man. I guess I don’t see too many men of his generation who have such a big heart. I’m sure they are out there, I just haven’t had an opportunity to meet them yet. But being here online, I am meeting some wonderful young men and Christian is at the top of that list. Thanks again for voting for him. It really means the world to me. :-)

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56 Christian Hollingsworth
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July 16, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Excited to have found you Jayne through Adrienne. She’s a great connector of individuals! And I’m always amazed at how many comments she attracts to her posts! It’s a great sign of someone who’s really developed a fantastic community.

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57 Rowena Bolo July 15, 2011 at 2:45 AM

Hey Adrienne,

I loved how you took the time to post his and ‘promote’ Christian, you are one of the best relational marketers I’ve seen… And I am so happy to be voting for Christian (I’ll write a reminder too so I can vote daily). Thank you for introducing me to this very young talented achiever. Hearing about young entrepreneurs always inspire me. I am so looking forward to learning more about him as I explore his blog.

Adrienne, with this post, you again showed people how it is to truly be a trust agent online ;-)

– Rowena

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58 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Why thank you Rowena, I really appreciate that. I found Christian through blog commenting and you very well know that some people just “stick” with you. There is something about them that you just admire and like. Not only do you enjoy reading their content, but the more you learn about them, the more you like. That’s how it was with him. He’s just a wonderful young man and I’m so honored to know him.

Thank you for your support, it means so much to not only me but Christian as well. You’re the best! :-)

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59 Christian Hollingsworth
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July 16, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Thank you for sending out all those great tweets Rowena! I was shocked to see all of them, and for the support you sent out to the blog and nomination. You made me smile big!

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60 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 6:12 AM

Thank you everyone for taking the time to connect, give your thoughts and for the positive feedback. Simply incredible.

Due to your fantastic support – I currently have the 2nd most votes out of the nominations, and for that, I am speechless.

The blogging world continues to astound me.
With much love,
Christian

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61 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Moving on up! Yep, that’s what I’m talking about. And some of them will vote every single day, just like me. Congrats Christian, now let’s get you in first place young man. The blogging world loves you.

:-)

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62 Rachael Slorach July 15, 2011 at 6:05 AM

Hi Adrienne,
Will go a voting now! I, too, will learn more about this young fellow since he is getting such great reviews!
Rachael

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63 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Welcome Rachael,

Thank you SO much for that, I really do appreciate it. Truly! He is such a wonderful man, I can’t say that enough. You’ll love it over at his place. He shares a lot of really great information.

Appreciate the support, thanks again. :-)

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64 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Thank you for voting Rachel!

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65 Dr. Bob Clarke
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 7:53 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I have not heard of Christian before, but I after reading your post I dug into his website a bit and it’s very impressive. As you said, I can’t believe that he’s so young… his words display wisdom way ahead of his time.

I will be glad to cast my vote for Christian. Kudos to you for supporting his efforts and promoting this young man.

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66 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Hi Bob,

Glad you stopped by his place and took a look around. Can you believe he’s only 20? A mutual friend of ours always kids him that he looks like he’s 13 and he does look young, really young. But to have accomplished so much at his age. Wow, he blows me away. That kid has got some drive. He definitely deserves this recognition and the least I can do is help him achieve that. So thank you so much for contributing to make him #1. We are almost there.

I appreciate it Bob, thanks again.

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67 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Much appreciate Dr. Clark. Thank you.

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68 Michael
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 8:23 AM

Another vote added!

Come on guys we need to pick up the pace here. He is only at 370 votes right now. Don’t think that will cut it. We need like 50+ votes a day here! Vote every day!!

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69 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 11:01 AM

He’s in the 2nd position now so we’ve been able to bump him up Michael. I’ll keep tweeting and getting this post out to as many people as I can. I’ve got such an awesome blogging community here so they are really reaching out and helping. I’m so blessed.

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70 Lou Barba July 15, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Hi Adrienne,

It’s a great thing your doing for this young guy. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make any of the links work to get to where I could vote. Hopefully, it will connect in the future.

Lou

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71 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Hi Lou,

Thank you, he’s an outstanding young man and deserves to win this contest. Really, you couldn’t get the links to work? I just tested all of them and I didn’t have a problem. I’m sorry you ran into that. I do hope you’ll try again. I really would appreciate it! Thanks for contributing.

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72 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Sorry to hear that Lou. I’ve heard that from a few individuals. I know the whole system runs off of JavaScript, so that might be the problem.

Thank you for helping out nonetheless!

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73 Catarina July 15, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Not sure if it’s because I’m in Sweden but I just get a blank screen alternatively Google telling me the website doesn’t exist.

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74 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 11:06 AM

It might be unavailable if you are outside of the US. But I appreciate you trying Catarina, I really do. Thank you!

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75 Catarina July 15, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Now it worked so I have voted. Think there might be a problem with the server the site is on?

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76 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Oh that’s wonderful Catarina, thank you for sharing that. Really appreciate your contribution. Thanks so much.

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77 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 12:14 PM

I’m sure the servers for Small Biz Trends are hefty, but there’s always the occurence of server overload when the contest is tweeted to a large following. For example, when Microsoft sends out a tweets saying they’re in the contest! :-O

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78 Annie Andre July 15, 2011 at 11:18 AM

i tried to vote again today. i couldn’t. it said i already voted. :( need more computers to vote multiple times. :(

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79 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 11:25 AM

They will only let you vote within a 24 hour period. Bummer :-( I’m with you, I need more computers. I even getting my family members to vote. Hey, they’ll help me! Thanks Annie, I appreciate your determination.

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80 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Yes, I think it’s on a 24 hour rotation from when you last voted – not at 12am.

And thank you for connecting me to so many wonderful people Adrienne. Checking out everyone’s blogs who have taken the time to vote – and I’m pleased and impressed. You’re a connector you are! :D

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81 Benny
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Voted just now. It’s at 384.

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82 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Dang, that’s great Benny! Movin on up! :-)

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83 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 12:34 PM

My pleasure Christian and you’re going to meet some really wonderful new blogging friends.

By the way, I emailed all of my personal friends and family members and asked them to vote. 3 down and 33 more to vote for you. Stay tuned my friend, the numbers will continue to rise. :-)

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84 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 12:37 PM

You’re a machine! THANK YOU Adrienne! I’m a broken record. Oh well, I’m just a product of my environment! ;)

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85 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 12:41 PM

I know, I know and I continue to tell EVERYONE in my comments how much I appreciate them doing this for you and what a great guy you are. That’s okay, I’m sure they forgive me. I just want you to win this my friend so I’m doing everything I can think of over here. You had no idea I would go to such extremes! :-) Hey, I’ll be able to say I knew him when and I helped! lol…

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86 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 12:25 AM

You’re doing a mighty job. I couldn’t really ask for anything more.

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87 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Totally my pleasure dear.

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88 Ian Ieba
Twitter:
July 18, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Hi Guy’s

Just voted today 637th Lets get him to No1 past the finishing post! Not long now :-)

Ian

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89 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 18, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Thanks Ian, you’re a doll. Let’s just keep him in the #1 position now. It won’t be long and we can do it! No problem. :-)

90 Benny
Twitter:
July 19, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Wow I voted a day and a half later and it’s at 798!!

91 Rick Byrd
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Adrienne:

I just voted. Again, you are such a great person to do this for Christian. He should owe you big time.

I haven’t seen Jeffrey over at Bloggers Market comment yet so I thought I would beat him to the punch and ask about the “bride” at the end of your post. You actually wrote “Bribe, bride, bride!!!” I’m surfe Jefrey would be more pithy than me but I don’t want to take that away from him.

Take care!

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92 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Hey Rick, thanks my friend. Yeah I probably need to DM him. He did that to me when he was feeling neglected earlier in the week so I definitely helped him out. He owes me! ;-)

Well, if you ever need some help with a post wanting to give it some love and attention and maybe spread around, give me a shout cause I’ll help. Or if you are ever in a contest and need more votes, I’ll do the same for you. It’s the least I can do for you helping me get Christian to the top of this contest.

Thanks Rick and now I need to go do your survey and watch those videos from your vacation. Glad you got them up there.

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93 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:50 PM

I sure do owe Adrienne a whole bunch, now don’t I? I’ll have to come up with some type of creative idea.

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94 Julie July 15, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Hello Adrienne,

I voted and all the best to Christian and to you Adrienne for your support to him.

Take Care
Julie

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95 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Thank you Julie, I really appreciate that as well as Christian. Thanks for taking time out of your day! It means a lot.

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96 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Thank you Julie for all your support, warmth and love towards the nomination!

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97 Mitch Mitchell
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 3:58 PM

Just so you know, I decided to look through many of the other names just to be fair, and when I was done I came back to Christian. There are some notable names on there including a few other people I respect, but Christian’s the only one that I saw that’s touched me in a positive way this year, so he got my vote. Nice thing you’re doing!

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98 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 4:39 PM

Thanks Mitch…

I looked around in there too and actually recognized a few myself but Christian has just touched me as well this year and he’s someone I would really like to see get this. He’s very deserving. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and vote. You’re the best!

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99 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 12:23 AM

You’ve really touched me here you too. It’s those times when you’re sitting at your keyboard with a tear in your eye – and understand that you’ve truly connected. Thank you.

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100 Jeffrey Morgan
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Hey hang-on a minute. There’s some kinda voter fraud ….. bid rigging, jury tampering, palm-pressing and back-slapping going on here! I’ve heard of lobbyist and paid influence in Washington, but this is ridiculousness.

Hollingsworth is crushing it and making a fool of all others including WordPress and H.P. to boot and they aren’t even in his category!!!

At this rate “Dewey actually would have beat Truman” ! :)

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101 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Ah thanks Jeffrey, I knew you wouldn’t let me down! I REALLY appreciate you voting.

Can you believe it! I’ve looked through some of these other nominations and he says he’s in 2nd place now and I can’t find who is beating him. No one’s numbers come even close to his. He crushing his competition, which is a good thing. :-)

Thanks my man, you rock!

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102 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 10:18 PM

I wonder how the outcome of our country would be if Dewey beat Truman! :D And thank you for voting!

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103 marquita herald July 15, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Hi Adrienne, thank you so much for bringing this to our attention! Believe it or not I am aware of Christian … in fact, just recently he published an interview we me on his blog! I was also very impressed with him so it was my pleasure to vote for him.

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104 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 11:50 PM

That’s wonderful Marquita and that’s awesome that he’s interviewed you. What a privilege. I’m glad you’re already aware of what a wonderful individual he is so I’m thrilled you’ve voted as well. Thank you so much!

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105 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Aaah, Marquita – thank you for taking the time to vote!

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106 Carolyn
Twitter:
July 15, 2011 at 9:14 PM

I’ve voted again today. C’mon, blogging peeps! Let’s make Christian #1!!!

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107 Thomas
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Hi Adrienne
I did not know Christian, but I do now. I just visit his blog and I you are right that it is pretty impressive what he has achieved in an age of 20 years. I have started following him on twitter and am going to drop a comment on one of his blog posts. I am looking forward to getting to know him better.

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108 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Thank you Thomas, I think you’ll really like him. He’s an extraordinary young man. Have fun looking around his place and thank you for voting. It really means a lot.

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109 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Thanks for dropping by. And I’m filled with gratitude for the tweets. So glad we’ve met through the wonderful Adrienne!

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110 Barry
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Hi Adrienne, I’m sorry my friend I’ve been meaning to get over here all week but have had my head down in product mode and had builders in.

Ask and you shall receive Adrienne. Voted, tweeted and Stumbled

I’ve only visited Christian once but he’s on my list now as his blog is really impressive. Only 20 years old, phew the youth of today :lol: it’s nice to see someone so young doing so well, i wish him every success.

As I do you my friend :)

Back soon,
Respect and Regards, Barry

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111 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Hey Barry,

That’s no problem my friend I know the feeling. It’s been one heck of a busy week for me as well.

Thank you SO much for voting and sharing I really appreciate that. He’s now in the #1 spot so obviously we’re doing something right here. I’m so excited. You are right, he is very impressive especially for his age. I think you’ll really like it over at his place. Thanks again Barry it really means a lot.

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112 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Appreciate the well wishes, thoughts and votes. I sure hope that we can do our part in inspiring more of today’s youth. There are many who are lost, and need that little push and tender love to get them going in the right direction!

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113 Barry
Twitter:
July 17, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Hi Christian, I couldn’t agree more.

1 more vote added to day ;)

Same again tomorrow :)

Have a great week Christian and Adrienne

Barry

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114 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:22 PM

We’re now #1 on the nomination list! Thank you for all the votes!

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115 Marcus Baker
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 8:58 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I know of Christian but not had the same level of communication you and some others have had with him. There’s no doubt that he deserves the support and I’ll head over there and vote right after this.

What I also wanted to do was congratulate you for doing what you have done here to support someone else. This is what makes ‘networking and co-operation’ so powerful.

~Marcus

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116 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Hey Marcus,

Thank you SO much for your support, we both really appreciate it. It means so much.

I appreciate you saying that Marcus. I just couldn’t help myself, I just thought he needed the support and since I know he doesn’t enjoy asking for help, I’ve learned that it’s necessary sometimes. And who better to reach out than to our blogging community. We are all eager to support each other especially when it comes to something as important as this. I chose to believe we would all do the same for each other.

Thanks Marcus… :-)

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117 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Well thank you Marcus for the votes – and I’ll make an effort to try and communicate with you more!

I bet Adrienne’s going to wonder what I’m doing with all these comments! I just went through and did my best to thank everyone (maybe I missed a few, there’s been a lot) and she’s going to be getting a whole of comments coming into her WordPress admin area! ;)

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118 Michael
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Voted for Christian again :) Good luck Christian.

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119 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 17, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Ah thank you Michael! REALLY appreciate that! I’m voting every day too!

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120 Michael
Twitter:
July 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM

Yup – every day from my iPhone / laptop / etc :)

You got yourself a really popular post here now Adrienne. Great work.

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121 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 17, 2011 at 3:36 PM

You’re awesome Michael, I really do appreciate this. Little did I know this one would end up being my most popular post and I even stated that you didn’t have to comment. Wow!!! :-) I’m literally blown away. Man I’ve got some awesome blogging friends don’t I!

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122 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Michael – thank you! I’ve been so happy to see your blog grow, the design change – and all the effort you’re putting into it. Know I’m behind you 100%!

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123 Lisa July 17, 2011 at 6:50 AM

I am pretty sure that you will win. I have already voted for you.

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124 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 17, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Thank you for voting Lisa, we really appreciate it!

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125 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Thank you Lisa!

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126 Flo July 17, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I don’t know the young guy Christian but after reading what you wrote about him, I think he is really an influencer. And with his smile and youth, I just had to root for him! Voted!

Now, I have to try and remember to vote for him daily.

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127 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 17, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Ah thank you Flo, I appreciate that! I know Christian does as well. He really is a wonderful young man and I appreciate your support. Thank you again.

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128 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Thank you Flo. It’s fantastic to meet you here. Heading over to your blog now!

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129 Jens P. Berget
Twitter:
July 17, 2011 at 6:56 PM

I’m so glad that I stopped by your blog today Adrienne. I’m still on vacation, and I guess being offline is not helping me to get everything that’s happening online :)

I have just voted for Christian. He’s a fantastic guy, and he deserves every single vote… I’ll do my best to spread the word.

Jens

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130 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 17, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Thank you for that Jens, I do know you are out enjoying yourself so even just one vote from you is helpful. Thanks for spreading the word, we really appreciate it.

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131 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 3:28 PM

You are too kind Jens. I’ve been fascinated reading about your vacation – and experiences of balancing online life too. I really have been enjoying it!

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132 Morris
Twitter:
July 17, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Christian got my vote as well. Good luck to you, Christian. Nothing like others setting the bar just a bit higher for you.

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133 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 18, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Thank you SO much for your vote Morris, we really appreciate it! :-)

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134 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 3:29 PM

You are the best Morris! Thank you! Man, there’s just a ton of wonderful people over here at Adrienne’s blog. I need to get to know ALL of you!

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135 Ross July 18, 2011 at 5:40 AM

I have seen this small business influencer for the first time. This is really a great thing and is also a source of providing best ideas about new business. I voted Christian.

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136 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 18, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Thank you Ross, really appreciate the vote. He’s in 1st place and holding his spot. Awesome news.

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137 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Thank you Ross. Really appreciate your support. Pure, and kind. This is the influencer award’s first year I believe – so it’s all very exciting!

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138 Kaarina Dillabough
Twitter:
July 18, 2011 at 9:47 AM

I voted the other day, but don’t see how/where to vote again. No button to permit more than one vote. Am I missing something?

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139 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 18, 2011 at 10:03 AM

If you go to their website you should be able to click on the “vote” button again. If it says “voted” then it hasn’t been 24 hours since you last voted. You can only vote every 24 hours I’m afraid. Hope that helped and I appreciate your support.

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140 Sheila Atwood July 18, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Voted and tweeted- It looks like I can vote more than once…will do.

Thanks Adrienne, for the chance to support Christian.

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141 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 18, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Thanks Sheila, I really appreciate you voting. You can vote every 24 hours but not sooner darn it! :-)

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142 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Thank you Sheila, for voting. Checking out your blog now, and it’s certainly been some time. I’ve missed some fantastic posts! Will be browsing today.

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143 Martin July 18, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Clicked! The 632th vote. Hope the guy wins, he’s come far for his age, i appreciate that.

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144 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 18, 2011 at 10:03 AM

He’s still holding in first place now so every vote counts. Thanks Martin, I appreciate it. He is one special individual that’s for sure.

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145 Martin July 19, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Wow, so he’s in first place? Didn’t notice that, maybe i should ask some of my friends to vote for him, just to make sure he stays there.

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146 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 19, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Yep, he’s up in the number one spot now. That would be awesome if you could get some of your friends to vote too. We have through the first week in August so we want to keep him there. Thanks Martin, you’re the best!

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147 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Well thank you Martin. I really am grateful for all your support! I’ve been in first for a bit – and I attribute it all to you. You’re doing a great job keeping me up there!

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148 Dee Ann Rice
Twitter:
July 19, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Adrienne,

I went and voted and will do it every day until the end.

I have not gotten out and made comments for a few days so sorry I did not get here sooner.

I have also tweeted this and will continue to.

Dee Ann Rice

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149 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 19, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Thank you Dee Ann, we appreciate it. We have through the first week in August so any votes are very much appreciated. Hope all is well with you and thanks again.

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150 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 3:33 PM

I’ve been missing out on commenting lately too. Been moving around clients, family reunion this weekend, etc….and I just get so upset when I can’t make it to all my favorite blogs. Doesn’t it just bother the heck out of you?!

Thank you for your support Dee Ann. You are loved!
Christian

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151 Linda July 20, 2011 at 12:04 PM

That’s really nice of you to do this for Christian :) I just voted…so far he has 904 votes – woohoo!!

I have met several young men that have made it for themselves early in life. I think that is the key – so can I turn back time to when I was 20 or 21, please? LOL

Hope you have a wonderful day!
Linda

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152 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 20, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Ah thank you Linda, I felt it was the least I could do for him. He’s such a wonderful young man. He is killing it with the votes thanks to people like you so thank you for that.

I’m with you… Can we turn back the clock and let me know then what I know now! Wow, would my life be different. But then again, I’m pretty darn happy with where I am now. It just took me a long time to get here. Oh well, life is one journey after another wouldn’t you agree!

Thank you my dear friend an you have a wonderful day as well. Mine is fabulous!

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153 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 3:35 PM

I certainly love hearing the thoughts we all have about life. We all want to turn back that clock, don’t we? It seems to be human nature. Until we arrive at that point when we realize we can’t change the past, are grateful for where we’re at – and look to the future! I think the root comes down, at least for me, in forgiving myself. I can forgive others – but I’m ALWAYS my strongest critic!

And Linda…thank you for supporting me. You’re an angel!

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154 Allyson Stewart July 21, 2011 at 3:34 AM

Wow, this is great, Adrienne! Thanks so much for the post. I’ve been meaning to stop by Christian’s blog recently. I didn’t realize he was being nominated for such an honorable award! That’s great news!!! Thanks for letting us know. I’ve only known Christian for a few months and it’s been a great ride! I’ll head over to his blog now and vote for him. He’s definitely one of my favorites and I want him to win!

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155 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 10:18 AM

Thank you, thank you, thank you Allyson for voting for Christian. I’m so excited and thrilled for him and he’s been in the lead now for awhile thanks to all his supporters. I’ve been voting every single day and will until this is over. I want him to remain there because like you said, he is so deserving. He will be thrilled that he has yet another supporter. Thank you again, you are so sweet to do this.

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156 Allyson Stewart July 21, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Any time, Adrienne. And thanks to you for letting us know. I’ll just have to remember to vote again in the upcoming days.

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157 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Thank you Allyson. It’s always a treat to have you around. Your votes matter, count and I appreciate them in every way. THANK YOU!

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158 Allyson Stewart July 21, 2011 at 3:36 AM

Okay, I just voted. He’s at 1049. Yay!

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159 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Yay… Thank you SO much Allyson, you’re the best!

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160 Samantha Bangayan
Twitter:
July 26, 2011 at 1:31 AM

I heard about your post through Janet Callaway’s post on Christian, Adrienne! Wish I had heard about this sooner, but you can bet that I’m clicking on that Vote button every day. I’m so touched to see all the love he’s getting — looks like he gets over a 1000 a day! =)

And you, Adrienne, have once again demonstrated your huge heart!! =) Hugs to you!

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161 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 12, 2011 at 11:36 AM

You are so very welcome Nicholas… I do have some awesome people who visit me and I’m sure you’ve learned that if you have visited their blogs as well. I appreciate your support here at my place too so thank you for that. :-)

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162 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 14, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Thank you SO much Antonio. He’s a great guy and I know he will appreciate your vote as I do as well. And thank you for the comment, I really appreciate that too! You are a sweetie! :-)

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163 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 16, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Thank you for taking the time to vote Coleman. I’ve appreciated our relationship thus far, and excited for the opportunities we’ll have to connect further and into the future!

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164 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 19, 2011 at 7:37 PM

We’re killing it aren’t we Benny! I’m keeping my fingers crossed! :-) Thanks for voting again. I’m doing it every day…

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165 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 19, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Thanks you two. Love you both!

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166 Benny
Twitter:
July 20, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Wow 932 now!! I love seeing the number rise so much less than a day later!

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167 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 20, 2011 at 3:58 PM

It’s was around 860 something when I voted this morning and look at it now. We definitely have put the word out haven’t we Benny? Yeah Christian.

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168 Christian Hollingsworth
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 3:37 PM

I’m looking back at all these comments Adrienne -and I’m just super impressed. Love how we’re tag teaming everyone. There’s a lot of love here, and I’m speechless.

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169 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
July 21, 2011 at 3:49 PM

You and I both my friend. And in the post I said no one had to even leave me a comment. Just as long as they voted, I would forgo them spending the time but look how they all reached out and wanted to be sure you know you are thought of. We are all rooting for you Christian. You are my most popular post young man! :-)

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