Over the course of the contest, I received more than 400 unique page views, I was retweeted more than 15 times, including by some contest specific accounts, the post was shared on Facebook a couple of times, it was even written about on other popular blogs.
I received 7 qualifying entries.
7 people took the time to sit down and write a quick letter about why they thought they deserved a more than $350 laptop. I guess the reason I was so surprised by this response was because of the prize. I’m not talking about a $50 gift card or something like that, we’re talking about a computer.
I’ve decided to forgo the voting process and just pick a winner myself. I’m going to re-read all of the letters this week and select a winner no later than March 6th. The winner will be posted here – the only catch – I expect the winner to take a picture with their shiny new netbook when it arrives and email it to me.