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Votes Left To Give And Votes Still Needed...

Posted by: Rory Sagner on 05/30/2013 - 5:47 PM

If you like my image and are willing to vote for it, please do and send me the link to one of yours!

Here is my link and thank you!


Posted by: Mary Ellen Frazee on 05/30/2013 - 5:49 PM

I'm vote #137.

And see or "like" my facebook page if you want


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 05/30/2013 - 6:02 PM

Thank you so much Mary...I liked your page...and do like it!


Posted by: Shane Bechler on 05/31/2013 - 10:51 AM


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 05/31/2013 - 10:57 AM

Voted that photo ( are getting close!!)
Thank you!


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/02/2013 - 12:40 PM

Still have votes left to give and would love to trade for those or for FB likes, promotion or whatever works for you! Please let me know! I only need 95 more votes (sighhhh!)
Thank you!


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/02/2013 - 1:31 PM

Vote #39 Isabelle....great shot! Thank you!


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/02/2013 - 2:32 PM

Hi Franky! I already had voted on your gorgeous image...several days fact I voted on two of them! Thank you for reciprocating!


Posted by: Marcia Colelli on 06/02/2013 - 5:28 PM

Rory, I did vote your "Into The Unknown " Already but if you have another picture in the contest or other photos you would like me to vote for or like.

This is my second picture

If you would like to vote let me know.


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/02/2013 - 5:44 PM

I'd love to Marcia...your work is lovely, but I have to reserve votes at this point for trading with people who don't yet have even one image qualified. I am sending out another email to friends and family requesting help and if their votes give me some leeway not to have to trade, then I may be able to start voting for some second images.

Thanks for your vote on Into the Unknown!

And do let us know how you are managing to get enough votes to try for a second entry!


Posted by: Marcia Colelli on 06/02/2013 - 7:45 PM

Rory I understand. I have only a very few votes left also and I would like to give them to the ones still working on their first entry.

You are welcome on the vote for you photo. It is very nice.

I am going into the exchange vote sites on FB. Gets crazy in there but you can pick up a few votes if you have the time and are brave enough not to go crazy with all the fast pace posts going on.


Posted by: George Paris on 06/03/2013 - 2:34 AM


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/03/2013 - 5:09 AM

Thank you George...just voted on yours #19. Good luck!

Thanks for the info Marcia!


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/03/2013 - 5:52 AM

#67 for your beautiful tree Sabrina! Thank you!


Posted by: Randi Grace Nilsberg on 06/03/2013 - 6:35 AM


Posted by: Tim Ai on 06/05/2013 - 12:11 AM


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/05/2013 - 5:13 AM

Thank you Tim! I just voted (#58) on your entry! It's a good idea to give the vote number when you vote on someones entry....helps us to keep track of who has voted and who has not yet.

Suzanne, Did you want to trade? You don't say whether you voted yet or not and what number vote it was? Can you let me know so that I can reciprocate?

Thank you!!!


Posted by: Pamela Roberts-Aue on 06/05/2013 - 7:52 AM

Thank you Rory for your vote and your suggestion of giving vote numbers. Here is my link to my photo. I have many votes to give.


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/05/2013 - 12:32 PM

Hi Pamela! I voted already a couple of days ago (when we wrote on FB) for your beautiful Maple Leaf!

And I think you already voted on mine as well?

Here is a link to a group on FB that is doing a lot of vote might want to post there. There is also a lot of good info in places there about other vote trade sites on FB.


Posted by: Suzanne Luft on 06/05/2013 - 1:24 PM

Hi Rory,
My vote for your photo was #214. That would be great if you could reciprocate. Thanks!


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/05/2013 - 1:30 PM

Hi Suzanne, I voted...#55 and it's a very beautiful photo!

I did not see any vote number on your original post...or I would have not asked. Did you edit it or is it too many nights with very little sleep, lol?


Posted by: Suzanne Luft on 06/05/2013 - 1:35 PM

Thanks! No editing, but can't blame you. I'm new to this and am finding vote building to be exhausting work :)


Posted by: Diane Bohna on 06/05/2013 - 4:20 PM

Hello Rory I voted #221 on your great image of the road and fog. Here is my link for my cowboy:)
Thank you for the email note:) Diane Bohna


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/05/2013 - 4:30 PM

#156 Diane on your beautiful work! Thank you!

Design Turnpike: If you'd like to trade votes here, please vote for those you choose to and list the vote number so we can reciprocate.

Thank you!


Posted by: Exchange Votes on 06/06/2013 - 1:58 AM

255 in case some cancels
vote for allen zhen *snap* done when it increases by 1
can you help me get more too, and will help u in return
just message me when u get more to help me then i can help u too


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/06/2013 - 2:36 AM

Snaps 25 Allen! Thank you for the vote and the offer! A buffer is a good idea!

Good luck to you!

You did not give me a way to message you.....


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/07/2013 - 11:28 AM


Thanks to many friends not in the contest that have voted for my work, people in the contest that have helped me tremendously, and busting my fanny off in vote trade sites on FB, I still have some votes left to trade here on FAA...and still would like to get more votes on my entry because I have been told it's wise to have a good buffer above and beyond the 250 requirement.

Please let me know if you like my entry and would like to trade votes.

Thank you and good luck!

PS Just a word to the wise...something I learned during this process: In threads where people just post their links and then vote for everyone above...well...sometimes that works, but I found that often those above did not check back and return your vote. That then leaves you with less votes to cast...when many who are in the same shoes as you, will only vote in a trade with you. I found it better to agree to trade upfront..not just vote and hope they reciprocate. Just my experience for whatever that's worth. Also, be sure you do "check" the "please notify me by email" box in the threads where you have posted for votes and check back to see if your vote was reciprocated. I have seen people post that they'd like to exchange votes, but then they never come back when I post that I'd be glad to do so with them.


Posted by: CJ Rider on 06/07/2013 - 11:34 AM

I agree Rory -
also I think votes may be more secure from vote exchange sites = they seem to be less likely to rescind their votes since they are not in the contest!

If you do not know what we are talking about concerning vote exchange groups check out this post:


Posted by: Kaye Menner on 06/07/2013 - 12:42 PM


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/07/2013 - 1:02 PM

Voted Kaye...#165. Please go ahead and vote for my entry here:

I left you a post days ago about trading on another thread, but don't think you saw it, lol!

Good luck!


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/08/2013 - 1:39 AM

#55 for your photo...very nice!

Good luck and thank you!


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/08/2013 - 7:55 AM

Hi Fotosas!

I'd be glad to trade votes with you! Please vote on my entry and list the vote number here, then I will reciprocate.

Good luck!


Posted by: Kaye Menner on 06/12/2013 - 11:52 AM

Rory, Just voted #272 for you. Thanks for your vote and my delay in responding. Tried to have a rest from this for a few days! :)

I will again add my vote if anyone still has votes left.


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/12/2013 - 12:20 PM

Thank you Kaye! It's exhausting I know!!!

If you want to get to 250 I'd encourage you to bite the bullet and do the vote trade sites on FB...World Vote Exchange or some such. It's nuts and hectic, but you can get the votes...just clean up your FB apps later, lol!


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/15/2013 - 5:21 PM

I have some votes left to trade if anyone is interested? I would like to get a bit more of a buffer on my one entry that made it so far. Let me know if you are interested and leave me your link!


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/17/2013 - 12:13 PM

I see some new entrants...yayyyy...go for it!

I still have a small number of votes to cast if anyone would like to trade? Would like to have just a bit more of a buffer on my main entry here:

Let me know...and good luck to all of you!


Posted by: Chris Austin on 06/17/2013 - 3:58 PM

Voted #277. Please return the favor and let me know your vote #.


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/17/2013 - 5:18 PM

#139 Chris...on your gorgeous photo!!!!

Good luck to you and thank you for your help!


Posted by: Rory Sagner on 06/22/2013 - 9:27 AM

Hi Arjun!

Voted #13 on your beautiful photo! Thank you and good luck to you!!!

PS I can only vote on one photo for each person...(and am only asking for one vote for my main entry) so I voted for your top entry...the sunset.

You might want to consider just promoting one entry...until you get it over the 250 mark anyway. Unless you have a source of votes apart from FAA members. I was advised to do this and now I understand why...because with only 100 votes allotted to each of us to cast, we can help more people by only voting for one image per person.


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