Paint the World Red contest winner
Ever since the Paint the World Red contest ended, I have been very impatient. I knew the likelihood of me winning the meet and greet with Taylor was close to not even possible. But, I was more than determined to make it to the top 10 based on the points acquired. As soon as the contest was announced by Big Machine Records on October 22, 2012 (also the day the RED album came out), I was on it. The thing that I regret more that put me behind most of the other people was that I was more into taking the pictures part of the contest and did minimal sharing on Facebook, which each share gave 100 points.
As soon as I found out that some fans that were currently in the top 10 obtained their points by constantly sharing, I began sharing like there was no tomorrow, but by the time I realized that important bit of information I was five days behind everyone else who was in the top 10. From then on, from October 27th-November 6th, I would only sleep 3-4hrs a night and on weekends I would try not to sleep at all and only take small naps. I do have to admit, it was torture. All I would here was the click of my mouse and feel the pain of my wrist. But not even that was going to stop me. I was determined to at least be the top 11-20 at least.
However, I believe it must have been like 4 or 5am when I made the top 10 position! I was static. So I continued at the same pace, trying to average around 50,000 points an hour. The contest was so stressful specialy as it was coming close to an end. You would sleep for even an hour and someone had already passed you. What the heck! Then the hackers would come out of nowhere and pass everyone which added even more frustration.
Then the contest ended. I had forgotten to refresh the page which would tell me which position I currently was, so when the contest ended, I did not know if I still help that 10th position. The record label team would announce the winners of the contest by the end of November as they added the points and tried to make sure none cheated.
So there I was every day waiting for the month to end. Then suddenly yesterday, November 30, 2012 at 2:42pm, I received the most anticipated email. Big Machine had emailed me. The email said I placed 8th in the contest with 6.3million points. I had made the top 10!!!!!!!! Now, I am excited to get all the awesome stuff that my lack of sleep and will power bought me. Cannot wait!!!