I feel Discouraged


#41

@Chasity2ku I feel your pain…been there too. I just lost a tagline contest with transposed wording. Didn’t even get a Love It. Don’t give up (that’s what I keep telling myself). Your day will come!


#42

Yup I just scrolled through the winners list and saw a tagline and thought “hold up! That’s my tagline!” But it wasn’t obviously!! The exact same thing @annoloc, I,was like argh so flipping close, and I never even got a rating on it, typical!!


#43

Seriously if i get downgraded a few hours before a contest closes or shortly after again, i may just have a visit to my cardiologist


#44

Funny thing I noticed is that when ratings or contest wins don’t matter at all to me, I am completely unmotivated to participate in contests. So a healthy amount of heartache might actually help you, by making you keep participating (And winning) contests.


#45

I of all people hate to be a downer and appreciate the encouragement, I’m beginning to think hope is for suckers. So I’m gonna stop hoping for a win and am now Determined ))))


#46

3 shortlisted, down to 2 can’t get get a win to save my life last one had passed the 30 days no split, today awarded elsewhere…highest rated alone Ch can’t declare me the winner? Down to 1 shortlisted ugh so no splits in site, what’s the secret sauce? Am I not rah rahee cheery enough? Should I just start throwing out any ol name and tons per contest ( seems to work for some), Please somebody, anybody provide me with some answers! feel like I’m in bizarro land where what’s down should be up n vice versa, Am I out of my league? I try to mimicking some of the usual big winners with made up names to no avail, I dig deep to find meaningful combos that flow off the tongue that seemed to get washed out, then I try for clever shorter urls, not sure of these results because they seem to go… In short I feel super discouraged being in is endless loop, where I’d rather be laughed at by chs and my ratings plummet solidifying I can’t name, or I start winning and can just pass it off as a rough patch,


#47

I just had a look at your profile. Number of Submissions per Win : 296

I’ve ignored the logo designers and just looked at the namers at the top of this months leaderboard:
No 2 on leaderboard: Number of Submissions per Win : 331
No 3 on leaderboard: Number of Submissions per Win : 541
No 5 on leaderboard: Number of Submissions per Win : 530
No 6 on leaderboard: Number of Submissions per Win : 449
No 7 on leaderboard: Number of Submissions per Win : 573
No 8 on leaderboard: Number of Submissions per Win : 354

You are winning more than the top 10! You are just doing a lot less contests.


#48

That’s a good way to look at it, Able. Mine is 406 and I enter only about half the contests that the leaders do. I don’t win half as much, though! LOL.


#49

I just try to think per the brief then think abstractly because the briefs change so much and enter based on the brief then based on the abstract thoughts I come up with


#50

I would say this is about typical for what and how i enter things


#51

I TOTALLY GETCHA… it takes getting out of the box…and it is better to take a break to allow your head to think of the contests that are out there then refocus


#52

hmmm Im seeing that people that dont follow the brief seem to win more so I will be trying that


#54

Deleting won’t change the # and don’t beat yourself up, I’ve seen you do some awesome stuff!! :slightly_smiling_face:


#56

Well TK…when you change things around,you do it big time! What a great payoff! Congrats!


#57

Big thanks Hollygirl! :smiley:


#58

It happened again :weary::weary: except this time it was an exact match :frowning:️ I’d been using that name in compatible contests almost the whole time I’ve been here. But a genuine congrats to @fxpreneur!!! Great minds… :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:


#59

Oh no, I really feel for you.

Not that it’s any consolation but I’ve had it happen to me too. One of those names I only saved for $300 contests was submitted by someone else to a $100 contest and won. I no longer ‘save’ names for $300 contests unless I actually register them.

Your turn will come around next @Chasity2ku


#60

Ooh that stings. Yeah I actually used to save certain names for higher paying contests but then I realized I rarely win anyway so why decrease my already slim chances lol

BTW after posting that I went to see when I first submitted it, and how many times I used it, and I’m not happy with what I found lol Apparently I first used it in March of 2016 but I’ve only used it 5 times :flushed: and to top it off I only used the actual word by itself as a .com in only one contest! WTH is wrong with me lol I honestly thought I’d used it MUCH more than that…now I’m kicking myself instead of feeling like a bridesmaid lol

Anyway thanks for the kind words :slightly_smiling_face:


#61

Thank you Chasity2ku,i dont know that name just came up to my mind lol, lucky just. You have great mind too, and so do other creatives. I really thank you, i appreciate that. :grinning:


#62

Yes yes agreed with @AbleBrands… your turn will come around sooner than you expected @Chasity2ku.
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