Friday, April 30, 2010

Covergirl catastrophe



So, you think that that day finally came..Trying to win CG. You saved some money and finally decided to try to win CG ribbon. You made your medolls makeup, clothes & saved her in your best room. So, now you have to spend few hundred, thousand stardollars on broadcast. Maybe you will make raffle too. Have on your mind that if you decide to make raffle you can count on few comments about how bribing is bad. If you decide to not make raffle, you may get less votes. That's your choice.

Next step - sending broadcasts. Spend about 4 hours just clapping with your mouse "covergirl, covergirl, covergirl" , "vote me vote me vote me". Now, you have to invite all your friends to vote for you. First , send everyone message by dollmail. 7 pages of friends, on each one 200 of them. You know it will take a long time, but you think - it will definitely pay off. After 2 hours of clicking you are done. After that, you have to send message everyone you see on chat. Short messages only, you dont wanna to make people feel annoyed.

Finally you think you've done everything you had to, but then you check your GB and see 10 new pages. Now you have to answer them all, because people love when someone actually answer them. Maybe that will make them feel like you really deserve CG , so they might help you by inviting their friends to vote for you too. After that, you realize that you didn't send any broadcasts for a while. So now you start broadcasting again, and again, and again. And then all from the begging.

That's what a real Cover Girl campaign looks like. You have to spend all day on the computer. The girls who decided to do a raffle have to do all this too. It's not that if they are giving rewards its easier for them to win.

And then the next day...

There can be only 3 answers: - CG won
- not even in top 5
- In top 5, but not CG

P.s - its not truth that if you once get on the list you will definitely win CG. Next day someone else can just replace you.


This is just my short experience of CG campaign. Its hard work, so think twice when you are going to run for CG. I tried to show you and people who would like to become CG what they have to do to just to TRY to win. In my post you can find many useful tips. I hope I helped.


...and if you don't win, don't be disappointed - remember that Stardoll have more then 56,000,000 members.
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66 comments

LauriaJane said...

Totally agreed. Spoken like a sheer genius.<3 It's hard work. I've realized I'd rather just inspire people, not win anything in return. :)

Alice2078 said...

I read every single word and I agree with it all! Great post!

SdoreMe said...

I guess you're saying this from experience :) And it is truly a lot of hard work and at the end sometimes it just doesn't pay off.
I voted for you countless of times ^^ I'm sorry you didn't win even though I knew you deserved it :D <3

Much love and respect
xoxo

Samantha Tyler said...

I was sad to see you didn't win ... it's an awful work to win and that's why I'm not even trying.

Melissakuh said...

Wow. If you put all these things together, it is really hard work. I hadn't thought about it that way! So thanks a lot for sharing this with us! :D

Katsumy said...

I don't want to become a CG- Once I readed my friends' bad comments when she won.. Like Jenna said: Jealousy is ugly.

Avril14140 said...

Wow.I saw you are trying so hard to become covergirl :(
I`m sorry you didn`t won :/

This is really great post.

HilaryMad2659 said...

This is completely true (:

It's exactly what I had to do to win covergirl,

Spend over 2000sd on broadcasting, mail over 15 pages of friends.

But I'm lucky, it paid off.

K_E_O_S_H_A/Amro said...

That's hard work .. i would never think of doing it ofcourse , it's nothing anyway..

Blahm3 said...

Yeah i know what you mean This is what i had to do to win Luckily i was on my mid term break !

I stayed up from 7am to 4am 4 days in a row spent about 5000sd told so many friends that most of them hated me :D It took so much hard work and actually to tell you the truth NOT worth it its not all that great ! girls give you some advice save your stardollar's ! And maybe try to make your club bigger or something ?

our-stardoll-fashion.blogspot.com

Houpisonfire said...

Truthful post [:

When I tried to be CG I was like 24 hours on stardoll :DD

It took me 4 days without stopping till I won :S It was hard to not to give up.

Chicago3 said...

I have had the same experience, it is not worth it. I do not feel like spending so mch real money to win on a virtual site, but I would still love to win. I like how you exopsed the truth, and you know this by going through it...it is not fun.

sahar-star said...

when I "ran" for CG the cg "craze" didn't spread then, I spent something like 700 Stardollars, I'll never spend more than thousands, and I asked some friends, my list was shot, and the next day I won, I didn't promise anyone anything...
but now I see people broadcasting all of the time and I don't see them on the cover the next day, I think that when you wanna try to win it's not how much you spend it's if there are a lot of people who want to win that day, just saying...
and it's nice to win CG but it doesn't worth thousands of Stardollars

sahar-star said...

I'm sorry you didn't win btw, must be disappointing :(
and a lot of people win by cheating ugh.

filipinhamaria said...

More than many people i know how much hard its to try to be cgirl. I already was 6 times in 2 place and 1 time in 5 place.I am on stardoll since 4 of october 2007 i work a lot on my suite, i made a club that has every week comps with great comps and big prizes, im always nice with people. The times i was on top 5 i was the best one, with best suite and most pretty. I offer big prizes in stardollares just prizes of 200 stardollars i had 5, the total of prizes was 2500 stardollares. i spent loads in brocasts. so this is not enough even if u send messages to all u friends tht wont make u win.But i learn tht when we want something we must fight and i didnt give up n i will try as many times i have untill i win. I know if i dont try i will never win. Soon i intend to try again n this time i will spent even more. The times i try i havent sleep i was all day sending brodcast messages. I think a covergirl should be someone that really deserve and i have to say tht most dont deserve to be on top5.
I know we have to work a lot n i dont regret.
I already win best album and best scenery and i will win bc i want and i deserve.
So try again you never know if you dont win next time, if you dont you wont win 4 sure.
The good thing of trying to be cgirl was tht i find new good friends and thts the best thing.

Anonymous said...

Same happend to me this march. I spend 1800sd on broacasting, a lot of time for sending messages...and then Stardoll didnt release the CG on this day!I just got 5th on the next day :(
And on 10th spril i tried again, spend 2300sd on broadcasting...and not even got in the top 5!
I Wont try it again.

cuteRenesmee

BershkaGirl601 said...

It is a catastrophe really.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry you didn't win.. :(
I have voted for you...

tj. ne moram na engleskom.. Meni je tvoj stil predobar i to sve ali nekad ljudi pobjede jer djele neke 'rare' šitove.. :/ ja sam se natjecala za scenery I potrosila sam 2000 SD I nisam ni u top 5 bila..
gorzan osjećaj -.-

*I am Leia1810 but my browser stopped remembering history so I am too lazy to login every time on my Google Acc :)*

_kool_kat_1 said...

totally agree! great post its hard work to become Cg takes alot of effort and reall money so i dont even bother

Kirbybabey said...

I think that everything you say is completely true, there are some covergirls who dont try at all, they just win cause they won a comp in a cg voting comp, or they were put in the mag the day before, or something like that.
If i see a girl with an amazing suite, and sense of style, a good personality and Is running for cg, like you gothribbon, i vote for them, with all my accounts and i tell my friends, because i think they deserve it most.
And some people say that bribing is cheating, but i dont belive that, i think that if you are willing to give up some rares for a cg ribbon, you are an extremely giving and determined person, and i therefore think you should win.
It must be horrible to not see yourself on the cover, really horrible, i really feel sorry for those people who try hardest :(
And has anyone noticed, that the scenery winners lately, are the CG's from the previous day?!! Totally unfair :(
xx

KUTE_FATI said...

Ah-greed!

XxX~KUTE_FATI

super-_-woman said...

I think that it's not worth it. You spend thousands of sd to get 20 and you are for a day and everyone forgets about you, or you don't even get there.

whitney333 said...

I'll think twice now about campaing for covergirl . :S

^Imanaya^ said...

i agree with super-_-woman, i think the same.

chacha said...

this is so true. very wise one.

xx

iiiccchhhaaaa

chocolatofreak said...

And then, once you actually win,
it turns more into a catastrophe

Yeah, it may be fun getting to see your face on the cover of the magazine.

But then you get at a hundred friend requests,a bunch of gb comments, album comments and scnery comments.

ohh yeah, don't forget annoying gifts!
(all of which deserves to be in the recycling bin anyways)

then next is the haters/meanies.
the ppl who say mean things to you bc they are jealous

Haha, that's my covergirl exprience lol

Wasnt really that awsome lol

Maddy/maddy65 said...

Everything you said is true! I definitely agree with you that it is hard work.

nicole24-7 said...

I've never tried to win CG, because I honestly don't care :p
Haha, but I kind of figured that this is what it's like. People go through a lot just for their ten seconds of fame :/

Louise (taloulaaa) said...

:L
I know what you mean. I spent like; 4000 on broadcasts and DIDN'T get in the top 5. I've been every place but 1st.

Rab92 said...

I Don`t Understand Why People Want To Be CoverGirl Anyway, It`s Nothing Special. 1 Day Of Something Other People Have Been.
Why Would You Want That! The Gifts? Friends?... What?

Wasting So Much Money Trying To Broadcast, Is Just A Waste, You Should Keep Money & Go Buy Something Nice In Real Life.

Rab92.

Blahm3 said...

Chocolatofreak I TOTALLY agree with you its not all that great :D and OMG you get a lot of haters for no reason !

friend94 said...

I´m sorry, but i know what hard work it is and i have only been placed too, and i think i spent my money in my suite doll and shop not in a golden star where you get 25$ back and the work after this... request Gb mail and so on....
only positive is that you reach easy your 12 points for this day...

Pandora R ♥ said...

That's why I don't give a damn to be a CG xD Not like they are famous after that or anything.Next day you forget who was CG yesterday.
I think being CG is NOT important!

dl.eclipse

chocolatofreak said...

Blahm3

Ikr? lol
So you didnt really have fun winning ethier? lol

Yeah, i hate having haters lol
so thats why I blocked my guestboo and pretty much deny all friend requests now lol

Wenq502 said...

wow! amazing post!

~Saku~ said...

You win some you lose some. IA with Rab92 what's really the point? When I first came to stardoll, I thought cg was something to look foward to. I so changed my mind years later.

And you only get $25 when you win. Compare that to the real money you spend. If it was running for something huge for president then vote for me, lol. But maybe you will win cg when you least expected.^.^

Vintage-Glamour said...

Awesome Post! Finally someone speaks the truth!

Emorox4eva/Jenna said...

I did the same. I tried more than once before I succeeded. It wasn't about it being so great to be CG, just that I wanted to accomplish that as one of my stardoll goals. I did it was no big deal..so yeah def not worth what I had to put into it. And I agree with Chocolatofreak though about the after experience.

Dimitsuri said...

that's y i spend my money on something real, like a books for example....weird? i dont think so, hahaha.

but i voted for u, im so sorry u didn't win.

cookie9988 said...

I agree. Becoming Covergirl is hard work.
xoxo
Lissie

jamie793 said...

Covergirl is such a waste to me /:
It seems impossible and you feel horrible if you didn't make it to the list after all your hard work. All that time and money just for a ribbon that you might not get, just doesn`t seem worth it.

Leyla244 said...

hey hun

hir is leyla244

i now what you want to say with this.

everyday i want to see you on cover.

Anonymous said...

Please,girl.Shut up and try to live your life.Stardoll has about 60% fake accounts.

Rachweee123 said...

I remember seeing your covergirl broadcasts in the last few days.

I did the same, the first time I did it, Stardoll didn't even update the magazine so I have no idea whether I won or not but I did the same thing again two weeks later and I managed to win covergirl.

PwincessSara/Sara said...

Totally agree!
Great post-very well written
And I guess campaigning don't really help. There are some people who deserve it more than others. Like EVERYONE deserves it more than me! x)
And although there's 56,000 members, I don't think most are active! lol.

vpurple said...

So true!
That`s why I`m not going to run for covergirl just yet x)

cottoncandy said...

great post, i totally agree with you. i voted for you and i'm sorry you didn't win :(. but i actually don't understand the point of being a covergirl. you can spend that money on something useful in real life. that's why i don't even try to be a covergirl. :]

lady__gagaa

Mairin said...

Oh, gothribbon. It totally depresses me that you didn't win after all your hard work! Don't give up! We know you can win this!
xoxoxo,
loveshorses5

Evita.Sweet said...

I was a covergirl, and i agree it needs alot of work.

Anonymous said...

Don't you even feel a little bit ashamed of wasting all those money? I mean 1000sd are 30 euros and 2000sd are 60 euros (usuing SMS)....60 euros just to have your face on a virtual magazine and just for one day? I call it mental.

This is not mean to be offensive, just to give you a reality check.

mirty6

Lola said...

Great post. Your grammar just isn't fantastic.

lizzie1393 said...

you're completely right! i tried to win covergirl a few months ago, sent hundreds of broadcasts and everything and i didn't make the top 5. it is really hard to win but that doesn't mean people should give up. although, if you have the WHOLE day for your campaign it does help. =]

lizzie1393 said...

also i don't think covergirl has the same value to it as it used to. now, most people have to offer raffles and prizes as a reward for voting, which may be why it's a lot harder to win now.
it might be a good experience to win but spending loads of real money for just one day doesn't seem worth it... :(

Pandora R ♥ said...

Oh and btw,it's more like almost 58000000 members! ;O
So it will be soon 60000000? I hope we get free stuff *-* PRETTY free stuff!

dl.eclipse

Tinkerbells -- Ada said...

Interesting experience... Sometimes I think about trying... but never find the moment of spend tons of stardollars on broadcast for (maybe) win... There are many pp trying at the same time to win CG and it makes it a very hard work :S

_funnyprincess_ said...

I would never spend my money just to be a covergirl. I don't really care about that, you get a lot of visits in one day and in the next day people forgot you.

LadyLiisu said...

ummm....

Ooglefish said...

I could never afford or find the time to do this! Plus i can never find where it says who is the top 5?!

l0nelly said...

really hard worh

oh my :|

mariecoady said...

I like fresh air too much :) And besides, I'd be terrified if I was covergirl. I'm a natural loner and wouldn't be able to deal with all that attention. I feel so sorry for you, I see all your broadcasts and vote but it never does any good. You deserve it way more than most people on this God forsaken site.

Choice Magazine said...

You are completly right! It so much hard work that you might not even get anything in return (i mean that you would win CG after all that work).

nah_avrilzinha said...

It's a dream become a CG, I never tried yet..

_inda_ said...

i tried it once, but i don't even were on top 5, but tks for the tips!

Anonymous said...

If you didn't win, it's for a reason.
People may think you are emo or gothic, and that is would be an ugly covergirl.
If people didn't vote for you enough to win, it's because you don't deserve it. Deal with it.

misschloe1818 said...

Yes i have won covergirl on sd my name is misschloe1818

Beauty Blogger said...

It's so true. I have been trying to be covergirl for ages. Please vote for me my name is bunnycutes

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