You do not need a blog to submit a story for the contest, nor to vote for a story, nor to comment on any post. You don't even need a Google ID, as this blog accepts anonymous comments.
Also, someone already voted. Voting does not start until December 16th. Please wait until all stories have been posted. Please read all of them. Then cast your vote.
So far we have 9 stories. I will be posting two a day until they're all up. There is still time for YOU to send me that story you've been working on...
Also, the December Comment Contest has begun, so start chatting.