John Chow Vs. Shoemoney – All But Over


Thanks to ComicTan for making the cartoon. Noticed that Shoe has to use both hands to try and grab a new reader? πŸ™‚

With just five days to go in the John Chow Vs. Shoemoney RSS competition, I lead the Shoe by 2,539 readers. As a matter of fact, I now have more total RSS readers than Shoemoney. Unless Shoe pulls some kind of magic rabbit out of a hat, this competition is all but over.

If you blogged about the competition and told your readers to subscribe to my feed, then please let me know because you could win some great prizes, including a $750 blog redesign by Adriann Pienaar of Adii. I’ll be drawing winning blogs at the end of the month so get your entry in now. Full rules here.

In the mean time, I still have some stuff to give away for the RSS by Email subscribers. They include:

The winners will be drawn this Sunday. You have to be subscribed to my RSS by Email in order to win. If you haven’t done so, just enter your email address here and confirm the your subscription.

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This Is Me After I beat Shoemoney


Thanks to ToonRefugee for the cartoon and thanks to Blogging Experiment for the heads up on the β€˜toon. No pandas were harmed during the creation of this β€˜toon. Or so I would have you believe. 😈

63 thoughts on “John Chow Vs. Shoemoney – All But Over”

  1. goldfries says:

    Congratulations to you John! 2k+ RSS reader lead is hard to beat.

    1. Wosko Jagora says:

      Who knows, maybe Shoemoney has saved his most evil moves for last 😈 I hear he almost got arrested for offering candy to children in exchange for them signing up to his feed πŸ˜‰

      1. Hus Nehpet says:

        I guess the money isn’t in the shoe this time. :mrgreen:

  2. Domtan says:

    This contest is still going? It was over several days ago when you overtook him. Nice comic there. It resembles you. But ShoeMoney looks like Darren Rowse there.

    1. The contest won’t be over till the end of the month.

      Well done John, only a month ago we were like Wohaa he made 8k readers, and look at the chicklet now..its 13k readers (yummie). Lets just hope that Shoe doesn’t like rabbits and hence he doesn’t have one, but even if he did…only 5 days to go πŸ˜‰

      1. warzone says:

        Man with Jeremy, it aint over until he says its over. I am not taking sides but dont underestimate that guy, he can pul something out of his noggin which can turn the game upside down!

  3. Michael Woo says:

    Hey congrats man! πŸ™‚ I also subscribed to your RSS feed πŸ˜€ there’s always juicy news on your blog.. good stuff!

  4. uttoransen says:

    LOL, this is so funny!
    you are talking about shoe using two hands to pull the new reader, just look at the new reader for a second, LOL!

  5. worknplay says:

    Congratulations John! But still the contest is not over and might wanna watch out for Shoe. You never know, he is not a novice player either, he might pull out something really big at the very end.

    Congratulations once again

  6. thirstan says:

    Panda Pudding is awesome.. Kind of hard to find roaming Panda’s in Michigan but when I find one… MMmmmM

  7. Keith Dsouza says:

    Hehe My tip for email subscriptions did work after all, does this mean I am entitled to be in the prize draw. It would be cool if I am winning something evil 😈

  8. Congrats on winning! I love the toons! Very funny…

  9. I’m looking forward to winning that hosting package. 😈

    1. Any winning prize would work fine for me (even that review that I don’t know what I would do with).

  10. I’ll be happy with any prize, really, anything! Just once I’d like to win something.

  11. dfw says:

    John, I’d love to see you win but I don’t agree with running over a defenseless panda bear.

    Not Cool brah! πŸ‘Ώ

  12. Jeff Kee says:

    Wow you really stepped up on this competition eh?

  13. eSeduce says:

    Call me stupid but I do not understand why John is running over a panda in the second cartoon. What am I missing?

    1. He’s a notorious panda killer didn’t you know? :mrgreen:

  14. HHmmm says:

    I wonder if Shoe created a marketing plan that asked for all of his readers to sign up in the last 24 hours of the competition? ❓

    1. lyricsreg says:

      that would be hilarious, but …. no, I don’t think that’s the case

  15. goldfries says:

    Hehe. kill the panda killer, not the panda. πŸ˜‰

  16. Simon says:

    “Noticed that Shoe has to use both hands to try and grab a new reader”

    Yeah and you’re just threatening to commit battery on him! πŸ˜†

  17. Ginene says:

    Neat cartoons. LOL. That guy has some talents. I signed up with your reader a while ago but never get your posts in my email for some reason.

  18. shoemoney says:

    Well played Chow. I am not conceeding yet but you have done a really good job

    1. Simon says:


      But a loser nevertheless? πŸ˜€

  19. :mrgreen: Good for you, John. I’ve been following this with interest this week, along with the Google PageRank fiasco. You seem to like challenges, and appear to be good at at promotion, so if you think you’re up to it and have this bet with Shoemoney stitched up, I’ll throw down a gauntlet right here and now. If you can use that influence to help spread the news of this, and convert it into 200 entrants for a good cause, I’ll pimp you out for a month. If Shoemoney reads this, I’d like to see him take you head on. Subscribers are one thing, but what’s your influence game like? πŸ™‚

  20. Congrats, my money was on you anyway – just waiting for a few more days until I collect my winnings from Vegas. I blogged about it on my site here:

  21. What’s great is that you both win with the results of this contest: you’re both getting a substantial number of new readers! So while you can play it off as you “destroying” him all you want, we all know the real result πŸ˜‰

    Definitely looking forward to the next two earnings posts, especially once you adjust for the new audience size.

  22. I should add to my above comment…the Blogging for Boobs initiative has a reach of at least 50,000 users and bloggers, from sites as densely populated as MySpace, Blogspot, and Blog City. There’s a lot of potential subscribers out there. πŸ™‚

  23. Chad says:

    Congrats John! Awesome toons by the way!

  24. Hey man, sent you an email!

  25. Jim says:

    Sound like Shoe is ready to call it a day. Way to go John!

  26. Now what? Will you have more competition???

  27. Shannon says:

    Hey John… I’m coming to beat you!!! 😈


  28. GettyCash says:

    Congratz! lol I really like this toon.

  29. lyricsreg says:

    That poor new comer …

    1. Shannon says:

      It’s all good fun! πŸ™‚ The chances of me getting 13,000 subscribers in 5 days is…. crazy… but what the hell, I’m having fun…

      … and you never know. πŸ˜‰


  30. warzone says:

    Well looks like John has it in the basket now. Slowly but surely!

  31. Wayne Liew says:

    From the way I look at the comic, Shoemoney seems to be scared of John’s fist. :mrgreen:

  32. The cartoon is indeed great! I think that congratulations are in order, though three more days remain after the week end. Well done John!

  33. Klaudio says:

    Hahahah! I like these cartoons :mrgreen:

  34. Dandruff says:

    I just loved the cartoon.

  35. Tony Smith says:

    Great cartoons! Talk about adding punch to a post! Very cool!

  36. Congrats john for winning RSS readers competition through aggressive marketing and innovative writing. Keep it up.

  37. Thiru says:

    surprise, I know you are a great marketer. I never expected this result.

  38. IWEDI says:

    πŸ™‚ congrats john.

  39. congratulation john!this is indeed a great achievement because i personally witness your magnificant jump fomr 8000++ reader to the now 13000+.I am going to bank on you to hit 15000 by the end of the year! πŸ™‚

  40. Hugo Santos says:

    hahaha great cartoon! “xtreme comeption you had!! lool
    let’s see if you can reach 15000 πŸ™‚

  41. Wahlau.NET says:

    wow..that is a huge leap…congrats

  42. Lol, what nice type of linkbait πŸ˜‰ just do some comics with 2 known bloggers πŸ˜›

  43. At this very moment i noticed from the Feedburner button on john’s and Shoemoney site:
    12799 Vs 12708
    Did John lost some subscribers?
    I noticed that went down to PR5, i still think i was one of the first to notice it… anyway my googlebar and Firefox plug-in tells me no longer is PR% but just PR4! What’s going on with Google? Is Google looking for more real content? 😈

  44. At this very moment i noticed from the Feedburner button on john’s and Shoemoney site:
    12799 Vs 12708
    Did John lost some subscribers?
    I noticed that went down to PR5, i still think i was one of the first to notice it… anyway my googlebar and Firefox plug-in tells me no longer is PR5 but just PR4! What’s going on with Google? Is Google looking for more real content? 😈

  45. Hugo Santos says:

    yeah they are almost equal in numbers number!

    the feedburners readers are for the last 24hours so it’s very probable that readers unsubscribed the feed, maybe by thinking the competition was over…

  46. rocker dish says:

    i never liked shoemonney for the reason that he is SHOEmonney but i always like john chow…

  47. love the cartoon and the caption
    “no pandas were hurt”
    lol, keep them coming

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