Contests and Getting Featured.... Answered
I don't know what to think of this, but there has to be a better way....
My instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Laser-Etched-Wedding-Invitations-With-Victo/#) was featured. That's great! I got over 1,700 views! Unfortunately, I hadn't been "approved" for the 3 contests that I entered it in, so of all those potential votes, I got none. Naturally, my 'ible is no longer on the home page.
There has got to be a better way. Perhaps allowing people to vote, but caching the votes until the Instructable is approved? What are your thoughts?