The pathetic and self-depreciating act of whoring your nodes around by hard linking or mentioning them excessively in the chatterbox when it has absolutely nothing to do with the conversation at hand. This is generally due to the unfortunate and quite frequent happenstance that everyone misses your node completely in the "New Writeups" nodelet and it gets no exposure at all (thus no votes or C!'s). While discouraging, this happens to everyone and can be overcome by soft-linking, hard-linking and mentioning your writeups to your friends via /msg.

Please try to remember that some of us have thousands of writeups
that were written before the voting system was even implemented.
And you thought you had exposure problems. :P