I started blogging in June, July, August. Man my mommy brain just can’t remember. I know I was going strong in August. Now I’m posting almost twice a day; except on the weekends. Now, I hear there is a convention for people that blog. What? What do you do? What is it for? Why do companies pay people to go?
Almost every other blog I go to now says HEY YOU, Big Company over there. Pay my way to Blog Her Please? Pretty please with sugar on top. I’ll call you my sponsor and post your button on my site. I’ll tell everyone I meet to buy your product. I’ll network like crazy. The all knowing WiKi says that:
BlogHer refers to a group blog and online community, and to an annual blogging conference for women. Three of the 2005 conference organizers, Elisa Camahort, Jory des Jardins, and Lisa Stone, began a company, Blogher LLC, which in 2006 also began a blog ad network. In 2007, BlogHers Act, a political blogging network by and for women, was started by the company.
On July 16, 2008 Blogher announced a partnership with Women@NBCU and iVillage. This landmark agreement provides iVillage access to BlogHer’s extensive network of 2200 women’s blogs, and promotional opportunities across BlogHer’s large and influential audience. As part of the arrangement, iVillage, Oxygen.com and BravoTV.com will feature select BlogHer content. iVillage is an online network that is the leading women’s content network with over 16 million unique visitors monthly. The network will be the largest agglomeration of women’s media brands online.
Would I like to go?
No not really. Are you kidding? I would love to go. A weekend away from the kids spending it with other women who like to write and share all with a bunch of strangers. ;-). I love networking and face to face is much better than e-mail to e-mail. I would love to learn different blogging techniques and increase the readership of my blog. Of course, I still don’t understand why the all powerful monster Google has any say over my page rank.
How can I go?
I would need a full ride. I would need someone to pay for my plane ticket. I could share a hotel, with some stranger I met in the parking lot, but I might have to pay for half. Ok, it might be safer to pay for the entire hotel. So, I need money for that. I need money for the plane ticket. Now, I would also need a baby sitter. The only thing I could figure out to take care of the kids would be to fly to Texas, drop them off at their grandparents, then fly to Chicago and then fly back to Texas after the event. I should spend some time with my parents after dumping my kids off on them. Sounds like fun doesn’t it. I’m probably not going to go this year. But I’m definitely going to plan on going next year.
Oh wait. A shot in the dark came out of no-where. The best of the Mom Blogs MomDot has announced a partnership with Label Daddy, a made in the USA personalized label company, and they are providing partial coverage. Label Daddy is hosting their own contest and covering an entire sponsorship. You should go enter over there if you want to go to BlogHer more than anything else.
What would I do there?
I would schmooze with all the other bloggers. I would really talk up BLOGGERS GIVE. I would get a big scary hug from Trisha at MomDot. I would meet people in the review groups I’m in. Well, I would stay very busy. Maybe participate in a class or two.
What would you do?
Have you seen any crazy attempt to get the notice of a sponsor?
Smiles!!! Label Daddy BlogHer 09 Sponsorship
More about the giveaway……..
While they are already fully sponsoring Sara from Momma Findings for the convention and sponsoring Bridgette, Alicia, and I’s hotel fees, they want to go even further and are offering to cover 2 bloggers convention fees (worth approx $200 a piece) and one full ride to BlogHer for a lucky blogger (including plane, convention fee, and hotel cost).
Do you know any other company offering 5 Blogher sponsorships for the Blogging Community? I don’t! Yeah for Label Daddy! We are so proud to be associated with them and all three MomDot MEOs thank them from the bottom of our hearts for assisting us in paving the way to BlogHer.
Now where do you come in? Label Daddy has partnered with MomDot to reach bloggers with this great opportunity and we are kicking off the sponsorship here! You will be allowed to enter the other partial BlogHer 09 sponsorship contest for your convention fee on Sara’s page and the full ride (hotel, plane, and convention fees) directly on the Label Daddy page. You may enter ALL THREE, upping your chance of selection, and giving you three separate chances to win one of the three scholarships. We are the first one to post our contest, and those other chances will be coming this week. I will alert the site when they all go LIVE on the other sites.