Lori at RRSAHM won this t-shirt from her
I'm not at all jealous
Even though I entered the contest and didn't win
Why am I not jealous? Because I won these post-it notes from Sawhole.
Sawhole is all kinds of awesome. She posts over at Woogsworld on Saturday's and if you haven't read her, you should start crying now (go on, I'll wait).
Brenda blogs at Mummytime. She is co-founder of AMB and helped create the first Australian Bloggers Conference, which is scheduled for March, 2011.
Speaking of the conference, I've been passively, longingly watching it grow to fruition since the idea was first hatched in the brilliant minds of some good bloggy friends. Are you coming?, they asked. You have to come! I wish, thought I. But the reality of my life right now wouldn't seem to allow for such extravagances.
So imagine my surprise when I logged onto Twitter the other night and found that a number of women, spearheaded by these three lovely Aussies, had been busily tweeting away about finding me a sponsor for the trip! There was even a hashtag devoted to the cause: #qantasshouldsponsorwanderlust
I was so shocked/touched/humbled by their enthusiasm I tweeted that I didn't know whether to cry, faint or have sex with myself.
After I got up off the floor from doing one of the above I wrote the three women and told them never to fear, that I was one step ahead of them and had actually already written a post, Positively High, in which I offered to go dutch with Qantas and have sex with someone on the marketing staff in exchange for a sponsorship.
They suggested that perhaps this was not the proper way to go about it.
Really? Did they have a better idea?
In fact, from my perspective, the Australian Bloggers Conference will be an excellent marketing opportunity for Australian companies. There will be over 150 bloggers gathering in Sydney, each of them having a tremendous reach through the combined efforts of their blogs and other social media accounts. Many of them are looking for sponsors for flights and accommodations. (Many of them are even bonified Australians!) For a small investment, companies can reach this much sought after demographic. I know a number of bloggers have already secured sponsorships. Hey corporate Australia, I smell a sponsortunity.
But whatever comes of it, isn't it nice to have good bloggy friends?
And speaking of good bloggy friends, go on over to Lori's house and flog it. It's FYBF.
I could wear this to the dance...