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The Contest I MUST Win!

I’ve never posted about a contest I’ve entered before, cause… Well, I guess they were never worth the extra 3 entries or whatever I’d get for posting about it. I figure I clutter feeds enough with all of my ramblings.

This contest I decided to post about for two reasons… 1. I have to in order to enter and 2. It’s my first ever Vlog (video blog) and I think it’s worth mentioning, no?

I think it’s also perhaps entertaining to see me in action, talking and rambling in real life, just like I do here on this blog.

Let me tell you… When I started blogging last November I had no idea I’d get so into it! I really just liked to jot my thoughts and fluctuating feelings about my parenting transition down in one spot, and it’s turned into a place I love to turn for advice and encouragement.

Just recently I was introduced to BlogHer. It’s a website that’s about women bloggers, and a place for women bloggers to connect. I didn’t know what the big deal was, and the name kept coming up over and over again so I decided to join… What the heck right? Well, not long after joining I hear about a blog conference in Chicago where all these women get together. No sooner had I thought of asking my company if they’d pay for it (not likely) had the event sold out! Of course that made me sad. I really was looking forward to learning more about blogging and seeing all of the things I can do with a blog… Besides just write here!

Well when I heard about The Blogrollers, and their 4th Wheel Contest, I just knew this was my chance!! They’re cruising from Atlanta (my hometown) to Chicago (where I was born) to go to this conference, which I pretty much think that means it’s meant for me to go. Maybe I could even fly to ATL a little early to see my pregnant BFF and blog about that too, oooh, that ideas! Oh, and Chevy is giving them a car to use, and they’re getting hotels and stuff like that sponsored! How cool is that? I. Must. Win.

Keepin’ it real though… (I’m not just kissing butt) I think I could learn a lot from these women hosting the contest. They’re all successful authors, two of them journalists, and they all get so much done career wise, while also being moms. I admire that and I hope that a trip with them could help me learn how to get to that point one day. I could trap them and ask all the mommy dirt questions I can think of!! *Evil Laugh*

I haven’t been this competitive since… I don’t know when but all I know is I HAVE to win! I even ordered custom designed business cards from Danielle, assuming I’d win. Getting ahead of myself?–Maybe, but I call it The Secret!I’ve been working SO MUCH lately, and I haven’t had a lot of time to work on my video but I was off of work yesterday and spent the whole day working on it! I was going to hold off until the last night (Sunday) to post it so no one could steal my ideas but since I’ve never uploaded to YouTube before and since I’m working through next Tuesday, I figured I’d try now.

Unfortunately, nudity wasn’t allowed so there went that strategy! I had to leave it up to my wits. I imagine all of the videos will be pretty good, so I think it’ll come down to what kind of person they’re interested in hanging out with. Ummm, let’s just say I’m cool. Oh, AND I don’t drink.. Which doesn’t mean I’m boring, it just means I can be the DD! I hope you like it and I hope Wifey, Chatterbox, Denene, and all of their guest judges like it and choose Future Mama! (Let’s all use The Secret so they will ok?)

I’m feeling good about it… Not just because of The Secret either, but because I think I’m unique. Yea… I mean how many mommy bloggers do you know who aren’t moms? Hello!

Let me know what you think of my video and my first ever Vlog and YouTube upload!! I’m not gonna lie, I was a little embarrassed. When I see myself on TV I’m usually more professional than this but hey, you’ve gotta let loose every now and then right?

(Added 5/23)PS: Some people have been asking if you can vote and what not. As far as I know this isn’t a “voting” thing, but you can comment on my YouTube video so they can see people like it 🙂 and you can always visit their page as my groupies and harass @theblogrollers on Twitter if you like :o)


Quel says:

OMG, You are SO cayute! 🙂 They better pick you. Awesome video! Love the business card too, btw.

Natalie says:

Really cute!! I wish I could go to Blogher! Definitely a goal someday. It really does sell out so fast.

Natasha says:

Whew! That was a lot of work, I’m sure. Good job. But, girl, where are your G’s?

Future Mama says:

Haha, Ok Natasha since you asked, I’ll explain… It was SO hot outside and I had a tank-top underneath my athletic sweater. Initially I thought I was going to just wear my tanktop and jeans/ sweat pants and do the whole sport look, so I didn’t look as silly kicking around a ball in the heat with jeans and a sweater. But then I decided not to take the sweater off and make everyone jealous of my sexy buff arms (too close to nudity) and just look silly, thus leaving me G less for that part of the video 🙂

Natasha says:

It is 2013, much has changed, and I realise now that this was a horrible question to ask, none of my business, judgey, and I fell upon this comment and wanted to come back to apologise.

Jennifer says:

I love your vlog! It’s great! I think the one thing that puts you over the edge over all the other entrants will be that you can hold your pee. You’ll be the only one who hasn’t had to deal with the dreaded post-partum weak bladder!!!

Good luck!

I’m impressed! nice job. we should do more! Tell brian I can be a tutor for his videography skills 🙂

You did this is one day?! Nice job! I hope you win-you deserve it! Are the Blogrollers taking votes? I guess I’ll go check on that right now…

Tracey says:

VERY GOOD! I’D CHOOSE YOU! Very cool that your a news reporter….how did I miss that! GOOD LUCK!

That was too funny and cute! You are very creative and your passion shows! This is going to be tough for the judges! Good luck!!

Robin says:

Great vlog!…..very fun, very real….
Good luck!….hope you get there

Have a beautiful day.

Mallory says:

I thought it was SO STINKIN’ HILARIOUS that you said you can hold your pee. That definitely makes you a good candidate! Good luck!

Valerie says:

LOL I have been a member of Blogher for a while and I was planning on going to the conference until I seen the dates. I already have plans so can’t go this year.

I love The Blogrollers I wish I could enter there 4th wheel contest. Good luck to you!!!

Good luck, Great VLOG

Jenna says:

Love it! Hope you win. It sounds perfect for you.

Hi Stopping by from SITS. Hope you have a great weekend and safe memorial!

Tamara says:

YES!!! They should mos DEF pick you! I mean, how far and few between do we get to hear the PRE-Mom perspective!? They should pick you off of that alone (not that you dont have a million other qualities, like the fact that look like a friggin MODEL and are quite intelligent with a great career 🙂 )!

Is there anything we can do to help them pick you?

I wish I could watch your video but for some reason Ican’t figure out my sound setting on my husbands computer! I will have him fix it when he gets home so that I can watch it! Good luck I hope you win!

Mammatalk says:

I love it….Lots of lucky vibes sent your way. You are full of energy, spunk and smarts…and you are just darling!

I hope you win. Promise you will blog about all you learned?

Marly says:

ok, can I say something I’m sure you’ve heard before? You talk about wanting to get into better shape but you look in better shape than me!

What a fun thing to do. I hope you win and get to go. I have a few friends who are going for their first time and they are so excited! I think I just like to do my blog to get my opinions out, oh and show off my cute kids. I don’t really think I’ll get much farther than that and that works for me. It was weird enough having a bunch of your readers come over to my blog. My hit count went way up, but I don’t think I’m interesting enough to keep them around.

Hi there! Your video just like you blog is amazingly professional and just great all around. Too bad we can’t vote – I would actually vote for you! 🙂 Good luck!

bnp says:

VLOG fabulousness = Jennifer Borget (aka BabyMakinMachin). I’m so into your blog for the 4th Wheel. Work it, roll it out! You’d be such a unique, exciting addition to their already fantastic team. 🙂

Chic Gal says:

Chic Galleria is a sponsor for Blogrollers and we want to wish you GOOD LUCK!!!

LeNesha says:

Love it!!! You so deserve to go.

Sarah says:

I love your video! I hope you win!

You are so pretty!

What a great video! I love it. Good luck in the contest.

Great video. I hope to see you at blogher!

I’m impressed! nice job. we should do more! Tell brian I can be a tutor for his videography skills 🙂

Jennifer says:

I love your vlog! It’s great! I think the one thing that puts you over the edge over all the other entrants will be that you can hold your pee. You’ll be the only one who hasn’t had to deal with the dreaded post-partum weak bladder!!!

Good luck!

That was too funny and cute! You are very creative and your passion shows! This is going to be tough for the judges! Good luck!!

Natalie says:

Really cute!! I wish I could go to Blogher! Definitely a goal someday. It really does sell out so fast.

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