Giveaway Has Ended! Laura is our winner! Congratulations!
Last night, after asking her to share the new coloring markers with her sister, my sweet Emily threw a conniption fit like I haven't ever seen before. Think about it. I have four children, and have seen more than my share of meltdowns ... and the magnitude of this temper tantrum was a first for me.
Yeah ... it was that crazy!
She cried and screamed as she sat in her 7 minute timeout, which was extended by that amount each time she refused to apologize for her unacceptable behavior ... bringing her to a 56 minute naughty spot visit. At one point she belt out, "I CAN NOT wait until you leave. Until you just go to that blog meeting of yours and stop being so mean to ME!"
And those words brought a smile to my face. Yup, they sure did ... because guess what?
I CAN'T WAIT EITHER!!!!!!
Next weekend, November 5-7, I'm heading west to the I_Blog Conference in Perry, Iowa. It's been in the making since the inaugural conference that I had to miss last November. Let me tell ya, I've been so darned excited to attend this one I can't even find the words to express it.
First of all, getting to spend three days and two nights at the incredible Hotel Pattee in Perry, would and should make any person down right giddy. I had the honor of visiting and touring the hotel with Jody and her family while I was treated to brunch at the hotel. It was truly unlike any place I've ever been to. The theme rooms make it so much fun!
There are an array of many awesome speakers and sessions that will take place over the three days in which the conference is being held. After years of blogging , I think I've talked about everything in my life ... except for what color undies I wear on Tuesday's. Wait, I'm sure there is a post out there somewhere on that. Anyway, Paula Reece (my roomie at the conference and the writer at Boogers & Burps) will be sharing tips about how to overcome writer's block. I just know that this will give me the knowledge I so desperately need, so I can become a more regular blogger again. I'm also looking forward to learning how to make my photos a little more pleasing to the eye and exciting for you all to peek at. Oh, and how I can make social networking work for me ... since right now, all it does is suck me into playing games ... while I should be BLOGGING.
So ... as you can see, whether you're an old fart of a blogger, like myself ... or a novice ... there is a wealth of information at this conference for the taking. You just have to get there!
And because I love you all so much, I'm happy to share with you ... <drum roll please> a chance to win a ticket to the conference!!!! That is a $199 value, people!
So, if you're a blogger ... or have ever considered becoming a blogger ... you MUST enter to win this awesome prize. Just leave a comment below and tell me which session you'd be the most excited to attend. That's it. That easy. But attending will change your blogging life for the better ... forever!
I'll draw a winner on Monday morning at 10am CST. The winner will be notified by email.
Please keep in mind that the prize is for a free ticket to the conference. Lodging for the event is not included. However, you can check out the Facebook Page for I_Blog to find a roommate, which cuts the cost. :)