12 March 2006

Big De-Lurking BlogHer Contest

I pledged to myself that if I got the bonus I wanted at work, I would not only go to BlogHer Con 2006 , but I would sponsor another woman's entry fee. Well. the bonus is in the bank and now the contest is on.

Here are the rules:
1. Only women who have had a public blog since Jan. 1 2006 or before are eligible to play.
2. The prize is your BlogHer registration paid, a $250 value (no, you may not take the cash instead. You have to get your corpus to San Jose California for the event. My largesse is limited.
3. You are responsible for any taxes, fees, license and dealer prep.
4. Here's how to play: comment on my blog. One comment per post. Every comment is like another raffle ticket. Just add on your first comment that you want to play, so I will know to enter you.
5. Contest ends May 15, 2006 so you have time to make plans and buy plane tickets.
6. Feel free to pimp this contest on your blog. The more the merrier.
7. I reserve the right to decide what is a comment and what is not. One word answers, strings of nonsense, ads, offensive meanness, etc. may be tossed out on their ear.
8. Drawing will be random and winner will be notified via a comment on their blog.
9. If you are already registered for BlogHer, you may use the prize for an extremely cool female blogger friend who really needs to go.

Check out the BlogHer website for conference details. It is in beautiful San Jose, CA on July 28 and 29 and should be a hell of a lot of fun. Especially since I am going.

Any questions? Is this a good idea? Did you want to go to BlogHer before?



spotted elephant said...

Damn, I'm not eligible. Couldn't afford to go anyway. :(

But I think it's wonderful that you're doing this!

lis said...

I want to play!

Here's why I should win:
1) I already gots peeps i can stay with. They's called my parents.
2) I strongly desire to hang out in a room full of hot chicks who know how to say sassy and smart things on the internet.
3) I am the feminist. Note the article.
4) I'm broke.

IzzyMom said...

No strings of nonsense? Damn.

Just kidding! What a cool thing to do. At the risk of sounding like a total groupie, meeting bloggers that I love to read actually sounds fun. Being in CA for two days with NO responsibilities doesn't sound half bad, either :-)

SUEB0B said...

Yee Haw. You two have the first two raffle tix, which are in a tupperware on top of the fridge. Spread the word...I think this will be fun.

dizzle rivera said...

I wanna play, I wanna play . . . first off, I think it's such a generous and cool idea, Sue.

I have already registered for BlogHer --seriously, like 2 days ago (DAMNIT) -- but I know a couple brokie women that I'd like to pay forward. I'll spread the word.

SUEB0B said...

Madness! You're IN! I can't wait to meet you in person.

Anonymous said...

Dude, I even made myself an icon to get to BlogHer. Alas, I've raised $45 so far. I'll play!

J.R. Kinnard said...

Sounds like a great place to meet chicks.

Not that I would know...

Tiffany said...

I think it's a great idea!! I'll pass the word to along and post it on my blog!!

Anonymous said...

Ha. I did want to go before - so maybe this is incentive.

An excellent delurking project indeed!

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. I am already going, but I have several blogger friends that I know might not be able to attend without some incentive. Kudos to you for sharing the wealth from your bonus!

SUEB0B said...

Thanks everyone for playing. I am trying not to make this suck because so many other things in life already do...you know, you want to win the fabulous prize so you have to get on the mailing list from hell or something...nope, not here. I will not mail you anything. I will not sell you anything. I will not use you for anything. I just want someone to have fun!

kristen said...

I do want to go to BlogHER and I definitely want to go, please I want to play!!

Christina said...

Please add me to the list! This is such a sweet thing for you to do!

I've been reading up on BlogHer and really wanted to go, but couldn't see how I could afford it.

I showed this to my husband and he told me to go for it. We'll find some way to get me there if I win. :)

the stefanie formerly known as stefanierj said...

I want to play, and I've really wanted to go to BlogHer since I heard about it.

Of course, maybe that's because all my friends--to use Misfit Hausfrau's phrase--live in the computer.

I'm kinda sad that way. :)

the stefanie formerly known as stefanierj said...

Oops, I keep forgetting it was suburban misfit who said that "friends in the computer" line.

And I will pimp this on my blog, even though it will probably decrease my chances of winning when my 7 readers bum-rush Red Stapler to play, because I'm THAT kind of blogger.

Anonymous said...

If I win, I'll bring chocolate chip cookies (homemade) and some good red wine (not homemade, but who cares?)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I want to play! Hi, I'm Tammie and I'll be seeing you at BlogHer because I'm already registered. Let's get together for a glass of wine.

I want to play because there is an incredibly good blogger I know who can't afford to go, and if I win her registration here, I can pay for her airfare so she can kick it with the big blog rockstars in San Jose.

And lest you think I'm altruistic, I really just want to meet this woman because she is awesome and she totally deserves to be there.

If you'd like to know who she is, send me an e-mail. I don't want her to know I'm doing this unless she wins. (Judging from your blogroll, you may know her through the whole six degrees thing)

Awesome of you to do this, by the way.

j.sterling said...

i want to go! and i want to play! and i want to play and go! yay!

Emily said...

Ooo, and on May 15th my twin boys will be 5...maybe winning would brighten my day after realizing my babies are no longer babies!

Neato thang you are doing here!(That doesn't count as nonsense, does it because I was trying to be hip & cool)

(PS- my word verification is borderline offensive. 'ufugmybm' hit my brain as 'you fug my bum')

giddybug said...

I would like to play, please. This contest is a most generous offer — kudos to you for thinking of it.

Debra said...


I'll see you at BlogHer!! (and I've already paid my entry fee, so please don't count this as a contest entry).

Anonymous said...

Count me in, too. This is a great guerilla marketing idea!

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