I've only been to one blogging conference, and that was because I ironically won the all expense paid trip (BlogHer 2010 in NYC). If it were up to me, I'd NEVER be able to afford a trip like that due to a few factors:
1. I'm chronically ill and don't have a steady job.
2. I'm severely lacking in the savings department. Which pretty much reverts back to reason #1.
That trip was my first true trip by myself and it was one of those experiences I will never forget as long as I live!
So here I'm at it again, trying to go out on a limb and acquire something not normally within a broke, chronically ill college student's reach; one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
I've been with the One2One Network ever since I started blogging back in 2009 (possibly a few months later give or take) and since then, I've been so impressed with what this community can put together! From supporting musicians like Mat Kearney to promoting quality merchandise to blogging about food-related happenings and events, to even raising awareness for important matters we're all passionate about like USFRA, there have been a multitude of different opportunities for any type of blogger and person.
Not only that, but having to be creative with how I attempt to make money since I can't hold a 'real life' job, the Member Marketplace is an invaluable tool for those of us who have our own business(es) and want a little extra exposure.
O2O really takes care of it's own and you can feel that from the moment you click on to their website and start reading about the program; it's a network I'm proud to be a member of and would love to be able to represent at Blissdom 2013! I want the chance to communicate to people that this network really stands apart from the rest-the unique opportunities, the comradery , the awesome prizes that are given away, and not to mention the fact that the community is so tight-knit...
Let's just say if I were to be chosen for this opportunity, I would be nothing short of honored (and I'll admit, absolutely tickled pink, purple, green and any other you can imagine) to represent the One2One Network and this is why I think I'm the best candidate for the job-I know the value and uniqueness of this network and what it brings to its loyal members!
Disclaimer: I'm taking part in a contest for an all expense paid trip to Blissdom 2013 courtesy of the One2One Network. The above post is 100% my honest and original opinion and contest entry.