Oh, My Aching Back

Oh, My Aching Back

Back in January, DH convinced me that the BlogHer conference in Chicago is an opportunity that I shouldn’t pass up.  It’s a close enough drive that I don’t have a huge airfare bill to worry about and I have enough great blogging friends that was able to find a roomie or two to help split the hotel costs with.  I registered early enough to get the discounted registration fee so that helped also.  There are constantly companies popping up offering scholarships and sponsorships but I haven’t been fortunate enough to land one of those yet.  But I’ll keep plugging away in hopes that something will come along.

Like right now, for example.  Protect-A-Bed has been working with bloggers to review their Protect-A-Bed Mattress & Pillow Covers and they understand how important bloggers are.  They’ve teamed up with What’s That Smell and 3 P’s in a Pod and are offering a $300 scholarship toward “costs associated with attending the Blogher ‘09 conference.”  The primary requirement for entry is to explain in a blog post “how the scholarship will help you attend Blogher” and that’s what you’re reading right now.So how would the scholarship help me?  As I said before, DH and I agreed to pay the bills and I would work to earn whatever scholarships and sponsorships I could.  But honestly, the thing I hadn’t planned on was computer access.  My laptop went out last summer so I won’t have a laptop to use.  A blogger showing up at a blogging conference sans computer is like a mom taking a baby in public without a spare diaper… it just doesn’t make sense.  I’m pretty sure that walking around BlogHer with my desktop in tow would lead to some back problems.  Plain and simple, if I were to win the Protect-A-Bed $300 scholarship, I would put it toward a new laptop to take with me to the BlogHer conference.

Thanks to Protect-A-Bed, What’s That Smell and 3 P’s in a Pod for this opportunity.  If I’m selected as one of the finalists, I’ll need the help of my friends to vote for me to actually win it.  I hope I’m selected and if I am, expect the next post to be one of me begging for votes!


About Nicole

Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

3 comments on «Oh, My Aching Back»

  1. Is it rude to say I laughed at the image of you toting a desktop computer and monitor around with you. Like on a little cart?

    Thanks for entering! Good luck!

  2. I bet I can get you a cart from work for that desktop..but you’d have to find either a REALLLLY long cord..maybe they sell those at Lowe’s on a roller so you just unroll as you walk along…that would be pretty funny!

  3. Nicole – Thanks so much for entering our contest and for the kind words!

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