Wish you were here?
So do I!
Maybe we both can get there. Let me explain.
I'm a LWL member from the Twin Cities area. I keep a blog about my life as a freelance writer. It's called The 'er' Files.
A couple years ago, however, my husband and I ditched our jobs to go on an around the world trip. As I've got a creative streak in me, I designed a special name, logo and blog for our trip. I called it all Kelly and Quang's Global Roam.
With a little bit of lucky synchronicity, I managed to get a well-known travel web site (GoNomad) to feature my travel blog as a regular column. My hubby and I took off for our trip, GoNomad posted my writings, and suddenly, I was a legitimate travel blogger.
But our Global Roam ended some time ago. Actually, so did the Global Roam blog (hence my current new blog). But those past travel postings are still floating around in cyber space and last week I got an email from France's Tourism Board inviting me to participate in a blogging contest.
Twenty-five bloggers submitted travel postings. The stories are up for a month (until the end of February). The blogger who gets the most votes wins a free trip to Martinique.
The unspoken catch, of course, is that the winner will blog all about how great a place Martinique is to travel, thus enticing thousands of people who had previously never heard of Martinique to suddenly sit up and decide that they too would like to go there on their next Spring Break (cool marketing trick if you ask me).
Anyway ... I signed up. I selected a past travel blog entry from Thailand and sent it in. Wa-la! It's in the contest.
It's called Tricky Tricky Tuk Tuk and it's about how my husband Quang and I got taken for a ride in Bangkok.
If you vote for my story, two things will happen. 1) I get a vote, boosting my story up the list. 2) Your email goes into the master pot and at the end of the tallying period, one voter name will win a free trip to Martinique.
So come on! Vote For Me! From all your different email addresses! And I know you LWLers all have more than one address. Take me, for example, I count -- um -- this is almost embarrassing to admit -- seven different email addresses.
If the force is with us, perhaps we'll be sitting on the beach together.