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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hey You - PICK ME! #SoFabCon14

I am going to...


Yes, your read that right, I, Censie, am breaking into the blog world of conferences.  I am unbelievably excited and nervous!  I know that I will walk away from this blogging conference with a whole new understanding of sponsored writing, great tips for making my work something I am more and more proud of and might even do a little booty shakin in my PJs!  Hey Hey!!  

In May, I will be jumping on a plane and heading to Arkansas for this great event.  With the income I have made in the last year with my blog this conference is paid for BUT this just in...


Let me give the #collectivebias gods a little insight into why I think {and my readers do as well} I should be your #1 choice...I will settle with being your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th choice as well.  

Even though I have the money in my account thanks to my hard work with #collectivebias, the extra help to get me to this conference would be more than a blessing.  My readers know that the last year of my family's life has not been boring, in fact it has been hard, depressing, exhausting and just plain crazy.  My husband had a huge life changing surgery in January 2013 to remove his colon forever.  This surgery gave him a cure from the evil Ulcerative Colitis that he had been dealing with for years - hospital stays, crazy medications and embarrassing situations.  We are more than thankful for that surgery however, from January 9th to December 9th Jeremy had to go to the doctor every day!  EVERY DAY people!  A wound from the surgery just wouldn't heal - it was so heartbreaking and lets face it, expensive.  He opted for an additional surgery on December 9th that had FINALLY healed him.  This challenge has been that...a CHALLENGE in every department of our family.  

As I sit here and think about how my space, my blog has helped in the last year it brings a smile to my face.  Social Networking isn't just about advertising and numbers - I found support, prayers and friends through this all.  With out my blog I would have never heard other people's experiences or advice.  Okay...tears!  Seriously.  

Now you have heard my story but let me just answer the question - 
Why should #collectivebias choose me?



Yes...your face!  I will ROCK YOUR FACE OFF!  With the help of this conference I know my blogging will become way more than a hobby.  My blogging is my job.  I want to continue to grow in that job and in order to do that I need this conference.  

After attending #SoFabCon14 I will not only rant and rave and show off amazing photos to you all but I will also be a whole new blogger with whole lot of information.  This conference isn't just about the fun, it is about the knowledge that I will gain from these 3 days.  I want to connect with Campaign Leaders and Brands and use the time in Arkansas to learn what brands want, need and expect.  I want people to meet the real me so I can continue to be transparent in my posts.  I want to use this conference as a diving board!  Time to Jump In!!

Now what?  Friends, family, pets, loved ones and readers - it is time to get Censie to Bentonville Arkansas!  This Colorado Lifestyle Blogger wants to be there on May 8th...will you help me?


And now...My first ever VLOG!  Yes a VLOG, do you see the personal boundaries that I am exploring here? High Five!

 

Friends at #collectivebias - thank you for your time and consideration.  You really have no idea how fun this post really was for me.  I look forward to May and have a count down going on my calendar.  The experiences and work you have given me in the last 7 months has been amazing!  I am honored to work for #CollectiveBias!  We are an amazing group of writers.





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21 comments:

  1. Woohoo! SoFabCon '14! We are going to have a great time and I can't wait to hang out with you. Great first vlog, Censie and i'm so glad that your family life is finally getting back to normal - as normal as one can be with 2 kids, right?? Good luck and I hope you win!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I cannot wait to meet you and have this fun experience together!

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  2. You have been through so much! We all deserve a chance to make it to SoFabCon and I'd love to get to meet you in person there!

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    1. I agree! So many people to meet. Really exciting! Pick us both SOFAB!!

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  3. Good luck! I'm hoping to make it there one of these days too! :)

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  4. Go team Censie! You can rock it and come back to us Colorado SoFab folk and share everything you learned. Over mojitos, preferably.

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    1. Oh yeah!! Colorado meet up over Mojitos! Perfection! Thank you!!!

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  5. Good luck Censie! You definitely deserve the chance to win this. Your blog spots always hit home for me. Some cute and funny, some heart wrenching but always full of hope.

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  6. You've got my vote! Not that it counts or anything...

    And I just have to share, because it's really funny and gives you insight into my husband's (or any husband) mind and how it works...

    I had this post open and Hubby saw it from across the room and asked me what "SOFABACON" was...my response: a great conference name! Although eating crispy cured meat while relaxing doesn't sound like a bad idea, either!

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  7. What a great post and VIDEO! You have been through a lot over the past few months, and have made it through. That's so inspiring! I can't wait to meet you at SoFabCon!

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    1. Thank you. I am a stronger person and having this space to write and connect has helped!

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  8. Hey! I'm entering too, but I really hope we BOTH win - and I hope to meet you in May!

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    1. Either way, I cannot wait to meet so many people! Good luck and yes SOFAB let us both win!!

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  9. GOod luck getting picked! You totally deserve it Censie.

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  10. The support we are able to give each other online is what makes Social Fabric so amazing! I have been with Social Fabric for 2 years and it is what has helped me overcome obstacles. SoFabCon is one of the best conferences I have been to for that very reason! Hope to see you in May!

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  11. You did a great job on your first vlog! I'm glad I'm not a judge because every entry I have seen is awesome!

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  12. Best of luck to you and hope to see you there

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  13. Wow! I entered too, but if I were judging, I would definitely pick you as a winner above me. I sincerely hope you win!

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