Saturday, November 19, 2011

The golden ticket ...

Should I stay or should I go?

Well, I don't have a choice at the moment, because I don't have an invitation. An invitation to the very-exclusive, invitation-only Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011.

The lovely people at Nuffnang has launched a competition for bloggers to win passes to the wonderful event, and this post is my entry into the contest. Seriously, those passes are rarer than Willy Wonka's Golden Tickets!

You see, on 16 December 2011, 500 bloggers from around the Asia-Pacific region will flock to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 at the Putrajaya Marriott. The awards, courtesy of Volkswagen Malaysia and the Putrajaya Marriott, aim to honour the region's best bloggers, as well as bring together blogger communities from across the Asia-Pacific region.

Why do I want to go?

1. Some of my fellow bloggers were lucky enough to go to Blog Her in America this year, and several are planning to attend next year as well.

But me, I've always felt more connected to the Asia-Pacific region. My first overseas trip was to Asia, and it opened my eyes to the delights of the world beyond Australia. And yet, we had so much in common - and that has only increased as time has gone by.

I spent months of several years backpacking happily around Asia. My first husband's parents lived in Singapore and we holidayed there every year for a time. I lived in New Zealand. I holidayed in Samoa. And my first overseas holiday as a single-parent family with my kids was in Fiji.

As an Australian, I want to learn how to become more a part of the Asian-Pacific blogging community and I believe the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards are clearly the best place to do this.

2. A trip to Malaysia would help me focus on where my blog needs to go next. Who better to be inspired by but the best?

3. The kids will be with their Dad so I won't have to feel any Mumma guilt. And I might be able to schedule some time for a little shopping. And realise my bucket list goal of going to one of those fish spas, where little fishies nibble the yucky stuff off your feet and toe-toes.

So how about it Nuffnang?

How about waving a magic wand, and turning a Maid In Australia into a temporary Maid in Malaysia?


Shelly - Tropical Mum said...

Good luck! You've just come back from Fiji, you need to go to Malaysia while you've got your travel mojo on!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Good luck Bronnie! We definitely need you to represent Australian bloggers with your honest, down to earth voice :D

Unknown said...

Best of luck Bronnie! You sounds like a very deserving attendee - hope you get your wish x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Good luck - I have my fingers crossed for you!

Maxabella said...

I hope you get to go, Bronnie!!! x

Kris House said...

I also wish you a good luck and I am sure that you will need no luck - I can guess when someone is a winner!