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?