"We have never won anything this big, ever!" I giggled as I watched my kids open the grand prize basket full of gift certificates for hotel stays, sporting events, restaurants and theater that we won for the Hastily Made Cleveland video contest.
"Yes we have." Jay interrupted. "We won a huge prize at the church picnic last summer."
"You are right, I forgot about that. We won a basket full of condiments! Olives. Pickles. BBQ sauce. Ketchup. Mustard..."
"And beans. We won lots of beans, Mama." Lola chimed in.
I am still in shock that our hastily made video of Cleveland won because the competition included extremely professional videos put on by people who actually had scripts, real cameras, creative talent and loads of experience. Seriously. Check out the other finalist. They are hysterical! I am just a SAHM.
I think I know how I won. It was because all of YOU. Your votes, your re-tweets, your FaceBook links, your emails to friends, and you posting the video on your own blogs. Flipping frogs I am amazed at how supportive *this* community really is. Twitter IS powerful. You guys ARE powerful. The contest asked people to promote their video online..... I did just that.
And. I'm pretty sure a handful of people in Cleveland tonight are cursing at the power of "mommy blogs" and social networking.
The local Cleveland news introduced me as "local celebrity blogger" on their nightly news segment and dear Gawd I am still laughing out loud at that so much it hurts. And before I link to the official interview for you all to see I need to let you know that: the camera really does add 18.5 pounds and there was a monsoon that day in N.E. Ohio which royally pissed off my hair. Ready? You have to patiently wait for the commercial to be over and have the "right" computer program to watch it. Here it is my 2 seconds of local fame.
For everyone that voted THANK YOU. I will be posting most of the prizes on my review blog to properly thank you. I have one giveaway now for $50 to Bob Evans, woot woot! Flipping Frogs I was on TV part 1, can be seen here, where I was so nervous I forgot to thank my baby brother who got me started with "mommy blogging."
Thank you Uncle Mike!!! We are going to...