Remember a while ago I wrote a post about taking risks and overcoming my fear?
Item 1: edit up the pages of my NaNoWriMo novel and send them to the Humber Writer’s Workshop. Which I did, and I got in. Yay me. (I’m scared shitless, let me tell you. Write a novel is on my #WTHN List.)
Item 2: Enter the Bille Lotto Best Blogger Contest. Which I did, and I made the finals.
And I’m happy.
To me, the Bille Lotto Blogger contest represents the culmination of this life change I’ve undergone over the last year. It’s not every day that a woman of my certain age has the opportunity to reinvent herself and be happy. The prize for this contest, besides the money (which my husband assures me would come in handy), is the opportunity to represent The Bille in the social world, which completely fits… me.
Why? You ask. It’s well known that while I have a winning personality, I don’t have the luck of the Irish. I’ve only won about three things in my life. Once, I was in Nassau and I put a nickel in the slot machine and won $50. Another time, when I was 13, I won a picture of Jack Nicklaus (You know, the famous golfer. I didn’t know who he was either.) Last year, I won a $500 gift certificate from Kobo. Seriously, that one WAS like winning $1m for a book lover like me.
It fits because of who The Bille Lotto is.
The more I researched them, the more I wanted to be involved with the organization. Not only does the lottery have a huge prize, but they help people give back when something great (like winning a jillion dollars) happens to them.
Ten percent of sales for The BiLLe go directly to The BiLLe’s Charity Pool, potentially 300,000,000 Euros per week! And players choose which charities should receive two-thirds of those charitable donations!
I’m a huge fan of karma and paying it forward, and this organization is totally down with that philosophy.
When I decided to enter the contest, I came up with a variety of ideas for my video entry, all of which were shot down by my teenager as way too embarrassing, and included carrying a cardboard cut-out of Robert Downy Jr. around my suburb. Then, I thought,
CROWDSOURCING. THIS IS A SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST! (You know that I think in CAPS, right?)
I asked the Internet ‘What would you do with One Million Dollars’, and the answers I received formed my submission video.
By the way, Invest in Blueberries was my son. He’s an interesting young man.
I THANK each and every one of the people who answered my question. Your answers inspired me, made me laugh, made me cry, and made me smile.
I hope that one day all of your beautiful dreams come true.
AND NOW…it’s time to play…
BEGGING FOR VOTES
Super fun, and totally in my comfort zone this asking people to do something for me. At least its only until June 30.
So, Click HERE. And tell your friends. Spread through out your Networks. I promise, I won’t let you down (begging…again!!)
Also, I have video of firefighters stripping and I will share them if I win….
Not that I’m bribing anyone or anything. But, here’s a preview photo…