Saturday, April 24, 2010

Summer in the City - BlogHer August 6-7, 2010 New York City Conference Pass Giveaway

Manhattan Skyline

So close, yet so far. Last August, I made sure to purchase my BlogHer 2010 Full Conference Pass for August 6-7, 2010, at the New York Hilton as soon as they were available. I'd missed out on three events in the past and was leaving nothing to chance, especially since this year's extravaganza is in my own backyard. Chance, however, has conspired against me nonetheless. I've got a conflict. Though I am disappointed, my cloud has a silver lining for someone else: I'm giving my pass away - free, gratis, and for nothing. This is a sold-out event with many wishing they'd purchased their passes sooner. All you have to do is leave a rule-complying comment (see rules below) on this announcement post by 11:59 p.m. NY time, Thursday, April 29. I will randomly select a winner and announce her/his name and blog name on Friday, April 30. Even if you can't personally benefit from the drawing, perhaps you know someone who would like to attend. I would be very appreciative if you could get the word out. Good Luck, Everyone!


1) One (1) BlogHer 2010 Full Conference Pass will be awarded to one (1) blogger, female or male, who maintains a blog regardless of subject matter. This drawing is not limited to food bloggers.

2) Only one (1) comment entry per blogger.

3) Eligibility is restricted to bloggers only. Sploggers, corporate representatives, PR agents, or other business interests will be automatically removed from the pool of entries.

4) You must state the name you blog under, and the name and link to your blog in your comment. If your contact information is not plainly available on your blog, please also include it in your comment. No anonymous entries can be considered. If you are the winner, you must provide me with your full first and last name so that I can authorize the event organizer to transfer the pass to your ownership under your name. The event organizer will then directly email the pass to you.


1) This giveaway has no sponsorship. It was purchased by me and it is being awarded as a prize by me. I have no professional nor personal relationships with BlogHer.

2) This giveaway is strictly limited for the admittance to the full two-day conference agenda. It does not include transportation to nor from the event, nor any lodgings. Transportation and lodging are the responsibility of the attending winner.

3) My personal friends and family members are not eligible to win.



  1. Hi There,

    I am a recent reader and newbie blogger and have obviously never been to a conference like this before. I would very much like to attend.

    The name of my blog: Tashrin
    My name: Trishna

    Thanks again for your generosity. :)

  2. I would be so THRILLED to win your ticket :) Thanks for the chance!

    denise at specterweb dot com
    Shopper Strategy blog

  3. I would LOVE to attend this BlogHer conference! My daughter has 4 year old quads and an older 5 year old son who I help take care of. My daughter and I would feel like we'd died and gone to heaven to get a couple days to ourselves!!! my information is as follows: Blog
    name: Sarah Doyle (bet you couldn't guess that!!)

  4. Wow, Susan, what an amazing, fantastic giveaway! You are so incredibly generous. I have been dying to attend this conference since I started blogging 2-1/2 years ago and wasn't able to go or couldn't afford it. I would LOVE to attend! Hope that whatever is keeping you away this year is equally exciting and fun for you!

    Thanks so much-- :)

    Ricki Heller

  5. Wow! What a fantastic giveaway! You are very generous! I would adore the chance to attend BlogHer!

    Lindsay at Laughing Lindsay

  6. Everything exciting in the world is happening here that weekend, and that's the one weekend I'll be in California instead of NYC! Guess I'll have to tell some friends to try for your tickets instead. Pout.

  7. I would love to attend. Had planned on it, but unemployment has kicked my butt. My mom lives in the city, so I would have housing if I win!! ;)


  8. What a great giveaway! I would be thrilled to win a pass to BlogHer. Thank you for putting this giveaway together.

    Cheri at Adventures In The Kitchen

  9. I'm sorry to hear you have a conflict! I wanted to purchase a ticket but couldn't swing BlogHer and BlogHer food so I chose the latter.

    In Good Taste (

    For full disclosure, I do work in public relations, but if I won, the ticket would be all mine ;)

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  11. Thanks for this giveaway! Sorry you can't attend. :(

    I'm Julie from the little kitchen

    My email is thelittlekitchenblog at gmail dot com

  12. What a wonderful giveaway! So sorry you have a conflict, but how nice of you to pass on the opportunity to someone else.

    Never Enough Thyme

  13. I really want to a part of this conference as it opens so many windows in the blogging world like writing skills. I just moved to New York and will attend for sure.

    Name: Preeti Kashyap
    Blog name: W 'Rite' Food

  14. I'd love to attend the conference and visit my daughter in NYC as well!

    My Recession Kitchen

  15. I would love to attend this conference! I just heard about it trough twitter and came over to "meet" you.

    You take some beautiful pictures.

    Crossing my fingers and hoping I win.

    Sorry you can't make it.

    Now to look around the blog!

  16. Not sure if my first comment went through.

    Enjoying your blog!

    Would love to win!

  17. Wow, this is a generous giveaway. I would love to attend and wasn't in the know enough to get tickets when they were available.

    My name is Nithya, and my blog is Hungry Desi.

  18. I would love to attend, as I've been blogging for less than 1 year and heard a lot about how wonderful these meetings can be.

    So, please, count me in....

    My name is Sally, and my blog is
    Bewitching Kitchen, at

    thank you!

  19. Oh so sad! I would have loved to meet you since I am attending. Perhaps next year and congrats to the winner!

  20. Hi Susan -too bad you cannot make it, blogger events are such fun. How nice of you to give your ticket away, I'm sure Chris will have a fabulous time.