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Send Telling Dad to BlogHer ’10

Send Telling Dad to BlogHer ’10

by Greg on August 3, 2009

UPDATE: Sponsorship Filled! My incredible new friends over at Boogie Wipes answered the call! They will be rewarded…for the Boogie Man cometh!

nycpostI know I poked fun at BlogHer ’09 after all the tweets about the chaos that ensued, but the truth is, I do hope to attend next year.

I actually intended on waiting a few months before releasing this panhandling music track, but apparently there is no time to spare. Tickets are already on sale for BlogHer ’10 (they sold out last year) and bunches of bloggers are already pimpin’ their sites for sponsorships. I figured I better get on it if I’m going to get my name into the fray.

For those of you who aren’t bloggers, BlogHer is a wonderful opportunity for blogging women (and men) to network, exchange ideas, and empower themselves as they work to carve out their own respective niches on the web.

I have met so many wonderful bloggers virtually that I’m striving to attend and meet them all personally. Rather than just post a page to solicit a sponsorship, I put my plea to music, and I’m told that someone, somewhere will decide that I just have to be there. We’ll see.

So without further babble, I give you my pitch for BlogHer ’10…to the tune of “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra.

If you are interested in sponsoring TellingDad.com then there are lots of wonderful things we can do together. You’ll be showcased on my site even beyond BlogHer ’10, you can have the pride of being the one who got to me first, I can sport your gear at BlogHer, I can cause swag-riots with your goodies, and much more.

While I’m seeking a full sponsorship (event tickets, hotel, airfare, Ferrari rental), I’m totally open to multiple sponsorships. I just don’t want my site or my shirt to look all Nascar with a bazillion bumper stickers on it. Wouldn’t you rather be the sole recipient of the spotlight?

Sponsorship Filled! My incredible new friends over at Boogie Wipes answered the call! They will be rewarded…for the Boogie Man cometh!


becky August 3, 2009 at 5:05 am

LOL awesome. i want to go too and i'm broke!
.-= becky´s last blog ..Monday's…and men =-.

Toni @ The Mud Bug August 3, 2009 at 5:13 am

That is awesome! Love it! Great voice as well! I am hoping to go as well. I have a whole year to work on it this time.

Kadi August 3, 2009 at 5:13 am

LOVE IT. Ahem….your genius is showing. This might become viral if you aren't careful.

Lisa August 3, 2009 at 5:13 am

haha, I love it ! I will see what i can do to help. I'm a small bloggy but I will come up with something.
.-= Lisa´s last blog ..Sunday Stealing =-.

Marianna @ Green Mam August 3, 2009 at 5:15 am

That was great! Good luck with your sponsorship, hope to see you there!
.-= Marianna @ Green Mama's Pad´s last blog ..Back to School Bash @ 4BabyAndMom! =-.

Keonte' August 3, 2009 at 5:16 am

You have my vote. Pretty soon they are going to change the name to BlogHooray with all the excitement around you and your wonderful videos.

Great job…again!
.-= Keonte'´s last blog ..It's A Big World =-.

Cat @ 3 Kids and Us August 3, 2009 at 5:23 am

Greg, you are too much. If that doesn't get a sponsor's attention nothin' will.

By the way, you had my husband doing leg kicks. 🙂
.-= Cat @ 3 Kids and Us´s last blog ..Potty Corn Training =-.

Chelsea August 3, 2009 at 5:24 am

I tweeted. Best of luck!
.-= Chelsea´s last blog ..My New Blog Has Launched! =-.

This Mom Erin August 3, 2009 at 5:25 am

Just awesome. If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere. 🙂 Good luck. Off to RT! Good luck!
.-= This Mom Erin´s last blog ..Tres Sleek: Deux Sleeve GIVEAWAY! =-.

Andrea - Mommas Revi August 3, 2009 at 6:01 am

I wish I owned a company so I could send you! Your song rocks, though. LOL!
.-= Andrea – Mommas Review´s last blog ..Back to School – Marshall’s $25 Giveaway =-.

Jennifer August 3, 2009 at 6:38 am


That was the most wonderful plea I have seen for Blogher sponsorship. I certainly hope everyone sees this! You are my favourite dad blogger and I certainly hope you get to New York!! Well Done Greg. Any company or companies should be honoured to have your represent them!
.-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Not Me! Monday =-.

Jennifer August 3, 2009 at 6:40 am

Sorry to comment twice. I forget to say I tweeted this (which for me is HUGE as I am not a Twitter fan-*gasp* I know!). Also, DH loved your line about being cheap. 😉 As long as I am blabbering on and on I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your blog being "F Bomb Free".
.-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Not Me! Monday =-.

Telling Dad August 3, 2009 at 6:43 am

Thank you everyone! It was a blast to do but it took some liquid courage. Ironic that I promised not to booze yet had to down a Smirnoff Ice to loosen up the ol' vocal cords.

Casey August 3, 2009 at 6:57 am

You are GOOD!!!!

Heck if I was a sponsor, I'd hook you up in like 10 seconds flat.
.-= Casey´s last blog ..Grocery Savings – Week Ending 08/01/09 =-.

Firefly August 3, 2009 at 7:29 am

That was awesome…had to listen 3 times since my kiddo loves it LOL

Telling Dad August 3, 2009 at 7:37 am

I'm a hit with those who don't know what singing is supposed to sound like. 🙂

Mr Blonde August 3, 2009 at 7:49 am

Between this flirty girl thing, admitting to drinking Smirnoff ice and now pimping yourself out to a chick conference I'm convinced you're…A) quite sexually conflicted…or…B) a freakin genious. -Mr. Blonde
.-= Mr Blonde´s last blog .."Hey you… =-.

Telling Dad August 3, 2009 at 7:54 am


Oh, and for the record, it's clearly the latter. 🙂

Kimberly August 3, 2009 at 8:01 am

OK Greg if you can get a 12 year old and a 10 year old laughing so hard that they are CRYING (and they haven't a clue what BlogHer is) then you know you're going to knock the socks off of the sponsors. Heck, I'd sponsor you if I had the $$$ (plus I'm in need of a sponsor too).

BRANDY August 3, 2009 at 8:17 am

That was Great!! Kirsta said you were supposed to sing to "The Climb" LOL

Telling Dad August 3, 2009 at 8:27 am

@Kimberly – That's awesome to hear, lol, hopefully prospective sponsors will be as entertained as your kiddos! 🙂

@Brandy – If I sang and published "The Climb" I think people would have more questions than they already do right now. Just wait until "Chair Fit" is uploaded tomorrow. Yikes.

Maria @ Mom et al August 3, 2009 at 8:46 am

This is very clever- well done! I just bought my own ticket, sans sponsor. I live in the North East so it's a little easier for me to stomach the cost. If you have a chance, check out my blog where I discuss my own should I-could I attend BlogHer '10 meanderings. Good luck!
.-= Maria @ Mom et al´s last blog ..BlogHer, Unattended =-.

priscilla August 3, 2009 at 9:02 am

ooh — I'd love to go too… Maybe I should start begging shamelessly once I set up my new blog site. LOL

Awesome job again — you're very funny 😀
.-= priscilla´s last blog ..no so productive. =-.

Dawn Langdon August 3, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Actually Greg–coming from someone who lives with a singing husband and son and has dabbled herself–you're not so bad!! A few voice lessons from my son or my hubby and you could go far with that voice! Tone deaf you are NOT! Great job and I hope you get the sponsors you're looking for!! Thanks for sharing!

Simplyunique August 3, 2009 at 4:50 pm

I LOVE IT!! I am sure your going to get sponsors your great!
.-= Simplyunique´s last blog ..Blog Hop – Encouragement =-.

Christine @ Live Lau August 4, 2009 at 7:15 am

Bravo!! Bravo!! *giggles* Smart, gotta tell ya, if this doesn't grab a sponsor's attention I don't know what will. Smart Smart Smart. Love it, really do.
.-= Christine @ Live Laugh Love & Bloggings´s last blog ..A Little Vlog from Me to You….Monday Mingle =-.

Elizabeth August 4, 2009 at 7:53 am

Greg, stop it with the howling animals. You definitely sound better than you think you do. We are our own worst critics.
.-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..Eyebuydirect.com Winner =-.

Night Owl Mama August 4, 2009 at 8:07 am

WOOT WOOT!! Toot that horn. Old blue eye always made fab songs.

YOU ROCK LUV"D IT!! Wish I knew how 2 do Video's
.-= Night Owl Mama´s last blog ..Solo Squared Photo Contest- $5,000 Grand Prize =-.

Not So Average Mama August 4, 2009 at 9:08 am

Dang you're pretty flippin' fantastic!
.-= Not So Average Mama´s last blog ..Sentimental Silver Winner! =-.

Preston August 5, 2009 at 5:33 am

You know, I despise you. I wanted to be the first male blogger to post a shameless plug for BlogHer10 sponsorships. Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I plan to follow in your footsteps. Besides, I'm a better bargain. I don't need airfare. I can drive to NYC. So there.
.-= Preston´s last blog ..Great Pacific Garbage Patch =-.

Gena Morris August 5, 2009 at 11:07 am

You deserve to go! I love your music!
.-= Gena Morris´s last blog ..Sex and the Suburbs…Take Me Now =-.

The Jacobsen Family August 5, 2009 at 11:21 am

You really do sing well… You should give yourself more credit! I'm with the others… If I had a company, you'd be at the top of my "Bloggers to Sponsor" list!

You are hilarious!
.-= The Jacobsen Family´s last blog ..Lucky girl =-.

Stefanie August 5, 2009 at 6:23 pm

OMG! I love it! Is there anything you wont do? lol I really hope you get a great kick ass sponsor! You'll do great! Good luck!
.-= Stefanie´s last blog ..Our newest family member! =-.

Candy@Serendipity Mo August 10, 2009 at 6:35 pm

I heart you Greg.. I sincerely hope you get to Blogher 10!! I had been on the fence but realized I wanted to go to Disney with my kids more. Not sure that will happen either but what can ya do.

I hope Ferrari sponsors you!
.-= Candy@Serendipity Mom´s last blog ..Silly "Son"day =-.

valmg September 14, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I missed this one. It's terrific! Glad you got your sponsor.
.-= valmg´s last blog ..Gap Outlet Semi-Annual Baby Sale And Coupon =-.

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